MUST SEE RACING READY TO KICK OFF BUSY 2021 CAMPAIGN
March 23, 2021 – Holly, MI – Must See Racing is set to begin its most ambitious schedule in the twelve-year history of the series beginning in the month of April. The Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro and the Maxima Racing Oil Must See Racing Midwest Lights will each kick off their 2021 seasons next month. Maxima Racing Oil has come on board as the new title sponsor for the second year of the Must See Racing Lights Series.
Must See Racing has seen many changes over the off season. The Must See Racing Sprint Series (MSRSS) will now entertain several multi-day events contested at the same track. The idea behind the new format is to help curb travel expenses for the teams. While running the same number of events as in past seasons, doing two-day weekends will cut the number of weekends teams normally have run in the past by half. The season long championship chase format has been replaced by the ENGINE PRO FAST CAR DASH mini-series with a points fund to be awarded at the years end Champions Banquet celebration. Additionally, traditional points fund money normally paid at seasons end will be paid out in the form of bonuses, incentives and travel guarantees during these multi-day weekends.
With many changes there is also stability. American Racer Tire remains the official tire supplier for the series for the eleventh consecutive season and Engine Pro with their product partners return for the twelfth consecutive season. In addition, the fifth year of the marketing and broadcast partnership with Speed Sport will showcase selected events to a national television audience on MAVTV.
The Maxima Racing Oil Midwest Lights Series returns for the second consecutive season, and with it, a very healthy schedule. The season will kick off April 17 at Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio for the first of 5 visits to LRP in 2021. Other events will include visits to Shady Bowl Speedway in DeGraff, Ohio twice, a lone visit to M-40 Raceway in Jones, Michigan, and an appearance at Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan May 28. The May 28 event will be a part of the inaugural American Speed U.S. Nationals which will also include the MSRSS and the Midwest Supermodified Series. In all, the series will include 9 dates in 2 states.
The MSRSS will kick off its 2021 campaign April 23-24 with a two-day event at Anderson Motor Speedway in Williamston, SC. The series will then head to Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan for arguably the biggest event in series history, the American Speed U.S. Nationals. The two-day event is expected to draw cars from all over the country with both nights racing action being featured on MAVTV. The series and Steadfast Indiana-Homes for Vets Corporation will honor America’s veterans with a special warbird flyover during Saturday’s opening ceremonies. American Speed US. Nationals is billed as a true national winged pavement sprint car event. Other events on the 2021 MSRSS schedule include visits to Michigan’s M-40 Speedway and Lorain Raceway Park. The series will head to Montgomery Motor Speedway in Montgomery, Alabama for the first time to close out the season with a two-day event October 8-9.
The most anticipated event on the 2021 MSRSS schedule may be the inaugural INDYANA SHOOTOUT June 4-5 at the Indianapolis Speedrome. The 100-lap event will feature a $25,850 total purse. In addition, a speed trials style qualifying format will see winged sprint cars and winged late models go head-to-head for a $5,000 winner-take-all event.
Another new event on the 2021 Must See Racing calendar will be the Pink Lady Classic September 24-25 at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, Idaho. The 20,000-to-win event pays homage to one of the most famous pavement sprint cars in the country. A 1968 Grant King built pink sprint car that Kenny Hamilton campaigned around the country for over 5 decades. The non-points special event will also be taped delayed for a national television audience on MAVTV. The event will also be co-sanctioned by NSRA and Speed Tour Regional Sprint Car Series.
The new look format with new venues and events promises one the most exciting seasons for Must See Racing in recent seasons.
MSR at Kalamazoo Speedway May 28 & May 29
AMERICAN SPEED U.S. NATIONALS
AMERICAN SPEED U.S. NATIONALS MOVED TO KALAMAZOO
January 25, 2021 – Holly. Michigan – Must See Racing officials today announced that the Engine Pro “American Speed U.S. Nationals” has been moved from Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio to Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan May 28-29, 2021.
The American Speed U.S. Nationals was recently announced when the 2021 MSR tentative schedule was released with limited details. The original concept of the event is to create a true national winged pavement sprint car event that will attract teams from all over the country for the Memorial Day Weekend. Memorial Day Weekend is key to the success of the event with the Monday holiday allowing non-Midwestern teams a travel day.
MSR officials indicated that in the coming weeks public Face Book and invitations to all recent winged pavement series sprint car champions and competitors will be sent out. It is hoped that the event will draw competitors from nearly every single winged pavement sprint car group in the country. It has been long overdue for a pavement version of the Knoxville Nationals where winged pavement teams can square off in a true national format event.
The move to Kalamazoo Speedway is seen by many as an enhancement for the event. Kalamazoo Speedway is relatively closer for west coast teams. In addition, the speedway has a larger seating capacity and a rich history of hosting high-profile open wheel events. MSR officials indicated the move to Kalamazoo will be a long-term partnership with the track and this event will be around for a very long time.
The two-day format will begin on Friday May 28, 2021 with MSR Qualifying, Heat and Qualifying races and complete racing programs for the Must See Racing Lights Series, the National Compacts and local support classes. The following evening will conclude the inaugural American Speed U.S. Nationals with the MSR B-MAIN and a 50-lap $5,000-to-win final with bragging rights on the line to be crowned the first true national winged pavement sprint car champion. The winged Midwest Supermodifieds will also join Saturday’s buffet of racing for the first time at the speedway in nearly two decades, plus the Zoo Stocks and returning National Compacts.
The event will offer over a $30,000 MSR total purse with $5,000 going to the champion and $800 to start the event. It is anticipated this event will also draw a substantial media presence and a very sizable crowd. The national television cameras of SPEED SPORT/MAVTV will also be on hand for this historic event with a taped delayed broadcast planned for a later date.
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