From Must See Racing
HOLLY, Mich. – A unique racing program awaits competitors with the BIOBASED USA/Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series as they prepare for the “Twin 20s” at Auto City Speedway in Flint, Mich. on Saturday night, June 26.
The event, offering $3,000 to the winner, will feature a full lineup of heat races, through which racers will qualify for two 20-lap qualifying races. The lineup for these two races will be based on a points system rewarding drivers for their qualifying time and heat race performance. The results of the 20-lap qualifying races will determine the starting order for the 20-lap feature event.
“We were looking for something different for both racers and fans,” said Must See Racing founder Jim Hanks. “Our series is all about providing strong competition and an entertaining experience for the fans, and with this format I think we’ve hit upon something.
“Every time a driver takes to the track, his or her performance matters. Every lap, every position will be important in the scope of the feature race. Race fans enjoy intense, close racing, and that’s what I think we’ll see on Saturday night.”
The visit is the first for the series to Auto City, a track well-known to area fans. The lightning-fast winged sprint cars are well-suited to the paved venue, with a number of Wolverine state drivers joined by racers from all over the U.S. and Canada.
The roster of challengers expected at Auto City includes recent series winners Aaron Pierce and Jimmy McCune, along with Jason Blonde, Jeff Bloom, Kevin Feeney, Hank Lower, Troy DeCaire, Ryan Litt, Mike Ling, Tim Cox, Jason Cox, Sondi Eden, Jacob Wilson, and Travis Miniea, among others.
Fans will be treated 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 and a contest where a lucky race fan will win a day driving a sprint car at the Dirt Track Driving School.
The event will be telecast with announcers Rick Benjamin, Dave Argabright and Tom Bigelow on a tape-delayed basis to nearly 90 million U.S. homes. Airdates and other information can be found at www.mustseeracing.com.
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.