COMING UP: SATURDAY August 29th
MSA Supermodifieds - Street Stocks
Kids 6-12 $5
5 & Under Always Free
|Pits: 3:00 pm
|Hotlaps: 4:00 pm
|Grandstands: 4:00 pm
|Qualifying: 5:30 pm
|Racing Action: 7:00pm
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Media Director, Midwest Supermodified Association
Paller Dominates MSA Action at Sandusky
(SANDUSKY, OHIO, August 15th, 2015)- Saturday night saw five divisions invade the historic Sandusky Speedway for the thirteenth event of the speedway’s 2015 schedule. The Midwest Supermodified Association, as the headline division, saw nine of the world’s fastest short track racecars compete for top honors in the state-wide tour’s fourth event of 2015 with Jim Paller winning by a full straightaway for his second win of the 2015 season. Other feature winners include Mike Sheppard (modifieds), Jerry Karl (Ohio Stocks), Collin Penn (Street Stocks) and Brandon Halcomb (Hobby Stocks).
The MSA winged supermodifieds presented by Adkins Glass would invade the asphalt next for their thirty lap feature event with Rich Reid starting on the front row in the Bush’s Cleaning Service/4th Turn Crazies #55 alongside the Premier Truck Parts #64 of Jim Paller. Paller won heat race #1 while Reid won heat race #2. Cord Ehrhart would stall in turn two during pace laps and not refire, dwindling the car count to eight before the drop of the green flag.
Paller would go to the lead on the drop of the green flag but the man on the move was Chargin’ Charlie Schultz in the May Motorsports #7 as Schultz started eighth following a rear suspension problem in the heat race and had worked his way past AJ Lesiecki and Jon Henes for third by the completion of lap two. Schultz would manage to get by Rich Reid for the runner-up position in turn three on lap three but the chore was now to chase down Jim Paller.
As the laps wore down, Schultz could not close the gap and Paller would go on to win his second career MSA supermodified event over Schultz, Reid, Lesiecki, Henes, Kevin Jaycox Jr and Joey Wyckoff. The checkered flag lap saw the spin that may have changed it all as Rich Reid plowed into Wyckoff as a result of failing brakes. This may have gave Schultz the opportunity needed to make the race’s end interesting as Schultz had proven early on that he was fast as he set fast time at 14.729 seconds around the famed half-mile.
Jim Paller's win makes him the first repeat winner of the MSA season out of four races. It also makes him the 15th different MSA winner at Sandusky Speedway in 61 races. Paller and Charlie Schultz are now tied for the points lead with 313 points each, with the tie breaker going to Paller per the MSA rulebook as Paller has two wins and Schultz is yet to score a victory in 2015. They lead Jon Henes by four points while AJ Lesiecki is six points behind the leaders. Kevin Jaycox Jr. rounds out the top five as he sits forty-eight points behind.
The Midwest Supermodified Association will again stop in Sandusky on August 29th as three divisions will battle on the weathered half-mile speedway. Open wheel fans get to see the Jaycox/Reed Memorial MSA Supermodified race while the fans of fendered mayhem will not be disappointed as the speedway’s Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks will each be in attendance as well. Vintage racecars and the annual Old Timer's Reunion will also occur on August 29th.
-Official Series Press Release by Media Director, Jarrett Emmerich