MAV TV ADDED TO MUST SEE BROADCAST LINEUP
HOLLY, Mich. – MAV TV has made headlines in racing circles in recent months as the burgeoning television network moves to reshape the motorsports broadcast landscape. Another piece of the puzzle fell into place in recent days as Must See Racing has reached an agreement with the network to carry their programming in 2013 and 2014.
Must See Racing provides racing coverage of the TruFuel Xtreme Sprint Series and the Engine Pro Supermodified Series, and with the addition of MAV TV the shows will now reach over 100 million U.S. households.
“MAV TV is going to be a significant factor in motorsports broadcasting over the next few years, and we are delighted to join their exciting lineup of motorsports programming,” said Must See Racing founder Jim Hanks. “Both MAV and Must See Racing are working hard to bring quality entertainment to racing fans all over the U.S., and we look forward to being a part of the MAV TV lineup.
“We anticipate a great deal of growth with MAV over the next few years, and this is a great opportunity for all of us to grow together. The next few years should be very interesting, and a lot of fun.” concluded Hanks.
Jason Patison, MAVTV’s Programming Director added “Must See Racing TV is a great addition to MAVTV's grass roots racing line-up, its high quality, exciting racing that our viewers will enjoy.”
This latest addition helps insure that Must See Racing programming remains one of the most accessible of all major short track entities. In addition to traditional broadcast outlets, MSR programming is available in an ever-growing realm that includes live Internet streaming, video-on-demand, and through a wide array of fixed and hand-held devices.
The Xtreme TruFuel Sprint Series winged sprint cars are recognized as the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars,” and the Engine Pro Supermodified Series remains one of the most demanding and compelling forms of American motorsports. MustSeeRacing events can be found throughout the Midwest at some of the sport’s most popular and historic racing venues.
WILSON VICTORIOUS IN 65TH PAY LESS LITTLE 500
ANDERSON, Ind. (May 26, 2013) – Crawfordsville driver Jacob Wilson took advantage of lapped traffic to grab the lead with 65 laps remaining to capture the Must See Racing sanctioned 65th running of the Pay Less Little 500 on Sunday, May 26 at Anderson Speedway.
Wilson was able to pass Shane Cottle when the lapped car of Chet Fillip got in front of the leader.
His first win came in his ninth Little 500 start.
Cottle threatened Wilson hard from lap 490 to 496 when he lost an engine entering turn three.
Cottle, looking for a second Little 500 win, inherited the lead on lap 417 when Tony Hunt pitted for the second time, but it was short lived. The caution flag waved on lap 428 when Shane Hollingsworth stopped on the front straight.
On the restart Cottle got blocked by the car of Chet Fillip as it exited the pit and Wilson was able to slip inside coming off the second corner.
Finishing behind Wilson were Jo Jo Helberg, Eric Gordon in his final Little 500, Tony Elliott and Chet Fillip. All of the top five finishers were running on the lead lap. Interestingly, the top two finishers were regulars with the TURFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series.
The Little 500 win capped off a great week for Wilson at Anderson Speedway as he also won the Must See Extreme Sprint 60 on Wednesday.
The strategy game kicked into high gear with 150 laps as the leading cars of Jacob Wilson, Eric Gordon and Tony Elliott all pitted for a final time.
Pole sitter Helberg pitted for the last time on lap 310, counting on the leaders having to stop once more under caution.
The big loser in the strategy game surrounding second pit stops was Tony Hunt, who led from lap 350 to lap 416. He gained the lead when Wilson pitted along with the rest of the leaders.
Looking for his second consecutive win, Brian Tyler was leading on lap 256 when he drifted high in turn three and spun into the infield, losing four laps in the process.
Things got worse for the defending champion when Aaron Pierce spun in turn four on lap 289 and collected Tyler. That ended the night for both drivers.
Pierce did lead from lap 116 to lap 186 when he surrendered the point to Bryan Clauson when he pitted. On lap 219 Pierce tangled with Dave Darland in turn three and lost two laps.
There were seven lead changes among eight different drivers with Gordon leading 113 laps. The race was slowed 17 times for 135 laps.
65th Pay Less Little 500 Results
Sunday, May 26, 2013
POS # DRIVER LAPS
1 07 Jacob Wilson 500
2 7 Jo Jo Helberg 500
3 2 Eric Gordon 500
4 25 Tony Elliott 500
5 77 Chet Fillip 498
6 4 Shane Cottle 496
7 56 Tony Hunt 495
8 27 Brian Gerster 492
9 63 Rex Norris III 492
10 3 Garrett Green 488
11 1 Brian Gingras 481
12 10 Chris Neuenschwander 481
13 11 Kyle Henry 481
14 81 Jimmy Kite 475
15 18 Travis Welpott 471
16 12 Sondi Eden 465
17 59 Dude Teate 431
18 51 Bryan Clauson 422
19 20 Shane Hollingsworth 421
20 40 Troy Decaire 314
21 26 Aaron Pierce 287
22 44 Brian Tyler 287
23 8 Kyle Feeney 270
24 71 Joe Swanson 260
25 14 Dave Darland 245
26 74 Donnie Adams Jr. 166
27 55 Billy Wease 109
28 13 Tim Barber 103
29 35 Russ Gamester 100
30 88 Jimmy McCune 54
31 5 Bobby East 24
32 6 Jeff Bloom 15
33 48 Jim Sheets 0
65TH PAY LESS LITTLE 500 DELAYED UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT
ANDERSON, Ind. (May 25, 2013) – Persistent rain showers forced Anderson Speedway officials to postpone the 65th Pay Less Little 500 until Sunday, May 26.
Spectator Gates Open at 4 p.m. with the race starting at 8 p.m.
All rain checks will be honored for the rescheduled Sunday night event.
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JIM SHEETS BUMPS HIS WAY INTO 65TH PAY LESS LITTLE 500; 33-CAR STARTING FIELD SET FOR SATURDAY’S EVENT
ANDERSON, Ind. (May 24, 2013) – All the drama on “bump day” came down to the final minutes as Anderson driver Jim Sheets made the starting field on Friday at Anderson Speedway as the last car on the track.
Sheets was bumped from the 33rd and final spot in the field for the 65th running of the Pay Less Little 500 with less than 15 minutes remaining in qualifying.
He was bumped by Kyle Feeney, who had been bumped just minutes before by Fort Wayne rookie Kyle Henry.
Feeney turned four laps at an average speed of 75.42 miles per hour, good enough to make the field.
After Kevin Feeney failed to qualify, Sheets took the first of the two allowed runs on bump day. His times were barely fast enough to bump Brandon Whited, but he waved off the effort after three laps.
Sheets then turned four laps at an average speed of 75.74 mph, which made Whited the first alternate. While the action was taking place on the track, Whited’s engine was dismantled and he never made an attempt to get back into the field.
His speed was the fastest of the day and earned Sheets $250 for the effort.
“I was hoping to get bumped,” Sheets said after the qualifying run. “I thought we would qualify better than that.”
Sheets said the crew was prepared to make another run if he was bumped with a new set of tires on the sprint car.
“I really need to thank Aaron Pierce who worked with us on the car for several hours,” he said.
Earlier in the qualifying session Sondi Eden qualified for the 65th Pay Less Little 500 with a four-lap average speed of 75.53 mph to secure a position in the field.
“It’s been a tough week,” Eden said. “We had no practice the first two days and the car had no brakes. We still don’t have the brakes fixed, but the crew made the car stable. We need to get the brakes fixed for the race.
“The main thing is we’re in the show,” she said. “I was confident we could make the race because our practice times today (Friday) were decent. We only had one set of tires, so I was a little nervous about the heat cycles on them.”
Joining Sheets and Eden in the field on Friday were Kyle Henry and Kevin Feeney. Both Henry and Feeney were bumped from the field but were able to make successful qualifying runs.
It was a tough day for several drivers. Cory Setser made contact with the outside retaining wall during practice and Tom Patterson hit the turn four wall on his qualifying attempt.
Geoff Kaiser’s car suffered significant damage when it tangled with a push truck during practice.
The 65th Pay Less Little 500 goes green approximately at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. Tickets are available for the historic event are $29 for reserved seating.
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65th Pay Less Little 500 Round 2 Qualifying Results
65th Pay Less Little 500 Starting Lineup
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