Story By: CAMDEN PROUD / ISMA – OSWEGO, NY – 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.
Trent Stephens Shooting for Back to Back Sandusky Victories
Shalersville, Ohio’s Trent Stephens already has one Sandusky Speedway victory under his belt this month, and will be making the trip from his new home in Kannapolis, North Carolina for a shot at two more checkered flags this weekend.
Stephens, who is again driving for Stout Racing, moved to North Carolina in June to begin his new position as an engineer with the Doosan Portable Power Company in Statesville.
Despite the move, Stephens will still be racing as much as he can, and was already victorious in the Midwest Super Series event held at Sandusky on July 6. The Supermodified veteran drove to a commanding win in that show over Mike McVetta and brother Talon.
A three-time ISMA winner and former ‘King of Wings,’ Stephens is not a stranger to success at Sandusky. He has one ‘Fast Forty’ triumph to his credit, which came in 2015, and also finished fifth in the 100-lap Hy-Miler a year ago.
Worth noting, is that Stephens will have a new teammate for the weekend in three-time Hy-Miler champion Dave Shullick Jr. Shullick is debuting a brand new car as No. 49, leaving no doubt the Stout Racing ‘two headed monster’ will be a team to watch.
Sandusky Speedway pit gates will open at 2pm for tomorrow’s Fast Forty, with grandstands and practice at 4pm and time trials at 6:30pm. 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.