►COMING UP: SUNDAY - MAY 26th, 2013
This holiday weekend - join Sandusky Speedway on a special 'Sunday Night' show that brings in the best Modified drivers for a Modified Challenge. It's a 5 division racing night that will include the Modifieds, Buckeye Super Sprints, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks and a special appearance by the Ohio Stock division!
»THE MODIFIED CHALLENGE!
THE IGNITABLE TECHNOLOGIES MODIFIEDS!
»The BUCKEYE SUPER SPRINTS
presented by The PIE FACTORY!
»The Milan Automotive Hobby Stocks
»Pizza Brothers Street Stock Division!
THE OHIO STOCK DIVISION!!!!
Regular Admission $12.00
Kids 6 - 12 $5.00
Under 6 Free
PIT GATE: $30.00 Non Members - $25.00 Members
Pits 3:00PM • Hotlaps 4:00PM • Front Gate 4:00PM
Time Trials 5:30PM • Racing 7:00PM
PREVIOUS WEEKS RACE REPORT
- BY BOB STASCAK
The rescheduled Vicki Rodisell Memorial Race sponsored by Reeds Salvage at Sandusky Speedway Saturday May 18, 2013. saw the 2013 season debut of the Adkins Glass Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA) Supermodifieds and the Great Lakes Helicopter Main Event Racing Series (MERS) Super Late Models. The Pizza Brothers Street Stocks and the Milan Automotive Hobby Stocks were also in action. The MSA Supermodifieds did not qualify or run any heat races tonight in accordance with the MSA Rules. The MSA Supermodifieds ran their thirty lap feature race which saw defending MSA Champion Trent Stephens back in the winners circle. The MERS Super Late Models fast qualifier was Jack Varney Jr. at 16.370. Jack Varney Jr. would go on to win the MERS seventy five lap feature race.
In the Pizza Brothers Street Stock preliminary action it was Chris Hamilton posting the fast time of 20.508. The dash winner was Randy Dawson and heat race winners were Jerry Karl and Chris Hamilton. Former Street Stock champion Justin Hamilton was the winner of the twenty lap Street Stock feaure.
The Milan Automotive Hobby Stocks saw Joey Wyckoff the fast qualifier at 22.808. Dylan Watson won the dash and heat race winners were Mike McDonald and Zack Miller. The fifteen lap feature was won by John McKee.
The Adkins Glass Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA) Supermodifieds were the first feature of the evening. Matt Marlowe and Mike Lichty made up the front row with Lichty taking the early lead as Mike Ordway Jr. grabbed second. Charlie Schultz took second on lap one followed by Mike Ordway Jr., Trent Stephens and Moe Lilje. Lichty proceeded to open up nearly a half straightaway lead over Schultz as the field spread out around the half mile oval. At the halfway mark it was still Lichty in the lead. The first caution of the race came on lap seventeen when Jon Henes lost power. Henes would be out for the evening. On the single file restart it was Lichty, Schultz, Ordway, Stephens and Lilje the top five running order. Stephens advanced to third and the defending MSA champion gave chase to Schultz. With five laps to go Lilje got past Ordway Jr. Disaster struck on lap twenty eight when Lichty lost power on the front straight bringing out the caution flag. Lichty had a broken driveshaft and would not be able to continue. On the restart Ordway Jr. spun in the front straight for another caution. A green, white, checkered finish loomed when Will Patterson dropped the green flag for the restart with defending MSA champion Trent Stephens now leading. At the finish it was Trent Stephens taking the checkered flag driving for the Kasper Auto Group Steve Stout owned ACME Racing team.
The Great Lakes Helicopter Main Event Racing Series (MERS) Super Late Models were up next with a seventy five lap feature race. Ryan McManus spun in turn four as the green flag waved for a complete restart. The front row was Todd Currier and Marcus Malcuit with the veteran Malcuit leading. Defending MERS champion Bud Perry quickly advanced to second followed by Currier, Andrew Bozell and Jack Varney Jr. Malcuit opened up a comfortable lead until the caution flag waved on lap fourteen when McManus spun on the backstraight. The top five running order was Malcuit, Perry, Bozell, Varney Jr. and Currier. Malcuit again began to pull away from Perry when the caution flag waved on lap seventeen when Tim Felver had a tire go down in turn two and Mike Mazzagatti went pitside also. Numerous caution flags for various spin outs continued throughout the race hampering Malcuits speed. At the midpoint of the race the top five running order was Malcuit, Perry, Varney Jr., Bozell and Currier. Varney Jr. would pressure Malcuit and finally take the lead on lap fifty one. Following Varney Jr. was Malcuit, Perry, Bozell and Andrew Charlson. Malcuit would now be pressuring Varney Jr. for the lead but on lap seventy three the two cars spun in turn one bringing out another caution flag. This incident would put Malcuit into the pit area for the final two laps. When the checkered flag waved it would be Jack Varney Jr. taking the season opener for the Main Event Racing Series (MERS) Super Late Models.
The Pizza Brothers Street Stock twenty lap feature saw Cody Rose lead from the pole followed by Justin Hamilton, Randy Dawson, Chris Hamilton and Mike White. J. Hamilton took the lead from Rose before one lap was in the books. J. Hamilton, a former Street Stock champion, would now have to hold off his brother the defending Street Stock champion Chris Hamilton who advanced to second. For the remainder of the race, it was J. Hamilton holding the advantage over C.Hamilton as the laps counted down. Justin Hamilton would prove to be the man to beat in tonights Street Stock feature race as he held off his brother Chris Hamilton for the win.
The Milan Automotive Hobby Stocks fifteen lap feature race saw three caution flags in the first three laps before the field settled down to green flag racing. John McKee would be the race leader followed by Mike McDonald, Dylan Watson, Jason Rowe and Joey Wyckoff. At the halfway mark the top five running order remained unchanged. McKee would have a half straightaway lead over McDonald when the caution flag waved on lap thirteen when Rowe spun in turn four. There would be a series of caution flags once again before the race could be resumed. At the finish it was McKee taking the win ahead of Rowe.
Adkins Glass Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA) Supermodifieds
Feature (30 laps ) - Trent Stephens (Ravenna); Charlie Schultz (Lorain); Moe Lilje (Vickery); Mike Ordway Jr. (Fremont,NH); Tim Ice (Seville); Mike Lichty (Innerkip,Ont. Can); Jon Henes (Lagrange); Kevin Jaycox Jr. (Sandusky); Matt Marlowe (Avon)
Great Lakes Helicopter Main Event Racing Series (MERS) Super Late Models
Fast Qualifier - Jack Varney Jr. 16.370
Feature (75 laps) - Jack Varney Jr.; Bud Perry; Andrew Charlson; Brian Short; Philip Bozell; John Flynn; Andrew Bozell; Mike Mazzagatti; Joe Coursen - all running at the finish
Pizza Brothers Street Stocks
Fast Qualifier - Chris Hamilton (Norwalk) 20.508
Dash -Randy Dawson (Mansfield); C.Hamilton; Justin Hamilton (Norwalk); Clayton Karl (Columbia Station)
Heat # 1 - Jerry Karl (Columbia Station); Donna Duensing (Vermilion); Jay Petek; Mike White
Heat # 2 - C.Hamilton; Dawson; J.Hamilton; Cody Rose (Milan)
Feature (20 laps) - J.Hamilton; C.Hamilton; Dawson; Rose; C.Karl
Milan Automotive Hobby Stocks
Fast Qualifier - Joey Wyckoff (Amherst) 22.808
Dash - Dylan Watson; Wyckoff; John McKee; Dan Smith
Heat # 1 - Mike McDonald; Jason Rowe (Mansfield); Brandon Halcomb; Dakota Shafer
Heat # 2 - Zack Miller; McKee; Wyckoff; Watson; Smith
Feature (15 laps) - McKee; Rowe; McDonald; Austin White; Halcomb