Dave Shullick, Jr. Tops Largest ISMA Field of Season
OSWEGO, NY) – The International Supermodified Association returned to Oswego Speedway for the Shea Concrete King of Wings Saturday night and Dave Shullick, Jr. topped the stout 31-car field from practice through the checkered flag.
Shullick, Jr. used some lapped traffic and took advantage of Chris Perley’s ill-handling car to take the lead just past halfway and never looked back.
“Chris (Perley) was running a little tight and I knew if he got into traffic he’d have a little bit of a hard time, and that’s exactly what happened,” said Shullick, Jr.. “This car was wicked fast.”
With the crown as King of Wings, Shullick, Jr. became the fourth different driver to take the crown in the event’s sixth edition.
“This is only my third time running this event,” added Shullick. “To be King of Wings means everything.”
Shullick started back in eighth and methodically picked his way to the front throughout the first half of the race, benefiting from a few early cautions that kept the 23-car starting field bunched up. Perley was the last driver Shullick had to dispatch of to score the victory.
“My car got wicked tight” said Perley, who finished second. “We had a second place car and that’s what we got. It was a fun race. DJ (Shullick) was wicked fast. I don’t think traffic was a factor at all in where we finished.”
Two-time King of Wings winner Mike Lichty, who made more than a couple hair-raising passes on the outside to move up from his 10th starting spot, finished third.
“It was tough,” admitted Lichty. “We missed it right from the get go. We just rolled off the trailer and it was different. It’s not easy at this place to just nail the setup every time like we’ve been doing lately. We’re fortunate to get out of here third.”
For his dominating performance leading the most laps on Saturday evening, Dave Shullick earned the Radical Race Gear Lap Leader Award and will receive a $100 product certificate from Radical Race Gear.
Eddie Witkum, Jr. charged from the 22nd starting place to finish 13th and claimed the Hard Charger Award sponsored by #1 ISMA Fan for advancing the most positions during the race.
Jon McKennedy, Jeff Locke, and Rob Summers claimed $50 bonuses from Jimmie James BBQ in Scriba, New York for winning qualifying heat races.
Burke’s Home Centers proudly sponsored the traditional ISMA Bike Giveaway, which a lucky fan in attendance was able to take home with them after the event.
The next stop for the ISMA Supermodifieds will be July 25th and 26th for the Hy-Miler Nationals at Sandusky Speedway (OH).
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INTERNATIONAL SUPERMODIFIED ASSOCIATION
King of Wings
July 12, 2014
- 95-Dave Shullick, Jr.
- 11-Chris Perley
- 84-Mike Lichty
- 37-Jeff Locke
- 17-Ben Seitz
- 79-Jon McKennedy
- 74-Rob Summers
- 7-Otto Sitterly
- 25-Dan Bowes
- 46-Ryan Coniam
- 78-Mark Sammut
- 98-Justin Belfiore
- 21-Eddie Witkum, Jr.
- 94-Craig Rayvels
- 29-Bobby Chartier
- 87-Keith Gilliam
- 8-Moe Lilje
- 97-Ryan Gath
- 55-Mike Keeler
- 51 Dave Duggan
- 40-Bobby Magner
- 19-Trent Stephens
- 70-Dave McKnight, Jr.
- 61-Lou Cicconi, Jr.
- 39-Alison Cumens
- 65-Tim Ice
- 96-Lou LeVea, Sr.
Heat Race 1: Jon McKennedy, Chris Perley, Dan Bowes, Trent Stephens, Dave McKnight Jr., Alison Cumens, Justin Belfiore, Mike Keeler, Dave Duggan, Lou LeVea Sr.
Heat Race 2: Jeff Locke, Moe Lilje, Otto Sitterly, Mike Lichty, Lou Cicconi Jr., Mark Sammut, Bobby Magner, Bobby Chartier, Lou LeVea Jr., Eric Lewis
Heat Race 3: Rob Summers, Dave Shullick, Ben Seitz, Ryan Coniam, Tim Ice, Ryan Gath, Craig Rayvals, Keith Gilliam, Eddie Witkum Jr., Howard Page
Consolation Race: Eddie Witkum Jr., Bobby Chartier, Dave Duggan, Keith Gilliam, Lou Levea Sr., Lou LeVea Jr., Howard Page, Eric Lewis, Mike Keeler