When the 2014 King of Indiana Sprint Series gets underway in just ten days, on Sunday, April 27, it will be at one of the most challenging ovals on the schedule. The Terre Haute Action Track earned it’s name years ago. The Action Track is a big half mile, with sweeping turns and high speed straightaways that demand the best from drivers, cars and crew. This may be illustrated by mentioning previous KISS winners at the Terre Haute oval, Jon Stanbrough (3 times), Levi Jones, Tony Elliott, Shane Cottle and most recently Robert Ballou.
With co-sanctioning by MSCS, Sunday’s event awards valuable points for both sprint car series. Knowing that the KISS championship will be decided in just seven races, each finish is critical. Last year’s champion, Brady Short, is hungry for a third KISS crown. But 6-time champion Jon Stanbrough is just as anxious to earn his seventh title. Stanbrough is also the defending MSCS point champion and is chasing Hunter Schuerenberg, who captured the opening event of the 2014 MSCS season.
The historic oval is located at the Fairgrounds on US Highway 41, just south of I-70. General admission for the program is $20 and infield tickets are $15. Kids 10 and under are admitted free. Pit passes are $30. The Terre Haute Action Track provides more information at www.terrehauteactiontrack.net.
The 30-lap KISS main event will pay $2,500 to win and $250 to start. The point fund is a total of $4,200, with the series champion earning $1,200. Second in points will collect $900, and third through fifth will receive $800, $700 and $600.
Seven dates comprise this year’s KISS schedule. Following the Terre Haute kick-off, Bloomington and Kokomo Speedways race on the first weekend in May. A week later, the series travels to Gas City/I-69 Speedway for their Friday show. The next weekend, the racers head to the southeastern corner of the state for Lawrenceburg’s event. As has become their tradition, Tri-State Speedway will host the KISS sprinters on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, just hours after the completion of the Indy 500. The 2014 KISS championship will be finalized at Paragon Speedway on Saturday, May 31 at Paragon Speedway.
2014 KISS SCHEDULE
April 27 Terre Haute Action Track
May 2 Bloomington Speedway
May 4 Kokomo Speedway
May 9 Gas City I-69 Speedway
May 17 Lawrenceburg Speedway
May 25 Tri-State Speedway
May 31 Paragon Speedway