Billy Wease to Compete in MSRXSS
April 09, 2012 - Billy Wease of Noblesville, IN will return to the Must See Xtreme Sprint Car Series with Jerry Powell Racing. Billy will be piloting the #12 to victory lane throughout the season in pursuit of the 2012 Championship.
“I am very blessed to have this opportunity from Jerry (Powell) to be able to pursue this year’s championship. The Must See Series has a tough lineup this year but I am confident that all the work myself and Jerry put in will show the team’s championship caliber.” said Billy Wease.
The team compatibility began when team owner Jerry Powell put Billy in his sprint car at the 2011 USAC Sprint Race in Columbus, Ohio. At the end of 2011, Powell talked to Billy about driving for the team and so the 2012 Championship pursuit began. Throughout the winter months, the team has been busy rebuilding and preparing the cars for the season.
“Billy is a great driver,” affirmed team owner Jerry Powell. “I have known Billy and his family f or years. I know his capabilities behind the wheel of a race car and that we can compete for wins and the championship this year.”
In the 2011 season, Billy Wease had the privilege to compete with the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Car Series with Don Wilshe’s BioBased US team. “I am very appreciative to Don for last season allowing me to be a part of such a great, competitive series. There were a lot of new elements for me and luckily I had a great team behind me to help me grow as a driver.” said Wease. This opportunity added wing sprint cars to his already impressive racing career.
The team will represent sponsor K&N Filters in the series’ full schedule beginning wit h the Southern Shootout season opener April 13. The Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Car Series offers a unique racing platform as it will be able bring its competitive racing to millions via their 10 broadcasted events. For more information regarding the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Car Series, visit their website at www.mustseeracing.com.
Larrison to Indy Lights
Veteran Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series Driver Mike Larrison has signed on to compete in the 2012 Indy Lights Series piloting the Ballardi Racing #19. Larrison will also return full time to the MSRXSS Davey Hamilton Racing winged sprint car.
“I'm very excited for the 2012 racing season with MSR and my announcement to race this season with Bellardi Auto Racing. I will be running Bellardi's #19 Indy Lights car, making my debut in the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I feel with the intense and high speed racing schedule with MSR, it will definitely help me in my step up to my 2012 Indy Lights deal with Bellardi Auto Racing. I couldn't have rebounded back without all the support of my family and friends, Jennifer Straumins and Bill Anderson from Calumet specialty/ Tru Fuel, and all my other sponsors Royal Oak, Turtle wax and Champion Oil Brands. After laying in a hospital bed last fall for three months, from my testing accident with Andretti Autosports, I am very blessed and thankful for the opportunities Bellardi and Hamilton are giving me in 2012” commented Mike.
MSRXSS President Jim Hanks added “We wish Mike and his Indy Lights team the very best this coming season. Mike has worked extremely hard to come back after his testing incident last year and shown the kind of heart and commitment it takes to be a winner. Mike, his new teammate Brian Olson with their first class Davey Hamilton Racing operation is a tremendous asset to our growing series. It is exciting to have drivers like Mike and Jacob Wilson racing in Indy Lights.”