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McCune Wins at Auto City
 

Clio, MI — (June 7, 2014) — Jimmy McCune continued his hot streak with his win in the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) event Saturday night at Auto City Speedway. McCune became the fourth different winner in as many races in MSRXSS competition in 2014.

When the green flag dropped on the 50-lap “Xtreme Speed Challenge”, pole sitter Ike Beasley got the jump and took command. Beasley was setting the pace while being smooth and patient with lapped cars. Jacob Wilson trailed Beasley for the first 26 laps before the first caution came out for the stalled machine of Jim Sheets. Up to that point, Beasley had done an outstanding job getting around lapped cars quickly. Wilson was unable to get close enough to mount a challenge on the leader.

When the race resumed, Beasley once again took command until another caution flew on lap 34 that eliminated several contenders including second place Wilson. RJ Payne oiled the track down in turns three and four and several cars went sliding and crashed into each other including: Wilson, Aaron Pierce, Ryan Litt, and Kody Swanson.

After a lengthy cleanup, the race resumed. Beasley found himself leading once again. One lap later, second running Ryan Gillenwater and Beasley made contact battling for the lead entering turn one, leaving Beasley to lose control, and spin out. When the race went back to green, McCune moved to the high-side and challenged Gillenwater. The duo ran side-by-side in a thrilling battle that lasted until McCune assumed control of the top spot on lap 40 and never looked back.

Following McCune to the line was: Swanson, Gillenwater, Troy DeCaire, and Litt. In victory lane McCune explained the longer 50-lap race played into his favor. ”We started extremely tight. We figured fuel load and tire wear would play into our favor. The track came to us late in the race. I just kinda peddled there mid-pack all the way through the race. The car came alive there at the end.I just can’t say enough about this Kercher-Drinan. It’s an awesome race car.”

The battle for the lead with Gillenwater on lap 36-40, may have been the most exciting and intense moment of the night, and had the fans on their feet. ”We never touched but battled extremely hard. I was running the high line and he was running the middle. There were several laps of knuckle biting and almost banging into each other. We had a hell of a battle there. Luckily we came out on top and drove away” concluded McCune.

Brian Gerster was the night’s fastest qualifier with a lap of 13.034 seconds. Heat race wins went to Tyler Underwood, Gerster, and Billy Wease.

50-LAP FEATURE RESULTS

Jimmy McCune
Kody Swanson
Ryan Gillenwater
Troy DeCaire
Ryan Litt
Aaron Pierce
Tyler Underwood
Jacob Wilson
John Turnbull
Ike Beasley
 RJ Payne
Brian Gerster
Jim Sheets
Billy Wease
Jeff Bloom

 

 

AUTO CITY UP NEXT FOR XTREME SPRINT SERIES

Holly, MI — (June 4, 2014) — The Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) will return to Auto City Speedway in Clio, MI this Saturday night June 7. It will mark the fifth straight year that the MSRXSS has visited Auto City Speedway.

Saturday’s event will also be the opening round of the inaugural “Must See Seven”. The “Must See Seven” is a separate series that will reward points from all the Michigan MSRXSS events contested in 2014 towards a points fund and crowning of the “Must See Seven” champion.

Several of the biggest names in asphalt sprint car racing are expected at Saturday’s Auto City event including: Jeff Bloom, Ike Beasley, Tim Cox, Troy DeCaire, Brian Gerster, Ryan Gillenwater, Ryan Litt, Jimmy McCune, Aaron Pierce, Jim Sheets, Kody Swanson, John Turnbull, Tyler Underwood, Billy Wease, and Jacob Wilson among others.

DeCaire was the most recent MSRXSS winner with his win at Anderson Speedway on May 21. Wilson is fresh off his second Must See Racing sanctioned Pay Less Little 500 on May 24. Swanson may be one of the hottest open wheel drivers to date. He is the current point leader in the United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown after winning two of the first three events with a second place showing as well. Swanson’s most recent win came in the prestigious “Hoosier 100” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on May 22.

Pierce is the defending Auto City MSRXSS winner. Pierce put on a spectacular driving performance in last year’s event. He charged from the tail for the win after an early race spin. Pierce was not to be denied the win as he concluded the night in dominating fashion.

Saturday’s “Xtreme Speed Shootout” will be capped off with an exciting 50-lap feature. It will be the third event of the year for the MSRXSS. There have been three different winners thus far in 2014. Pit gates open at 1:30 pm with racing schedule for 8 pm. For more info please visit www.mustseeracing.com

 

 

DECAIRE LEADS WIRE TO WIRE IN MUST SEE RACING 60

Anderson, IN - May 21, 2014 - Troy DeCaire took advantage of his outside front row starting position to take the lead at the drop of the green and never looked back. The Tampa, FL driver lead all sixty laps to claim his first Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) win of the season Wednesday night at Anderson Speedway. The event officially kicked off "Little 500 Week".

DeCaire out dueled pole sitter Kody Swanson at the drop of the green for the lead. Swanson trailed DeCaire closely until Swanson was forced into the pits with mechanical issues on lap twenty-one. DeCaire then was able to breath easier for the next twenty laps. Brian Gerster closed the gap and reeled DeCaire in during the final twenty laps of the race, but was unable to mount a serious assault on DeCaire. DeCaire worked lapped traffic superbly en-route to his win.

In victory lane DeCaire admitted the win wasn't as easy as it appeared."I tried to run as hard as I could without giving up a win" DeCaire described in victory lane."I couldn't stay on the bottom like I wanted to and I was struggling with it. We'll take any kind of motivation we can get. I just wanna get back to where we belong. I feel like we deserve to win races. Hats off to DJ Racing. Dick and Jane spend a lot of money and time. My whole family is here helping. I appreciate everything they do for me and I'm glad we could get another win".

Brian Gerster started the night off with quick time when he turned a lap of 10.569 seconds. Heat races were won by Jacob Wilson, Jimmy McCune, and Aaron Pierce.

Must See Racing teams will now turn their attention to the 66th annual Pay Less Little 500. Qualifying is scheduled for Thursday and Friday afternoon to set the starting field for Saturday's event.

For more info on Must See Racing please visit www.mustseeracing.com

A MAIN RESULTS POS # DRIVER LAPS 1 22A Troy Decaire 60 2 50M Brian Gerster 60 3 88 Jimmy McCune 60 4 07 Jacob Wilson 60 5 26P Aaron Pierce 60 6 45 Ryan Gillenwater 60 7 40 David Byrne 60 8 07L Ryan Litt 60 9 27 Cody Gallogly 60 10 18 Jim Sheets 55 11 10 Ron Koehler 54 12 81 Danny Smith 34 13 64 Kody Swanson 21 14 1 Tim Cox 10 15 43 Sam Davis 0

 

 

The Pay Less Little 500 week kicks off on Wednesday, May 21st at Anderson Speedway featuring the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series winged sprinters in the annual Must See Racing 60.

The series will be led on the fast mile high banks of Anderson Speedway by 2013 Must See Racing 60 and Pay Less Little 500 winner Jacob Wilson of Crawfordsville, Indiana. Wilson dominated last year’s event earning the Wilson Brothers Racing team their first MSRXSS feature victory. Wilson then went on later in the week to win the prestigious Pay Less Little 500, one of the most competitive and entertaining short track events in the world of short track racing.

Wilson will face strong competition from a full field of series regulars including 2013 MSRXSS champion Brian Gerster in the Dick Myers #50M. Gerster started the 2014 season championship chase with a win at Mobile International Speedway and setting new track records at both Mobile and Five Flags Speedway at the MSR “Southern Shootout” in April. Five Flags feature winner and fan favorite Aaron Pierce of Daleville, Indiana in the Sam Pierce Chevrolet #26 is also a favorite to compete for top honors.

A host of top contenders representing seven different states and Canada including past MSRXSS champion Troy DeCaire, Canadian Ryan Litt., Jimmy McCune, Jim Sheets, Kody Swanson, Tim Cox, Chris Neuenschwander, Davey Hamilton Jr., Ryan Gillenwater, Kevin Blue, and Cody Gallogly, among others, will also compete for the win in the 60 lap event.

Two new top competitors will join the field with midget and silver crown veteran David Byrne of Shullsberg, Wisconsin in the Byrne Racing entry and popular sprint car veteran Danny Smith of Chillicothe, Ohio piloting Mike Blakes #81 making their first starts with the series in Wednesday’s 60 lap winged sprint car event..

The Must See Racing 60 schedule for Wednesday May 21st: Pit gates open: 8:30 a.m. Drivers Meeting: 2:30 p.m. Practice: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Qualifying: 6:00 p.m. Racing: 7:00 p.m.

Admission is $15 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.

For more information, contact the Anderson Speedway Ticket Office at (765) 642-0206.

 

 

MUST SEE RACING ANNOUNCES NEW COMPETITION DIRECTOR

Holly, MI - May 1, 2014

Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series officials announced today the appointment of Kokomo, Indiana’s Don Lambert as the series Competition Director.

Don Lambert’s pavement sprint car resume discloses years of hands on experience as a car owner and crew chief that includes a USAC Championship with Dave Darland , a HOSS and AVSS Championship and a second place finish in the 2005 Pay Less Little 500 with long time driver, Tim Cox.

Don’s business background which includes NASA Lunar Rover designs and his experience and understanding of the business, organization and rule compliancy aspects of racing makes him unusually qualified to meet the important challenges as the MSRXSS Competition Director.

“Don has been around the business a long time and fully understands all the different elements of racing from the bottom to the top. He knows our sport technically and emotionally. Don fully understands our series commitment to present a fair and level competitive playing field for our valued race teams and talented drivers “stated MSRXSS Founder and President Jim Hanks.

Don Lambert added “Must See Racing has had phenomenal growth, has top shelf race teams with outstanding competition and they are professionally managed. I am very excited to be a part of the sport I love as the MSR Competition Director. I am very familiar with the tracks and the roster of race teams. My commitment is to direct the racing fairly with each competitor complying with the series rules and procedures.”

Don joins Flagman J.D. Wilbur, Pit Steward Mark Brochu, Safety Director Brent Seelman, Tech Director Dick Kercher and Track Announcer Scott Stine on the MSR management team.

 

 

 

GERSTER WINS WILD MOBILE MUST SEE GO

Irvington, AL - April 12, 2014 - Brian Gerster made a clean sweep of the final event of the 3rd annual Southern Shootout Saturday night at Mobile International Speedway. The event was the second event on the 2014 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series calendar. Gerster lowered the Mobile International Speedway track record in the process when he turned a lap of 13.918 seconds around the 1/2 mile speedway.

The feature event was a thriller to say the least with no less than four different leaders during the coarse of the 30-lap feature. Dave Baumgartner got the jump and lead the opening two laps before being overtaken by Jimmy McCune. McCune took the point and lead through lap thirteen. Jo Jo Helberg and McCune put on a furious battle for several laps. McCune refused to give the lead up. Helberg eventually wrestled the lead for good and appeared in control until blowing a right rear tire on lap twenty-two and ending his bid for the victory. Gerster, who had worked his way up front from the tenth starting position assumed the lead and never looked back. The event became a war of attrition, but the huge crowd that was on hand witnessed several battles for position throughout the feature event.

"It was a good night to start the season off" explained Gerster in victory lane."I started pretty far in the back on a really good race track. RAM Engineering guys did a great job and I'm glad I got to drive the car. Our tires looked good.We got through the night and ran all thirty laps coming from tenth.We didn't have an issue with the tires and they held up great" concluded Gerster.

Fifteen-year-old Garrett Green mad Must See Racing history for the second consecutive night. Green finished an impressive fifth. Green became the youngest driver to start a Must See event in addition to becoming the youngest driver to have finished in fifth position.

Heat races were won by Gerster, Todd Fayard, and Helberg. For more info on Must See Racing please visit the website at www.mustseeracing.com

A MAIN RESULTS

POS LN # DRIVER LAPS

1 10 50M Brian Gerster 30

2 2 88 Jimmy McCune 30

3 3 22D Troy DeCaire 30

4 6 13 Todd Fayard 30

5 7 3 Garrett Green 30

6 12 18 Jim Sheets 26

7 4 7H Jo Jo Helberg 22

8 5 07W Jacob Wilson 18

9 9 26 Aaron Pierce 16

10 8 07L Ryan Litt 16

11 15 22 Johnny Gilbertson 11

12 13 41 Ty Decaire 6

13 1 38 Dave Baumgartner 4

14 11 81 Sport Allen 1

15 14 15 Richie Orr 0

 

 

PIERCE WINS FIRST NIGHT OF SOUTHERN SHOOTOUT

Pensacola, FL – April 11, 2014 – Aaron Pierce took advantage of Jo Jo Helberg’s lap five misfortune, inherited the lead, and cruised to the opening night of the 3rd annual “Southern Shootout” Friday night at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. The event was the first event on the 2014 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) schedule.

Helberg took the lead at the drop of the green from his outside front row starting spot. He began to build a sizeable lead until he blew a tire on lap five entering turn two. It is believed Helberg’s tire went down after being cut by debris picked up off the track. Helberg was able to replace the right rear tire and get back in the race, without losing a lap, to the cheer of the huge crowd on hand.

Pierce became the race leader at the point, and set a torrid pace the remainder of the event. The action was taking place behind Pierce as Brian Gerster was working his way to the front after starting in eight starting position. In addition, Helberg put on a dramatic drive to the front after going to the tail for the tire replacement. Following Pierce to the checkered were Jimmy McCune, Brian Gerster, Ryan Litt, and Jo Jo Helberg rounded out the top five.

In victory lane, a confident Pierce explained he had a car capable of challenging Helberg for the win. ”We had the best car on the race track” explained Pierce. ”We could have run him (Helberg) down. He was really loose. Like I said we had the best car. It was just gonna be a matter of time before we got him and disposed of him”. Pierce wasn’t aware of how big his lead was late in the race. ”I couldn’t tell. The motor was getting hot and I was running it around there three quarter throttle all the way around. I was getting through the traffic good. My Dad was trying to give me signs, but I wasn’t paying any attention to him” laughed Pierce.

Brian Gerster lowered his own 5 Flags Speedway track record during qualifications when ripped off a lap of 13.046 seconds. Heat races were won by Dave Baumgartner, Sport Allen, and Troy DeCaire

Garrett Green made MSRXSS history by becoming the youngest driver in the history of the series to start an event. The fifteen-year-old finished second in his heat race and finished ninth in the feature event. It was Green’s first visit to 5 Flags Speedway.

The series will now head to Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, AL for the concluding event of the 3rd annual “Southern Shootout” tomorrow night.

FIVE FLAGS SPEEDWAY RESULTS APRIL 11, 2014

1. Aaron Pierce

2. Jimmy McCune

3. Brian Gerster

4. Ryan Litt

5. Jo Jo Helberg

6. Troy DeCaire

7. Brian Olson

8. Sport Allen

9. Garrett Green

10. Kevin Blue

11. Jacob Wilson

12. Dave Baumgartner

13. Jim Sheets

14. Ty DeCaire

15. Richie Corr

16. Johnny Gilbertson

17. Tim Cox DNS

18. Todd Fayard DNS

 

 

SOUTHERN SHOOTOUT KICKS OFF WITH NEAR RECORD SPEEDS

April 10 - Pensacola, FL - The 3rd annual "Southern Shootout" officially kicked off Thursday evening with a practice session at 5 Flags Speedway. Teams were greeted with temperatures in the mid-70's. The practice session gave teams the opportunity to get their cars dialed in or the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) opener tomorrow night at 5 Flags Speedway. The series will then head to Mobile International Speedway Saturday night.

Eleven cars took advantage of the additional track time. Troy DeCaire turned the fastest lap of the day and was unofficially near the track record. Brain Gerster holds the track record at 13.205 set last March. Conditions were near perfect and are expected to be the same tomorrow. Gerster's track record could be in jeopardy.

Drivers that took part in Thursday's open practice included: Jo Jo Helberg, Jacob Wilson, Tim Cox, Aaron Pierce, Todd Fayard, Jimmy McCune, Brian Gerster, Troy DeCaire, Sport Allen, Brian Olson, and defending race champion Ryan Litt.

A huge crowd is expected for tomorrow's event along with a stout field of nearly twenty of the fastest winged pavement sprint cars in the country. Near perfect weather conditions are expected which could lead to a new track record. A thirty-lap feature will cap off the nights racing action.

For more info on this event log onto www.mustseeracing.com or www.5flagsspeedway.com

 

 

SOUTHERN SHOOTOUT KICKS OFF FRIDAY NIGHT

Holly, MI – April 8, 2014 – The 3rd annual “Southern Shootout “ will kick off this weekend and will begin the chase for the 2014 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) championship. A stellar field of some of the best winged pavement sprint car drivers in the country is expected.

The weekend kicks off with an open practice Thursday April 10 at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. The series will then return the next night for a complete night of racing action. The weekend will conclude with a return to Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, AL on Saturday April 12.

Friday’s opener at 5 Flags Speedway will mark the third consecutive season that the MSRXSS has opened the year at the famed half-mile speed plant. Canadian driver Ryan Litt scored his first career MSRXSS victory at 5 Flags Speedway with a thrilling drive to victory. Litt is expected to return to defend his win along with other drivers: Troy DeCaire, Tim Cox, Brian Gerster, Todd Fayard, Davey Hamilton Jr., Jo Jo Helberg, Jimmy McCune, Brian Olson, Aaron Pierce, Jim Sheets, Dave Baumgartner, Jacob Wilson, and Tyler Roahrig among others.

Brian Gerster lowered the track record at 5 Flags Speedway last March when he turned a lap of 13.205 seconds (136.3 mph). The track record could be in jeopardy once again when the “Fastest Short Track Cars in the World” invade the area once again. The winged sprint cars are the fastest cars to race at the speedway all year. The winged sprint cars will average over 24mph faster than the Super Late Models. Bubba Pollard holds the Super Late Model track record 16.145 (111.5 mph) set on 5/24/13.

Weather is anticipated to be far better than was experienced during last year’s “Southern Shootout”. Cool temperatures and rain plagued the weekend at both venues the entire weekend. Last year’s mid-March scheduling sees this year’s event scheduled for early April. The later dates should explain why the weather is anticipated to be more accommodating.

For more info on the 3rd annual “Southern Shootout” please log onto www.mustseeracing.com

 

 

MAHLE AFTERMARKET JOINS ENGINE PRO TO SPONSOR MUST SEE RACING

Clevite engine bearings, a product of MAHLE Aftermarket, will join Engine Pro as a marketing and performance partner with Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS ) for 2014.

The winged sprint series starts its fifth year of racing April 11& 12, 2014 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida and Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Alabama and at some of the best circle tracks in the nation including Anderson Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway ,Berlin Raceway, Salem Speedway, Kil-Kare Raceway, Auto City Speedway, Kalamazoo Speedway, Rockford Speedway, Baerfield Speedway and Owosso Speedway..

Ted Hughes, Manager – Marketing for MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. says, "Must See Racing is about racers pushing their cars to the limits, and since MAHLE Aftermarket manufactures performance parts capable of withstanding those limits, this sponsorship is a natural fit."

Engine Pro president Don Weber says, "Must See Racing represents the future of automobile racing. MSRXSS presents competition that is exciting, professional and fun to watch, whether you're a die-hard race fan or a casual enthusiast.” Weber says that Engine Pro’s sponsorship of the series makes sense because Engine Pro manufactures and distributes engine parts for every vehicle from the family mini-van to ultra- performance racing cars.”

Along with MAHLE Aftermarket and their Clevite engine bearing brand, several of Engine Pro’s key suppliers are also participating in MSRXSS programs in 2014 including ARP, Dura-Bond, Ferrea, Hastings Manufacturing, MAHLE Motorsports, Melling Performance and Rollmaster/Romac.

Jim Hanks of Must See Racing says, “We always welcome our sponsors’ passion and support for short track racing. Engine Pro and its key suppliers are a great asset for our teams on the race track and a major supporter of the MSRXSS television programming which takes the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars” into the homes of race fans worldwide.”

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MUST SEE RACING’S TWO DAY “FIRECRACKER 50/50”

                                                   AT AUTO CITY SPEEDWAY                                   
                February 6, 2014 - HOLLY, Mich. – The Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars” will travel to Flint, Michigan’s  Auto City Speedway for a two day event on Thursday the 3rd and Friday the 4th of July, 2014  for the new  “FIRECRACKER 50/50” showcasing one of the most unique and entertaining formats in all of racing.
 On Thursday July 3rd each car and driver will qualify. The odd and even qualifying finishing order will determine the starting lineup for each of the two 25 lap Qualifier Races. Each Qualifier race will have a six car inversion with the top eight transferring to the Friday 50 lap feature event. All other finishing cars will transfer to the Friday “B’ Main.
On Friday the 4th of July the high powered MSRXSS sprints will first see the 12 lap “B” Main with the top 4 transferring to the 20 car 50 lap feature event that will have a new and different  inversion dice rolled by Thursday’s fast timer. The dice will be marked odd/even determining which row, inside or outside the top eight from the two Qualifier races will start in. Once the row has been determined the cars will start the feature straight up with no inversion. The “David D. Matteer Memorial” feature event will honor the memory of Mr. Matteer, past American Racer president, who was instrumental in the development of the The American Racer tire, the Official Tire Of Must See Racing,
The event purse is $31,400 with $5,000 to win, $1,000 to start, and a total points bonus of an additional $1,000. The purse structure is also new and different with the teams being awarded a $14, 700 purse for Thursday only or $14,700 for Friday only if either of the two race days are rained out.
 “The MSRXSS cars are extremely fast, they race very close wheel to wheel, and they’re volatile, all the things that make an exciting race. Every race with this new two day format will be very competitive and very meaningful. Auto City’s fast track with completely different corners on each end will be a perfect host and test for the lightning-fast MSRXSS winged sprint cars” said Jim Hanks MSRXSS founder and president.
“The unique format has been put in place to showcase the fierce competition and open wheel racing entertainment for the avid race fans with the unique purse structure  rewarding  our loyal first class race teams that travel from across the country and Canada. We also extend an open invitation to any sprint car race team that meet the MSRXSS rules to join the two day competition.” concluded Hanks.
A full complement of MSRXSS racers is expected for the annual holiday event  including last year’s Auto City 50 lap feature winner Aaron Pierce of Daleville, Indiana, 2013 MSRXSS Champion Brian Gerster of Fishers, Indiana, 2013 Pay Less Little 500 winner Jacob Wilson and “Bull Dog” Jimmy McCune from Toledo, Ohio.
           Fans will look forward to a host of entertaining activities during the events, including a “hands-on” show car, a  Meet  and Greet the drivers Luncheon on Friday the 4th of July at 1:00 PM and a Fireworks Spectacular at the conclusion of Friday’s racing.
mustseeracing.com or autocity.com for event details

 

 

 

THE 2014 MICHIGAN MUST SEE SEVEN AUTO CITY ● BERLIN ● OWOSSO ● KALAMAZOO

January 28, 2014 Anderson, Indiana

Must See Racing officials announced today the 2014 MICHIGAN MUST SEE SEVEN mini-series with trophies and cash awards for the MSRXSS teams that compete in all seven 2014 State of Michigan events. Standard points awarded will determine the mini-series finishing order. Three events at Auto City Speedway, two at Berlin Raceway and one each at Kalamazoo Speedway and Owosso Speedway will play host to the new MICHIGAN MUST SEE SEVEN.

The top three in mini-series points will receive trophies with first place receiving $1,000, second $750, third $500 with fourth (4th) thru tenth (10th) awarded a free American Racer right rear tire.

“The State of Michigan has a great racing tradition, the race tracks are very popular and their race fans love open wheel winged sprint cars. The MICHIGAN MUST SEE SEVEN mini-series increases the excitement, anticipation and competitive drama for the race fans entertainment and rewards the teams competing from Michigan, across the country and Canada.” said MSRXSS President Jim Hanks.

The MICHIGAN MUST SEE SEVEN awards are separate and additional to the MSRXSS event purses, season points system and year end awards.

THE MICHIGAN MUST SEE SEVEN EVENTS

AUTO CITY SPEEDWAY KALAMAZOO SPEEDWAY CLIO, MICHIGAN KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN JUNE 7 / JULY 3 / JULY 4, 2014 JULY 26, 2014

OWOSSO SPEEDWAY BERLIN RACEWAY OVID, MICHIGAN MARNE, MICHIGAN JUNE 21, 2014 JULY 12 / AUGUST 23, 2014

 

 

MUST SEE RACING XTREME SPRINT SERIES ADDS ROCKFORD SPEEDWAY’S 49th NATIONAL SHORT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dave Sink January 11, 2014

Must See Racing and Rockford Speedway in Loves Park, Illinois announce today the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series will join the 49th National Short Track Championships lineup on September 26, 27 & 28th ,2014.

“We are ecstatic to add the National Short Track Championships at Rockford Speedway to our 2014 schedule. Rockford Speedway is a first class facility in an excellent racing market. The event is steeped in tradition, rich in history and recognized as one of America’s iconic and important national short track racing events. This is a great addition for our series, schedule, race teams and fans,” said MSR founder and President Jim Hanks.

Toledo, Ohio’s Jimmy McCune, the 2011 Rockford MSR feature winner added, ”Rockford Speedway’s fast high banks will be a real challenge for the Must See race teams. The fifty lap feature will be very competitive and give everyone enough laps to compete for the win. I sure enjoyed our 2011 visit taking home the feature win, parking the car in victory lane and meeting the fans. I’m really looking forward to the September race and I can’t wait to get back to Rockford.”

“Moving the original Rockford date presented a scheduling opportunity to have a late season MSR event closer to home for our teams and allowed us to race at Auto City Speedway in Clio, Michigan two nights in a row on Thursday July 3rd and Friday July 4th. Michigan has very passionate, avid and loyal sprint car race fans that have been great supporting MSR events. We will soon make announcements about a new, different and unique format for the two day Auto City event,” concluded Hanks.

Aaron Pierce of Daleville, Indiana put on a spectacular display of speed and driving skill at last year’s Auto City event. After being delegated to the back of the field, following a second lap spin out, Aaron piloted his Sam Pierce Chevrolet sponsored sprinter through the entire very talented field to take the feature victory. When MSR television pit reporter Dave Argabright said “that couldn't have been much fun having to come from the back” Aaron responded, “Are you kidding, that was a whole lotta of fun”.

Visit mustseeracing.com to stay updated on news, different event formats, contests and MSR event entertainment for the whole family.

Watch for upcoming announcements and news about the 2014 MSR national television programming, live streaming and technology which is designed, formatted and presented for race fan convenience and racing entertainment.

For more information and future updates please visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

AMERICAN RACER CONTINUES AS THE

OFFICIAL TIRE OF MUST SEE RACING

Jan. 4, 2014

Holly, MI

The Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series has announced that American Racer will continue as the official and exclusive series tire for 2014.

Must See Racing president Jim Hanks said, “From the day back in March 2011 that MSR selected American Racer, their management team, engineers and our series distributor, Wayne Bishop of Michigan American Racer LLC has delivered on every commitment and promise enabling MSR to not only meet, but exceed, our three original objectives of safety, obtaining a level and competitive playing field for our competitors, and significantly reducing tire costs for our teams.”

Tires are one of the most important components in racing, creating a difficult and complex dynamic for competitors and officials alike. As the overall costs of racing continue to rise, the challenging economy has made it imperative for officials to step forward with solid and meaningful programs to reduce competitor expenses.

“I really appreciate and respect American Racer’s continued and ongoing commitment to product quality and competitive price point. Performance has been the foundation of our relationship. The quality of our first class race teams, their spectacular competition and the MSR performance record on the American Racer tire objectively speaks for itself,” concluded Hanks.

MSR is pleased to announce the 2014 American Racer tire pricing will remain the same as in 2013.

Specific details regarding tire distribution, approved compounds, pricing, etc. can be found by visiting www.mustseeracing.com.

The Xtreme Sprint Series is based in Holly, Michigan and features unlimited-horsepower winged sprint cars competing on some of the most historic and notable tracks in the Midwest. The 2014 schedule includes nineteen events at twelve race tracks in six different states with 10 of the scheduled events to be nationally televised on a delayed basis to over100 million homes.

 

 

KALAMAZOO SPEEDWAY ADDED TO THE 2014 SCHEDULE SAT. JULY 26

Must See Racing and Kalamazoo Speedway announced today the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series will return to the popular Michigan speed plant on July 26th, 2014 updating the 2014 MSR Schedule to nineteen events at twelve race tracks in six different states.

“All of us at Must See Racing are really excited about returning to such a great facility that is a perfect fit for our high speed winged sprint cars. The MSR teams really like the race track and have put on some great racing for the fans in the past.” said Jim Hanks founder and president of the series.

Brian Gerster, the 2013 MSRXSS champion and 2011 Kalamazoo feature winner added ”Kalamazoo Speedway is fast and wide which is perfect for the tough wheel to wheel competition in the series. Fifty laps will really make it an interesting race for the fans and I assure you someone will have to bring their “A” game to park it in the winner’s circle.”

“Must See consistently has a great car count with the best of the best race teams recognized as the the best pavement sprint car series in the country. The awesome speed, close racing and passing all over the race track will be great racing entertainment and give our fans a night to remember” concluded Gary Howe of Kalamazoo Speedway.

The July 26th event, featuring the MSRXSS winged sprints and the Kalamazoo Speedway Outlaw Super Late Models will be one of the most exciting displays of wicked fast racing this coming year at the “Zoo”.

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Must See Racing Extreme Sprint Series Announces 2014 Schedule

HOLLY, Mich. (December 26, 2013) – The Must See Racing 2014 schedule with 18 events at 11 race tracks in six states was released by Must See Racing officials.

New tracks for MSRXSS in 2014 include Baer Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., Owosso Speedway in Ovid, Mich, and a return after several years to the high banks of Rockford Speedway in Loves Park, Ill..

The MSR Xtreme Sprint Series kicks off the year with the third annual Southern Shoot Out double-header weekend on April 11-12 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. and Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Ala.

Traditional visits that continue on the MSRXSS schedule include Salem (IN) Speedway, Anderson (IN) Speedway, Kil-Kare (OH) Raceway, Lucas Oil (IN) Raceway, Auto City (MI) Speedway and Berlin (MI) Raceway.

Must See Racing proudly continues as the sanctioning body for the 66th Annual Pay Less Little 500 at Anderson Speedway on May 24 and the 55th Annual Joe James/ Pat O’Connor Memorial at Salem Speedway on August 9.

The June 21 event at Owosso Speedway event is a part of the three day Expo 2014 Locomotives, Wings and Wheels festival with planes, trains, automobiles and Must See Racing entertainment for the whole family.

Anderson Speedway and MSR have added the new and different Labor Day 200 on Friday August 29 and on Saturday August 30 featuring the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars” for two hundred laps of high speed wheel to wheel winged sprint car racing.

The 2014 events will showcase the MSR ultra fast down force racing featuring one 60 lap event, six 50 lap events, 200 laps at the Labor Day 200 and 500 laps at the iconic Pay Less Little 500.

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2014 SCHEDULE
# DATE TRACK LOCATION WINNER RECAP
1 Friday, April 11 Five Flags Speedway Pensacola, FL
2 Saturday, April 12 Mobile International Speedway Irvington, AL
3 Friday, May 9 Lucas Oil Raceway Clermont, IN
4 Saturday, May 17 Baer Field Speedway Ft. Wayne, IN
5 Wednesday, May 21 Anderson Speedway Anderson, IN
6 Saturday, May 24 66th Little 500 (Non-Points)
Anderson Speedway Anderson, IN
7 Saturday, June 7 Auto City Speedway Clio, MI
8 Saturday, June 14 TBA
9 Saturday, June 21 Owosso Speedway Owosso, MI
10 Thursday, July 3 Auto City Speedway Clio, MI
11 Saturday, July 5 Rockford Speedway Rockford, IL
12 Saturday, July 12 Berlin Raceway Marne, MI
13 Friday, July 18 Kil-Kare Speedway Xenia, OH
14 Saturday, August 9 Salem Speedway Salem, IN
15 Saturday, August 16 Anderson Speedway Anderson, IN
16 Saturday, August 23 Berlin Raceway Marne, MI
17 Friday, August 29 Labor Day 200
Saturday, August 30 Anderson Speedway Anderson, IN

 

 

GERSTER SWEEPS MASON DIXON MELTDOWN

November 23, 2013 – Kenly, NC – Recently crowned 2013 TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) champion Brian Gerster put an explanation point on his 2013 season. Gerster turned in a dominating performance in Saturday’s Mason Dixon Meltdown at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC.

The Fishers, IN driver claimed the 30-lap non-points MSRXSS season finale and the $5,000 winner’s purse along with $500 for setting quick time earlier in the night.

The MSRXSS participated in the eighth annual Mason Dixon Melldown for the first time in the history of the event. The PASS Super and Pro Late Models were also part of the event. A good crowd was on hand to witness 410 c.i. winged asphalt sprint cars make their first appearance in the Carolina’s since 1989.

Gerster dictated that he would be a force to be reckoned with over the course of the weekend when he turned an unofficial lap of 12.7 seconds during Friday’s open practice. Gerster’s unofficial time bettered nineteen other competitors.

Saturday began where Gerster left off on Friday, when Gerster turned a lap of 12.077 seconds to lead qualifying on his American Racer tires.

Gerster, who started in the eight starting position, wasted no time and was in command of the event after only nineteen circuits. Early race leader Jimmy McCune set a torrid pace early in the event after taking the point on the start. Gerster slowly worked his way to the front and overtook the lead on lap nineteen and never looked back.

“We had a really good weekend” Gerster stated in victory lane. ”The track was a little bit low on grip. We really fought all weekend to get the car to stick. Relatively speaking, we were pretty good but still struggled a little bit and were trying to make it better. The way it worked out in the feature, we got right to the front quickly. We got tied up with a lapped car late in the race and McCune got close to us. Fortunately, it worked out and we got it done. All the Stock car fans stuck around after the PASS race to watch the Sprint Cars, so that was also pretty cool” concluded Gerster.

Jimmy McCune finished second followed by Jo Jo Helberg, Brian Olson, and Mike Larrison rounding out top five. Heat wins went to Gerster, McCune, and Aaron Pierce.

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OFFICIAL FINISH: 1. Brian Gerster (50m), 2. Jimmy McCune (88), 3. Jo Jo Helberg (7), 4. Brian Olson (71), 5. Mike Larrison (50a), 6. Aaron Pierce (26), Dave Baumgartner (38), 8. Troy DeCaire (40a), 9. Jacob Wilson (07), 10. Jeff Bloom (26), 11. Brian Tyler (81), 12. Sondi Eden (26e), 13. Kyle Edwards (11), 14. Kevin Blue (6), 15. Billy Norfleet (2t), 16. Jim Sheets (18), 17. Cody Gallogly (27), 18. DJ Hamilton (60), 19. Barry Gallogly (17), DNS Todd Fayard

 

 

MUST SEE RACING ANNOUNCES MASON DIXON ENTRY LIST

November 20, 2013 – Holly, MI – The TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS on Tuesday released the entry list for their event this weekend at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC.

The entry list currently stands at 20 drivers representing eight states. More drivers are expected to enter the event in the coming days. The MSRXSS will be competing in a 30-lap feature along with the PASS Pro and Super Late Model divisions. The MSRXSS will be the headlining division of the annual Mason Dixon Meltdown.

The event will bring 410 c.i. winged asphalt sprint cars to the Carolina’s for the first time since 1989. A new track record is anticipated when the MSRXSS visits the 4/10 mile, high banked asphalt oval this Saturday night November 23. An open practice has been scheduled for Friday November 22.

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MUST SEE RACING XTREME SPRINT SERIES ROSTER

TRUFUEL - TITLE SPONSOR

JOJO HELBERG #7H ROHNERT PARK, CALIFORNIA

JACOB WILSON #7W CRAWFORDVILLE, INDIANA

JIMMY McCUNE #88 TOLEDO, OHIO

BRIAN GERSTER #50 FISHERS, INDIANA

AARON PIERCE #26P DALEVILLE, INDIANA

TROY DeCAIRE # 40:1 TAMPA, FLORIDA

DAVEY HAMILTON, JR #60 INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

KODY SWANSON #60X KINGSBURG, CALIFORNIA

BRIAN TYLER #81 MT. PLEASANT, NORTH CAROLINA

KEVIN BLUE #6 FRANKLIN, INDIANA

TODD FAYARD #13 SAUCIER, MISSISSIPPI

BRIAN OLSON #71 AVON, INDIANA

DOUG BERRYMAN # BASCOM, OHIO

CODY GALLOGLY #17 PATOSKALA, OHIO

SONDI EDEN # 2 CRAWFORDSVILLE, INDIANA

JEFF BLOOM #26B BANGOR, MICHIGAN

JIM SHEETS #18 ANDERSON, INDIANA

BILLY NORFLEET #2T BLACKSTONE, VIRGINIA

DAVE BAUMGARTNER #38 OTTAWA LAKE, MICHIGAN

KYLE EDWARDS #11 BARTLETT, TENNESEE

 

 

MASON DIXON MELTDOWN TO FEATURE SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES

November 19, 2013 – Holly, MI – The Mason Dixon Meltdown at Southern National Motorsports Park is less than a week away and entries continue to pour in. The non-points season finale for the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) will feature some of the biggest names in winged pavement sprint car racing.

The November 23 event will bring 410 c.i. winged pavement sprint cars to the Carolina’s for the first time since 1989. The drivers that are set to compete in this historic event feature a wide diversity of past racing accomplishments .Fans can rest assured they will be watching the best asphalt sprint car drivers the country has to offer.

The drivers currently entered account for six Little 500 sprint car victories, four Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series championships, a lone Must See Racing Supermodified Series championship, two USAC National Sprint Car Series championships, and countless feature victories and championships with other pavement sprint car associations.

In addition, there are drivers with previous starts in IndyCar Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and Indy Lights Series competition.

Current entries received to date reads like a who’s who of pavement sprint car racing. The list is headlined by 2013 National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom. Bloom was recently inducted into the HoF and is the only active driver who last appeared in 410 c.i. winged pavement competition in the Carolina’s way back in 1989.

Other drivers entered include former and current MSRXSS champions Troy DeCaire and Brian Gerster. The list also includes former MSRXSS feature winners Jimmy McCune, Aaron Pierce, Jacob Wilson, and Brian Olson.

A surprise entry from Brian Tyler will see Tyler returning to his racing roots. The Michigan native, who now calls Mount Pleasant, NC home, will climb behind the wheel of a winged pavement sprint car for one of a very few starts over the past 15 years. Tyler has been competing regularly with USAC since the mid 1990’s and hasn’t had time to return to the division as much as he would have liked over the last 15 years. Tyler is a two-time USAC National Sprint Car Series champion with several USAC feature wins to his credit.

The ‘First Lady of Speed’ Sondi Eden is also entered. Eden is a former NAMARS midget and USAC Regional Midget Series champion.

2012 Must See Racing Supermodified Series champion Kyle Edwards is also entered. Edwards will be making his first career start with the MSRXSS.

Other entries to date include: DJ Hamilton, Kevin Blue, Jim Sheets, Cody Gallogly, Todd Fayard, and Dave Baumgartner.

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TYLER LOOKING TO HAVE FUN AT MASON DIXON MELTDOWN

November 16, 2013 – Holly, MI – When Brian Tyler makes his TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) debut at Southern National Motorsports Park on November 23, it will be a reunion of sorts.

Tyler cut his teeth running winged asphalt sprint cars in his native Michigan early in his career. His success in the division got him noticed quickly. Tyler used his early success to move up the ladder to bigger and better things.

To date, Tyler is a two-time Little 500 winner as well as the 1996 & 1997 USAC National Sprint Car champion. Tyler has several IndyCar, ARCA, and NASCAR Nationwide Series starts.

Tyler moved to Mount Pleasant, NC to concentrate on his racing efforts several years ago. When MSRXSS founder, Jim Hanks, announced that the series would be competing at the Kenly, NC speedway as part of the annual Mason Dixon Meltdown, it was only fitting that Tyler would have interest in competing. He lives less than 150 miles from Southern National Motorsports Park.

“It’s been 15-18 years since I’ve really done any winged asphalt racing” explained Tyler. “I ran in South Africa this past winter but that was a little bit different even though it was winged asphalt racing. They run on slot bull rings and you gotta drive it more like a dirt car. I’m just looking forward to doing some high-speed winged asphalt racing”.

Tyler’s return to the sport will be aboard the famed orange number 81 Dynamite Chassis owned by Indianapolis native Mike Blake. Blake captured the 2010 MSRXSS championship with driver Troy DeCaire in the same car Tyler will be competing in. “I’ve known Mike for a long time” explains Tyler. “We’ve never been able to put anything together in the past because either I had a ride when he needed a driver, or he had a driver when I needed a ride” laughed Tyler. ”We got together and put something together for this race. I really wanted to run this event”.

Fun is what will be key to Tyler’s return to the division as he looks forward to hanging out with old friends for the weekend. “Jim (Hanks) is a good friend of mine who has been a big supporter of my career. I’ll be there all weekend and if he needs me to do some PR work before the event, I’m all for it”.

Tyler had recently been competing in the USAC Silver Crown Series until his team let him go with two races left. The team Tyler was competing for opted for youth over experience and a known commodity. Tyler currently finds himself without a ride other than the Little 500 for 2014 and it isn’t out of the realm of possibilities to see Tyler competing full-time with MSRXSS in 2014. “We’ll see how the weekend goes. If we can find some sponsorship, I wouldn’t be against running some more winged stuff next season. Most of the tracks the series competes at are 12-17 hours from my home here in North Carolina. Finding sponsorship would help a lot. If we can find sponsorship we might be able to put something together.” concluded Tyler.

For now Tyler is eager to see where his MSRXSS debut leads to, as well as getting reacquainted with some old friends, while having fun all at the same time.

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MUST SEE TO BRING 410'S TO THE CAROLINAS NOVEMBER 23

Holly, MI - November 8, 2013 - When the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) visits Southern National Motorsports Park, it will be a rarity of sorts.

410 c.i. winged asphalt sprint cars have only competed in the Carolinas on one occasion and that was over twenty-four years ago. The All Star Circuit of Champions contested two events at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC on October 27-28, 1989. Bob Cicconi and Jeff Gordon each picked up feature victories in the first and last visit of 410 winged asphalt sprints to the area.

When the 'Fastest Short Track Cars in the World' visit Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly,NC November 22-23, the cars will be slightly different than in 1989. The cars that compete in MSRXSS are purpose built pavement machines designed for speed as well as wheel to wheel racing unlike the converted dirt track cars that last appeared in the area in 1989.

The high-banked 4/10 mile will be perfectly suited to the high-speed winged sprint cars of the MSRXSS. The smooth surfaced Southern National Motorsports Park will likely see its all-time track record shattered, a common sight when MSRXSS comes to town.

The MSRXSS event will be part of the annual Mason Dixon Meltdown that will also feature the PASS pro and super late model divisions for one phenomenal event.This will give teams one last chance to compete in the 2013 calendar year.The PASS super late model portion of the event will feature some of the biggest names in southeastern late model racing including Jay Fogleman and Kyle Grissom. The MSRXSS will compete in a 30 lap feature event.

Some of the biggest names in pavement ssprint car racing are already enetered including: Brain Gerster, Jo Jo Helberg, Jacob Wilson, Brian Tyler, Jeff Bloom, Brian Olson, Mike Larrison, DJ Hamilton, Aaron Pierce, Bo Hartley,Sondi Eden ,Jimmy McCune, and Troy DeCaire among others.

There will be an open practice schedule for Friday November 22. For more info on the event please log onto www.mustseeracing.com as well as Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

MUST SEE RACING ANNOUNCES THE 2014 XTREME SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE

October 31, 2013 Holly, MI

The 2014 Must See Racing schedule was released today featuring the addition of several new tracks for the upcoming racing season.

Featured new tracks on the 2014 schedule include Michigan’s Owosso Speedway, Rockford Speedway in Loves Park, Illinois and a visit to Baer Fields 1/2 mile oval in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The MSR Xtreme Sprints kick off the year with THE SOUTHERN SHOOT OUT double-header weekend on April 11th and 12th at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida and Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Alabama.

Traditional visits continue on the Xtreme Sprint Series schedule including Salem Speedway, Anderson Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway, Auto City Speedway, Kil-Kare Raceway and Berlin Raceway. A total of twenty events are planned for 2014.

Anderson Speedway and MSR have extended their partnership to present the PAY LESS LITTLE 500, the MUST SEE RACING 60 and the new LABOR DAY 200 in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The LABOR DAY 200 event will feature two big days of the high powered winged sprints with a unique and different format and 200 lap feature.

Must See Racing proudly continues as the sanctioning body for the 66TH ANNUAL PAY LESS LITTLE 500 on May 24th and the 55TH ANNUAL JOE JAMES / PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL at Salem Speedway on August 9th.

Two exciting events at Lucas Oil Raceway are planned for Friday July 9th, the night before the inaugural Indy Car Grand Prix and on Friday July 25th, the weekend of the Brick Yard 400.

The June 21st Owosso Speedway event is the grand finale of the LOCOMOTIVES, WINGS and WHEELS festival in Owosso, Michigan showcasing planes, trains, and vintage cars with a car cruise and show at the speedway.

The talented trio of Rick Benjamin, Tom Bigelow and Dave Argabright will again present many of the MSRXSS events on national television, including MAVTV.

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FIVE GRAND TO WIN HIGHLIGHTS MUST SEE SPRINTS AT THE MASON DIXON MELT DOWN

Holly, MI - October 17, 2013

Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) officials today announced details of the November 23 Mason Dixon Melt Down.

The November 23rd non-points event will pay a whopping $5,000 to win bringing 410 C.I. winged pavement sprint cars to Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC for the very first time. In addition, the event will pay $1,000 to start with the $27,400 purse payout made by check the day of the event.

The annual Mason Dixon Melt Down has steadily become one of the nations premier season ending events. The PASS Pro Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models will join the MSRXSS for an exciting night of racing. The MSRXSS will battle for 30 laps around the 4/10 mile, high banked asphalt oval under the lights.

Several monetary awards will be up for grabs including the David D. Mateer Memorial Award that will pay $500 to the Fast Qualifier. Must See Racing will also award $100 to each heat race winner.

There will be an open practice scheduled on Friday November 22 from 2 PM until 5 PM with pit gates opening at noon.

Fans can witness the high powered winged sprints assault on the track record with Qualifying at 1:30 on Saturday November 23rd.The rain date for the event will be Sunday November 24.

The event will be televised with tape delay coverage to over 100 million households across the country with popular Must See Racing announcers Rick Benjamin, Tom Bigelow and Dave Argabright.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 23, 2013

9:00 A.M. PIT GATES OPEN

11:00 P.M. HOT LAPS (TWO SESSIONS)

1:30 P.M. QUALIFYING

2:45 P.M. OPENING CEREMONIES

3:00 P.M. RACING BEGINS

 

 

WILSON WINS BERLIN; GERSTER 2013 MUST SEE CHAMP

Marne, MI - August 24, 2013 - Jo Jo Helberg's bad luck continued for the second time in as many weeks costing him the 2013 TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) championship. Helberg was the defending MSRXSS champion heading into Saturday's 'Fast Car Slash' at Berlin Raceway.

Last Sunday at Winchester Speedway, Helberg was leading the event when his right rear tire came apart after running over debris. The misfortune cost him the feature win and allowed Brian Gerster to close within three points of Helberg entering Saturday night's event.

Helberg found himself leading the feature Saturday night when his bad luck returned once again. On lap 17, Helberg broke a brand new rear end effectively ending his night and bid for repeat MSRXSS championship. Brian Gerster, who finished third, is your 2013 TRUFUEL MSRXSS champion. Gerster becomes the third different MSRXSS champion in the four year history of the series.

Entering the feature event, Helberg and Gerster were tied for the point lead. This is was an interesting sidebar note considering the fact that the 2013 season started in mid-March and remained close the entire season. The top four starting positions of the feature event were also the top four in points assuring that the title was going right down to the wire.

Helberg got the jump at the start and lead the first seventeen circuits before his misfortune handed Troy DeCaire the lead. DeCaire and Jacob Wilson put on a furious battle for the lead trading the lead three times over the last three laps with Wilson making a last-lap pass of DeCaire going down the backstretch to claim his second career MSRXSS victory with both coming in 2013. DeCaire was second followed by Gerster, Jimmy McCune, and Ryan Litt rounding out the top five.

Brian Gerster narrowed the point gap when he was quick time when he timed in a tic over 13 seconds. Heat wins went to Jimmy Kite, Helberg, and Gerster. Helberg won the 'Fast Car Slash' effectively earning the pole position for the 30-lap feature.

The MSRXSS will now head to Kenly, NC in late November for a special non-points event as part of the Mason Dixon Meltdown. For more info please log onto www.mustseeracing.com

OFFICIAL FINISH 1. (07w) Jacob Wilson 2. (40:1) Troy DeCaire 3. (50m) Brian Gerster 4. (88) Jimmy McCune 5. (07L) Ryan Litt 6. ((26p) Aaron Pierce 7. (71) Brian Olson 8. (26b) Jeff Bloom 9. (50:1) Mike Larrison 10. (60:1) Davey Hamilton Jr. 11. (45) Ryan Gillenwater 12. (81) Jimmy Kite 13. (6) Sondi Eden 14. (75c) Jerry Caryer 15. (44) Teddy Alberts 16. (56r) Ryan Meyers 17. (6b) Kevin Blue 18. (7) Jo Jo Helberg 19. (2t) Tom Tolbert 20. (7s) Joe Swanson

 

 

GERSTER STEALS VICTORY IN KING OF THE WINGS WINCHESTER GO

Winchester, IN – August 18, 2013 – Brian Gerster took advantage of Jo Jo Helberg’s lap 23 misfortune to steal the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) ‘King of the Wings’ victory at Winchester Speedway Sunday afternoon. Gerster now trails Helberg unofficially by two points with one race remaining in the 2013 title chase. The series finale will be next weekend at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI.

Gerster, who started on the outside of row four, drove a smooth race and steadily moved through the field. He slowly began to run race leader Helberg down late in the race. Just as Gerster caught up to Helberg on lap twenty-three, Helberg’s right rear tire came apart as a result of contact with unknown debris on the race track. Gerster assumed the point and never looked back en-route to his ‘King of the Wings’ victory.

“When we were under yellow I could see he (Helberg) was gonna have a tire problem” explained Gerster in victory lane. ”Coming down the front straightaway I could see it coming apart and going flat. He was just trying to save it. He actually did a really good job keeping from wrecking the race car when he got down in the corner. Fortunately we were able to sneak around the outside of him. I’ll take the win any way I can get it. We were really fast all day. It would have been fun if he could have kept his tire under him and we could have raced him and beat him heads up. I thought we had something for him there at the end” concluded Gertser.

Troy DeCaire finished in second place and was in sight of the leader as the checkered flag flew. DeCaire’s second place finish ended a streak of bad luck for the two-time MSRXSS champion. Brian Olson finished third and was followed by Tom Tolbert and Sondi Eden rounding out the top five.

The only serious accident of the day occurred when Tyler Underwood made contact with the turn four wall in a heat race. He was uninjured but his machine suffered heavy damage and he was done for the afternoon.

Gerster was the day’s fast qualifier with a lap of 13.169 seconds. Heat race victory’s went to Gerster, Helberg, and DeCaire.

The series will now put its focus on the series finale at Berlin Raceway next Saturday night August 24. The series will crown a 2013 champion at the conclusion of the event.

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OFFICIAL KING OF THE WINGS FEATURE FINISH

1 50m Brian Gerster

2 40 Troy DeCaire

3 71 Brian Olson

4 2t Tom Tolbert

5 6 Sondi Eden

6 7 Jo Jo Helberg

7 56r Ryan Meyers

8 07w Jacob Wilson

9 50 Mike Larrison

10 17 Cody Gallogly

11 40 Tim Cox

12 81 Jimmy Kite

13 26b Jeff Bloom

14 75c Jerry Caryer

15 6 Kevin Blue

16 26p Aaron Pierce

DNS 14 Tyler Underwood

DNS 60 DJ Hamilton

 

 

HELBERG SCORES ANOTHER ANDERSON WIN IN AUGUST

Anderson, IN – August 17, 2013 – California driver, Jo Jo Helberg captured Saturday night’s TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) 50-lap feature event at Anderson Speedway. The win marked the third consecutive year Helberg has won the August MSRXSS event at Anderson.

Helberg wasted no time getting to the front to challenge for the lead from his outside row two starting position. Helberg took command of the event on lap fifteen and never looked back the rest of the race.

“Lapped traffic was a little tough right at the beginning” explained Helberg in victory lane. ”If second place caught me sleeping I would have been very disappointed in myself. With those restarts I tried to take full advantage of the clean track just to try and get as much of a cushion as possible that way I could get through lapped traffic”.

Helberg was well aware of the success he has annually benefited from at Anderson Speedway with his third consecutive August MSRXSS victory. ”I finally got my setup right here this year. I think when it comes to this fall race I give it all I got and make sure I’m plenty of aggressive because come the end of the season I wanna get more wins”.

Early race leader Chris Neunschwander lead the first eight laps of the feature event and appeared to build a sizeable lead until dropping out of the event with mechanical woes, handing the lead to Brian Olson. Olson inherited the lead but was being chased by an aggressive Helberg who got under Olson and took the lead on lap fifteen. Helberg would lead the rest of the event unmolested. Tyler Roahrig was able to close in on Helberg late in the race due to lapped cars, but couldn’t get close enough to challenge for the lead. Brian Gerster was third followed by Brian Olson and Aaron Pierce rounding out the top five.

Brian Gerster was the night’s fast qualifier with a lap of 10.379 seconds. Heat races went to Ryan Gillenwater, Jimmy Kite, and DJ Hamilton.

The MSRXSS will head to Winchester Speedway for an afternoon of racing tomorrow afternoon with a 30-lap feature on tap. The event will be part of the annual Old Timers Weekend event.

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50-LAP MSRXSS FEATURE RESULTS

1. 7 Jo Jo Helberg

2. 64 Tyler Roahrig

3. 50m Brain Gerster

4. 71 Brian Olson

5. 26p Aaron Pierce

6. 17 Cody Gallogly

7. 51 Mike Larrison

8. 2t Tom Tolbert

9. 60 DJ Hamilton

10. 5r Darren Roberts

11. 45 Ryan Gillenwater

12. 81 Jimmy Kite

13. 56r Ryan Meyers

14. 6 Sondi Eden

15. 6 Kevin Blue

16. 41 Troy DeCaire

17. 07 Jacob Wilson

18. 0 Joe Speekman

19. 8 Chris Neunaschwander

20. 75c Jerry Caryer

 

 

OLSON SCORES JAMES/O’CONNOR THRILLER

August 10, 2013 – Salem, IN – Brian Olson held off a determined Brian Gerster to claim his second consecutive Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial Saturday night at Salem Speedway. The win was also Olson’s second TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) victory of the season.

Olson held off Gerster for the majority of the thirty lap event as the duo made aggressive, yet calculated moves in and out of lapped traffic the entire race. The two made contact a handful of times including the final turn coming down for the checkered. It was arguably the most exciting Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial in recent memory.

In victory lane Olson explained how he handled a hard charging Gerster for much of the race. ”I knew in clean air it was gonna be really tuff for him to get around me. Lapped cars were gonna be his only chance .As long as I could get by them as quick as I could, I knew I would be ok.” explained Olson. The two made contact coming down for the checkered flag and Olson acknowledged he didn’t realize it was the final lap.”Gerster got into me a little bit in three and four. Actually I thought we had one more lap after that. It’s such an honor to win here and get back-to-back wins in this race” concluded Olson.

Aaron Pierce followed Gerster home for third and was trailed by Jo Jo Helberg and Tyler Underwood rounding out the top five.

Helberg was the night’s fast qualifier with a time of 14.349 seconds and drove a hard fought battle to finish third. Helberg spun on lap 4 and was forced to go to the tail. Helberg was unable to run down the lead duo despite his thrilling drive to the front.

Heat races were won by Jimmy McCune, Brain Gerster, and Troy DeCaire.

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54th JOE JAMES/PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL RESULTS

1. 71 Brian Olson

2. 50m Brian Gerster

3. 26 Aaron Pierce

4. 7 Jo Jo Helberg

5. 14c Tyler Underwood

6. 07 Jacob Wilson

7. 56r Ryan Myers

8. 60 Davey Hamilton Jr.

9. 6 Kevin Blue

10. 07L Ryan Litt

11. 40:1 Troy DeCaire

12. 5r Darren Roberts

13. 88 Jimmy McCune

14. 26b Jeff Bloom

15. 50:1 Mike Larrison

DNS 81 Jimmy Kite

DNS 56 Wayne Ganett

 

 

THE MUST SEE RACING “JOE JAMES-PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL” AT SALEM SPEEDWAY AUGUST 10th

Holly, Mich. – As the TruFuel Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series prepares to take on the challenging high-banks of Salem Speedway on Aug. 10, it is far more than just another race for competitors, officials, and fans. The 54th annual “Joe James-Pat O’Connor Memorial” is all about honoring the memories of two great racers and their families.

As the event prepares for the 54th running, it is notable that it remains one of the most important and enduring memorial races in the country. Spanning six decades, the memory of two great racers has been honored by countless fans and competitors. O’Connor and James have both been honored as inductees in The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

“The breathtaking raw speed and wheel to wheel action combined with the on the edge excitement of the Must See Racing Xtreme winged sprint cars, will undoubtedly deliver a memorable night of racing” said Salem Speedway general manager Richard Deaton.

“Joe James and Pat O’Connor were great racers, and it’s important that we continue to honor their memory,” said MSR founder and president Jim Hanks. “Our generation of racers has a responsibility to grow and strengthen the events that are the foundation of our sport, and we are privileged to do our part in continuing the many years of excitement associated with this iconic event.”

As always, winning the James-O’Connor race is a special goal for today’s competitors. The winner’s name is added to a list of stellar talent, including Eddie Sachs, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser, Rollie Beale, Gary Bettenhausen, Tom Bigelow, Pancho Carter, Rich Vogler, Larry Rice, Steve Butler, Kenny Irwin Jr., Tony Stewart, Chet Fillip, Dave Steele, Eric Gordon, Bryan Clauson, Jacob Wilson, Brian Olson (2012) and JoJo Helberg (2011).

Past winners Brian Olson and JoJo Helberg, the 2012 MSRXSS Champion, will be among those seeking this year’s coveted title, and will be challenged by an outstanding roster of MSRXSS stars including Troy DeCaire, Jeff Bloom, Jimmy McCune, Aaron Pierce, Jacob Wilson, Mike Larrison, Brian Gerster, Jimmy Kite, and Kody Swanson among others.

The annual visit by the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club is also a part of the festivities on Saturday. An early on-track warm-up for the vintage cars is set to take place at 3 p.m. A select group of vintage cars will return to the track prior to the start of the James/O’Connor Memorial race.

Jeff O’Connor, son of the late Pat O’Connor, will once again pace the field during parade laps in a replica of the Sumar Special that his dad drove in the 1950’s.

The Xtreme Sprint Series features powerful winged sprint cars with 800-plus horsepower, racing at a variety of prestigious and historic venues across the U.S.

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GERSTER CLAIMS FIRST MUST SEE WIN OF THE YEAR

July 19, 2013 – Xenia, OH – Brian Gerster was winless in 2013 heading into Friday night’s TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) event at Kil-Kare Raceway. Gerster’s dominating performance in the 50-lap feature event put an end to his winless skid.

Gerster, who started on the outside of row two, took the lead on lap eight and never looked back en-route to winning the 50-lap event. Gerster routinely made aggressive maneuvers around lapped cars throughout the entire race. Gerster appeared to be in his own zip code with no one able to mount a threat to him the entire distance. Gerster had lapped up to second place and was within striking distance of lapping the entire field until a caution flag waved on lap 41.

In victory lane, Gerster explained his reasoning for disposing of lapped cars so quickly. ”Until I got to the point where I could see the guys running second and third, and I could see them, then I kinda played it cool” explained Gerster.”This series is so tough and there are so many good race cars that you just can't mess around in lapped traffic. You gotta go like they're right on your tail even if they are not”.

Aaron Pierce led the first eight laps before drifting high in turn one on lap seven. Gerster tried to get under him for the lead at that point unsuccessfully. The same exact scenario played out a lap later, this time Gerster’s car stuck and he took control of the race the rest of the way.

Gerster explained the pass for the lead. ”Our car was really strong right there. We were fortunate. I don't know if he saw us the first time. The next time we got back there I had a little bit of a run on him and get it done this time. We were just fortunate our car was spot on tonight” concluded Gerster.

Gerster was followed home by Kody Swanson, Jo Jo Helberg, Troy DeCaire, and Jacob Wilson rounding out the top five.

Earlier in the night, Jo Jo Helberg picked up a $500 bonus from BIOBASED.US when he established a new track record with a lap of 10.623 seconds around the 3/8 mile tri-oval. Helberg bested the old mark of 11.106 seconds set on July 18, 2008 by Zach Gibson.

Heat races were won by Jimmy Kite, Kody Swanson, and Gerster.

The MSRXSS will next be in action August 10 at Salem Speedway for the annual Joe James/Pat O’Connor memorial.

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50-LAP FEATURE RESULTS

1. Brian Gerster

2. Kody Swanson

3. Jo Jo Helberg

4. Troy DeCaire

5. Jacob Wilson

6. Cody Gallogly

7. Brain Olson

8. Mike Larrison

9. Jimmy McCune

10. Ryan Gillenwater

11. Tom Tolbert

12. Davey Hamilton Jr.

13. Jimmy Kite

14. Zach Gibson

15. Ryan Meyers

16. Kevin Blue

17. Aaron Pierce

18. Jerry Caryer

19. Dave Saxer

20. Don Johnson

21. Brandon Whited

 

 

MUST SEE RACING INVADES KIL-KARE RACEWAY WITH $500 NEW TRACK RECORD BONUS.

Holly. MI - July 15, 2013 - Must See Racing officials today announced that BIOBASED.US has put up a five-hundred dollar bonus if a new track record can be established when the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) visits Kil-Kare Raceway Friday July 19.

The MSRXSS will be making its first-ever appearance to the Xenia. OH 3/8 mile NASCAR sanctioned facility. Zach Gibson's track record of 11.106 seconds, set on July 18, 2008, will be on the line as Must See Racing teams attempt to lower the existing time and pocket five-hundred dollars in the process.

Must See Racing will bring 410 c.i. sprint cars to Kil-Kare Raceway for the first time since 2001. A strong field of twenty-five drivers are currently entered for the July 19 event and includes: Jo Jo Helberg, Jacob Wilson, Jimmy McCune, Brian Gerster, Jerry Caryer, Davey Hamilton Jr.,Troy DeCaire, Jim Sheets, Mike Larrison, Jimmy Kite, Ryan Meyers, Brandon Whited, Kevin Blue, Tom Tolbert, Jeff Bloom, Darren Roberts, Ryan Gillenwater, Dave Baumgartner, Kody Swanson, Don Johnson, Brian Olson, Cody Gallogly, Dave Saxer, Zach Gibson, and Aaron Pierce.

Pierce is the winner of the most recent MSRXSS event that was contested July 3 at Auto City Speedway in Clio, MI. Pierce won the thrilling 50-lap feature after restarting on the tail after a lap 2 spin. Many on hand believe it may have arguably been the most exciting MSRXSS event to date.

2013 MUST SEE RACING XTREME SPRINT SERIES FEATURE WINNERS

FIVE FLAGS SPEEDWAY RYAN LITT PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

MOBILE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY JOJO HELBERG MOBILE, ALABAMA

WINCHESTER SPEEDWAY JOJO HELBERG WINCHESTER, INDIANA

ANDERSON, SPEEDWAY JACOB, WILSON ANDERSON, INDIANA

PAY LESS LITTLE 500 ANDERSON, SPEEDWAY JACOB, WILSON ANDERSON, INDIANA

AUTO CITY SPEEDWAY AARON PIERCE CLIO, MICHIGAN

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PIERCE SPINS AND WINS FIRECRACKER 50

July 3, 2013 – Clio, MI – Aaron Pierce recovered from a lap s spin to win the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) Firecracker 50 at Auto City Speedway in Clio, MI Wednesday night before a huge crowd. The win was the first MSRXSS victory of the year for Pierce.

After spinning exiting turn four on lap two, Pierce began his charge to the front after restarting on the tail. Pierce worked traffic aggressively in an attempt to get back to the front. Pierce passed Brian Gerster for second position on lap twenty-five and took command of the race with a lap twenty-eight pass of then leader Kody Swanson and never looked back.

In victory lane Pierce explained how perfect his car was throughout the race. ”Our car was just good” explained Pierce. ”We hit the setup right and got the car working on the bottom where I got all my passing done. If we keep up like we have been, we’ll win this championship” concluded Pierce.

The huge crowd was greeted with phenomenal racing the entire night. The feature event itself provided multi-groove passing and was arguably one of the best MSRXSS feature events to date.

Pierce was chased to the finish by Jo Jo Helberg and Troy DeCaire rounding out the top three. Heat races went to Jim Sheets, Brian Gerster, and Ryan Gillenwater. Jo Jo Helberg was the night’s fast qualifier with a lap of 13.317 seconds. A 10 was drawn for the feature invert which found Darren Roberts and Kody Swanson on the front row.Kody Swanson, Brain Gerster, Troy DeCaire, and Jo Jo Helberg shuffled the running order of the top five positions for most of the event.

FEATURE RESULTS

1 Aaron Pierce

2 Jo Jo Helberg

3 Troy DeCaire

4 Brian Gerster

5 Jimmy McCune

6 Jacob Wilson

7 Dave Baumgartner

8 Ryan Gillenwater

9 Jim Sheets

10 Mike Larrison

11 Ryan Myers

12 Kody Swanson

13 Jeff Bloom

14 Darren Roberts

15 Davey Hamilton Jr.

16 Jimmy Kite

17 Kevin Blue

18 Trevor Berry

 

 

LUCAS OIL TO HOST MUST SEE DOUBLE SATURDAY NIGHT

Holly, MI – June 27, 2013 – Lucas Oil Raceway will be the site of one of the most anticipated asphalt open wheel short track shows this Saturday night June 29. The Engine Pro Must See Racing Super Modifed Series presented by Oliver Race Parts (MSRSMS) and the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) will headline the racing program.

Saturday night’s event will be the first time Supermodifieds have competed at Lucas Oil Raceway in over eighteen years. A full field of Supermodifieds will be gunning for Davey Hamilton’s Supermodified track record of 18.202 seconds around the .686 mile-oval that was set on May 25, 1995.

Brian Gerster will attempt to defend his race title in the MSRXSS portion of the program. Gerster won last year’s event with a thrilling late race pass that saw him dive below Aaron Pierce late in the race. Gerster’s car stuck and he went on to win the inaugural MSRXSS appearance at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Saturday’s event has historical significance for the MSRXSS portion of the event. Sprint car racing at Lucas Oil Raceway dates back to May 28, 1961 and Must See Racing will attempt to add its own footprint to a list of all-time winners that includes some of the biggest names the sport has ever known.

AJ Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Roger McCluskey, Don Branson, Gary Bettenhausen, Tom Bigelow, Rich Vogler, Tony Stewart, and Pancho Carter are just a few of the legendary names to have won a sprint car event at Lucas Oil Raceway over the years. Must See Racing will help to carry on the tradition of sprint car racing at Lucas Oil Raceway.

This will also mark the final time in 2013 fans will be able to see the Must See Racing Supermodifieds and Sprint competing together on the same racing card in Central Indiana.

Drivers expected to compete in the MSRXSS event include: Jo Jo Helberg, Jacob Wilson, Jimmy McCune, Brian Olson, Brian Gertser, Aaron Pierce, Troy DeCaire, Jeff Bloom, Ryan Litt, Mike Larrison, and Jimmy Kite among others.

Drivers expected to compete in the MSRSMS portion of the event include: Jimmy McCune, Kyle Edwards, DJ Shullick, Kyle Vanderpool, Dave McKnight, Sondi Eden, and Mike McVetta among many others.

Officials have announced that Sunday June 30 will be the rain date if needed. For more information on this event please visit www.lucasoilraceway.com or www.mustseeracing.com

 

 

MUST SEE RACING WINNER TO JOIN SELECT GROUP

When the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) invades Lucas Oil Raceway Saturday night, one driver is going to add his name to an impressive list of previous sprint car winners at Lucas Oil Raceway. Sprint car racing at Lucas Oil Raceway dates back to May 28, 1961 when AJ Foyt captured a 30-lap USAC Sprint Car victory. That long-ago event was ran on dirt as the first few years of the Lucas Oil Raceway oval were ran on dirt before it was eventually paved. Over the years, a handful of sanctioning bodies that include: Must See Racing, USAC, ASA, and ICAR among others, have sanctioned sprint car races at Lucas Oil Raceway. Drivers who have captured sprint car wins at Lucas Oil Raceway are impressive. Many have been inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. Some of the drivers who have taken checkers at Lucas Oil Raceway include: Parnelli Jones, Roger McCluskey, Don Branson, Greg Weld, Gary Bettenhausen, Sam Sessions, Tom Bigelow, Pancho Carter, Rich Vogler, Steve Butler, Jeff Gordon, Jeff Bloom, Tony Stewart, Marv Carman, Mike Bliss, Bob Frey, and Eric Gordon among many others. Saturday’s MSRXSS event will mark only the third time in the fifty-two year history of the .686 mile oval that a winged sprint car race has been contested. Brian Gerster won a thrilling MSRXSS event last June when he made a spectacular pass of leader Aaron Pierce entering turn one at the bottom of the track. His car stuck allowing him to capture the victory. Brain Gerster and Jeff Bloom enter Saturday night’s event as the only former Lucas Oil Raceway sprint car winners expected to compete. A Must See Racing victory Saturday night at Lucas Oil Raceway will ensure a prestigious honor of having ones name added to a distinguished list of sprint car racing legends.

 

LUCAS OIL RACEWAY NEXT UP FOR XTREME SPRINTS, SUPERS

HOLLY, Mich. – The Indianapolis area will rock with speed and horsepower on Saturday night, June 29 as Lucas Oil Raceway hosts a double-header racing program from Must See Racing. The Xtreme Sprint Series winged sprint cars will be joined by the Engine Pro Supermodified series, marking the first appearance of supers at LOR since 1995. The sweeping 5/8-mile oval at LOR is a natural for open wheel competition, and the XSS utilized every inch of the racing surface during a robust showing there one year ago. Indianapolis native Brian Gerster will be on hand to defend his popular win, joined by a host of challengers including defending series champion JoJo Helberg of Rohnert Park, Calif.; two-time series titlist Troy DeCaire of Tampa, Fla; Aaron Pierce of Daleville, Ind.; Brian Olson and Jimmy Kite, both of Indianapolis; Jimmy McCune of Toledo, Ohio; Jeff Bloom of Bangor, Mich.; and Crawfordsville, Indiana’s Sondi Eden. One of the pre-race favorites is Jacob Wilson of Crawfordsville, Ind., as he is coming off two straight XSS wins including the prestigious Little 500 at Anderson Speedway on May 26. The ground-pounding supermodified machines are some of the most compelling machines in all motorsport, featuring powerful engines and sophisticated aerodynamics and suspensions. Their visits to LOR have been few and far between through the years, adding a level of interest and anticipation to this visit. Canadian driver Dave McKnight is a pre-race favorite as he hopes to extend his string of supermod victories. McKnight captured the Winchester round on May 18 and backed it up with a second victory one day later at Anderson. The fan-friendly atmosphere of Must See Racing will be on full display at Lucas Oil Raceway, with an autograph session, show car, and various displays on the concourse behind the main grandstand. Fans are urged to bring cameras and Sharpie pens as they will have full access to competitors during the autograph session and following the racing program. The TruFuel Xtreme Sprint Series winged sprint cars are recognized as the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars,” and the Engine Pro Supermodified Series remains one of the most demanding forms of American motorsports. Must See Racing events can be found throughout the Midwest at some of the sport’s most popular and historic racing venues.

 

MUST SEE RACING TO CARRY ON TRADITION AT LUCAS OIL RACEWAY

Sprint car racing has been a big part of the 54-year-old history of Lucas Oil Raceway. The tradition will carry on thanks to Must See Racing. Must See Racing will bring their Engine Pro Must See Racing Supermodified Series and TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series for a huge double header of open wheel racing at Lucas Oil Raceway June 29.

There have been some pretty big sprint car events held at LOR over the years and we will take a look back at some of these events leading up to the June 29 Must See event.

With the announcement from the United States Auto Club (USAC) at the end of the 2011 season that there would be no asphalt sprint car racing in 2012, it appeared the rich and storied tradition of sprint car racing at LOR would also come to an end. That simply would not be the case as a MSRXSS event was added for 2012.

A good crowd was greeted with a strong field of cars and exciting racing last June. In addition, the event was televised nationally on a taped delayed basis for FOX Sports. The successful event opened the door for the return of Must See Racing in 2013 and Must See was able to contribute to the rich history of sprint car racing at LOR.

One of the bigger sprint car races in the history of LOR occurred nearly twenty-five years ago on July 7, 1988. USAC announced in the fall of 1987 that they were adding asphalt to their 1988 National Sprint Car Series with a 5 races to be contested at LOR, Winchester Speedway, and Salem Speedway. The announcement was huge given the fact that pavement sprint car racing across the country was dead. The Little 500, Copper World Classic in Phoenix, AZ, select pavement events sanctioned by the Tampa Bay Area Racing Association was basically all that remained pavement sprint car racing.

For that 1988 season, three of the five events were scheduled to be held at LOR and all three were scheduled to be televised live around the World on ESPN. They events would be part of the highly popular “Thursday Night Thunder” now defunct broadcasts. It was an experiment to say the least.

The events that transpired that night would lead to the revival of pavement sprint car racing. Within a year pavement sprint car racing was popping up everywhere. The All Star Circuit of Champions announced that they were adding pavement the following year. The World of Outlaws was also on pavement by 1990.

The July 1988 event featured some pretty big names and a huge crowd to boot. It would be the first time USAC had sanctioned a sprint car race in seven seasons. The event lured several pavement specialists, as well as a handful who had never competed on pavement before. Billy Vuckovich III, Gene Lee Gibson, Tony Elliott, Andy Hillenburg, Jeff Bloom, Benny Rapp, Rich Vogler, and Jim Childers were just a few of the drivers who participated. Bob Frey led wire-to-wire over a fast approaching Steve Butler who came from the tail after being involved in an earlier accident. The historical impact that July 7, 1988 event at LOR had on pavement sprint car racing may be bigger than most realize.

When Must See Racing returns to LOR June 29, it will also play into the timeline of sprint car racing at LOR. In addition, it will mark the first time a sprint car and super modified twin-bill of racing has occurred where both divisions competed in separate racing programs. This will also be the only time all season fans will have the opportunity to witness sprint car and supermodified action at LOR all season. It will also help to carry on the rich tradition of sprint car racing at LOR.

Several early entrants include: Jo Jo Helberg, Troy DeCiare, Jacob Wilson, Mike Larrison, Jimmy Kite, Jimmy McCune, Aaron Pierce, Brian Olson, Jeff Bloom, Dave McKnight, Brian Gingras, Kyle Edwards, and Brian Gerster among many others.

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HELBERG & WILSON HEAD MSR SPRINTS TO LUCAS OIL RACEWAY

HOLLY, MI. – Can he make it three in a row? Jacob Wilson, fresh off his Must See Racing 60 and prestigious Payless Little 500 victories in one week at Anderson Speedway, is looking forward to the June 29th Must See Racing Lucas Oil Raceway event.

“I would love to keep the streak going,” said Wilson. “The Wilson Brothers Racing team has done a tremendous job preparing the car and we have been running up front all year. We are currently second in points, which is where we finished in 2012, behind JoJo Helberg. We are really looking forward to this race and hope to get into victory lane.”

“I think it’s going to be a great race. You can run in almost any groove, so that’s really exciting. I know the track is very challenging, because it’s constantly changing. That makes for great competition because it’s all about who can have exactly the right setup on any given night.” added current MSRXSS points leader JoJo Helberg.

Last year Brian Gerster set an all time new track record with a blistering 17.407 seconds and backed it up with a thrilling feature win.

Xtreme Sprint Series point leader JoJo Helberg of Rohnert Park, CA will attempt to maintain his place atop the standings. Helberg has faced tight competition thus far in 2013 from Wilson, Brian Gerster, Canada’s Ryan Litt, and Troy DeCaire. MSRXSS regulars Jimmy McCune, Mike Larrison, Davey Hamilton Jr., Aaron Pierce, Jimmy Kite, Brian Olson, Jeff Bloom, Jerry Caryer, Tom Tolbert, Ryan Myers, Jim Sheets, Ryan Gillenwater Cody Gallogy, Sondi Eden, Tanner Swanson and others will provide stiff competition on the .686 mile famed oval.

SUPERMODIFIEDS RETURNING TO LUCAS OIL RACEWAY

The Must See Racing Supermodified Series will join the MSRXSS winged sprints for the June 29th “Night of Speed” returning supermodified racing to the famed oval track for the first time since 1995.

Canada’s Dave McKnight leads the supermodified points chase with victories at Winchester and Anderson Speedway. In close pursuit are 2012 MSRSMS Champion Doug Edwards, Mike McVetta, Jimmy McCune, California’s Kyle Vanderpool and Jim Paller. Others expected to challenge are Sondi Eden, Florida’s Brian Gingras, Rod Sauder, Brad Wyatt, Larry Lehnert, Rich Reid, Zach Gibson, Don Johnson, D.J. Shullick, A.J. Liesicki, Denny Fisher, Jon Henes, Cord Erhart, Shane Johnson, Matt Palmer and others.

Both series will run a full program of time trials, heat races, and a 30-lap features that can be seen tape delayed on MAVTV, DirecTV and other cable outlets to over 100 million households with hosts Rick Benjamin, Dave Argabright and Tom Bigelow.

More information is available at www.mustseeracing.com and www.lucasoilraceway.com.

 

 

MAV TV ADDED TO MUST SEE BROADCAST LINEUP

HOLLY, Mich. – MAV TV has made headlines in racing circles in recent months as the burgeoning television network moves to reshape the motorsports broadcast landscape. Another piece of the puzzle fell into place in recent days as Must See Racing has reached an agreement with the network to carry their programming in 2013 and 2014. Must See Racing provides racing coverage of the TruFuel Xtreme Sprint Series and the Engine Pro Supermodified Series, and with the addition of MAV TV the shows will now reach over 100 million U.S. households. “MAV TV is going to be a significant factor in motorsports broadcasting over the next few years, and we are delighted to join their exciting lineup of motorsports programming,” said Must See Racing founder Jim Hanks. “Both MAV and Must See Racing are working hard to bring quality entertainment to racing fans all over the U.S., and we look forward to being a part of the MAV TV lineup. “We anticipate a great deal of growth with MAV over the next few years, and this is a great opportunity for all of us to grow together. The next few years should be very interesting, and a lot of fun.” concluded Hanks. Jason Patison, MAVTV’s Programming Director added “Must See Racing TV is a great addition to MAVTV's grass roots racing line-up, its high quality, exciting racing that our viewers will enjoy.” This latest addition helps insure that Must See Racing programming remains one of the most accessible of all major short track entities. In addition to traditional broadcast outlets, MSR programming is available in an ever-growing realm that includes live Internet streaming, video-on-demand, and through a wide array of fixed and hand-held devices. The Xtreme TruFuel Sprint Series winged sprint cars are recognized as the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars,” and the Engine Pro Supermodified Series remains one of the most demanding and compelling forms of American motorsports. MustSeeRacing events can be found throughout the Midwest at some of the sport’s most popular and historic racing venues. mustseeracing.com

 

 

WILSON CLAIMS FIRST CAREER MSRXSS VICTORY

May 22, 2013 – Anderson, IN - Jacob Wilson took the lead at the drop of the green during the Must See Racing 60 at Anderson Speedway and never looked back. Wilson led wire-to-wire to collect his first career TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series victory. Wilson ran hard the entire distance to ensure he would not be denied his first career MSRXSS victory.

Wilson built up a sizeable lead early, but lapped traffic allowed Aaron Pierce to close in on lap twenty-six. ”I watched the scoreboard” explained Wilson. ”Whenever you see a #26 for Pierce or a #7 for Helberg behind you, you’re gonna drive a little harder. Those guys have both been quick. But I had a heck of a car. My guys had me dialed in”. Wilson pointed out the fact that he had a close moment with lapped cars late in the race. ”We got pinched into the outside wall going down the back stretch one lap. We got lucky on that but had a heck of a night. Hopefully this will carry over to the Little 500. We had a car that could work lapped traffic tonight and I’m hoping we have the same Saturday night” concluded Wilson.

As Wilson dominated the event, a battle for third waged on between Jo Jo Helberg and Brian Gerster. The duo worked each other through lapped traffic until they made contact on lap 39 entering turn three after they had split a lapped car. Gerster spun and was hit by Jason Cox. Gerster’s machine received damage and relegated him to a twelfth place finish. Aaron Pierce finished second followed by Jo Jo Helberg, Troy DeCaire, and Brian Olson rounding out the top five.

A heavy thunderstorm hit the speedway just after qualifying began. Officials canceled qualifying and used the fastest lap from practice with a 6 being drawn for the inversion. Heat races were won by Jimmy Kite, Aaron Pierce, and Ryan Meyers.

At the conclusion of the event, series president Jim Hanks thanked the efforts of Anderson Speedway officials and President Rick Dawson for making sure the show was completed despite threatening weather. ”Must See Racing really want to thank Rick Dawson, Anderson Speedway, and his crew. We really had some bad weather. They stuck with it and got the track prepared. They were absolutely committed to getting this race in despite the bad weather. We really want to thank them for that and let everyone know how much we appreciate their commitment”.

Next up for Must See Racing will be the 65th annual Pay Less Little 500 Saturday night. Must See Racing is the exclusive sanctioning body of this prestigious event. For more info on Must See Racing log onto www.mustseeracing.com

MUST SEE RACING 60 OFFICIAL FINISH

1. Jacob Wilson

2. Aaron Pierce

3. Jo Jo Helberg

4. Troy DeCaire

5. Brian Olson

6. Jimmy McCune

7. Chris Neunschwander

8. Jimmy Kite

9. Jim Sheets

10. Cody Gerhardt

11. Ryan Meyers

12. Brian Gerster

13. Jason Cox

14. Mike Larrison

15. Jeff Bloom

16. Ron Koehler DNS

 

 

MCKNIGHT; HELBERG CLAIM XTREME SPEED CHALLENGE VICTORIES
May 19, 2013 – Winchester, IN – Dave McKnight and Jo Jo Helberg each claimed victories in Sunday’s Must See Racing Xtreme Speed Challenge at Winchester Speedway. The 2nd annual event was greeted by warm weather and a good crowd.
McKnight’s victory in the 30-lap Engine Pro Must See Racing Super Modified Series (MSRSMS) presented by Oliver Racing Parts feature was redemption of sorts. McKnight crashed during practice for last year’s Xtreme Speed Challenge and was unable to participate. McKnight, who started in the twelfth position, explained how important patience played in the outcome. “I can’t say enough about car owner Gary Morton” explained McKnight.” Gary told me to be patient. He had run here before and I had never run here. So this was a whole new world for me. He just told me you got a great car and be patient. Stay high and just give it time. Even when I got to the leaders and they were jostling, I just had to be patient until I had the right time and spot. You’re going so fast here and you come up on traffic so quick you have to be careful. I just waited and the opportunity was there and the car was there for me and I was able to attack. It was great”.
McKnight sported a smaller wing mounted on the rear of the car all day that may have played into the performance of the car. “I don’t really know if that was the key but it definitely helped. It didn’t kill out straightaway speed so less drag more speed. This place is all about finding a good balance between drag and speed. But it was very turbulent when I was in line with five guys. I had a lot of turbulence because I didn’t have a lot of air on it. Once I got out front and I got good air, the car was good” concluded McKnight.
Mike McVetta finished second followed by Jimmy McCune, Kyle Edwards, and Brian Gingrass rounding out the top five.
Mike McVetta got things off to a fast start earlier when he set a new track record for the Supermodifieds with a lap of 13.801. Heat wins went to Kyle Edwards, Jimmy McCune, and Mike McVetta.
Jo Jo Helberg captured a thrilling 30-lap TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) feature that saw him chased relentlessly the entire distance by runner-up Brian Gerster. Jimmy McCune got the jump on pole sitter Helberg to lead the first lap. Helberg quickly regained the lead and was out front by lap two. The duo put on a driving clinic in lapped traffic that saw the two split lapped cars multiple times to the delight of the crowd. Helberg explained that he wasn’t too concerned about losing the lead at the start. “I figured I could get him back because he was leaving the door open. I think the motor was a little lazy because this motor has a lot of top end and not a lot of bottom end with the big gear I have to run” explained Helberg.
Helberg realized early on he was being challenged for the lead. ”One time I was going into one and I saw 4 or 5 lapped cars and saw a yellow nose stick on the inside and thought it was McCune. Then I realized it was Gerster when I glanced at the board. When he did that the first time I really tried to pick up the pace and change my line going through lapped traffic. When he did it to me the second time I had a little bit of clear track and kept my foot on the throttle.
Helberg was initially disappointed to see the caution come out on lap 21 after the race had went green up to that point. ”At first I was disappointed but then realized it gave the lapped cars a chance to start behind me rather than right in front of me. I knew I had a lot more lapped cars that I had to go through. And it gave the tires a chance to cool down the tires. I raced as if Gerster was on my tail the whole race regardless of whether I had clean air or lapped traffic” concluded Helberg.
The win gives Helberg two consecutive wins and put s him in position to claim a $50,000 bonus Must See Racing is offering if he can win the Must See Racing 60 at Anderson Speedway Wed. night as well as the Little 500 this coming Saturday night.
Brian Gerster was the day’s fast qualifier with a lap of 13.461 seconds. Heat wins went to Troy DeCaire, Aaron Pierce, and Helberg.
Sunday’s Xtreme Speed Challenge kicked off a busy week for the Holly, MI based series. The MSRSMS will be in action again tomorrow night at Anderson Speedway along with the International Outlaw Figure 8 Series (IOFS). The MSRXSS will be racing Wednesday evening at Anderson Speedway before concluding the week with sanctioning duties of the 65th Pay Less Little 500 Saturday night May 25. All events will be available as live streamed Pay Per View by visiting WWW.XSAN.TV for complete details. For more details on Must See Racing visit www.mustseeracing.com
MUST SEE RACING SUPERMODIFIED SERIES 30-LAP FEATURE RESULTS
1. Dave McKnight
2. Mike McVetta
3. Jimmy McCune
4. Kyle Edwards
5. Brian Gingrass
6. Kyle Vanderpool
7. Rod Sauder
8. Sondi Eden
9. Rich Reid
10. Shane Johnson
11. Brad Wyatt
12. Larry Lenhert
13. Cody Gallogly
14. Zach Gibson
15. Jim Paller
MUST SEE RACING XTREME SPRINT SEREIS 30-LAP FEATURE RESULTS
1. Jo Jo Helberg
2. Brian Gerster
3. Jimmy McCune
4. Aaron Pierce
5. Troy DeCaire
6. Mike Larrison
7. Jason Cox
8. Joe Swanson
9. Jacob Wilson
10. Brian Olson
11. Cody Gallogly
12. Ryan Meyers
13. Jerry Caryer
14. Jim Sheets
15. Kevin Blue
16. Jimmy Kite
17. Tim Cox
18. Cody Gerhardt
19. Cody Swanson

 

GERHARDT HEADS EAST LOOKING TO RACE

Nineteen-year-old Cody Gerhardt will be among the nearly thirty participants who will be competing in the Xtreme Speed Challenge Sunday afternoon May 19 at Winchester Speedway. The event will be the third race of the season for the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) and will kick off a busy week for the series.

The Madera, CA racer will be making the trek east simply to race. There is virtually no pavement sprint car racing in the state of California in 2013. Gerhardt has spent the early part of 2013 competing in the Pabst Blue Ribbon Winged World Series at his home town Madera Speedway. The series is a supermodified vs. sprint car series that competes exclusively at Madera Speedway. ”They are trying to get the series where the sprints and supers can run competitively together” explains Gehardt.”There are still some changes to go. They recently restricted the supers some to balance everything out. It’s really the only option we have right now. Other than Madera, we have to go to Idaho or Utah to race pavement sprint car stuff”.

After talking with Davey Hamilton, Gerhardt decided he would like to run a few races with the MSRXSS. ”We always wanted to come back to Indy to run some sprint car stuff. I’ve run the quarter midgets here before. I talked with Davey Hamilton and he told me how professional and great Must See Racing is. We decided to come east and run the Winchester and Anderson races this week”. Gerhardt has never saw Winchester Speedway before and he will be a rookie in every sense Sunday in the Xtreme Speed Challenge. ”I’ve heard a lot about it and I’m looking forward to racing there. I’ve heard good stories and bad stories about the place, but mostly good. I’ve been told I’ll come back a man after running Winchester” Gerhardt laughs. Getting to race is the primary reason for the trip out east. Gerhardt has set a goal of just finishing the race and getting a top ten as he realizes the competition in MSRXSS is fierce. “It will be a learning experience more than anything”. The former multi-time Ford Focus midget champion burst onto the pavement sprint car scene in 2011. He claimed two feature wins while running with the USAC Western series and claimed Rookie of the Year honors. Gerhardt will be competing for the potent west coast based Western Speed racing team. He will bring the Beast chassis, Shaver Racing Engines car to compete in the MSRXSS events this week. “I’m only going to compete in the Must See events this trip. Unfortunately, I won’t even be doing the Little 500 this year. This will probably be my only trip back east to race this year with my car. If I could find another car I might possibly come back later. But we’ll see. My focus is Winchester and Anderson right now and we’ll see how that goes” concludes

 

 

 

Veteran sprint car driver Jeff Bloom has been running at Winchester Speedway for a long time. Bloom’s racing career began back in 1968. It wasn’t until 1972 that Bloom began competing in the sprint cars and in particular, the American Speed Association (ASA).

Since his sprint car debut at Winchester in 1972, Bloom has twenty-seven second place finishes. Track statistician, Bob Lemons, claims that Bloom holds the record for more second place finishes than anyone in the tracks 100 year history. “How many times should I have won at Winchester? A lot” states Bloom. ”Something always seemed to happen for one reason or another. I know I’ve finished second three times in the King of Wings race.

Bloom is eagerly looking forward to Sunday’s Xtreme Speed Challenge at Winchester Speedway. It will be the third race of the season for the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) and first for the Must See Racing Super Modified Series (MSRSMS). If you ask Bloom, he will quickly tell you he loves racing at Winchester Speedway. ”I love the race track. But I will tell you this about Winchester. It’s the only race track that I’ve run where you go in the corner hard and you don’t know for sure if you’re gonna exit the corner. You race the track and not the competitors. The second time I ever ran Winchester, I had fast time and tied the track record with a lap of 16.18 seconds for a long time”. Sunday’s return to Winchester will technically be his first race back since he suffered severe burns in a frightening crash at Marne, MI last August. Bloom attempted his comeback April 14 during the Glen Niebel Classic at Anderson Speedway. Motor issues didn’t allow Bloom the opportunity to compete in the feature event. Sunday’s event will allow Bloom the first chance at extended laps in live competition. “I feel fine. I felt fine at Anderson with what few laps I got before the motor problems”.

The Xtreme Speed Challenge will start what will be a hectic week for Bloom. In addition to Winchester, Bloom will compete in the Must See Racing 60 at Anderson May 22, and the Little 500 three days later. Bloom is a three-time Little 500 winner.

Bloom, who will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame next month, is fairly confident he will have a good day Sunday. “My expectations are to run up front and be competitive. My chances of winning are up in the air because you never know what can happen. But the last time I ran there last August, I was fourth quick, started on the pole, and ran up front. So we’ll see what happens” concluded Bloom.

 

 

HOSS CHAMP TO TACKLE HIGH BANKS AT WINCHESTER SPEEDWAY WITH MUST SEE RACING

Defending Hoosier Outlaw Sprint Series (HOSS) champion Joe Swanson will tackle the high banks of Winchester Speedway during the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) sanctioned Xtreme Speed Challenge May 19.

Swanson will be making a rare MSRXSS start as he primarily has competed with the HOSS series to date. Swanson lists wanting to run at Winchester Speedway and the lure of racing on a Sunday afternoon as reasons for his entry in the Xtreme Speed Challenge.

“I ran at Winchester in 2009 and loved it. I never got to practice beforehand and spent the first half of the day just getting laps and figuring the car out” explains Swanson. ”Once I started going fast the car started bottoming out. Going fast at Winchester is definitely a different feeling”. Swanson insists one of the main reasons for competing May 19 is a chance to get to race another event in 2013.”I work a lot, and with it being a Sunday afternoon, it helps a lot. There aren’t too many Sunday afternoon shows around”. Must See Racing features some of the best winged pavement sprint car drivers in the country and Swanson realizes he will have to bring his A-game. “It’s a stiff level of competition. The depth of the field is very good. Must See races some tracks I don’t get to run with HOSS. I feel pretty good. It’s gonna be a learning experience. I feel I have a good chance of getting a good finish and feel confident I can run with those guys. I like the challenge of competing against the best”.

 

 

ENGINE PRO NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF THE MUST SEE RACING SUPERMODIFIED SERIES WITH OLIVER RACING PARTS AS PRESENTING SPONSOR

For Immediate Release Holly, MI.

Must See Racing officials are proud to announce Engine Pro of Michigan as the Must See Racing Supermodified Series entitlement sponsor with Oliver Racing Parts named as the series presenting sponsor.

“Must See Racing and Engine Pro have had a long and successful partnership built on performance with our Xtreme Sprint Series. We are delighted to have Engine Pro, the nation’s leading specialty engine parts distributor featuring name brand and custom engine kits, and their thirty five distribution outlets support our Supermodified Series and race teams,” stated Must See Founder and President Jim Hanks.

“Engine Pro is a strong supporter of grass roots racing participating with many different race series and tracks. Their quality high performance engine parts, first class service and commitment to Must See Racing’s “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars” is a great fit to supply our race teams and their engine builders. Engine Pro is also a major marketing partner in the Must See Racing national television programming and recently announced Live Streaming of many of our events,” concluded Hanks. Scott Overlund of Engine Pro Michigan added, “Our sponsorship with the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series has been an important part of Engine Pro's marketing efforts. It not only gives us consistent national exposure in leading trade publications, cable television, pay per-view television, and Internet race coverage, it also provides us with a vehicle to involve our customers in an exciting racing venue that gives us an edge over our competition. We're very confident that our sponsorship with the Supermodified Series will do the same.”

The Engine Pro Must See Racing Supermodified by Oliver Series sanctions winged Supermodified races at speedways throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania at some of the country’s most recognizable and famous race tracks including Lucas Oil Raceway, Winchester Speedway and Anderson Speedway, home of the Must See Racing sanctioned Pay Less Little 500. Additionally, Engine Pro presents the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series“Fast Car Slash” Championship Event at Berlin Raceway in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 24th broadcast to a national television audience.

Visit www.mustseeracing.com and www.engine.com

 

 

GERSTER LOOKS FORWARD TO RETURN TO WINCHESTER

Fishers, IN resident, Brian Gerster, is eagerly awaiting the Xtreme Speed Challenge May 19 at Winchester Speedway. It will be the third race of the year on the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) schedule.

Gerster loves Winchester and scored one of his biggest wins of his career at the high-banked half mile in 1995. Gerster won a USAC National Midget Series event on ESPN." I absolutely love the place" states Gerster."I've won in a midget there before and held the non wing sprint car track record for a while. I've been close to winning a Must See race there a couple of times. I really wanna get a Must See win there".

Maybe its no coincidence Gerster loves Winchester so much. He became the fastest man in Bristol Motor Speedway history when he turned a lap that averaged 150.580 MPH on October 1, 2011 during a MSRXSS event. He also currently holds the track record at Salem Speedway. Both tracks are similar to Winchester as far as speed and banking.

Gerster has won five times in MSRXSS competition the last two years despite running a limited schedule. Last year saw Gerster score MSRXSS wins at Clio, MI, and Indianapolis, IN.

2013 could be the year Gerster decides to run for the MSRXSS championship if things work out."It's really too early to commit to chasing the championship. But, we can if we choose to. Last year we didn't go to the opener in Florida. This year we did. Dick and Debra Meyers, my car owners, run this deal out of their own pockets. We have one car and one motor. If we have any setbacks along the way, it might be tough to do. But that's a fact of life. Most of the championship contenders in Must See have multiple cars and engines. We do have help from Landrum Springs, Gaerte Engines, and RAM Engineering which helps. We're not worried about points, but it shows that you're overall performance is good if you win a championship".

The car that Gerster utilizes is arguably the oldest car on the MSRXSS circuit and is full of history. The car is a twenty-two year car that was originally built by Hoffman Auto Racing to compete in the USAC pavement events. The car was driven to several USAC victories by Steve Butler among others. Car owner Dick Meyers is extremely proud of the car and will tell anyone who will listen that the car belongs in a museum when its career is complete.

As the Xtreme Speed Challenge near, Gerster likes his chances for a winged sprint car victory at the legendary high-banked facility." I feel like we've got as good a shot as anyone. The competition is so deep in Must See Racing and winning is not easy. There is gonna be a lot of fast cars there too. But, I like our chances" concluded Gerster.

 

 

HOLLY, MI. (May 1, 2013) – The Must See Racing national television programming, with veteran and award winning announcers Rick Benjamin, Tom Bigelow and Dave Argabright is in place for the upcoming 2013 season featuring ten televised events with outstanding prime time broadcast across the country. Fans can look forward to the same high quality HD national television programming that MSR has presented for the last three years available to over 90 million households across America. The tape delayed programs will begin airing in June. Starting the season in March at the Royal Oak Southern Shootout at Five Flags and Mobile Speedways with twenty nine of the best drivers and teams from across the country and Canada has already started the buzz and anticipation about this seasons coveted MSR championship and points chase battle. A new addition for 2013 to the popular MSR national television programming is a Must See Racing and XSAN agreement to produce live high quality Internet broadcasts using the most current cutting edge technology. This addition to the MSR racing entertainment formatting places Must See Racing as the first short track open wheel series to showcase the racing action and first class talented drivers and teams on national television, live Internet, Video on Demand and on hand held devices. ”This gives the race fans a convenient and technically viable option to watch our events using the technology that best fits their schedule and life style. Fans can also enjoy second screen information and enhancement while viewing the MSR television shows and at the race tracks. Must See Racing strives to achieve excellence and that is exactly what we plan to present the fans with utilizing this new programming platform for selected events” stated MSR president and founder Jim Hanks. The Xtreme Speed Challenge from Winchester Speedway plus the Supermodified 50, the annual Must See 60 and legendary Pay Less Little 500 from Anderson Speedway will be broadcast live on XSAN. The coverage will include a full week of live broadcasts, on demand segments, a massive social media promotion, and will conclude with the Super Bowl of pavement sprint car racing, the 65th running of the Pay Less Little 500. The events will also be broadcast tape delayed, on the Must See Racing television distribution network.

2013 MUST SEE RACING TELEVISION PLUS THE PAY LESS LITTLE 500 & EVENT LIVE INTERNET PROGRAMMING NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUR TIME ● YOUR TECHNOLOGY ● YOUR CONVIENENCE ● YOUR CHOICE RICK TOM DAVE BENJAMIN BIGELOW ARGABRIGHT

The spectacular week begins at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana, on May 19th, 2013 with the Xtreme Speed Challenge combined show featuring both the MSR TruFuel Xtreme Sprint Series and the high flying Must See Racing Supermodifieds. The series then moves west to Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana where the wheel to wheel racing cranks up again on Monday, May 20th for the MSR Supermodified 50 and the popular Must See 60 on Wednesday May 22nd. The week of racing concludes with what many fans call the most entertaining race in the world, the 65th Annual Pay Less Little 500 on Saturday May 25th. The racing is sure to be fast and furious with the special Must See Racing “Triple Crown” $50,000 bonus going to the race team that can win the Winchester winged sprint feature, the MSR 60 winged sprint feature and the iconic Pay Less Little 500. In addition, XSAN will provide unprecedented coverage of the entire week including practice, behind-the-scenes, race highlights, and more on the company's YouTube page, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. All can be found under the username XSANTV. “Our goal at Must See Racing is to appeal to fans of all ages by presenting first class racing entertainment with the most convenient technology providing complete access to enjoy our exciting high speed sport. The addition of XSAN to our in place and popular national television distribution puts Must See Racing on every possible platform providing race fans great flexibility to watch the events how and when they want. The events and video are available on the PC, Tablet and iPad, Mobile and iPhone, select video game platforms and on the Must See Racing television programming” concluded Hanks. The Must See Racing May 19, 20, and 22 events are available for purchase and viewing with an XSAN Subscription at $19.95 Per Day. The 65th Annual Pay Less Little 500 on May 25th will be available as a standalone special Pay Per View event and will cost $35.00 to view live. A special “TRIPLE CROWN” viewing package that includes ALL FOUR SHOWS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR A MSR RACE FAN PACKAGE RATE OF ONLY $50. Visit mustseeracing.com for upcoming television distribution and schedule announcements including information on how to view the MSR programming. xsan.tv

 

 

Former IZOD INDYCAR Series regular Jimmy Kite will return to his sprint car roots as he competes with the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) full-time in 2013.

Winged asphalt sprint car racing isn't new to Kite. Kite began his open wheel racing career running AWOL, TBARA, and USCS winged sprint car events in the southeast while living in Stockbridge, GA. The thirty-seven year-old Kite, who now calls Speedway, IN home, stepped away briefly from sprint car racing to compete in the IZOD INDYCAR Series from 1997-2003. Kite has five career Indy 500 starts on his resume.

Kite will be aboard the Mike Blake owned Dynamite Chassis with sponsorship from NT Supply and Kercher Engines."I've known Mike (Blake) for a long time" explained Kite."Blake gave me an opportunity to run this year for him. We plan on running the whole Must See deal although we don't have sponsorship for the whole season. Our plan is for the whole season, but really, its a race to race situation without full sponsorship".

Kite has been away from sprint car racing the last several years, but has followed it closely."When Must See Racing first started, I knew I wanted to run in the series at some point. I like running asphalt sprint cars and I like all the tracks the series goes to. It's gonna be a fun year running the Must See Racing schedule for Mike Blake".

The Xtreme Speed Challenge at Winchester Speedway May 19 is the next event Kite will put his focus on."I love running Winchester. It's a lot like Salem where I won a midget race at once. I've run a midget at Winchester a couple of times too. The thing about Winchester is that when you're going fast there, your doing good. I like thebig fast tracks. Driving for a guy like Blake should make it easier for me as far as getting the car good. He's won there before".

Kite may have the most laps this season of any driver entered in the upcoming Xtreme Speed Challenge. Kite is a driving instructor for the Richard Petty Driving Experience."I go all over the country for them. We do several of the tracks on the NASCAR schedule. I gave them the Must See Racing schedule and told them I can’t work these weekends because I'll be racing" laughed Kite.

Kite could possibly be a sleeper to win the Xtreme Speed Challenge. Kites does have a lot of experience going fast at big tracks with down force in play. Don't be surprised if Kite rolls into victory lane in Mike Blake's famous "Orange Pumpkin" at some point in 2013.

 

 

Northwest transplant Brian Olson optomistic about 2013

Brian Olson moved from Puyallup, WA to Avon, IN in 2006 to concentrate on midget racing. Olson eventually removed himself from midget competition due to rising costs and very few pavement midgets events remaining in the Midwest.

In 2011, Olson decided to run a sprint car for former racer and veteran car owner, Jerry Powell, at the Little 500. Olson adapted quickly and set on the front row in his first-ever attempt at pavement sprint car racing. Olson ran a handful of Must See RacingXtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) events the rest of the 2011 season.

The 2012 season found Olson in the Davey Hamilton Racing owned TRUFUEL Diablo chassis for an assault on the MSRXSS championship. Olson rose to the occasion and picked up a win at Mobile International Speedway in the second race of the season. Olson then went on to claim the Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial at Salem Speedway in August in convincing style. Olson finished fourth in the final MSRXSS final standings.

Olson has started his own team for 2013. Olson has secured sponsorship from PRO-VAC, INDYCAR EXPERIENCE, and Edward's Transmissions & Engines. Veteran pavement sprint car mechanic, Jack French, will be turning the wrenches on the DRC chassis.

The 2013 season has gone smoothly thus far Olson insists."I'm pretty happy with the new combination and car" explains Olson. "I was comfortable at the Must See openers. I think we still have more to gain. Jack French is gonna help me out a lot. He has so much knowledge. Him and I agree on a lot of concepts and work well together".

The focus for 2013 will be wins for the Olson team. With wins comes championships Olson insists." I think with the package we have, we should be competitive this season. With our Charlie Fisher engine, I feel like we have one of the best running engines out there right now. I'm focusing on wins this year. If we're winning consistently, we'll have a good shot at winning the 2013 MSRXSS championship".

Olson's focus now turns to the MSRXSS Xtreme Speed Challenge at Winchester Speedway May 19."I've only run there twice. I really haven't had any good runs there yet. It's a really tricky place with all the bumps. We'll work on getting the car good so I can be comfortable there".

With Olson's recent success at Salem Speedway, one would think that confidence would carry over."Salem and Winchester are both super fast and really high-banked. But, both are totally different. It's like comparing apples and oranges".

With the package Olson has in place, he should be in position to win the Xtreme Speed Challenge as well as have a productive 2013 MSRXSS season." I feel pretty optimistic about 2013" concluded Olson.

 

 

PIERCE WOULD LIKE TO FORGET 2012 SEASON

When you talk with Aaron Pierce about his 2012 season, he will quickly tell you that everything that could've went wrong did. Pierce is looking to put last season behind him and and focus on 2013 starting with the May 19 Xtreme Speed Challenge at Winchester Speedway. Pierce will be competing in the third Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) event of the year. Pierce is also working on a deal to compete in the season opener for the Must See Racing Super Modified Series (MSRSMS) on the same day.

Pierce's season got off to a bad start quickly last season. Prior to the MSRXSS opener at Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL, Pierce did some testing at each track."We had both of our primary cars complete and ready to go" Pierce explains of last season's fiasco. We had a good test at Pensacola and went to Mobile the next day. A left rear titanium stud broke when I hit the bump entering turn one and flipped off the track damaging the car. Then the next week in the race at Pensacola, I got together with another car and spun and hit the inside wall. The throttle stuck and I ended up hitting the outside wall. It kinda set the tone for the rest of the season"

The season got worse before it got better for Pierce. On June 9, at Lucas Oil Raceway, Pierce was back in action with his newly repaired primary Beast Chassis car. Bad luck returned once again when a power steering line came off during practice sending Pierce hard into the turn two wall and damaging the car once again. Pierce would be forced into a backup car owned by Canadian Jimmy Brown for the remainder of the evening.

Lady Luck finally came through for Pierce on July 5 at Shangri-La II Speedway in Tioga Cener, NY when Pierce picked up the MSRXSS 30-lap feature before a packed house. It was a nice consolation prize but a little too late to compete for the MSRXSS championship."I've won at least one race in some- thing the last ten years straight so it was nice to get the win". Pierce finished seventh in the final 2012 MSRXSS final season standings.

Pierce feels that one got away from him at Winchester last season. I was leading the feature and got too comfortable. Troy DeCaire passed me. I got into his dirty air and couldn't pass him back. I let one get away. I love that place and have done really well there.

Pierce is eagerly awaiting the Xtreme Speed Challenge as well as Little 500 week next month."Both Anderson Speedway and Winchester Speedway are close to home and I have a lot of laps at both places. I've got a good wing car and a good non-winged car. I like my chances all week, especially the Little 500, so we'll see what happens. It's a long season and we're gonna have some opportunities" concludes Pierce.

 

 

 

 

Tampa, Florida driver, Troy DeCaire, is on a hot streak of sorts when it comes to competing at the famed high banked Winchester Speedway. He has won the last two Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) events there. Some are consid- ering DeCaire the favorite to win the 2nd annual Xtreme Speed Challenge when the MSRXSS returns to Winchester Speedway May 19.

DeCaire is a two-time MSRXSS champion having accomplished this feat in 2010 and 2011. DeCaire missed out on a three-peat last season after only making nine starts due to the lack of a full-time ride.

The former Must See champion enjoys competing at Winchester Speedway."It's one of those places you either love or hate" explains DeCaire. "I guess I love it." DeCaire attributes his Winchester success more to his driving style rather than luck."I haven't had good luck there. I've been there five times with three different car owners. I have two wins, two seconds, and a DNF where I was leading. Funny thing is I've won the heat race every time I've been there. My two wins last year I attribute it to my driving style more than anything. It just suits that track".

DeCaire is quick to point out that Must See Racing has been good for his career and is putting pavement sprint cars on the radar."Must See racing is bringing light to pavement sprint cars. We were kinda the odd balls of sprint car racing before Must See Racing came along. I’ve been noticed because of the series. The exposure that Must See president Jim Hanks gives us is really good. We have television exposure and better purses. People now know what we are doing is real racing as far as the winged pavement sprint car stuff".

Could another MSRXSS championship for DeCaire be in the works? DeCaire likes his chances now that he is driving for Davey Hamilton Racing in a group effort along with veteran car owners George Rudolph and Dick Fieler."Its a pretty good group. If it wasn't for George (Rudolph), nobody would know that I could drive a sprint car. He took a chance on me early in my career. Dick Fieler is an interesting guy. He didn't miss a Formula One race in an eight-year span. He was on a team in Brazil and did some pretty neat things in F-1. And Davey Hamilton is the greatest supermodified driver to ever live. I've got a lot of knowledge and money behind me. I kinda feel like I got one up on everybody" concludes DeCaire.

If DeCaire is indeed able to claim the 2nd annual Xtreme Speed Challenge, it would give him three MSRXSS Winchester wins in-a-row and boost him for a tie on the all-time MSRXSS win list with five career victories.

 

 

Xtreme Speed Challenge

Jimmy "The Bulldog" McCune just might be the busiest man when the Xtreme Speed Challenge unfolds May 19 at Winchester Speedway. McCune plans on competing in both the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint and Supermodified features. With a nickname like "Bulldog", it seems only fitting that he would be the driver to attempt such a rigorous Sunday afternoon.

Racing runs in McCune's veins. He is a third generation driver following in his father and grandfather's footsteps. His grandfather, "Irish" Jim McCune, was a standout IMCA sprint car star in the 1960's.

The younger McCune is quickly making a name for himself in the pavement sprint car world. He has several victories with a handful of sanctions including the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS). He is currently tied for the lead on the all-time MSRXSS career feature win list with five victories.

When it comes to Supermodifieds, McCune is a rookie by all accounts. By the time May 19 rolls around, McCune will have made only three career Supermodified starts. McCune doesn't think it will be an issue during the Xtreme Speed Challenge since he has a ton of laps at Winchester in sprint cars and midgets.

McCune was asked what he thinks it will be like competing in a super at Winchester May 19. “I honestly don't know. But it should be wild" explains McCune."The two cars are considerably different to drive. You can't manhandle the super like you can the sprint car. The sprint car you can run a lot looser".

McCune's first-ever Must See Supermodified start resulted in a second place finish at Anderson Speedway last October during the MSRSMS finale. McCune drove a splendid race and came alive late in the 100 lap event. McCune charged to the front ultimately running out of laps in his bid for the win.

The Toledo, OH resident will be aboard the Don Wilshe owned BIOBASED.US Supermodified in 2013. In addition to trying to capture the 2nd annual Xtreme Speed Challenge, McCune has his sights on the 2013 MSRSMS title.

With all things considered in regards to being a "rookie", McCune has the laps and equipment to get the job done at the Xtreme Speed Challenge May 19. Don't be surprised if McCune is hoisting two trophies at the conclusion of the Xtreme Speed Challenge.

 

 

 

Rohnert Park, Calif. driver, Jo Jo Helberg, is one of the early favorites to win next month's Must See Racing sanctioned Xtreme Speed Challenge at Winchester Speedway. The double header racing event will feature the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) and the BIOBASED.US Must See Racing Super Modified Series (MSRSMS) competing on the same racing card May 19.

Helberg is the defending MSRXSS champion and has emerged as an early favorite to win the Xtreme Speed Challenge for more than one reason. If Helberg is to take home the $4,000 up for grabs to the winner, he will have to best a stout field that includes Troy DeCaire, who swept both MSRXSS events held at Winchester in 2012. A total purse of more than $20,850 for the MSRXSS portion of the event will be on the line for this second annual event.

Early in 2012, Helberg demonstrated that he could go fast as well as win races when he turned a lap of 12.669 seconds at Winchester on May 20. Helberg had reclaimed the World's record for a half-mile speedway that had been lost when Brian Gerster went 12.742 seconds just seven moths earlier at the famed Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway. Winchester is once again "The World's Fastest Half Mile" thanks to Helberg's efforts.

Helberg's 2012 championship was bittersweet considering he lost the 2011 title by eight points to Troy DeCaire. Helberg picked up two wins en route to his championship including the series finale at Marne, MI on August 25. At the Must See Racing awards banquet earlier this season, Helberg explained how much work and luck went into his first Must See Racing championship. “I moved here from California last year and put a full time all out effort to win the Must See championship. The level of competition and caliber of teams in Must See is the best and as tough as it gets, I'm really happy especially for my team and my family. I have to thank my dad and my crew, I had a lot of people pulling for me and that made a difference. It was hard work and a lot of fun".

Helberg, who recently moved his operation to Moorseville, North Carolina, will also be trying to claim a $50,000 bonus Must See Racing will be offering. The Xtreme Speed Challenge at Winchester May 19 will be the first leg of "The Triple Crown". If any driver can win the Xtreme Speed Challenge, the May 22 Must See Racing 60 at Anderson Speedway, and the 65th Pay Less Little 500 May 25, the driver will claim the $50,000 bonus.

The bonus has caught Helberg's attention, but he insists on staying the coarse."I'm definitely going for it" explained Helberg."I'm taking it one race at a time. I'm excited about Winchester. As long as I can keep the tires on the car, I've got a good shot. I'm not going for speed at Winchester this year. I'm gonna be more conservative. But, all my cards are going towards winning Winchester. If I can do that I got a good shot at Anderson because I've won there before and have a good set up. If I get that far, we'll see waht happens with the Little 500" concluded Helberg.

If his early 2012 success is any indication, Helberg might have a good shot at winning the bonus. Helberg has already won at Mobile International Speedway on March 24. His goal towards staking claim to the $50,000 bonus begins with the Xtreme Speed Challenge May 19 at Winchester Speedway.

 

 

TRIPLE CROWN $50,000 BONUS ON THE LINE MUST SEE RACING AT WINCHESTER AND ANDERSON SPEEDWAYS

HOLLY, Mich. – A whirlwind week in May awaits the TRUFUEL MUST SEE RACING XTREME SPRINT SERIES and MUST SEE RACING SUPERMODIFIED SERIES as they visit two historic Midwestern tracks for four events in a seven-day span .

First up is the “Xtreme Speed Challenge” featuring the MUST SEE XTREME SPRINT CAR SERIES and the MUST SEE SUPERMODIFIED SERIES at Winchester Speedway with an open testing day on Saturday May 18th. Racing is on Sunday afternoon, May 19th. Winchester is one of the most notable and intimidating racing venues in the world, serving as a perfect host for the lightning-fast winged sprint cars and the return of the Supers after last year’s first appearance following a 22 year hiatus . Gates open at 10 a.m., with racing getting underway at 2 p.m. Call the Must See Racing HOTLINE at 248-535-5575 or visit mustseeracing.com for advance ticket information.

The exciting opening day at Winchester will feature the MSR WINGED SPRINTS and the MSR SUPERMODIFIEDS, with qualifying, heat races, B Main and Feature events for both series. Last year MSRXSS champion Jojo Helberg of Rohnert Park, California set a new Winchester and World Mile record turning a jaw dropping lap of 12.669 seconds.

On Monday, May 20th both series move some 50 miles east to Anderson Speedway, one of the fastest quarter mile tracks in the world. The SUPERMODIFIEDS start off the week on Monday night May 20th returning to the speedway after last year’s inaugural Twin 50’s event. The WINGED SPRINTS are up next on Wednesday May 22nd featuring the Must See Racing 60, one of the most frantic races of the season. A full field of WINGED SPRINT and SUPERMODIFIED cars will do battle on the tight confines of the high banks at Anderson Speedway. Both nights gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

The week is capped off in grand style with the 65TH PAY LESS LITTLE 500 at Anderson Speedway on Saturday night, May 25th. Must See Racing is the sanctioning body for this iconic racing event. The classic event will see the sprinters remove their wings for the only time this season, competing for their share of one of the largest purses in short track racing. The Little 500 starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, with practice and qualifying taking place on Wed- nesday through Friday. Advance race tickets are recommended. Visit andersonspeedway.com

The TRIPLE CROWN, presented by Must See Racing, will award the race team that can win the Winchester feature, the MSR60 feature and the Payless Little 500 with the same sprint car and driver a whopping bonus of $50,000. This brings the total purse and possible bonuses for the week of racing to over $250,000.

Fans can look forward to a host of entertaining activities during the events, including a “hands-on” show car with a live 900HP exhibition, t-shirt and merchandise giveaways, along with driver autograph sessions. The kids bouncy tent and the MSR clown doing the very popular face painting will also return. Stay tuned for pictures of the new Must See Sprint Car Simulators that give the fans an exciting hands on experience.

The events will be telecast nationally on a tape-delayed basis . Well-known broadcaster Rick Benjamin will serve as host, while Hall of Fame driver Tom Bigelow will provide color commentary. Respected writer and broadcaster Dave Argabright will serve as pit reporter.

 

 

CANADIAN LITT CLAIMS MUST SEE CASH AT 5 FLAGS SPEEDWAY OUTGUNS A STELLAR FIELD OF 29 AT ROYAL OAK SOUTHERN SHOOTOUT

Pensacola, FL - March 22, 2013 - London, Ontario, Canada driver Ryan Litt had more than warmer weather to be excited about after traveling nearly 20 hours to garner his first career TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) win Friday night at 5 Flags Speedway. The victory came after passing leader Jacob Wilson with only five laps remaining, and was worth $3000. It was night one of the "Royal Oak Southern Shootout" and kicked off the 2013 MSRXSS schedule.

In victory lane Litt, who had to transfer from the B-Main, explained how he patiently waited for the break he needed on lap 25."He (Jacob Wilson) took off from me at the start. I was just trying to bide my time and save my equipment. I knew the lapped cars were gonna be difficult because the dirty air is bad here" explained Litt."He wiggled in three and four and it killed his momentum and I had some pretty good steam going so I just put it on the bottom and it stuck for me and that was pretty much it".

Litt acknowledged that this win against what many argue is one of the most competitive fields of drivers in recent pavement winged sprint car history, was by far the biggest win of his career. "This is the biggest win of my career, Just by the field of cars and drivers here. Must See is definitely number one for the pavement sprint car stuff" concluded Litt.

The night began with six drivers under the existing track record of 13.785 set by Jason Cox last April. Brian Gerster lowered the record to 13.203 seconds (136.33 MPH AVG) to establish the new mark and post the fastest time of the day. The track had been recently worked on and drivers indicated the improvements provided more grip. The new surface also provided three-wide racing throughout the night with two heat races thrilling the fans with nearly photo finishes.

Heat races were won by Gerster, Jimmy Kite, Todd Fayard, and Troy DeCaire. The last chance race was won by Litt. A total of twenty-eight drivers took qualifying times.

The MSRXSS now moves on to Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, AL for night two of the "Royal Oak Southern Shootout" Saturday night.

For more news and information on the “Fastest Short Track Circuit in the World” visit MustSeeRacing.com and for race day updates follow @MustSeeRacing on Twitter and Like MustSeeRacing on Facebook.

 

 

5 FLAGS TRACK RECORD DESTINED TO FALL

Pensacola, FL - March 21, 2013 - Twenty-four cars were on hand for the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) open practice at 5 Flags Speedway Thursday night. The practice was held to give drivers an opportunity to get laps on the newly reworked surface in preparation for Friday's Royal Oak Southern Shootout. Friday's event will kick off the 2013 MSRXSS season.

Fishers, IN driver Brian Gerster was one of four drivers unofficially under the old track record of 13.783 seconds set by Jason Cox last April. Gerster turned in an unofficial lap of 13.380 seconds to post the quickest lap of the day on used tires he used at Winchester last August."That's really cool that we are quick, but its just a practice day" explained Gerster." Tomorrow is when we go racing and when it all counts. There are a couple of race tracks that this (5 Flags) is similar to. We took a guess at the setup and made a few changes throughout the night. We're pleased with the way the night went. We're enthusiastic and hope tomorrow goes good" concluded Gerster.

Current track record holder, Jason Cox, experienced a disappointing night after loosing an engine. " I'm not sure what were gonna do yet" explained Cox."Well see if something's out there possibly. Unfortunately it happened when we're 1000 miles from home. Its kinda tough to swallow that". When asked it he thought his track record would fall, he was quick to accept that it is a good possibility the record will fall."Its definitely gonna fall. Its probably gonna be three tenths faster than last year. Everybody's picked up their game even more than last year" concluded Cox.

Several drivers took advantage of the open practice session including: Dave Steele, Aaron Pierce, Brian Olson, Jimmy McCune, Dude Teate, Scotty Orr, Jerry Caryer, Billy Wease, Tanner Swanson, Kevin Blue, Jacob Wilson, Troy DeCaire, Davey Hamilton, Mike Larrison, Davey Hamilton Jr., Ryan Litt, Geoff Kaiser, Jimmy Kite, Cody Gallogy, Jason Cox, Tim Cox and Brian Gerster. Nearly thirty cars are expected to participate in Friday's MSRXSS season opener.

For more info on the TRUFUEL MSRXSS log onto www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

FASTEST SHORT TRACK CARS IN THE WORLD SET TO INVADE DEEP SOUTH

Holly, MI - March 19, 2013 - The TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) is set to invade the "Deep South" this weekend as it contests the second annual Royal Oak Southern Shootout at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL March 22 and Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, AL March 23. This will mark the only time fans will have an opportunity to see the record setting cars of the MSRXSS in the Gulf Coast area in 2013.

Last years initial visit to the area by the MSRXSS was witness by huge crowds and track records each night. This years return visit is destined to bring even more excitement as nearly 30 of the best pavement sprint car drivers in the world have already entered. It is possible both track records could fall once again now that drivers have a feel for both tracks with several drivers having already competed in last years Royal Oak Southern Shootout.

The weekend kicks off with an open practice session at 5 Flags Speedway Thursday night followed by the season opener for the MSRXSS the following night. The series then moves on to Mobile International Speedway Saturday for the Royal Oak Southern Shootout finale. Sunday March 24th has been set as the Mobile rain date.

The entry list for this weekends events reads like an all-star cast of pavement sprint car stars. Drivers already entered include: Jo Jo Helberg, Troy DeCaire, Dave Steele, Jason Cox, Todd Fayard, Jacob Wilson, Brian Olson, Davey Hamilton, Bobby Santos III, Jimmy McCune, Brian Gerster, Aaron Pierce, Mike Larrison, Billy Wease, Dude Teate, Shane Butler, and Tanner Swanson among others.

The Hooker Hood/National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Southern Supermodified Reunion is also being planned at 5 Flags Speedway March 22 as several former Supermodified drivers will be on hand along with several cars on display. The Supermodifieds were very popular in the Gulf Coast during area their heyday of the 1960's and '70's.

5 Flags Speedway has posted a $500 bonus to any driver who can break Jason Cox's track of 13.783 seconds set last April when the MSRXSS visited 5 Flags Speedway for the first time.

For information please log onto www.mustseeracing.com

 

 

THE MUST SEE RACING “ ROYAL OAK SOUTHERN SHOOT OUT” OPENS WITH POWERHOUSE FIELD ON MARCH 22, 2013

The TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series opens the 2013 season at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida on Friday March 22 and Mobile International Speedway on Saturday March 23 with a powerhouse lineup of race teams and drivers from around the country and Canada.

“There is no doubt this is going to be one of, if not the best field of winged pavement sprint cars ever put on a race track“ stated MSR president Jim Hanks.”The level of competition, quality of cars and outstanding group of drivers is a direct reflection of our efforts to bring the best racing entertainment possible to the race fans” concluded Hanks.

The opener in three weeks will have no less than ten new driver/owner combinations. These new teams will debut during the second annual Royal Oak Southern Shoot Out. Nearly thirty cars have already entered the event.

Davey Hamilton Racing will return to the series full-time in 2013 with driver Mike Larrison. Rookie Davey Hamilton Jr. has replaced Brian Olson. The team will once again sport TRUFUEL sponsorship in 2013.In addition, Dick Fieler and George Rudolph have merged their teams with Davey Hamilton Racing to form a potent three-car effort. Two-time MSRXSS champion Troy DeCaire has been tabbed to drive the #40:1 car. The Florida car owner Dick Fieler explained how the merger happened. "I decided to open a shop in Brownsburg, IN" Fieler explained. "George Rudolph agreed to be the mechanic. I assigned George the responsibility of hiring the driver. George hired Troy DeCaire. They go back a long way. After talking to Davey (Hamilton) who has a shop nearby, he suggested we team up together".

The Fieler/Rudolph branch of Davey Hamilton Racing will have three cars at their disposal this coming summer."George and I have four cars with three in Indiana" explains Fieler."We have two Hurricane's and a John Godfrey built car. Troy, George, and I want to run as many races as possible. A Must See championship would be wonderful, but I'm personally in it to win races. That's what you go racing for, to win races. I believe Must See Racing is on the upswing as far as quality of cars and tracks. I'm looking forward to the season" concluded Fieler.

Long-time North Carolina car owners Don and Suellen Wilshe will be campaigning two full-time entries with the possibility of a third. Jimmy McCune and Geoff Kaiser will represent the BIOBASED.US team this season."We'll be running two cars all year with Jimmy McCune and Geoff Kaiser" explains Don Wilshe."The team is being managed for me by Jim McCune. Our plan is to run for the championship."I think both drivers have good skills and are highly talented. I'm bringing an extra car to the opener and its possible I could end up running three cars". Wilshe also explains that he has involvement with the Dave Steele car that he will be competing in at the season opener."I loaned Dave one of my best Chevy engines for the first two races of the season. If he wants to race more, I'll try to make sure he has an engine".

Tampa, FL driver Dave Steele acknowledged that he will indeed be participating in the Must See openers but isn't sure how many more Must See events he will commit to in 2013."I'm competing in the first two for sure " Steele explained."I might hit a couple of others. We'll see".

Brian Olson returns to full-time MSRXSS competition in 2013 fresh off a two-win performance in 2012. Olson will be driving for himself this season."Davey (Hamilton) and I couldn't work anything out so I decided to start my own team. I've always ran my own cars up until 2011. We're gonna run the whole Must See schedule and run for the championship".

Olson will be campaigning a black #71 DRC Chassis car with a Charlie Fisher Racing engine. He has secured sponsorship from Edwards Transmission and Engines, IndyCar Experience, and Pro-Vac. Olson will have long-time mechanic Jack French assisting his efforts at the season opener." Jack's gonna help us out early on and we'll see if we can’t work something out for the rest of the year".

Aaron Pierce and his Sam Pierce Chevrolet team will once again field a second entry at the majority of Must See events in 2013. Pierce explained that Billy Wease will wheel the Hurricane chassis in Florida and perhaps a few more times. Ohio’s Tyler Dunn is also expected to run the car at least two times. Pierce also indicated Sondi Eden could possibility wheel the car on a few occasions if things work out. Pierce himself will be gunning for the 2013 MSRXSS drivers championship after disappointing early 2012 season woes all but eliminated him from the championship chase. Pierce did find victory lane with MSRXSS in 2012 at Shangri-La II Speedway.

Jerry Powell will also field a two-car effort in 2013 with drivers Dude Teate and Scotty Orr. Teate is a multi-time Tampa Bay Area Racing Association champion while Orr is a veteran of dirt and is a past Eldora Speedway Modified champion. The Powell team will utilize Beast chassis in their quest for a MSRXSS championship.

Perhaps the most interesting driver/team combination comes from Tampa car owner Lenny Puglio. Puglio is rumored to have intentions to run a two car team at Must See events with drivers Davey Hamilton and Bobby Santos. Efforts to contact Puglio were unsuccessful. It is unknown if Puglio will run for the championship or participate in select Must See events.

If these new driver/team combinations are any indication of what to expect in 2013, this will be a very exciting season for Must See Racing fans at the tracks and on the MSR television programming.

 

 

HELBERG LEADS XTREME SPRINT SERIES HONOREES, BLOOM SALUTED

 

COLDWATER,MI-FEBRUARY 9, 2013....JoJo Helberg took center stage on Saturday night at the third annual Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series awards ceremony, collecting top honors as the 2012 series champion.

“This is a big, very big moment,” the Rohnert Park, California driver said as he accepted the championship accolades. “I moved here from California last year and put a full time all out effort to win the Must See championship. The level of competition and caliber of teams in Must See is the best and as tough as it gets, I’m really happy especially for my team and my family.”

“I have to thank my dad and my crew, I had a lot of people pulling for me and that made a difference. It was hard work and a lot of fun. We can’t wait to get started in Florida chasing the championship again this year.”

Helberg was also voted “Driver of the Year” by his fellow competitors with

Helberg MotorSports taking top honors in the “Car Owner of the Year” category. The popular Californian was surrounded by his crew and family, celebrating his outstanding season. He was also the recipient of the “Fast Timer” award.

The coveted “Crew Chief of the Year” went to Toledo, Ohio’s Jim McCune

reflecting an outstanding year setting the car up for son Jimmy McCune in the BioBased.US number 88.

Drivers and car owners honored included series runner-up Jacob Wilson, who also received the “Spark Plug Award” for his positive contribution to the series and third-place Jason Cox. Jason and car owner Dick Fieler were honored with the

“Best Looking Car Award.” Nearly all of the top-20 drivers and owners were in attendance, filling the meeting room to capacity.

Veteran driver and recent National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Bloom was presented the “Golden Steering Wheel” award, honoring his 47 years of dedication to short track racing. As the crowd saluted him with a standing ovation, Bloom talked about his recovery from injuries sustained at the end of the 2012 season, his love for the sport and looked forward to returning to action at the Southern Shootout in Florida and Alabama in March. Jeff was also recognized with the “Hard Luck Award”.

Ryan Gillenwater earned “Rookie of the Year” honors, while “Multiple Feature Winner” awards went to Helberg, Brian Gerster, Jason Blonde, Troy DeCaire and Brian Olson.

Dick and J.R. Kercher of Kercher Engines were presented for the second consecutive year the “Championship Engine Builder” award.

Aaron Pierce and Jerry Caryer were popular recipients of the “Sportsmanship Award,” while Sondi Eden captured “Most Improved Driver” honors.

A number of series sponsors were also honored for their support, including BioBased.US, Engine Pro, TruFuel, Royal Oak Charcoal, Turtle Wax, Royal Purple

and all the contingent sponors. Don and Suellen Wilshe were applauded for their outstanding support of the series and short track racing.

The Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series 2013 campaign kicks off at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida on Friday March, 22 moving the next night to Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday March, 23 for the first of 15 major events. Competition will once again be televised to race fans across the country.

Must See Racing is “The Fastest Short Track Circuit in the World” sanctioning winged pavement sprint cars and supermodifieds on the finest short tracks in the country & on Television.

For more information on Must See Racing and “The Fastest Short Track Show in the World” fans should go to MustSeeRacing.com, LIKE Must See Racing on Facebook, and follow @MustSeeRacing on Twitter.

 

 

MUST SEE RACING UPDATE ON THE 2013 TRIPLE CROWN AT WINCHESTER AND ANDERSON SPEEDWAYS

HOLLY, Mich. – A whirlwind week in May awaits the TRUFUEL MUST SEE RACING XTREME SPRINT SERIES and BIOBASED.US MUST SEE RACING SUPERMODIFIED SERIES as they visit two historic Midwestern tracks for five events in a seven-day span in 2013.

First up is the TruFuel “Xtreme Speed Challenge” MSR SPRINT CAR SERIES and the MSR SUPERMODIFIED SERIES at Winchester Speedway with an open testing day and a fan friendly meet and greet cookout on Saturday May 18th. Racing is on Sunday afternoon, May 19. Winchester is one of the most notable and intimidating racing venues in the world, serving as a perfect host for the lightning-fast winged sprint cars and the return of the supers after last years first appearance following a 22 year hiatus . Gates open at 10 a.m., with racing getting underway at 2 p.m.

On Monday, May 20th both series move some 50 miles east to Anderson Speedway, one of the fastest quarter-mile tracks in the world. The SUPERMODIFIEDS start off the week on Monday night May 20th returning to the Speedway after last year’s inaugural Twin 50’s event. The WINGED SPRINTS are up next on Wednesday May 22nd featuring the Must See Racing 60, one of the most frantic races of the season. A full field of WINGED SPRINT and SUPERMODIFIED cars will do battle on the tight confines of the high banks at Anderson Speedway. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

The week is capped off in grand style with the 65TH PAY LESS LITTLE 500 at Anderson Speedway on Saturday night, May 25th. Must See Racing is the sanctioning body for this iconic racing event. The classic event will see the sprinters remove their wings for the only time this season, competing for their share of one of the largest purses in short track racing. The Little 500 starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, with practice and qualifying taking place on Wednesday through Friday. Advance race tickets are recommended.

The TRIPLE CROWN, presented by Must See Racing, will award the race team that can win the Winchester feature, the MSR60 feature and the Payless Little 500 with the same sprint car and driver a whopping bonus of $50,000.00. This brings the total purse and possible bonuses for the week of racing to over $250,000.00.

The exciting opening day at Winchester will feature the MSR WINGED SPRINTS and the MSR SUPERMODIFEDS, with qualifying, heat races, B Main and Feature events for both series. Unfortunately, the special TRIPLE CROWN/WINCHESTER SPEEDWAY qualifying Speed Trial Shoot Out planned to be by and between the AVBBSS, HOSS and MSRXSS Sprint cars series has been canceled. The invited series did not respond to multiple invitations and the challenge to determine the WORLD’S FASTEST SHORT TRACK CARS”. Last year MSRXSS champion Jojo Helberg of Rohnert Park, California set a new Winchester and World Mile record turning a jaw dropping lap of 12.669 seconds.

Fans will look forward to a host of entertaining activities during the events, including a “hands-on” show car with a live 900HP exhibition, t-shirt and merchandise giveaways, along with driver autograph sessions. The kids bouncy tent and the MSR clown doing the very popular face painting will also return. Stay tuned for pictures of the new Must See Sprint Simulators for the fans.

The events will be telecast Nationally on a tape-delayed basis . Well-known broadcaster Rick Benjamin will serve as play-by-play host, while Hall of Fame driver Tom Bigelow will provide color commentary. Respected writer and broadcaster Dave Argabright will serve as pit reporter.

Visit mustseeracing.com,andersonspeedway.com and winchesterspeedway.com for upcoming news, announcements and updates.

 

 

HELBERG TO BE CROWNED 2012 CHAMPION AT MSRXSS BANQUET

2012 TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) champion Jo Jo Helberg will be officially crowned champion at the awards ceremony February 9, 2013 in Coldwater, MI. The top twenty in the 2012 MSRXSS point standings will be honored at the awards ceremony.

Helberg, who hails from Rohnert Park, CA, had a phenomenal 2012 season en-route to his first MSRXSS championship. Helberg captured two victories and seven fast time awards in thirteen MSRXSS events that were contested. Helberg is only the second champion the series has known in its three-year history.

Helberg hadn't competed in winged asphalt competition prior to his MSRXSS debut in 2011. Helberg has quickly emerged as one of the top drivers in the series in a relatively short time. Helberg recently moved his racing operation to Brownsburg, IN with a goal of defending his championship.

MSRXSS has become one of the most competitive series in all of motorsports. There were eight different winners in the thirteen events held in 2012. In addition, a new track record was established at eight of the eleven race tracks in 2012.

Jeff Bloom, who is recovering from injuries sustained in the MSRXSS finale in August, will be one of the drivers who finished in the top twenty in points to be honored. Bloom will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in June.

The third annual MSRXSS awards banquet will be held February 9, 2013 at Comfort Inn & in Coldwater, MI. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling Nancy Hanks (248) 459-0198. The Comfort Inn & Suites is offering a special room rate of $79.99 by mentioning the Must See Racing banquet. Reservations must be made by Jan.28, 2013.

Other drivers finishing in the top twenty scheduled to be honored include: 2. Jacob Wilson 3. Jason Cox 4. Brian Olson 5. Jimmy McCune 6. Mike Larrison 7. Aaron Pierce 8. Dave Baumgartner 9. Troy DeCaire 10. Jeff Bloom 11. Brian Gerster 12. Hank Lower 13. Jason Blonde 14. Jerry Caryer 15. Sondi Eden 16. Kyle Flint 17. Jim Sheets 18. Billy Wease 19. Kevin Feeney 20. Tanner Swanson

For more information on Must See Racing including the recently released 2013 schedule log onto www.mustseeracing.com

 

 

Must See Racing to Participate in 47th Annual I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama Inaugural Supermodified Champion to be Crowned on Main Stage

HOLLY, MI-January 7, 2013.....Must See Racing will have a chance to showcase their unique product to over 20,000 visitors during the 47th Annual I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama on March 15-17, 2013 in Cleveland, OH.

“If a piston makes it go, it's in the show,” and that’s why the I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama is the largest indoor showcase of cars, bikes, trucks, and aircraft in the world boasting over 600 cars, 125 motorcycles, and 8 aircraft inside the I-X Center. No piston is left behind as the show also includes military vehicles, boats, construction and agricultural equipment, and much more. With over one million square feet of space, the I-X Center is one of the largest convention and exhibition centers in the country. Its diverse event schedule includes some of the biggest consumer shows as well as many trade shows that attract over 1.5 million visitors each year.

Randy Burch, Must See Racing Supermodified Series General Manager, along with his wife Rhonda, have a long standing relationship with the organizers of this event. “My relationship with the team of organizers for this event goes back to working with them at the Grand Prix of Cleveland. and this is a continuation of that relationship which could prove to be very lucrative for both parties,” said Randy Burch. “I’m very excited to showcase the Must See Racing teams, our series sponsors and our product to a very diverse crowd at this show. It’s something different and new, and I feel that we need to explore these types of venues to help short track racing grow."

Show attendees will be able to meet the drivers and talk to 9 Time Indianapolis 500 Mile Race starter and Must See TV Color Commentator Tom Bigelow. They will also enjoy event videos showing the speed and nail biting action of Must See Racing and can have their photo taken while sitting in the Must See Racing show car.

Fans of Must See Racing will not only enjoy seeing their favorite race cars and drivers but will also be treated to displays by Summit Motorsports Park, National Tractor Pulling Championships, Hutter Performance and their dyno, Greater Akron Model T Club, The North Coast Ohio Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society & Antique Outboard Motor Club, NEO Chapter of the American Historical Truck Society, Sandusky Speedway, Historical Construction Equipment Association, Box Performance Featured Aircraft & Lorain County Remote Control Club, Military Display, Thompson Drag Raceway, and The All American Soap Box Derby Indoor Rally.

I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama show manager Steve Legerski expounded on working with the Burch’s and Must See Racing saying, “I worked with Randy and Rhonda Burch back in my Grand Prix of Cleveland day and I know that they have a passion for racing. We too have a passion for our show and we like to keep expanding our fan base, just like Must See Racing is doing.”

Legerski sees more than just a one shot deal by partnering with groups like Must See Racing. “With all of our partners, we look for long-term benefits. The cross-marketing that Must See Racing is doing to let its fan base know is essential to us to reach into the grass roots racing fans. We, like all motorsports events, need grow the fan base from the local level up.”

While fans are sure to be thrilled by the spectacle of over 10 unique Must See Racing sprint car and supermodified race cars on display, perhaps even more spectacular will be the crowning of the inaugural Must See Racing Supermodified Series Champion Kyle Edwards in front of the masses right on the main event stage. Edwards of Memphis, TN won 2 of the 3 scheduled races in the 2012 season and will be joined by his fellow supermodified competitors at the I-X Center.

Steve Legerski spoke about the Must See Champion being crowned at his event saying, "Our Main Stage is the centerpiece of our show. We are looking forward to cementing our relationship with Must See Racing and we know that the attendees will enjoy seeing the crowning of the Must See Racing Supermodified Series Champion." He went on to say, “We want our attendees to walk out of the show saying, ‘I can’t believe all the different types of cars they had on display. What a great show, we can’t wait to come back next year.”

Advance tickets for the 47th Annual I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama are available at www.PistonPower.com for a reduced online rate of $16 for adult general admission. Kids seven to twelve are only $6 while children six and under are free.

For more information on Must See Racing and “The Fastest Short Track Show in the World” fans should go to MustSeeRacing.com, LIKE Must See Racing on Facebook, and follow @MustSeeRacing on Twitter.

Must See Racing is “The Fastest Short Track Circuit in the World” sanctioning winged pavement sprint cars and supermodifieds on the finest short tracks in the country & on TV!

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Release written by Wing Side Up Enterprises. For more information, visit http://WingSideUp.com or follow @WingSideUp on Twitter.

 

 

VETERAN GEOFF KAISER JOINS TEAM BIOBASED.US

BIOBASED.US race team owner Suellen Wilshe announced today that veteran driver Geoff Kaiser of Fort Wayne, Indiana will join Toledo, Ohio’s Jimmy McCune forming a two car team competing in the 2013 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series. The BIOBASED.US team will operate out of a new race shop facility in Ohio with talented and experienced Jim McCune Sr. acting as crew chief and team manager.

“Don and Suellen Wilshe have given us top notch equipment and all the tools to compete at the highest level with Must See Racing. Geoff Kaiser is a perfect fit to be Jimmy’s teammate on the race track as a talented driver and as a knowledgeable set up man. We are really looking forward to starting the season at the Southern Shootout at Five Flags and Mobile in March.” said Jim McCune Sr.

The 34 year old Kaiser is a ten year veteran of Sprint Car racing and was the 2008 HOSS champion. He recently finished fifth wheeling a midget at the indoor Rumble Series. In five years of competition at the Rumble he one of the few competitors earning a starting spot in all ten Friday and Saturday feature events.

Jim Hanks president of Must See Racing added “I have known Geoff a long time and have respected him both as a fierce competitor and a class act. He will be a great addition to our series and will fit right in with our top shelf, first class competitors and race teams. We welcome him and are very pleased to have a new driver of his caliber and outstanding character. ”

“We race at a lot of different race tracks that are different in size and banking with a variety of unique formats that presents our teams a real challenge week in and week out. 2013 is definitely going to be another exciting season with a fierce points race for the championship” concluded MSR’S Hanks.

Watch mustseeracing.com for upcoming announcements about how you can see the 2013 MSR events on television, the internet and new for next season your iPhone, I Pad or Droid. mustseeracing.com

 

 

THE 2013 MUST SEE RACING XTREME SPRINTS & SUPERMODIFIEDS SCHEDULE

November 28, 2012 Holly, MI

The 2013 Must See Racing schedule was released today and it features the addition of several new tracks for the upcoming racing season. The TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) and the BIOBASED.US Must See Racing Super Modified Series (MSRSMS) schedules were jointly announced.

New tracks that are featured on the 2013 schedule for the Xtreme Sprint Series include the Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, Pennsylvania on June 7th and a visit to Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, Ohio on July 19th.

The MSR Xtreme Sprints kicks off the year with The Royal Oak Southern Shoot Out double-header weekend on March 22-23 at Five Flags Speedway and Mobile International Speedway.

Traditional visits that continue on the Xtreme Sprint Series schedule include Salem Speedway, Anderson Speedway, Winchester Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway, Auto City Speedway and Berlin Raceway.

The fast growing MSR Supermodified Series begins the season at the much anticipated Must See Racing Triple Crown event from Winchester and Anderson Speedway’s featuring five events in eight days including the famous Pay Less Little 500. The MSR Supermodifieds become an official part of the Pay Less Little 500 Week in 2013 with an appearance at Anderson Speedway on Monday May 20th.

Must See Racing proudly continues as the sanctioning body for the 65th Annual Pay Less Little 500 on May 25th and the 54th Annual Joe James/ Pat O’Connor Memorial at Salem Speedway on August 10th.

The MSR Supermodifieds will visit Motordrome Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway, and Erie Speedway for the first time in 2013. The June 29th Lucas Oil Raceway event will be the first visit for the exotic Supermodifieds at the Claremont, Indiana track since 1995.

The MSRSMS will join the MSRXSS for exciting double-headers at Winchester Speedway on May 18-19, Motordrome Speedway on June 7th and Lucas Oil Raceway June 29th.

Must See Racing will soon announce exciting news about the 2013 East/West Shootout on Labor Day weekend and the 2013 Must See Television Programming.

For more information and future updates please visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

EDWARDS CLAIMS FIVE GRAND AND MUST SEE TITLE

Anderson, IN - October 6, 2012 - Kyle Edwards took advantage of Charlie Schultz's late race misfortune to win the BIOBASED.US Must See Racing Super Modified Series (MSRSMS) event Saturday night at Anderson Speedway. The win was worth $5,000 and Edwards clinched the inaugural MSRSMS championship.

The 100-lap feature event was broken up into two 50-lap segments with a new inversion after the first segment. Charlie Schultz put in a dominating performance in the first segment nearly lapping the entire field. Schultz put on a driving exhibition as he worked lapped traffic to perfection using the outside groove.

At the resumption of the second segment, Schultz picked up where he left off and quickly resumed the point. It appeared as if the race were his to loose until his luck ran out on lap 78. Schultz appeared to make contact with a lapped car and in the process breaking a heim joint and sending his car to the pits for the night. Edwards assumed the lead and held off a fast approaching Jimmy McCune to claim his second MSRSMS victory of the season.

In victory lane Edwards explained how quickly his luck turned for the better."We had the second best car all night " explained Edwards."We qualified fast time but we struggled. I was just riding and our only chance was if Charlie had bad luck and he did. Its unfortunate for him. But, I'd rather lucky than good. We got lucky tonight but we'll take it. I cant thank Don Wilshe with BIOBASED.US enough as he does a lot for the series" concluded Edwards.

Edwards began the night by collecting $500 from BIOBASED.US for setting fast time with a lap of 10.873 seconds. Heat races were won by Jimmy McCune and Charlie Schultz.

100 LAP FEATURE RESULTS

1. Kyle Edwards 2. Jimmy McCune 3. Brandon Fisher 4. Sondi Eden 5. Jon Henes 6. Zack Gibson 7. Jack Smith 8. Charlie Schultz 9. Danny Shirey 10. Dave McKnight 11. Don Johnson 12. Matt Marlowe 13. Cord Ehrhardt DNS Rich Reid DNS Jim Paller DNS Aaron Pierce

 

 

TOM BIGELOW SELECTED MARFC 2012 “EDDIE SACHS JR. MEMORIAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT” RECIPIENT

Tom Bigelow has been selected by the MARFC Board of Directors as the 2012 recipient of the Eddie Sachs Jr. Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented to Tom at the 47th annual Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance on January 19, 2013 in Warren, Michigan. Previous winners of this award represent a veritable Who's Who of racing with folks like the late Joy Fair and Stan Yee Sr., Bob Keselowski, Gary Fedewa, Jack Goodwin, Chris Economaki, Art Sommers, Paul Page, Mike Eddy, Mel Kenyon, and most recently the four generations of the racing Varney Family from the East Side of Michigan. Tom will also be a guest speaker at the MARFC October 20th meeting.

All of us at Must See Racing congratulate Tom for receiving this prestigious honor, adding to his impressive list of well earned honors and awards.

MICHIGAN AUTO RACING FAN CLUB PRESENTS THE 47th ANNUAL DINNER DANCE & AWARDS BANQUET SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013

DeCarlo’s Banquet & Convention Center 6015 Ten Mile Road near Mound Road Warren, Michigan Doors Open at 5:00 p.m. with Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Door Prizes

Donation of $ 39.00 (No Refunds) Includes: Dinner, Drinks, & Dancing

For Tickets Contact: Fran Russo at (586) 838-7828 27356 Bradner, Warren, MI 48093 or Dave DeHem at (586) 465-7046 41510 Conger Bay Dr., Harrison Twp., MI 48045

 

 

MUST SEE RACING SUPERMODIFIED SERIES AT ANDERSON SPEEDWAY

HOLLY, Mich. –The Must See Racing Supermodified Series, will invade Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana on Saturday October 6th featuring the BioBased.US Twin 50’s, one of the fastest and most entertaining races on the series schedule.

The race fans are in for a great night of wheel to wheel, bumper to bumper racing with the most exotic race cars on the planet. “The Supermodifieds are off set big block motors with wings that flatten out for straight away speed and pop up in the corners for down force grip, and that makes for a lot of speed, passing and excitement. The new Twin 50’s format divides the 100 lap feature into two 50 lap segments with a break in between, allowing the race teams to dial the cars in for the last 50 laps. The $5,000 to win purse is sure to bring out the best and fiercest competition.” said Jim Hanks of MSR. Anderson Speedway’s high banked oval is a perfect host for the lightning-fast cars of the MSR Supermodified Series. Gates open at 4:00 p.m., with racing getting underway at 7:00 p.m. The race teams, friends and fans will remember recently deceased and longtime supermodifed driver Jeff Gibson with a Special Tribute honoring him and his family. Teams from across the country and Canada are expected, including Ohio’s Charlie Schultz and teammate Matt Marlowe in the powerful May Motorsports entries, Crawfordsville, Indiana Rookie Sondi Eden, Dave McNight of Canada, Jimmy McCune in the of East Bend, North Carolina BioBased.US #88 and recent feature winner Kyle Edwards of Memphis Tennessee. Others expected to vie for the spotlight are 2012 feature winner Jim Paller, Mike McVetta, Jon Henes, Rich Reid, Danny Shirey, Jack Smith, Brandon Fischer, Cord Erhard, Matt Palmer, Bobby Haynes and local open wheel superstar and fan favorite Aaron Pierce, competing in his first supermodified race.

 

 

 

HELBERG SAVORS XTREME SPRINT SERIES TITLE

HOLLY, Mich. – It was two years in the making, a hard-fought triumph over intense competition and the rigors of a tough racing season. JoJo Helberg now steps back to savor his 2012 Xtreme Sprint Series title, concluding a tight point race that came down to the final series event. The 22-year-old rising star from Rohnert Park, Calif. came up just a few points short in the 2011 title chase, and that memory motivated him throughout the 2012 campaign. On the strength of a consistent race program and two wins in the final three events, Helberg prevailed over Jacob Wilson and Jason Cox. “It just means so much to finally win the championship,” he admitted. “I went through the year trying to win races but also looking at the big picture, and the title was always our main goal. We tried some new things early in the season and struggled a little bit, but we were consistent enough that I stayed in contention. When we finally won a couple of races late in the season that was icing on the cake.” Helberg held the points lead going into the final weekend of racing, but didn’t dare let up in his championship effort, ultimately winning the Engine Pro Fast Car Slash at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich. “I knew going into (the finale) that all I needed to do was start the feature to clinch the title, but I didn’t dare think it was over,” he said. “I wanted to win the race and do everything possible to finish the season on a high note.” Helberg looks back at the 2012 season as an important milestone for himself and his race team, but also for the Xtreme Sprint Series. “The series has developed and matured and it’s been fun to be a part of that,” he said. “Our program has developed and matured, too, and it’s been a good combination. The series has managed a great tire program with American Racer, and the series leaves enough open with the rules that we can still develop and experiment with our cars. It’s a limited set of rules and our cars all look similar but there are many variables, and that makes it much more interesting. We’ve developed a steady purse program and we’re still getting to some new tracks, and I like that.” Helberg is the first to admit that, although he is especially hands-on with the management of the race team and the ADTS Beast No. 7, he had a great deal of help this past season. “My dad Joe has been a huge help, and he’s been there with us every step of the way,” he praised. “We had two crew members, Tim and Jarred Haugen, they went to every race they possibly could and they were my Indiana pit crew. And Bob East and BEAST chassis, they’ve shown a lot of faith in me and my ideas and they’ve been very supportive.”

Helberg has relocated his team operations to Brownsburg, Ind., where he will immediately begin preparations for the 2013 season. The off-season will see him working hard on preparing his equipment and planning for possible expansion with the XSS. “I plan on building another new car, and I’m going to try some different things,” he smiled. “I’m also trying to build a program to field two cars next season if I’m able to line up the proper sponsorship. At this point I’m looking to possibly bring a development driver into the series, I feel like a two-car team out of our shop could be very effective.” In the meantime Helberg will breathe a sigh of relief as he celebrates a championship that required a great deal of emotion and effort. “It’s nice to finally relax a little, and not think constantly about points,” he laughed. “That’s why it’s fun to already start thinking about next year, because the stress hasn’t started yet!” Many of the 2012 XSS races continue to be broadcast on national television on a variety of sports networks, casting a digital presence across America. XSS cars are officially the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars,” drawing fans and viewership from across the country to see the cars racing at over 150 mph on some of the most prestigious tracks in America. More information is available at www.mustseeracing.com.

Final Xtreme Sprint Series Driver Point Standings - 2012 1. JoJo Helberg (Rohnert Park, Calif.) 1032 2. Jacob Wilson (Crawfordsville, Ind.) 985 3. Jason Cox (Park City, Ill.) 975 4. Brian Olson (Indianapolis, Ind.) 954 5. Jimmy McCune (Toledo, Ohio) 894 6. Mike Larrison (Brownsburg, Ind.) 888 Aaron Pierce (Daleville, Ind.) 888 8. Dave Baumgartner (Ottawa Lake, Mich.) 714 9. Troy DeCaire (Tampa, Fla.) 677 10. Jeff Bloom (Bangor, Mich.) 656

 

 

JEFF BLOOM BENEFIT FUND ESTABLISHED

HOLLY, Mich. – A benefit fund has been established for veteran Michigan racer Jeff Bloom, injured in an Xtreme Sprint Series event this past Saturday at Berlin Raceway in Grand Rapids. Bloom suffered serious burns on his arm and hand as well as his lower extremities and faces an extended period of convalescence. Fans and friends of the Bloom family now have the opportunity to make donations that will go toward the family’s living expenses while Jeff is in recovery. A $1,000 “Lucky Dog” award posted last weekend has been redirected to the fund, according to XSS officials. The “Lucky Dog” awards were posted by Engine Pro, Melling Select Performance, and Hastings Racing Rings in conjunction with Gilda’s Club, a Grand Rapids non-profit cancer support organization. The two $500 prizes were to be awarded to two randomly drawn competitors following the Saturday night race, but due to the circumstances and the difficulty faced by the Bloom family the awards have been diverted to the benefit fund. “The racing community is very much a family,” said Xtreme Sprint Series founder Jim Hanks. “When a member of our family is hurting, we all are hurting. I know I speak for everyone in our series when I say how deeply we care for Jeff and Linda Bloom, and how important it is that we reach out to them right now.” Funds may be directed to: RACER IN NEED PNC Bank 1965 Boardman Road Jackson, MI 49202 517-796-1325 More information about the Xtreme Sprint Series is available at www.mustseeracing.com

 

EDWARDS GRABS FIVE GRAND AND MUST SEE WIN AT AUTO CITY

Clio, MI - August 24, 2012 - Kyle Edwards took advantage of a lap 37 restart to take the lead and never looked back in the 40 lap BIOBASED.US Must See Racing Super Modified Series (MSRSMS) feature event at Auto City Speedway near Flint,MI Friday night.

The MSRSMS debuted this past May 20 at Winchester, IN Speedway and Friday's Auto City event was only the second event in the short history of the series. The new series steadily continues to grow as evidence of Friday's event.

Mike McVetta picked up quick time with a lap of 13.529 seconds and an additional $500 thanks to BIOBASED.US and Don Wilshe. Heat races were won by Dave McKnight Jr., Jon Henes, and Matt Marlowe.

The front row for the 40 lap feature saw Jack Smith on the pole alongside Kevin Shirey. Smith was able to get the jump at the green and lead the first nine circuits before a hard charging Charlie Shultz wrestled the lead from Smith with a turn three pass of Smith and a lapped car in one lightning quick pass. It appeared the race was in Shultz's hands as he began to build a sizeable lead over the remainder of the event. A lap 37 caution bunched the field up with Kyle Edwards now in second place. When the green flag waved, Edwards dove low coming off of turn four and beat Shultz into turn one to assume the point and the lead. Edwards would lead the final three laps to claim the Auto City victory and a $5000 payday thanks to the ' BIOBASED.US Winners Circle Bonus '.

In victory lane Edwards talked about the lap 37 restart. " We was on it " explained Edwards. " His car just got too free on him and I got a good run on the inside. We capitalized on it. It was a good clean race. I think this series is growing. A lot of competitive cars here tonight. I'm real proud to win this Auto City race " concluded Edwards.

The MSRSMS will now be idle until the series finale at Anderson, IN Speedway October 6 with the ' Must See Racing Twin 50's '.

For more information log onto www.mustseeracing.com.


MUST SEE RACING SUPER SHOOT OUT FINISH - 40 LAPS
11 Kyle Edwards
7 Charlie Schultz
70 Dave McKnight Jr.
77 Matt Marlowe
16 Paul White
72 Danny Shirey
5 Sondi Eden
09 Jack Smith
3 Zach Gibson
22 Mike McVetta
2 Kevin Shirey
36 Jon Henes
OZ Cord Erhardt
12 Brandon Fisher
21 Matt Palmer
64 Jim Paller

 

 

 

HELBERG LEADS XTREME SPRINT SERIES TO
CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWDOWN
HOLLY, Mich. – California star JoJo Helberg
carries the point lead to the championship
event of the Xtreme Sprint Series 2012
campaign this weekend, with three other
drivers nipping at his heels in the title
hunt. The TruFuel Must See Racing
Xtreme Sprint Series will travel to the
historic Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan
this Saturday, Aug. 25.
Helberg, of Rohnert Park, Calif., hopes to
erase the stinging disappointment of 2011,
when he narrowly missed in his quest for
a title while finishing third just eight points
behind eventual champion Troy DeCaire. Helberg bolstered his title hopes with a win at
Anderson Speedway this past weekend, and hopes to carry that momentum to Michigan.
Jacob Wilson of Crawfordsville, Ind. rides second in the standings, just 38 points behind Helberg.
Lurking in third is Jason Cox of Park City, Ill., just 12 points behind Wilson. The title is also
within reach of fourth-place Brian Olson, Indianapolis, who comes to Berlin just eight points
behind Cox.
It has been a season of intense competition for the Xtreme sprint cars, with eight different winners
in a dozen events. DeCaire, Olson, Brian Gerster, and Jason Blonde have each scored two wins,
while Tanner Swanson, Aaron Pierce, Jimmy McCune, and Helberg have also visited victory lane.
Record-setting speed has also been the hallmark for the series in 2012. Track records have been
shattered at nearly every stop, and a blistering flag-to-flag run at Winchester Speedway by the
entire field this past weekend was unprecedented.
The Engine Pro “Fast Car Slash” opens with the first round of practice at 1 p.m. on Saturday,
followed by a full program of time trials and heat races that evening, capped by a 30-lap
showdown on the sweeping paved oval. At night’s end the 2012 XSS champion will be crowned.
JO JO HELBERG
The event will be broadcast on national television on a variety of sports networks, casting a digital
presence across America. XSS cars are officially the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars,” drawing
fans and viewership from across the country to see the cars racing at over 150 mph on some of the
most prestigious tracks in America.
More information is available at www.mustseeracing.com.
Driver Point Standings
1. JoJo Helberg (Rohnert Park, Calif.) 945
2. Jacob Wilson (Crawfordsville, Ind.) 907
3. Jason Cox (Park City, Ill.) 895
4. Brian Olson (Indianapolis, Ind.) 887
5. Mike Larrison (Brownsburg, Ind.) 826
6. Aaron Pierce (Daleville, Ind.) 817
7. Jimmy McCune (Toledo, Ohio) 813
8. Dave Baumgartner (Ottawa Lake, Mich.) 649
9. Brian Gerster (Fishers, Ind.) 647
10. Jeff Bloom (Bangor, Mich.) 629

 

MUST SEE RACING XTREME SPRINT SERIES AT BERLIN RACEWAY
FEATURING THE ENGINE PRO “FAST CAR SLASH”
HOLLY, Mich. –Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series, the
“World’s Fastest Short Track Cars”, will invade Berlin
Raceway in Marne, Michigan on Saturday August 25th
featuring the ENGINE PRO FAST CAR SLASH, one of the
fastest and most entertaining races on the series schedule.
The race fans are in for a great night of wheel to wheel,
bumper to bumper close racing with the fastest short
track cars on the planet. “We are going to have the
ENGINE PRO “FAST CAR SLASH” added to the heat races,
B-Main and 30 Lap feature events. The slash will put the
fastest 6 or 8 qualifiers fully inverted, racing to determine
their starting spot in the feature with a new twist. If you
get passed you’re out, it’s a combination of the old
Australian Pursuit and today’s Fast Car Dash. I wouldn’t want to miss this. The fastest qualifiers battling for
the best starting spot in the feature may be the best race of the year.” said Jim Hanks of MSRXSS.
Berlin Raceway’s super fast oval is a perfect host for the lightning-fast winged sprint cars of the Xtreme
Sprint Series. Gates open at 11 a.m., with racing getting underway at 6:30 p.m.
The country’s top teams are expected, including California’s JoJo Helberg who recently set the world’s
half mile track record at Winchester Speedway . Others expected to vie for the spotlight are 2012 MSRXSS
feature winners Aaron Pierce, Jimmy McCune, Jason Blonde, Brian Gerster, Brian Olson, 2011 MSRXSS
Champion Troy DeCaire and perennial fan favorite Jeff Bloom.
A crowded roster of racers will be there to challenge, including Billy Wease, Hank Lower, Jason Cox, Kyle
Flint, Mike Larrison, Jerry Caryer, Dave Baumgartner, Jacob Wilson, Sondi Eden, and Donny Adams among
others.
Fans will look forward to a host of entertaining activities during the event, including a “hands-on” show
car, t-shirt and merchandise giveaways, along with a driver autograph session.
The Berlin Raceway will be televised on a tape-delayed basis with well-known broadcaster Rick Benjamin
serving as the play-by-play host, Hall of Fame driver Tom Bigelow providing color commentary and
longtime writer and broadcaster Dave Argabright reporting the action in the pits.
The Xtreme Sprint Series features powerful winged sprint cars with 800-plus horsepower and are
considered the world’s fastest short track racing machines that have set six new track records in 2012.
The series is presented by TRUFUEL (trufuel50.com), and ENGINE PRO (enginepro.com)
Visit BERLINRACEWAY.COM and MUSTSEERACING.COM for details

 

DECAIRE SMOKES WINCHESTER MUST SEE FIELD

Winchester, IN - August 19, 2012 - Two-time and defending TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) champion Troy DeCaire made a lightning quick pass for the lead and never looked back Sunday afternoon at Winchester Speedway. DeCaire captured his second MSRXSS victory of the season to sweep both MSRXSS Winchester Speedway events this season as well. DeCaire's engine held up just long enough to take him to victory before blowing up on the cool down lap.

DeCaire who started in fifth position, nearly got into the wall on lap 10 when he caught dirty air from a couple of cars he was battling with. DeCiare's car pushed up towards the wall before he recovered and quickly worked his way into second position. DeCaire then made a lightning quick pass of race leader Aaron Pierce on lap 14 entering turn one. DeCaire then checked out and built up a straight away lead over second running Aaron Pierce. The 30 lap event went green to checkered.

In victory lane, DeCaire explained his pass for the lead." Once I got a run on him (Pierce) I was committed.Once I got 2-3 car lengths from him I thought it might be too early to make a pass. Its one of those things where when your rolling you gotta commit. You gotta pounce on them while you got the chance and while you got that head of steam. If you lift for a second you might get sucked in their air.You might sit for 3 or 4 laps before you get another chance to mount a run on them. I just got a good run and it stuck. That's the main thing " explained DeCaire.

DeCaire's day could have ended earlier but Lady Luck made sure that wouldn't be the case on this day. DeCiare's engine let go on the cool down lap. " The last 3-4 laps it felt like the motor started letting go. I think the head was lifting off the block.It sounded like exhaust valves banging around in there. The last 3-4 laps I tried to run it about three quarter throttle. Luckily It blew up on the cool down lap. If it wasn't for my guys, Northside Propane, Jobsite Concrete, Gaerte Engines, Sweet, and Spike, I wouldn't have been able to do this " concluded DeCaire.

DeCaire was followed to the stripe by Pierce, Jo Jo Helberg, Jason Cox, and Jeff Bloom rounding out the top five. Helberg lead the way in qualifying with a lap of 13.429 seconds. Heat races were won by DeCaire, Jacob Wilson, and Cox.

The MSRXSS will next be in action this coming Saturday night at August 25 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI. For more info log onto www.mustseeracing.com.

Feature Finish-30 Laps

91 Troy DeCaire 26p Aaron Pierce 7 JoJo Helberg 40 Jason Cox 26 Jeff Bloom 51 Mike Larrison 6 Sondi Eden 07 Jacob Wilson 10s Jimmy McCune 61 Kevin Feeney 41 Brian Olson 20 Kyle Flint 75 Jerry Caryer 61k Kyle Feeney 10 Jason Blonde 18 Jim Sheets 50 Brian Gerster 37 Hank Lower 12 Billy Wease 88 A.J. Russell

 

 

HELBERG MASTERS ANDERSON MUST SEE GO

Anderson, IN - August 18, 2012 - Current TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) point leader Jo Jo Helberg captured Saturday's MSRXSS 50 Lap feature at Anderson Speedway. The win was the first MSRXSS win of the year for Helberg in 2012.

Polesitter Jacob Wilson got the jump and lead the first 18 jumps before Helberg made the pass for the lead amid confusion. Helberg ran closely behind Wilson and the two worked lapped traffic nearly every lap from the drop of the green. On the eighteenth go around, Mike Larrison spun exiting turn two and for a brief second, it appeared a caution flag might be displayed. Helberg made the pass for the lead as it appeared Wilson may have hesitated thinking the track might go yellow. No caution was waved and the raced continued without any interruptions. Wilson was now trailing Helberg closely looking for any opportunity to regain the lead. The only caution of the race flew on lap 32 for the spin of Jimmy McCune. When the race resumed, Helberg built up a lead he would never relinquish over Wilson, Aaron Pierce, Brian Gerster, and Jason Cox rounding out the top five.

Heat wins went to Hank Lower, Mike Larrison, and Aaron Pierce. Brain Gerster was the night's fast qualifier with a lap of 10.435 seconds

In victory lane, a happy Helberg talked about his pass for the lead. " Lapped cars were absolutely terrible tonight " explained Helberg. " Coming off of turn two I saw a bunch of smoke going down the backstretch. Him (Wilson) and I thought for sure there was a yellow. Right as I come down the backstretch I glanced up and saw no cars spun out. I thought now is my shot. If I'm gonna get him, now is my time. He went to the top and got crowded by lapped cars. I about ran over Hank Lower and about put it down in the grass. After I got the lead I was trying to be conservative. I knew if I kept a good enough pace, in order for somebody to get by me, they would have to really show me a nose or hit me " concluded Helberg.

Saturday's event was the first of two back-to-back events for the MSRXSS this weekend. Winchester Speedway awaits the series for the second and final event of the weekend with the annual Old Timers Weekend event on tap for Sunday afternoon.

For more info log onto www.mustseeracing.com

Feature Finish-50 Laps

7 Jo Jo Helberg 07 Jacob Wilson 26p Aaron Pierce 50 Brian Gerster 40 Jason Cox 45 Ryan Gillenwater 91 troy DeCaire 41 Brian Olson 64 Geoff Kaiser (-1) 6 Sondi Eden (-1) 88 Jimmy McCune (-2) 10s A.J. Russell (-2) 12 Billy Wease (-2) 18 Jim Sheets (-16) 37 Hank Lower (-20) 26 Jeff Bloom (-21) 51 Mike Larrison (-30) 5r Darren Roberts (-35) 10 Jason Blonde (-36)

 

 

OLSON CLAIMS 53RD JAMES/O'CONNOR MEMORIAL

Salem, IN - August 11, 2012 - Brian Olson used a front row starting spot to claim the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series sanctioned 53rd Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial Saturday night at Salem Speedway. Olson won the event in dominating fashion.

Olson can now add his name to an impressive list of past champions of the event that includes the likes of: Pat O'Connor, Eddie Sachs, A.J.Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Mario Andretti, Rich Vogler, Tony Stewart, and Bob Sweikert among others. The win was Olson's second career MSRXSS victory.

In victory lane Olson indicated that this was perhaps the biggest win of his career and his Davey Hamilton Racing entry was flawless. " The car was really good and I was close to being flat the whole race " explained Olson. " There in the middle part of the race the car got a little loose. I pulled the wing back and it made it better. The crew got the car so good for me that it made my job easier. This win is right up there for sure. Winning at Salem with the history of this race, this is as big as it gets in pavement sprint cars " concluded Olson.

A nice crowd was treated to near perfect weather conditions for the event. Brain Gerster thrilled everyone on hand to an exciting round of qualifications as he lowered his own track record of 14.169 seconds set last August 6. Gerster became the first man in Salem Speedway history to break into the 13 second barrier when he ripped off a lap of 13.957 seconds.

Heat races were won by Jason Cox, Brain Gerster, and Jacob Wilson.

The only serious incident of the evening occurred on lap 26 of the feature when Jason Cox broke a right rear wheel entering turn four slamming him hard into the wall. Cox was ok. Tight close knit racing was the norm the entire feature as battles ensued for positions two through five nearly the entire race. Jason Blonde came home in second followed by Brain Gerster, Jo Jo Helberg, and Jimmy McCune rounding out the top five.

The MSRXSS will now look forward to a busy next weekend with two events in the Central Indiana area. The series will be at Anderson Speedway Saturday August 18 and Winchester Speedway the following afternoon. For more info log onto www.mustseeracing.com.

53RD JOE JAMES/PAT O'CONNOR MEMORIAL RESULTS

1. Brian Olson 2. Jason Blonde 3. Brian Gerster 4. Jo Jo Helberg 5. Jimmy McCune 6. Jacob Wilson 7. Aaron Pierce 8. Mike Larrison 9. AJ Russell 10. Todd Fayard 11. Jason Cox 12. Sondi Eden 13. Billy Wease 14. Jim Sheets 15. Jerry Caryer 16. Jeff Bloom 17. Jimmy Kite DNS

 

 

53rd ANNUAL JOE JAMES/PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL SPRINT CLASSIC SET FOR SATURDAY NIGHT AT SALEM

SALEM, IN, August 6 – One of the longest running memorial sprint car races in the nation is set to unfold on Saturday night, August 11th at Salem Speedway, as the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series returns to the historic high banks for the 53rd annual Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial.

The honor roll of past James/O’Connor victors reads like a “who’s-who” in open wheel racing history with such names as Bob Sweikert, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser, Pancho Carter, Rich Vogler and Tony Stewart gracing the list of former winners.

The 2012 edition of the sprint classic brings together many of the top short-track pavement drivers in the nation as they attempt to add their name to the list of racing giants who have won the prestigious event.

“A strong line-up of drivers is building for Saturday’s race,” said Salem Speedway general manager Richard Deaton. “The overall quality of the field is going to be extremely strong with several car/driver combinations capable of pulling off a win.”

Former Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial winners JoJo Helberg and Jacob Wilson top the list of distinguished entrants for the 53rd annual classic.

Helberg of Santa Rosa, Calif., scored an emotional and exciting victory at Salem one year ago.

The 21-year-old driver battled his way to the front from his fifth place starting position and then had to hold off a torrid charge from veteran Aaron Pierce at the end. Pierce, a four-time winner in sprint competition at Salem, finished second just a car length back of Helberg.

“To stand here in victory circle, it means everything,” said an elated Helberg following the 2011 race. “To win here at Salem at such a prestigious and historic race, I can’t describe how good this feels.”

Wilson, driving the Wilson Bros. Racing Chevy, pulled off a stunning victory in the 2008 James/O’Connor; winning the race in convincing fashion in what was his very first outing on the Salem high banks.

Helberg and Wilson can expect plenty of competition on Saturday night from the likes of Indianapolis 500 veteran Jimmy Kite of Stockbridge, Ga.

Kite, who will be driving for veteran car owner Mike Blake, is returning to Salem for the first time in 15 years.

“It’s always fun to go back to tracks where you’ve run well and even better when you’ve won at them like at Salem,” said Kite, a five-time Indy 500 starter.

Kite was victorious in his last outing at Salem Speedway on July 19, 1997 when he won a 50-lap NAMARS Midget race.

Other top drivers expected include Pierce, Jason Blonde, Brian Gerster and Troy DeCaire.

Gerster established a new Salem Speedway track record during qualifications for the 2011 James/O’Connor with a blistering lap of 14.169-seconds (over 140 mph avg.).

The ageless Hank Lower, Mike Larrison, Jason Cox, Sondi Eden, Jimmy McCune and Jeff Bloom are also scheduled to be among those seeking the prized James/O’Connor trophy on Saturday night.

The Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial will be broadcast on a tape delayed basis through Fox Sports Net and a variety of networks across the United States, reaching over 90 million American households.

Sharing the high banks with the “World’s Fastest Short-Track Cars” will be the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks.

The annual visit by the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club is also a part of the festivities on Saturday. An early on-track warm-up for the vintage cars is set to take place at 3 p.m. A select group of vintage cars will return to the track prior to the start of the James/O’Connor Memorial race.

Jeff O’Connor, son of the late Pat O’Connor, will once again pace the field during parade laps in a replica of the Sumar Special that his dad drove in the 1950s.

PNC pits open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, with spectator gates opening at 3 p.m. Practice is set to start at 3:30 p.m., with qualifications at 5:45 p.m. and the first race at 7 p.m. (EDT).

Advance adult general admission tickets are priced at $18 for adults and $5 for children, age 7-12. Kids, age 6 and under, are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Advance reserved seat tickets are priced at $23 each. All prices are $2 more on day of race.

Tickets may be ordered on-line at www.salemspeedway.com or by calling 883-6504 or toll free 1-888-246-7223.

LUCAS OIL GREAT AMERICAN STOCKS 50 TO SERVE AS PRELUDE TO JAMES/O’CONNOR MEMORIAL

SALEM, IN, August 6 - Race number four of a five race shootout for the 2012 Lucas Oil Great American Stock season championship serves as a prelude to the 53rd annual Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial on Saturday night. And what a championship battle it is, as the top five teams in the current standings are separated by just 23 points with a tie for first place.

“With just two point races remaining we have five drivers with a legitimate shot at winning the championship,” said Salem Speedway general manager Richard Deaton. “From this point forward, every lap of each race, as well as qualifying, is so very important. One mistake could spell the difference between winning a championship or finishing in fourth or fifth place.”

Shawn Smith of Louisville and David Bayens of Memphis, Ind., are tied for first place (284-284) in the standings, while Todd Kempf of Huntingburg, Ind., is just seven points back (277) in third place.

Brian Bayer of Birdseye, Ind., (268) and Kyle Hadley of Louisville (261) round out the top five.

The first three races in the championship chase have been won by Chuck Barnes Sr., Bayer and Bayens.

 

 

CALIFORNIA’S AJ RUSSELL TO COMPETE IN THE MUST SEE RACING XTREME SPRINT SERIES

BIOBASED.US sprint car team owner Suellen Wilshe announced today that AJ Russell will join teammates Jason Blonde and Jimmy McCune to compete in the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Car Series targeting the 2012 events at Salem, Anderson, Winchester and Berlin Speedways.

AJ Russell of Clovis, California is one of the first Native American race car drivers to compete in NASCAR's top three divisions. He started racing at the age 7 in quarter midgets moving to the California Asphalt Trucks series at the young age of 15 where he won features and was selected “Rookie of the Year”.

A 17, AJ moved into the 360 SuperModifieds, won features and collected another “Rookie of the Year” honor.

Up next , he competed in the Davey Hamilton 410 SuperModified series winning his first feature as a rookie, finished third in the series championship and yet another “Rookie of the Year”.

Leaving the SuperModified league with his suitcase in hand, he moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he raced in the Indy Pro Series. In 2007, A.J. took his 410 SuperModified to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the East vs. West SuperModified Championships starting 15th in a field of more than 35 cars and fought his way to the front to be the 2007 East vs. West Champion.

In January of 2010 A.J. moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where he joined the Sacred Power Racing family to further his career as the first Native American in NASCAR’s Craftsman Truck Series.

AJ currently competes in the BIOBASED.US sponsored Supermodified team racing in ISMA and the Must See Racing Supermodified Series. Russell is expected to be a front runner at the Auto City Speedway/ Must See Racing “SUPER SHOOTOUT” on August 24th.

For information on the Must See Racing “SUPER SHOOTOUT” at Auto City Speedway on August 24th visit mustseeracing.com or autocityspeedway.com

 

 

Jimmy Kite Must Be Must See Racing Open Wheel Veteran To Make Winged Sprint Car Series Debut at Salem

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 23, 2012 – Whenever Jimmy Kite slides behind the wheel of a racecar, it becomes “Must See” motorsports. Now, Kite, who lives in Indianapolis but considers Stockbridge, Ga. his home, will really be a part of Must See Racing when he joins the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Car Series for three races in the coming weeks. The open wheel-racing veteran has been named driver of the No. 81 Mike Blake Racing winged sprint car for the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial at Salem (Ind.) Speedway on August 11, the Must See Racing event at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway scheduled for August 18 and the King of the Wings race at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway on August 19. The races will mark Kite’s debut in the series that utilizes 410-cubic inch V8 engines and traditional winged sprint car chassis on racing slick tires.

As if watching the five-time Indianapolis 500-starter piloting a 410-winged sprinter is not enough, the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Car Series does it all on steeply banked, paved ovals. Kite is no stranger to the trio of Indiana short tracks at which he will race the No. 81. The last lap he turned on Salem’s 33-degree banked, .555-mile oval was his victory lap in prestigious 1997 NAMARS Classic midget race. The Salem win was one of several key victories that skyrocketed Kite’s career into Indy car racing that season. He has also logged open wheel racing laps at Anderson – a quarter-mile, high-banked track at which he has raced the May tradition known as the “Little 500” in 1996 – and Winchester Speedway – a half-mile, steeply-banked facility he competed at during the famous ESPN “Thursday Night Thunder” races – as well during the early days of his career.

As fast as Kite’s previous starts at these legendary tracks were, they won’t be as quick or as punishing as the Mike Blake Racing machine. Most often thought of as a dirt track specialty, on pavement winged sprint cars are as physically and mentally demanding as any car in the world. The high speeds and g-forces generated by the massive wing on the car and the high banking under it will require Kite to draw back on his experience of racing an Indy car at Dover Downs or Richmond International. He is also familiar with finding the balance between high-horsepower and high-downforce machines from his NASCAR and ARCA starts. In fact, the 1997 USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year has also run winged sprint cars on pavement previously in his career in two separate series. However, those efforts were always with smaller 360 cubic-inch engines.

The TRUFUEL Must See Xtreme Sprint Car Series runs a 15-race schedule on paved ovals. The Series enjoys an impressive television package bringing the events to over 125 million households on FOX Sports Net (FSN) as well as online at MotorSportWorld.TV.

In addition to the orange No. 81 Mike Blake Racing entry in the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Car Series, Kite is also driving the No. 25 Indy Line Stripe/Eddie Sachs Racing Beast-Chevrolet in the USAC Silver Crown Series on both dirt and pavement.

Indy Line Stripe is a pavement maintenance leader in Indiana and surrounding states. The Indianapolis-based company is owned by Kite, fellow racer Geoff Dodge and Curt Shuttleworth. For more, visit: www.IndyLineStripe.com.

Quotes Jimmy Kite: On racing in the Must See Racing XtremeSprint Car Series: “410 sprint cars are always fun. Winged sprint cars are just crazy fun. Put both of those together and I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to these three races with Mike Blake Racing in the Must See Xtreme Sprint Car Series! I just want to make sure Mike is as proud after these three races as he is now about his decision to put me in his car.”

On joining Mike Blake Racing: “Mike and I have talked for several years about me hopping into his car but we both always seemed to have something else going on. Finally our schedules worked out and we can enjoy these races together. I am really looking forward to giving the No. 81 the best run in these next three races that I can.”

On expectations for these three races with Mike Blake Racing: “Racing with Mike Blake Racing in the Must See Series gives me a little of everything I have raced before. I've raced 410 sprint cars on dirt plenty. I have raced several times on pavement with a winged sprint car. Now, merging those two together should be a blast. Throw in the laps I've raced in Indy cars on short tracks and I'm hoping all of this carries over into a very successful three races for Mike.”

On racing at Salem, Anderson and Winchester: “It's always fun to go back to tracks where you’ve run well and even better when you've won at them like at Salem. But with the history of these three tracks, I'm just thrilled period to be debuting racing at them. I have great memories at each track.”

Jimmy Kite can be found on Facebook at Jimmy Kite and on Twitter at @JimmyKite

For more on the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial, please visit www.SalemSpeedway.com. Anderson Speedway’s Must See Racing can be seen at www.AndersonSpeedway.com. For more on Winchester Speedway’s King of The Wings, go to www.WinchesterSpeedway.com.

To learn more about the Must See Xtreme Sprint Car Series, please see: www.MustSeeRacing.com and on Twitter by following @MustSeeRacing.

 

BLONDE WINS MUST SEE KALAMAZOO GO FIRST TIME BACK

Kalamazoo, MI - July 14, 2012 - Jason Blonde returned to TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) action Saturday night after injuries sustained in a crash a month ago. Blonde found victory lane after winning the ' Must See Racing 50 ' at Kalamazoo Speedway.

Blonde suffered a broken tailbone when he backed his Suellen Wilshe owned BIOBASED.US car into the wall at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis on June 9. Blonde had been absent from the past three MSRXSS events prior to Saturday's return. A Doctors release earlier in the week allowed Blonde the chance to return to action and he made up for lost time. The win was Blonde's second MSRXSS victory of the season.

Jacob Wilson lead the first twenty laps before relinquishing the lead to Brian Gerster. Gerster began to build a sizeable lead as the race wore on. It appeared that Gerster would claim the win as the laps wound down. With three laps too go, Gerster began to get into heavy lapped traffic. Exiting turn four, Gerster made contact with a lapped car and rode up and over the rear tire of the lapped car. When Gerster's car landed back on the ground it took Gerster a few seconds to gather the car up and get up to speed. Blonde took advantage of Gerster's misfortune. Gerster held on for second followed by Aaron Pierce, Jo Jo Helberg, and Jacob Wilson rounding out the top five.

Jo Jo Helberg was the nights fast qualifier with a lap of 10.701 seconds. Heat wins went to Jimmy McCune, Kyle Flint, and Troy DeCaire.

The MSRXSS will now enjoy a four week break before heading to Salem (IN) Speedway for the annual Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial on August 11th. Jo Jo Helberg is the defending race winner.

For more information on Must See Racing log onto www.mustseeracing.com.

MUST SEE RACING 50 OFFICIAL FINISH JULY 14, 2012

1. Jason Blonde 2. Brian Gerster 3. Aaron Pierce 4. Jo Jo Helberg 5. Jacob Wilson 6. Troy DeCaire 7. Jimmy McCune 8. Donnie Adams Jr. 9. Mike Larrisno 10. Jason Cox 11. Brian Olson 12. Hank Lower 13. Kyle Flint 14. Dave Baumgartner 15. Derek Snyder 16. Ron Koehler 17. Joe Speakman 18. Brad Wyatt 19. Jeff Bloom 20. Billy Wease 21. Ryan Gillenwater

 

 

CLARIFYING STATEMENT REGARDING XTREME SPRINT SERIES TIRES

HOLLY, Mich. – As the TruFuel Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series prepares for their highly anticipated visit to Kalamazoo Speedway this coming Saturday night, series officials would like to clarify their stance with regard to tires. At this past weekend’s event at Oswego Speedway, several XSS competitors shattered the track record during time trials, led by Jason Cox of Park City, Ill. with a time of 15.125 seconds. Following time trials, spectators heard several incorrect statements regarding the tires utilized by XSS competitors. While it was asserted that the XSS utilizes trick “gumball” tires, this is far from reality. The American Racer right rear tires used in XSS competition is an American Racer 132, considered within the industry to be in the range of a “hard” tire. XSS officials provided sharp and unwavering oversight of the qualifying process and every car present was using the proper American Racer tire as required by series rules. Every XSS competitor at Oswego raced the full 30-lap feature with the same right rear tire on which the car qualified, consistent with series rules. At the conclusion of the feature race the durometer reading of the right rear American Racer tire of event winner Jimmy McCune was 65. “When we selected American Racer tires for our series beginning with the 2011 season, we were guided by three principles,” said series president Jim Hanks. “We wanted a safe tire; we wanted a level playing field with a durable tire that could repeat through multiple heat cycles and a major tire cost savings for all of our competitors;. Through 20 series events the tire has proven itself on all counts: safety, quality, durability and affordability. “Setting speed records was not, and has never been, part of the consideration for our choice of a series tire. However, the fact that one of the most durable and stable tires in our sport has shattered speed records at six of eight venues thus far this year is a testament to the dogged competitiveness of our teams, and to the overall quality of the American Racer product. “There is intense competition within the racing community that encompasses tracks, types of cars, and tire manufacturers. However, in the heat of such competition it is important for the integrity of the sport that the facts be maintained.” Hanks and officials with the Xtreme Sprint Series welcome any inquiries and would invite all interested parties to contact the series office at (248) 762-1732.

 

MCCUNE CLAIMS OSWEGO MUST SEE GO; COX MAKES HISTORY

Oswego, NY - July 7, 2012 - Jimmy McCune claimed his first TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) of the year Saturday night at the legendary Oswego Speedway before a packed house. The series was making its second appearance of a trip through the state of New York that began two nights earlier at Shangri-La II Speedway. The MSRXSS was participating for the first-time-ever at Oswego and the annual ' King of Wings ' event.

The fireworks began earlier in the night when Jason Cox bested the existing all-time track record of 15.198 seconds previously held by Supermodified driver Chris Perley. Cox turned a lap of 15.125 seconds to claim the new track record. There had been speculation all week from fans, media, and competitors leading up to the event as to whether or not a Sprint Car would break the track record. The MSRXSS is known as ' The Fastest Short Track Cars in the World ' and have broken the track record at 6 of 7 events entering Saturday's Oswego event. Cox's record breaking qualifying run drew a mixed reaction from the predominately Supermodifed fan base on hand.

After qualifying, track officials announced to the crowd that they would allow the two fastest ISMA Supermodifieds, Mike Lichty and Rob Summers, a chance to reclaim the track record. Each driver was given "gumball" tires that were far softer than the tires they qualified on in an attempt to reclaim the record. To the disappointment of the Supermodified faithful, the record would stand. It was now apparent to everyone in attendance that the Sprint Cars are far superior and arguably the baddest open wheel machines in the country, and now the Northeast.

Heat races were won by Jimmy McCune and Dave Baumgartner.

Pole sitter Dave Baumgartner lead the opening lap and surrendered the lead to McCune on lap two. McCune never relinquished the lead the remainder of the thirty-lap affair despite engine issues over the final seven circuits. McCune gave car owner Suellen Wilshe her third MSRXSS win of the 2012 season. A happy McCune explained what an up and down night he experienced. "On the start I spun the tires and got sideways a little bit. Baumgartner got a jump on me and I just followed in behind him. Once my tires came up to temperature I got a run on him down the backstretch and got past him going into three. After that I just made laps. I could see a lot of things going on. I could see what lap it was and couldn't hear anybody for a long time. We dropped a cylinder with probably eight or ten to go. I was thinking I'm gonna loose Oswego because this motor's gonna puke running away with this race" laughed McCune." But she stuck together and we won. I cant thank my guys enough. They worked their tails off all day" concluded McCune. Baumgartner finished second followed by Mike Larrison, Aaron Pierce, and Jacob Wilson rounding out the top five.

New track record holder Jason Cox struggled to a ninth place finish after starting tenth." It was a one groove racetrack and you couldn't get on the outside to pass anybody" explained Cox." Everybody was pretty much equal. Where you started was pretty much where you finished. It was pretty much one of those bummer races, but that's what you gotta do sometimes".

The race went green to checkered with two lead changes. There were eleven cars on the lead lap at the conclusion of the race.

The MSRXSS will next be in action at Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, MI July 14 for the ' Must See Racing 50 '. Brain Gerster is the defending champion of the race.

For more information on the MSRXSS log onto www.mustseeracing.com.

OSWEGO SPEEDWAY MSRXSS FEATURE RESULTS 7/7/12 1. Jimmy McCune 2. Dave Baumgartner 3. Mike Larrison 4. Aaron Pierce 5. Jacob Wilson 6. Brian Gerster 7. Jo Jo Helberg 8. Troy DeCaire 9. Jason Cox 10. Brian Olson 11. Sondi Eden 12. Jerry Caryer 13. Jeff Bloom 14. Tim Cox

 

LADY LUCK SHINES ON PIERCE FOR FIRST 2012 MUST SEE WIN

July 5, 2012 - Tioga Center, NY - Aaron Pierce finally had Lady Luck give him a break and captured his first TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) win of 2012 Thursday night at Shangri-La II Speedway.

Until Thursday night's victory, Pierce had experienced several tough breaks to start his 2012 MSRXSS season. Several crashes and DNF's had left the Daleville, IN driver frustrated to say the least. In victory lane Pierce explained what a confidence booster his first win of 2012 was. "This win tonight gives us a little momentum. I've been a little discouraged with all the bad luck lately. If we can get it (car) this good for Saturday, they've (competitors) got a problem".

The MSRXSS made its first visit into the Northeastern part of the country Thursday night for the first of two races in the state of New York. The traveling 410 c.i. winged pavement series was greeted by a very large crowd. The series will visit Oswego Speedway Saturday night for the second and final night of the New York swing.

Jo Jo Helberg got the excitement rolling early when he set a new track record on the 1/2 mile concrete/paved oval. Helberg clicked off a lap of 14.243 seconds (126.378 mph) to etch his name in the history books.

Heat race wins went to Brian Olson, Jason Cox, and Hank Lower.

Pole sitter Jimmy McCune got the jump and lead the opening 19 laps. Pierce realized that none of the other cars were running the bottom part of the track and decided to try it out since it was left wide open. Pierce began working his way to the front and eventually made the pass for the lead on lap 19 and never looked back. Jimmy McCune finished second followed by Jacob Wilson, Jason Cox, and Jo Jo Helberg rounding out the top five. " I started running the bottom because it was the only place I could get air on the wing" Pierce explained in victory lane."The car was phenomenal over the bumps.Some guys were having trouble getting over the bumps but our car was glued".

Pierce acknowledged the huge crowd and the excitement level throughout the night that the MSRXSS brought. "I really like this place and hope we come back.Its rough and you really have to have your stuff right to win here" concluded Pierce.

The series will head to Oswego Speedway Saturday for a joint show with the ISMA Supermodifieds as part of the annual ' King of Wings ' event. The first-ever appearance of winged 410 c.i. sprints to Oswego will have added excitement with the possibility of a new track record. The MSRXSS has been dubbed the ' Fastest Short Track Cars In The World '. The series has set new track records at six of the seven events thus far in 2012.

For more information on the MSRXSS visit www.mustseeracing.com.

Feature Finish-30 Laps

26p Aaron Pierce 88 Jimmy McCune 07 Jacob Wilson 40 Jason Cox 7 Jo Jo Helberg 41 Brian Olson 55 Dave Baumgartner 26b Jeff Bloom 51 Mike Larrison 75c Jerry Caryer 81 Sondi Eden (DNF) 4 Tim Cox (DNF) 2 Larry Austin (DNF) 5 Troy DeCaire (DNF) 37 Hank Lower (DNS)

 

 

GERSTER BECOMES FIRST 2012 MUST SEE MULTIPLE WINNER

July 3, 2012 - Clio, MI - Brian Gerster became the first TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) multiple feature winner of 2012 Tuesday night at Auto City Speedway in Clio, MI.

Gerster captured the 3rd annual ' Must See Twin 20's ' event for the second consecutive year. Gerster's win was his second consecutive with the series in 2012 after winning the last time out on June 9 at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Indianapolis. His victory busted up a string of five different winners to start the 2012 season.

The highly popular ' Must See Twin 20's ' featured a unique format and was greeted by a large crowd despite threatening rain earlier in the day. In addition to heat races, drivers were to run one of two twenty lap qualifying races that would set the field for the twenty lap feature event.

Jo Jo Helberg bested twenty other competitors to capture the night's fastest qualifying time when he turned a lap of 13.212 seconds. Helberg was unable to lower the track record and broke a string of five consecutive outings where a track record had been set at 2012 MSRXSS events dating back to the opener April 13 at Five Flags Speedway.

Brian Gerster and Mike Larrison won each of their qualifying races to earn front row starting positions for the feature event. Larrison lead the opening lap but quickly surrendered the lead back to Gerster by the second go around. Gerster continued to lead Larrison and Jacob Wilson until the race went yellow for the first time on lap 14 for a slowed Larrison. When the green flag flew again, Jimmy McCune got past Wilson and set sail for Gerster until another yellow flew on lap 19 bunching up the field and giving McCune one last chance at Gerster. Gerster was able to hold off McCune for his fifth career MSRXSS victory in only eight starts.

The MSRXSS now prepares for a trip to the state of New York for races Thursday July 5 at Shangri-La II and Oswego Speedway Saturday night July 7. It will be the furthest east the series has traveled in its short history.

For more information on the MSRXSS including the remaining 2012 schedule log onto www.mustseeracing.com.

AUTO CITY SPEEDWAY TWIN 20'S FEATURE FINISH

1. Brian Gerster 2. Jimmy McCune 3. Jacob Wilson 4. Brian Olson 5. Jason Cox 6. Jo Jo Helberg 7. Sondi Eden 8. Hank Lower 9. Ryan Litt 10. Kyle Flint 11. Donnie Adams Jr. 12. Kyle Feeney 13. Jerry Caryer 14. Bill Tyler 15. Dave Baumgartner 16. Bobby Santos III 17. Aaron Pierce 18. Mike Larrison 19. Jeff Bloom 20. Kevin Feeney DNS Ryan Gillenwater

 

 

MUST SEE RACING – THREE EVENTS OVER JULY 4th HOLIDAY
AUTO CITY, SHANGRA – LA II & OSWEGO
HOLLY, Mich. – As the Trufuel Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series finishes the
initial busy stretch of the 2012 campaign,competitors can look back upon a sensational
display of speed at the first five venues.

At each stop, series competitors unloaded their equipment and prepared to test the limits
of man and machine on an oval track. At each stop, a New Track Record was established.

Action began in April at Five Flags Speedwayin Pensacola, Fla., where Jason Cox set a new
speed record and Tanner Swanson won the first round of the Southern Shootout. Next was
Alabama’s Mobile Intl. Speedway, where Todd Fayard shattered the existing track record and
Brian Olson scored the finale of the Southern Shootout. The daunting hills of Indiana’s Winchester Speedway was next in May, where JoJo Helberg laid down a record-setting lap of 12.669 seconds on the legendary half-mile, and defending series champion Troy DeCaire prevailed in the Xtreme Speed Challenge. Three days later at Anderson Speedway Helberg again broke the track record and Jason Blonde won the MustSeeRacing 60. In June Brian Gerster exhibited a flawless performance at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, setting a new track record and winning the 25-lap Night of Speed feature event.
With five races in the books and nine remaining, Helberg holds a 13-point lead over Jacob Wilson. The series next outing takes them to Auto City Speedway in Flint, Mich. on July 3 for the Must See Twin 20’s, Shanga-La II on Thursday the 5th and on to Oswego Speedway for the King Of The Wings IV in New York on Saturday July 7th.
The season has brought an interesting array of personalities to the point standings. The intense nature of competition has reshuffled the fortunes of several XSS competitors, and consistency has emerged as the key. Helberg and Wilson, for example, have qualified for every feature race thus far, and hope to continue their strong performances at Auto City.
Helberg finished second at the most recent outing at Lucas Oil Raceway, and appears to be on the cusp of his first victory of the season. Wilson has also been strong, earning top-10 finishes at every event thus far. Olson rides third in points and continues to gain strength, while Cox has been a strong presence at every outing.
Several stalwart XSS racers find themselves deep in the series standings, leaving them eager to win and improve their lot. Gerster hopes to build on his victory at Lucas Oil Raceway, returning to Auto City as the defending race champion. Aaron Pierce has experienced a malady of mechanical woes, and finds himself highly motivated. Dave Baumgartner posted a season-best finish of fourth at Lucas Oil Raceway, while Jimmy McCune rallied for a hard-fought fifth-place finish. Both hope to continue to gain ground on the series leaders.
Ten of the 14 XSS events in 2012 will be broadcast on national television to over 166 million American homes. In addition, viewership continues to be boosted by video streaming on the series website. XSS cars are officially the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars”, drawing fans and viewership from across the USA to see the cars racing at over 150 mph on some of the most prestigious tracks in America.
More information is available at www.mustseeracing.com.

DRIVER POINT STANDINGS
1. JoJo Helberg (Rohnert Park, Calif.) 379
2. Jacob Wilson (Crawfordsville, Ind.) 366
3. Brian Olson (Indianapolis, Ind.) 365
4. Jason Cox (Park City, Ill.) 359
5. Mike Larrison (Brownsburg, Ind.) 350
6. Dave Baumgartner (Ottawa Lake, Mich.) 341
7. Hank Lower (Angola, Ind.) 320
8. Jimmy McCune (Toledo, Ohio) 296
9. Troy DeCaire (Tampa, Fla.) 292
10. Aaron Pierce (Daleville, Ind.) 283

UPCOMING XTREME SPRINT SERIES EVENTS
July 3 – Auto City Speedway (Flint, Mich.)
July 5 – Shangri-La II Speedway (Tioga Center, N.Y.)
July 7 – Oswego Speedway (Oswego, NY)
July 14 – Kalamazoo Speedway (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
Aug. 11 – Salem Speedway (Salem, Ind.)
Aug. 18 – Anderson Speedway (Anderson, Ind.)
Aug. 19 – Winchester Speedway (Winchester, Ind.)
Aug. 25 – Berlin Raceway Park (Marne, Mich.)
Aug. 31 – Oswego Speedway (Oswego, N.Y.)

 

 

GERSTER SLIDES TO MUST SEE WIN

Indianapolis, IN - June 9, 2012 - Brian Gerster used an aggressive lap ten slide job on leader Aaron Pierce, nearly touching the grass, and never looked back en route to his first TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series race of the year Saturday night at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Gerster had earlier established a new track record when he bested Davey Hamilton's existing Supermodified track record with a lap of 17.407 seconds. Gerster is the fifth different winner in as many MSRXSS feature events in 2012, giving proof to how competitive the series is.

Aaron Pierce, driving the Jimmy Brown owned #55, got the jump and lead the first ten circuits. Gerster worked his way from the eighth starting position to challenge Pierce. On lap ten entering turn one, Gerster dove to the bottom of the track. Gerster then slid up in front of Pierce, gathered the car up, and assumed the lead. Jo Jo Helberg closed in on Gerster five laps later and challenged Gerster for the lead momentarily until Helberg's engine began to go sour. Gerster went the rest of the way unmolested while Helberg held on for second and Bobby Santos III rounded out the top three.

In victory lane Gerster explained his strategy when he took the lead from Pierce." I had no intention of making a dirty move. I knew if I could get to the inside my car had been sticking pretty good down there and I'd give it a try " explained Gerster. " I was pretty sure I was ahead of him at some point. I let the thing head back up the race track. I was pretty aggressive but its what we had to do. If the grass had been five foot lower, I'd have been five foot lower ". Gerster also acknowledged that he knew Helberg was right there early in the race. " I saw him a little bit one time. I was running hard but I wasn't maxed out. I figured if anybody pressured me I could pick up the pace " concluded Gerster.

UNOFFICIAL FINISH - 25 LAPS - LUCAS OIL RACEWAY

1. Brian Gerster 2. Jo Jo Helberg 3. Bobby Santos III 4. Dave Baumgartner 5. Jimmy McCune 6. Aaron Pierce 7. Brian Olson 8. Jason Cox 9. Jacob Wilson 10. Donny Adams Jr. 11. Troy DeCaire 12. Chris Neuuenschwander 13. Jerry Caryer 14. Mike Larrison 15. Jeff Bloom 16. Hank Lower 17. Sondi Eden 18. Travis Miniea 19. Ron Koehler

 

 

HELBERG GUNNING FOR ANOTHER RECORD-SETTING RUN

HOLLY, Mich. – Can he make it three in a row? JoJo Helberg has demolished track records at the past two stops for the Trufuel Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series, and he next faces the daunting .686-mile oval at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis on Saturday night, June 9. Helberg, of Rohnert Park, Calif., blistered Winchester Speedway with a new record on May 20, and three days later repeated his feat at Anderson Speedway. “I would love to try and keep the streak going,” said Helberg. “Even though qualifying has never really been my strength, I’ve been fascinated with making this car just as fast as it can be, and it’s a fun challenge to try and set another record. I’m going to give everything I’ve got to try and make it happen.” A recent test at Lucas Oil Raceway brought encouraging results, Helberg said. “I think it’s going to be a great race. I could run in almost any groove and my lap times were still good, so that’s really exciting. I know the track is very challenging, because it’s constantly changing. That makes for great competition because it’s all about who can have exactly the right setup on any given night.” The “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars” will join the popular CRA Late Model Series for the AAA Insurance Night of Speed, taking to the famed oval track for a full program of time trials, heat races, and a 25-lap feature race. Set to challenge Helberg is popular Massachusetts racer Bobby Santos III, who recently captured the Hall of Fame Classic on May 19 at Lucas Oil Raceway. Santos has enjoyed red-hot success at the track over the past few seasons, and will make his first 2012 appearance with the Xtreme Sprint Series. Xtreme Sprint Series point leader Jacob Wilson of Crawfordsville, Ind. will attempt to maintain his place atop the standings. Wilson has faced tight competition thus far in 2012 from Helberg, Brian Olson, Mike Larrison, and Jason Cox. Recent race winners Jason Blonde and Troy DeCaire also hope to continue their recent strong performances. Fans will be treated to a special bonus with the addition of a Cruise-In and car show that has been added to the program. More than 100 of the finest cars in Central Indiana will be on exhibit, shined and polished by members of local auto clubs. The sprint car portion of the event will be broadcast at a later date on FSN and ComCast Sports Net Chicago. More information is available at www.mustseeracing.com and www.lucasoilraceway.com

 

BLONDE GETS ON TRACK TO WIN MUST SEE RACING 60

Anderson, IN - May 23, 2012 - Jason Blonde got a break on lap 27 and never looked back as he won his first TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series win of the year Wednesday night at Anderson Speedway. Blonde was driving the Suellen Wilshe owned BIOBASED.US Hurricane chassis car. Blonde was the fourth different winner in as many events in 2012 MSRXSS compettition.

The evening began in exciting fashion as California driver Jo Jo Helberg established a new track record with a lap of 10.168 seconds. This was a remarkable feat considering the excess heat and high humidity. Heat wins went to Tom Tolbert, Jimmy McCune, and Travis Miniea.

The front row of the 60 lap feature found BIOBASED.US teammates Jason Blonde and Tanner Swanson sharing the front row. Tanner Swanson got the jump at the start and lead the opening 27 laps. Blonde was all over Swanson in the early laps as Swanson was slowed by lapped traffic. Swanson gave way to Blonde on lap 27 when he was sidelined with apparent mechanical issues. Blonde then led the remainder of the event to capture his first MSRXSS victory of the season. Following Blonde was Kody Swanson, Troy DeCaire, Jo Jo Helberg, and Ryan Gillenwater rounding out the top five.

" I was able to catch Tanner in lapped traffic " explained Blonde in victory lane. " I got beside him and he pulled me. I wasn't sure if I could've gotten around him if he hadn't broke. I saw something going wrong with his right rear tire. After that I knew I could get the lead. Then I was waiting for something bad to go wrong with my tire. Its a good win for the BIOBASED #23 car ".Blonde explained how important the win was for his after getting off to a rough 2012 start. " Its been a tough way to start the year with three DNF's. It makes you wonder why you do it sometimes. As soon as you get that win, you know why your doing it ".

A dejected Swanson explained why he was forced out of the race on lap 27." We had a radius rod bolt back out of the right rear bird cage. Its disappointing. We had a really great car. I was rolling around saving my tires, picking off lapped cars as they came to me. I had the car to pick up my second Must See win ".

Must See Racing now will put its focus on the 64th annual Pay Less Little 500 Saturday night. Must See Racing is the sanctioning body of the Little 500. The event will be a special non-points event. Several MSRXSS teams are entered in the event.

For more info on Must See Racing go to www.mustseeracing.com

Feature Finish 60 Laps

23b Jason Blonde

19 Kody Swanson

91 Troy DeCaire

7 JoJo Helberg

45 Ryan Gillenwater

07 Jacob Wilson

88 Jimmy McCune

81 Travis Miniea

51 Mike Larrison

26p Aaron Pierce

40 Jason Cox

26 Jeff Bloom

20k Kyle Flint

22 Derek Snyder

41 Brian Olson

64 Mickey Kempgens

37 Hank Lower

23s Tanner Swanson

2t Tom Tolbert

10k Ron Kohler

55 Dave Baumgartner

1 Chris Neuneschwander DNS

 

 

MUST SEE RACING 60 TO KICK OFF LITTLE 500 WEEK

Anderson, IN - May 22, 2012 - Wednesday night's ' Must See Racing 60 ' presented by Sam Pierce Chevrolet at Anderson Speedway will officially kick off Little 500 week. The Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series will be competing in their fourth event of the 2012 racing season. The ' World's Fastest Short Track Cars ' will be making their first of two appearances at Anderson Speedway in 2012.

Must See Racing teams will find the next five days very hectic to say the least. An open practice is scheduled today from 12-3 P.M. in preparation for tomorrow night's event. After Wednesday's event, teams will immediately make preperations for the 64th annual Pay Less Little 500. Must See Racing is also the sanctioning body of the Little 500. Qualifying for the Little 500 will be held Thursday and Friday with the race scheduled for 8 P.M. Saturday night.

The MSRXSS is coming off an event that was held Sunday afternoon at Winchester Speedway. Tampa, FL driver Troy DeCaire picked up the win and $6,000 in a thrilling 30-lap feature. There have been three different winners in as many events in 2012. Tanner Swanson picked up the season opener at Pensacola, FL and Brian Olson was victorious at Mobile, AL.

This will mark the third consecutive year that Must See Racing has sanctioned the ' Must See Racing 60 '. Jimmy McCune won the 2010 event while Mother Nature wrecked havoc on last years event and postponed the appearance of the series at the speedway until late August.

The event at Anderson Speedway is expected to draw most of the top winged pavement drivers from around the country. Expected entrants include: Jeff Bloom, Jason Blonde, Tanner Swanson, Kody Swanson, Jo Jo Helberg, Jimmy McCune, Troy DeCaire, Jason Cox, and Hank Lower among many others. On Wednesday, May 23, spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with the racing beginning at 7. Advance Admission is $10 for adults and $15 day of race. Tickets are $4 for kids ages 6-12 with children five and under getting in free.

 

 

PALLER; DeCaire WIN WINCHESTER MUST SEE EVENTS

Winchester, IN - May 20, 2012 - The inagural ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' was a heated affair both on and off the track. With temperatures in the high 80's, a good crowd was on hand to witness the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series and BIOBASED.US Must See Racing Super Modified Series.

The Supermodifieds were making their first appearance at Winchester in nearly twenty-two years. Mexico, New York driver, Michael Barnes lead the way in MSRSMS time trials with a lp of 14.027 seconds to capture the $1000 bonus courtesy of BIOBASED.US.

Kyle Edwards used a front row starting spot to grab the lead and led the majority of the 30-lap event. Quick qualifier Michael Barnes,who had been on top of the speed charts all weekened,saw his race come to and end when his race came to an end when he made contact with Larry Lehnert on the backstretch early in the race. Paller began his charge to the front and was all over race leader Edwards. Paller made the pass on Edwads just as Edwards slowed due to mechanical issues. Pau White and Paller then put on a thrilling battle for several laps until White was also sent to the pits with mechanical issues. The win was anything but easy for Paller and was worth $6000 for the Berlin Heights, Ohio driver. " When we first started out the car was loose " explained Paller. " The car started getting better and better. I saw Kyle was fading. I drove under Kyle in three and four.on the outside and that was it. We got lucky. This is awesome. This is the first Supermodified win I've had. To have the win here with Must See Racing is just awesome " concluded Paller.

The Must See See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series feature event was equally as entertaining. California driver, Jo Jo Helberg, set a new World's Record for a 1/2 mile speedway when he turned a scortching lap of 12.669 seconds. 6 drivers in all were under the old Winchester Speedway track record. A hard charging Troy DeCaire battled his way into the lead before lap 5 and began to set sail. Helberg slowly worked his way to the front. The race was red flagged twice for two seprate events. Prior to lap 20, Mike Larrison tried to avoid a spinning Jason Cox in turn four and his machine rocketed into the pit entrance off turn four. When the race resumed, Jason Blonde began to run down DeCaire but got high exiting turn four and the car went flying through the pit entrance in the same exact place Larrison did moments earlier. Luckily no one was injured. When the green flad flew on lap 21, Helberg made a daring pass on DeCaire for the lead. DeCaire then retook the lead two laps later and never looked back. The win was also worth $6000 for DeCaire. ' I was watching my guys down the straight-away.I was trying to keep the car straight " explained DeCaire. " My motor bobbled late in the race and it allowed Jo Jo to get around me. He got by me but when he went by me I could see his right rear tire was chunking up and he was sliding. He was using it a little bit more than we were. With 8 laps to go,he began backing up to me. I got back by him. It was a good win for us and a nice payday.

The inagural ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' was a rounding success. The MSRXSS will next be in action this Wed. night at Anderson (IN) Speedway for the Must See Racing 60. For more info log onto www.mustseeracing.com

MSRSMS 30 LAP FEATURE RESULTS 1. Jim Paller 2. Jack Smith 3. Sondi Eden 4. Zach Gibson 5. Kyle Edwards 6. Paul White 7. Rich Reid 8. AJ Russell 9. Jon Henes 10. Larry Lehnert 11. Mike Barnes 12. Brandon Fisher DNS 13. Dave McKnight DNS 14. Cord Ehrhart DNS

MSRXSS 30 LAP FEATURE RESULTS 1. Troy DeCaire 2. Jo Jo Helberg 3. Dave Baumgartner 4. Jimmy McCune 5. Jacob Wilson 6. Mike Larrison 7. Hank Lower 8. Kyle Flint 9. Jason Blonde 10. Brian Gerster 11. Aaron Pierce 12. Travis Miniea 13. Brian Olson 14. Tanner Swanson 15. Jason Cox 16. Kody Swanson 17. Jeff Bloom 18. Chris Neuen schwander 19. Dave Steele DNS

 

 

PREPERATIONS FOR XTREME SPEED CHALLENGE CONTINUE

Winchester, IN - May 19, 2012 - Several teams from the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series and the BIOBASED.US Must See Racing Super Modified Series took advantage of an open practice session Saturday afternoon at Winchester Speedway.

Ten Sprint Cars and six Super Modifieds participated in the four hour practice session. In the MSRXSS practice, Rohnert Park , CA driver, Jo Jo Helberg set the fastest time of the day. His lap of 12.88 seconds was the quickest but unofficial. Sunday's 30 lap feature will pay $6,000 to win with an additional $500 bonus for fast time courtesy of BIOBASED.US as part of the ' Winners Circle Bonus '.

The Super Modifieds took to the high-banks of Winchester Speedway for the first time in twenty-two years in anticipation of Sunday's big 30 lap feature also paying $6,000 to win. Mexico, New York driver, Michael Barnes, lead all Super Modifieds with the fastest lap of the day with a 14.10 unofficial lap. Interestingly,it was the first time Barnes had ever turned a lap at the legendary speedway." I've always wanted to come to Winchester and I was so exited to get here. Its kind of similar to a place we run in Connecticut, Thompson Speedway.But this is definitely like no other. I watched the Sprint Car guys and imitated what they were doing. Once I figured out where to pick the throttle up and made some changes to the car, got a little quicker as the day went on. I hope the race is exciting for the fans tomorrow.

The only serious accident occurred when Brampton, Ontario, Canada driver, Dave McKnight, hit the turn three wall after a part broke on his Gary Morton owned #70 machine. " I'm fine " explained McKnight. " We had a part on the car break.Were not sure if it was the left front locator or a Heim end on the right front radius rod. We went down into three and the part broke and I had no steering and the car sailed into the fence " McKnight was unsure if he would be able to get the car repaired in time tomorrow's event. " We've had several guys offer their shops to us. We are just gonna take our time getting the car back together " concluded McKnight.

Sundays racing action begins at 2 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 10 a.m. Former multi-time USAC champion and former Indy 500 starter, Tom Bigelow, will serve as Grand Marshall. The Full Throttle Modifieds and Vore's Welding Front Wheel Drive Compacts will be part of the racing extrazaganza. For More information go to www.mustseeracing.com or www.winchesterspeedway.com.

 

 

XTREME SPEED CHALLENGE FAN DISCOUNTS

Holly,MI - May 17, 2012 - Officials from Must See Racing today announced that there will be several discount options available for Sunday's ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' at Winchester Speedway May 20. If possible, fans are being encouraged to take advantage of several discount options that will be honored.

Fans from the Hoosier Auto Racing Fans (HARF) and Dayton Area Racing Fans (DARF) clubs will be given a $5 off the price of a ticket by showing their membership card. In addition, fans attending the racing events at Anderson Speedway or Lucas Oil Raceway Park on May 19 will be given a $5 discount by showing their Ticket Stubs from either of these events.

The inaugural ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' will feature a full day of racing action featuring the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Cars and the Must See Racing Super Modifieds. The Full Throttle Modifieds and Vore's Welding Front Wheel Drive Compacts will also be in action. This event will mark the first time in twenty-two years that Super Modifieds have raced at Winchester Speedway.

This family themed day of fun will also have inflatable's for the kids as well as an appearance by Jitterbug the Clown. Jitterbug will be face painting and handing out balloons. Kids under the age of 12 will be admitted free of charge. The Must See show sprint car will also be on display for fans to see up close by sitting in a real 410 winged sprint car.

Winchester resident and racing legend, Tom Bigelow, will be the Grand Marshall for this event. Bigelow is a multi-time Unites States Auto Club champion as well as former Indy 500 competitor. Bigelow will participate in an autograph session prior to the racing action.

There will be an open practice one day before the event May 19 from 2 - 6 P.M. to give teams additional track time. Front Gates open at 10 A.M. with racing action set to begin at 2 P.M. on Sunday.

Tickets for the ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' are now on sale. Fans are encouraged to get tickets early to avoid long lines at the ticket window the day of the event. Call (248) 535-5575 to purchase tickets or log onto www.mustseeracing.com for additional details.

 

 

XTREME SPEED CHALLENGE – SUNDAY MAY 20 AT WINCHESTER CAR OWNER GARY MORTON'S WINNING STREAK AT 23 YEARS AND COUNTING

Holly, MI - May 15, 2012 - Canadian, Gary Morton, was the last man to ever win a Super Modified race at Winchester Speedway. In fact, he won the last two events there. He won the 1989 and 1990 fall events at the speedway. Supers haven't raced at Winchester Speedway in nearly twenty-two years. So technically, Morton has a winning streak that currently stands at twenty-three years.

Morton will be at the track this Sunday for the first time since 1990 when Must See Racing will debut its new Super Modified series. Morton wont be behind the wheel, but he will be supporting the event as a car owner with Brampton, Ontario, Canada's Dave McKnight behind the wheel of his familiar #70.

Morton recently recalled that chilly early November 1990 Sunday afternoon when Supers last ran Winchester Speedway. " The last time we were there we got booed by the fans " Morton recalls. " It wasn't a pretty day. We tore up a lot of cars and they red flagged it. The fans got impatient. They ran some other stuff so we could get some cars repaired and finish the race. I ended up winning it ". Perhaps Sundays event will go a lot smoother than that long ago 1990 event.

Morton's vast experience at the legendary Indiana speedway should help his driver out tremendously. The duo will be battling several other teams for a hefty payday.The winners share for Sunday's event will be one of the biggest paydays of the year for the division. $6,000 will be on the line with another $1000 being paid for fast time thanks to BIOBASED.US as part of their ' Winners Circle Bonus ' sponsorship.

The event will have several significant headlines. This will be the first time in twenty-two years Supers have raced at Winchester. In addition, the new MSRSMS will be hosting its inaugural event. This will be the first time in the history of the speedway that Supers have raced with wings.

The entry early entry list was announced last week. Several name drivers including: AJ Russell, Tanner Swanson, Kody Swanson, Jack Smith, Kevin Shirey, Sondi Eden, Cord Ehrhart, Brandon Fisher, Jeff Gibson, Jon Henes, Gene Lee Gibson, Paul White, Larry Lehnert, Jim Paller, Matt Palmer, and Rich Reid headline the early entries.

The ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' is shaping up to be arguably one of the biggest open wheel events of 2012. The Sprint Car entry list is already highlighted by Tampa, Florida's Dave Steele who will be returning to competitive competition in the Midwest for the first time in two seasons. Other entries include, Tanner Swanson and Brian Olson, who picked up Must See Racing victories in events last month to kick off the 2012 season. Two-time defending MSRXSS champion Troy DeCaire is also entered. Others early entries include: Dave Baumgartner, Jason Blonde, Jeff Bloom, Collin Cabre, Jerry Caryer, Jason Cox, Todd Fayard, Kyle Flint, Brian Gerster, Kyle Hamilton, Jo Jo Helberg, Mike Larrison, Hank Lower, Jimmy McCune, Aaron Pierce, Kody Swanson, Jacob Wilson, and Billy Wease.

Multi-time United States Auto Club (USAC) champion and Indy 500 starter, Tom Bigelow, will serve as honorary Grand Marshal for this event. A meet and greet with fans is planned. Bigelow currently resides in Winchester and enjoyed great success at the speedway as a driver during his racing career.

There will be an open practice one day before the event May 19 from 2 - 6 P.M. to give teams additional track time. The Full Throttle Modifieds and Vore's Welding FWD Compacts will also be part of this racing extravaganza.

Tickets for the ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' are now on sale. Fans are encouraged to get tickets early to avoid long lines at the ticket window the day of the event. Call (248) 535-5575 to purchase tickets or log onto www.mustseeracing.com for additional details.

 

 

XTREME SPEED CHALLENGE TO OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Holly,MI - May 16, 2012 - Sunday afternoon's inaugural ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' at Winchester Speedway will feature a full plate of racing action highlighted by the return of Super Modifieds for the first time in twenty-two years. The Must See Racing Super Modified Series will make their debut along with the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series, Full Throttle Modifieds, and Vore's Welding Front Wheel Drive Compacts.

This racing extravaganza has something to offer fans of all ages on and off the track. In addition to the racing action, Jitterbug the clown will be on hand entertain the younger race fans. Kids will be able to get their faces painted by Jitterbug as well as get a free balloon. Kids 12 and younger will be admitted free of charge.

Winchester resident and former racing star, Tom Bigelow, will serve as Grand Marshal for the ' Xtreme Speed Challenge '. Bigelow is a multi-time USAC champion as well as Indy 500 participant. Fans will have an opportunity to meet Bigelow and take home an autograph. The likable Bigelow will be available for a meet and greet with fans prior to the racing action.

There will be an open practice the day before the event on Saturday May 19 from 2-6 P.M. and will be free of charge to spectators. Fans are being encouraged to attend the free open practice to get a sample of what will be in store for them the following afternoon.

The ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' is shaping up to be arguably one of the biggest open wheel events of 2012. Both the Super Modified and Sprint Car feature events will pay $6,000 to win. This increased purse money is luring some of the biggest names in both divisions to the event. Dave Steele, Dave Baumgartner, Jason Blonde, Jeff Bloom, Collin Cabre, Jerry Caryer, Jason Cox, Todd Fayard, Kyle Flint, Brian Gerster, Kyle Hamilton, Jo Jo Helberg, Mike Larrison, Hank Lower,Troy DeCaire, Jimmy McCune, Aaron Pierce, Kody Swanson, Jacob Wilson, and Billy Wease are just a few of the Xtreme Sprint drivers expected to compete.

Drivers from the MSRSMS expected to participate include: Dave McKinght, Gene Lee Gibson, AJ Russell, Tanner Swanson, Kody Swanson, Jack Smith, Kevin Shirey, Sondi Eden, Cord Ehrhart, Brandon Fisher, Jeff Gibson, Jon Henes, Paul White, Larry Lehnert, Jim Paller, Matt Palmer, and Rich Reid.

The new Full Throttle Modified Series will make its debut as well with a full list of drivers expected to participate including: Harold Scott, Brian Nester, Chad Poole, Mike Stacy, Don Skaggs, Chris Hettinger, and Chris Jennings among others.

Tickets for the ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' are now on sale. Fans are encouraged to get tickets early to avoid long lines at the ticket window the day of the event. Call (248) 535-5575 to purchase tickets or log onto www.mustseeracing.com for additional details.

 

 

MUST SEE THREE:

Holly, Mich. – A whirlwind week awaits the TruFuel Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series and as they visit two historic Midwestern tracks for three events in a seven day span.

First up is the “Xtreme Speed Challenge”. The Must See Racing Sprint Cars and the Must See Racing Supermodified series take on Winchester Speedway Sunday afternoon, May 20th. Winchester is one of the most notable and intimidating racing venues in the world, serving as a perfect host for the lightning-fast winged sprint cars and the return of the supers after a 22 year hiatus . Gates open at 10 a.m. with racing getting underway at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, May 23rd the series moves some 50 miles east to Anderson Speedway, one of the fastest quarter-mile tracks in the world. The “Must See Racing 60” will feature one of the most frantic races of the season, as a full field of winged sprint cars do battle on the tight confines of the high banks at Anderson Speedway. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. The week is capped off in grand style with the 64th Pay Less Little 500 at Anderson Speedway on Saturday night, May 26th. The classic event will see the sprinters remove their wings for the only time this season, competing for their share of one of the largest purses in short track racing. The Little 500 starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, with practice and qualifying taking place on Wednesday through Friday. Advance race tickets are recommended. visit andersonspeedway.com A full complement of racers will assemble for the three events, with 2010 King of the Wings winner Dave Steele added to the mix at Winchester. Others expected to vie for the spotlight are local favorite Aaron Pierce, defending “60” winner Hank Lower, Recent “Royal Oak Southern Shootout” winners Brian Olson and Tanner Swanson and perennial fan favorite Jeff Bloom. A crowded roster of racers will be there to challenge, including Kody Swanson, JoJo Helberg Troy DeCaire, Jason Cox, Jimmy McCune, Sondi Eden, Jacob Wilson, Todd Fayard, Dave Baumgartner, Brian Gerster, Mike Larrison and Travis Miniea, among others.

Fans will look forward to a host of entertaining activities during the events, including a “hands-on” show car, t-shirt and merchandise giveaways, along with driver autograph sessions. Fans will meet “XTREME SPEED CHALLENGE” Grand Marshall and Hall of Famer Tom Bigelow at a Meet and Greet session. All three events will be telecast on a tape-delayed basis across the country. Well-known broadcaster Rick Benjamin will serve as play-by-play host, while Hall of Fame driver Tom Bigelow will provide color commentary. Longtime writer and broadcaster Dave Argabright will serve as pit reporter. The Xtreme Sprint Series features powerful winged sprint cars with 800-plus horsepower and are considered the world’s fastest short track racing machines. The Must See Supermodifieds, one the most exotic short track cars on the planet, will challenge the sprints for speed and racing excitement.

TICKET HOT LINE CALL 248-535-5575 VISIT MUSTSEERACING.COM for event details

 

 

WINCHESTER SPEEDWAY “XTREME SPEED CHALLENGE” EARLY ENTRIES RELEASED

Holly, MI - May 8, 2012 - Must See Racing officials today released early entries for the inaugural ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' at Winchester Speedway May 20. The racing program will feature both the TRUFUEL Xtreme Sprint Series as well as the new BIOBASED.US Super Modified Series.

The early entry list contains 17 Super Modifieds and 22 Xtreme Sprint Cars. Officials also indicated this was the initial list and several more teams will are expected to enter the event in the days leading up to the event.

Both the Super Modified and Sprint Car events will pay $6000 to win the feature events as part of the BIOBASED.US ' Winners Circle Bonus '. In addition, There will be a $1000 bonus for quick time in the Super Modified division and $500 for the Sprint Cars.

The ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' is shaping up to be arguably one of the biggest open wheel events of 2012. The Sprint Car entry list is already highlighted by Tampa, Florida's Dave Steele who will be returning to competitive competition in the Midwest for the first time in two seasons. Other entries include, Tanner Swanson and Brian Olson, who picked up Must See Racing victories in events last month to kick off the 2012 season. Two-time defending MSRXSS champion Troy DeCaire is also entered. Others early entries include: Dave Baumgartner, Jason Blonde, Jeff Bloom, Collin Cabre, Jerry Caryer, Jason Cox, Todd Fayard, Kyle Flint, Brian Gerster, Kyle Hamilton, Jo Jo Helberg, Mike Larrison, Hank Lower, Jimmy McCune, Aaron Pierce, Kody Swanson, Jacob Wilson, and Billy Wease.

The Super Modifieds will be returning to Winchester after a twenty-two year absence and the early entry list is full of past champions of the division. Dave McKnight and Gene Lee Gibson highlight the list. Gibson is a former Super Modified winner at Winchester while McKnight will be driving for car owner Gary Morton. Morton won the last two Super Modified events at Winchester. Other entries include: AJ Russell, Tanner Swanson, Kody Swanson, Jack Smith, Kevin Shirey, Sondi Eden, Cord Ehrhart, Brandon Fisher, Jeff Gibson, Jon Henes, Paul White, Larry Lehnert, Jim Paller, Matt Palmer, and Rich Reid.

Multi-time United States Auto Club (USAC) champion and Indy 500 starter, Tom Bigelow, will serve as honorary Grand Marshal for this event. A meet and greet with fans is planned. Bigelow currently resides in Winchester and enjoyed great success at the speedway as a driver during his racing career.

There will be an open practice one day before the event May 19 from 2 - 6 P.M. to give teams additional track time. The Full Throttle Modifieds and Vore's Welding FWD Compacts will also be part of this racing extravaganza. A meet and greet with Grand Marshal Tom Bigelow is also planned the day of the event.

Tickets for the ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' are now on sale. Fans are encouraged to get tickets early to avoid long lines at the ticket window the day of the event. Call (248) 535-5575 to purchase tickets or log onto www.mustseeracing.com for additional details.

 

 

 

TOM BIGELOW TO SERVE AS
GRAND MARSHAL THE MUST SEE
XTREME SPEED CHALLENGE AT WINCHESTER
Multi-time United States Auto Club (USAC)
champion and Indy 500 starter, Tom Bigelow,
will serve as the honorary Grand Marshal for
May 20 Xtreme Speed Challenge at Winchester
Speedway. The racing extravaganza will be
highlighted by the Must See Racing Xtreme
Sprint Cars and Must See Super Modifieds.
Bigelow enjoyed a tremendous racing career
that ended in the early 1990's. Bigelow is an
inductee of the National Midget Auto Racing
Hall Of Fame as well as the National Sprint
Car Hall Of Fame. Bigelow is currently a color
commentator for Must See Racing events
that are televised on Fox SportsNet. It is only
fitting that Bigelow will serve as a Grand
Marshal for this historic event as Bigelow
currently resides in Winchester and enjoyed
great success at the speedway. In addition,
he made his final racing start in an ARCA
race at the track in the early 1990's.
Bigelow, originally from Whitewater, WI, got his
racing start in the late 1950's driving stock cars
at the local Jefferson (WI) Speedway. He eventually migrated to running midgets with the
famed BADGER racing association.
Eventually Bigelow relocated to Winchester and began racing more events in the Indiana area
and particularly with the USAC Sprint Car division. Bigelow took to the sprint cars and amassed
a whopping 52 USAC National Sprint Car wins which ranks first all-time with the series. He also
claimed the 1978 title.
His open wheel success gave him the opportunity to compete in the Indy Car ranks with CART
and USAC for seventeen seasons. He made 104 starts including 9 Indy 500 starts with a 6th
place his best Indy 500 finish. He finished second in back-to-back Indy Car starts at Texas and
Milwaukee in 1978.
When the USAC Sprint Car schedule began to dwindle in the mid 1980's, Bigelow migrated back
to the midgets and was able to win several features as well as the 1984 USAC National Midget
champion. He claimed the USAC Regional Midget Series title 2 years earlier in 1982.
HALL OF FAMER TOM BIGELOW
WINCHESTER SPEEDWAY IN 1977
Bigelow made one NASCAR Cup start in his career in 1986. The day ended early for him after
only 30 laps due to engine failure. Bigelow enjoyed the experience. " I should have stayed
there ( NASCAR ) " Bigelow recently explained. " That's when money was starting to arrive
down there and I didn't have a sponsor ". The experience would play a role in the final years of
Bigelow's career as he finished his driving days behind the wheel of an ARCA car in the early
1990's.
The last several seasons have found Bigelow behind the camera at Must See Racing events as
well as tutoring younger drivers. Must See Racing President, Jim Hanks, explains Bigelow's
value to the series. " Not long ago someone asked me what Tom Bigelow means to Must See
Racing. The answer is everything. He brings a rich history as one of the best drivers of all time,
he brings Hall of Fame credentials and most importantly he brings quality of character. Tom
knows the racing game and is a great ambassador for our series and our sport ".
The ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' is shaping up to be arguably one of the biggest open wheel
events of 2012. The TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series will be competing in their
third event of the 2012 season. The BIOBASED.US Must See Racing Super Modified Series will
be competing in its inaugural event. It will be the first time in twenty-two years the Super
Modifieds have competed at Winchester Speedway.
Both the Sprint Car and Super Modified feature events will each pay $6,000 to win thanks to
Don Wilshe and BIOBASED.US offering the Winners Circle Bonus. In addition, there will be a
$1,000 Fast Time Bonus to the Super Modified fast qualifier and $500 to the Sprint Car fast
qualifier.
There will be an open practice one day before the event May 19 from 2 - 6 P.M. to give teams
additional track time. The Full Throttle Modifieds and Vore's Welding FWD Compacts will also be
part of this racing extravaganza. A meet and greet with Grand Marshal Tom Bigelow is also
planned the day of the event.
Tickets for the ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' are now on sale. Fans are encouraged to get tickets
early to avoid long lines at the ticket window the day of the event. Call (248) 535-5575 to
purchase tickets or log onto www.mustseeracing.com for additional details.

DAVID STEELE ENTERS XTREME SPEED CHALLENGE

Holly,MI - April 26, 2012 - Tampa, Florida's Dave Steele has entered the May 20 " Xtreme Speed Challenge “ Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series event at Winchester Speedway. The event will also feature the debut of the new Must See Racing Super Modified Series. The Supers are returning to Winchester after a twenty-two year haitus.

Steele will be behind the wheel of the Tony Nosal owned TNT Promotions Diablo Chassis #42. The car will be wrenched by veteran mechanic Butch Dowker and the potent team could be one of the early favorites.

Steele is no stranger to Winchester Speedway. He has nearly ten United States Auto Club Sprint Car victories at the track. In addition, he has two winged sprint cars victories including a MSRXSS win during the ' King Of The Wings ' event in 2010. Steele has ran a limited schedule the last few seasons to focus on family and his Steele Performance Parts business.

The thirty-seven year old driver is arguably the best pavement open wheel driver of all-time. He is a two-time Little 500 winner. He is also a two-time Turkey Night Grand Prix champion and a former Night Before the 500 midget winner. He has competed in the Indy Car Series as well as the NASCAR NATIONWIDE Series. Steele is a two-time Silver Crown series champion as well as former Tampa Bay Area Racing Association champion.

Steele is just one of several drivers who are expected to compete in the May 20 MSRXSS event including: Brian Gerster, Jason Blonde, Jeff Bloom, Jason Cox, Aaron Pierce, Mike Larrison, Brian Olson, Kody Swanson, Jo Jo Helberg, Jimmy McCune, Hank Lower, Billy Wease, Tanner Swanson, Todd Fayard, Jacob Wilson and Dave Baumgartner among others.

The ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' is shaping up to be arguably one of the biggest open wheel events of 2012. The TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series will be competing in their third event of the 2012 season. The BIOBASED.US Must See Racing Super Modified Series will be competing in its inaugural event.

Both the Sprint Car and Super Modified feature events will each pay $6,000 to win thanks to Don Wilshe and BIOBASED.US offering the Winners Circle Bonus. In addition, there will be a $1,000 Fast Time Bonus to the Super Modified fast qualifier and $500 to the Sprint Car fast qualifier.

There will be an open practice one day before the event May 19 from 2 - 6 P.M. to give teams additional track time. The Full Throttle Modifieds and Vore's Welding FWD Compacts will also be part of this racing extravaganza.

Tickets for the ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' are now on sale. Fans are encouraged to get tickets early to avoid long lines at the ticket window the day of the event. Call (248) 535-5575 to purchase tickets or log onto www.mustseeracing.com for additional details.

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BIOBASED.US TO OFFER WINNERS CIRCLE BONUS AT WINCHESTER

Holly, MI - April 21, 2012 - Don Wilshe and BIOBASED.US today announced that they will provide additional purse money for the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint and Super Modified events at Winchester Speedway May 20. The ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' will be highlighted by the debut of the new Must See Racing Super Modified Series with the return of Supers to Winchester after a 22 year absence.

BIOBASED.US will provide the ' Winners Circle Bonus ' and will guarantee the winner of the Xtreme Sprint Car and Super Modified features $6,000 to win their respective features. In addition, BIOBASED.US will also provide $1,000 to the Fast Qualifier of the MSRSMS event.

The ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' is shaping up to be arguably one of the biggest open wheel events of 2012. The TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series will be competing in their third event of the 2012 season. The BIOBASED.US Must See Racing Super Modified Series will be competing in its inaugural event.

This event will offer the largest winners purse for both Must See Racing divisions in 2012 to date. The expanded purse monies should attract some of the top sprint car and super modified drivers in the country. There has also been added a $500 to the MSRXSS Fast Qualifier.

There will be an open practice one day before the event May 19 from 2 - 6 P.M. to give teams additional track time. The Full Throttle Modifieds and Vore's Welding FWD Compacts will also be part of this racing extravaganza.

BIOBASED.US has also pledged additional purse monies for the MSRSMS events at Auto City Speedway August 24 and Anderson Speedway October 6. The ' Winners Circle Bonus ' will now guarantee the winner $5,000 at both of these events. The Anderson Speedway race will feature a unique format of twin 50 lap features.

The pre-sale of tickets for the ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' will go on sale April 23. Fans are encouraged to get tickets early to avoid long lines at the ticket window the day of the event. Call (248) 535-5575 to purchase tickets or log onto www.mustseeracing.com for additional details.

 

 

OLSON TOPS MOBILE MUST SEE EVENT; FAYARD SHATTERS RECORD

Irvington, AL - April 14, 2012 - Brian Olson took advantage of a front row starting position to claim his first career TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series feature victory Saturday night at Mobile International Speedway. Olson piloted the Davey Hamilton Racing TRUFUEL entry into victory lane and collected $3,000 for his efforts.

The evening started off with a bang when six cars went below Kevin Swindell's track record of 14.487 seconds set in 2005. Todd Fayard, from nearby Saucier, MS, collected the $500 bonus when he emerged as the new track record holder with a lap of 13.919 seconds. Fayard was also the only driver to crack the 13 second barrier.

Polesitter, Jacob Wilson, lead the opening lap but surrendered the lead to Olson on lap 2. Once Olson claimed the point, he never looked back. Olson was pressured throughout the entire event first by Wilson and later Jason Cox. Cox passed Olson for the lead on lap 20, but a caution gave Olson his spot back. In victory lane Olson eluded to the fact he received a huge break. " With about ten laps to go I was getting bottled up in lapped traffic and Jason (Cox) got by me there. I caught a lucky break with the caution and got the lead back " explained Olson. " After that I knew he was there and had to step it up. That's what I did and it paid off in the end ". Olson acknowledged this was a huge win on his resume. " Its right up there at the top. This series is getting bigger and bigger and there are some really good driver in it " concluded Olson.

Heat races were won by Tim Cox, Jim Sheets, and Mickey Kempgens.

The event concluded the second and final night of the Royal Oak Southern Shoot Out. Tanner Swanson won the opening night at 5 Flags Speedway. Both of the weekend winners were first-time winners in the series.

Next up for the MSRXSS will be a visit to Winchester Speedway on May 20. The ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' event will also feature the debut of the new Must See Racing Super Modified Series. For more info log onto www.mustseeracing.com.

OFFICIAL RESULTS - 30 LAPS

1. Brian Olson 2. Jason Cox 3. Mickey Kempgens 4. Jacob Wilson 5. Todd Fayard 6. Tanner Swanson 7. Kody Swanson 8. Dave Baumgartner 9. Jo Jo Helberg 10. Mike Larrison 11. Jerry Caryer 12. Hank Lower 13. Jim Sheets 14. Shane Morgan 15. Kevin Feeney 16. Brian Gingras 17. Troy DeCaire 18. Tim Cox 19. Ed Lee 20. Timmy Thrash

 

 

TANNER SWANSON TAKES MUST SEE SEASON OPENER

Pensacola, FL - April 13, 2012 - Tanner Swanson used his pole starting position to capture his first career TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series ( MSRXSS ) victory at 5 Flags Speeday Friday night. The win was worth $3,000 for the California driver who lead wire-to-wire. The event was night #1 of the Royal Oak Southern Shoot Out.The event was the first time since 1992 that 410 winged asphalt sprint cars have raced in the state of Florida.

Swanson was makiing his first career MSRXSS start and the first time ever in a winged asphalt sprint car.Swanson explained in victory lane that it was anything but easy. " The tough part is without having any radios you never know how big a lead you have.Every yellow I got hand signals from the crew telling me how big a lead I had. I worked my butt off to make sure I ran a good line. Right there at the end I know McCune had gotten up to second and I didnt know what kind of car he had ". Swanson explained that his first time in a winged asphalt sprint car was a memorable experience. " Its real fun when your out front by yourself ".Swanson was turning 13.9 second laps twenty-four out of thirty laps in the feature.Jimmy McCune, Mickey Kempgens, Todd Fayard, and Jacob Wilson rounded out the top five.

Twenty-five cars took time during qualifications. Jason Cox set a new track record when he turned a lap of 13.780 seconds around the half mile high-banked oval. The majority of the cars were unable to crack the 13 second barrier earlier in qualifications. It appeared as if Brian Gingras' track record from two seasons ago would stand. With just a handful of cars left. Cox put his name in the record books.Only two other cars were in the 13 second bracket.Cox picked up a $200 bonus for setting quick time from Deep South Speedway in nearby Loxley, AL.

Heat races went to Brian Gingras, Hank Lower, and Dave Baumgartner. The ten lap B-main went to Brian Olson.

Next up for the MSRXSS will be a visit to Mobile International Speedway for night #2 of the Royal Oak Southern Shoot Out.Go to www.mustseeracing.com for info on the series including the 2012 schedule.

5 Flags Speedway MSRXSS official finish 4/13/12

1. Tanner Swanson 2. Jimmy McCune 3. Mickey Kempgens 4. Todd Fayard 5. Jacob Wilson 6. Brian Olson 7. Mike Larrison 8. Jerry Caryer 9. Jim Sheets 10. Aaron Pierce 11. Dave Baumgartner 12. Billy Wease 13. Brian Gingras 14. Hank Lower 15. Collin Cabre 16. Tim Cox 17. Shane Morgan 18. Jojo Helberg 19. Kody Swanson 20. Jason Cox

 

 

MUST SEE RACING ON FOX SPORTS NET

Must See Racing officials announced today that the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series has entered into an agreement with Fox Sports Net to televise ten (tape delayed) events in 2012.

“Our new partnership with Fox Sports Net is an important addition to our existing national television distribution that includes Comcast SportsNet and twenty eight cable affiliates across the country. Also, all our programming will be in High Definition (HD) this year. The 2012 FSN programming will be in a unified time slot across the U.S. making it easier and more convenient for Race Fans to watch the World’s Fastest Short Track Cars”, commented Jim Hanks president of Must See Racing.

The Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series has fifteen events scheduled for 2012 with the top drivers from across the country including California’s JoJo Helberg, Kody Swanson and Tanner Swanson, Indiana’s Aaron Pierce, Mike Larrison, Hank Lower, and Brian Olson, Ohio’s Jimmy McCune, Dave Baumgartner, Jerry Caryer, and Tom Tolbert, Illinois’s Jason Cox and Tim Cox, Missouri’s Todd Fayard, Michigan’s Jason Blonde, Kyle Flint, Jeff Bloom and Florida’s rookie Colin Cabray, Dave Steele and others.

MSR is also introducing the new MUST SEE RACING SUPER MODIFIED SERIES returning the supers to Winchester Speedway for the first time in 22 years, joining the MSRXSS sprints and Full Throttle modifieds on Sunday May 20, 2012. Visit mustseeracing.com for series information, schedules, driver profiles and television programming.

 

 

MUST SEE RACING SUPERMODIFIED SERIES

March 9, 2012

Must See Racing Super Modified Series managers Randy and Rhonda Burch discussed the overwhelming positive response from race teams and race fans that has followed the announcement of the new MUST SEE RACING SUPER MODIFIED SERIES.

“Our first meeting with the super modified drivers and owners, held on Saturday March, 3 in Cleveland, was a great success. Must See President Jim Hanks gave a 45 minute presentation to the 90 plus attendees covering racing, the business of racing, the Must See Racing value to the race teams and an exact description of what, who and how the new series will operate and conduct racing events” said Randy Burch. “We also had a question and answer session that was followed by a press conference that included MSR television color commentator and Hall of Famer Tom Bigelow, American Racer representative Wayne Bishop, MSRXSS car owner Jim McCune, and super modified drivers Gene Lee Gibson and Jim Shirey.” continued Burch.

Jim Hanks, president and founder of Must See Racing commented, “To say I was pleased with the turn out, enthusiasm, welcome and positive response from the race teams would be an understatement. I had the opportunity to discuss our approach concerning safety, level competitive playing field and major cost reduction for the race teams, including the very positive aspects of using the American Racer tire. The meeting was objective, factual and the teams had some well thought out and important questions that we addressed and answered. Overall it was a terrific meeting.” said Hanks. “Having Don Wilshe of BioBasedUS. , car owner Jim McCune,Tom Bigelow plus Gene Lee Gibson and Jim Shirey share their experience racing at Winchester Speedway was very beneficial to everyone at the meeting” said Hanks.

Over twenty race teams, including drivers Gene Lee Gibson, Kody Swanson, Rich Reid, Tanner Swanson, Aaron Pierce, Jim Shirey, Jason Blonde, and Indy car star Davey Hamilton have officially joined the new Must See Racing Super Modified Series.

The series first event will bring the supers back to Winchester Speedway after a twenty two year hiatus joining the MUST SEE RACING XTREME SPRINTS, FULL THROTTLE MODIFIEDS and front wheel drive division in the BIOBASED.US sponsored XTREME SPEED CHALLENGE Sunday May 20th.

The MUST SEE RACING SUPER MODIFIED SERIES information, schedule, drivers, teams and television programming information will be on the mustseeracing.com website in mid March.

 

 

MUST SEE RACING SUPERMODIFIED SERIES

March 3, 2012

Must See Racing founder and president Jim Hanks, announced Saturday, from a team owners and drivers organization meeting in Cleveland, Ohio the formation of the new MUST SEE RACING SUPERMODIFIED SERIES.

“This is an outstanding group of drivers and race teams that will be both competitive and entertaining for the fans at the Must See Racing tracks. The addition of the exotic and fast winged super modifieds is a perfect fit and addition to our Xtreme Sprint Series, which has without question proved, at Bristol Motor Speedway, to be the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars.” said Hanks.

“The MUST SEE RACING SUPERMODIFIED SERIES was formed to bring added value and entertainment to the fans at the tracks and on our television programming, plus provide an alternative racing option for the race teams with a level competitive playing field while significantly reducing their operational costs with our proven AMERICAN RACE TIRE program. This is a win win deal for racing, our series, the race teams, the sponsors and most importantly the fans.” continued Hanks.

The new series will be managed by long time super modified driver Randy Burch along with his wife Rhonda. The couple has extensive experience operating a race series delivering wheel to wheel, high speed competition on the race track for the race fans entertainment and enjoyment. The Burch’s have assembled a complete staff of experienced and dedicated officials.

“Rhonda and I are very excited to become a part of the MUST SEE RACING management family and look forward to operating a first class series. We are completely prepared and will put forward every effort necessary to extend the MSR success and valued reputation as an outstanding racing organization. This gives the race teams a great alternative racing option and a tremendous opportunity to be on the Must See Racing television programming to showcase this type of racing and their sponsors,” said series manager Randy Burch.

The series first event will bring the supers back to Winchester Speedway after a twenty two year hiatus joining the MUST SEE RACING XTREME SPRINTS, FULL THROTTLE MODIFIEDS and front wheel drive divisions in the BIOBASED.US sponsored XTREME SPEED CHALLENGE Sunday May 20th.

The MUST SEE RACING SUPER MODIFIED SERIES information, schedule, drivers, teams and television programming information will be on the mustseeracing.com website in mid March.

 

 

 

2012 SCHEDULE
FIVE FLAGS SPEEDWAY ROYAL OAK SOUTHERN SHOOTOUT FRI. APRIL 13
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

MOBILE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY SAT. APRIL 14
IRVINGTON, ALABAMA ROYAL OAK SOUTHERN SHOOTOUT

WINCHESTER SPEEDWAY XTREME SPEED SHOOTOUT SUN. MAY 20
WINCHESTER, INDIANA

ANDERSON SPEEDWAY MUST SEE RACING 60 WED. MAY 23
ANDERSON SPEEDWAY PAY LESS LITTLE 500 SAT. MAY 26
ANDERSON, INDIANA

LUCAS OIL RACEWAY SAT. JUNE 9
CLERMONT, INDIANA

AUTO CITY SPEEDWAY MSR TWIN 20’S TUE. JULY 3
CLIO, MICHIGAN
SHANGRI-LA II SPEEDWAY MUST SEE SPEED THURS. JULY 5
TIOGA CENTER, NEW YORK
OSWEGO SPEEDWAY KING OF THE WING SAT. JULY 7
OSWEGO, NEW YORK

KALAMAZOO SPEEDWAY MUST SEE RACING 50 SAT. JULY 14
KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN

SALEM SPEEDWAY J.JAMES/P.O’CONNOR MEMORIAL SAT. AUGUST 11
SALEM, INDIANA

ANDERSON SPEEDWAY SAT. AUGUST 18
ANDERSON, INDIANA

WINCHESTER SPEEDWAY KING OF THE WINGS SUN. AUGUST 19
WINCHESTER, INDIANA

BERLIN RACEWAY FAST CAR SLASH SAT. AUGUST 25
MARNE, MICHIGAN

OSWEGO SPEEDWAY THE CLASSIC FRI. AUGUST 31
OSWEGO, NEW YORK

 

 

SEVERAL AWARDS HANDED OUT AT MUST SEE BANQUET

Coldwater, MI - February 11, 2012 - Multiple awards and over $55,000 in point fund monies and contingency awards were handed out at the 2011 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) awards banquet Saturday night.

Tampa, Florida's Troy DeCaire was honored as the 2011 MSRXSS champion for the second time in as many years. DeCaire is the only champion the series has known after completing only its second season in 2011.

Master of Ceremonies, Dave Argabright, helped to honor and recognize the drivers and car owners who finished twentieth and better in 2011 MSRXSS points. Veteran television personality, Rick Benjamin got the evening started as he detailed what is in store for the series in 2012. New venues and a new television package that is being finalized,are just a few of the exciting things in store for the teams this coming season.

Several sponsors awarded product contingency awards including: Oliver Connecting Rods, ICON Pistons, PAC Valve Springs, Real Racing Wheels, Nitroplate, Mahle Clevite, Dick Meyers Autometer, Mahle, and Engine Pro.

MSRXSS owners Jim and Nancy Hanks were presented a special appreciation award by Linda Bloom. The award was on behalf of the MSRXSS teams as a warm gesture for everything that is done by the Hanks family. The Hanks family has been highly active in promoting the sport and helping to keep costs down for the racers.

The Trufuel MSRXSS eagerly awaits the start of its 2012 season. The series will kick off 2012 season with a trip into the southern part of the country. The inaugural Royal Oak Southern Shoot Out will see the series at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL April 13 and Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, AL the next night. A total purse of $25,400 is up for grabs each night. This will be the furthest the series has traveled from its Michigan home base.

For more information on the series including the 2012 schedule go to www.mustseeracing.com

Drivers and owners receiving special awards on the night included:

DRIVER OF THE YEAR - Jimmy McCune OWNER OF THE YEAR - Ron Koehler ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - Jo Jo Helberg MOST IMPROVED DRIVER - Jerry Caryer HARD LUCK AWARD - Travis Miniea BEST LOOKING CAR - WBR L.L.C. CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR - Dick Meyers SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD - Jason Blonde FAST TIME AWARD - Brian Gerster MULTIPLE FEATURE WINNER - Jimmy McCune MULTIPLE FEATURE WINNER - Jo Jo Helberg MULTIPLE FEATURE WINNER - Brian Gerster SPARK PLUG AWARD - Aaron Pierce YOUNG GUN AWARD - Tom Tolbert ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR- Dick Kercher

 

TANNER SWANSON TO COMPETE IN MUST SEE RACING

HOLLY, Mich. – Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg, California will pilot the Tom Brewer owned Speedchasers #64 in the 2012 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series announced team officials today.

During his young career Swanson has established himself as a winning talent in Sprint, Silver Crown and Midget open wheel racing at high profile nationally recognized events, including winning last November’s iconic Turkey Night at California’s Irwindale Speedway. Tanner joins older brother Kody, who earlier announced he wll drive for the potent MSRXSS Wilshe Motorsports team, adding to the high speed excitement and fierce series competition.

“I am very excited to get to Florida (FIVE FLAGS SPEEDWAY & MOBILE SPEEDWAY) to make my first start in the Must See Xtreme Sprint Series.” said Tanner, “ I actually attended the first race in Salem with Brian Gerster and witnessed the last lap thriller put on by Jason Blonde, Troy DeCaire, and Aaron Pierce. Since that point on I have wanted to make my way in to the series but had never gotten the right opportunity until now. I am excited to drive for Tom Brewer in his #64 and I think that with his knowledge and experience we have the chance to be very competitive this season. I am very thankful for this opportunity and can't wait to get out on the track with the series and see what we can do.”

"Speed Chasers is fortunate to be have a driver of the caliber of Tanner Swanson." said Tom Brewer, president of Speed Chasers, Inc. "I have always thought that driving midgets is a great background for driving any other type of race car. Tanner's success in midgets gives me confidence that he will also be a great winged sprint driver." The 64 car that Tanner will be driving has a Drinan frame with Speed Chasers suspension and a Kercher engine.

“Tanner will be a formidable competitor and be a great representative of our series and sport. He is a great racing talent and an outstanding young man,” said Must See Racing founder and president Jim Hanks. “We are extremely pleased for our marketing partners, race tracks, television distributors and most importantly the race fans to add Tanner to our outstanding list of race teams and first class drivers. He will fit in perfectly with our mix of veterans and up and coming young superstars” concluded Hanks.

Ten of the 16 XSS events in 2012 will be broadcast on national television to over 166 million American homes. In addition, viewership will be boosted by video streaming on the series website. MSRXSS cars are officially the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars”, drawing fans and viewership from across the USA to see the cars racing at over 150 mph on some of the most prestigious tracks in America. The 2012 series opener is set for Friday, April 13 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.

 

KODY SWANSON TO COMPETE IN MUST SEE RACING

HOLLY, Mich. – Kody Swanson has joined Wilshe Motorsports and will compete in a BioBased.US sprint car in Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series competition in 2012, team officials have announced. Swanson will team with popular series veteran Jason Blonde in XSS action.

Over the past two seasons Swanson has established himself as a bona fide star in open wheel racing, winning races at several of the sport’s most heralded venues. He joins a solid outfit with Wilshe Motorsports, and Swanson’s presence will further strengthen the driving roster for a season that is shaping up to be intensely competitive.

“I’m really excited,” said Swanson, a 23-year-old native of Kingsburg, Calif. “This is the first opportunity I’ve had to run some of the Xtreme Sprint Series events, but I’ve watched several races on television and was impressed with how professional and how competitive they’ve been. The series is unlike anything else in short track racing right now, they’re moving forward and growing, making a name for themselves, and I’m excited to be a part of that.” “We’re excited to have Kody join our team for 2012,” said Don Wilshe, BioBased.US founder who with wife Suellen fields Wilshe Motorsports. “Kody has an impressive background, and a winning record as an open wheel driver. It will be a good addition to the team and we look forward to racing with Kody and Jason this season.” The team will utilize a Dave Steele Diablo chassis and Gaerte horsepower. “Kody will be a great addition to our series,” said Must See Racing founder and president Jim Hanks. “His resume speaks volumes about the type of competitor our series is attracting. Our roster this year is shaping up as an exciting mix of veteran drivers along with some young, extremely talented racers from across the country and Canada. We’re proud of each and every one of our race teams, not only as competitors but as first-class people. Kody is a perfect fit, he’s a fine young man and a great representative of our sport.” Hanks also announced that BioBased.US will return as presenting sponsor for the series. BioBased.US manufacturers 100% environmentally-friendly bio-degradable cleaning products as well as breakthrough products for the agricultural industry geared toward eliminating the need for harmful pesticides and other chemicals. Ten of the 16 XSS events in 2012 will be broadcast on national television to over 166 million American homes. In addition, viewership will be boosted by video streaming on the series website. XSS cars are officially the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars”, drawing fans and viewership from across the USA to see the cars racing at over 150 mph on some of the most prestigious tracks in America. The 2012 series opener is set for Friday, April 13 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. mustseeracing.com

 

 

MSRXSS DRIVER JASON BLONDE NAMED DRIVER OF THE YEAR

Holly, MI - December 21, 2011

Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) regular Jason Blonde has been named the Midwest Racing Scene 2011 People's Choice Pavement Sprint Car Driver of the Year.

Blonde had a remarkable 2011 season piloting the Don and Suellen Wilshe owned BIOBASED.US/ Diablo Chassis winged sprint car with a dominate victory at Berlin Speedway , track records at Winchester and Bristol Speedways and a convincing win at the ultra fast high banks of Winchester Speedway in late August. Blonde’s performance backed up track records set at Kalamazoo, Salem and Anderson Speedways in 2010.

The highlight of his 2011 campaign was establishing a new track and world’s half mile record during the Bristol Motor Speedway 'Speed Trials' in March. Blonde lowered the existing track record set by Sammy Swindel from 13.860 to 13.245 seconds. The event was televised on a taped delayed basis across the country on the SPEED CHANNEL.

The highly prestigious award is voted on by both fans and peers alike. Blonde was selected over many of the best, including the MSRXSS pavement sprint car drivers, from across the nation.

“There is no question Jason Blonde is one of the finest driving talents anywhere. This award is well earned based on his record on the race track and as importantly his outstanding sportsmanship and first class character. Jason, his wife Jenny, his family and race team are a great representatives of our series, his sponsors and the sport of car racing.” said Jim Hanks founder of MSRXSS. “Terry Fitzwater is to be commended for returning the much needed and appreciated Midwest Racing Scene and presenting the papers annual awards. I am sure he is as delighted as I am that Jason has been recognized with such an honor” continued Hanks.

For more information on Jason Blonde, MSRXSS, the season opening events on April 13th at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fl and April 14th at Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Al and the complete 2012 schedule visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

 

2012 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE


FIVE FLAGS SPEEDWAY FRI. APRIL 13
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA
MOBILE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY SAT. APRIL 14
IRVINGTON, ALABAMA

WINCHESTER SPEEDWAY XTREME SPEED SHOOTOUT SAT. MAY 19
WINCHESTER, INDIANA
ANDERSON SPEEDWAY MUST SEE RACING 60 WED. MAY 23
ANDERSON SPEEDWAY PAY LESS LITTLE 500 SAT. MAY 26
ANDERSON, INDIANA

LUCAS OIL RACEWAY SAT. JUNE 9
CLERMONT, INDIANA

TBA FRI. JUNE 22
TBA SAT. JUNE 23

AUTO CITY SPEEDWAY MSR TWIN 20’S TUE. JULY 3
CLIO, MICHIGAN
SHANGRI-LA II SPEEDWAY MUST SEE SPEED THURS. JULY 5
TIOGA CENTER, NEW YORK
OSWEGO SPEEDWAY KING OF THE WING SAT. JULY 7
OSWEGO, NEW YORK

KALAMAZOO SPEEDWAY MUST SEE RACING 50 SAT. JULY 14
KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN

TBA FRI. JULY 27

SALEM SPEEDWAY J.JAMES/P.O’CONNOR MEMORIAL SAT. AUGUST 11
SALEM, INDIANA

WINCHESTER SPEEDWAY KING OF THE WINGS SUN. AUGUST 19
WINCHESTER, INDIANA

BERLIN RACEWAY FAST CAR SLASH SAT. AUGUST 25
MARNE, MICHIGAN

OSWEGO SPEEDWAY THE CLASSIC FRI. AUGUST 31
OSWEGO, NEW YORK

 

 

 


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