MSA King of Wings Recap

May Motorsports checking in with a race weekend update!  The team headed to Oswego, NY this past weekend for the King of Wing annual  two day event.  Unfortunately, mother nature (rain!!!) got involved turning our weekend into a one day show instead.  It was a good “points” weekend for the team as Charlie Schultz in the #7 took the lead with his fast qualifying time and Tim Ice in the #77 is now tied for third with his race weekend 2nd place podium finish.  (Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA) Point Listing Below)

Let us recap the racing action:

2009 supermodified “King of Wings” winner, Charlie Schultz topped the charts in time trialing with a fast lap of 15.427 seconds (145.848mph), but would not be a factor come feature time. As Bond had stated earlier, he was able to wrestle away the lead from co-front row starter Bobby Dawson on the opening lap of the race.

Tim Ice, Paul White and Randy Burch rounded out the top five as the 26-car starting field completed its maiden lap. By the fifth lap, Bond had stretched his lead to 10 lengths.

Having been working on the Dawson No. 28 for the first 10 laps, Ice finally found room on the outside to take away the runner-up position. However, he now faced a 20-car deficit to the race leader.  That gap was erased just one lap later, after Gene Lee Gibson’s No. 0 came to a stop in turn No. 2. With 10 rounds in the books, Bond led Ice, Dawson, Burch and White.

Ice (77) gets a run on Bond (25) on an early race restart.  On the restart, Ice challenged Bond on the high side, but Bond’s No. 25 held its ground. Burch moved around Dawson to take over third on the 15th lap. Five laps later, the top three would hold a 20-car advantage over their chasers.  On the 22nd lap, third-place running Burch suddenly raised his hand from the cockpit of  his No. 52, signaling a slow exit from the racing surface. His day was done.

At the halfway mark, Bond led Ice by five lengths. Dawson raced alone in third, while White led Gosek, Magner, Wood, Stephens, Schultz and 10-place Lichty.  10 laps later, Bond had quadrupled his lead as he began to pick his way through light lapped traffic. White began to press Dawson for third while Gosek and Magner nipped at their heels.  Shortly after conquering Dawson for third place, White suddenly slowed his supermodified and the Texan coasted the Steve Miller-owned No. 16 into the pits on lap No. 42.

With five trips remaining, a Bond’s No. 25 developed a bad push as it began working its way through moderate lapped traffic. The gap between first and second place began to shrink quickly as Bond tried to nurse his ill-handling machine a few more laps.  Bond’s 17-second lap times allowed Ice to quickly gobble up track space, but time was running out. The duo took the white flag with 10 car lengths separating their machines, but Bond was able to secure the win with a few lengths to spare. Dawson (28) leads Magner (41) and Gosek (00) for 3rd with 7 laps to go.

Ice was pleased with his second-place run. It matched his runner-up finish earned in the 2009 event.  “On the second restart, I got beside him back here,” Ice said. “And we rubbed a little bit and I kind of ran out of racetrack … a little, but not bad. I kind of had to ease off. I think if I could’ve got him right there it’d been a little different race. He was faster, he did pull away. But to pass me would’ve been another thing.”

Dawson held on to collect a podium finish.  Magner brought the Jeff Holbrook-owned No. 41 home in fourth.  Joe Gosek rounded out to top five, racing the Gunther/Archer-owned No. 00 to a fifth-place finish.  Wood, Stephens, Sitterly, Schultz and Lou Cicconi completed the top 10.

The four supermodified heats were won by ISMA members Wood and Bond, ISMA/Oswego driver Magner and MSA regular, Randy Burch. During the fourth heat race, ISMA regular, Danny Lane, walloped the first-turn wall nearly head-on in the Howie Lane-owned No. 97. The violent collision inflicted incredible damage on their supermodified, but Lane walked away uninjured. Pieces were strewn between turns one and two with the car itself coming to rest upside-down. Joey Payne earned the win in the 12-car consolation event.

MSA “King of Wings” 50:
1. Bob Bond (25), 2. Tim Ice (77), 3. Bobby Dawson (28), 4. Bobby Magner (41), 5. Joe Gosek (00), 6. Russ Wood (29), 7. Trent Stephens (19), 8. Otto Sitterly (79), 9. Charlie Schultz (7), 10. Lou Cicconi (49), 11. Kyle Edwards (11), 12. Mike Lichty (74), 13. Jon Henes (36), 14. Paul White (16), 15. Pat Lavery (22), 16. Michael Barnes (70), 17. Ryan Klingelhofer (8), 18. Ray Graham, Jr. (90), 19. Lou LeVea (61), 20. Randy Burch (52), 21. Jason Spaulding (23), 22. Joey Payne (99), 23. Keith Shampine (88), 24. Jeff Holbrook (35), 25. Gene Lee Gibson (0), 26. Rich Reid (55)

K.O.W. Consi:
1. Joey Payne (99), 2. Lou LeVea (61), 3. Rich Reid (55), 4. Jon Henes (36), 5. Gene Lee Gibson (0), 6. Dave Gruel (50), 7. Craig Rayvals (04), 8. Larry Muroski (38), 9. Dan Connors, Jr. (01), 10. Matt Palmer (21), 11. Jerry Curran (24), 12. Bobby Haynes, Jr. (44).     DNS – Ray Graham, Jr. (90), Dave McKnight, Jr. (08), Shaun Gosselin (26), Tim Snyder (0), Danny Lane (97)

Current Points Standings

Next up for May Motorsports this Friday, July 16th at Kil-Kare Speedway in Xenia, OH.  This will be our first visit to this track, so should be interesting as we have no notes to reference with set up!

Follow Charlie and Tim of May Motorsports throughout the 2010 season!