Putnamville, IN - August 18, 2012. Kyle Cummins raced to victory Saturday night
at the Lincoln Park Speedway. Cummins dominated in leading all 30 laps of the
main event to become the first driver this season to win more than one Hoosier
Tire Midwest Sprint Car feature. The win was actually his third of the season at
the 5/16 mile track. This one was worth $3,000! The Princeton, IN, driver was at
the wheel of the Cummins Racing Maxim Sprinter which is sponsored by Vincennes
University, Greenwell Auto Body, RE/MAX Midwest, and Cummins Racing Engines.
Chris Windom started in the front row alongside Cummins in the feature. Windom
and Jon Stanbrough gave chase while battling each other for the second spot.
Robert Ballou arrived on the scene after starting tenth and took second on lap
18. Windom fell back and dropped out of the race five laps later. Ballou would
be the driver to mount a final charge to take the lead. The move came in turns 3
& 4 of the very last lap. Cummins was able to counter coming off turn four to
take the win. Ballou finished second and Stanbrough third. Fans were able to see
an interesting feature event in which the top three finishers were third,
second, and first in MSCS points going into the night’s action.
Wes McIntyre finished fourth in the Baldwin Brothers 5 and Billy Puterbaugh was
fifth in the Fox Brothers 53. Puterbaugh got tangled up with two other cars on
lap 14 and had to restart at the tail. He had been running fourth at the time.
His hurried late race efforts enabled him to recover a top five finish. Danny
Holtsclaw was sixth. He and Puterbaugh were both making their first appearance
of the season with the MSCS series. Braylon Fitzpatrick, Brady Short, Nick
Drake, and Brent Beauchamp rounded out the top ten.
Brady Short was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race. Short
started 20th and finished 8th. Blake Fitzpatrick received the night’s Wilwood
Tuff Brakes Award in finishing just outside the top ten. He was among the 4
drivers that transferred from the 12 lap B Main won by Logan Jarrett. All four
drivers moved on up in the feature field to provide some good racing all back
through the pack.
The three preliminary heat races were won by Jon Stanbrough, Joshua Clemons, and
Jeff Bland Jr. Bland brought out the first yellow in the feature after taking a
wild ride into turn one during which the car left the ground several times to
sustain some damage but it never turned over. Clemons’ effort in the feature
ended with a flat tire after he was involved in an incident that brought out a
fourth and final yellow flag on lap 23.
The next event on the schedule for the MSCS Sprint Cars will be held on Sunday
September 2nd. The Labor Day Weekend Challenge at Tri-State Speedway that
evening will pay $3,000 to win. The UMP Dirt Modified Cars will also compete
during the program.
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