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MARK SAMMUT CAPTURES ISMA SUPERMODIFIED WIN AT LANCASTER

Cryan, Bainbridge & Dryden score feature wins in front of great crowd

LANCASTER, N.Y. (June 3, 2018) – Mark Sammut of London, Ontario captured the 50-lap International Supermodified Association (ISMA) feature on Saturday night at Lancaster National Speedway. Sammut passed Michael Muldoon for the lead with 12 laps go to secure his second career Supermodified win at Lancaster.

In additional X-Press Signs Stock Car Series action, Andy Cryan of Buffalo won the 25-lap Advance Auto Parts Street Stock feature. Kevin Bainbridge of Amherst, N.Y. earned the victory in the 25-lap Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinder feature. In the Can-Am TQ Midgets, Darren Dryden of Freelton, Ontario won the 25-lap main event.

A large crowd was on hand to see the ISMA Supers back at Lancaster following their triumphant return last season after 14 years. Dave Shullick, Jr. broke the track record he set last season during his heat race with a fast lap of 14.561 seconds with an average speed of almost 123 mph.

Dave McKnight and Michael Muldoon led the field of 17 ISMA Supers to the initial green flag for the 50-lap feature. Muldoon jumped out the early lead and quickly pulled away from the field.

Sammut started third and battled with McKnight early on for the runner-up position. He eventually took over second on lap 15, but Muldoon had built up an advantage of nearly five seconds on the track.

Shullick started 13th and had his work cut out for him as he tried to drive through the field to catch Sammut and Muldoon. He entered the top five just past halfway point of the race on lap 26. Shullick then took third place from McKnight on lap 36.

Muldoon continued to lead, but Sammut closed the gap to just over two seconds as the leader approached lapped traffic. Before Sammut could make up those final two seconds, he caught a break as the caution flag came out for the first and only time on lap 36 when Mike Lichty stopped on the track with a broken front end. This bunched the field up for a restart with 14 laps to go as Muldoon led Sammut and Shullick.

On lap 38, Sammut moved to the outside of Muldoon coming off of turn two and took the lead as the pair entered turn three. Shullick got by Muldoon three laps later to take second, and he then went after Sammut. Shullick chased Sammut for the final nine laps with both drivers running their fastest laps of the race during this time.

Sammut was able to protect the inside line and hold off Shullick to collect the win. It was his second career Supermodified win at Lancaster after an MSA Supermodified victory in 2009. It was also the seventh ISMA Supers win of his career.

Shullick finished second after earning the Hard Charger Award for coming from 13th to second. Dan Bowes of Epping, NH rounded out the top three finishers. Chris Perley came from the 11th starting position to finish fourth. Moe Lilje rounded out the top five. Muldoon dropped out of the race with mechanical issue shortly after giving up third to Shullick.

In the Advance Auto Parts Street Stock feature, Mark Hoch and Tommy Wentland battled from their front row starting positions at the drop of the green flag. Rich Sharpe started sixth and was looking for his third-straight win to start the season.

Sharpe caught Hoch for the lead on lap eight, but the pair made contact in turn two. This allowed Andy Cryan to drive by and take the lead. Sharpe recovered and chased Cryan down to take over first place on lap 13.

The yellow flag was displayed on lap 17 when Nate Straus developed a mechanical problem. Sharpe was forced to pit during the caution period for an unsafe bar protruding from the left front of the car. The pit stop by Sharpe handed the lead back to Cryan.

Sharpe drove back through the field after his pit visit. He caught Hoch and Nik Welshans going into turn three on lap 21 when the trio collided and plowed into the Thermal Foam.

Cryan held of Max Northem for the final four laps to score the victory. Dave Vona, Tim Welshans and Ken Maltby rounded out the top five.

Kevin Bainbridge passed Dave Milbrand, Jr. for the lead with seven laps to go to capture the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinder feature. Milbrand had led every lap from the pole until that point, and he had done a good job at protecting the bottom line through the first 17 laps. On the 18th circuit, Bainbridge squeezed between Milbrand and the inside retaining wall on the frontstretch to take over first.

Darren Dryden came from the fourth starting position to win the 25-lap Can-Am TQ Midget feature. Dryden passed pole sitter Brandon Zavarella for the lead with eight laps to go to score his second win of the Can-Am TQ season.

Adrian Stahle finished second with former Lancaster TQ winner Mack DeMan in third. Zavarella finished fourth with Kyle Hutchinson rounding out the top five.

Lancaster’s X-Press Signs Stock Car Series is back in action this Thursday night at 7 p.m. with a special midweek show. The VP Racing Fuels Sportsman will finish their rain-delayed feature from May 19 followed by a full show for all three home track divisions. The next Saturday night stock car event is June 16 with the Joe Reilly Sportsman Summer Slam 75.

RESULTS

ISMA SUPERMODIFIEDS

Heat Winners: Mike Muldoon, Mike Ordway, Jr.

Feature: MARK SAMMUT, Dave Shullick, Jr., Dan Bowes, Chris Perley, Moe Lilje, Kyle Edwards, Mike Ordway, Jr., Timmy Jedrzejek, Trent Stephens, Dave McKnight, Mike Muldoon, Mike Lichty, Dave Duggan, Ben Seitz, Rich Reid, Larry Lehnert, Mike McVetta DNS: Talon Stephens

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS STREET STOCKS

Heat Winners: Andy Cryan, Max Northem, Rich Sharpe

Feature: ANDY CRYAN, Max Northem, Dave Vona, Tim Welshans, Ken Maltby, Tommy Wentland, Jerry Kosmowski, Jerome Hruby, Jeff Szafraniec, Rick Meyers, Mike Rogers, Nik Welshans, Nate Straus, Garrett Cleversley, Josh Schosek DQ: Mark Hoch, Rich Sharpe

ROAMING BUFFALO 4-CYLINDERS

Heat Winners: Dan Dressel, Chris Pennell, Jason Ansiewicz

Feature: KEVIN BAINBRIDGE, Dave Milbrand, Jr., Dan Dressel, Jason Ansiewicz, Chris Pennell, Tim Durfy, Scott Fritz, Andy Danielwicz, Josh Schosek, Casey Pew, Dave Evans, Kayla Joseph, Joe Brunka, Dave Brunka, Charles Palmer, Russ Hartke, Mark Annis, Jr.

CAN-AM TQ MIDGETS

Heat Winners: Brandon Zavarella, Darren Dryden

Feature: DARREN DRYDEN, Adrian Stahle, Mack DeMan, Brandon Zavarella, Kyle Hutchinson, Erik Musto, Arik McGruder, Dominique Smith, Tim Neis, Luc Munsie, Andy Nye, Steven Murdock

 PHOTO BY PAULA THOMPSON

Shampine Memorial Victors Shullick, Perley Face Off in ISMA Action This Weekend

OSWEGO, NY (May 31, 2018) – Fresh off non-wing victories less than a week ago in the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s at Oswego Speedway, Dave Shullick Jr. and Chris Perley will face off in ISMA competition this weekend at the Delaware and Lancaster Speedways.

Shullick, driving the Bodnar Racing No. 95, and Perley, wheeling the same Vic Miller owned Hawk car he won with this past weekend at Oswego Speedway, will first head north of the border to Delaware, Ontario on Friday evening before returning to competition in New York State Saturday, June 2 at the Lancaster Speedway.

The pair of Shullick and Perley has combined for nearly 100 total ISMA wins and the possibility lingers that both drivers may very well be back in action at Oswego Speedway next weekend should Perley elect to return and compete for another non-wing victory in the No. 44 following his first career wingless triumph this past Saturday.

Defending speedway champion Shullick won back to back ISMA championships in 2015 and 2016 for car owner Jim Bodnar as well as the final two ISMA races contested last season in the Star Classic 150 and the  World Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut. Should ‘The Shoe 2’ return to victory lane tomorrow evening, it will be the third straight winged checkered flag for the Ohio driver.

Other competitors who were in attendance last weekend at Oswego that also plan to join the ISMA contingent Friday and Saturday include Dan Bowes, who made his first two non-wing starts in the Twin 50’s driving to two top ten finishes, along with the dedicated Morton Motorsports camp of Dave McKnight and Gary Morton who will aim to improve upon their runner-up finish at Lancaster a year ago.

With Michael Muldoon, Trent Stephens, Jon McKennedy, Mike McVetta, Talon Stephens, Ben Seitz, Rich Reid, Mike Ordway Jr, Moe LIlje, Mark Sammut, Mike Lichty, Tim Jedrzejek, and more all expected to join the fray, competition is sure to be stiff this weekend on the ISMA trail.

Oswego Speedway returns to action next Saturday, June 9 when A&P Auto Parts presents the ‘Spring Championship’ featuring a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event plus a 30-lap feature for the Pathfinder Bank SBS. To purchase tickets, please call the box office at (315)-342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

JUNE STARTS WITH A BANG AT LANCASTER

LANCASTER, N.Y. (May 29, 2018) – The month of June gets off to fast and furious start at Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway with six events in the first eight days.
LNS&D celebrates the start of June this Friday night (June 1) with the Buffalo Street Outlaws and the Franco’s Pizza IHRA Drag Racing program. The baddest rides in Western New York go head-to-head in the first visit of the year by the BSO plus Lancaster’s own weekly bracket racers are in action.
Saturday, June 2 is Double Wing Night for the X-Press Signs Stock Car Series featuring the International Supermodified Association and the Can-Am TQ Midgets. Last season a huge crowd saw the ISMA Supers make their first appearance at Lancaster in 14 years, and anticipation is high for the return of the fastest short track racers in the world.
Defending race winner, Trent Stephens of Ravenna, Ohio, leads the charge of ISMA stars invading Lancaster. He’ll be joined by defending ISMA champion Jon McKennedy, the “Rowley Rocket” Chris Perley, two-time Lancaster ISMA winner Dave McKnight, the “Shoe 2” Dave Shullick, Jr., Mike Ordway, Jr. and more.
The winged Can-Am TQ Midgets also make the return to Lancaster to tackle the tricky inner-oval. The Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks and Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders round out the thrilling race card. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m.
The following week gets going with Advanced Auto Parts Tuesday Test & Tune and Wednesday Cruise Night on June 5 & 6Tuesday Test & Tune is also where the next class of Friday Night IHRA drag racers can develop their skills with the Junior Dragster and Amateur Racing classes. The Junior Dragsters are celebrating their 25th year of racing with the kids on Tuesday nights, and the program has produced many drivers that race today as adults. The Amateur class is perfect for those that might be too old to drive a Junior Dragster, but still want to learn how to drag race.
Wednesday Cruise Nights are a fun family attraction at LNS&D. Whether you want to Grudge Race your ride down the strip, check out the cars on display on the oval or just enjoy some ice-cold Coca-Cola or beverages from the 12 Gates Brewing Beer Stand while watching the show, there is something for everyone on Wednesdays at Lancaster. General admission through the front gate is always free.
The stock cars are back in action on Thursday, June 7 with Thursday Night Thunder by the Thruway. This special midweek show was added to make up for the early season events that were canceled due to weather. The VP Racing Fuels Sportsman will finish their rain-delayed feature from May 19 plus run a full program with heats and a 35-lap feature. The Sportsman will be joined by Street Stocks and 4-Cylinders. Racing starts at 7 p.m.
Friday, June 8 is VIP Night for the Franco’s Pizza Drag Racing program. Any VIP passes from May 11 will be honored this night and everyone else can attend for just $5, following the national anthems. Top ET, McGard Mod, Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds and Tread City Tire Street will tackle the strip in weekly IHRA competition.
About Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway: Founded in 1959, Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway, WNY’s Premier Motorsports and Event Facility, is a multi-use facility located on 77 acres just outside of metropolitan Buffalo, N.Y. The facility features a 1/8-mile drag strip, a 1/2-mile oval track and hosts several non-motorsports events such as car shows and concerts. For the latest information on Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway check out our website www.lancasternationalspeedway.com. Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LancasterSpeedway) and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).
PHOTO BY JOE GRABIANOWSKI
LNS0529-1: CHRIS PERLEY (11) AND MIKE ORDWAY (61) RACE HARD DURING THE ISMA SUPERS’ VISIT TO LANCASTER LAST JUNE