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Engine Pro & Must See Racing Renew Longstanding Partnership

HOLLY, Mich. – Engine Pro and Must See Racing officials announced Friday a continuation of their more than decade-long marketing program and support of grassroots racing.


The new deal includes an extension of both Engine Pro’s presenting sponsorship of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series and the entitlement sponsorship of the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash mini-series.

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The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro schedule for the 2020 season was recently revealed, featuring 14 races across the Eastern half of the United States, and the tour will look to carry its positive momentum from 2019 into the new decade with the support of Engine Pro.


“We are extremely honored and grateful to go into yet another season with the support of our valued partners at Engine Pro,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “Engine Pro, along with their product partners Fel Pro, Hastings, Mahle, Clevite, Scat, Ferrea and Melling, among others, are recognized leaders in the in the high-performance engine business and have been major supporters of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series for much of its tenure. We proudly showcase Engine Pro, their product supply companies and their international distribution partners at our race events and in the homes of viewers around the country on our national television programming package. Here’s to continuing that in 2020.”


“Must See Racing is an important part of our brand at Engine Pro. It puts our name and products in front of racers, their engine builders and automotive enthusiasts,” noted Engine Pro President Greg Dunlap. “Not only that, but it’s some of the most exciting auto racing that you’ll see anywhere in the country. Engine Pro is proud to be a part of another season of this thrilling series that just keeps getting better!”

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The 2020 MSR event schedule continues to expand, enhance and grow the Must See Racing entertainment tradition for loyal race fans at many of the most significant, historic and famous short tracks in the country.


Jimmy McCune reigned as champion of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro in 2019, picking up his fifth-straight series title. Rick Holley was the series’ rookie of the year.

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Jacob Seelman
Freelance Writer
Series Announcer for Must See Racing

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Must See Racing Debuting New Midwest Lights Series

HOLLY, Mich. – After a successful decade of competition for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro, the winged asphalt sprint car sanctioning body will add a new endeavor for 2020.


Must See Racing officials announced Tuesday the creation of the Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series, a feeder series designed to both foster talent for the MSR national tour and provide an affordable, entry-level winged sprint car series for veterans and rookies alike.

 

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Must See Racing will debut the new Midwest Lights Series in 2020. (David Sink photo)


The Midwest Lights Series will replace the discontinued Lorain County Speedway Crate Sprint Car division, which utilized the 602 Chevrolet crate engine package, and will operate independently of the MSR national tour.


As a division of Must See Racing LLC, the Midwest Lights Series will have its own schedule, rulebook, officials and purse structure.


The standard Must See Racing objectives of safety, offering a level and competitive playing field and team cost containment will serve as the foundation for the Midwest Lights Series in 2020.


The Midwest Lights Series hopes to attract new teams at the entry level, provide management and event platforms for young drivers to begin their careers, provide value to assist teams in obtaining equipment and a trade-up asset base, build a pipeline for teams and talent to advance to the MSR national tour and provide qualifying facilities a budget-appropriate sprint car series.


A recent rules meeting was held for prospective Midwest Lights teams, some of whom participated on the MSR national tour this season, with a proposed six-race schedule outlined for 2020.


A finalized schedule, with dates and venues, will be announced later on.


“We could not be more excited to expand our footprint in winged pavement sprint car racing with the creation of the new Midwest Lights Series for 2020,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “We’ve enjoyed an infusion of new talent and younger drivers, as well as veterans, that has boosted the Must See Racing ranks this season, many of whom were looking for a place to race after the loss of the Lorain Crate Sprint class during the middle of the year. We’re delighted to be able to offer them a place to continue competing for the upcoming season, as well as to create a ladder system for our national tour.


“Our hope is to build a strong foundation with the Midwest Lights in 2020, so that we can grow both the Midwest Lights Series and the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series for years to come.”


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Jacob Seelman
Freelance Writer
Series Announcer for Must See Racing