AMERICAN SPEED U.S. NATIONALS ALREADY OVER 20 ENTRIES
May 25, 2021 – Must See Racing officials today confirmed that the inaugural American Speed U.S. Nationals scheduled for this weekend May 28-29 has already topped 20 entries. The Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro will battle it out Friday and Saturday at Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan with a 50 lap feature and a $5,000 payday on Saturday night.
After last weekend’s two-day visit to Anderson Motor Speedway near Anderson, South Carolina, it didn’t appear a strong field of cars would be available for this weekend’s event. A lap-one crash last Friday night saw nearly half the field collected in the accident after Jacob Dolinar did a slow lazy spin entering turn two. From there cars went crashing and the cars of Todd McQuillen, Joe Speakman and Charlie Schultz flipping.
For many of the MSR teams it has been a mad dash to get cars ready. The series is in the midst of a three-race stretch that will end with a two-day visit to the Indianapolis Speedrome June 4-5. Cars are at a premium right now.
Ohio car owner John Reiser regularly fields two cars in the series with drivers Adam Biltz and Charlie Schultz. It appeared as if he wouldn’t have any cars from his stable ready for this weekends race. A quick phone call to Reiser on Monday afternoon revealed that its full speed ahead for the team and they anticipated having two cars available. It first appeared both his cars may have been totaled. Reiser may have been hit harder in the accident than many other car owners.
“The #9s that Charlie Schultz drives for me is unrepairable” explains Reiser. ”We took it all apart and thought we could repair the frame. Its not worth repairing. We have another car in our stable that we are able to use for this weekend. People won’t be able to tell it’s a different car. Its already lettered and everything. It was just a matter of changing motors and plumbing.
The #8a that Adam Biltz drives was fine as far as the frame. It was just a lot of wing damage and front-end parts. We got spare wings and stuff. Both cars will be there”.
Reiser explained why it was important to get both cars back on the track to support the American Speed U.S. Nationals. “Every night we’ve last week, this weekend, and this week we’ve been working on the cars. Either tonight or tomorrow night we’re gonna shake down the other car. It doesn’t have any laps on it. I think most of the guys have been able to get their cars repaired in time for this weekend’s race except Joe Speakman. We don’t race for points. Its just a matter that we love racing. There aren’t a whole lot of races and I’m just worried we won’t have any races. I’m just trying to help the series out” concluded Reiser.
This weekend’s event will also feature the Midwest Supermodified Series and Maxima Racing Oils Midwest Lights. A rare triple header of open wheel racing. For those that cant make it the event will be streamed live at www.mustseeracing.tv for $19.99 or $24.99 for both nights of racing action
SUPERS RETURN TO KALAMAZOO MAY 29 AFTER 17-YEAR ABSENCE
May 22, 2021 – The Midwest Supermodified Series (MSS) today revealed early entries for next weekend’s event as part of the inaugural American Speed U.S. Nationals at Kalamazoo Speedway. The May 28-29 event will also feature the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro and the Maxima Racing Oils Midwest Lights Series.
The MSS Supermodifieds will be on the Saturday May 29 racing card. It will be the first appearance of Supermodifieds at Kalamazoo Speedway since June 11, 2004 when the “Dion Parish Memorial 30” was held. Parish was a local Supermodified driver who lost his life at the track in a practice crash the previous fall. Moe Lilje won that last event nearly 17 years ago.
Despite not having Supermodifieds in recent years, Kalamazoo Speedway was once a hotbed for the division during the 1970’s through mid-1990’s. Kalamazoo Speedway was once an annual stop on the ISMA schedule. Numerous unsanctioned events have been contested at Kalamazoo Speedway over the years as well.
Among early entries for this event include six-time Oswego Classic winner Greg Furlong in the Jeff West owned #1. Other early entries include 2018 ISMA champion Kye Edwards and former MSS champions Trent Stephens and Mike McVetta.
Other drivers expected include Cord Ehrhart, Jonathon Lesiecki, Talon Stephens, JJ Henes, JD Evans, Rich Reid, Bobby Watkins, Jim Paller, AJ Lesiecki, and Larry Lehnert. Additional entries will be revealed once they are finalized leading up to next weekend’s event.
For those unable to make this event it is being offered as a Pay-Per-View live streamed through www.mustseeracing.tv for $19.99 per night or $24.99 for both nights.
Memorial Day Weekend 2021
- WYCKOFF TOPS MUST SEE LIGHTS OPENER
- HENES SET TO DEFEND MSR MAXIMA RACING OILS MIDWEST LIGHTS TITLE
- LRP TO HOST THE MAXIMA RACING OIL MUST SEE RACING LIGHTS OPENER
- Opening Night at Lorain County Raceway Park
- MSR at Lorain - Saturday - April 17th
- MSR at Kalamazoo Speedway May 28 & May 29
- AMERICAN SPEED U.S. NATIONALS
- Maxima Racing Oils Partners With MSR Midwest Lights
- 2021 Midwest Lights Schedule
- 2020 Champions