Mike’s Night: Ordway Jr. Pockets $6,000 With First Career Oswego Speedway SuperMod Win

Story By: CAMDEN PROUD / OSWEGO SPEEDWAY – OSWEGO, NY – The MSS/ISMA/Oswego Winged Challenge #2 saw another exciting battle to the finish with second generation driver Mike Ordway Jr. working his way up from a fifth starting spot to challenge Trent Stephens, winner of Winged Challenge #1 on June 4 at the Oswego Speedway. The win was a career first at Oswego for Ordway after over a decade of trying.

Trent Stephens, who drew the top starting spot, and Tyler Thompson brought the field down to the green. Yellow flew quickly on lap 5, slowing the field, when the 22 of Mike McVetta came into the pits as a fire had erupted on the car. The track safety crew was on the scene hosing down the 22. McVetta, was the second place finisher to Stephens in the first Winged Challenge and had high hopes of finishing well at this event also.

Ordway faced some formidable foes on his way to the win, as Canadian Mike Lichty was doing his best to challenge Stephens as well. Lichty was able to get alongside Stephens as Ordway Jr. was on the move. On lap 15 the 61 of Ordway had gotten by Lichty for second with Rich Reid, Otto Sitterly, Kyle Edwards and Johnny Benson Jr., among the contenders for the $6,000 to win prize for the 50 lapper.

At the lap 20 mark, it was still Stephens in front trailed closely by Ordway, Lichty, Reid, Sitterly, Michael Barnes, Johnny Benson Jr. and Tyler Thompson, as the rapid pace continued in high gear.

By lap 30, Ordway, looking for a first career Oswego Speedway win and a big $6,000 prize, was getting ready to pounce on leader Stephens’ 19. Two laps later the lead belonged to Ordway as he came down the front straight ahead of the Stephens’s car.

Yellow fell on lap 37 for the Reid 55 and some drama ensued when leader Ordway slowed in turn two and stopped because the Maine driver detected the presence of some possible oil leakage. He was pushed into the front area where the safety crew checked the 61’s problem. It was determined that the problem was not serious for the car to continue and Ordway resumed his lead spot.

With only 14 laps remaining, things began to heat up again as Ordway felt Stephens hot on his tail, with Reid, Lichty, Barnes, Sitterly, Benson, Thompson, and Edwards ready to move as Ordway contended with Stephens, who was back on the chase. But close behind were Barnes, Sitterly, Edwards, Benson, Lichty, Thompson, with Connors and Sammut giving it their all.

As the checkered flags were ready to fly it was Ordway, Stephens and Barnes in the top three followed closely by Sitterly and Edwards to round out the top five. Ordway Jr., now joins his father in the Oswego $1,000 Club with Mike Sr. holding 30 wins over his career.

The final event in the three race Winged Challenge concludes on August 13 at the Oswego Speedway with a $15,000 point award going to the top 10 in points at the end.

The feature win completed a dominating night for Ordway after winning his heat race and setting a new Oswego track record in qualifying with a quick time of 14.611.

 

Locke Passes Doyle to Win Second 350 Super Main

16-year-old Chase Locke expanded his point lead in the J&S Paving 350 Super division this past Saturday night, getting under Dalton Doyle on a halfway restart to take over the lead enroute to his second victory of the season.

It was Doyle and Dave Cliff leading the way on the original start, but Cliff got crossed up sideways at the entrance of turn one, drifting way high and falling to the rear of the field before the end of the first lap.

This allowed Doyle to take over the lead with Locke there for second, and fifth starting Sobus getting under Kyle Perry to steal third.

Perry was able to keep Mike Bruce at bay until the eleventh circuit, when sixth starting Bruce and eighth starting Josh Sokolic both found a way by, taking over fourth and fifth, and knocking Perry outside of the top five.

Next to bypass Perry was rookie Logan Crisafulli, who had started in eleventh and already cleared Cliff, Nick Kinney, Jason Spaulding, and John Leonard, as the 16-year old continued a remarkable performance in his Speedway debut after setting fast time and winning his heat race earlier.

By lap 15, both Locke and Sobus had closed in on Doyle and were pressuring the race leader, this just as the caution came out for a spin by Spaulding.

An exciting battle ensued on the double file ‘choose’ restart, and it was Locke who would take full advantage using the inside of the Speedway. Doyle gave it all he had in the high road, but Locke outgunned him for the lead.

Sobus and Bruce now watched from a distant third and fourth while Crisafullil, meanwhile, had taken the five spot from Sokolic, still on the charge from deep in the field.

Once out in front, Locke was able to build a full straightaway advantage over Doyle and Sobus, setting sail for a comfortable win in the Locke Crane Services No. 88.

Doyle would have to settle for second with Sobus third, Bruce fourth, and Crisafulli rounding out the top five.

Sokolic, Leonard, Cliff, Perry, and Kinney completed the top ten.

Capping off a more than impressive first showing, Crisafulli earned both the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award and the Lighthouse Lanes Up & Comer Award for his efforts.

RESULTS

Shea Concrete Oswego Winged Super Challenge #2
ISMA / MSS 50
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Oswego Speedway
Oswego, NY

Oswego Winged Super Challenge #2 (50-laps): 1. 61 MIKE ORDWAY JR, 2. 19 Trent Stephens, 3. 11 Michael Barnes, 4. 7 Otto Sitterly, 5. 11E Kyle Edwards, 6. 74 Johnny Benson, 7. 84 Mike Lichty, 8. 98 Tyler Thompson, 9. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 10. 78 Mark Sammut, 11. 41 Russ Wood, 12. 55 Rich Reid, 13. 9 Anthony Nocella, 14. 99 Jerry Curran, 15. 15 Michael Muldoon, 16. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 17. 39 Alison Sload, 18. 32 Moe Lilje, 19. 97 Ben Seitz, 20. 22 Mike McVetta, 21. 0 Tim Snyder, 22. 27 Aric Iosue, 23. 00 Joe Gosek.

Heat 1 (10-laps): 1. 55 Rich Reid, 2. 7 Otto Sitterly, 3. 74 Johnny Benson, 4. 11E Kyle Edwards, 5. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 6. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 7. 9 Anthony Nocella, 8. 0 Tim Snyder

Heat 2 (10-laps): 1. 19 Trent Stephens, 2. 22 Mike McVetta, 3. 84 Mike Lichty, 4. 39 Alison Sload, 5. 78 Mark Sammut, 6. 41 Russ Wood, 7. 32 Moe Lilje

Heat 3 (10-laps): 1. 61 Mike Ordway Jr, 2. 97 Ben Seitz, 3. 11 Michael Barnes, 4. 98 Tyler Thompson, 5. 15 Michael Muldoon, 6. 00 Joe Gosek, 7. 99 Jerry Curran

Time Trials: 1. 61 Mike Ordway Jr. – 14.611 *NEW TRACK RECORD*, 2. 84 Mike Lichty – 14.742, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly – 14.745, 4. 11 Michael Barnres – 14.828, 5. 22 Mike McVetta- 14.880, 6. 11E Kyle Edwards – 14.919, 7. 98 Tyler Thompson – 14.973, 8. 19 Trent Stephens – 15.042, 9. 55 Rich Reid – 15.107, 10. 97 Ben Seitz – 15.153, 11. 39 Alison Sload – 15.189, 12. 74 Johnny Benson – 15.358, 13. 83 Lou LeVea Jr. – 15.403, 14. 78 Mark Sammut – 15.409, 15. 15 Michael Muldoon – 15.413, 16. 27 Aric Iosue – 15.463, 17. 9 Anthony Nocella – 15.468, 18. 32 Moe Lilje – 15.649, 19. 00 Joe Gosek – 15.800, 20. 01 Dan Connors Jr. – 15.807, 21. 41 Russ Wood – 16.030, 22. 99 Jerry Curran – 16.233, 23. 0 Tim Snyder – 16.314, 24. 25 Dan Bowes – NT

J&S Paving 350 Super 30

Feature (30-laps): 1. 88 CHASE LOCKE, 2. 08 Dalton Doyle, 3. 45 Brian Sobus, 4. 22 Mike Bruce, 5. 75 ® Logan Crisafulli, 6. 26 ® Josh Sokolic, 7. 12 John Leonard, 8. 50 Dave Cliff, 9. 20 Kyle Perry, 10. 7 Nick Kinney, 11. 97 Vern LaFave, 12. 23 Jason Spaulding, 13. 31 ® Nick Barzee, 14. 32 ® Norm MacLeod, 15. 5 Roger Clark

Heat 1 (10-laps): 1. 75 ® Logan Crisafulli, 2. 45 Brian Sobus, 3. 50 Dave Cliff, 4. 88 Chase Locke, 5. 23 Jason Spaulding, 6. 20 Kyle Perry, 7. 97 Vern LaFave

Heat 2 (10-laps): 1. 26 ® Josh Sokolic, 2. 08 Dalton Doyle, 3. 22 Mike Bruce, 4. 7 Nick Kinney, 5. 12 John Leonard, 6. 31 ® Nick Barzee, 7. 32 ® Norm MacLeod, 8. 5 Roger Clark

Group Time Trials: 1. 75 ® Logan Crisafulli – 16.692, 2. 26 ® Josh Sokolic – 16.776, 3. 45 Brian Sobus – 16.926, 4. 22 Mike Bruce – 16.960, 5. 88 Chase Locke – 16.974, 6. 7 Nick Kinney – 16.977, 7. 50 Dave Cliff – 16.991, 8. 08 Dalton Doyle – 17.070, 9. 20 Kyle Perry – 17.211, 10. 12 John Leonard – 17.214, 11. 23 Jason Spaulding – 17.232, 12. 31 ® Nick Barzee – 17.345, 13. 97 Vern LaFave – 17.576, 14. 5 Roger Clark – 19.380, 15. 32 ® Norm MacLeod – NT

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #75 ® Logan Crisafulli
Lighthouse Lanes Up & Comer: #75 ® Logan Crisafulli

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