The action in the Must See...
The action in the Must See Xtreme Sprint Series is always cloase as Hank Lower (No. 37) battles with Kyle Flint. Photo by David Sink
The Must See group has heavy hitters from seven states and Canada that race in the series including un-rivaled Florida pavement racer David Steele and USAC driver Bobby East, along with a number of other drivers that have shown series interest in the Hanks racing endeavor.
Hanks also increased the length of the races to 30 laps for the larger tracks and 50-60 laps on the small bullrings. Additionally, new racing formats were introduced to provide more racing excitement for the fans like the Must See Racing 20/20 at Auto City Speedway and the Fast Car Slash at Berlin Raceway.
"Must See Racing has nationally recognized tracks and events including the Little 500 classic Sprint Car race at Anderson Speedway and the Joe James/Pat O'Connor memorial at Salem Speedway and others," says Hanks. "This year our race teams were unbelievably competitive; at Kalamazoo Speedway, 17 out of our 27 cars broke the track record. At Slinger Speedway, 10 guys broke the world's quarter-mile record, led by veteran Jeff Bloom turning a blistering 9.90-second lap, the Little 500 was the fastest field in the 62 year history of the event and the list goes on," stated Hanks.
The 2010 season, with the new Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series big time events, race teams and outstanding car count has lead to a very substantial growth with its television coverage. Adding Rick Benjamin as the lead announcer with Argabright and Bigelow, now has event tape delayed broadcasts going to over 90 million households nationally plus worldwide distribution on RaceFans TV.
With the current national direction toward green energy, Hanks pointed out the series entitlement sponsor is Bio Based US, a world leader in agriculture bio technology. And it gets better. "The company president, Don Wilshe and his wife, Suellen, field a car in the series piloted by Michigan driver Jason Blonde," he added.
Jim Hanks is betting a bunch of his own money that his new concept will pay big dividends with the tracks, the teams, the drivers, and most importantly, the fans. Judging by his success to date, he's off to a good start.
A full field readies for competition...
A full field readies for competition at Anderson Speedway in Indiana, one of the first tracks to showcase the Must See Xtreme Sprint Series. Photo by David Sink
71 year old Hank Lower took...
71 year old Hank Lower took the checkered flag at Anderson in 2009. He's pictured here with Anderson owner Rich Dawson in Victory Lane. Photo by David Sink
Must See Racing sanctioned...
Must See Racing sanctioned the 2010 Little 500 at Anderson. Photo by David Sink