BLONDE GETS ON TRACK TO WIN MUST SEE RACING 60
Anderson, IN - May 23, 2012 - Jason Blonde got a break on lap 27 and never looked back as he won his first TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series win of the year Wednesday night at Anderson Speedway. Blonde was driving the Suellen Wilshe owned BIOBASED.US Hurricane chassis car. Blonde was the fourth different winner in as many events in 2012 MSRXSS compettition.
The evening began in exciting fashion as California driver Jo Jo Helberg established a new track record with a lap of 10.168 seconds. This was a remarkable feat considering the excess heat and high humidity. Heat wins went to Tom Tolbert, Jimmy McCune, and Travis Miniea.
The front row of the 60 lap feature found BIOBASED.US teammates Jason Blonde and Tanner Swanson sharing the front row. Tanner Swanson got the jump at the start and lead the opening 27 laps. Blonde was all over Swanson in the early laps as Swanson was slowed by lapped traffic. Swanson gave way to Blonde on lap 27 when he was sidelined with apparent mechanical issues. Blonde then led the remainder of the event to capture his first MSRXSS victory of the season. Following Blonde was Kody Swanson, Troy DeCaire, Jo Jo Helberg, and Ryan Gillenwater rounding out the top five.
" I was able to catch Tanner in lapped traffic " explained Blonde in victory lane. " I got beside him and he pulled me. I wasn't sure if I could've gotten around him if he hadn't broke. I saw something going wrong with his right rear tire. After that I knew I could get the lead. Then I was waiting for something bad to go wrong with my tire. Its a good win for the BIOBASED #23 car ".Blonde explained how important the win was for his after getting off to a rough 2012 start. " Its been a tough way to start the year with three DNF's. It makes you wonder why you do it sometimes. As soon as you get that win, you know why your doing it ".
A dejected Swanson explained why he was forced out of the race on lap 27." We had a radius rod bolt back out of the right rear bird cage. Its disappointing. We had a really great car. I was rolling around saving my tires, picking off lapped cars as they came to me. I had the car to pick up my second Must See win ".
Must See Racing now will put its focus on the 64th annual Pay Less Little 500 Saturday night. Must See Racing is the sanctioning body of the Little 500. The event will be a special non-points event. Several MSRXSS teams are entered in the event.
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Feature Finish 60 Laps
1.23b Jason Blonde
2.19 Kody Swanson
3.91 Troy DeCaire
4.7 JoJo Helberg
5.45 Ryan Gillenwater
6.07 Jacob Wilson
7.88 Jimmy McCune
8.81 Travis Miniea
9.51 Mike Larrison
10.26p Aaron Pierce
11.40 Jason Cox
12.26 Jeff Bloom
13.20k Kyle Flint
14.22 Derek Snyder
15.41 Brian Olson
16.64 Mickey Kempgens
17.37 Hank Lower
18.23s Tanner Swanson
19.2t Tom Tolbert
20.10k Ron Kohler
21.55 Dave Baumgartner
22.1 Chris Neuneschwander DNS
PALLER & DeCaire WIN WINCHESTER MUST SEE EVENTS
Winchester, IN - May 20, 2012 - The inagural ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' was a heated affair both on and off the track. With temperatures in the high 80's, a good crowd was on hand to witness the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series and BIOBASED.US Must See Racing Super Modified Series.
The Supermodifieds were making their first appearance at Winchester in nearly twenty-two years. Mexico, New York driver, Michael Barnes lead the way in MSRSMS time trials with a lp of 14.027 seconds to capture the $1000 bonus courtesy of BIOBASED.US.
Kyle Edwards used a front row starting spot to grab the lead and led the majority of the 30-lap event. Quick qualifier Michael Barnes,who had been on top of the speed charts all weekened,saw his race come to and end when his race came to an end when he made contact with Larry Lehnert on the backstretch early in the race. Paller began his charge to the front and was all over race leader Edwards. Paller made the pass on Edwads just as Edwards slowed due to mechanical issues. Pau White and Paller then put on a thrilling battle for several laps until White was also sent to the pits with mechanical issues. The win was anything but easy for Paller and was worth $6000 for the Berlin Heights, Ohio driver. " When we first started out the car was loose " explained Paller. " The car started getting better and better. I saw Kyle was fading. I drove under Kyle in three and four.on the outside and that was it. We got lucky. This is awesome. This is the first Supermodified win I've had. To have the win here with Must See Racing is just awesome " concluded Paller.
The Must See See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series feature event was equally as entertaining. California driver, Jo Jo Helberg, set a new World's Record for a 1/2 mile speedway when he turned a scortching lap of 12.669 seconds. 6 drivers in all were under the old Winchester Speedway track record. A hard charging Troy DeCaire battled his way into the lead before lap 5 and began to set sail. Helberg slowly worked his way to the front. The race was red flagged twice for two seprate events. Prior to lap 20, Mike Larrison tried to avoid a spinning Jason Cox in turn four and his machine rocketed into the pit entrance off turn four. When the race resumed, Jason Blonde began to run down DeCaire but got high exiting turn four and the car went flying through the pit entrance in the same exact place Larrison did moments earlier. Luckily no one was injured. When the green flad flew on lap 21, Helberg made a daring pass on DeCaire for the lead. DeCaire then retook the lead two laps later and never looked back. The win was also worth $6000 for DeCaire. ' I was watching my guys down the straight-away.I was trying to keep the car straight " explained DeCaire. " My motor bobbled late in the race and it allowed Jo Jo to get around me. He got by me but when he went by me I could see his right rear tire was chunking up and he was sliding. He was using it a little bit more than we were. With 8 laps to go,he began backing up to me. I got back by him. It was a good win for us and a nice payday.
The inagural ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' was a rounding success. The MSRXSS will next be in action this Wed. night at Anderson (IN) Speedway for the Must See Racing 60. For more info log onto www.mustseeracing.com
MSRSMS 30 LAP FEATURE RESULTS
1. Jim Paller
2. Jack Smith
3. Sondi Eden
4. Zach Gibson
5. Kyle Edwards
6. Paul White
7. Rich Reid
8. AJ Russell
9. Jon Henes
10. Larry Lehnert
11. Mike Barnes
12. Brandon Fisher DNS
13. Dave McKnight DNS
14. Cord Ehrhart DNS
MSRXSS 30 LAP FEATURE RESULTS
1. Troy DeCaire
2. Jo Jo Helberg
3. Dave Baumgartner
4. Jimmy McCune
5. Jacob Wilson
6. Mike Larrison
7. Hank Lower
8. Kyle Flint
9. Jason Blonde
10. Brian Gerster
11. Aaron Pierce
12. Travis Miniea
13. Brian Olson
14. Tanner Swanson
15. Jason Cox
16. Kody Swanson
17. Jeff Bloom
18. Chris Neuen schwander
19. Dave Steele DNS
PREPERATIONS FOR XTREME SPEED CHALLENGE CONTINUE
Winchester, IN - May 19, 2012 - Several teams from the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series and the BIOBASED.US Must See Racing Super Modified Series took advantage of an open practice session Saturday afternoon at Winchester Speedway.
Ten Sprint Cars and six Super Modifieds participated in the four hour practice session. In the MSRXSS practice, Rohnert Park , CA driver, Jo Jo Helberg set the fastest time of the day. His lap of 12.88 seconds was the quickest but unofficial. Sunday's 30 lap feature will pay $6,000 to win with an additional $500 bonus for fast time courtesy of BIOBASED.US as part of the ' Winners Circle Bonus '.
The Super Modifieds took to the high-banks of Winchester Speedway for the first time in twenty-two years in anticipation of Sunday's big 30 lap feature also paying $6,000 to win. Mexico, New York driver, Michael Barnes, lead all Super Modifieds with the fastest lap of the day with a 14.10 unofficial lap. Interestingly,it was the first time Barnes had ever turned a lap at the legendary speedway." I've always wanted to come to Winchester and I was so exited to get here. Its kind of similar to a place we run in Connecticut, Thompson Speedway.But this is definitely like no other. I watched the Sprint Car guys and imitated what they were doing. Once I figured out where to pick the throttle up and made some changes to the car, got a little quicker as the day went on. I hope the race is exciting for the fans tomorrow.
The only serious accident occurred when Brampton, Ontario, Canada driver, Dave McKnight, hit the turn three wall after a part broke on his Gary Morton owned #70 machine. " I'm fine " explained McKnight. " We had a part on the car break.Were not sure if it was the left front locator or a Heim end on the right front radius rod. We went down into three and the part broke and I had no steering and the car sailed into the fence " McKnight was unsure if he would be able to get the car repaired in time tomorrow's event. " We've had several guys offer their shops to us. We are just gonna take our time getting the car back together " concluded McKnight.
Sundays racing action begins at 2 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 10 a.m. Former multi-time USAC champion and former Indy 500 starter, Tom Bigelow, will serve as Grand Marshall. The Full Throttle Modifieds and Vore's Welding Front Wheel Drive Compacts will be part of the racing extrazaganza. For More information go to www.mustseeracing.com or www.winchesterspeedway.com.
Attached photo: Michael Barnes during the open practice session Saturday afternoon at Winchester Speedway.
Xtreme Speed Challenge to Offer Something For Everyone
Holly,MI - May 16, 2012 - Sunday afternoon's inaugural ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' at Winchester speedway will feature a full plate of racing action highlighted by the return of Super Modifieds for the first time in twenty-two years. The Must See Racing Super Modified Series will make their debut along with the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series, Full Throttle Modifieds, and Vore's Welding Front Wheel Drive Compacts.
This racing extravaganza has something to offer fans of all ages on and off the track. In addition to the racing action, Jitterbug the clown will be on hand entertain the younger race fans. Kids will be able to get their faces painted by Jitterbug as well as get a free balloon. Kids 12 and younger will be admitted free of charge.
Winchester resident and former racing star, Tom Bigelow, will serve as Grand Marshal for the ' Xtreme Speed Challenge '. Bigelow is a multi-time USAC champion as well as Indy 500 participant. Fans will have an opportunity to meet Bigelow and take home an autograph. The likable Bigelow will be available for a meet and greet with fans prior to the racing action.
There will be an open practice the day before the event on Saturday May 19 from 2-6 P.M. and will be free of charge to spectators. Fans are being encouraged to attend the free open practice to get a sample of what will be in store for them the following afternoon.
The ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' is shaping up to be arguably one of the biggest open wheel events of 2012. Both the Super Modified and Sprint Car feature events will pay $6,000 to win. This increased purse money is luring some of the biggest names in both divisions to the event. Dave Steele, Dave Baumgartner, Jason Blonde, Jeff Bloom, Collin Cabre, Jerry Caryer, Jason Cox, Todd Fayard, Kyle Flint, Brian Gerster, Kyle Hamilton, Jo Jo Helberg, Mike Larrison, Hank Lower,Troy DeCaire, Jimmy McCune, Aaron Pierce, Kody Swanson, Jacob Wilson, and Billy Wease are just a few of the Xtreme Sprint drivers expected to compete.
Drivers from the MSRSMS expected to participate include: Dave McKinght, Gene Lee Gibson, AJ Russell, Tanner Swanson, Kody Swanson, Jack Smith, Kevin Shirey, Sondi Eden, Cord Ehrhart, Brandon Fisher, Jeff Gibson, Jon Henes, Paul White, Larry Lehnert, Jim Paller, Matt Palmer, and Rich Reid.
The new Full Throttle Modified Series will make its debut as well with a full list of drivers expected to participate including: Harold Scott, Brian Nester, Chad Poole, Mike Stacy, Don Skaggs, Chris Hettinger, and Chris Jennings among others.
Tickets for the ' Xtreme Speed Challenge ' are now on sale. Fans are encouraged to get tickets early to avoid long lines at the ticket window the day of the event. Call (248) 535-5575 to purchase tickets or log onto www.mustseeracing.com for additional details.
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