Tracy Hines Finishes Eighth in the Haubstadt Hustler at Tri-State Speedway
By Tracy Hines Racing PR
NEW CASTLE, Ind.— Sept. 15, 2013— Consistency has been the name of the game for Tracy Hines with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series over the second half of the season, as he has racked up eight top-10 finishes in ninth starts, since the beginning of August. He extended his current streak of top-10 runs to seven consecutive races on Saturday, Sept.14, by finishing eighth at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., in the Haubstadt Hustle, which was co-sanctioned by the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and the Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS).
Hines started the 40-lap A-Feature on the outside of the front row aboard the Hansen’s Welding Inc./The Carolina Nut Company DRC. The native of New Castle, Ind., took the lead at the start, but Brady Short reclaimed the top spot by the time they crossed the start/finish line to complete the opening circuit. The first caution flag of the night flew on the second go-around. A long green flag stretch of racing followed, with Hines running among the top-eight for the duration of the contest.
The Haubstadt Hustler was run under the MSCS format, with drivers drawing for starting positions in the heat races and then passing points earned, and used to line up the main event. Hines started on the outside of the front row in the second 10-lap heat race and won that contest to lock himself into the 40-lap A-Feature. Being among the top-six in points after the heat races, Hines was part of the re-draw for the main event.
The 2002 champion of the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series is currently sixth in the standings, with six nights of racing remaining for the series in 2013. Hinnes has a pair of wins this year, along with 15 top-10 finishes.
Hines will be back in action next weekend at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio for the running of the 4-Crown Nationals. He will compete with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series, Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series and Honda USAC National Midget Series.
Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank: Hansen’s Welding Inc., Parker Machinery, Powered by Toyota, Turbines, Inc., Afco Racing Products, Daum Crop Insurance, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers and Bell Racing.
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