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Saturday Sandusky Speedway Open Wheel Spectacular


Saturday to Be Highlighted by Open Wheel Spectacular
(SANDUSKY, OH, May 27th, 2015)- This Saturday, three divisions of open wheel madness will converge upon the hallowed grounds of the Sandusky Speedway in order to create one of the greatest events of the season for the fan of methanol and unhindered speed, the Budweiser Open Wheel Spectacular. The Midwest Supermodified Association will bring “the world’s fastest short track racecar”, the winged supermodified, to the speedway for their season-opening event. These big block behemoths will have to share the spotlight with the non-wing Buckeye Super Sprint Series as well as the speedway’s weekly open wheel kings, the modifieds.

The supermodified division will see veterans of the open wheel ranks like Charlie Schultz and Jon Henes face off against relative newcomers like Kevin Jaycox Jr. and AJ Lesiecki in a thirty lap feature event. The point standings look to possibly be closer than ever this season. With a number of veterans cutting down to partial schedules, it leaves the door open for drivers that may have been overshadowed in years past to come into the limelight.

The non-wing sprint cars saw an opening of the rules during the offseason, allowing 410 and 360 cubic inch motors to join the fray with the traditionally 305 powered cars to provide more diversity and possibly increase the great racing witnessed within the division in its prior winged state. Ever since the change, the formerly understated Kartington Raceway car driven by Richwood, Ohio’s Joe Speakman has come alive, winning both feature events contested thus far this season and holding a slight points lead.

The modified division will be the only weekly Sandusky Speedway class in attendance. These hybrid stock car/open wheel machines, overpowered for the small eight-inch Hoosier 970 tire that they run on, will see points leader Kenny Sharp compete against Jason Drew and the Hamilton brothers in order to maintain his heavy points lead. Sharp took a hard hit in the thirty lap special contested on Sunday night when, while fighting for the runnerup position, he and Michigan invader Joey Morisette locked wheels and both ended up hitting the backstretch wall. “The New Bandit” is sure to be on a quest for redemption this weekend after losing the opportunity at the big payday with just a handful of laps to go.

The cars will begin to fill the speedway pit area at three o’clock, with practice beginning at four. The fields will be set with qualifications scheduled to start at 5:30, and the racing action will commence at seven.

-Official Sandusky Speedway Press Release by Media Director, Jarrett Emmerich


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