Week 2 - May Motorsports Recap

Green flag dropped with the #7 car starting in 7th finishing 5th and the #77 car starting 4th. finishing 7th.

Charlie Schultz #7 car finished 3rd opening night finishing tight and this race finishing 5th and loose.  So we are struggling a bit to find the right set up.  We are going to have to work harder to get this one figured out!

We welcome Matt Marlowe E-Mod Driver to the May Motorsports team piloting the #77 race car.  Matt’s debut was quite respectable and he began the day with three goals; don’t’ crash, don’t’ spin, and don’t get lapped and he accomplished all three.   Matt adjusted well running 3 seconds per lap faster from his usual E-Mod ride.

All in all to date, we have finished every and all laps.  The following is the “official” race recap.

Shullick Jr., Sandusky Master makes it two in a row

Todd Ridgeway
Area Auto Racing News
May 19, 2012

Bad news travels fast! If you where to look that old saying up in the Webster Dictionary it would most likely say the meaning is Stout ACME Racing and driver D J Shullick Jr. Starting outside the sixth row, Shullick Jr. wasted little time pushing his way to the front and in doing so nailed down his second Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA) checkered flag at Sandusky (OH) Speedway in as many starts. A great way to start the 2012 MSA campaign, Shullick Jr. also set fast time with his team Stout No. 49 racer.

Young guns A J Lesiecki and Jeff Banyas would bring the field of well-prepared fire breathing big block Monsters to the drop of the green hankie to get the 30 lap feature event under way. A very game and tuff Banyas went right to the point sailing to the front with the rest of the field in tow. The first of three yellows would fly at lap two with Banyas on point and veteran shoe Bobby Dawson coming up to second from the sixth starting spot. Quickly back to green Dawson was all over the youngster in an effort to wrestle the top spot away. As laps continued to roll on at a blistering pace both the Stout cars of Shullick Jr. and Trent Stephens had set sail coming fast and hard. Once Shullick Jr. cleared Dawson he set his sights on Banyas. As Shullick Jr. would eventually get the lead from Banyas, Dawson and Jon Henes where knocking it out behind. Just past the halfway mark the second yellow would fly and the great run by Banyas came to an end as he headed pit side with car issues. Now back under green and the field bunched up it was Shullick Jr.’s race to start. And start he did flying out front. Stephens now moved into the top five as laps clicked off at an amazing pace. The finally yellow would fly just as Stephens moved into third getting past Henes. Once the green dropped for the last time Shullick Jr. again shot to the point leaving Dawson and now Stephens to duke it out. With but a few laps to go Stephens and Dawson touched wheels coming down the front stretch as Stephens was able to get the spot. However, it was a little too late as his teammate Shullick Jr. was on a rail to the winners circle. Following the Stout teammates across the line was Dawson third, Henes fourth, and May Motorsports driver Charlie Schultz rounded out the top five.

“This is really, really good,” stated the happy winner. “After last year, to come back two in a row just feels good. The car was really better than it was two weeks ago. The team is real well prepared. We made a couple adjustments before the race, the car was really good, and we hit it on the head. I threw a twelve invert and started in back row. I don’t know what lap I took the lead on but, I just set sail,” finished Shullick Jr.

“It just depends on which line goes,” stated a frustrated Stephens. “Fortunately the outside went tonight and I got stuck on the inside and had to do some catching up. I don’t know what is going on with the guys blocking everyone. It’s getting kind of annoying. I don’t know what I got to do next time. I definitely have to get to the front faster. If I have to use the bumper I will. Hopefully, next time get a win. They were running five lanes, I only got into two or three people, and it could have been a lot more. The car was really good, it was fast all day long” finished Stephens.

“It was just hard racing,” stated Dawson. “We were both racing for the same thing and bounced together a little bit. No damage, no harm. It got tight at the end; we knocked the nose wing off early on. We have been fighting tight all night long. But, we are happy, we’ll take third and go on to the next weekend,” finished Dawson.

Heat winners included Banyas and Henes. Shullick Jr. set fast time with a lap of 14.352 as teammate Stephens blasted off a lap of 14.375.

May Motorsports off this upcoming weekend with racing resuming on Saturday, June 2nd.  Enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend, which we always refer to as the official start of the summer season! 

Thank you for your support.
David & Lori May
May Motorsports