Dave Shullick Jr.: The Sandusky Speedway Tradition

Dave Shullick Jr. holds the distinction of being the all-time Midwest Supermodified Association, LLC, feature winner. Learn more about David Shullick Jr. and his record on the supermodified circuit by visiting http://www.daveshullick.com.

For more than six decades, the Sandusky Speedway has seen thousands of races, from NASCAR-sanctioned events to youth go kart races and International Supermodified Association (ISMA) competitions. The speedway, which is situated in Sandusky, Ohio, began as a half-mile-long oval dirt track with 600-foot straightaways and grandstands with seating for 3,500 fans.

In May 1950, officials held the first race at the Sandusky Speedway, which drew more than 2,000 spectators. Within five years, the facility changed management and underwent serious renovations, including a new blacktop racing surface and larger steel grandstands. Over the years, the Sandusky Speedway has experienced various different owners, promoters, and types of racing, but has remained a cornerstone of the Sandusky community. In 2013, the speedway will host a weekend of ISMA races as well as the Midwest Supermodified Association, LLC, (MSA) championships.

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Dave Shullick Jr.: The International Supermodified Association

Second-generation supermodified car racer Dave Shullick Jr. has had a successful, decade-long career on the track. He has won 30 races in all, including six races in the International Supermodified Association (ISMA). David Shullick Jr. currently ranks 18th on the ISMA’s all-time wins list.

Founded in 1974, the ISMA originally sought to improve supermodified racing by running more events, offering better purses, and improving safety conditions. The organization grew quickly, and within five years it was offering more than $100,000 in points and race money per season. Today it runs between 13 and 17 races annually and offers a minimum starting purse of $1,000 to its race teams.

The 2013 ISMA season begins Saturday May 4 at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, New York. Events continue throughout the summer and early fall before finishing in late October with the World Series of Racing at Thompson International Speedway in Connecticut. To find more information on the ISMA and its 2013 series of races, visit it online at www.ismasupers.com.

Oswego Speedway

Oswego Speedway in New York may not be as well known as some of its larger cousins. But to International Supermodified Association winners like Dave Shullick Jr., it is a great track. Shullick has three wins under his belt at Oswego. (He also competes in the Midwestern Supermodified Association, where he has placed first many times.)

In 1951, George, Harry, and William Caruso took an old horse track and built the speedway on it. It was originally a three-eighths mile course, but in 1961 the Carusos enlarged it to the current five-eighths mile track. Oswego Speedway has hosted a weekly race since its inception. The second owners, Eric and John Torrese, recently implemented renovations such as a 20-car scoring pylon, luxury skyboxes, and an upgraded rear grandstand. It is sometimes called the “Indy of the East” because several winners of the Indianapolis 500 have raced at Oswego.

Oswego Speedway schedules its biggest event, the Budweiser International Classic Weekend, on Labor Day. The weekend consists of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds; this class is named for a leading manufacturer of rolled aluminum products.

Dave Shullick Jr. has posted many wins in the supermodified racing divisions and is a three-time points winner in the Midwestern Supermodified Association. He also enjoys golf and boating.