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Anthony McCune Tops Owosso Must See Practice

OVID, Mich. – Must See Racing Sprint Car Series championship leader Anthony McCune is still searching for his first career victory on tour, but one thing he's not short on is speed.

The Sylvania, Ohio native proved that during practice for Saturday night's opening round of the Border Wars doubleheader at Owosso Speedway, turning a quick lap of 13.834 seconds (97.586 mph) around the semi-banked, three-eighths-mile oval.

2019 MSR Owosso Anthony McCune Candid Jacob Seelman Photo

Anthony McCune was fastest in practice for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series on Saturday at Owosso Speedway. (Jacob Seelman photo)

McCune heads the standings by 14 points over fellow Ohioan Charlie Schultz, piloting the familiar No. 8 Abe's Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers sprinter again this weekend.

His fast lap came in the second of two afternoon sessions on Saturday.

Brian Gerster, a two-time series champion and two-time Owosso winner, was second quick in the No. 50 RAM Engineering Midwest entry for Dick Myers Racing. He toured the Owosso oval in 13.883 seconds (97.241 mph) during the first round of hot laps earlier in the day.

Canadian Ryan Litt was third overall, despite missing first-round practice after he was delayed while crossing the United States/Canadian border. Litt posted a time of 13.932 seconds (96.899 mph).

Four-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune and Schultz completed the Fast Five.

Jeff Bloom ranked sixth on the speed charts, followed by Jason Blonde, Joe Liguori, Kevin Feeney and Tom Jewell.

The first session was delayed briefly after Tim Henthorne stopped in turn two, the culprit being a broken part in the rear end of his No. 15 sprinter which required a wrecker to tow him back to the pit area.

Henthorne later returned for final practice and was 22nd-quick in the 24-car field on site.

Hamilton Trucking Time Trials for the Must See Racing sprints at Owosso are scheduled for 5 p.m.

PRACTICE RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Owosso Speedway; Aug. 24, 2019

  1. #8 – Anthony McCune, 13.834 seconds
  2. #50m – Brian Gerster, 13.883 seconds
  3. #07L – Ryan Litt, 13.932 seconds
  4. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.969 seconds
  5. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 14.100 seconds
  6. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 14.183 seconds
  7. #42 – Jason Blonde, 14.365 seconds
  8. #13 – Joe Liguori, 14.378 seconds
  9. #6k – Kevin Feeney, 14.437 seconds
  10. #7 – Tom Jewell, 14.441 seconds
  11. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 14.605 seconds
  12. #8a – Adam Biltz, 14.657 seconds
  13. #17 – Bobby Komisarski, 14.745 seconds
  14. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle III, 14.859 seconds
  15. #72s – Joe Speakman, 14.893 seconds
  16. #44 – Teddy Alberts, 15.060 seconds
  17. #85 – Rick Holley, 15.173 seconds
  18. #11g – Tom Geren, 15.348 seconds
  19. #32 – Todd McQuillen, 15.427 seconds
  20. #51 – Joshua Sexton, 15.571 seconds
  21. #13d – Jacob Dolinar, 15.759 seconds
  22. #15 – Tim Henthorne, 16.092 seconds
  23. #4 – Anthony Linkenhoker, 16.227 seconds
  24. #74 – Ivan Shaver, NT

Jacob Seelman
Freelance Writer
Series Announcer for Must See Racing