Speed Features

August 20, 2011 brought us to the next event on our 2011 schedule:  Asphalt Wars at Thompson Raceway Park.  Heading into the race we were uncertain if our DEI / Ny-Trex nitrous entry would be among the top eight qualifiers for the event due to the amount of quick “supercharged” dragsters who have been competing in the series this year and the solid numbers they have been recording.

We started the trip to Thompson at 10:30 AM (85+ degrees outside - great conditions to put our DEI Boom Mat Floor & Tunnel Shield II install to the test).  We noticed significantly cooler temperatures in the driver and passenger seating areas (around the engine housing) throughout the entire trip.  We could barely notice high engine RPMs when climbing hills and fans turning on and off in the engine housing.



May Motorsports checking in with a quick racing weekend update.  Not too bad of a weekend … Charlie Schultz with a 3rd and Tim Ice with a 4th place finish.  What you won’t read below is that it was a photo finish between Charlie and Tim at the checker with a car in between them … both exciting and nerve wracking at the same time.  I do believe David and I got a few gray hairs on this one!!!!

The following is the published racing recap:

By Dave Buchanan

It was a historical night for Trent Stephens of Ravenna, Ohio as he captured the Midwest Supermodified Association Piney Lasky Memorial 50 at the Motordrome Speedway. It was the first ever Supermodified race contested at the fast ½-mile oval in Smithton, PA.

Stephens began the day etching his name in the record book during time trials as he set quick time with a lap of 15.332 seconds in the fastest lap ever run in Motordrome history. For the 50-lap feature the 22-year-old pilot of the ACME Racing #49 had a challenge ahead of him as he started 10th in the 13-car field.



May Motorsports headed to Oswego Speedway in NY for the Labor Day weekend Friday Night “non-sanctioned” wing show.  The below is the “official” racing recap.

Race Recap September 2nd
By Oswego Speedway

New Englander Joey Scanlon and Ohio’s Tim Ice led the 17 winged supermodifieds to Donnie Forbes green flag, with Ice’s red #77 jumping out to the early lead.  With Ice out front, action behind the 77 was fast and furious, as drivers looked to chase down the highflying Ohioans in the early stages.  Johnny Benson charged quickly to second spot, while all-time ISMA champ Perley went to the outside looking to move up.



“Flat Rock, Michigan—August 15, 2011: When the MSA Super Modifieds visit Flat Rock Speedway Saturday night, August 20 for the first time in 30 years, a hefty “Flat-Out Flyin” $500 bonus awaits the driver that breaks and sets a new, all-time track record at the ¼ mile paved oval. The mark the MSA drivers will be shooting for is 10:239, set by Randy Sweet in a winged creation back on July 4, 1985.”

Unfortunately, MSA never was able to take the green due to the event being canceled around 6:00 due to rain.  We were able to get two practice sessions in with the May Motorsports  #7 Charlie Schultz car on the books recording the fastest times.  Whether Charlie or #77 driver Tim Ice could have collected the $500 bonus for breaking the track record when qualifying, we will never know!  So our night finished early, we loaded up in the rain and headed back down the highway towards home. 

Next up for May Motorsports is a non-sanctioned wing race at Oswego Speedway, Labor Day weekend on Fri., 9/2/11.

Everyone have a good week!

David & Lori May
May Motorsports



Martino Motorsports - NHRA Jeg's SuperQuick Event Wrap-upThe night before our trip to the NHRA Jeg’s SuperQuick Series event at Pacemaker’s Dragway, we took “our crew” to see The Crue (Motley Crue) + Poison, who brought their 2011 anniversary tour to our hometown for the evening.

It was great to take a break from all the hard work spent on the dragster over the past few weeks to enjoy the show.  Although the concert left our ears ringing until late next evening, it was well worth it.  Poison (celebrating 25 years together) and Motley Crue (celebrating 30 years together) didn’t let their age show.  Both acts had the sold-out crowd cheering on their feet the entire show...

Motley Crue closed the concert with “Kickstart My Heart”, one of the top ranked drag racing anthems of all time (also a great way to “kickstart” our road trip to Pacemaker’s Dragway immediately thereafter).