2ND ANNUAL EXTREME SPEED CHALLENGE UP NEXT FOR MUST SEE RACING
July 27, 2021 – The 2nd annual Extreme Speed Challenge at Lorain County Raceway Park August 13-14 is a little more than two weeks away, but preparations are already underway. The two-day event will see the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro, Midwest Supermodified Series, and Maxima Racing Oil’s Midwest Lights Series headline the event.
The event inaugurated last August and drew an excellent crowd and car count despite COVID-19 restrictions at the time. The event has quickly become one of the most popular events on the MSR schedule. Very few events across the country offer three open wheel divisions in a single weekend as this event does.
The Xtreme Speed Challenge will be highlighted by the MSR 410’s, which will be back in action after having a mid season break. Jimmy McCune picked up his second victory of the season with his win at M-40 Speedway in Jones, Michigan.
To date, the competitive MSR 410's and Lights series have seen 8 different feature winners in 2021. With the layoff allowing extra preparation time, a very strong field of sprint cars is expected.
The unique format for this event will see 410 sprint car teams competing for a purse of $22, 540 with the winner taking home $2,500 for the 30-lap feature on Saturday night. Friday night will see twin 20-lap qualifying races, the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash, heat races, and will also feature the Maxima Racing Oil’s Midwest Lights Series competing in a full program of racing action.
Saturday night will see the 401’s return for their 30-lap feature and B-main and a full racing program for the Midwest Supermodified Series. Modifieds and Chargers will also be in action both nights.
Saturday’s finale for the 410’s will be the ‘Jerry Caryer Memorial’. The long-time MSR competitor from Ney, Ohio passed away one year ago on the day of this event. Caryer was preparing to head to Lorain County Raceway Park when he succumbed to a heart attack. Caryer was a very popular driver in the series, and it is only fitting that the event will take place in his home state of Ohio.
M-40 UP NEXT FOR MUST SEE RACING SPRINT SERIES
June 15, 2021 – The Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro is off to its most competitive season in series history. The series has saw four different winners in as many events thus far in 2021. Charlie Schultz won the most recent event when the series visited the Indianapolis Speedrome June 5.
The series will now shift its attention to M-40 Speedway in Jones, Michigan this Saturday night June 19 for the “American Speedfest”. The series will be making its first-ever visit to the 3/8-mile, semi-banked asphalt oval.
The event will also be round #2 of the ENGINE PRO DASH FAST CAR mini-series. Joe Liguori is the current points leader of the mini-series with a three-point margin over Nolan Allison and Charlie Schultz who are currently tied for second place. The top three are separated by less than a three-point margin heading into the M-40 event
Expected entrants for this event include Nolan Allison, Adam Biltz, Jeff Bloom, Joe Liguori, Jimmy McCune, Anthony McCune, Charlie Schultz, and Jacob Dolinar among others. A near twenty car field of the winged sprinters is anticipated for this event.
The night’s racing action will be capped off by a 30-lap feature. After a busy start to the 2021 season, the series will take a welcome break before returning to racing action August 13-14 at Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio.
MCCUNE SURVIVES LONG NIGHT FOR MSR M-40 TRIUMPH
June 19, 2021 – Two rainstorms and a complete power outage couldn’t stop Jimmy McCune from capturing the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro feature event Saturday night at M-40 Speedway in Jones, Michigan. It was McCune’s second MSR feature victory of the season.
A complete power outage at the track earlier in the night would set the tone for a long evening.
Joe Liguori captured quick time to start the night off with a lap of 11.035 seconds around the 3/8-mile, semi-banked speedway. Liguori was unable to break the existing track record of 10.34 seconds currently held by Jeff Bloom.
Just as the first heat race was on the track, a rainstorm hit the area and dampened the speedway. Track officials dried the track and were ready for racing action before a second rainstorm swept through the area. At that point, MSR officials elected to cancel the heat races and Engine Pro Fast Car Dash to get the feature event completed.
As cars were being pushed off for the 30-lap feature, fast qualifier Liguori’s machine was unable to fire. Liguori was forced to retire to the pits and the starting line-up was slightly shuffled.
When the green flag dropped, Tom Jewell got the jump on Teddy Alberts and led the opening seven circuits with Jimmy McCune in tow. McCune had quickly worked himself into the runner-up spot from his fifth starting position. McCune would assume command of the event on lap eight.
The first caution of the race waved on lap eleven when Jacob Dolinar spun in turn three. This would create a double-file restart. On the restart McCune assumed command of the event once again. But going down the backstretch while batting for third position, Jewell and Jason Blonde were racing side-by-side. The two made contact as Blonde momentarily ran out of room. Jewell’s car made contact with the outside retaining wall in all the confusion, ending his night.
McCune would lead the rest of the way to seal the win over Charlie Schultz, Blonde, Jeff Bloom and Dolinar. McCune’s win would make him the first repeat winner of the season and snapped the streak of four different feature winners to start the 2021 season.
- Jimmy McCune (88)
2. Charlie Schultz (9s)
3. Jason Blonde (99)
4. Jeff Bloom (26)
5. Jacob Dolinar (48)
6. Dylan Watson (12)
7. Rick Holley (85)
8. Teddy Alberts (44)
9. Todd McQuillen (2)
10. Joshua Sexton (90)
11. Joe Speakman (72)
12. A.J. Lesieski (18)
13. Tom Jewell (7)
DNS Joe Liguori (13)
DNS Anthony McCune
DNS Adam Biltz (8a)
DNS Junior Gould (63)
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