David D. Mateer Tribute at Jennerstown Speedway
AMERICAN RACER CONTINUES AS THE OFFICIAL TIRE OF MUST SEE RACING
The Must See Racing Sprint Series has announced that American Racer will continue as the official and exclusive series tire for the next three years (2021 thru 2023).
Must See Racing president Jim Hanks said, “From the day back in March 2011 that MSR selected American Racer, their management team, engineers and our series distributor, Wayne Bishop of Michigan American Racer LLC has delivered on every commitment and promise enabling MSR to not only meet, but exceed, our three original objectives of safety, presenting a level and competitive playing field for our competitors, and significantly reducing tire costs for our teams.”
Tires are one of the most important components in racing, creating a difficult and complex dynamic for competitors and officials alike. As the overall costs of racing challenges race teams the American Racer tire has leveled the playing field between wide spread tire budgets while significantly reducing all competitors tire expenses.
“I really appreciate and respect American Racer’s continued and ongoing commitment to product quality and competitive pricing. Performance has been the foundation of our series and our outstanding relationship. The quality of our first class race teams, their spectacular record setting performance competing on the American Racer tire objectively speaks for itself,” concluded Hanks.
“It is with great pleasure we continue and extend our long standing relationship with Must See Racing showcasing our brand and American Racer tires with the World’s Fastest Short Track Cars” added Specialty Tires of America Director of Racing, Scott Junod.
MSR is based in Holly, Michigan and features 410 CI unlimited horsepower winged pavement sprint cars competing at some of the most historic and notable tracks in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast regions of America including the upcoming American Racer “DAVID D. MATEER TRIBUTE” at Jennerstown Speedway (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 12, 2020.
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Jimmy McCune Returns To Must See Racing Victory Lane
LORAIN, Ohio – Jimmy McCune continued his family’s run of dominance in the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro by returning to victory lane Saturday night at Lorain County Speedway.
After being bested by his nephew Anthony during the opening doubleheader at Wisconsin’s Golden Sands Speedway one week earlier, the five-time defending series champion rekindled his traditional dominance by ruling the roost at the third-mile Ohio short track.
McCune took command on lap 15 from polesitter Craig Mintz and led the remaining distance, pulling away down the stretch for his 34th career Must See Racing victory by .888 seconds over Troy DeCaire.
The race marked the third round of the Must See Racing winged sprint car points season, and it was the third feature in a row to go uninterrupted from green to checkered once the first lap was completed.
Mintz, normally a dirt-track mainstay in Ohio, hung on for a strong finish in third. He was trailed by Anthony McCune and local favorite Charlie Schultz.
Sixth through 10th were Kevin Feeney, Joe Speakman, Tom Jewell, Christian Koehler and Jacob Dolinar.
Saturday’s event was an emotional affair, after the passing of longtime Must See Racing sprint regular and past championship runner-up Jerry Caryer in the hours prior to the Lorain County event.
A missing-man salute was performed during the three-wide parade lap in Caryer’s honor.
The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season continues Sept. 5 with the non-points Pay Less Little 500 at Indiana’s Anderson Speedway. Kody Swanson is the defending champion of the Little 500.
1. 88-Jimmy McCune, 2. 36-Troy DeCaire, 3. 11m-Craig Mintz, 4. 8-Anthony McCune, 5. 9s-Charlie Schultz, 6. 6k-Kevin Feeney, 7. 72s-Joe Speakman, 8. 7-Tom Jewell, 9. 10k-Christian Koehler, 10. 13-Jacob Dolinar, 11. 12-Kyle Capodice, 12. 8a-Adam Biltz, 13. 11g-Tom Geren, 14. 51s-Joshua Sexton, 15. 99s-Craig Sharfenberg Jr., 16. 42-Jason Blonde, 17. 26-Jeff Bloom, 18. 85-Rick Holley.
Anthony McCune Completes MSR Weekend Sweep
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. – It may have taken Anthony McCune five years to notch his first Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro win, but it took him just one race to add his second.
McCune completed a weekend sweep with Must See Racing on Saturday during the second half of the asphalt winged sprint car tour’s opening doubleheader at Wisconsin’s Golden Sands Speedway.
The nephew of five-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune took a page out of his title-winning uncle’s playbook with a performance of dominant proportions at the third-mile paved oval. He passed Charlie Schultz for the top spot on lap 30 of 50 and went on to victory by 4.833 seconds.
Jimmy McCune got to second with 12 to go but had nothing for his young nephew, with Schultz holding on to complete the podium.
As for Anthony McCune, his philosophy boiled down to a simple statement in victory lane when asked if he was worried about being challenged in the closing laps.
“I glanced at the scoreboard and saw Jimmy in second, but then when I looked across (the infield) and saw him on the other straightaway, I figured he wasn’t going to get close enough to be able to have a run at me,” the younger McCune said with a chuckle. “We just wanted one and now we’ve got two. It’s pretty cool and hopefully we can keep it going. This has been a great place to race all weekend long.”
Bobby Santos crossed fourth after rallying from a spin on a lap-19 restart, with Jason Blonde fifth.
Prior to Santos’ spin, the feature’s lone red flag waved after Troy DeCaire and Joe Liguori got together while racing through slower traffic, eliminating both cars as a result of the incident.
The night’s scariest crash came during heat race action, when Jacob Dolinar’s No. 13 went end over end three times on the frontstretch before coming to rest. Dolinar was uninjured and walked away.
DeCaire topped qualifying with a lap of 10.544 seconds, while Anthony McCune and Rick Holley won their respective heat races.
The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season continues Aug. 15 at Lorain (Ohio) County Speedway.
1. 8-Anthony McCune, 2. 88-Jimmy McCune, 3. 9s-Charlie Schultz, 4. 22a-Bobby Santos, 5. 42-Jason Blonde, 6. 75c-Jerry Caryer, 7. 7-Tom Jewell, 8. 85-Rick Holley, 9. 6k-Kevin Feeney, 10. 13-Joe Liguori, 11. 36-Troy DeCaire, 12. 8a-Adam Biltz, 13. 26-Jeff Bloom.
Fast Qualifier: 36-Troy DeCaire, 10.544 seconds
Heat #1 winner: 8-Anthony McCune
Heat #2 winner: 85-Rick Holley
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