HOLLY, MI – JUNE 24, 2013 – The Indianapolis area will rock with speed and horsepower on Saturday night, June 29 as Lucas Oil Raceway hosts a double-header racing program from Must See Racing. The Engine Pro Supermodified Series presented by Oliver Parts will be making their first appearance of supers at LOR which will also mark the first time the supermodifieds have thrilled fans at this track since 1995.
The sweeping 5/8-mile oval at LOR is a natural for open wheel competition and the ground-pounding supermodified machines are some of the most compelling machines in all motorsport. Featuring powerful engines and sophisticated aerodynamics and suspensions, it is expected that the current supermodified track record of 18.202 seconds, (135.692 MPH avg), set in 1995 by Davey Hamilton will be broken. Their visits to LOR have been few and far between through the years, adding a level of interest and anticipation to this visit.
Canadian driver Dave McKnight is a pre-race favorite as he hopes to extend his string of 2013 supermodified victories. McKnight captured the Winchester round on May 18 and backed it up with a second victory one day later at Anderson. The former supermodified champion will take the Must See Racing Engine Pro Supermodified Series point lead into this event. McKnight’s car owner Gary Morton was one of the competitors at the 1995 race and was one of the top qualifiers. Both Canadians bring a wealth of knowledge to a track that has seen very little supermodified racing during it’s storied history.
Fellow Canadian competitor Ryan Litt is a late entrant to the supermodified portion of the event and will be pulling double duty as the Must See Racing TruFuel Xtreme Sprint Series, which he also competes in, will join the supermodifieds for one very dynamic and thrilling “Night of Speed.”
Litt won’t be the only driver competing in both divisions as “Bulldog” Jimmy McCune will also try his hand in both the supermodifieds and sprint cars. These racers along with a host of other supermodified hot-shoes including Californian Kyle Vanderpool, 2012 MSR Engine Pro Supermodified Series Champion Kyle Edwards, “The First Lady of Speed” Sondi Eden, “Hollywood” Mike McVetta, 2012 Must See Racing Xtreme Speed Challenge Champion Jim Paller and “Dandy” Danny Shirey are also expected to race.
The fan-friendly atmosphere of Must See Racing will be on full display at Lucas Oil Raceway, with an autograph session, show car, and various displays on the concourse behind the main grandstand. Fans are encouraged to bring cameras and Sharpie pens as they will have full access to competitors during the autograph session and following the racing program.
Pit Gates open at 1pm. The main grandstand opens along with hot laps starting at 4pm. Qualifications begin at 5:30pm, Opening Ceremonies at 7pm and Racing at 7:15pm.
Ticket prices are reasonably priced with Adult Spectator being $25 (General Admission), Senior Citizen (65 and older) $20 (General Admission), Children (12 & under) – FREE. Pit Passes are $35. Parking is $5. Camping is available at the Raceview Family Campground conveniently located (50 FEET from Lucas Oil Raceway gate 4P) on Co Rd 1000 E directly across from the Raceway. contacted by calling (317) 852-5737, emailing email@example.com, or visiting RaceviewCampground.com.
Both series will run a full program of time trials, heat races, and a 30-lap features that can be seen tape delayed on MAVTV, DirecTV and other cable outlets to over 100 million households with hosts Rick Benjamin, Dave Argabright and Tom Bigelow.