(Jim Feeney photo)
OSWEGO, NY (September 11, 2017) – At the end of the 10-race Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear, Michael Muldoon and Dave Shullick Jr. stand on top as champions with the duo netting a combined $16,000 for their efforts.
The Muldoon Racing team leads the money earnings list for the TCCS, finishing the season as the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year, while finishing second in the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year. The end result is a $10,000 pay day, which will be awarded at Oswego Speedway’s championship banquet on Saturday, November 4.
With their 9th place effort in the Star Classic, the Muldoon Racing team was able to hold off the hard charging Abold Racing No. 05 squad, who put together another top five effort at Star but finished a mere 25-points shy of Muldoon in the same car championship.
Shullick absolutely dominated the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship, topping Muldoon by 130-points, thanks to the help of back-to-back Classic wins at Oswego and Star driving for John Nicotra and Jim Bodnar. The TCCS driver’s championship will see Shullick walk out of the Oswego banquet with an extra $6,000.
Thanks to a 3rd place effort in the driver’s championship, Abold will tie Shullick on the earnings list, collecting a total of $6,000 for his efforts during the 2017 season, utilizing the same Supermodified.
Tim Jedrzejek and Otto Sitterly would complete the top five in the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship, claiming $1,000 and $500 respectively.
In the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year championship, Gary Morton Racing was able to hang onto the third position with the help of driver Joey Payne at the Star Classic. Morton, who made every race but the Fourth of July special at Oswego, earns $2,000.
Despite missing the Hy-Miler Nationals, Gosek Racing finished the season 4th in the same car race earning $1,000 with Snyder Racing finishing the top five and claiming $500.
A total of seven Supermodified teams completed the required six events in the TCCS this season, with Penix Racing and Danzer Racing finishing just outside of the top five positions.
A total of 10 Supermodified drivers completed the six race mandate with Gosek, Payne, Danzer, Snyder, and McKnight finishing out of the money in positions six through ten.
“I would like to personally thank the sponsors, teams, drivers, track and series operators, and fans that supported the TCCS in 2017,” said TCCS Promoter, Dan Kapuscinski. “The commitment shown by these individuals to support Supermodified racing, across all platforms, did not go unnoticed and will not be forgotten. Congratulations to all TCCS drivers and teams, especially champions Dave Shullick Jr. and Michael Muldoon, on a fantastic season. While there will likely always be a natural line in the sand between winged and non-winged racing, I hope that we helped blur that line some while giving a little back to a dedicated bunch of racers.”
About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.
Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Standings: (FINAL)
1. Dave Shullick Jr. – 918 ($6,000)
2. Michael Muldoon – 788 ($4,000)
3. Jeff Abold – 763 ($2,000)
4. Tim Jedrejek – 742 ($1,000)
5. Otto Sitterly – 716 ($500)
6. Joe Gosek – 678
7. Joey Payne – 645
8. Dave Danzer – 639
9. Tim Snyder – 630
10. Dave McKnight – 617
Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Standings: (FINAL)
1. Muldoon Racing 15 – 788 ($6,000)
2. Abold Racing 05 – 763 ($4,000)
3. Morton Racing 70 – 684 ($2,000)
4. Gosek Racing 00 – 678 ($1,000)
5. Snyder Racing 0 – 630 ($500)
6. Penix Racing 14 – 582
7. Danzer Racing 52 – 527
Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing) – Trent Stephens
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing) – Ben Seitz
July 1– Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)** – Dave Gruel
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing) – Moe Lilje
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)** – Mike Ordway Jr.
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)** – Dave Shullick Jr.
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)** – Dave Shullick Jr.
** – Indicates Double Point Shows
Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total