PINK LADY CLASSIC FIELD NEARLY SET
September 24, 2021 – Meridian, Idaho – The starting field for tonight’s’ 7th annual Pink Lady Classic at Meridian Speedway is nearly set. Only two spots remain and will be filled with a 15-lap Last Chance Qualifier prior to the 100-lap finale. Teams will be vying for chance to win $20,000 from the total purse of nearly $52,000.
The event will be a points race for NSRA and Speed Tour with a promotional involvement from Must See Racing presented by Engine Pro.
British Columbia, Canada driver Aaron Willison set a new track record and the right to claim the pole position for tonight’s event. Willison was the only driver to crack the 10 second barrier when he ripped a lap of 10.903 seconds around the 8-degree banked quarter- mile speedway. The right to lead the field for tonight’s event was worth $500 for Willison.
Several heavy hitters missed the transfer to the A-main during heat race preliminaries and were forced to crack the A-main starting lineup through the B-main including Eric Humphries, Bryan Warf, Jimmy McCune, Randy Dubois, and Matt Elliott among others.
Humphries led wire-to-wire to capture the 20-lap ‘Tom Elliott Sportsman Classic’ and secure a spot in tonight’s 100-lap Pink Lady Classic. The win was worth $1,000 for Humphries.
Willison and second fastest qualifier Colton Nelson received automatic starting spots and were locked into the feature event by virtue of their qualifying times. The duo will make up the front row for tonight’s event.
PINK LADY CLASSIC STARTING LINEUP
Row 1 Aaron Willison – Colton Nelson
Row 2 Austyn Gossell – Ryan Newman
Row 3 Riley Rogers – Casey Tillman
Row 4 Bryan Gossell – Kris Muhler
Row 5 Aiden Spiers – Kyle Alberding
Row 6 Troy DeCaire – Eric Humphries
Row 7 Bryan Warf – Jimmy McCune
Row 8 Ryan Burdett – Jimmy McCune
Row 9 Matt Elliott – Ron Larson
Row 10 DJ Lyons – Randy Dubois
Row 11 Connor Elliott – Rob Grice
Row 12 Preston Henderson -
PINK LADY CLASSIC NOW OVER 30 ENTRANTS
September 14, 2021 – The seventh annual Pink Lady Classic at Meridian Speedway is less than two weeks away and the expected entry list is now well over 30 and growing. This year’s event is paying a whopping $20,000-to-win and is drawing some of the biggest names in the sport.
The co-sanctioned NSRA / Speed Tour event also includes a promotional partnership interest with Must See Racing presented by Engine Pro. In addition, media attention from FloRacing, MAVTV, and Speed Sport are helping to draw additional fan and competitor interest. Currently, the entry list that is being assembled for this event may be one of the strongest for a winged pavement sprint car event in many seasons.
Five-time MSR champion Jimmy McCune headlines a list that features many champions from a multitude of pavement sprint car series from across the country. McCune has rarely competed in other than MSR events and his entry for this event is a surprise for many.
Other champions of note include three-time King of the Wing champion Eric Humphries, former NSRA champions Aaron Willison and Andy Alberding, former Speed Tour champions Colton Nelson and Casey Tillman, and recently crowned Inland Winged Sprints champion Randy Dubois among many others.
To date, drivers from seven different states and Canada are represented. The current entry list is at thirty-three and growing. Race officials anticipate nearly forty cars or more by the time of the event.
The race pays tribute to the famed 1969 Grant King built “Pink Lady” sprint car. The car has competed for decades in pavement sprint car events around the country. The car was driven much of its career by the legendary Idaho driver Kenny Hamilton. The eighty-year-old Hamilton is entered in this year’s event in a modern BEAST chassis car.
The event will kick off Thursday September 23 with an open practice. Racing action will begin on Friday night September 24 with the “Tom Elliott Sportsman Classic”. The weekend will conclude with the $20,000-to-win “Pink Lady Classic” on Saturday night September 25.
For those unable to attend the event it will be available as a live stream on speedcast.tv and FloRacing. Taped delayed coverage of the event will be shown on MAVTV at a later date. Speedsport.com, sprintcarandmidget.com, and Facebook page Pavement Pounders will also provide event coverage over the course of the weekend.
Current entries as of September 14, 2021:
4 Aiden Spiers – Oregon
6 Bryan Gossel - Colorado
7 Randy DuBois – Washington
8 Kaleb Johnson - Idaho
8a Tony Offutt – Oregon
12 Ron Larson – B.C., Canada
13 Preston Henderson - Idaho
15 Eric Humphries – California
16 Austyn Gossel - Colorado
16 Rob Grice – Idaho
22 DJ Lyons – Idaho
22 Richie Larson – B.C, Canada
24 Matt Elliott – Idaho
26 David Parrie - Idaho
28 Colton Nelson – Idaho
32 Andy Alberding – Oregon
33 Kyle Alberding – Oregon
36 Ryan Burdett – Utah
36a Austin Luttmer - Utah
41 Aaron Willison – B.C., Canada
49 Marlon Pense - Idaho
63 Brent Collins - Idaho
68 Mike Anderson – Idaho
69 Trevor Anderson - Idaho
71 Riley Rogers - Idaho
81 Casey Tillman – Idaho
81t Mike Murgoitio – Idaho
88 Jimmy McCune - Ohio
91 Bryan Warf – Idaho
95 Chris Muhler - Colorado
98 Kenny Hamilton - Idaho
99 Cory Lockwood - Idaho
MUST SEE RACING 2021 SEASON WINDING DOWN
September 2, 2021 – Preparations for the final stretch of the 2021 season are underway for the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro and the Maxima Racing Oils Midwest Lights Series. In addition, Must See Racing will be a part of the 7th annual “Pink Lady Classic” at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, Idaho.
Must See Racing will take on a promotional role in the “Pink Lady Classic” September 24-25. The race annually pays homage to the legendary pink 1969 Grant King sprint car that Kenny Hamilton competed in for nearly five decades. The NSRA/Speed Tour event will pay a whopping $20,000 to win on Saturday night. Both nights racing action will be televised at a later date on MAVTV as part of the Speed Sport / Must See Racing program.
The following weekend will see the MSR Lights series in action October 2-3 at M-40 Speedway in Jones, Michigan. It will be the first-ever visit for the MSR Lights series to M-40. The series will feature two complete days of racing. The Lights series has proven to be highly competitive in 2021. There have been six different winners of the seven events held including Jason Rader at the Shady Bowl on Aug.13 and Joshua Sexton on Aug. 21 at Lorain County Raceway Park each celebrating their first MSR feature wins in victory lane.
The MSR 410 series will head south to Montgomery (Alabama) Speedway October 8-9. It will be the first time the series has been to Alabama in several seasons. Two days of full racing and complete programs are planned. It will also be the first visit to Montgomery Speedway. The event is expected to draw several new cars who don’t regularly compete with the series including local Alabama late model standout Dave Mader III. Mader finished runner-up in the ARCA event at Talladega Super Speedway in April. Mader III will be making his MSR debut.
The 2021 MSR season will conclude with another two-day event at Lorain County Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio October 16-17. The weekend will include two full days of action at the track that had become the unofficial home to the MSR lights. This will be the fifth and sixth time the series has competed at LCRP this season. A MSR Lights champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the weekend.
For more info on the remaining 2021 events log onto www.mustseeracing.com
PHOTO CREDIT: Scott McIlwain
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