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2013 Piston Power Show
Must See Racing to Participate in 47th Annual I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama
Inaugural Supermodified Champion to be Crowned on Main Stage
HOLLY, MI-January 7, 2013.....Must See Racing will have a chance to showcase their unique product to over 20,000 visitors during the 47th Annual I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama on March 15-17, 2013 in Cleveland, OH.
“If a piston makes it go, it's in the show,” and that’s why the I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama is the largest indoor showcase of cars, bikes, trucks, and aircraft in the world boasting over 600 cars, 125 motorcycles, and 8 aircraft inside the I-X Center. No piston is left behind as the show also includes military vehicles, boats, construction and agricultural equipment, and much more. With over one million square feet of space, the I-X Center is one of the largest convention and exhibition centers in the country. Its diverse event schedule includes some of the biggest consumer shows as well as many trade shows that attract over 1.5 million visitors each year.
Randy Burch, Must See Racing Supermodified Series General Manager, along with his wife Rhonda, have a long standing relationship with the organizers of this event. “My relationship with the team of organizers for this event goes back to working with them at the Grand Prix of Cleveland. and this is a continuation of that relationship which could prove to be very lucrative for both parties,” said Randy Burch. “I’m very excited to showcase the Must See Racing teams, our series sponsors and our product to a very diverse crowd at this show. It’s something different and new, and I feel that we need to explore these types of venues to help short track racing grow."
Show attendees will be able to meet the drivers and talk to 9 Time Indianapolis 500 Mile Race starter and Must See TV Color Commentator Tom Bigelow. They will also enjoy event videos showing the speed and nail biting action of Must See Racing and can have their photo taken while sitting in the Must See Racing show car.
Fans of Must See Racing will not only enjoy seeing their favorite race cars and drivers but will also be treated to displays by Summit Motorsports Park, National Tractor Pulling Championships, Hutter Performance and their dyno, Greater Akron Model T Club, The North Coast Ohio Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society & Antique Outboard Motor Club, NEO Chapter of the American Historical Truck Society, Sandusky Speedway, Historical Construction Equipment Association, Box Performance Featured Aircraft & Lorain County Remote Control Club, Military Display, Thompson Drag Raceway, and The All American Soap Box Derby Indoor Rally.
I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama show manager Steve Legerski expounded on working with the Burch’s and Must See Racing saying, “I worked with Randy and Rhonda Burch back in my Grand Prix of Cleveland day and I know that they have a passion for racing. We too have a passion for our show and we like to keep expanding our fan base, just like Must See Racing is doing.”
Legerski sees more than just a one shot deal by partnering with groups like Must See Racing. “With all of our partners, we look for long-term benefits. The cross-marketing that Must See Racing is doing to let its fan base know is essential to us to reach into the grass roots racing fans. We, like all motorsports events, need grow the fan base from the local level up.”
While fans are sure to be thrilled by the spectacle of over 10 unique Must See Racing sprint car and supermodified race cars on display, perhaps even more spectacular will be the crowning of the inaugural Must See Racing Supermodified Series Champion Kyle Edwards in front of the masses right on the main event stage. Edwards of Memphis, TN won 2 of the 3 scheduled races in the 2012 season and will be joined by his fellow supermodified competitors at the I-X Center.
Steve Legerski spoke about the Must See Champion being crowned at his event saying, "Our Main Stage is the centerpiece of our show. We are looking forward to cementing our relationship with Must See Racing and we know that the attendees will enjoy seeing the crowning of the Must See Racing Supermodified Series Champion." He went on to say, “We want our attendees to walk out of the show saying, ‘I can’t believe all the different types of cars they had on display. What a great show, we can’t wait to come back next year.”
Advance tickets for the 47th Annual I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama are available at http://www.pistonpowershow.com for a reduced online rate of $16 for adult general admission. Kids seven to twelve are only $5 while children six and under are free.
For more information on Must See Racing and “The Fastest Short Track Show in the World” fans should go to MustSeeRacing.com, LIKE Must See Racing on Facebook, and follow @MustSeeRacing on Twitter.
Must See Racing is “The Fastest Short Track Circuit in the World” sanctioning winged pavement sprint cars and supermodifieds on the finest short tracks in the country & on TV!
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VETERAN GEOFF KAISER JOINS TEAM BIOBASED.US
BIOBASED.US race team owner Suellen Wilshe announced today that veteran driver Geoff Kaiser of Fort Wayne, Indiana will join Toledo, Ohio’s Jimmy McCune forming a two car team competing in the 2013 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series. The BIOBASED.US team will operate out of a new race shop facility in Ohio with talented and experienced Jim McCune Sr. acting as crew chief and team manager.
“Don and Suellen Wilshe have given us top notch equipment and all the tools to compete at the highest level with Must See Racing. Geoff Kaiser is a perfect fit to be Jimmy’s teammate on the race track as a talented driver and as a knowledgeable set up man. We are really looking forward to starting the season at the Southern Shootout at Five Flags and Mobile in March.” said Jim McCune Sr.
The 34 year old Kaiser is a ten year veteran of Sprint Car racing and was the 2008 HOSS champion. He recently finished fifth wheeling a midget at the indoor Rumble Series.
In five years of competition at the Rumble he one of the few competitors earning a starting spot in all ten Friday and Saturday feature events.
Jim Hanks president of Must See Racing added “I have known Geoff a long time and have respected him both as a fierce competitor and a class act. He will be a great addition to our series and will fit right in with our top shelf, first class competitors and race teams. We welcome him and are very pleased to have a new driver of his caliber and outstanding character. ”
“We race at a lot of different race tracks that are different in size and banking with a variety of unique formats that presents our teams a real challenge week in and week out. 2013 is definitely going to be another exciting season with a fierce points race for the championship” concluded MSR’S Hanks.
Watch mustseeracing.com for upcoming announcements about how you can see the 2013 MSR events on television, the internet and new for next season your iPhone, I Pad or Droid.
- Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club Awards Banquet
- Working Together
- WE ARE DIFFERENT, WE ARE NOT YOUR GRANDPA'S SUPER SPRINTS
- 2012 MSRXSS Champions Banquet
- 2013 MSRXSS DVDs On Sale Now
- 2013 MSRXSS & MSRSM Schedules
- MSR at Michigan Flag Football State Championships
- Tom Bigelow - MARFC Award
- HELBERG SAVORS XTREME SPRINT SERIES TITLE
- The Triple Crown - Coming in 2013