Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS) Returns to the Montpelier Motor Speedway on July 23rd in 410 Non-Wing Sprinter Action.
The Midwest Sprint Car Series is set to return to the historic Montpelier Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 23rd as a part of 2016 MSCS series championship slate. For the popular series, now in its 16th season, the July 23rd visit will serve as the second annual visits to MMS for the Southern Indiana based 410 Non-Wing Series. The event will pay a healthy $2000 To Win and $200 To Start to series competitors.
The 2015 appearance saw Shane Cottle pick up the $2000 feature win from the 6th starting position besting former Montpelier UMP Modified Track Champion Brady Short, 2015 USAC Sprint Champion Robert Ballou, Dave Darland, and Dickie Gaines, Short was the 2015 MSCS Champion. In 2016 Non-Wing competition at the Montpelier Motor Speedway, Brady Bacon won the USAC National event while also setting the MMS qualifying track record at 14. 199; Bryan Clauson picked up the MMS Sprint Car win in the Sprint Car portion of Indiana Midget Week. In 2016 MSCS competition of the six features held four different drivers have won features. Chase Stockon and Thomas Meseraull have won two each. Kyle Cummins and Mitch Wissmiller have also posted wins.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway, which began racing in 1903 and hosted its first automobile race in 1915, is one of America’s oldest remaining racing facilities. While the east central Indiana ¼ mile clay oval has a historic past, the facility has seen many major modern upgrades the past four seasons including new restrooms and bleachers along with the addition of many safety features including a new catch fence and front stretch wall. The Montpelier Motor Speedway commonly competes weekly on Saturday Nights with its popular Modified and Stock Car divisions and is also the host to the popular Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series.
Saturday, July 23rd
MSCS – 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars
Gates Open – 3:00PM
Hot Laps – 5:00PM
Racing – 6:30PM
Racing Curfew – 11:ooPM
General Admission – $15
Kids (12 and Under) – Free (with paid adult)
Pit Pass – $30 (includes Transponder rental)
Entry Fee – None
Competitor’s License – $20
A Montpelier Motor Speedway Competitors License is required to race at the Montpelier Motor Speedway in a MMS Track Championship points paying division (excludes all sprints and TQ series). This is a one-time license that must be completed upon your first race at the Speedway each season. Once this license is purchased, it is good for all remaining racing events at the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The fee for the license is $20.00 per season and is required for payout following the event. A link to the form is available on our website (www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com/driver-forms) for your convenience
Montpelier Motor Speedway
East Central Indiana
700 South Jefferson
Montpelier, Indiana 47359
Conveniently located 15 miles from Interstate 69 Exit 264 (Indiana Highway 18)
Size and Configuration – 1/4 Mile Clay Oval With Sweeping Corners; 10+ degrees of banking in corners and backstretch.
Year Built – 1903 as 1/2 Mile Horse Track
First Automobile Race – May 5, 1915
Seating Capacity – 3,200
Parking – Free parking located near main grandstand entrance
Family Section Seating – A designated area for family seating is located in the grandstands directly behind the flag stand. The consumption of alcoholic beverage in the family section is prohibited.
Coolers – Insurance regulations prohibit the carry in of any cooler
Camping – Free overnight primitive camping is allowed. Self Contained Campfires Permitted. Please no wood with nails. Self Clean-Up Required
Alcohol – The Alcohol and Beverage Commission prohibits the carry in of any alcohol. Beer is sold at the track. ID is required.
Souvenir Stand – Fully stocked souvenir stand (includes MMS T-Shirts, Hoodies, Pictures, and MMS Programs)
Kids Stand – Fully stocked family/kid souvenir stand (includes kid’s toys and novelties, racing flags, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc… Items starting at .50/$1.00)
Restrooms – New clean Men and Women’s restroom located behind the main grandstands. Pit side restroom is men only.
Concession Stand – Wide range of food and sides and cold/hot drinks located behind the main grandstands. Dual lines to purchase food available from spectator area. Picnic tables spread throughout the facility.
Pets – Pets are not allowed in the grandstand area.