OSWEGO, NY (July 24, 2019) - This weekend, Dave Shullick Jr. will debut the brand new Stout Racing No. 49 with the same goal the three-time Hy-Miler champion has anytime he walks into Sandusky Speedway; victory lane.
Shullick Jr. sits third on the Hy-Miler wins list and is fifth in all-time points just behind father Dave Sr, who certainly needs no introduction when it comes to Supermodified fans. Despite his Dad’s Sandusky legacy, the ‘Shoe 2’ feels no pressure.
“My Dad has five Hy-Miler wins. My goal is to ultimately tie or pass him, Shullick explained. “I am really looking forward to running the new car and working with Stout Racing again. I’d love nothing more than to win one for Steve and get Hy-Miler number four.”
Although Shullick is driving a new car for a ‘new’ team this season, Stout and the North Ridgeville, O.H. native have a long history together, including six straight years in ISMA from 2002 to 2007, and again in 2012. The duo also won the ‘07 ISMA Supernationals at Oswego Speedway.
In more recent times, Stout has fielded a car for Trent Stephens, and a second driven by either Danny Shirey or Moe Lilje. Steve cut back to only the Stephens No. 19 last season, but will race two cars this year with both Shullick and Stephens at the wheel.
There is no question that Stout has a winning pair in these two Ohioans, who combine for over twenty five ISMA victories. Shullick’s No. 49 was already turning low fourteen second laps in testing this month, and is sure to contend for the win this weekend.
Other home state drivers expected in the field, joining Shullick and Stephens, include Shirey, Lilje, AJ Leseicki, Mike McVetta, Ryan Winningham, Talon Stephens, Rich Reid, Jim Paller, and two-time Hy-Miler champion Tim Jedrzejek.
Sandusky pit gates will open at 2pm on Friday, with grandstands and practice at 4pm and time trials at 6:30pm. Fast Forty qualifying races will take the green flag at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $8 for kids six to twelve, and children five and under are free.
For Saturday’s 100-lap Hy-Miler, pits will open at 11am, grandstands and practice at 1pm, time trials at 4pm, and racing at 7pm. Grandstand pricing will be $28 for adults, $26 for seniors, $8 for kids six to twelve, and children five and under will again be admitted without charge.
Fans planning to attend both days of the Hy-Miler will have the opportunity to purchase a two day pit pass through the Speedway for $75. Further information on Hy-Miler Weekend can be found at SanduskySpeedway.com.
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About the International Supermodified Association: ISMA was founded in 1974 by multi-time Oswego Speedway champions Jim Shampine and Nolan Swift to ensure the future and longevity of Supermodified racing. Powered by their earth shaking 900 horsepower engines, the winged Supermodified is one of the fastest short track race cars in the world capable of reaching speeds up to 160mph. Through 45 seasons of operation, ISMA continues to be one of the most popular, well recognized touring series in short track racing. The organization has eleven events scheduled at nine different facilities this season that include stops in New York, New Hampshire, Ohio, Connecticut, and Ontario.