OSWEGO, NY – With another podium finish in the ISMA Super Nationals during Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway, Canadian front runner Mike Lichty earned enough championship points to be declared the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series champion for the second consecutive year in the PATCO Transportation/Reed’s Salvage No. 84.
For the second season Oswego Speedway, ISMA, and Shea Concrete partnered for the special ‘Steel Palace’ championship series, with a handsome $5,000 point fund on the line for the top five driver’s in the Oswego only series championship.
With a rainout on May 3, the title would come down to just three events, with Lichty again leading the way for another year, claiming the $2,000 top prize with one main event win coming back in June.
Vic Miller driver Chris Perley would finish the year as the championship runner-up, only four points back in the No. 11. Despite not reaching victory lane in the series, Perley’s second place finish in the standings will be worth $1,500.
Rounding out the top three in the series championship is King of Wings and ISMA Super Nationals champion Dave Shullick Jr., ending just eight points shy of the title in the Bodnar No. 95.
A ninth place finish for Shullick back on June 7 put ‘Shoe 2’ at too much of a disadvantage to be able to overcome both Lichty and Perley in the series championship. Both Lichty and Perley finished in the top four in all three events this season, leaving Shullick short of the championship despite picking up two consecutive victories to end the schedule.
Shullick’s third place title finish is worth $750.
Coming home in the fourth spot in the series standings is another PATCO Transportation/Reed’s Salvage shoe, in Rob Summers. Driving the No. 74, Summers ended just 15 points behind his teammate for the championship, and will walk away with $500 for his effort in the three race run.
The last driver to cash in on the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series is Jeff Locke in the Locke Crane Services No. 37. Locke ended nearly 50 points short of the championship, but was able to hold off Jon McKennedy by only seven points to stay in the top five and stay in the money.
Locke’s fifth place finish in the series championship is worth $250.
McKennedy, Ben Seitz, Mark Sammut, Moe Lilje, and Eddie Witkum Jr. finished the top ten in the three race driver’s standings.
A total of 39 drivers received points this season in the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series standings at Oswego.