It’s All Schultz In Midvale Supermodifieds
MIDVALE, Ohio — Charlie Schultz lived up to his nickname last Saturday night as he blasted to the front, out muscling the competition and grabbing his third checkered flag in a row.
This time the scene was Midvale Speedway and a blistering 30-lap BioBased USA Midwest Supermodified feature that saw a lot of take and very little give.
Veteran racers Denny Fisher would bring the field to the start with Jon Henes alongside as they blistered into turn one. Fisher would exit with the lead and set the early pace cruising out front for the first ten markers as the field behind pushed and gouged fighting for every position to try and get a run at the leader. The first yellow flag would fly when Henes was sent spinning on the front stretch after contact in a three wide battle for position coming off turn four. The restart would see Fisher leading with A.J. Lesiecki in second.
Lesiecki had started right behind Fisher and was doing a great job holding his own while under fire every lap. This restart was no different as the young gun stayed right in the veteran’s tracks and set sail.
However, just two laps after the green was redisplayed, Lesiecki was also caught up in the cross fire and sent spinning down the front stretch but his racer would sustain heavy rear end damage and he would retire for the night. Schultz would restart second with Fisher still on point and plenty of horsepower on his tail breathing down his neck. Schultz would set just two laps after the green waved and then scooted to the outside of Fisher in a bid for the lead.
That bid was a winning one as he was able to streak past and now go on point to set the pace. And set a pace he did blistering the pavement in southern Ohio night in his red racer and by the halfway point he was well on his way to his third straight MSA victory.
The field would get one last shot, however, when coming off turn four looking for the checkered flag, Schultz would see yellow. A car had broken on the checkered flag lap and clogged up the front stretch. Schultz would now have to fend off both Trent Stephens now in second and a hard charging Dave Shullick Jr. in third if he was going to get that third win.
With the three stacked up nose to tail the green and white flew, and so did Schultz, right down into turn one like a rocket ship off turn two and another blast down the back stretch as all the competition could do was watch the dust storm. This would be MSA career win No. 21 for Schultz as Stephens stayed second with Shullick Jr. third followed by Kyle Edwards in fourth. Mike McVetta finished fifth.