MCCUNE AIDED BY DOUBLE-FILE RESTARTS IN LORIAN MUST SEE RACING VICTORY
August 14, 2021 – South Amherst, Ohio – Jimmy McCune’s early night misfortune eventually turned into a victory after winning Saturday night’s Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro event at Lorain County Raceway Park. It was also his second consecutive victory in the “Xtreme Speed Classic”
Early in the nighT, McCune had a fuel line come apart in his heat race. He was unable to complete a lap in his heat race, and was forced to start last in the 40-lap feature event, per series rules.
Troy DeCaire, who started in the fifth starting position, didn’t waste any time, and had wrested the lead by la three. The event was marred by several cautions from the outset. Each time the caution flew, DeCaire would choose the outside lane on the double-file restarts.
McCune was steadily working his way to the from with the aid of the double file restarts. The final caution flew with just a few laps remaining. Fast qualifier Mike McVetta spun and did a 360 and kept going. MSR officials brought out the caution despite McVetta continuing.
On the restart Decaire surprisingly chose the inside lane. When the green flag flew, McCune assumed the point and the duo put on a thrilling battle through lapped traffic during the closing laps. McCune edged DeCaire by 0.725 seconds at the finish. It was McCune’s third MSR victory of the season.
Following McCune at the checkered was DeCaire, Jacob Dolinar, Kyle Capodice, and Mike McVetta rounding out the top five. McVetta was the night’s fast qualifier (12.652).
In the companion Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights feature, Jason Rader captured his first career MSR Midwest Lights feature over Charlie Schultz, Joshua Sexton, JJ Henes, and Tim Henthorne.
Between the MSR National and MSR Lights series, there have now been nine different winners out of the twelve feature events contested thus far in 2021.
Must See Racing Sprint Series 40-lap feature results:
- Jimmy McCune (88)
2. Troy DeCaire (36)
3. Jacob Dolinar (48)
4. Kyle Capodice (12)
5. Mike McVetta (50m)
6. Adam Biltz (8b)
7. Bobby Komisarski (17)
8. Tom Jewell (7)
9. Todd McQuillen (2)
10. Rick Holley (85)
11. Tom Geren (10)
12. Jeff Bloom (26)
13. Anthony Linkenhoker (4)
14. Charlie Schultz (9)
STAGE SET FOR EXTREME SPEED CLASSIC THIS WEEKEND
August 12, 2021 – South Amherst, Ohio – We are one day away from one of the biggest weekends of open wheel racing in northwest Ohio. The 2nd annual Xtreme Speed Classic will feature two straight nights of racing beginning this Friday night August 13 at Lorain County Raceway Park.
The popular event will feature the Must-See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro both nights. The Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights series will compete in a full night of racing on Friday and the Midwest Supermodified Series will headline Saturday nights event will a full night of racing.
The MSRSS will qualify, run heat races, the Fast Car Dash, and twin 20-lap qualifying races on Friday. They will return on Saturday night to run their B-main and 30-lap main event. Saturday night will also be the inaugural “Jerry Caryer Memorial”. The event will honor former Must See competitor Caryer who passed away exactly one year ago.
The event has quickly established itself as one of the most popular open wheel events in the area. Despite COVID-19, a great crowd witnessed the inaugural event last year. Very few events offer fans three different open wheel classes in the same weekend.
A full filed of Must See Racing 410 sprint cars is expected headlined by Tampa, Florida driver Troy DeCaire who currently leads the nation with 10 total pavement sprint car feature wins thus far in 2021. Among others expected is multi-time MSR champion Jimmy McCune and defending MSR champion Anthony McCune.
The MSR lights series will be competing in race #6 of the 2021 season. The highly competitive series has saw 4 different winners in the 5 events contested this season.
The Midwest Supermodified Series will return for their second appearance of the year at LCRP. It will be race #6 of the season. A full filed of cars is expected headlined by current MSS points leader Trent Stephens. Mike McVetta will draw a lot of attention this weekend as he will be doing double-duty. He plans to compete in both the MSS and MSR events.
MCVETTA TO PULL DOUBLE-DUTY DURING XTREME SPEED CHALLENGE
August 10, 2021 – South Amherst, Ohio – Mike McVetta will be a busy man during this weekend’s “Xtreme Speed Challenge”. He will be competing in both the Midwest Supermodified Series and Mus See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro events Friday and Saturday at Lorain County Raceway Park.
Nicknamed “Hollywood”, McVetta will have all eyes on him this weekend. It will be only the second time he has competed in a 410-winged asphalt sprint car. The last time coming in 2019 at Sandusky, Ohio.
The 2018 Midwest Supermodified Series champion, who calls Medina, Ohio home, won’t be in just any 410-wing sprint car this weekend. He will be in one of the most potent and historic 410’s currently in competition. He will be in the Dick Meyers owned #50m that Brian Gerster has driven to countless wins over the last ten years. Gerster recently retired and Meyers quickly hired McVetta.
“Dick (Meyers) has been doing my shocks since the mid-2000’s” explained McVetta. “When Brain (Gerster) retired, he gave me a call. That’s a hard deal to pass up, the #50m”.
McVetta realizes what a special opportunity it will be to drive for Meyers. When asked if he thinks about the opportunity he has been presented, the humble McVetta was quick to respond. ”Everyday. Back when I was running the 305 sprint cars, I saw that car run at Toledo with Brian Gerster and Cameron Dodson. I used to think ‘wow’, that’s the top right there. I never thought I’d get an opportunity to drive it. It’s a dream of mine to have this opportunity and I’m blessed to have it”.
The 410 newcomer will have his work cut out for him. The MSR lineup for his weekend is stout. It includes Jimmy McCune, Anthony McCune, Troy DeCaire, Joe Liguori, and Charlie Schultz among others.
McVetta doesn’t see competing in two different disciples this weekend as being difficult. ”With the Super we do a lot of longer distance races. 30 laps in a super and 30 laps in a sprint car isn’t too bad. We haven’t done any testing with Dick’s car, so I’m not too sure what to expect with the sprint car. I’m sure we will be good right out of the box.”.
As for what McVetta hopes for in him maiden voyage in the 50m, its simple. “I’d be happy finishing the race, and in one piece. But it would certainly be a blessing if we could put it on the podium” concluded McVetta.
The Xtreme Speed Challenge kicks off Friday August 13 with a complete program for the Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights series and qualifying, heat races, and qualifying races for the MSR 410 sprint cars. The Following night will feature a complete program for the MSS Supers and a B-main and 30 lap A-main for the MSR 410’s.
POPULAR CARYER TO BE HONORED WITH MEMORIAL RACE AUGUST 14
August 3, 2021 – Elyria, Ohio – We are less than two weeks away from the second annual Xtreme Speed Classic at Lorain County Raceway Park. The two-day open wheel racing extravaganza will feature the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro, Midwest Supermodified Series, and Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series.
The action will kick off Friday August 13 with qualifying, heat races, Fast Car Dash, and twin 20-lap qualifiers for the MSR 410 sprint cars. The MSR Midwest Lights will also be in action with a complete program of racing action. The following night the MSR 410’s will return for a B-main and their 30-lap feature event as well as a complete program for the MSS Supermodifieds.
The Saturday night August 14 event is being billed as ‘The Jerry Caryer Memorial’. Caryer was a long time MSR competitor who called Ney, Ohio home. The former dirt racer/converted pavement racer was a popular driver who passed away one year ago. Caryer passed away unexpectedly on the morning of last year’s Xtreme Speed Classic. Caryer’s car had been loaded up with intentions of competing in that evening’s event one year ago.
Caryer, who was 62 at the time of his death, was an accomplished racer who began his racing career on dirt in 1975. He captured his first sprint car win in 1987. He also raced street stocks and late models before making the switch to pavement sprint cars to close to his career. He also captured sprint car feature victories with HOSS and AVSS. It is only fitting that Caryer’s memorial race will take place in his home state of Ohio.
General admission tickets are $18 for Friday and $20 for Saturday. The Modifieds and Renegades will also be in action both days.
For more info on this event please visit www.mustseeracing.com
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