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.
Congratulations McVetta Racing and Driver Danny Shirey on being our 2019 MSS Champion!
The Midwest Supermodified Series would like to give special thanks to the many teams (70-Morton/McKnight, 01-Connors, 00-Gosek, 98-Simons/Thompson, and others) that traveled many miles and also to those teams that spent countless hours in the shop experiencing issues from Classic weekend (#70 Morton/McKnight, #22/#72 McVetta Racing, and #19/#49 Acme Racing). Your sacrifices and commitment to getting to the racetrack and supporting Supermodified racing is appreciated by all. We would like to send special “well wishes” to Mr. Sammut of the 78 Team. He was released from the hospital on Saturday. Lastly, MSS would like to give a Special thank you to promotor, Dave Duncan for including Supermodifieds on the Fall Brawl schedule!
Next up our end of the year celebration taking place on Sat. 11/9/19, details being communicated shortly and then beginning to plan for our 2020 Season.
Feature: (98) Thompson, (72) Shirey, (22) McVetta, (7) Lesiecki, (00) Gosek, (30) Stephens, (01) Conners, (49) Shullick, (39) Wells, (19) Stephens, (55) Reid, (92) Lehnert, (70) McKnight, (81) Fisher.
Lucas Oil Sponsors & Recipients,
Fastest Qualifier – Courtesy Shullick Wings and Fabrication
$50 to #55 Rich Reid
Heat Winners – Courtesy of Dennis & Randy Nader of Precision Welding (#64 Team)
1st $60 / 2nd $40 / 3rd $30
Halfway Leader – Courtesy of The Hollifield Family
$200 to #22 McVetta Racing
4th Place Feature
Simpson Performance Products
Set of SFI 16.1 Seat Belts to #7 May Motorsports
5th Place Feature
Simpson Performance Products
1 Set of Carbon X Underwear to #00 Joe Gosek
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Place Feature
Landrum Performance Springs
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Coil Springs to Teams #30 Talon Stephens, #01 Dan Conners, #49 Acme Racing, #39 Ed Cote and #19 Acme Racing
11th Place Feature
Schaeffer Racing Oil
Certificate One case of Motor Oil to #55 Rich Reid
$130 Precision Welding Last Car Running to #00 Joe Gosek.
$100 4th Turn Crazies In Honor of Super Dave Hard Charger Award to #7 AJ Lesiecki