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11:30 AM 1/22/12
TANNER SWANSON TO COMPETE IN MUST SEE RACING
HOLLY, Mich. – Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg, California will pilot the Tom Brewer owned Speedchasers #64 in the 2012 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series announced team officials today.
During his young career Swanson has established himself as a winning talent in Sprint, Silver Crown and Midget open wheel racing at high profile nationally recognized events, including winning last November’s iconic Turkey Night at California’s Irwindale Speedway. Tanner joins older brother Kody, who earlier announced he wll drive for the potent MSRXSS Wilshe Motorsports team, adding to the high speed excitement and fierce series competition.
“I am very excited to get to Florida (FIVE FLAGS SPEEDWAY & MOBILE SPEEDWAY) to make my first start in the Must See Xtreme Sprint Series.” said Tanner, “ I actually attended the first race in Salem with Brian Gerster and witnessed the last lap thriller put on by Jason Blonde, Troy DeCaire, and Aaron Pierce. Since that point on I have wanted to make my way in to the series but had never gotten the right opportunity until now. I am excited to drive for Tom Brewer in his #64 and I think that with his knowledge and experience we have the chance to be very competitive this season. I am very thankful for this opportunity and can't wait to get out on the track with the series and see what we can do.”
"Speed Chasers is fortunate to be have a driver of the caliber of Tanner Swanson." said Tom Brewer, president of Speed Chasers, Inc. "I have always thought that driving midgets is a great background for driving any other type of race car. Tanner's success in midgets gives me confidence that he will also be a great winged sprint driver." The 64 car that Tanner will be driving has a Drinan frame with Speed Chasers suspension and a Kercher engine.
“Tanner will be a formidable competitor and be a great representative of our series and sport. He is a great racing talent and an outstanding young man,” said Must See Racing founder and president Jim Hanks. “We are extremely pleased for our marketing partners, race tracks, television distributors and most importantly the race fans to add Tanner to our outstanding list of race teams and first class drivers. He will fit in perfectly with our mix of veterans and up and coming young superstars” concluded Hanks.
Ten of the 16 XSS events in 2012 will be broadcast on national television to over 166 million American homes. In addition, viewership will be boosted by video streaming on the series website. MSRXSS cars are officially the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars”, drawing fans and viewership from across the USA to see the cars racing at over 150 mph on some of the most prestigious tracks in America. The 2012 series opener is set for Friday, April 13 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.
KODY SWANSON TO COMPETE IN MUST SEE RACING
HOLLY, Mich. – Kody Swanson has joined Wilshe Motorsports and will compete in a BioBased.US sprint car in Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series competition in 2012, team officials have announced. Swanson will team with popular series veteran Jason Blonde in XSS action.
Over the past two seasons Swanson has established himself as a bona fide star in open wheel racing, winning races at several of the sport’s most heralded venues. He joins a solid outfit with Wilshe Motorsports, and Swanson’s presence will further strengthen the driving roster for a season that is shaping up to be intensely competitive.
“I’m really excited,” said Swanson, a 23-year-old native of Kingsburg, Calif. “This is the first opportunity I’ve had to run some of the Xtreme Sprint Series events, but I’ve watched several races on television and was impressed with how professional and how competitive they’ve been. The series is unlike anything else in short track racing right now, they’re moving forward and growing, making a name for themselves, and I’m excited to be a part of that.” “We’re excited to have Kody join our team for 2012,” said Don Wilshe, BioBased.US founder who with wife Suellen fields Wilshe Motorsports. “Kody has an impressive background, and a winning record as an open wheel driver. It will be a good addition to the team and we look forward to racing with Kody and Jason this season.” The team will utilize a Dave Steele Diablo chassis and Gaerte horsepower. “Kody will be a great addition to our series,” said Must See Racing founder and president Jim Hanks. “His resume speaks volumes about the type of competitor our series is attracting. Our roster this year is shaping up as an exciting mix of veteran drivers along with some young, extremely talented racers from across the country and Canada. We’re proud of each and every one of our race teams, not only as competitors but as first-class people. Kody is a perfect fit, he’s a fine young man and a great representative of our sport.” Hanks also announced that BioBased.US will return as presenting sponsor for the series. BioBased.US manufacturers 100% environmentally-friendly bio-degradable cleaning products as well as breakthrough products for the agricultural industry geared toward eliminating the need for harmful pesticides and other chemicals. Ten of the 16 XSS events in 2012 will be broadcast on national television to over 166 million American homes. In addition, viewership will be boosted by video streaming on the series website. XSS cars are officially the “World’s Fastest Short Track Cars”, drawing fans and viewership from across the USA to see the cars racing at over 150 mph on some of the most prestigious tracks in America. The 2012 series opener is set for Friday, April 13 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. mustseeracing.com