Seitz Wins Tune-up for the 37th Hy-Miler Nationals 100 on Saturday
Story by Speed51.com; photos by Jim Feeney
Sandusky, OH (July 25, 2014) - Night one of the 37th Annual Hy-Miler Nationals at Sandusky Speedway in Sandusky, Ohio ended in the early hours of Saturday morning. But a strong group of ISMA Supermodified fans stayed up to watch Ben Seitz win the Fast 40-lap feature.
Seitz would get by early leader Jeff Locke on lap 16 and would not be contested in the preliminary to Saturday night's 100-lap main event.
"The car was awesome," Seitz said in victory lane. "We had a good starting spot but the car was real good. Jeff got in the turns real hot and washed up. I think he was getting loose. But, I got under him and the rest was history."
With a restart with three laps to go, DJ Shullick was looking to chase down Seitz and challenge for the win but came up short.
"I thought I might have a shot at it, but I was a little tight," Shullick said. "I would have to have a perfect lap to get around him but I with a couple of laps to go, it didn't give me enough time to set him up."
Mike Lichty started ninth and came home with a third place finish.
"It was a good run. Obviously it was a quick race, being only 40 laps and everyone knew that," Lichty said. "We wanted to get to the front as quickly as we could but not burn up our stuff either. It's a tough race but to come from ninth to third, we were still missing something. We don't have the drive off and the side bite that we need. It's another top three, so we will take it."
All three are looking towards the big 100-lap event on Saturday night.
"We should have a pretty good car. We need to make some adjustments for tomorrow for the longer race," Seitz said. "But everything was good tonight."
Lou Cicconi Jr. was fourth with current ISMA Supermodified point leader Rob Summers rounding out the top five.
The final day of the 37th Annual Hy-Miler Supermodified Nationals conclude on Saturday with the ISMA Supermodifieds and the Top Speed Modifieds in action. Qualifying is at 4pm with racing at 7pm.
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INTERNATIONAL SUPERMODIFIED ASSOCIATION
Sandusky Speedway; Sandusky, Ohio - July 25, 2014 1. 17 Ben Seitz 2. 95 DJ Shullick 3. 84 Mike Lichty 4. 61 Lou Cicconi Jr. 5. 74 Rob Summers 6. 37 Jeff Locke 7. 79 Jon McKennedy 8. 94 Otto Siterly 9. 11 Kyle Edwards 10. 7 Charlie Schultz 11. 78 Mark Sammut 12. 49 Trevor Berry 13. 22 Mike McVetta 14. 28 Eric Lewis 15. 64 Jim Paller 16. 21 Ed Witkum 17. 70 Dave McKnight 18. 65 Tim Ice 19. 11 Bobby Santos 20. 39 Alison Cumens 21. 97 Bobby Dawson 22. 19 Trent Stephens 23. 31 Matt Marlow 24. 07 Kevin Jaycox 25. 46 Ryan Conlam 26. 77 Timmy Jedrezejk 27. 63 Kevin Feeney 28. 8 Moe Lilje
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