May Motorsports - Week 2

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On Saturday May 25th our race team headed to Flat Rock, MI to compete at Flat Rock Speedway.   #7 Charlie Schultz piloted race car was hooked up after winning his heat race and poised to make a podium finish, but unfortunately that was not to be the case on this Saturday night and ended his night on Lap #2.  #77 Matt Marlowe race car with the oil issue now fixed qualified 3rd quickest, completing all 40 laps with a 6th place finish.

The following is the race recap:

Old Meets New Equals Flat Rock MSA Checkers

Todd Ridgeway
Area Auto Racing News
May 25, 2013

It is said that “you cannot teach an old dog new tricks,” However, Mike Ordway, Sr. proved you can teach and old car new tricks at Flat Rock (MI) Speedway last Saturday night. Ordway Sr. took full opportunity to drive the older No. 28 Reed Salvage Race team car vacated by driver Bobby Dawson in the Midwestern Supermodified Association (MSA) presented by Adkins Glass stop at the ARCA Michigan facility. As Dawson would spend his evening shaking down a brand new ride, car owner Craig Reed offered the opportunity to Ordway Sr. who had made the trip from New Hampshire to help his son Ordway Jr. Accepting the chance, Ordway Sr. made the best of it getting his first ever MSA checkered flag in a very fast paced race.

After two very fine heat races Brad Wyatt and Dawson would bring the field of pavement pounders to the start of 40 thrilling, fast paced laps. Dawson would sail to the point in his new racer for the first two circuits when the yellow would fly as Charlie Schultz would jump the wheel of Dawson bouncing off the front stretch wall in an attempt at the lead. Schultz would be finished for the night and this would be the only yellow of the contest.

By lap four Ordway Sr. was there and drove right on by Dawson to assume the lead and started setting the pace, a very fast pace that is. At the halfway point the hard chargers where all pushing to the front but no one could muster up the challenge for Ordway Sr. Reed Salvage teammate Moe Lilje had started tenth and at the half he was fourth and with ten to go he was second and coming hard after the leader. With but four laps to go the Reed team cars would run up on a lap car going into turn one after Lilje had made several attempts to wrestle the lead away getting beside Ordway Sr. a couple times. Ordway Sr. held his line as the pair worked their way around the lapped car but, Lilje got hung up behind just slightly, and that was all the veteran racer Ordway Sr. needed as he quickly opened up by three car lengths and sail to his first ever MSA checkered flag meeting MSA announcer Chuck Griffith at the finish line to put the seal on it. Following the Reed Salvage team cars across the finish line were Trent Stephens third, Ordway Jr. fourth, and fast qualifier Mike McVetta rounded out the top five.

“The car was really good,” said Ordway Sr. “The guys gave me a really good car. I just came out to help my son and they asked me if I could fill in. So, I said sure, I’ll get in there, and we’ll see what happens. And then I won the race, that’s great! This MSA win feels pretty good. It sure does feel good to come from out of town and win one,” finished the race winner.

“I should have had that,” said Lilje. “I messed up and showed him the nose before I had him cleared. We do not come here to run second or third, I think we let one get away here tonight. He drove a heck of a race too. If we had to run second to someone, its best to a team car and someone who has won a feature or two in his time,” finished Lilje.

“It was a good run, we started eighth,” stated Stephens. “I kind of followed Ordway Sr. up and was just biding my time hoping the car would come in. We made some adjustments hoping it would come in towards the end. It just didn’t work out for us, but, if we keep getting these top threes and fives we will be in good shape at the end. But, still a good run with third we are happy,” finished the defending MSA Championship driver.

The two heat winners consisted of Schultz and McVetta, as McVetta would also set fast time around the quarter-mile facility with a time of 10.480. Next stop will be Midvale (OH) Speedway June 1. June will be a busy month for the MSA as they have a race scheduled every Saturday night, including the other ARCA facility in Toledo Ohio June 14 on the high banks of the very fast Toledo Speedway. Lorain and Sandusky Speedway’s are the other two host tracks in June.

Feature Finish (40 laps): 1. Mike Ordway Sr., 2. Moe Lilje, 3. Trent Stephens, 4. Mike Ordway Jr., 5. Mike McVetta, 6. Matt Marlowe, 7. Bobby Dawson, 8. Brad Wyatt, 9. Jon Henes, 10. Charlie Schultz, 11. Kevin Jaycox Jr.

Next up for our race team will be Midvale Speedway this Saturday located in Midvale, OH.

Thank you.
David & Lori May
May Motorsports

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