Southern Shootout Opens Must See Racing Season

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Holly, MI — (March 12, 2014) — The Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series opens the 2014 season at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida on Friday April 11 and Mobile International Speedway on Saturday April 12 with a powerhouse lineup of race teams and drivers from across the country and Canada.

“The MSR season opening Southern Shoot Out will have many of the country’s best winged sprint car teams that are competitively very, very closely matched which makes for great racing“ stated MSR president Jim Hanks.” The level of competition, quality of cars and outstanding group of drivers has supported our efforts to present and showcase the best racing entertainment possible for the race fans” concluded Hanks.

Brian Gerster and California’s JoJo Helberg were literally tied in points going into the final 2013 points feature at Berlin Raceway last year with Jacob Wilson and Aaron Pierce just a tick behind them. Unfortunately mechanical problems took JoJo out of the race. It was no doubt one of the most exciting, closest and hard fought championship battles in our history. Brian Gerster fought through early season mechanical gremlins putting on one of the most consistent and spectacular seasons in memory with four feature wins and six fast time awards. It sure was an exciting, intense and entertaining season. You can bet the excitement, intensity and close wheel to wheel competition will start all over again when the green flag waives at this year’s Southern Shoot Out” continued Hanks.

The opener, in just over four weeks will have several new driver/owner combinations and several new teams including outstanding and talented rookies Garrett Green the 2013 Pay Less Little 500 rookie of the year, from Valrico, Florida and Ty DeCaire from Wesley Chapel, Florida. David Byrne from Shullsberg, Wisconsin is working to complete a new car in time to be on hand to vie for rookie of the year honors. These new teams will debut during the third annual Southern Shoot Out with over twenty cars from eight states and Canada already entered in the event.

2013 MSRXSS champion Brian Gerster of Fishers, Indiana will be in the potent Dick Myers owned #50 and Canadian Ryan Litt the 2013 Five Flags feature winner will be joined by Troy DeCaire, Aaron Pierce, Brian Olson, Brian Tyler, Jimmy McCune, Tim Cox, Todd Fayard, Dave Baumgartner, Jim Sheets, Kevin Blue the 2013 MSRXSS rookie of the year, Tyler Underwood, newcomers Garrett Green and Ty DeCaire, Tyler Roahrig, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer and fan favorite Jeff Bloom, veteran Jerry Caryer and others. Jacob Wilson the 2013 Must See Racing 60 and Pay Less Little 500 winner is also expected to compete.

If the new driver/team combinations are any indication of what to expect in 2014, this will be a very exciting eighteen race season for Must See Racing fans at the tracks and on the MSR television programming.