September 24, 2018 - Wellington, Ohio owner-driver Mike McVetta has pieced together a decent 2018 season on the ISMA circuit with his No. 22. While the three-time ISMA feature winner is still searching for his first series win of the year, he'll enter the season final at Thompson ninth in owner points with three top-five finishes to his credit in nine starts.
After top-five finishes at Monadnock in June and the Hy-Miler Friday night Fast 40 at Sandusky in July, McVetta came out swinging in August. He'd start the month with a Midwest Supermodified Series (MSS) win at Lorain County Speedway on August 4. Two weeks later, he'd record his best ISMA finish of the year thus far, a second-place result to Mike Ordway Jr. at the August 18 Harvey Lennox Memorial at Delaware. Most recently, McVetta finished just outside the top five at the Bob Webber Sr Memorial Classic at Star, bringing his 22 home in the sixth position.
McVetta, a NASA engineer who builds his own chassis, has finished top-five at Thompson before (fifth place in 2016), and it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone if he challenges for his first series win of the year in the season's final race this October 14. Prior to Thompson, McVetta will look to wrap up the MSS points championship this Saturday at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. He'll enter the race with a 12-point lead over Danny Shirey.