Week 7 - May Motorsports Recap

Hello May Motorsports fans,

The highs and lows of racing is what we having going on in our world.  #7 Charlie Schultz qualified 3rd, finished 3rd in heat with a 7th place feature finish.  #77 Matt Marlow’s number all night long was “5”… qualified, heat and feature all 5th.  The following is a race recap:

Shullick Jr. masters Sandusky for third time in 2012

Todd Ridgeway
MSA Media
June 30, 2012

Winning the first two Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA) presented by Town Money Saver races of the year at Sandusky (OH) Speedway, D J Shullick Jr. made it three checkers in 2012 at the track by the lake. Not to be denied Shullick blasted to the front from his 12th starting spot and swept to the point on lap 10 of the 30 lap feature race. He was followed by his teammate Trent Stephens in the Stout Racing No. 19, who also started in the back in 11th position.

Rookie drivers Mike McVetta and A J Lesiecki would bring the field of winged warriors to the start of the 30 lap marathon. The 22 car of McVetta got a great start and blasted to the point setting the early pace. The first of three yellows would fly just a handful of laps into the contest as Bobby Dawson and Kyle Edwards got together ending Edwards’s night in turn one. Back under race conditions McVetta would pull away. As McVetta drove on the Stout/ACME Racing team cars of Shullick Jr. and Stephens where coming hard. At lap ten the next caution would fly killing McVetta’s nice track position he had built by leading the way. Now with the Team cars of Stout on his tail tank McVetta would have his hands full. On the restart Shullick Jr would blast by, bringing Jon Henes up to second along with him, and three laps later Stephen’s would sail to third dropping McVetta to fourth. With just two laps to go the final yellow would fly for Henes as he had some problems and put fluid down on the racetrack. That yellow turned red for some track crew clean up. Once cleaned up it was back to business, and business it was as the Kasper Auto Group, Chevrolet powered machines of Shullick Jr. and Stephens topped the field, with Mcvetta third, Dawson fourth, and May Motorsports driver Matt Marlowe rounding out the top five.

“This is the house my Dad built,” stated Shullick Jr. “He has more wins here than anybody, so to win here is always special. The car was really good tonight. We came here with a little different set up figuring to get ready for the Hy Miler and the car was fast right out of the box. I feel like we are going to have a really good shot at the Hy Miler this year, we just have to be there at the finish, that’s the key. The only concern I had after the red flag was the track. There was oil dry galore out there. I thought just don’t do anything stupid like get the car sideways or something. I felt like the car was good enough to fight off anyone that came along. My teammate finished second he is having a heck of a year, and leading the points. It all just goes back to the strength of this team. The cars are extremely well prepared low and fast. The team gives us the cars; we just have to drive them. I drove this car years ago, I think we as teammates should be favorites going into the Hy Miler,” finished Shullick Jr.

“We struggled a little bit tonight,” stated runner-up Stephens. “We changed some things on the car, and I am not sure if it worked or not. We will have to go over that this week. We probably will definitely change it back to where it was. Just trying to find a little bit more speed and it didn’t work out so well. Bending up the nose wing did not help any. The car was fast, just not as fast as DJ tonight. The car can still go faster that is for sure. I am looking forward to the Hy Miler here in a few weeks. I had an awesome car last year, hopefully we can come back here and be just as fast as last year, I thought I had the car to beat last year,” finished points leader Stephens.

McVetta was very excited with his third place run. “It was a really good run; I really cannot thank Dave and Michelle Koyan enough for giving me this opportunity. We were a little free coming off the corners and could not get into the gas when I wanted. Third is a heck of a run, it’s the best run they have ever had, I am glad to give it to them. After that red flag restart I just tried to make the car really wide, Bobby (Dawson) is a seasoned veteran he has been doing this forever, I just tried to stay in front of him and it worked out,” finished the Rookie driver.

The Stout ACME Racing Kasper Auto Group team now finds themselves first and second in MSA 2012 driver and owner points. Shullick has three checkers and Stephens has two checkers along with five runner up finishes in seven starts. “Wow, so far this feel’s real good,” said team owner and head wrench Steven Stout. “Just a lot of hard work and hope we can keep rolling. I had no clue we would be doing this good but my crew and drivers are good and work real hard to win,” finished Stout. Sandusky was the seventh stop on the MSA 2012 tour. Five races remain on schedule. Heat winners included Jeff Banyas and Shullick Jr. Shullick Jr. also set fast time with a lap of 14.567.

Charlie Schultz of May Motorsports

We are off to Oswego Speedway for the King of Wings race this next weekend.  We have fond memories of this one as our cars finished 1…2 for the first KOW race in 2009.  Everyone have a good week and a safe and enjoyable July 4th holiday.

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David & Lori May
May Motorsports