Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

'All-Star Game' Set at Tri-State ; MSCS, USAC Team Up with Points Title on Line

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

'All-Star Game' Set at Tri-State ; MSCS, USAC Team Up with Points Title on Line

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For the second time this season, the Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS) and U.S. Auto Club (USAC) have combined forces to run a co- sanctioned race at Tri-State Speedway. The Haubstadt Hustler $10,000-to-win feature will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. "Basically, the reason we're doing it is it's almost kind of like an all-star game," said Tri-State

Speedway owner Tom Helfrich. "We have the best of USAC and the best of MSCS going at it, and it will make a pretty good show."

Three drivers are within 14 points of the MSCS points title. Jon Stanbrough, who won the Haubstadt Hustler in 2010, has 500 points. Kyle Cummins of Princeton, Ind., has 487 and Robert Ballou 486. Helfrich said Cummins is aided by the expertise of his father, Mark, a former champion driver who sets up Kyle's car.

"With his dad running this track so much, he gives good advice," Helfrich said. "Mark is really good at setting a car up. It's become so sophisticated. You may have three or four quarter-mile tracks here in Southern Indiana, and each one takes an extremely different setup. …

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