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Dave-Mader-IIIApril 28, 2021- 65-year-old Dave Mader III is having quite the week. Mader finished second in Saturday’s ARCA race at Talladega behind winner Coery Heim. Then today Mader announced he plans to compete in the upcoming Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro event at Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina May 14-15.

Although it will be his first time competing with Must See Racing, it will not be the first time he has competed in winged asphalt sprint car events. The long-time stock car competitor competed years ago. ”I’ve drove one 4 times” explains Mader.”I ran for Johnny Ardis twice at Pensacola and twice at Mobile in the early 2000’s. I have always loved those cars since I was a kid when they were the Supers. I always wanted one and I ended up acquiring one several years ago. Now I’m getting it ready to race and I’m gonna race the damned thing.”

It will be a busy couple of weeks for Mader before heading to Anderson for his MSR debut. “I’m gonna race Montgomery this Saturday with my late model car. Then I’m gonna practice my ARCA car at Charlotte for that race which is the week after Anderson. After the Charlotte test is over I gotta test the sprint car in-between. It’s turned out to be a busy May. We just do it for fun.”

Mader has had a very impressive career up to this point. He has made starts in all three of NASCAR’s national touring series. He is the 1978 “Snowball Derby” winner. He is also the 1985-88 All-American Challenge Series champion.

After the Anderson Motor Speedway events, Mader insists there will be more, and this isn’t an one-off weekend. ”We plan to race with Must See Racing at Montgomery in the fall. There is talk of possible events at Pensacola and Mobile before the year is over. We may do those events also”.

Mader, who currently resides in Irvington, Alabama, has lofty expectations for his Must See debut. ”I go to win. I’ve been doing that for fifty years. 350 feature wins now, I’m not that type of person that’s gonna be happy just to be there” concluded Mader”.