By CAROL D. HAYNES, ISMA PR
OSWEGO, NY (July 31, 2021) – The starting lineup of the King of Wings Jack Murphy Memorial, a co-sanctioned winged Supermodified event at Oswego Speedway, found two hot shoes on the front row in Trent Stephens of Ohio and Mike Lichty, Innerkip, Ont. Right from the drop of the green, the duo put on a torrid battle upfront with Lichty taking the lead and then swapping it with Stephens. A restart yellow on lap 25 found Lichty back in command.
As the upfront battle ensued, Mike Muldoon, Tyler Thompson, Otto Sitterly, AJ Lesiecki, Ben Seitz, Moe Lilje, Aric Iosue, and Dan Connors were in the top ten as the halfway mark approached.
It was now Stephens back in the number one spot with Lichty glued to the back of the 19. But, the halfway lap came and went with Stephens suddenly fading off the pace. The 19, with a broken rocker arm, pulled pitside, leaving Lichty out front with a couple of car length lead.
With 20 to go, Muldoon had the 15 gaining ground on the leader. Thompson, Sitterly, Lesiecki, and Chris Perley were not far behind.
At the lap 50 mark, Lichty continued in pursuit of the 3rd King of Wings title while Muldoon and Thompson were trying to fend off a charging Sitterly, who took over the third spot soon thereafter.
As Lichty reached traffic, Muldoon was able to close the gap significantly and challenge for the top spot in the closing laps but was unable to make the pass with Lichty getting the win, Muldoon second, and Sitterly third.
Thompson and Perley filled in the top five as Lesiecki, Moe Lilje, Ryan Locke, Iosue and Rich Reid filled out the top ten at the checkered.
Heat winners took home bonus awards sponsored by Precision Welding, Dennis and Randy Nadar, and Ted Pittsley of $100 (1st), $30 (2nd), $25 (3rd).
The Hard Charger was Otto Sitterly who received $100 courtesy of the 4th Turn Crazies.
The Last Car Running award of $150 sponsored by Quest Restoration, went to Joe Gosek.
Best Western PLUS, Clarion Hotel & Suites and LaGraf’s Pub Jack Murphy Memorial King of Wings X
ISMA Supermodifieds / Midwest Supermodified Series
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Jack Murphy King of Wings X (60-laps): 1. 84 MIKE LICHTY, 2. 15 Michael Muldoon, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly, 4. 98T Tyler Thompson, 5. 11 Chris Perley, 6. 88 AJ Lesiecki 7. 32 Moe Lilje, 8. 37 Ryan Locke, 9. 27 Aric Iosue, 10. 55 Rich Reid, 11. 00 Joe Gosek, 12. 11E Kyle Edwards, 13. 41 Russ Wood, 14. 97 Ben Seitz, 15. 19 Trent Stephens, 16. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 17. 99 Jerry Curran, 18. 22 Mike McVetta, 19. 8 Jonathon Lesiecki, 20. 49 Dave Shullick Jr, 21. 0 Tim Snyder, DNS 61 Mike Ordway Jr. (Blown engine in practice).
Heat 1 (10-laps): 1. 88 AJ Lesiecki, 2. 27 Aric Iosue, 3. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 4. 15 Michael Muldoon, 5. 37 Ryan Locke, 6. 11E Kyle Edwards, 7. 55 Rich Reid
Heat 2 (10-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 98T Tyler Thompson, 3. 32 Moe Lilje, 4. 84 Mike Lichty, 5. 11 Chris Perley, 6. 41 Russ Wood, DNS – 99 Jerry Curran
Heat 3 (10-laps): 1. 49 Dave Shullick Jr, 2. 19 Trent Stephens, 3. 97 Ben Seitz, 4. 22 Mike McVetta, 5. 00 Joe Gosek, 6. 0 Tim Snyder, 7. 8 Jonathon Lesiecki