FORMER ANDERSON MOTOR SPEEDWAY WINNER AGUILAR HOPES TO KEEP STREAK ALIVE
April 19, 2021 – Seneca, South Carolina – The last time Joey “The Ace” Aguilar visited Anderson Motor Speedway, he left with all the money and a trophy both nights. Aguilar swept both nights of competition when the USCS 360 series visited Anderson Motor Speedway in July 2014.
Aguilar is set to return to Anderson Motor Speedway for the first time since his 2014 sweep this weekend when the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro returns to Anderson Motor Speedway. It will be the first visit to Anderson for MSR since 2018.
Things will certainly be different for the Tampa, Florida driver than they were in 2014. He will be competing in a pair of 410 events against arguably the toughest winged 410-winged pavement drivers in the entire country.
“It’s been a while since I’ve ran any 410 events” explained Aguilar. ”I was fortunate enough that Shane Miller took us up north a few years back to run in some events. I haven’t run one (410 engine) a bunch, but I have run some 410 events”.to reacquaint himself with a 410 and get a feel for the American Racer tires that MSR utilizes.
“Back in 2014 we had a really good weekend the last time we visited Anderson Motor Speedway. We ended up winning both nights and made it a clean sweep. It was neat. I’d never seen the place before that weekend. I really like the track. It has more banking than the tracks we run in Florida and you can carry more corner speed. Its just a neat track to drive”.
Another interesting statistic one must ponder is that multi-time MSR champion Jimmy McCune himself is also undefeated at Anderson Motor Speedway. McCune has won the past three events contested by MSR Anderson including the most recent April 20, 2018 visit. In fact, of the past five-winged sprint car events held at Anderson Motor Speedway have all been won by McCune and Aguilar.
A stout field of car is expected including Anthony McCune, Charlie Shultz, Jeff Bloom, and Troy DeCaire among many others.
A MSR champion was not crowned in 2020 due to COVID-19. Had points been calculated, Anthony McCune would have been crowned 2020 champion.
Another interesting entry for this weekend is Plant City, Florida driver Troy DeCaire. DeCaire has already won 5 times in 2021 and is Aguilar’s arch nemesis on a regular basis while competing in Florida. Aguilar insists the rivalry between the 2 is friendly and he is eager to face Decaire on neutral ground.
”We’ve been racing against each other for a long time. That’s a good team and they’re lined up with everything we got. I look forward to racing against him. When I win, I want him to be on the track. A few weeks ago, he needed a u-joint and nobody had one. We did and loaned it to them so they could race. We didn’t blink an eye. We wanna beat him on the track not off it. I’m looking forward to racing him up there along with all the MSR guys this weekend”.
When asked what his goals for this weekend were, Aguilar was quick to answer. ”The Morgan Motorsports team wants to earn the respect of the other teams. They are tough up there. We must have our stuff right to have a chance to win. I’m surrounded by good people. Car owners Kirk and Cheryl Morgan and family, my crew chief Todd Schmidt, and the cast of characters working on the car. I think we got a winning combination. We just need to go and put it all together. We plan on running out of town a few times this year. This is not a one-time deal” concluded Aguilar.
An open practice is scheduled for this Thursday night at Anderson Motor Speedway before 2 full nights of racing action beginning Friday night April 23 and concluding Saturday night. MSR will kick off its 2021 season with a full program of racing both nights.
MSR at Anderson Speedway - April 23 & 24, 2021
"RACE DAY" EVENT PROMOTION - March 27, 2021
MUST SEE RACING READY TO KICK OFF BUSY 2021 CAMPAIGN
March 23, 2021 – Holly, MI – Must See Racing is set to begin its most ambitious schedule in the twelve-year history of the series beginning in the month of April. The Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro and the Maxima Racing Oil Must See Racing Midwest Lights will each kick off their 2021 seasons next month. Maxima Racing Oil has come on board as the new title sponsor for the second year of the Must See Racing Lights Series.
Must See Racing has seen many changes over the off season. The Must See Racing Sprint Series (MSRSS) will now entertain several multi-day events contested at the same track. The idea behind the new format is to help curb travel expenses for the teams. While running the same number of events as in past seasons, doing two-day weekends will cut the number of weekends teams normally have run in the past by half. The season long championship chase format has been replaced by the ENGINE PRO FAST CAR DASH mini-series with a points fund to be awarded at the years end Champions Banquet celebration. Additionally, traditional points fund money normally paid at seasons end will be paid out in the form of bonuses, incentives and travel guarantees during these multi-day weekends.
With many changes there is also stability. American Racer Tire remains the official tire supplier for the series for the eleventh consecutive season and Engine Pro with their product partners return for the twelfth consecutive season. In addition, the fifth year of the marketing and broadcast partnership with Speed Sport will showcase selected events to a national television audience on MAVTV.
The Maxima Racing Oil Midwest Lights Series returns for the second consecutive season, and with it, a very healthy schedule. The season will kick off April 17 at Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio for the first of 5 visits to LRP in 2021. Other events will include visits to Shady Bowl Speedway in DeGraff, Ohio twice, a lone visit to M-40 Raceway in Jones, Michigan, and an appearance at Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan May 28. The May 28 event will be a part of the inaugural American Speed U.S. Nationals which will also include the MSRSS and the Midwest Supermodified Series. In all, the series will include 9 dates in 2 states.
The MSRSS will kick off its 2021 campaign April 23-24 with a two-day event at Anderson Motor Speedway in Williamston, SC. The series will then head to Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan for arguably the biggest event in series history, the American Speed U.S. Nationals. The two-day event is expected to draw cars from all over the country with both nights racing action being featured on MAVTV. The series and Steadfast Indiana-Homes for Vets Corporation will honor America’s veterans with a special warbird flyover during Saturday’s opening ceremonies. American Speed US. Nationals is billed as a true national winged pavement sprint car event. Other events on the 2021 MSRSS schedule include visits to Michigan’s M-40 Speedway and Lorain Raceway Park. The series will head to Montgomery Motor Speedway in Montgomery, Alabama for the first time to close out the season with a two-day event October 8-9.
The most anticipated event on the 2021 MSRSS schedule may be the inaugural INDYANA SHOOTOUT June 4-5 at the Indianapolis Speedrome. The 100-lap event will feature a $25,850 total purse. In addition, a speed trials style qualifying format will see winged sprint cars and winged late models go head-to-head for a $5,000 winner-take-all event.
Another new event on the 2021 Must See Racing calendar will be the Pink Lady Classic September 24-25 at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, Idaho. The 20,000-to-win event pays homage to one of the most famous pavement sprint cars in the country. A 1968 Grant King built pink sprint car that Kenny Hamilton campaigned around the country for over 5 decades. The non-points special event will also be taped delayed for a national television audience on MAVTV. The event will also be co-sanctioned by NSRA and Speed Tour Regional Sprint Car Series.
The new look format with new venues and events promises one the most exciting seasons for Must See Racing in recent seasons.
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- MSR & SPEED SPORT Bringing Pink Lady Classic To MAVTV
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- 2020 Champions
- American Speed 2021 National Tour