MSS Announces 2020 Partners
We are very pleased to announce all returning Partners from 2019!
CMC Trucking – Jim and Devin Paller
Perfection Fabricators – Dave and Karen Ennes
Feature Halfway Lap $200 “In Memory of Buck, Jay and Linda Hollifield” – Courtesy of the Hollifield Family.
Our bike giveaway is always a huge success,s 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 this year to support!
Top 3 Heat Finisher Winners (1st $25 / 2nd $15 / 3rd $10)
Precision Welding – Dennis and Randy Nader
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 www.midwestsupermodifieds.com, Sponsorship Info tab for more information.
As many of you already know, we are an owner’s organization where major decisions, spending, etc. is a majority rule system. We have operated with this philosophy for the last two years and it works very well for us. We are all in this together and our future is in our hands. We are very pleased to announce that we are able to repeat our $10,000 Owner Point Fund again this year thanks to our sponsors and our “lean and mean” operating practices. We are also very encouraged by the amount of work being done this off season with existing teams preparing for the 2020 season and new teams and/or teams that have been sitting it out for a while coming back into racing. Our season opener at Sandusky Speedway Memorial Day weekend Sunday, May 24th will be here before you know it! Hope to see you there.
MSS Supermodifieds along with Must See Racing will be promoting our two races at Lorain County Speedway this year at the I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama in Cleveland, OH beginning Fri., March 13th through Sunday March 15th. This show is HUGE with lots to do and see and covers 21 football fields featuring Hot Rod Asylum, Gasser Madness Machines, show cars, bikes, etc. from all across the country with approximately 50,000 people attending this show. This is a huge event in our area and will be good exposure for all of us and one you will not want to miss!
Mike and Gina McVetta of McVetta Racing will be representing the Midwest Supermodifieds Series (MSS) with the Mike McVetta driven #22. John Reiser will be representing Must See Racing (MSR) with the Charlie Schultz driven #9s. You will be able to find both of these cars on the main floor Spaces #943 and #947.
Special thanks to both of these teams for taking time out to get your cars ready “preseason early!” for this event to promote our racing series and these two Lorain County Speedway events (Sat., 6/13 and Sat., 7/18).
Our MSS Live Team, Tim Church and Kevin Sears will also be on hand Saturday “capturing” this event.
March 13, 14 and 16, 2020 | I-X Center • Cleveland, OH
Friday 3 PM – 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 10 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM
www.pistonpowershow.com for details.
Hope to see you there!
Year two is in the books for MSS. While the 2019 season experienced some turbulence with tracks closing and weather, we still managed to put on some good competitive racing at the tracks we were able to make happen!
We are still working on our August event(s) (8th or 22nd) to meet our owners requested approximate 8 race schedule. Confirmed events to date include:
Sun., May 24th @ Sandusky Speedway
Sat., June 6th @ Midvale Speedway
Sat., June 13th @ Lorain County Speedway
Sat., June 20th @ Lucas Oil Raceway
Sat., July 4th @ Sandusky Speedway
Sat., July 18th @ Lorain County Speedway
Sat., September 19th @ Lucas Oil Raceway - Championship Night + West Coast Supers Invite!
Sat., November 7th End of Season Celebration
We would like to thank Kevin & Bev Jaycox of Sandusky Speedway, John and Kelley Chapman of Midvale Speedway, Jim Hanks of Must See Racing along with Doug Anderson for both of our Lorain County Speedway events, Mike Moore 6/20/20 Lucas Oil Raceway Promoter and Dave Duncan Lucas Oil Raceway 9/19/20 Fall Brawl Promoter for including Midwest Supermodified Series on your schedules. We know you have many choices, so we sincerely appreciate you including MSS!
Everyone mark your calendars. We hope to see you at the races!
Midwest Supermodified Series is pleased to announce our participation with the Indy Summer Nationals taking place at Lucas Oil Raceway on June 20th. There will be lots of other racing and activities taking place on this weekend. So mark your calendar, pack your bags and make a weekend out of it! You know, Christmas is right around the corner and this would be a great gift to put under the Christmas Tree! The following Press Release has been communicated. Our special thanks to Mike Moore of Revsracing llc for including MSS in the race line up. Our official 2020 MSS Schedule will be announced in January.
December 11, 2019
For immediate release: 5pm
RevsRacing LLC is excited to announce that we will be bringing 3 events to Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis during the 2020 season. For automotive enthusiasts, the events will feel like it felt to be a kid in candy store. We will kick off season at the beginning of May, with the three day Indy Revolution. Racers will return in the middle of June for another three day event; the Indy Summer Nationals. We will finish up the season in October, with a one day event; the Indy Revolt.
Indy Revolution: May 7-8-9, 2020, 3 days of big money bracket racing, featuring Super Pro class and Pro Class. Nostalgia Muscle cars and Modern Muscle cars Index race on Friday. Saturday Features 10 thousand to win Footbrake Index race. Friday & Saturday Night will have Indy Street Outlaws & Knight Street Racing heads up racing. A car show, swap meet, and new vendors will be set up all three days. The event finale will be on the oval race track with Must See Racing Wing Sprint Cars & Midwest Compact touring Series. Must See Racing Wing Sprint Cars will be the first sprint cars to race on the famed oval since June 9, 2012, where Brian Gerster was the winner and set a new and current track record of 17.407.
Tickets are on sale Now, Extreme VIP Tickets and VIP Tickets include both events till Christmas. Go to www.fridaynightstreetracing.com
Indy Summer Nationals: June 18-19-20, 2020 RevsRacing will welcome home the Non-Wing Must See Racing Sprint Cars. The last winner at Lucas Oil Raceway in a non-wing sprint car was Bobby Santos III on August 18, 2011. The non-wing sprint cars will be racing on the oval June 20, 2020. Also racing on the oval will be the Midwest Supermodified Series (MSS), Super Cup Stock Cars Series, & the Midwest Compact Touring Series.
But wait, that is not all, once again, there will be 3 days of Super Pro Big Money Bracket Racing, with 400-500 of the best Super Pro Drag Racers in the country. With 50 Thousand to win on Friday June 19, 2020.
The Indy Street Outlaws and Knight Street Racing will return to the track on both Friday and Saturday nights. The Car Show, swap meet, and new vendors will also be back in June.
Tickets are on sale Now, Extreme VIP Tickets and VIP Tickets include both events till Christmas.
Go to www.fridaynightstreetracing.com
Indy Revolt: October 23, 2020 will Feature the Indy Street Outlaws & Hoosier No-Prep Series Championship. The race track surface will be untouched. It will be street racing at the track. Revs Racing’s mission is to provide street racers with more opportunities to race at the track. Their slogan is, “Taking the street back to the track”. In 2020, Revs Racing’s hopes to reduce street racing in Indiana by over 10%.
MSS CELEBRATES 2019 YEAR END CAMARADERIE
11/9/19 - Oberlin, Ohio
We all gathered on Saturday night to celebrate our 2019 Champion Danny Shirey with McVetta Racing. The evening was both festive and enjoyable, thanks to Gina McVetta’s superb organizing abilities coupled with lots of camaraderie amongst sponsors, owners, drivers and fans! Special thanks to both Landrum Springs and KRJ Race Products who donated Gift Certificates supporting our teams, we sincerely appreciate your donation. Bob Neubauer and Tim Church were our MC’s for the evening bringing to the stage all of the following people:
#72 Champion Danny Shirey Driver, McVetta Racing Owner
#22 2nd Place Mike McVetta Driver, McVetta Racing Owner
#30 3rd Place Talon Stephens, Owner/Driver (Not in Attendance due to work, his Dad Terry accepting trophy on his behalf.)
#7 4th Place AJ Lesiecki Driver, Owner May Motorsports
#39 5th Place Jason Wells Driver, Owner Ed Cote
Hard Charger Award to #22 Mike McVetta
Most Laps Completed going to both #22 Mike McVetta and #72 Danny Shirey
As voted on by the fans:
Best Appearing Car: #30 Talon Stephens
Most Popular Driver: #22 Mike McVetta
Special recognition went to CMC Trucking-Jim and Devin Paller, Perfection Fabricators-Dave and Karen Ennes, Precision Welding–Dennis and Randy Nader and Adkins Glass-Randal, Courtney and Spencer Adkins for all of their support this past racing season. We are so lucky to have such amazing support from all of these folks. We could not do this without you.
Because of the generosity of our series sponsors CMC Trucking and Perfection Fabricators, along with all of T-Shirt Sponsors we were able to award $8,500 amongst ten owners that completed 75% of the races. We are so appreciative of all of our sponsors support.
Again our congratulations to Season Champion Danny Shirey and McVetta Racing! Everyone enjoy your off season.
Thompson “KO’s” the field while Shirey claims MSS points Championship at CMRA Fall Brawl in Indy.
9/14/19 – Indianapolis
The stage was set for the Midwest Supermodified Series points championship to be a shootout among the top five drivers separated by 21 points. The evening challenge was evident as top qualifier (55) Rich Reid set a new club track record with an 18.308 second lap time, (49) Dave Shullick Jr. with 18.445 and (22) Mike McVetta with 18.510.
As these top drivers looked upon each other, little did they know 17 yr old Tyler Thompson (98) would steal the show and throttle his way to his second major win in the supermodified division. The Fulton, NY teenager recently sped to victory lane at the 63rd annual Budweiser Classic, in Oswego, NY to become the youngest driver to win the classic event. Earlier in the day, Tyler and crew spent the entire afternoon thrashing and replacing a broken rear-end during practice as the evening appeared to be doubtful.
The 40-lap feature began with (30) Talon Stephens grabbing the point to be challenged by his brother Trent in the (19) Stout car. By lap five Mike McVetta powered his way to the front and caution was out for #70 Dave McKnight with a broken torsion bar and #49 DJ Shullick pitted with some issues. At that point, Mike McVetta in the “ketchup & mustard” special, looked to repeat as series champion, gained nearly a one-half lap lead. Meanwhile, by lap ten (98) Tyler Thompson had punched through the field to the second spot looking for ways to catch McVetta.
Caution came with 29 laps to go when (55) Rich Reid and (30) Talon Stephens pitted due to issues. The (22) McVetta, (98) Thompson, (19) T. Stephens, (01) Connors, and (49) Shullick rounding the top five.
On the restart, (49) Shullick passed (01) Connors while Thompson was on McVetta’s tail. By lap 27 Thompson muscled past McVetta and two laps later McVetta pitted with fuel issue. With 11 laps remaining, McVetta rejoined the field to try for a comeback. McVetta gained two spots immediately and found himself in the third spot chasing teammate (72) Danny Shirey. Meanwhile, Thompson was writing his destiny as Shirey and McVetta were side by side battling for the second spot with seven laps to go. When the checkered waved, it was Thompson (98), Shirey (72), McVetta, (22) Lesiecki (7), & Joe Gosek (00). Although Shirey finishing 2nd spot snubs McVetta of his repeat series championship, the McVetta racing team claimed it’s dominance in the series.