MSS Announces 2019 Partners

The Midwest Supermodified Series would like to present our 2019 partners for the season. 

Our bike giveaway was a huge success last year thanks to Adkins Glass.  They have committed to  sponsoring this event again this season and will be donating one children’s bike at each of our racing events. 

Heat Finish payouts last year was very much appreciated by owners and Precision Welding is stepping up again in year two to support!

Top 3 Heat Finisher Winners (1st $25 / 2nd $15 / 3rd $10)

We are working on our T-Shirt & Product Sponsorship Programs now and will be announcing these partners in the near future. Please visit our website, Sponsorship Info tab for more information.

We are a newly formed (year two) racing series with an owner’s transparent operating philosophy.  Owners voting on major decisions, owners having viewing access to checkbook, owners working together as one for the betterment of Supermodifieds to bring good, competitive racing to the race tracks.  But, we can’t do this without the support of our sponsorship partners.  So on behalf of all MSS Owners, we thank you for your support and generosity and also ask all of our loyal fans to support these businesses!

MSS is both humbled and proud to announce that the Hollifield Family is sponsoring a “Feature Halfway - $200 Memory Lap.”  Jay Hollifield along with his daughter Stacy and son Brad would like to give back to the supermodified community.  They have many years being around Supermodifieds as Jay’s Dad, Buck Hollifield was a long-time supermodified owner/crew chief  supporter with drivers such as Paul Simms, Norm Calhoun, Gordon Calhoun and Ernie Lowe running the #58 car. This halfway lap will be in memory of Buck (Dad/Grandfather) and Linda (Wife/Mom).  MSS is honored to be part of this tribute and we are grateful to the Hollifield Family for their generous support.


THANK YOU VERY MUCH to Team #30 Talon and Nicole Stephens for getting your car ready for display at the Midvale Speedway/New Towne Mall car show.  Special thanks also to Terry and Debbie Stephens for all of their support for this event. 

As Howie Lane, Mike McVetta, Mark Miller, Gary Morton/Dave McKnight, Mark Sammut, Jason Simmons, Talon Stephens and Steve Stout know, this is A LOT of work and a big TIME commitment putting a car on display.  On behalf of all of supermodified car owners, thank you for “representing!”  There was a good showing across many locations this past off season which included;  IN, OH, WV, NY, MA and London, Ontario!  Hopefully the time spent to help promote Supermodifieds will pay off with more fans in the stands!

55 more days until our season opener at Sandusky Speedway on Sunday, May 26th


Stephens Racing representing MSS
at New Towne Mall Car Show

Team Stephens 30

    Talon and Nicole Stephens will be representing the Midwest Supermodifieds Series (MSS) at New Towne Mall, Midvale Speedway Car Show in New Philadelphia, OH beginning Fri., March 29th through Sunday March 31th. There will be various classes of cars that will be supporting Midvale Speedway this year on display. Thanks John and Kelly Chapman for the invitation! Special thanks to Team #30 Stephens for both getting your car “show” ready and also for giving of your time to support this Midvale Speedway event, Supermodifieds and MSS.

New Towne Mall

400 Mill Ave. SE

New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Mall Hours:
Friday 10 to 9
Saturday 10 to 9
Sunday 12 to 6


Mike and Gina McVetta will be representing the Midwest Supermodifieds Series (MSS) thanks to Dan Zirzow (MSS Pit Steward) at the I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama in Cleveland, OH beginning Fri., March 15th through Sunday March 17th.  There will be more than 1,000 custom cars, trucks, bikes, tractors, military equipment, and vintage aircraft, it’s the largest show of its kind in the world!  This is a huge event in our area and will be good exposure for Supermodifieds.  Team McVetta can be found on the lower level space 5213-P.  Special thanks to Team McVetta for taking time out to support this event, Supermodifieds and MSS.  Go to: for details.  Hope to see you there!


Ricky Otts to race part time with MSS in 2019


    Ricky Otts has been racing for thirty-three years, mostly on the west coast.  So when the news hit that he had bought the Hyder-Hawk that was owned by AJD Racing earlier this month fans were wondering where the car would end up running for the 2019 season.  With plans on running as many MSS races this year and running races in Arizona, Idaho, and Colorado he is going to be busy.

    Ricky’s Grandfather, Buster Otts, ran supers in the 70’s and he hung around the garage and helped with the working on the cars.  Ricky got his start racing when the driver didn’t show up for a practice and Ricky took the hot laps.  He did well enough in the car that Buster fired the driver and Ricky took the driving chores over at seventeen years old.  With multiple feature wins and track championships he’s been very successful.

    So what does the Canon City, Colorado resident expect for the 2019 season?  “I want to learn the new car.  It’s a lot different than my west coast car and to be competitive.”  The Hyder-Hawk cars were built out on the west coast so the purchase is a good one since “I am familiar” with the cars.  He is currently looking for sponsors and is helped by his wife, Tammy and his son, Brian on race day.