Speed Features

Hello everybody! … May Motorsports checking in with a race weekend update.  Tim Ice in our #77 finished 2nd and Charlie Schultz in our #7 race car finished 4th with a photo finish mere .13 seconds behind 3rd place finisher.  Overall good racing weekend.  We will take next weekend off and then we are off to Oswego Speedway for the King of Wings race on July 9th.  The following is the official press release of the Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA) (www.midwestsupers.com) racing recap.  Both of the drivers moved up one spot with Charlie now being in 3rd and Tim 5th in points.

MSA Points leader Stephens gets first checkers of 2011
Todd Ridgeway
MSA Media
June 26, 2011



Mike Ryan and his #7 FreightlinerWe had a terrific 4 days here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire racing the Mt. Washington Hill Climb. This was the 150th anniversary of the road to the highest summit in the North East. The organizers put on a terrific and unforgettable hill climb on one of the steepest, craziest, most narrow and treacherous roads that I have ever seen. Add in the intense rain and huge CLOUDS that you have to drive through to get to the finish line and realize that this is one of most challenging events that I have ever had the privilege to compete in. My thanks to Lance Smith, Paul Giblan and the Board of the Mt. Washington Road.



Mike Ryan Mt. Washington Hill Climb PracticeHello from Mt. Washington New Hampshire,

It has been raining almost non-stop for the last 44 hours and today was the first practice day. Fog kept us from running the upper half, but they say that the weather is supposed to be a little better tomorrow and maybe a little better than that on race day Sunday.

Today, we had two practice runs to just above the four mile mark which is a little over half way. Our first run put us 30th out of 58 and our second run was two seconds faster. Not bad considering our race car weighs 3 to 5 times more than everyone else's!



This week Blackrock didn’t race, so we went to Woodhull raceway. We started off the night drawing 35th and started dead last in the heat and finished 5th.

In the feature race, I started 12th and the car was a rocket. I made it up to 4th on lap 8 and the caution came out. On the restart the guy in front of me almost spun which let the outside line go by which put me back to 8th and it took me a couple laps to get by him. Then I past one more car and burnt my tires up trying to get by the next car. I ended up finishing 6th.



We have spent countless hours getting to this point and we are finally ready to “take our talents to Norwalk, Ohio” for what we hope becomes a safe weekend full of great memories with our fellow NHRA competitors and family & friends who will be traveling multiple hours to cheer us on.

With the great support of our many associates and close friends in the racing industry, we are confident we have all the bugs worked out of our new 640 cubic inch engine combination and it’s time for some no hassle racing.