At the 2012 Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA) Championship at the Flat Rock Speedway, David Shullick won a strong second-place finish behind teammate Trent Stephens. In forty rapid laps around the track, he nearly managed to catch up with Stephens, edging out Zach Gibson after a “caution” during the sixth lap. Third-place winner Charlie Schultz also made surprising gains, moving up from fifth place, but was unable to overtake the two leaders.
The quarter-mile, banked track provided some challenges to all of the competitors, including Stephens, but a new set of tires along the way seems to have given him an edge. For his part, Dave Shullick Jr. faced some suspension issues that made for loose steering in the opening heat race. Once the problem was identified as a bind in the front suspension, he was able to make headway against the competition and even some gains on the winner. Together, the teammates’ first- and second-place wins were an impressive feat.