RYAN GRETH RACING
IZZIE WILSON, driver of Bump Ahead's 14W Junior Sprint is from West Frankfort Illinois. Izzie has been racing for 3 years already at the age of 11. This season, recently she's had back to back Feature wins at her home track, Southern Illinois Raceway. Izzie loves being at the races but also enjoys being "Jr. Miss Dirt Track" which is part of her pagentry schedule. Recently on this past Labor Day weekend Izzie presented Winner Kody Swanson his winning prize at the Du Quoin IL State Fair, Ted Horn 100 USAC Silver Crown race. Izzie is hoping to improve as a racer herself and looks to race as many different types of cars as she can in her future. She's also thinking of racing professionally someday. If that doesn't arrive Izzie may take on Medical or Pharmacy school. We're just pumped to have Izzie's team as part of MCM and we hope we can help you achieve your goals Izzie! Welcome to MCM Bump Ahead Racing!
JOE LIGUORI, is originally from the sunshine State of Florida. Grandson of the infamous Ralph Liguori, Joe has been around and involved in racing all his life. He started in go karts in 1992 and before he moved up to the next class of four wheels for him Joe had wracked up over 70 Feature wins, one Track Championship and one State Championship! Pretty impressive for such a young driver. Next came along Midget cars and the next 4 years saw Joe racing with the NAMARS Series. On to USAC Regional Midgets in Indiana where he won his 1st Midget Feature at Mount Lawn Speedway. Next step up the ladder was the USAC National Midget Series where Joe received a 6th place finish as his best placement at the Speedrome. Things were much tougher with the big boys in the National Series but Joe kept forging on to improve himself behind the wheel. 2009 and '10 saw Joe racing with the Ford Focus Midgets and things were improving. Within 2 years 7 different Championships and 20 Feature wins were gained. 2011 saw another step up in the size of the cars Joe wanted to pilot and along came non wing, local Indiana sprint car shows. No points were chased now and the team went out solely where it was comfortable and fun to run. To this day this is still how the team operates with their sprint car program. 2013 found Joe climbing into the cockpit of a USAC Silver Crown ride where he promptly qualifies 10th and then finished 7th. In 2016 Joe and family purchased their own dirt USAC Silver Crown car and campaign it regularly. When Joe isn't racing he enjoys fishing and racing/building top notch slot cars. Joe lives in Lebanon IN with his lovely wife and baby daughter. Welcome to MCM Joe!
SHANE O'BANION, is the young son of Mid West sprint car star (retired) Jeff (Auggie) O'banion. Shane resides in Avon, IN. Shane's 16 years old and is attending high School in Avon in grade 10. Shane started racing when he was 6 years old. When he's not in school, or turning wrenches on the family's flat track bikes Shane likes to go blast around on motocross bikes or pit bikes at the races. The young man just can't help himself and 2 wheeled prowess is always on his mind! 2017 is Shane's Rookie season as a PRO and he's waiting on his "Twins" licence. At the end of the 2016 season the team purchased a new to Shane 1000cc twin. Plans are to run a few races in Ohio in 2017 and allow Shane to get used to running the more powerful, heavier machine on a few half miles to get the hang of things. We're sure it'll all be fine and Shane will adapt quickly to the new ride. All we can say is welcome aboard Shane, thanks very much! We hope the shiny side stays up all year and MCM can be a plus enough to get you grabbing those checkers 1ST!
RYAN LITT RACING
CHRIS FETTER, races out of his family's shop in Troy MO. Chris's favorite hockey team just might be the St. Louis Blues. The NHL team's colours usually are his car's colours as well. Chris has been racing dirt Late Models for over 28 years and other types of cars too. F & S Motorsports fields two cars with their primary car being a BWRC chassis and the backup car being a PIERCE model. Mostly this team races with UMP but will also compete with Lucas Oil, MLRA and the WOLMDS series. Chris grew up around Midget, Sprint and USAC Silver Crown cars and assembled his 1st USAC Silver Crown car at the young age of 15. Chris started racing his own Modified cars back in 1988 and pretty much finishes most years somewhere in the top 10 in points wherever the family team chooses to compete the most. Tri-City Speedway in IL is where you'll likely see this team every Friday night during their racing season. We're elated that Chris and F & S Motorsports has come on board MCM for 2017. We hope we can help make those colours arrive in the winner's circle Chris! Welcome!
For 2009 he joined Wayne Lesher's Race Team running micro sprints. In 2013 Ryan moved up the ladder again and started racing full size Midgets with Wayne's Team. In 2017 some dabbling has been done with a 360 winged sprint car and more of that likely will be part of Ryan's plans for the 2018 season. Breaking out on his own in 2017 he started his own enterprise called 600cc Performance which is a DRIVEN distributor. Ryan's company will specialize in 600cc fuel management and dyno testing. At 32 years old Ryan has a great future yet. When he's not racing and running his new enterprise you'll likely find him kayaking, hunting, fishing or anything to do with the family. Thanks for joining MCM Ryan and we hope we can assist you to keep Wayne's cars running up at the front!
BOB SHUTT RACING
BUMP AHEAD RACING
BRANDON SHERWOOD, is the past 2015 Champion of Ransomville Speedway. Brandon's currently 26 years old and is from Sanborn NY. Coming from a racing family Brandon started racing when he was only 6 years old and that debut was in go karts. A welder by trade he's actually been racing street stock type stock cars since he was 15 years old. When's he's not working hard at fielding his team or blending metal as a welder Brandon likes to kick back with a nice cool relaxing game of golf. His other hobby is racing RC cars. Thanks so much Brandon for being part of MCM! We're looking forward to helping you do well in 2017.
SHANE O'BANION RACING
MAC McGREW, of Hawley Minnesota is M3 Racing's rider and fabricator. Friends with Marc Marques, Mac has arranged in the past for Mr. Marques to be the Grand Marshall at the 2014 INDY MILE aboard M3 Racing's RS750. M3 Racing's HONDA RS750 is the only machine of it's pedigree that is competitively raced in the modern era. Many parts of these machines are no longer in existence and Mac is in charge at M3 of reverse engineering the discontinued factory race parts and then he and his Dad Mark machine them up for future races. Presently M3 Racing is building a TT version of an RS750 for this year's season opener "TT" event in Daytona. No other team in the world has an RS750 bike in a TT configuration.
SCOTT SHERK, started racing in 2007 in a Chevy S-10 pickup truck at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colbourne, Ontario. Actually Scott had been hooked on Sprint cars since the age of 8 years old but it would be a few years until he was able to get his own. 2012 would see Scott acquire his 1st car which he mostly campaigned with the Southern Ontario Sprints, Empire Super Sprints and the now defunct Ontario Topless Sprints at Humberstone and Merritteville Speedways. Scott would also compete at Ohsweken Speedway in that track's home 360 series. Presently Scott has a new career which should allow him to race more than he's been able to over the last few years. When he's not racing Scott sticks pretty close to his wonderful family but does enjoy building other kinds of vehicles. Welcome to MCM Scott and family and we hope 2018 is your best year ever!
NOTHIN' SPECIAL MOTORSPORTS
BOB SHUTT, lives in Indianapolis IN and came to Earth in 1978. Bob's Dad and Uncles raced Midget cars throughout the 1970's and 80's. Bob started wrenching on his cousin Danny William's sprint car team in 1990, being Bob's 12th year. Eventually he became the Crew Chief on Danny's brother's team in 1998. Bob drove his 1st sprint car "Mechanic's Race" that year. 1995 to 2005 he was a mechanic in the INDY Lights Series winning races on the teams of PJ Chesson and Marco Andretti. Bob has won USAC National Sprint Car Series events with MCM member Daron Clayton and USAC Silver Crown Pavement Division Series races wrenching for Bobby Santos. Bob has raced a number of times in go karts throughout the years and plenty of mechanic's races up until 2003. That just wetted Bob's thirst for more! With his own cars Bob still wrenches for others but is doing well as a driver too. He finished 10th in his first full sprint show, driving at Paragon Speedway in Indiana. Racing with the AVSCA Bob has 2 wins so far in his own vintage sprint car. In his Winged 305 Racesaver Sprint Car Bob has a win at Moler Raceway Park in Ohio. Bob's raced 25 times as a driver so far in his lengthy career and can't wait to get back behind the wheel again. Bob has 6 dogs that reside at his home and he likes dirt oval RC Racing, IU Basketball and hockey too. Thanks for being part of MCM Bob and we hope we can help you get behind the wheel as often as you desire!
RYAN LITT, of London Ontario launched his racing career at a young age with Junior Micro Sprints winning over 30 Features and 3 Championships. Moving up Ryan was "Rookie Of The Year" at Delaware Speedway in the Super Stock Class. He's competed in the USAC Focus Midgets gaining 2 wins there and finishing as high as 3rd in points. A regular in sprint cars now Ryan has 17 Feature wins and holds the all time lap record at Delaware Speedway in Ontario. He's been awarded "Rookie Of The Race" at Oswego's "Classic" Supermodified event and was the highest placing Canadian finishing 4th! Ryan has 3 top 5's in the "Little 500" at Anderson Speedway, an immensely grueling and unique sprint car race. His favorite wins are the "King Of The Wing" event and a Must See Racing event in Pennsacola Florida. Ryan's future goals are to simply win more sprint car races. When Ryan's not racing sprint cars he works out to stay in shape, enjoys other non racing sports and digs muscle cars. Thanks for coming on board MCM Ryan and we hope we can help you achieve that get more wins goal!
GARY ELLIOTT, also known as Canada's "IRONMAN" in the pavement stock car world is from Dundas, Ontario. Gary's been around racing a long time and has racked up a very long list of accomplishments. Gary's not quite 70 years old yet and often reminds the kids he races against to beware of the old "age and treachery" thing. If you can get by Gary on the track you've definitely earned it. 2016 was Gary's 48th season of competition. He has 39 years of perfect series attendance, 1226 career nights of racing and he hasn't missed a night of race entry since June 5th 1987. Gary has 249 wins and 2 series Championships, 7 times voted the most popular driver and 5 times voted the most Sportsmanlike driver. Gary's equipment has 12 times been voted the best appearing cars. Gary's operation is highly valued by his sponsors and he works very hard for them. MCM is very humbled to have Gary on board for 2017. Thanks very much Gary, it's great have you as our team member!
GARY ELLIOTT MOTORSPORTS
F & S MOTORSPORTS
DANNY LONG, of Bonne Terre MO started racing in 1973. A Vietnam Vet, Danny began in a Nance SuperModified and competed around Missouri and Illinois. In 1975 he married team partner Marsha and they ended up taking the next 17 years off away from competition to raise a family. In 1996 Danny raced again with a Gambler sprint car. DANMAR Racing moved up to Eagle and now Maxim chassis with their sprint car program. In 2002 they went USAC Silver Crown Racing and bought a Magnum chassis car. 2013 would see the team buy a Beast SC dirt car and this is the machine they still campaign for their 2017 season. New strategies have been worked on for both the sprint and Silver Crown programs for DANMAR Racing and Danny and Marsha look forward to a lot of fun this year and an exciting season. Thanks for joining MCM Danny and Marsha and we hope we can help you have a ton of fun this year!
KEVIN LAMBERT SR & JR.
MCM has had the great opportunity to have Lambert Racing join our group. Lambert Racing fields their motorcycle, sidecar, rubber tired (not studded) ice racer. We think that's a pretty cool piece of machinery to play with! Kevin Lambert Jr. is the American Motorcycle Association's District 14 "Rider" Representative. Kevin Jr., a retired Iraq Veteran didn't start racing until 2012 but has already gained some pretty neat accomplishments in the sidecar Ice Racing battles in Michigan with his Dad, Kevin Sr. Kevin Jr. and his brothers as kids and young men were always involved in sports. Kevin Sr. was always encouraging his youngsters to be their best in wrestling or hockey, whatever the boys wished to compete in. Kevin Sr. is the "monkey" on the machine the two Kevins join forces on. Kevin Jr. can also be found riding a non sidecar flat track machine for other Teams and sometimes even jumps on a vintage flat tracker once in awhile. A few times over a racing season will find Kevin coming to Ontario, Canada and racing somebody's machine with the Flat Track Canada Series. All we can say is we're ecstatic the KEVINS have joined MCM and we hope we're able to help make a positive difference in their seasons! Glad to have you with us Lambert Racing!
JOE SCHNEIDER, from St. Germain Wisconsin has been racing a long time. He's raced Midgets, Sprint cars, Silver Crown cars, INDY Light cars and Formula Atlantic cars too. A few years ago He was in a bad wreck and hung racing up. That high speed addiction wouldn't be put away for very long though. About 11 years ago or so Joe stumbled across a very unique Winter situation that seemed to be just a little appealing, the Outlaw 600cc Snowmobile Series. After some typical what's this all about type questions to some Outlaw 600 competitors Joe was given the opportunity to try one of these very cool machines out. BLAM! Joe's high speed addiction could be held back no more. So he acquired his 1st 600cc Outlaw machine and the rest is history as they say. Soon Joe found himself as the Series front man and he's been running the series ever since. When he's not operating his archery store he could be out hunting, fishing or maybe riding his Harley Davidson. Soon, Joe and his team will begin the 2017/18 racing season with the 600 Outlaw series. Thanks for joining MCM Joe and we hope you have an awesome snowmobile racing season!
JOE SCHNEIDER RACING
ROY CARUTHERS, has been around motorsports all his life. Roy presently is the owner and President of the AMERICAN VINTAGE SPRINT CAR ASSOCIATION. Roy hails from Indianapolis, Indiana the home of the World's Greatest Spectacle of Motorsports, the Indianapolis 500. Roy is the 1987 CORA Midget Champion, the 1988 Hoosier Dome Invitational Champion, the 1990 USAC Most Improved Driver recipient and the 1993 NAMARS Triple Crown Champion. In June 2014 at the SVRA event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Roy finished 1st in his car's class and averaged over 150 MPH. Not bad at all for a guy in an upright sprint car against rear engined INDY Cars. Well done Roy! MCM is very pumped about Roy and Caruthers Racing Enterprises becoming part of our group. Thanks very much Roy! We hope you have as much fun working with us as we will you!
WAYNE WITMER, is from Pine Grove PA. Wayne's been around racing awhile. In 2000 he started wrenching for modified teams in the North East USA. In 2010 Wayne felt that was enough of that and went and built his own team. With hard work and steady progression through the following few years Wayne and his team finished 5th in points and captured the Big Diamond Speedway Championship for 2014, only finishing outside of the top 10 once! In 2015 his team was 5th in points at the same facility. Wayne's 44 years old and is very proud of his crew. He's mostly proud of his daughter/crew member Trinity who is a huge plus at Witmer Dirtsports. Thank you very much Wayne and the Witmer Dirtsports Team for becoming part of MCM for 2017! We look forward to helping you get to the front.
RYAN GRETH, has been around racing since he was very, very young. As a young boy Ryan's family would always hit the local speedways on the weekend's and they'd go as a family of fans. On the way by a local speedway when he was nine, Ryan and his parents found out about .25 Midget Racing. Soon Ryan's parents had sprung for Ryan's 1st racing machine. He raced these small machines right up until 16 years of age. Moving up to 600cc Micro Sprints was his next move. In 2003 he won three separate track Championships. In 2006 Ryan started working at Hyper Racing and soon became a fuel system and dyno tech.
CARUTHERS RACING ENTERPRISES