HOLLY, Mich. – A whirlwind week awaits the BIOBASED US/Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series as they visit two historic Midwestern tracks for three events in a seven-day span.
First up is the Pier Mac Plastics/W & M Manufacturing “King Of The Wings” Sprint Car Challenge at Winchester Speedway on Sunday afternoon, May 23. 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 of the Xtreme Sprint Series. Gates open at 10 a.m., with racing getting underway at 2 p.m.
On Wednesday, May 26 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 62nd Pay Less Little 500 at Anderson Speedway on Saturday night, May 29. 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.
A full complement of racers will assemble for all three events, with defending King of the Wings Dave Steele added to the mix at Winchester. Others expected to vie for the spotlight are Aaron Pierce, recent Xtreme Sprint Series winner at Salem Speedway; defending “60” winner Hank Lower; and perennial fan favorite Jeff Bloom.
A crowded roster of racers will be there to challenge, including Jason Blonde, Troy DeCaire, Ryan Litt, Mike Ling, Tim Cox, Jason Cox, Jimmy McCune, Sondi Eden, Blaze Martin, Bo Hartley, Jacob Wilson, 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. At each event, one lucky race fan, will win a day driving a sprint car at the Dirt Track Driving School.
All three events will be telecast on a tape-delayed basis to over 80 million U.S. homes. 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. Based in Holly, Michigan, the series enters its second season of competition in 2010.
The series is presented by North Carolina biotechnology company BIOBASED USA ( www.biobased.us), a leading manufacturer of Soy Soap and other green products. BIOBASED USA is owned and operated by sprint car entrants Don and Suellen Wilshe