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FORMER ANDERSON MOTOR SPEEDWAY WINNER AGUILAR HOPES TO KEEP STREAK ALIVE

April 19, 2021 – Seneca, South Carolina – The last time Joey “The Ace” Aguilar visited Anderson Motor Speedway, he left with all the money and a trophy both nights. Aguilar swept both nights of competition when the USCS 360 series visited Anderson Motor Speedway in July 2014.

Joey Aguilar

 

Aguilar is set to return to Anderson Motor Speedway for the first time since his 2014 sweep this weekend when the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro returns to Anderson Motor Speedway. It will be the first visit to Anderson for MSR since 2018.

 

Things will certainly be different for the Tampa, Florida driver than they were in 2014. He will be competing in a pair of 410 events against arguably the toughest winged 410-winged pavement drivers in the entire country.

 

“It’s been a while since I’ve ran any 410 events” explained Aguilar. ”I was fortunate enough that Shane Miller took us up north a few years back to run in some events. I haven’t run one (410 engine) a bunch, but I have run some 410 events”.to reacquaint himself with a 410 and get a feel for the American Racer tires that MSR utilizes.

 

“Back in 2014 we had a really good weekend the last time we visited Anderson Motor Speedway. We ended up winning both nights and made it a clean sweep. It was neat. I’d never seen the place before that weekend. I really like the track. It has more banking than the tracks we run in Florida and you can carry more corner speed. Its just a neat track to drive”.

 

Another interesting statistic one must ponder is that multi-time MSR champion Jimmy McCune himself is also undefeated at Anderson Motor Speedway. McCune has won the past three events contested by MSR Anderson including the most recent April 20, 2018 visit. In fact, of the past five-winged sprint car events held at Anderson Motor Speedway have all been won by McCune and Aguilar.

 

A stout field of car is expected including Anthony McCune, Charlie Shultz, Jeff Bloom, and Troy DeCaire among many others.

 

A MSR champion was not crowned in 2020 due to COVID-19. Had points been calculated, Anthony McCune would have been crowned 2020 champion.

 

Another interesting entry for this weekend is Plant City, Florida driver Troy DeCaire. DeCaire has already won 5 times in 2021 and is Aguilar’s arch nemesis on a regular basis while competing in Florida. Aguilar insists the rivalry between the 2 is friendly and he is eager to face Decaire on neutral ground.

 

”We’ve been racing against each other for a long time. That’s a good team and they’re lined up with everything we got. I look forward to racing against him. When I win, I want him to be on the track. A few weeks ago, he needed a u-joint and nobody had one. We did and loaned it to them so they could race. We didn’t blink an eye. We wanna beat him on the track not off it. I’m looking forward to racing him up there along with all the MSR guys this weekend”.

 

When asked what his goals for this weekend were, Aguilar was quick to answer. ”The Morgan Motorsports team wants to earn the respect of the other teams. They are tough up there. We must have our stuff right to have a chance to win. I’m surrounded by good people. Car owners Kirk and Cheryl Morgan and family, my crew chief Todd Schmidt, and the cast of characters working on the car. I think we got a winning combination. We just need to go and put it all together. We plan on running out of town a few times this year. This is not a one-time deal” concluded Aguilar.

 

An open practice is scheduled for this Thursday night at Anderson Motor Speedway before 2 full nights of racing action beginning Friday night April 23 and concluding Saturday night. MSR will kick off its 2021 season with a full program of racing both nights.