Contributed by Bob Stascak Elyria Chronicle-Telegram
October 10, 2014 – Sandusky, OH…The Main Event XXVII takes place this weekend at Sandusky Speedway. The Main Event Racing Series (MERS) Super Late Models and the BioBased.US Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA) Supermodifieds will crown their 2014 Champion this weekend. In addition to these two prestigious touring divisions, the Modifieds and the Front Wheel Drive Cars will also be in action.
The pre-entry list shows over thirty-five MERS Super Late Models, seventeen MSA Supermodifieds and thirty Modifieds set to battle it out. The MERS 100 lap feature on Sun. will pay $10,000 to the winner. The MSA 40 lap feature pays $1,700 to win and the Modified 40 lap feature will pay $4,000 to win. Tonight’s FWD Cars feature winner will get $300.
The pit gates open today at 9 a.m. The grandstand admission starts at 11 a.m. as do the hot lap sessions. Qualifying is at 3 p.m., racing at 7 p.m. All divisions will qualify and run heat races. The FWD Cars will run preliminary races and a feature. Adult admission is $15, $7 for ages 6-12, free to ages 5 and younger. A one day pit pass is $40, $65 for a two-day pit pass.
On Sunday the pit gates open at 9:30 a.m. Grandstand admission begins at 11 a.m., hot laps at 11 a.m. also. Racing starts at 1:30 p.m. with last chance and feature races. Adult admission is $25, $7 ages 6-12, free to ages 5 and younger. A pit pass is $40. Call (419) 625-4084.
A true legend of our division has passed. Harvey Lennox, a Canadian Motorsports, London Sports, and Flamboro Speedway Halls of Fame member, and a fierce competitor known throughout the supermodified division died on September 29 at the age of 85.
Services will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Take a moment to view the full obituary on the Westview Funeral Chapel site HERE. You can also leave a message of encouragement for the family.
The London Free Press had a nice write up about Harvey that includes details on arrangements.
Feel free to leave your memories of Harvey here too. We’re sure many would love to read about them and relive some of the great days of Harvey and the “Tammy 10.”
Here are some great links about Harvey and his stellar career:
RetroRockets.org Feature Page
Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame Bio
2011 London Free Press Feature Article
Reprinted by Permission Marsha Gadzera, Editor/Jim Feeney Photos
Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series
The 2014 Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series concluded at the ISMA SuperNationals on Labor Day Weekend. Here are the top 10 in the Shea Concrete “Steel Place” Super Series. Congratulations to Mike Lichty for winning the series for the second time! Many thanks to Ed Shea for sponsoring this great series again.
POS. ## DRIVER PTS.
1 84 MIKE LICHTY* 314
2 11 CHRIS PERLEY 310
3 94 DAVE SHULLICK JR.** 306
4 74 ROB SUMMERS 299
5 37 JEFF LOCKE 268
6 79 JON MCKENNEDY 261
7 17 BEN SEITZ 258
8 78 MARK SAMMUT 253
9 8 MOE LILJE 244
10 21 ED WITKUM JR. 221
Congratulations to Dave Shullick Jr. on winning this race. Mike Lichty and Robby Summers rounded out the top three. Mike tried to catch and pass DJ, but things didn’t go his way this race. Continue reading