Davey Hamilton Will Have Hectic Upcoming 2013
Photos by David Sink and Robert Gill
Ind. (March 4, 2013) - Must See Racing
Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) car owner Davey
Hamilton will have a hectic 2013 season. His
TRUFUEL sponsored sprint car team is preparing
for a run at the 2013 MSRXSS championship with
drivers Mike Larrison as well as Florida
standout Troy DeCaire. In addition, he will
field a car for son Davey Hamilton Jr. who turns
16 just prior to the season opener at Five Flags
Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. on March 22.
Hamilton will also continue his involvement as
co-team owner of his Schmidt Hamilton HP
Motorsports team with driver Simon Pagenaud in
the IndyCar Series.
Hamilton recently merged his Davey Hamilton
Racing sprint car team with Florida car owner
Dick Fieler. The duo will field TRUFUEL
sponsored cars for Mike Larrison and Troy
DeCaire with a goal of winning the Must See
championship. The team will also tentatively
field a car for Hamilton's son Davey Hamilton
Jr. depending on how the rookie does in initial
test runs. Hamilton Jr. will be competing in a
Royal Purple sponsored entry.
"Right now it's pending," Hamilton explained of
his son possibly competing in 2013." We're going
to test him at every track. I'm not throwing him
to the wolves. That will determine how many
races he runs".
Hamilton Jr. is a third generation driver as his
grandfather, Kenny Hamilton, was standout sprint
car and supermodified driver who competed in the
Boise, Idaho, area for years. Kenny has
won multiple races in the famed 'Pink Lady'
Grant King built sprint car. The elder Hamilton
still competes regularly with the 'Pink Lady' in
The Must See Racing Royal Oak Southern Shoot Out
opening weekend at Five Flags Speedway and
Mobile International Speedway later this month
will be a family affair of sorts for the
Hamilton family. Kenny Hamilton will be on hand
helping crew on the cars while Davey is slated
to drive a car for Tampa car owner Lenny Puglio.
Davey will be competing in a 360 c.i. car
amongst virtually all 410 c.i. engines. Davey
will be helping out with a testing experiment to
see if given the proper weight advantage, if a
360 c.i. engine can be competitive with a 410
"Pavement sprint car racing really needs a big
race to help the sport grow. There are so many
different groups that either run 360's or 410's.
We need to figure out how to get everybody
together. The rules should be made for us to be
able to get all of us together. That's the
purpose of me driving for Lenny (Puglio) at the
first two Must See events. I think I get a 100
lb weight break. We'll see how it goes".
Davey acknowledged that he would also like to
compete in a race with his father and son at
some point and that it has been discussed with
the family. Hamilton was not certain as to when
or where the event would take place if it even
happens, but was optimistic it would at some
In addition to his sprint car dealings in 2013,
Davey has a busy season ahead as co-owner of his Schmidt
Hamilton HP Motorsports IndyCar team with driver
Simon Pagenaud. Hamilton will also continue
radio and television commitments for IndyCar in
"Its a very busy time for me that's for sure. I
try to surround myself with good people to help
handle the work load when it comes to the racing
programs. I'm still doing television and radio
and I'm always taking care of my sponsors. Its
overwhelming but its fun. Its our third year
with the sprint cars and I like our chances of
winning the championship. But we haven't done it
yet. With our IndyCar program, I'm excited too.
We were third quick in testing at Sonoma, Calif.
so that's a good start," concluded Davey.