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NEXT RACE: SATURDAY AUGUST 23rd, 2014
614 W. Perkins Ave
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
THE JAYCOX/REED MEMORIAL RACE
THE MSA SUPERMODIFIEDS • MODIFIEDS • OHIO STOCKS
STREET STOCKS and HOBBY STOCKS
ADULTS: $17.00 SENIORS (+65): $15.00
KIDS (6 - 12): $5.00
PIT PASS: $30.00
KIDS 4-12 $10 (WITH PAID ADULT)
KIDS 0-3 FREE (WITH PAID ADULT)
Hot Laps/Grandstands: 4:00pm
Racing Action: 7:00pm
'FAN' DRIVER OF THE YEAR AWARD!
Polls are now open for you to vote for your favorite MSA Supermodified driver.
Each person may vote for their three top favorite drivers. The polls will close on October 31st, 2014 and the winners will be announced during the MSA Supermodified 'Banquet of Champions' held in January. Each person is only permitted to vote once. List randomizes for each participant. List contains names of all drivers who have points prior to August 17th, 2014. MSA Officials reserve the right to disqualify any votes not conforming to the rules. Poll results only reflect the opinion of visitors who have voluntarily participated. Poll results are not representative of MSA Officials and/or the organization as a whole. The MSA Officials make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of poll results.
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Schultz, Muscles to MSA Victory at Midvale
Area Auto Racing News
August 16, 2014
MIDVALE (OH) - “Chargin” Charlie Schultz lived up to his nickname last Saturday night as he blasted to the front, out muscling the competition and grabbing his third checkered flag in a row. This time the scene was Midvale (OH) Speedway and a blistering 30 lap BioBased USA Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA) presented by Adkins Glass feature that saw a lot of take and very little give. Midvale is celebrating 60 years of racing with the logo “Thunder in the Valley”, and the thunder rolled last Saturday night when the ground pounding, fire breathing Monsters of the midway known as Supermodifieds hit the pavement.
Veteran racers Denny Fisher would bring the field to the start with Jon Henes alongside as they blistered into turn one. Fisher would exit with the lead and set the early pace cruising out front for the first ten markers as the field behind pushed and gouged fighting for every position to try and get a run at the leader. The first yellow flag would fly when Henes was sent spinning on the front stretch after contact in a three wide battle for position coming off turn four. The restart would see Fisher leading with A J Lesiecki in second. Lesiecki had started right behind Fisher and was doing a great job holding his own while under fire every lap. This restart was no different as the young gun stayed right in the veteran’s tracks and set sail. However, just two laps after the green was redisplayed, Lesiecki was also caught up in the cross fire and sent spinning down the front stretch but his racer would sustain heavy rear end damage and he would retire for the night. Schultz would restart second with Fisher still on point and plenty of horsepower on his tail breathing down his neck. Schultz would set just two laps after the green waved and then scooted to the outside of Fisher in a bid for the lead. That bid was a winning one as he was able to streak past and now go on point to set the pace. And set a pace he did blistering the pavement in southern Ohio night in his red racer and by the halfway point he was well on his way to his third straight MSA victory. The field would get one last shot, however, when coming off turn four looking for the checkered flag, Schultz would see yellow. A car had broken on the checkered flag lap and clogged up the front stretch. Schultz would now have to fend off both Trent Stephens now in second and a hard charging Dave Shullick Jr. in third if he was going to get that third win. With the three stacked up nose to tail the green and white flew, and so did Schultz, right down into turn one like a rocket ship off turn two and another blast down the back stretch as all the competition could do was watch the dust storm. This would be MSA career win number 21 for Schultz as Stephens stayed second with Shullick Jr. third followed by Kyle Edwards in fourth. Mike McVetta would travel home fifth from the tail of the field after completely rebuilding the front end geometry of his car all night long, with a lot of help from various sources, after a qualifying meet and great with the Midvale concrete turn four wall.
“We just had a little bit of patience,” stated Schultz. “We just had a really good piece. We worked out some stuff in the heat race and made some small changes right before the feature. Part of it is I have a lot of laps here both with this and the Main Event cars. I just had a great car, it turned good all night, I had good forward bite all night. I just can’t thank Midvale for having us here, this is a excellent facility the fans are great, just MSA, Adkins Glass, and Bio Based just thank everybody that helps on Dave and Lori’s car. At the beginning of the year we got ourselves in a pretty big hole as we were trying a lot of different stuff. It did not pan out and put us pretty far behind the eight ball. I have never been a points racer, I just like to go out and win because at the end of the night it is about who goes home with the hardware. I am just going to run these next three races like I ran the last three and if I get it (MSA Championship) ok, and if not, there is always next year. We have just progressively have gotten back to square one through the year. You get frustrated when you get behind like that and I don’t like to run like that. But, the team just kept chipping away at it, and here we are, three wins in a row,” finished the very happy race winner.
“Charlie was really fast in the feature tonight,” stated Stephens. “He made his car better all night. I just could not get into the turn like I wanted to and it hurt my exit too. All in all a really fast car, I can’t complain too much, but it sucks to be runner up. I think as the summer goes on the tracks change and we got to change our set up with it. I think at the beginning of the year our set up was really good and we have to tweak it a little to get better here at the end of the season,” finished Stephens.
“It was tough starting back there,” said Shullick Jr. “This is a tough place to pass, especially when the top three cars are about the same speed. That last restart was a green and white at the same time so you only got one true lap and short of a bonze things were going to stay the same. Kind of disappointed, but we will live and come back another day,” finished Shullick Jr.
Shullick Jr. set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 11.946 and the two ten lap heat race winners included Schultz and Danny Shirey. With three races to go for the 2014 season, the BioBased USA MSA point’s battle has definitely taken shape. We have defending, 2011, 12, and 13 MSA Champion Stephens, having won three in a row early, and now 2010 Champion Schultz with his three in a row as of late breathing right down the tailpipes of the Steve Stout led No. 19 Stephens car. Flexing his muscle at the right time with the Dave May led No. 7 mount, Schultz was the last MSA driver to get the Championship before Stephens went on this three year tear, as he looks to extend it too four. The last three events will be at the MSA home track of Sandusky (OH) Speedway, and this has the looks of a knockdown, drag out brawl for all the marbles, with plenty of egos and pride at stake.