THE MUST SEE RACING THIRD ANNUAL“SOUTHERN SHOOT OUT”
THE MUST SEE RACING THIRD ANNUAL“SOUTHERN SHOOT OUT”
OPENS SEASON WITH POWERHOUSE FIELD
March 11, 2014
The Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series opens the 2014 season at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida on Friday April 11 and Mobile International Speedway on Saturday April 12 with a powerhouse lineup of race teams and drivers from across the country and Canada.
“The MSR season opening Southern Shoot Out will have many of the country’s best winged sprint car teams that are competitively very, very closely matched which makes for great racing“ stated MSR president Jim Hanks.” The level of competition, quality of cars and outstanding group of drivers has supported our efforts to present and showcase the best racing entertainment possible for the race fans” concluded Hanks.
Brian Gerster and California’s JoJo Helberg were literally tied in points going into the final 2013 points feature at Berlin Raceway last year with Jacob Wilson and Aaron Pierce just a tick behind them. Unfortunately mechanical problems took JoJo out of the race. It was no doubt one of the most exciting, closest and hard fought championship battles in our history. Brian Gerster fought through early season mechanical gremlins putting on one of the most consistent and spectacular seasons in memory with four feature wins and six fast time awards. It sure was an exciting, intense and entertaining season. You can bet the excitement, intensity and close wheel to wheel competition will start all over again when the green flag waives at this year’s Southern Shoot Out” continued Hanks.
The opener, in just over four weeks will have several new driver/owner combinations and several new teams including outstanding and talented rookies Garrett Green the 2013 Pay Less Little 500 rookie of the year, from Valrico, Florida and Ty DeCaire from Wesley Chapel, Florida. David Byrne from Shullsberg, Wisconsin is working to complete a new car in time to be on hand to vie for rookie of the year honors. These new teams will debut during the third annual Southern Shoot Out with over twenty cars from eight states and Canada already entered in the event.
2013 MSRXSS champion Brian Gerster of Fishers, Indiana will be in the potent Dick Myers owned #50 and Canadian Ryan Litt the 2013 Five Flags feature winner will be joined by Troy DeCaire, Aaron Pierce, Brian Olson, Brian Tyler, Jimmy McCune, Tim Cox, Todd Fayard, Dave Baumgartner, Jim Sheets, Kevin Blue the 2013 MSRXSS rookie of the year, Tyler Underwood, newcomers Garrett Green and Ty DeCaire, Tyler Roahrig, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer and fan favorite Jeff Bloom, veteran Jerry Caryer and others. Jacob Wilson the 2013 Must See Racing 60 and Pay Less Little 500 winner is also expected to compete.
If the new driver/team combinations are any indication of what to expect in 2014, this will be a very exciting eighteen race season for Must See Racing fans at the tracks and on the MSR television programming.
Celebrating the Life of J. Rebman Jr.
Ask Bruce Rebman anything…and if he didn’t know the answer, he’d quickly find it for you. An intelligent man of many talents, he was more than racing and golfing…but he sure loved racingand golfing!
Bruce passed away Saturday morning March 1, 2014 in the Emergency Room of MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a sudden illness. He was 57.
Born James Bruce Rebman, Jr. May 12, 1956 in Ashland, the son of James Bruce Rebman, Sr. and Delores (Woods) Rebman, he was graduated from Madison High School in 1974.
Engines and trucks and race cars were always an interest to Bruce, so it was only natural that he would purchase his father’s business Rebman Truck Service. Bruce operated the truck repair garage and trucking service (mostly bulk cement and general freight) with a fleet of 20 trucks.
He owned and operated Rebman Motor Sports, and travelled the sprint car racing circuit across the Eastern U.S. He was active with Must See Racing and Hoss Racing .
Bruce golfed with two leagues at Forest Hills Golf Course and was a member of Sons of Herman. He enjoyed woodworking, building furniture and toys, and built not only the cabinets for his home – but the whole log home.
He had a smile that was a glimpse to his generous heart, and was always willing to help others.
He is dearly loved by his family: his wife Denise (Kissel) Rebman, whom he married September 18, 1981 and was his travel companion to numerous tropical destinations; their children Wendy & Joshua Ball of Bellville, Jason & Mindy Kemp of Mansfield and Michelle & Kurt Rood of Columbus. Bruce cherished his grandchildren, and from a seat in his lap always ate popcorn with Chandler Ball, Mason Ball, Emmie Kemp, Laynie Kemp and Liam Rood, and was looking forward to a new granddaughter-on-the-way. Also surviving are a sister Diana (Barry Schenker) Rebman, M.D. of Berkley, CA; a brother Christopher (David Brownfield) Rebman of Los Angeles, CA and his mother-in-law Shirley J. Kissel Nelson of Mansfield.
He was preceded in death by his son Joseph Bradley “Joe” Rebman in a racing accident August 11, 2006, and also by a grandson Kyle Landen Ball, his parents, and father-in-law Robert L. Kissel.
The Rebman family will receive friends Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 1 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. in Berean Baptist Church, 2145 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield, where a worship service, giving thanks for the life of Bruce Rebman will be held Friday at 10 a.m. Pastor TJ Waters will officiate. Burial will follow in Shenandoah Cemetery.
Contributions to fund his grandchildren’s education may be made through the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rebman family, and private messages of sympathy and support may be made online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com
J. Bruce Rebman, Jr.
May 12, 1956 ~ March 01, 2014
From: Mansfield, Ohio
Visitation: Thursday, March 06, 2014 from 1:00-4:00 P.M. and 5:00-8:00 P.M. at Berean Baptist Church
Funeral: Friday, March 07, 2014 at 10:00 A.M.at Berean Baptist Church
Burial: Shenandoah Cemetery, Shenandoah, Ohio
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66th Pay Less Little 500 Ticket Sales
(February 12, 2014) - Anderson Speedway has published the ticket order form for the 66th Pay
Less Little 500 scheduled for Saturday, May 24. The legendary event features 33 of the top
pavement sprint car drivers in the country.
Ticket reservations are available for the Pay Less Little 500 at $30 per seat. All seats are reserved.
For additional information or to order your tickets, contact Anderson Speedway from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Monday through Friday at (765) 642-0206.
The format of the Pay Less Little 500 is unique to Sprint Car racing. The starting grid is comprised of 33 cars in 11 rows of three, charging to the green flag. Two mandatory pits stops are required during the challenging 500-lap event. Billed as one of the most entertaining races in auto racing, fans will be filled with anticipation in the most exciting start to a racing event.
Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series regular competitor Jacob Wilson took advantage of
lapped traffic to grab the lead with 65 laps remaining to capture the 65th running of the Pay
Less Little 500 on Sunday, May 26.
Cottle applied pressure to Wilson in the closing stages, but his bid for a second victory ended on lap 496 when the engine expired on the Contos Racing No. 4.
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.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT ANDERSON SPEEDWAY AT (765) 642-0206
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