UMSS Adds Non-Winged Sprint Series
MINNEAPOLIS — The Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series will sanction a non-winged sprint-car series next year in the state of Minnesota.
“This has been a dream of mine since the time non-winged sprint car racing vanished from the local Twin City area racing scene back in the early 1980s,” said UMSS series founder Ron Bernhagen. “I learned that in order to make this happen I would have to establish a new series with an affordable motor package and start from the beginning, as there currently is nothing like this in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.”
The series, which just completed its second full season, sanctions winged sprint-car racing in and around Minneapolis. With the closest non-winged series several hours away, Bernhagen is hoping to drive interest for the new series with a workable purse structure and economical engine specs.
“It’s really a no-lose situation for the tracks and helps us get started by giving the new series several opportunities to race,” Bernhagen said. “With the motor package we have put together, this new non-winged series is able to offer potential competitors a more economical alternative to the more expensive winged sprint cars that race throughout the area.”