Lucas Oil Raceway Added To Must See Calendar

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Lucas Oil Raceway Added
Brian Gerster, seen here at Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway, won the last Must See Racing sprint car event held at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2012. The series returns there in May. (Jacob Seelman photo)

HOLLY, Mich. – After an eight-year absence, the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series will return to Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind., as part of its 2020 schedule.

The World’s Fastest Short Track Cars will compete at the .686-mile paved oval on May 9, marking the series’ second race in the Midwestern portion of its season and the second race at LOR in series history.

The event will serve as the opening round of the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash Series for 2020, replacing one of the two previously-scheduled dates at Michigan’s Berlin Raceway.

Both Berlin dates have been removed from Must See Racing’s 2020 event calendar.

The only prior appearance by the Must See Racing sprint cars at Lucas Oil Raceway came on July 9, 2012. On that day, Brian Gerster set the all-time LOR track record at 17.407 seconds (141.874 mph) in qualifying before going on to win the feature later that night.

The Must See Racing appearance at LOR will be part of the three-day Indy Revolution, May 7-9, featuring drag racing on the LOR drag strip Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the Must See Racing sprint cars headline action on the oval track Saturday night.

“It’s funny how things work out; I actually tripped over the Must See Racing series in a way, but started doing research and thought it would make a great idea and a great time for the fans at Lucas Oil Raceway,” said Indy Revolution promoter Mike Moore. “With the whole deal spanning over three days and ending with a race on the oval, it’s a complete automotive event that we feel should be a great time for the fans and for automotive enthusiasts of all kinds.

“We’ve been saying that ‘the Indy Revolution is coming,’ because back in the 80s, this used to happen with car shows, drag racing and oval-track racing … and we hope to bring back that tradition in May.”

The Lucas Oil Raceway event will directly follow Must See Racing’s Midwestern opener at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway, making for a pivotal early-season swing through the Hoosier State when it comes to the championship points race.

“We are extremely excited to return to a top-class facility like Lucas Oil Raceway as we go into our second decade of competition in 2020,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “Our first visit there back in 2012 was highlighted by some exceptional competition, and we hope to improve upon that in May, especially when you factor in the growth in talent and car counts that Must See Racing has experienced over the past year.

“Lucas Oil Raceway will provide another marquee event for our racers and fans in 2020 and we look forward to rolling into the track with The World’s Fastest Short Track Cars in a few short months.”

Details on the replacement date and venue for the second race of the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash mini-series will be announced at a later date.