2011 Must See Racing XTreme Sprint Car Series
2011 Must See Racing XTreme Sprint Car Series

From Must-See Xtreme Sprint Car Series

For the first time in the history of this prestigious event the winged Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series, will join the USAC National Sprint Series on Saturday, August 14 for the racing action.

“We are certainly thrilled that the United States Auto Club and Must See Racing have agreed to share the high banks for this historic night of racing,” said Salem Speedway general manager Richard Deaton. “This is a giant step in the right direction for open wheel racing and a win-win situation for pavement sprint car fans.”

“Our series and drivers are really excited to be a part of this iconic event and to have the opportunity to again display the speed and close competition of winged sprint racing on the high banks of Salem. With MSRXSS and USAC on the same track, the same night, there is no doubt race fans are going to see some great racing .” said MSRXSS founder Jim Hanks.

Topping the list of expected Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series entries is Jason Blonde of Litchfield, Mich. Blonde established a new one lap track record at Salem in May with a blistering lap of 14.244 seconds during time trials.

Blonde and Troy DeCaire of Tampa, FL., were staging a heated battle for the win in the 30-lap main event on May 8th, but neither driver was able to make it through the last turn of the final lap and Aaron Pierce went on to record the win.

Joining Blonde and DeCaire other top MSRXSS drivers expected include Jeff Bloom of Bangor, Mi., Mike Ling of Mt. Brydges, Ont., Jimmy McCune of Toledo, OH, Tim Cox of Park City, Ill., Hank Lower of Angola, IN., Ryan Litt of London, Ont., Sondi Eden of Noblesville, IN., Travis Miniea of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., and Jacob Wilson of Crawfordsville, IN, among others.

MSRXSS had 29 winged sprint cars in the pits for the May 8th MSRXSS race at Salem.

Saturday’s racing program, which also features a vintage race car display by the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club, will be topped off with the MSRXSS 30-lap feature and the 50-lap Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial for the USAC National Sprint Series.

Spectator gates open on Saturday at 3 p.m. with practice slated to start at 3:30, qualifications at 5:30 and the first race at 7 p.m. (EDT).

Salem Speedway management reports that the track infield will be open for spectators on Saturday evening.

For ticket information call 812-883-6504 or toll free 1-888-246-7223.