Week 12 - May Motorsports Recap

Good Afternoon May Motorsports fans,
Just checking in with a race weekend recap.  Enclosed please find advertisement featured in three local newspapers proudly featuring the #7 Charlie Schultz bright red supermodified for all to see!   Midvale Speedway has made so many improvements to their track it was a pleasure competing at their facility.  Competitors and race fans were both treated to many new track improvements.  The following is the race recap from our night of racing.

#7 Charlie Schultz of May Motorsports on the Midvale Speedway Ad

A Shoe In For Supermodifieds At Midvale Speedway
By Adam Mackey

For the first time since 2003, the MSA Supermodifieds were at Midvale Speedway. Joining the winged Super division in front of a huge crowd were Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Compacts, Stock Compacts, and Spectator Drags.

In the much anticipated qualifying session for the Supermodified division, Trent Stephens set a 12.331 for quick time. Stephens, who earlier in the week asked on Midvale’s facebook what the track record was, broke it by over two tenths. Dave Shullick, Jr., Matt Marlowe, Charlie Schultz, and Mike McVetta were also in the top five. In heat race action, Bobby Dawson, who hadn’t run at the track since the late 1970’s and Mike McVetta, who set fast time in practice were the winners.

After pushing off the starting field, fans stood to their feet to send the drivers off by saluting them on the wave lap. Two laps later, the field was racing at extremely fast speeds on the 3/10-mile oval. At the front of the pack at the completion of the first lap was Buffalo, New York driver Bob Reis, while Jim Paller fell to second. The race’s first caution waved on lap three when Jon Henes spun heading into turn three. Three other drivers looped their rides to avoid contact and all were able to continue.

When the green again waved, former Grafton, Ohio driver now calling Tennessee home, Kyle Edwards shot by for the top spot. Edwards led for the next two paces before caution and then red was displayed for a hard crash by Henes in turn three. Henes was okay, though his racer sustained heavy frontend damage.

Once back to green, Edwards set a commanding pace, leading the field convincingly around the oval as the faster qualifiers moved from the back. On lap 17, caution was thrown for Edwards who unfortunately broke out of his qualifying time for a second time during the evening. He also had done the same during the heat race earlier in the night as the car continued to get quicker and quicker.

That gave the lead to Dawson, who was looking for his fourth career MSA win. Dawson’s lead was short lived, though, as Dave Shullick, Jr. and Charlie Schultz slipped by almost immediately after the restart.

Down the stretch, the two drivers put on a display of driving that saw them turn laps even faster than what was seen in qualifying. Scoring loop data shows Shullick at a 13.223 on lap 23 and Schultz at a 13.228 on the next to last lap. Both drivers were consistent and equal as they raced to the Denise Dacek’s checkered flag.

At the stripe, it was North Ridgeville, Ohio’s Dave Shullick, Jr. taking his series’ leading 23rd career victory. Following the 3-time series winner and 2001 Midvale event winner were Schultz, Dawson, Stephens, and Reis. Others in the top ten were Jim Paller, Jack Smith, Matt Marlowe, Edwards, and A.J. Lisiecki.

MSA Supermodifieds
Top Qualifier – Trent Stephens 12.331 NTR
Heat #1 – Bobby Dawson, Charlie Schultz, Dave Shullick, Jr., Jim Paller, Kyle Edwards
Heat #2 – Mike McVetta, Trent Stephens, Bob Reis, Matt Marlowe, Jack Smith
Feature – Dave Shullick, Jr., Charlie Schultz, Bobby Dawson, Trent Stephens, Bob Reis, Jim Paller, Jack Smith, Matt Marlowe, Kyle Edwards, A.J. Lisiecki, Mike McVetta, Jeff Banyas, Mark Miller, Jon Henes

Everyone have a good week and thank you for your support.
David & Lori May
May Motorsports

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