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
Other ISMA Sponsors: Lane Tire Sales, E.F. Shea Concrete, Locke Crane Services, KDP Townhouses, Slice-N-Go Deli, Race Threads, Seymour Enterprises, Race Depot, BS&B Radiator, New England Motor Racing Supply, Alternative Energy Solutions
Delaware, Ont., Canada (Aug. 19, 2017) - They say good things come to those who wait and for London, Ontario's Mark Sammut that wait for a feature win at Delaware was 21 years in the making. Sammut, who calls Delaware Speedway his home track, had raced many times at the half-mile oval over his long career, but had never won a supermodified feature there. He'd come close, but Saturday night he nailed it, picking up his 6th career ISMA win but first victory at Delaware, which was also a very lucrative one that carried a $10,000 first place prize, sponsored by Corr/Pak Merchandising, Arctic Snowplows, Murray's Transmission and PATCO Transportation.
Waterford, CT(August 12, 2017) - After an unusually high rate of attrition at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, the ISMA competitors trekked south to Waterford were down in numbers, but a combination of crashes, curfews and a late night start to the Saturday night feature caused more havoc.
The ISMA 75 started last on the agenda and fearfully close to the track's midnight curfew and some spotty rain in the area. When all was said and down, the race was shortened to 50 laps, then checkered after 39 complete when both rain and the curfew fell.
Lee, NH (August 11, 2017) – Baldwinsville, NY’s Michael Muldoon, with only five ISMA events under his belt viewed Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire for the first time on Friday night. He quickly adapted to the new-to-him venue and came home with a very impressive win in the Ollie Silva Memorial 75. His first career winged win took a combination of a good starting spot and a little luck when race leader Ben Seitz stopped off turn four on lap 63, while due to motor issues.
Muldoon had led the 75-lapper up until lap 33, when passed by Seitz in the Locke 37. Muldoon stayed in second while Seitz was able to build a comfortable lead, hauling in the $1000 Shea Concrete lap 37 bonus, until the car’s demise. Muldoon retook the top spot and led the remaining 11 laps, pressured by Ohio’s Mike McVetta, for the victory, his first career ISMA win.