MSS SPECIAL THANKS & APPRECIATION!
Supermodifieds were finally able to get the race season started with an event at Lucas Oil Raceway this past weekend. Congratulations to #22 Mike McVetta on your victory and also being Fast Qualifier @ 18.289 ... well done Team McVetta!
Special thanks to each of the following for your support with this event.
Mike Moore – Promoter for this very well run event and for including supermodifieds on your program.
Jim Hanks – Owner of Must See Racing for all of your support with helping to make the race weekend run as smoothly as possible, you have a great support staff!
Jeff West Owner #1 for all if his efforts in securing additional sponsorship so that we could get to $3500 to win and $1000 to start.
ISMA / Doc Hathaway for your contribution of a Hoosier Right Rear tire (winner #55 Rich Reid)
Hollifield Family in Memory of their Grandfather Buck, Dad Jay and Mom Linda with our Feature Halfway $200 Bonus (winner #22 Mike McVetta)
Adkins Glass (and family) for the bike donations! MSS received a very nice thank you from the Smith Family who was one of the bike recipients.
4th Turn Crazies for the Hard Charger Award (winner #22 Mike McVetta)
BIG thanks to those teams supporting the supermodified opener and for those fans attending “live” or watching with Pay-Per-View…both are appreciated!
Our next race is Saturday July 4th at Sandusky Speedway. We hope to see you there!
McVetta Scorching at Indy Summer Nationals
(LOR) Brownsburg, IN – The Midwest Supermodified Series started their 2020 season at Lucas Oil Raceway Park with the Must See Racing Series Sprints last night. The stage was set to be a scorching hot day, with the unforgiving .686 mile oval, would test the teams resolve. Although Ohioan Mike McVetta driver/owner of the #22 rocket chassis car seemed to be hooked on rails off the start in practice and posted fast qualifying time of 18.289, Mike was challenged with doing quick repairs from sustained damage during his heat race and could not finish. In the feature, McVetta had to start in the rear, but that did not deter him getting to the front. By lap 3 McVetta had moved to fourth after passing Otto Sitterly (NY) and by lap 6, he passed AJ Lesiecki’s new #88 roadster. From there Mike McVetta would not look back as he claimed his 1st feature win of the year, his 2nd win @ Lucas Oil Raceway Park. “I tell you, this crew give me such an unbelievable car,” said McVetta. “I don’t know how that car drove so good, it is still bent up from my heat race. It was bad fast, it has been bad fast since we unloaded yesterday. The guys just gave me such a great car. I just can’t thank them enough”
AJ Lesecki and Otto Sitterly would pace the field on the start, but it was Lesiecki that would lead the charge while Sitterly, and Trent Stephens follow in 3rd. On the 3rd lap, the caution & red flag would come for oil cleanup on the track but with the quick restart, Stephens would sneak past Sitterly while McVetta was hot on the heels and would overcome Sitterly a lap later. Not more than a lap later, and despite having a strong afternoon, McVetta would claim the lead from Lesiecki.
Lesiecki would ultimately fade to 4th as #1 Bobby Santos would edge him for the final podium spot while #72 Danny Shirey would finish 5th to round out the top 5. Sitterly would ended his night after finding a cracked front axle. Hard to charge were #55 Rich Reid and #30 Talon Stephens with #64 Jim Paller to follow.
Midwest Supermodified Series would like to give special thanks to the Hollifield Family for their $200 feature halfway winner (#22 McVetta). The 4th Turn Crazies, hard charger award (#22 McVetta). Adkins Glass for the Bike Donation and all of MSS supporters that helped make this happen!
Join us on July 4th as Midwest Supermodified Series is set to do battle @ Sandusky Speedway’s ½ mile oval.
Top qualifier: (22) Mike McVetta 18.289
Heat 1 Results: (88) AJ Lesiecki, (19) Trent Stephens, (86) Nick Capellli, (55) Rich Reid, (22) Mike McVetta, (92) Larry Lehnert
Heat 2 Results: (1) Bobby Santos, (72s) Danny Shirey, (7) Otto Sitterly, (64) Jim Paller, (30) Talon Stephens, (0Z) Cord Ehrhart
Feature Results (30 laps): (22) Mike McVetta, (19) Trent Stephens, (1) Bobby Santos, (88) AJ Lesiecki, (72s) Danny Shirey, (55) Rich Reid, (30) Talon Stephens, (64) Jim Paller, (0Z) Cord Ehrhart, (7) Otto Sitterly, (92) Larry Lehnert.
Along with our Opener comes new T-Shirts!
We would like to thank all of our 2020 T-Shirt Sponsors.
Your financial support is used to help fund our Owner’s Point Fund and is so appreciated!
Special thanks to:
- Rich Reid and Kate Lepley for all of your efforts in making this T-Shirt Program happen!
- Larry Morris of Morris Auto Service in Elkhart, IN for contributing a wagon and Cindy McVetta for making this happen and also for being in charge of selling T-Shirts this year.
Look for Cindy and the red wagon at each of our races this year and support the cause!
T-Shirts (all sizes) $20 and Hats $15.
SUPERMODIFIEDS OPENER IS FINALLY HERE!
We do hope your weekend plans include attending Lucas Oil Raceway event and/or watching live! (CLICK HERE to sign up and watch live)
Sending along some information for your weekend planning purposes.
- State of IN has entered into Phase 4 which makes masks optional (no longer required).
- Camping for teams, no reservation required. Camping will be provided on racetrack grounds. No hook ups.
- Camping for fans, please email Mike Moore @ email@example.com to get put on his list. He will be parking you in Turn 1 (no hook ups).
- Any and all information regarding this event can be found on our website www.midwestsupermodifieds.com or www.fridaynightstreetracing.com.
- Tickets still available @ https://thefoat.com/453771. Max tickets able to be sold 5,000 due to social distancing requirements. Pit Passes available for purchase day of race and there are no limits, but social distancing protocol being followed.
- To help save time at ticket window, go in and sign your waivers before you get there.
Oval Restricted Area Waiver – ALL DRIVERS and CREW must sign this waiver:
Oval Communicable Disease Exposure Waiver – All Attendees:
Must See Racing Series LIVE Pay Per View!
Live broadcast of the “Indy Summer Nationals” from Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, IN featuring the exciting Must See Racing non wing sprints and the Midwest Supermodifieds LIVE with qualifying at 5PM ET
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LAP SPONSORS FOR INDY SUMMER NATIONALS!
NEWS: Lap sponsorships for the 30-lap Supermodified portion of the #IndySummerNats at Lucas Oil Speedway June 20th are now available!
All funds go directly to the purse as outlined on the attached flyer. If you or your business would like to sponsor one or more laps this is a fun and rewarding way to help the competitors out!
This week's Inside Groove will be online later tonight and it features event promoter Mike Moore talking about this race and his desire to do more with the supermodified division in the future.
Let's fill the board and give the racers even more to race for on June 20th!
INSIDE GROOVE PODCASTS PRESENTS!
🚨NEW EPISODE ONLINE!🚨
This week's Inside Groove Podcast powered by Indy Performance Composites is now online! This week Mike Moore, promoter of the #IndySummerNationals at Lucas Oil Raceway this month, joins Tom for an extended talk, and Camden Proud has the latest on when Oswego Speedway may open.
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Indy Summer Nationals scheduled Thurs., 6/18, Fri., 6/19 and Saturday 6/20 at Lucas Oil Raceway.
HELLO RACE FANS, HERE'S THE JUNE SCHEDULE UPDATE!
Sat., 6/6/20 Midvale Speedway: Unfortunately our June 6th race at Midvale Speedway is being postponed. We are working with the Chapman’s now on rescheduling for some time in August. Midvale Speedway will be open on this date, but will be with their weekly series only (no Supermodifieds). We wish Midvale Speedway much success for their June 6th opening! Fans and teams, please get out and support your local race tracks.
Sat., 6/13/20 Lorain County Speedway: Being rescheduled. Tentatively planned for Sat., 8/15/20.
Sat., 6/20/20 Lucas Oil Raceway: Mike Moore Promoter for this event states Health Dept. has approved 50% capacity for grandstands at raceway. Unless pandemic takes a bad turn and approval rescinded, we are a go for this event with fans.
Tickets are limited and available now for purchasing at https://tickets.thefoat.com/…/Indy+Sum…/tickets/event-36515/.
Hotels (Ask for Indy Summer Nationals Rate): Super 8 Brownsburg @ $99.99 / Comfort Inn Avon @ $139
Camping: Race Teams welcome to camp on the racetrack grounds. www.raceviewfamilycampground.com / 317-852-5737 welcomes all others.
We will continue to keep you posted on our season. In the meantime, everyone be safe and stay healthy. We hope to see you at the races!
Due to the stay at home order being extended by Ohio Governor Mike Dewine, the MSS opener at Sandusky Speedway on 5/24 has been cancelled.￼