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Montgomery Named New Host Of Season-Opening MSR Weekend

Montgomery Motor Speedway LogoHOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro officials have announced a change to the tour’s 2020 season-opening weekend, scheduled for April 17-18.

Originally set to take place at South Carolina’s Anderson Motor Speedway, the two-day event will shift south and be held at Montgomery Motor Speedway in central Alabama.

The Southern Speed Shootout will mark the first time in Must See Racing’s history that the series will race at Montgomery, as well as the first time the series has sanctioned a race in Alabama in six years.

Brian Gerster won the most recent Must See Racing stop in the Yellowhammer State, an event at Mobile Int’l Speedway in March of 2014.

April’s pair of points-paying events will mark the first time unrestricted winged 410 sprint cars have competed at the half-mile Montgomery oval, which dates back to 1956 as a pavement track and operated as a dirt track for three years prior to being surfaced with asphalt.

“To put it simply, I’m really excited for Must See Racing to be making a visit to Montgomery Motor Speedway,” said track promoter Stan Narrison. “The entertainment value that Jim Hanks and his series bring to the table and the speed that unrestricted 410s will have when they fly around here in April is second-to-none. This two day weekend will be a can’t-miss event on our 2020 calendar and we can’t wait to get to April and welcome the cars and stars of Must See Racing to Montgomery for the first time.”

The all-time Montgomery sprint car track record of 15.038 seconds (119.697 mph) was set by Bobby Santos III on April 3, 2016, a mark that Must See Racing teams will no doubt be taking aim at during the Southern Speed Shootout as they look to open the new season on a strong note.

“At Must See Racing, we pride ourselves in leading the way when it comes to innovation in our race formats, diversity in scheduling and putting on exciting competition for the race fans, and we’re very excited to make our first trip to Montgomery Motor Speedway in April,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “After a 2019 season that was filled with new talent and a thrilling points battle that went down to the last race of the year, we look forward to continuing that momentum into the upcoming season with an exciting season-opening weekend in Alabama.”

Updated 2020 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series Schedule (as of Nov. 25)

April 17 – Montgomery Motor Speedway – Montgomery, Ala.
April 18 – Montgomery Motor Speedway – Montgomery, Ala.
May 2 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind.
May 9 – Lucas Oil Raceway – Brownsburg, Ind.
May 23 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind. (Pay Less Little 500) *
June 13 – Lorain County Speedway – Lorain, Ohio
June 27 – TBA – TBA
July 18 – Lorain County Speedway – Lorain, Ohio
Aug. 6 – Golden Sands Speedway – Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
Aug. 7 – Golden Sands Speedway – Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
Aug. 22 – Owosso Speedway – Ovid, Mich.
Sept. 12 – Jennerstown Speedway – Jennerstown, Pa.
Oct. 16 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C.
Oct. 17 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C.

Jacob Seelman
Freelance Writer
Series Announcer for Must See Racing