Midwest Sprint Series pulls plug

The Midwest Sprint Series (MSS) has decided to call it quits following two successful years of sanctioning 360 sprint racing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. The announcement was made last week by MSS President's Chuck Priefer and Brian Madsen...

The Midwest Sprint Series (MSS) has decided to call it quits following two successful years of sanctioning 360 sprint racing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. The announcement was made last week by MSS President's Chuck Priefer and Brian Madsen after a long conversation between the two principals in the organization.

Madsen stated, "Neither Chuck or myself feel that we can put the time into the MSS to operate it to the level that it should be done. The Wissota Sprint Tour seems to be stepping up their program, and it looks like the sprint car world is in fine shape. We feel that by shutting down the MSS, we can end the division in the 360 sprint car scene in our region, and in fact help sprint racing to return to a successful level in the Upper Midwest."

Priefer has also noted that he intends to remain involved in sprint car racing and will do all he can to help it grow and prosper in the Upper Midwest, but simply cannot devote the necessary time and resources to the MSS at this time.

The MSS started sanctioning races completely independently in 2000 and had an eight race schedule that saw seven different winners at race tracks in Cresco, IA, Fairmont, MN, and St. Croix Falls, WI. Roger Rager was the first ever champion of the MSS as he used his two victories to carry him to the championship. The MSS returned in 2001 and again it was Rager who was crowned champion after winning 4 of the 5 races contested at the Kopellah Speedway in St. Croix Falls, WI and the beautiful new Fox Ridge Speedway in Arcadia, WI.

The MSS would like to thank the fans, drivers, owners, and track promoters who supported the series throughout the last few years as well as all the officials who made each and every show possible.

-MSS-

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