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Gerster Sweeps Birch Run Must See Practice

2019 MSR Birch Run Brian Gerster Candid Jacob Seelman Photo

Brian Gerster looks on at Birch Run Speedway. (Jacob Seelman photo)

 

BIRCH RUN, Mich. – Brian Gerster hasn't raced with the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro since last season, but he quickly proved Friday that he hasn't lost his touch.


Gerster swept practice for the Firecracker Night of Speed at Birch Run Speedway by leading both sprint car sessions, posting a fast lap of 13.711 seconds (105.025 mph) with the No. 50m RAM Engineering mount for Dick Myers Racing around the four-tenths-mile oval.


The two-time series champion is the defending Birch Run winner and seeking his first win of the year.


Home-state driver Jason Blonde was second-quick in the Tony Nosa-owned No. 42 at 13.779 seconds (104.507 mph), followed by four-time defending champion Jimmy McCune in third (13.796/104.378).


Troy DeCaire and Canadian Ryan Litt completed the Fast Five, ahead of Anthony McCune, Joe Liguori, Ike Beasley, Kevin Feeney and Charlie Schultz.


Three drivers – Beasley, rookie Jacob Dolinar and Joey Irwin – only ran the first round of practice on Friday afternoon.


Qualifying for the Must See Racing sprint cars is set for just after 7 p.m. ET.

PRACTICE RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Birch Run Speedway; July 5, 2019


1. #50m – Brian Gerster, 13.711
2. #42 – Jason Blonde, 13.779
3. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.796
4. #99 – Troy DeCaire, 13.801
5. #07L – Ryan Litt, 13.873
6. #8 – Anthony McCune, 14.001
7. #13 – Joe Liguori, 14.041
8. #97 – Ike Beasley, 14.076
9. #6k – Kevin Feeney, 14.114
10. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 14.165
11. #8a – Adam Biltz, 14.299
12. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 14.494
13. #7 – Tom Jewell, 14.546
14. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 14.550
15. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, 14.557
16. #88n – Frank Neill, 14.601
17. #44 – Teddy Alberts, 14.867
18. #72s – Joe Speakman, 15.536
19. #85 – Rick Holley, 15.628
20. #32 – Todd McQuillen, 15.815
21. #13 – Jacob Dolinar, 15.981
22. #00 – Joey Irwin, 16.208
23. #74 – Ivan Shaver, 17.134


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Jacob Seelman
Freelance Writer
Series Announcer for Must See Racing