From Jim Hanks
HOLLY, Mich. – A whirlwind week awaits the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series with one practice day, the Must See Racing 60, two days of time trials and the 63rd running of the Pay Less Little 500 at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana.
Tuesday May 24 winged and non wing sprint car practice begins at 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m. giving race teams testing and tuning time preparing for the two exciting events.
On Wednesday, May 25 the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars” of the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series compete at one of the fastest quarter mile tracks in the world, Anderson Speedway, chasing the coveted series championship. 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. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 26 is Qualifying Day for the Pay Less Little 500 with the fastest top 15 locking into Saturday’s 63rd running of, what many consider the most entertaining event in racing, the Pay Less Little 500.
Friday the 27th is qualifying “Bump Day” that is sure to be filled with high pressure drama as teams from around the country qualify for the final eighteen starting spots on Saturday’s three wide 33 car field.
The week is capped off in grand style with the 63rd 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. Advance race tickets are recommended.
A full complement of racers will assemble for both events, with the spotlight on Aaron Pierce, recent Xtreme Sprint Series winner at Salem Speedway, defending “60” winner Jimmy McCune, perennial fan favorite Jeff Bloom, Tim Cox, Jason Cox, Dave Baumgartner, Troy Decaire, Jacob Wilson, Ron Kohler, Canada’s Ryan Litt, Donnie Adams Jr., rookie Kyle Wiegand , California’s Jo Jo Helberg and others.
Jason Blonde of Litchfield, Mi the recent winner of the Bristol Motor Speedway Speed Trials with an average speed of 144.871 mph and reigning NASCAR Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos will be piloting BioBased US sprinters in the Must See Racing 60 winged event joined by Travis Minea, Sondi Eden, Tom Tolbert, Jerry Caryer, Billy Wease, Hank Lower, Kyle Flint, Mike Ling, and Mike Larrison challenging the track record and competing in the Wednesday night high speed winged event.
A crowded roster of fan favorite racers will be there to challenge the grueling 500 laps of the Pay Less Little 500 including Eric Gordon, Shane Cottle, Chet Filip, Tony Elliot, Chris Windom, Shane Hollingsworth, Brian Gerster, Russ Gamester, Utah’s Ryan Burdett, Brian Tyler, Denny England and California’s Tony Hunt, Scott Pierovich,and Luis Ramos III 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.
Both events will be televised on a tape-delayed basis with well-known broadcaster Rick Benjamin serving as play-by-play host, Hall of Fame driver Tom Bigelow providing color commentary and longtime writer and broadcaster Dave Argabright reporting the action from the pits.
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
Visit mustseeracing.com and andersonspeedway.com for event details
From Jim Hanks