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2013 5 FLAGS SPEEDWAY ROYAL OAK SOUTHERN SHOOTOUT

The 2013 TruFuel Xtreme Sprint Series kicked off in fine southern style at the 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL for night one of the second annual Royal Oak Charcoal Southern Shootout Six cars broke the existing track record with Brian Gerster coming out on top with a time of 13.205. Ryan Litt of London, Ontario, Canada won his first ever MSRXSS feature event. All photos by David Sink.

 

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Shane Butler hopped back into the Jimmy Brown 55 to start the season. He ended up in the turn 3 wall at the end of his heat race and while he was ok, the car didn't fare as well.

 

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Mississippi hotshoe Todd Fayard.

 

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Here's Florida veteran Larry Brazil.

 

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Aaron Pierce gets ready to roll for his heat race.

 

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Reigning TruFuel Xtreme Sprint Series Champion JoJo Helberg hustles through turn 3 at 5 Flags Speedway.

 

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Here's JoJo Helberg being interviewed by Must See Racing TV commentator Rick Benjamin.

 

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Billy Wease behind the wheel of the Sam Pierce Chevrolet Racing machine.

 

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Davey Hamilton waits to be pushed off in the Lenny Puglio 360 cu in. sprinter.

 

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Jacob Wilson races through turn one at 5 Flags Speedway.

 

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Jimmy Kite got behind the wheel of the Mike Blake 81 and won his heat.

 

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"Bulldog" Jimmy McCune pulled down a second place finish in his heat.

 

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2 Time TruFuel Xtreme Sprint Series Champion "Travelin" Troy DeCaire hustled the 40:1 Davey Hamilton Racing ride to a heat race win.

 

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The feature field rolls into turn one as Ryan Litt(07) works the high side around Brian Olson(71), while Brian Gerster(50m) looks to follow.

 

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Brian Olson(71) and Bobby Santos III(91) waged an intense battle for a good portion of the race.

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Here's another shot of the Olson-Santos battle. Santos ended up getting by Olson.

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It was then Jimmy McCune's turn to try to get by Santos after starting deep in the field. McCune was unable to make the pass stick and ended up 7th overall after a strong run.

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After shattering the track record and winning his heat, Brian Gerster(50m) was an odds on favorite to win the main event, but he failed to finish the race. Here he goes to the outside of Tim Cox(40) to put him a lap down prior to dropping out.

 

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Jason Cox(1) was sporting some wild looking sheet metal on his sprinter but suffered a blown engine in the main event. Larry Brazil runs low in the #2.

 

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Larry Brazil(2) and Geoff Kaiser(8) go wheel to wheel in the feature event.

 

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Even though he had to come from the B-Main, Ryan Litt was no slouch and built a comfortable lead on his way to Victory Lane.

 

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A happy Ryan Litt is interviewed after his first Must See Racing win by Dave Argabright.

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Litt poses with the spoils of victory after taking home the win at 5 Flags Speedway.

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Your podium finishers (L-R Jacob Wilson 2nd, Ryan Litt 1st, Troy DeCaire 3rd) pose with their helmets at 5 Flags Speedway.

 

To See More Photos of this Event Visit our TwitPic Event Page HERE

47th Annual Piston Powered Auto-Rama & 2012 Supermodified Series Award Presentations

Must See Racing was proud to be a part of the largest indoor gathering of piston powered vehicles in the world. Held in Cleveland, OH at the International Exposition Center, this event was a fantastic way to meet new people and showcase our cars, racers, sponsors, and product over three days. We also crowned our 2012 Must See Racing Supermodified Series Champion on the main event stage on Saturday, March 16. All photos by Sean O'Kane.

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The view looking out from our display area towards the indoor Ferris Wheel.

 

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Hardware and Hotrods! 2012 Supermodified Series Champion Kyle Edwards and in the foreground the Crystal Gillingham owned #5 driven by Sondi Eden.

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Even from a distance, we were pretty easy to find with our TruFuel can and banners.

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Here's a shot of the Jimmy McCune driven BioBased.US super. Also in this shot, the #64 super of Innaugeral Supermodified Series Xtreme Speed Challenge racer Jim Paller and the #70 Roberts Racing sprint car driven by Danny Shirey.

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Opening ceremonies on Saturday were topped off with an amazing rendition of the National Anthem performed by Julia Heller.

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Here are the color guards from the local VFW posts including a large contingent from Medina 5137. It was a real honor to have them open the stage prior to our awards presentation.

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Must See Racing founder and president Jim Hanks addresses the Must See Racing BioBased.US Supermodified Series teams and many others in attendance for our main stage awards presentations.

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Here's Must See Racing BioBased.US Supermodified Series General Manager Randy Burch taking his turn at the podium.

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The May Motorsports drivers, Matt Marlowe(L) and Charlie Schultz(R) accept their awards. Marlowe as a rookie finished 11th overall while Charlie came home ninth in points.

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Sue Paller(L) accepts the car owner award for the #64 supermodified team, as her son and the driver of the Paller Motorsports entry, Jim Paller holds up his eighth place points plaque.

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Second generation racer Brandon Fisher holds the plaque for his car owner father Denny. The Fisher family brought their small block powered supermodified home for a seventh place finish in 2012 points.

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Another second generation racer, Jon Henes of LaGrange, OH makes his way across stage holding his contingency awards packet after a fifth place finish in points.

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2012 Must See Racing BioBased.US Supermodified Series Champion Car Owner Doug Edwards poses with the trophies for himself and son, Kyle for their accomplishments.

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The dynamic duo of driver Sondi Eden(L) and car owner Joe Gillingham(R) smile as they accept their awards for a fine top three finish in 2012 Must See Racing BioBased.US Supermodified Series Championship points.

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2012 Must See Racing BioBased.US Supermodified Series Champion Car Owner Doug Edwards poses with the trophies for himself and son, Kyle for their accomplishments.

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A great shot of the 2012 Must See Racing BioBased.US Supermodified Series racers and staff.

 

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Jim Paller and daughter descibe the different parts of a supermodified to show attendees.

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Sondi Eden signs autographs for several young ladies. She was very popular and inspiring with the the girls that stopped by our display.

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Fan interaction at it's finest at the Piston Powered Auto-Rama!

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Oh what a thrill! One of MANY young fans that got to try the Roberts Racing Danny Shirey sprint car on for size.

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Aarron's Rentals donated two televisions for our display so that we could show the world what sprint cars and supermodifieds look like on our TV broadcasts.

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After some enouragement from Sondi Eden, this young lady decided to have a go in the new Must See Racing simulator.

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Must See Racing TV color commentator and 9-Time Indianapolis 500 Mile Race starter Tom Bigelow was a hit with fans of all ages.

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2012 Must See Racing BioBased.US Supermodified Series Champion Kyle Edwards stands next to his new supermodified and talks to interested fans.

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Must See Racing promotes family entertainment and here's a young family being entertained with our new simulator.

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Everyone was a winner at the Piston Powered Auto-Rama including these young fans posing in Must See Racing Victory Lane with Sondi Eden and Jim Paller.

 

For more photos of this event please visit our TwitPic Gallery HERE

Action at Anderson Speedway

Must See Racing Big Rig at Anderson Speedway

 

New Photo Blog

 

Attention Race Fans

 

Welcome to the new MSR Photo Blog.  We will be posting countless photos in this blog from all of our events. 

 

Enjoy!

MSR