Tri-State Speedway Key To Big Racing Weekend; King of Indiana Sprint Series After The 500
The Indy 500 is the oldest motor racing event in the nation and it has been a part of the national Memorial Day celebration for a century. For many racing fans, there isn’t anyplace they would rather be than Indianapolis this coming Sunday. But for a lot of them, the eleven rows of three racing around the 2.5 mile Brickyard is just the start of their race day.

Again this year, there is a great evening show available for those hard core folks. Tri-State Speedway has scheduled the big co-sanctioned King of Indiana Sprint Series (KISS) and MSCS sprint cars on Sunday evening. The Tri-State management has even arranged for the local time to be on the Central clock, so there is an extra hour allowed for travel. Now the great State of Indiana has opened enough of the new I-69 Interstate to accommodate the trip from the 500-miler to the KISS race. Local sprint car fans already know how to get to Haubstadt and Tri-State Speedway, but some visitors may need some help.

After getting away from Indy, use whatever navigational aids you have available and point toward Scotland, Indiana. One good way is to take Ind 37 South to Bloomington and then pick up Ind 45 South. You will run into the signs for I-69. Another route would be to take I-70 West to Ind 67, and from Bloomfield follow the signs to I69. Once on I-69, it is a smooth, straight, 53-mile ride to Exit 22. Turn right, and when you get to US 41, turn right. It’s only about 5 miles from I-69 to the track. There’s also the traditional route of taking I-70 to Terre Haute and then US-41 south to Haubstadt.

The KISS racing will be worth the trip. Brady Short is on a roll, winning two of the first three races and leading the points. But he is being chased by a number of top racers including Dave Darland, Robert Ballou, Hunter Schuerenberg, and Kevin Thomas, Jr. It isn’t known for sure who will be there, but with the busy weekend and the MSCS sanctioning, many other top drivers will be in the mix. Jon Stanbrough had a new ride with Daryl Tate on the track last weekend. Others to watch for include Levi Jones, who is picking and choosing his races, Daron Clayton, Kyle Cummins, Casey Shuman, Shane Cottle, Jerry Coons Jr., Chase Stockon, Chase Briscoe and Josh Burton.

Sunday’s event will also include Tri-State’s modifieds on the racing program. The race track is located on US 41, 16 miles north of Evansville, in Haubstadt, Indiana. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30, with racing at 7:30. General admission tickets are $20, tickets for students 13 to 18 are just $15, and ages 12 and under are admitted free. Pit passes are $30. More information is available at

KISS Points: 1. Brady Short 570, 2. Dave Darland 529, 3. Robert Ballou 515, 4. Hunter Schuerenberg 362


May 3 Bloomington Speedway – Brady Short
May 5 Kokomo Speedway – Robert Ballou
May 10 Gas City I-69 Speedway – Brady Short
May 18 Lawrenceburg Speedway – Rain
May 26 Tri-State Speedway
June 1 Paragon Speedway
July 2 Terre Haute Action Track