HOLLY, Mich. – After a three-month stretch plagued by rain, the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro is finally getting to the proverbial “meat and potatoes” of its season.
The stretch run toward the championship kicks off Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25, with a doubleheader split between the rivaling states of Michigan and Ohio.
Aptly named Border Wars Weekend, the two-day sojourn will see the stars of Must See Racing visit the three-eighths-mile Owosso Speedway in Ovid, Mich., before journeying back south to the half-mile Sandusky (Ohio) Speedway for a matinee showing on Sunday in front of a new crowd for the series.
While Must See Racing has visited Owosso Speedway at least once every year since 2016, with the tour’s inaugural run at the track coming in the 2014 campaign, Sandusky joins the calendar for the first time.
A new crowd is a source of optimism for the series, as are two events on back-to-back days, after just three events being completed from May through the middle of August due to wet weather.
This weekend’s festivities mark the fourth and fifth races of the year, with Anthony McCune – the nephew of four-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune – leading the series into battle.
Anthony McCune heads the point standings by 14 markers over Charlie Schultz, who picked up his first Must See Racing win last year and is vying for his maiden series title this time around.
For Anthony to maintain his grip on the season lead, however, he’ll have to fend off an all-star field of drivers led by his uncle Jimmy, a three-time Owosso winner who most recently swept the two series stops at the facility in 2017 en route to his third of four championship trophies.
Also expected to attend the Border Wars double are title contender and Ohio favorite Schultz, two-time Owosso winner Brian Gerster; National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom; series veterans Tom Jewell and Jerry Caryer; and standout rookie driverss Joe Liguori, Bobby Komisarski and Jacob Dolinar.
On Saturday at Owosso, the pit gates open at noon, with hot laps for all divisions kicking off at 2 p.m. Qualifying rolls off at 5 p.m. and racing begins at the three-eighths-mile at 7 p.m.
Sunday at Sandusky, the pit gates for the Buckeye State Shootout open at 10 a.m., however hot laps won’t roll off until 2 p.m. local time. Qualifying follows at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m.
The Midwest Compact Touring Series will join the Must See Racing sprints on both event cards, while the Owosso Speedway pure stocks also hit the track for the Saturday portion of the weekend.