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MSR To Honor Top Performers During Annual Awards Night

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing will fete its top performers from the 2018 season during the annual MSR Awards Night on Jan. 19 at Quality Inn Coldwater.

The top 15 in points from the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series standings will all be honored during the proceedings, led by series champion Jimmy McCune, who wrapped up his fourth-straight title last year.

Veteran owner Jim McCune will also be recognized as part of the championship-winning team, along with additional special awards including Car Owner of the Year, Crew Chief of the Year and the season-long MSR Fast Qualifier Award, presented to the driver with the most fast times on the year.

Other honors to be handed out will be the Hard Charger of the Year Award, Young Gun Award, Most Improved Driver Award, the Sportsmanship, Perseverance and Hard Luck awards and the MSR Rookie of the Year Award, given to the first-year participant who finishes highest in the season standings.

2018 Banquet

The Must See Racing operations staff and series sponsors will also be recognized during the program.

In total, more than $31,000 in American Racer points fund money, contingency awards and other prizes will be distributed during the course of the banquet.

Each of the top-15 drivers in points will receive MSR's trademark 24'' by 36'' profile billboards, commemorating their season and where they finished in the standings, with a likeness of the driver and car included.

Series president Jim Hanks will anchor the program with a review of the season and his annual State of the Series address.

"This event is an annual tradition for all of us at Must See Racing and we're delighted to celebrate with all of our drivers in Coldwater, Mich., once again," said Hanks. "We look forward to honoring Jimmy McCune as our champion for the fourth time and congratulate him on his record-extending accomplishment. We're also excited to look back on our best year yet, which had seven different winners and eight different fast qualifiers, while also preparing for what promises to be a huge year ahead for the World's Fastest Short Track Cars."

The MSR Awards Night kicks off at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, but prior to the banquet proceedings will be the 2019 Owners & Drivers Meeting at 3 p.m.

That meeting will include a complete preview of the upcoming year, including the rules, schedule and other major highlights, along with a chance to register for the new season prior to the banquet.

Quality Inn Coldwater, site of the annual MSR Awards Night, is located at 1000 Orleans Blvd in Coldwater, Mich. The hotel can be reached at

For more information on Must See Racing, visit the series on the web at

Jacob Seelman
Freelance Writer
Series Announcer for Must See Racing

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1-800-Radiator Extends Support Of Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing officials have confirmed that longtime series sponsor 1-800-Radiator & AC has extended its support of the series for the 2019 season.

1-800-Radiator & AC, one of the largest franchised automotive parts distributors in North America, will continue as a part of Must See Racing's national television package through Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV as an in-car camera and driver showcase sponsor at select events.

The company will also receive event announcer recognition, as well as brand showcasing on MSR race cars, the series winner's circle board, on the series website and inside the souvenir program.

1-800-Radiator & A/C has more than 200 franchisee-owned locations across the U.S. and Canada. The company distributes radiators, condensers, air conditioning parts, fan assemblies and fuel pumps - as well as related parts - with same-day delivery and in-stock rates above 90 percent across most part categories and 99 percent fill rates on most parts one day away.


The company was acquired by Driven Brands, based in Charlotte, N.C., in June of 2015 and is one of several automotive brand names under the Driven umbrella, including MAACO, Meineke Car Care Centers, Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops, Econo Lube & Tune, Pro Oil, AutoQual, Aero-Colours and Drive N Style.

Marvin Beasley operates the 1-800-Radiator & AC franchise at 3190 Old Farm Lane in Walled Lake, Mich. He is also the car owner and crew chief for his son, Must See Racing veteran Ike Beasley.

The senior Beasley is looking forward to see the company's support of the series continue for another year.

"The synergy between the missions of 1-800-Radiator & AC and Must See Racing is amazing," said Beasley. "We both believe in providing value that cannot be duplicated by our competition and we are passionate about serving our customers and stake holders. Jim and Nancy Hanks' commitment to providing race fans the best entertainment value for their dollar matches the commitment that 1-800-Radiator & A/C brings to serving our auto parts customers. We are proud to be associated with such great people and to have the opportunity to continue sharing exciting racing with our customers."

"We have shared business values and customer service principles with the leaders and management at 1-800 Radiator & AC since our partnership with them began," added Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. "We are proud to continue showcasing their successful history, outstanding service record and first class national identity in the automotive industry supplying parts for cars across the country. Our brand of entertainment is a perfect match with their delivery rates - fast. We look forward to furthering our partnership with them throughout the upcoming season."

For more information on 1-800 Radiator & AC, visit them on the web at

For more information on Must See Racing, including sponsor announcements, team and driver news and series information, visit the series website at

Jacob Seelman
Freelance Writer
Series Announcer for Must See Racing

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