HOLLY, Mich. – After the postponement of a scheduled June 18 race at Spitzer Motor Speedway of
Mansfield created a month-long break in the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series (MSRSCS) schedule, the series is ready to get back in action with Saturday’s Firecracker 50/50 at Owosso Speedway in Ovid, Mich.
The eighth event on the series calendar will mark the second-career Must See Racing appearance at ‘The Big O’ and the first since 2014, after two attempts to compete there last season were rained out.
Reigning champion Jimmy McCune enters the event as the points leader on the strength of four wins, including a sweep of the series’ most recent weekend of action at Madison Int’l Speedway and Rockford Speedway on June 3-4.
McCune carries a 94-point margin over Ohio veteran Jerry Caryer, who is having his best season to date with the series in the No. 75C Ney Oil Company entry, and will be looking to extend that gap at a facility he has never won at in Must See Racing competition.
“As a team we just take it one race at a time and try to win each time we hit the track,” McCune said of his mindset. “Owosso is no different. We’ll go out, try and make the car the best we can and see if we can get our fifth win of the year on Saturday.”
McCune will have a long list of characters to defeat, however, if he is going to etch his name into the Owosso record books as a Must See Racing winner.
2014 Owosso winner Brian Gerster, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom, Ryan Gillenwater, recent Anderson Speedway winner Chris Neuenschwander, Canadian hotshoe Ryan Litt and former late model standout Grant Galloway are among the expected challengers to the dominance of the No. 88 Abe’s Auto Parts and Sales/B&B Machinery Movers sprinter.
Additional entries include Teddy Alberts, Tim Cox, Don Hamilton, Ron and Christian Koehler, Kris Leming, Derek Snyder, Joe Speakman, John Turnbull Jr. and Brad Wyatt.
Alongside the Must See Racing sprint cars, the Midwest Compact Front Wheel Drives, Sportsmans and Pure Stocks will also be on the racing card.
Pit gates open at noon on Saturday; with grandstands following at 2 p.m. as hot laps kick off. Qualifying rolls at 5 and racing begins at 7.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $10 for children ages six to 12 and admission is free for those five and under.
For more information on the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series, including race results, upcoming events and team and driver news, visit www.mustseeracing.com.