Shullick sets new track record and takes second win of season for Osetek Racing – Oswego County today
OSWEGO – After an accident at the third corner significantly damaged the No. 95 Osetek Racing on July 10, Dave Shullick Jr. of North Ridgeville, Ohio unloaded a newly repaired hot rod and spent a night last Saturday at Oswego Speedway .
The 2017 Supermodified Track Champion set a new track record with a record time of 15.694 seconds, overtook Mike Bruce for victory in the 45-lap Retro Night special presented by JP Jewelers and in doing so regained the lead. Otto Sitterly points.
It was Shullick’s second win of the 2021 season, his third with car owner Chris Osetek, and the twelfth of his career in the Novelis Supermodified division.
“I was taking my time tonight,” Shullick said. “The 22 was driving very well, it continued to let go a bit, but I wanted to take it easy and not put the car in a place where I couldn’t get it out. In the last lap he climbed a bit high and that’s how I got him. I don’t know what the crew did with this car, but it’s better after the crash. It’s pretty awesome, it’s probably the best car I’ve ever had here. We were going into the corners a car length deeper than everyone else and I don’t know why or what the problem is. I came here today to win it because I was not happy with just one victory this year. I felt like we would have a good chance tonight and we did. I hope there are others behind. I just want to thank Chris Osetek, Brian Osetek and the Shawn, Jim, Matt tire team and everyone who worked hard. Cam’s Pizza, TJ Toyota, Jim Michael’s Motors for building a hell of a room. I couldn’t do it without them. Thanks to Oswego Speedway and everyone who put it on and all the fans for coming. “
Mike Bruce, leader of the Supermodified Rookie of the Year and winner of the first feature film this season, was second. .
“I don’t think there was a single car in the peloton that was going to hold Dave Shullick tonight,” commented Bruce. “. We had a good run, the starting position was good and my team leader Bobby (Magner) is phenomenal. He gives us a great car every time we come here. I want to thank Rich for being part of Supermodified with me and all the sponsors; Woodchuck Saloon, Bruce Electric and all the team members helping us. The guys we work with here are a lot of fun.
After finishing fourth for the remainder of the race, Gosek made an excellent move in traffic as the laps narrowed to reach third. It was the first podium of the season for the 41-year-old veteran.
“Everyone is going very fast. I started fourth and finished third and that’s kind of how it is today, ”said Gosek. “I think you have three or four in a group and ten more in a group, and then Shullick is in a different world from all of us, so it’s tough there. If you can’t pass in traffic and you’re out of the way, it’s really hard to pass.
On the occasion of “Retro Night” the main event was shortened to 45s, as was the distance of Supermodified features for so many years, and at first it was rookie poleman Mike Bruce ahead of Dave Danzer.
Third starter, Jeff Abold put his nose under the No. 52 Danzer in the first corner to take second place.
Shullick, who started sixth, passed Dan Connors Jr, Gosek and Danzer in the first two laps to pass behind Abold for second place.
The yellow flag came out with four full laps for a Keith Shampine spin that recovered Jamie Timmons on the front stretch. The two cars were out for the night.
On the restart, Shullick found a way under Abold for second place and began to beat leader Bruce with just five laps off the books.
Meanwhile, Gosek, Connors and Sitterly got down to business, moving under Danzer to take control of the fourth, fifth and sixth as the race neared ten.
On lap 10, Shullick really started to put pressure on race leader Bruce and would continue to do so for much of the race.
It took 15 laps, but “The Shoe 2” did what turned out to be their race-winning sideways move into turn three and took the lead on lap 25.
On lap 30, the first five cars started to catch heavy traffic, with Gosek taking advantage of a slower car that congested Abold, passing outside and passing in third.
Sitterly was next to use the overtaken cars as a choice, passing through Connors for fifth place and Abold for fourth in the same turn at his charge from tenth place.
However, the warning flag was thrown the next time around when a blown left front tire resulted in a heavy and direct impact into the foam of the third turn for Sitterly on lap 31. Fortunately, Otto was not injured in the lane. ‘accident.
On the reboot, Shullick simply ran off the field as the top three of Shullick, Bruce, and Gosek began to expand.
The battle was for positions four to six between Abold, Connors and Tyler Thompson, but the field would remain in the line for the remaining 14 laps as Shullick claimed the dominant victory.
To complete the top five, Bruce, Gosek, Abold and Connors with Thompson, Alison Sload, Brandon Bellinger, Michael Barnes and Dave Danzer completing the top ten.
Tim Snyder, Lou LeVea Sr and Hal LaTulip completed the starting order while Sitterly, latecomers Camden Proud, Shampine and Timmons finished their evenings at the edge of the pits.
Two cars did not start, including Todd Stowell’s No.89 with mechanical problems and Max McLaughlin’s CraZ8, which came out before the qualifying heats due to a burnt out engine.
There are only two events left in the 2021 Oswego Speedway Championship calendar and that continues this Saturday August 15th as Barlow’s Concessions and A&P Auto Parts present a full program for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS as well as the event from Sunoco New York Super Stocks Classic focus.
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JP Jewelers Retro Night
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Oswego Motor Circuit
Oswego, New York
Characteristic (45 rpm): 1. 95 DAVE SHULLICK JR, 2. 22 ® Mike Bruce, 3. 00 Joe Gosek, 4. 05 Jeff Abold, 5. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 6. 98T Tyler Thompson, 7. 39 Alison Sload , 8. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 9. 68 Michael Barnes, 10. 52 Dave Danzer, 11. 0 Tim Snyder, 12. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 13. 56 Hal LaTulip, 14. 90 Jack Patrick, 15. 7 Otto Sitterly, 16. 54 Camden Proud, 17. 55 Keith Shampine, 18. 27 Jamie Timmons, DNS 89 Todd Stowell
Round 1 (12 laps): 1.52 Dave Danzer, 2.95 Dave Shullick Jr, 3.00 Joe Gosek, 4. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 5. 0 Tim Snyder, DNS 89 Todd Stowell
Round 2 (12 laps): 1.55 Keith Shampine, 2. 7 Otto Sitterly, 3. 05 Jeff Abold, 4.39 Alison Sload, 5. 27 Jamie Timmons, 6. 90 Jack Patrick
Round 3 (12 laps): 1. 98T Tyler Thompson, 2. 22 ® Mike Bruce, 3. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 4. 68 Michael Barnes, 5. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 6.56 Hal LaTulip
Group Time Trial: 1. 95 Dave Shullick Jr. – 15.694, 2. 02 Brandon Bellinger – 15.950, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly – 15.990, 4. 01 Dan Connors Jr. – 16.044, 5. 39 Alison Sload – 16.163, 6.68 Michael Barnes – 16.168, 7. 00 Joe Gosek – 16.193, 8. 98T Tyler Thompson – 16.214, 9. 05 Jeff Abold – 16.228, 10. 89 Todd Stowell – 16.267, 11. 22 ® Mike Bruce – 16.270 , 12. 55 Keith Shampine – 16.308, 13. 52 Dave Danzer – 16.372, 14. 90 Jack Patrick – 16.493, 15. 66 Lou LeVea Sr. – 16.674, 16.0 Tim Snyder – 16.692, 17. 27 Jamie Timmons – 16.698, 18 56 Hal LaTulip – 17,341
D&S Landscaping Hard Loader: 95 Dave Shullick Jr.
Lighthouse Lanes Up & Comer: # 01 Dan Connors Jr.