Jedrzejek Bests Shullick At Sandusky

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Timmy Jedrzejek stands in victory lane after winning Friday's ISMA event at Sandusky Speedway. (Jim Feeney Photo)

SANDUSKY, Ohio —  If Friday night’s Fast Forty supermodified main event at Sandusky was any indication of things to come on Saturday, fans are in for a wild ride.

The battle to the finish between race leader Timmy Jedrzejek and fellow Ohioan Dave Shullick Jr. was one for the ages.

In the end, after a couple late race yellows, Jedrzejek came home with the checkered flag with Shullick not far behind in second. The results brought out the approval or disapproval of the large, vociferous crowd on hand as the dueling duo pulled into victory lane. There were moments when any slight slip up of the two might have ended with one or both not in the victory circle.

“It was an exciting race. We started in the 5 spot and after being the 16th place qualifier, I wasn’t happy,” Jedrzejek said. “The crew kept telling me to hang in there, hang in there. We made some good improvements for the heat race. We raced from sixth up to third and got that transfer spot that we needed.”

Shullick, who finished second coming up through the field from his 14th starting spot, had just a few words. “I just came from a long way back. I was disappointed with the outcome, but we’ll be back tomorrow.”

Michael Barnes, Mike McVetta and Ben Seitz rounded out the top five.

The finish:

Timmy Jedrzejek, Dave Shullick Jr., Michael Barnes, Mike McVetta, Ben Seitz, Kyle Edwards, Johnny Benson Jr., Dan Bowes, Mark Sammut, Trent Stephens, Michael Muldoon, Jim Paller, Tyler Thompson, Rich Reid, Moe Lilje, Jeremey Wiggins, A.J. Lesiecki, Talon Stephens, Preston Walker, Mike Ordway Jr., Mike Lichty, Larry Lehnert, Eric Lewis.