From Jim Hanks
HOLLY, Mich. – A whirlwind two weeks awaits the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series, the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars”, as they visit two historic Midwestern tracks for three events.
First up is the “King Of The Wings” Sprint Car Challenge at Winchester Speedway on Sunday afternoon, May 15. 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 25 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 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.
The two weeks are capped off in grand style with the 63nd Pay Less Little 500 at Anderson Speedway on Saturday night, May 28. 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 admission tickets are recommended.
A full complement of racers will assemble for all three events, including Jason Blonde who set the world’s record at the Bristol Motor Speedway’s Speed Trials with an average speed of 144.871 on the half mile track. Others expected to vie for the spotlight are Aaron Pierce, recent Xtreme Sprint Series winner at Salem Speedway; defending “60” winner Jimmy McCune, Bobby Santos, the defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and perennial fan favorite Jeff Bloom.
A crowded roster of racers will be there to challenge, including Billy Wease, Hank Lower, Donnie Adams Jr., Troy DeCaire, Ryan Litt, Mike Ling, Tim Cox, Jason Cox, Sondi Eden, Dave Baumgartner, Jacob Wilson, Jo Jo Helberg 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. Also, popular writer and broadcaster Dave Argabright will autograph two of his books for two fans picked by a random drawing from general admission ticket holders.
All three events 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. Based in Holly, Michigan, the series enters its second season of competition in 2011.
The series is presented by North Carolina biotechnology company BIOBASED USA ((www.biobased.us), a leading manufacturer of Soy Soap and other green products.
Visit mustseeracing.com for event details