Mike McVetta Takes Fourth Feature in as Many Appearances in Past Year
By Carol D Haynes, ISMA PR
June 24, 2016-Wellington, Ohio’s Mike McVetta is becoming very familiar with the victory lane circle at Lorain County Speedway. In his last four visits there, he has won four times – three in his supermodified (two ISMA and one MSA) and one in a Sauer sprint car coming just last Saturday. He certainly hopes the win streak continues. Standing by his yellow and red family owned machine, Friday night, decked out with a $3000 winner’s check, he was in awe of his achievement. “It’s just an unbelievable feeling to be out here again the fourth race I’ve been to at Lorain County in a year and the fourth win. It’s an unbelievable record we have got going and hopefully we can keep it going for tomorrow. I’ve got to thank my sponsors, Euphoria … Read More →
Mike McVetta Leads the Way at ISMA Return to Lorain County Speedway
Amherst, OH – June 26, 2015…Thirty-one years ago the International SuperModified Association ran their first race event at Lorain County Speedway. The 22 of Doug Saunier of Navarre, OH was the winner of the 1984 100-lapper. Fast forward to 2015 when ISMA returned to Lorain County and saw young NASA engineer Michael McVetta win the Friday night 50-lapper, driving to a career-first victory. McVetta, ironically just happens to be Saunier’s son-in-law. It was all the more rewarding for McVetta who had crashed heavily at Oswego Speedway on June 13 and was nursing an injured finger from the incident. Unfortunately, McVetta also saw is first victory marred at race end when a broken watts link sent him into the first turn with a damaged car.
Getting a lift to victory lane as his car went on the hook, McVetta was all smiles despite the fact he faced another major repair session, as he spoke, “This is unbelievable. I want to thank all those who stepped up and helped us get back on track. There are so many to thank. Acme Racing gave us a big hand and gave us a rear end. Euphoria Vapor came over one night at ten o’clock and helped us set up the car. The Fourth Turn Crazies; they are always there for us. I can’t say enough about Dave Ennis and his family. They do everything for us. Thanks to Ridgeway photos. Thanks to my family, my sponsors and friends. I can’t thank them all enough. I couldn’t do this without them.” Continue reading McVetta Sees Fire and Rain in Lorain County ISMA Win→
Ohio’s Mike McVetta Says Car Will Compete with and without Wing
OSWEGO, NY (March 6, 2015) – Ohio Supermodified pilot Mike McVetta is hard at work preparing his home-built machine to take on double duty action during Oswego Speedway’s 59th annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend set for September 4-6.
A winged supermodified veteran of the Ohio based Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA), McVetta and team have laid plans for a full-time schedule on the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) tour in 2015 along with a planned entry into the non-wing Budweiser International Classic, their first ever attempt.
While the running of the International Classic 200 is six months away, work is already underway on the cars non-wing package, with hopes of potentially tackling one or two Oswego events prior to the Classic.
“We wanted to get the non-wing package done now before the season gets going,” said McVetta, a mechanical test engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center, living in Wellington, OH. “With the move to ISMA full-time in 2015, we are already going to be at Oswego for all the winged shows, so we decided to add the Classic to our schedule as well. We will run the same car in both the wing and non-wing shows Classic Weekend.”
In a day and age where there is not much cross over between wing and non-wing supermodifieds during Classic Weekend, McVetta looks to break the mold.
“We want to break the stereotype that a wing car can’t be competitive without the wing,” said McVetta, who built his current supermodified in 2014 for the purpose of wing racing. “We are working on some sponsorship options to try to help us run a few shows prior to Classic to shake the car down. Hopefully we can make it happen.”
A graduate of quarter midget and wing Sprint Car racing, McVetta finished seventh in the 2014 MSA championship with a top finish of fourth at Sandusky Speedway on June 21.
On the ISMA tour, McVetta grabbed finishes of 13th and 18th during Hy-Miler Nationals weekend last season.
McVetta last competed at Oswego during ISMA’s Bud Light SuperNationals in 2013.
The McVetta Racing No. 22 will make its first appearance at Oswego Speedway on Memorial Day weekend as a part of the Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ featuring ISMA and non-wing Novelis Supermodifieds in action on the same night May 23.
Other Oswego dates for the ISMA tour include June 13, King of Wings VII on July 11, and Budweiser International Classic Weekend, which will see McVetta tackle both portions of supermodified action that weekend.
Oswego Speedway’s 2015 racing season will kick off on Saturday, May 9 with the 65th annual opening night celebration featuring the lid lifters for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the 75-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press.