Speed Features

Test Session at Quaker City Raceway (Salem, Ohio) - September 4
The second test session with the new motor went well.  Although the track and weather were not in the greatest condition, we were able to take the long way down the track with a 150 HP shot of Ny-Trex nitrous (nitrous timers .25 seconds on into the run for 2.25 seconds) and run a 4.55 at 146 MPH in the eight mile (an adequate tune-up for the next race on our schedule, the NHRA Jeg's SuperQuick series event at Pace Makers Dragway).

One of the biggest challenges we’ve had to date with the new motor (since we were unable to dyno it) is finding a convertor combination that will bring this engine to life.  After the two test sessions we’ve had, we are confident that our friend’s over at TCI will be able to take our RacePak data printouts from our runs and build us a convertor that will help maximize our dragster’s potential with the new motor.

NHRA Jeg's SuperQuick series event at Pace Makers Dragway (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) - September 11-12
The NHRA and staff at Pace Makers Dragway did an excellent job of prepping the track for this event.  After watching the first couple pairs of SuperQuick cars run in the first round of qualifying, we decided to roll our nitrous timers back to .25 seconds into the run for 1.30 seconds to ensure that we didn’t run faster than the class index of 4.50 seconds in the eighth mile.



Tim Ice in the 77 Car Wins at SanduskyComing off an injury just six weeks ago at Lorain County veteran racer Tim Ice kept the pedal down and stayed out of trouble to win a wild one at Sandusky (OH) Speedway in the Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA) special Non Wing Challenge race. Finishing third in his heat race, Ice would set sail from the seventh starting position for the special 50 green flag laps feature event. Drawing several strong cars from the Oswego (NY) area, as well as several MSA regular teams, Ice would have his work cut out for him, however, he was not to be denied. By the end of the 50 lap marathon Ice would roll his bright red trademark May Motorsports Advanced Auto Parts mount into the winners circle capturing his second career MSA checkered flag in front of a thrilled and excited crowd of fans. From start to finish this 50 lap feature quite possibly could go down as the most bazaar in MSA history.



May Motorsports checking in with an Oswego Speedway in NY race weekend update.  Mother Nature certainly did play havoc with the racing schedule this past weekend, the locals calling it “lake effect.”  What started out as a Saturday, 9/4 evening ISMA (International Supermodified Association) 50 Lap Race ended up being a Monday, 9/6 morning 50 Lap Feature instead.   We did get two practice sessions in on Saturday before the rain came in and ended the race day activities.  About the only highlight from Saturday, was that Charlie Schultz in our #7 fire engine red race car was 2nd fastest out of a field of 29 cars.

When the green dropped on Monday morning, Charlie was starting 12th and #77 Tim Ice at 24th .  Tim ended up breaking a right outer tie rod which ended his racing, while Charlie completed all 50 laps finishing in 6th place.  Races were over around 11:00 a.m. and we were packed up and heading home around noon. 

May Motorsports is off until 9/18.  We will be competing without the top wing on this day at Sandusky Speedway.



Martino Motorsports' New EngineWe’ve been pretty busy here at Martino Motorsports since our last correspondence.

We’ve competed in four events, the NHRA Lucas Oil Series Event at National Trails Raceway - Columbus, Ohio (July 23-25); the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Double Divisional / Tournament of Champions Qualifier at Pittsburgh Raceway Park - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (August 6-8); and the Night Under Fire G.A.S. Quick 16 event at Quaker City Raceway - Salem, Ohio (August 14), and finally took delivery of our brand new 640 cubic inch motor...



Charlie Schultz Celebrates After Taking the Checkered FlagMay Motorsports checking in with a race weekend update.  It was another bitter sweet racing weekend.  It was a great night for #7 Charlie Schultz as he took both fast qualifying time and the checker flag in a dominate win!  While #77 Tim Ice unfortunately has had better nights, but this wasn’t one of them.  His night ended early with both a wrecked race car and a broken left wrist.  While Charlie was racing his heart out, Tim was sitting in the ambulance…what a night!

Here's a full recap:

There is only one thing to do when you are leading a late season tight point’s battle, dominate the competition. With only a six point margin in Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA) points between himself and the fourth points position it became clear that points leader ‘Charging’ Charlie Schultz came into Lorain (OH) County Speedway on a mission...