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HELBERG MASTERS ANDERSON MUST SEE GO

 
Anderson, IN - August 18, 2012 - Current  TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) point leader Jo Jo Helberg captured Saturday's MSRXSS 50 Lap feature at Anderson Speedway. The win was the first MSRXSS win of the year for Helberg in 2012.
 
Polesitter Jacob Wilson got the jump and lead the first 18 jumps before Helberg made the pass for the lead amid confusion. Helberg ran closely behind Wilson and the two worked lapped traffic nearly every lap from the drop of the green. On the eighteenth go around, Mike Larrison spun exiting turn two and for a brief second, it appeared a caution flag might be displayed. Helberg made the pass for the lead as it appeared Wilson may have hesitated thinking the track might go yellow. No caution was waved and the raced continued without any interruptions. Wilson was now trailing Helberg closely looking for any opportunity to regain the lead. The only caution of the race flew on lap 32 for the spin of Jimmy McCune. When the race resumed, Helberg built up a lead he would never relinquish over Wilson, Aaron Pierce, Brian Gerster, and Jason Cox rounding out the top five.
 
Heat wins went to Hank Lower, Mike Larrison, and Aaron Pierce. Brain Gerster was the night's fast qualifier with a lap of 10.435 seconds
 
In victory lane, a happy Helberg talked about his pass for the lead. " Lapped cars were absolutely terrible tonight " explained Helberg. " Coming off of turn two I saw a bunch of smoke going down the backstretch. Him (Wilson) and I thought for sure there was a yellow. Right as I come down the backstretch I glanced up and saw no cars spun out. I thought now is my shot. If I'm gonna get him, now is my time. He went to the top and got crowded by lapped cars. I about ran over Hank Lower and about put it down in the grass. After I got the lead I was trying to be conservative. I knew if I kept a good enough pace, in order for somebody to get by me, they would have to really show me a nose or hit me " concluded Helberg.
 
Saturday's event was the first of two back-to-back events for the MSRXSS this weekend. Winchester Speedway awaits the series for the second and final event of the weekend with the annual Old Timers Weekend event on tap for Sunday afternoon.
 
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Feature Finish-50 Laps


1.7 Jo Jo Helberg
2.07 Jacob Wilson
3.26p Aaron Pierce
4.50 Brian Gerster
5.40 Jason Cox
6.45 Ryan Gillenwater
7.91 troy DeCaire
8.41 Brian Olson
9.64 Geoff Kaiser (-1)
10.6 Sondi Eden (-1)
11.88 Jimmy McCune (-2)
12.10s A.J. Russell (-2)
13.12 Billy Wease (-2)
14.18 Jim Sheets (-16)
15.37 Hank Lower (-20)
16.26 Jeff Bloom (-21)
17.51 Mike Larrison (-30)
18.5r Darren Roberts (-35)
19.10 Jason Blonde (-36)

2012 MSRXSS Officials

2012 msrxss officials

Berlin Raceway - Lucky Dog Awards

2012 lucky dog berlin

OLSON CLAIMS 53RD JAMES/O'CONNOR MEMORIAL

 
Salem, IN - August 11, 2012 - Brian Olson used a front row starting spot to claim the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series sanctioned 53rd Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial Saturday night at Salem Speedway. Olson won the event in dominating fashion.
 
Olson can now add his name to an impressive list of past champions of the event that includes the likes of: Pat O'Connor, Eddie Sachs, A.J.Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Mario Andretti, Rich Vogler, Tony Stewart, and Bob Sweikert among others. The win was Olson's second career MSRXSS victory.
 
In victory lane Olson indicated that this was perhaps the biggest win of his career and his Davey Hamilton Racing entry was flawless. " The car was really good and I was close to being flat the whole race " explained Olson. " There in the middle part of the race the car got a little loose. I pulled the wing back and it made it better. The crew got the car so good for me that it made my job easier. This win is right up there for sure. Winning at Salem with the history of this race, this is as big as it gets in pavement sprint cars " concluded Olson.
 
A nice crowd was treated to near perfect weather conditions for the event. Brain Gerster thrilled everyone on hand to an exciting round of qualifications as he lowered his own track record of 14.169 seconds set last August 6. Gerster became the first man in Salem Speedway history to break into the 13 second barrier when he ripped off a lap of 13.957 seconds.
 
Heat races were won by Jason Cox, Brain Gerster, and Jacob Wilson.
 
The only serious incident of the evening occurred on lap 26 of the feature when Jason Cox broke a right rear wheel entering turn four slamming him hard into the wall. Cox was ok. Tight close knit racing was the norm the entire feature as battles ensued for positions two through five nearly the entire race. Jason Blonde came home in second followed by Brain Gerster, Jo Jo Helberg, and Jimmy McCune rounding out the top five.
 
The MSRXSS will now look forward to a busy next weekend with two events in the Central Indiana area. The series will be at Anderson Speedway Saturday August 18 and Winchester Speedway the following afternoon. For more info log onto www.mustseeracing.com.
 
53RD JOE JAMES/PAT O'CONNOR MEMORIAL RESULTS
 
1.   Brian Olson
2.   Jason Blonde
3.   Brian Gerster
4.   Jo Jo Helberg
5.   Jimmy McCune
6.   Jacob Wilson
7.   Aaron Pierce
8.   Mike Larrison
9.   AJ Russell
10. Todd Fayard
11. Jason Cox
12. Sondi Eden
13. Billy Wease
14. Jim Sheets
15. Jerry Caryer
16. Jeff Bloom
17. Jimmy Kite DNS