McCune Masters Xtreme Oswego Run
OSWEGO, N.Y. — Jimmy McCune claimed his first TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series of the year Saturday night at the legendary Oswego Speedway before a packed house.
The series was making its second appearance of a trip through the state of New York that began two nights earlier at Shangri-La II Speedway. The MSRXSS was participating for the first-time at Oswego and the annual King of Wings event.
The fireworks began earlier in the night when Jason Cox bested the existing all-time track record of 15.198 seconds previously held by Supermodified driver Chris Perley. Cox turned a lap of 15.125 seconds to claim the new track record. There had been speculation all week from fans, media, and competitors leading up to the event as to whether or not a Sprint Car would break the track record. The MSRXSS is known as
Polesitter Dave Baumgartner lead the opening lap and surrendered the lead to McCune on lap two. McCune never relinquished the lead the remainder of the thirty-lap affair despite engine issues over the final seven circuits.
McCune gave car owner Suellen Wilshe her third MSRXSS win of the 2012 season. A happy McCune explained what an up and down night he experienced.
“On the start I spun the tires and got sideways a little bit. Baumgartner got a jump on me and I just followed in behind him. Once my tires came up to temperature I got a run on him down the backstretch and got past him going into three. After that I just made laps. I could see a lot of things going on. I could see what lap it was and couldn’t hear anybody for a long time. We dropped a cylinder with probably eight or ten to go. I was thinking I’m gonna lose Oswego because this motor’s gonna puke running away with this race,” laughed McCune. “But she stuck together and we won. I can’t thank my guys enough. They worked their tails off all day.”
Baumgartner finished second followed by Mike Larrison, Aaron Pierce, and Jacob Wilson rounding out the top five.
Jimmy McCune, Dave Baumgartner, Mike Larrison, Aaron Pierce, Jacob Wilson, Brian Gerster, Jo Jo Helberg, Troy DeCaire, Jason Cox, Brian Olson, Sondi Eden, Jerry Caryer, Jeff Bloom, Tim Cox.