Must See Racing Celebrates Champions

Must See Racing Celebrates Champions

Liguori Podium

Joe Liguori (left) was honored with Should See Racing’s 410 Driver of the 12 months Award on Saturday evening. (Kelly Poole photo)

PERRYSBURG, Ohio – Should See Racing honored its major performers from the 2021 racing season on Saturday night time for the duration of the sanctioning body’s Celebration of Champions offered by Engine Pro, held at the Fremont Pike Good quality Inn.

Much more than $25,000 in prize dollars and contingency awards had been handed out as the pavement winged sprint motor vehicle sanctioning human body shut the reserve on its 12th time of operations and appeared forward toward the new 12 months. 

Among the drivers and groups recognized had been the leading 15 from the Motor Professional Fast Motor vehicle Dash mini-sequence for the Will have to See Racing Dash Motor vehicle Series, as perfectly as the leading 10 from the Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series time-extensive position standings.

Charlie Schultz and Jimmy McCune were being feted as co-champions for the 5-race Speedy Auto Dash mini-series, owing to a tie in the closing details, although Joey Wyckoff was regarded as the next winner in as a lot of seasons for the rising Midwest Lights division for 602 crate motor-powered equipment.

“We have a fierce rivalry on the race observe, but on a night time like this we know how to have a very little little bit of pleasurable as well,” noted McCune of Schultz. “Rumor has it that just after this is all over, we’re going to find a way to break that tie somehow (laughter).”

Extra Wyckoff, “It’s been an honor and a privilege to compete with Need to See Racing and to be standing listed here as the Midwest Lights champion for 2021 is a little something I’ll remember for a extended time. We’re not positive what the foreseeable future holds correct now for my Will have to See Racing vocation, but we recognize anything Jim and Nancy Hanks, as perfectly as Maxima Racing Oil and Motor Pro have performed for the sequence this year.”

The two greatest honors handed out Saturday night arrived at the pretty close of the application, both supplied to unsuspecting motorists who have made a important effect in Need to See Racing’s nationwide 410 sprint car scene.

Tom Jewell was named the inaugural receiver of the new Jerry Caryer Iron Guy Award, recognizing the driver who not only attended the most Will have to See Racing countrywide functions about the past 5 seasons, but also created the most dependable optimistic influence on the sequence and sanctioning system all through that time.

The Jerry Caryer Iron Person Award is in memory of the late Caryer, a person of Should See Racing’s longest tenured competitors who handed away unexpectedly in August of 2020. It features a plaque offered to the driver as perfectly as a perpetual trophy which will stay at Have to See Racing’s Michigan foundation of functions.

“I’m entirely blown away,” explained Jewell. “I was not expecting this at all. It’s a correct honor, as Jerry was a mate to so quite a few of us and a valued competitor in this collection. We certainly pass up him.”

Meanwhile, Joe Liguori was named Have to See Racing’s 410 Driver of the Yr on the toughness of a breakout year that observed him document two attribute victories, 3 speedy qualifying situations and – experienced there been a season-prolonged details process in spot for 2021 – would have offered him a championship in three out of 4 possible scenarios.

“If there wasn’t heading to be a major trophy this 12 months, this is the award you want to carry again to the shop,” Liguori pointed out next his acceptance speech. “We experienced a terrific calendar year with the No. 13 car or truck and, hopefully, we can locate a way to major it in the course of the year to occur.”

Need to See Racing Dash Vehicle Series sponsor Engine Pro’s Tom Stuyvesant was the night’s keynote speaker, while Have to See Racing founder and president Jim Hanks shipped the yearly Condition of the Series Handle to kick off the plan.

In the course of that speech, Hanks famous a renewed perception of enthusiasm surrounding the sanction’s approaching strategies for both the national 410 collection and the Midwest Lights, as well as a return to a full-year details construction and year-ending factors fund for the national tour this year.

“Where we’ve been was actually superior and supplied our fans with a ton of enjoyment, but I imagine in which we’re likely has the opportunity to be the finest year we have ever experienced,” noted Hanks.

Need to See Racing’s event plan will commence April 28-30 with its countrywide 410 dash motor vehicle tour competing at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway for the initially time.