By ELDON BUTCHER
HAUBSTADT -- Jon Stanbrough collected another Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car feature win Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. The Brownsburg, sprint car competitor has won three of the four MSCS features held at the track this season. This time it was from the pole of the front row he shared with A.J. Anderson.
The two drivers blasted into the first turn with Anderson diving to the inside and Stanbrough roaring by and into the lead. Stanbrough led for the entire 25 lap distance.
In the post race interview Stanbrough noted that "the car was flawless." This he attributed to the crew of the Fox Brothers Racing Team sponsored by Jarvis Enterprises and Fatheadz.com. The car is owned by Brad and Steve Fox.
Defending MSCS Champion Kyle Cummins of Princeton, sailed to a second-place finish in the feature. Cummins was in the hunt running third and fourth until the 14th lap when he moved into second. A.J. Anderson of Stateline, took third. Fourth went to Jeff Bland Jr. and Danny Holtsclaw was fifth.
Finishing out the top ten in order were Chris Windom, Robert Ballou, Chris Urish, Blake Fitzpatrick, and Hunter Schuerenberg. Schuerenberg had worked his way up to second by lap 19 when he drew a yellow flag as the car stopped in turn four and he had to restart on the tail. Daron Clayton was running as high as fourth before retiring with damage to the car during a red flag when Kenny Biro hit the wall and rolled his car over.Rookie Ricky Williams was the Wilwood Tuff Brakes of the Race recipient.
Heat racing produced 5 winners. They were Holtsclaw, Stanbrough, Cummins, Anderson, and Cole Whitt. Whitt won the trouble laden fifth heat. However in the process he lost an engine and had to withdraw from the feature. He would have started on the pole. Mike Hess won the C-Main. Hud Cone won the B-Main. With 41 cars on hand for the race the B was loaded with name drivers. Several of the top ten MSCS drivers missed the show due to the keen competition or from damage to cars from being involved in an accident. Two drivers got upside down. Flips involving Chad Boat and Kevin Thomas Jr. brought about red flag conditions.
The MSCS Sprints will now move on to Union County Speedway in Liberty, IN, for a Thursday night July 3rd appearance. The date will mark the first of two MSCS races to be held there this season. Tri-State Speedway will host the WoO Sprints on July 6th and the USAC Sprints on July 19th before the MSCS Sprints return for the Hoosier Sprint Nationals on August 2nd.