MSCS Midwest Sprint Car Series Set To Invade the Montpelier Motor Speedway Saturday, May 2nd.
The long awaited return of the MSCS Sprint Car Series to East Central Indiana is nearly over as the popular 410 Non-Wing Sprints returns to the Montpelier Motor Speedway this Saturday, May 2nd. For the popular series, now in its 15th season, the May 2nd visit will serve as the first visit since 2001 at 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 May 2nd date will provide a racer and fan friendly weekend with a KISS event occurring 15 miles away on Friday night at the Gas City I69 Speedway, the MSCS event at Montpelier on Saturday, followed by a 2nd KISS event at the nearby Kokomo Speedway on Sunday. Free primitive camping is available along with nearby lodging options.
During the 2013 season, the MSCS series saw a multitude of different winners including Hunter Schuernberg, Daron Clayton, Jeff Bland Jr., Tyler Courtney, Robert Ballou, Brady Short, Kyle Cummings, and Jon Stanbrough. Chase Stockon, Bryan Clauson, Brady Bacon, and have all found victory lane in 2015 with MSCS sanctioned events. Cummings was the 2014 MSCS champion while all-time Montpelier Sprint winner, Jon Stanbrough, is the series all-time win leader with 20 career feature wins.
Rocklin California’s, Robert Ballou, bested a 40 car field from the 10th starting position to pick up the lone traditional sprint race (BOSS Sprints) on the schedule for the Montpelier Motor Speedway during the 2014 season. The MSCS date will join a diverse Montpelier Motor Speedway schedule that features appearances from several winged and non-winged sprint car organizations along with the return of traditional events for the Midgets and weekly classes.
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. Sprint car racing first came to Montpelier in the late 1940’s in the form of “Big Cars”. 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 such as a new catch fence system along with a new front stretch wall, lighting system, and runoff area. 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..
General Admission will be $15 with Kids (12 and Under) – FREE!
Full Event Information can be found on our website at:
Gates Open – 3:00 PM
Hot Laps – 5:00 PM
Racing – 6:30 PM
General Admission – $15
Kids (12 and Under) – Free
Pit Pass – $30
MSCS Current Top 10 – Points Standing 1) 32 Chase Stockon 197
2) 12 Robert Ballou 186
3) 81 Jon Stanbrough 173
4) 21 Carson Short 166
5) 3R Kyle Cummins 165
6) 15F Aaron Farney 153
7) 66 Shane Cockrum 152
8) 11p Brady Short 149
9) 4B Donny Brackett 139
10) 11 James Lyerla 130
All-Time MSCS Winners 1st Jon Stanbrough – 20
2nd Daron Clayton – 12
3rd Robert Ballou – 11
3rd Brady Short – 11
5th Hunter Schuerenberg – 8
RaceCeivers – Default frequency 454.000
Westhold Transponders- May be used on Sprint Cars only – Transponder and mount will be provided to the first 45 entries not already possessing a yellow Westhold unit.
Pit Parking – Sprint cars teams will park on the south end of the pits near the track. Sprint cars will be started near this area and will enter the track on the backstretch and exit on the front stretch.
Work Area – The Montpelier Motor Speedway has a work area located near the track exit. The car must not exit the area and all work must be completed in the chute indicated by a red barrier. The work area is only available during the A/B Mains.
– Size – ¼ Mile Clay Oval
– Built in 1903 – First Auto Race 1915
– Total Montpelier Motor Speedway seating – 3200
– Family Seating Section (located behind the flag stand) – Consumption of alcohol not permitted in this area.
– Fully stocked souvenir stand (includes MMS T-Shirts, Hoodies, Pictures, and MMS Programs)
– 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)
– New 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. Duel lines to purchase food available from spectator area. Picnic tables spread throughout the facility.
– Beer garden – Wide range of cold adult beverages and Coke/Pepsi products. ID required. The carry-in of coolers or alcohol is prohibited due to insurance and state regulation codes.
East Central Indiana (I69 Exit 264)
Montpelier Motor Speedway
700 South Jefferson
Montpelier, Indiana 47359
Track Phone – 765-728-8210
Web & Media Official Website: www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com
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