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Mike Ordway Jr. in victory lane. (Jim Feeney photo)

Ordway Jr. Claims Sandusky Hy-Miler

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Mike Ordway Jr. claimed the checkered flag in Saturday night’s 45th Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals.

The 100-lap race was one of twists and turns at almost every lap and at the end, the guy who’s been in front at the drop of the checkered flag of late, Ordway, was there once more.

The race was filled with some of supermodified racing’s best and had many surprises throughout.

Ordway, whose car owner Clyde Booth was inducted into the Sandusky Speedway Hall of Fame earlier in the day, brought home his third Hy-Miler win to top off the day.

“It was just a great race,” Ordway said. “Clyde and the guys gave me a great car. Like I always say everybody at Booth Racing Performance, JRI Shocks, Performance Engines by Billy The Kid – Billy has helped turn this operation around for sure with the engine package and stuff. And so many that help out – Sweet Manufacturing, Winters Performance, again JRI Shocks, -and certainly — my parents, my wife Kelsey, Doc, Nancy and Ed, Clyde and Susan obviously, Ryan and Kaylee. I mean everybody puts in an effort that allows me to keep driving this car. And, it’s been working out so far.” 

Otto Sitterly, who won Friday’s preliminary feature, finished second.

“If I couldn’t win, I am happy Mike won,” Sitterly said. “He’s a good guy. My car was too tight. I want to thanks Johnny and the whole crew.”

Mike McVetta, Moe Lilje and Michael Barnes rounded out the top five.

The finish:

  1. 61 Mike Ordway Jr., 2. 7 Otto Sitterly, 3. 22 Michael McVetta, 4. 32 Moe Lilje, 5. 11 Michael Barnes, 6. 74 Johnny Benson, 7. 78 Mark Sammut, 8. 36, JJ Henes, 9. 95 DJ Shullick 10 88 AJ Lesiecki, 11. 19 Trent Stephens, 12. 9 Timmy Jedrzejek, 13. 97 Ben Seitz, 14. 05 Jeff Abold, 15. 8 Sawyer Stout, 16. 11E Kyle Edwards, 17. 12 Jake Smith.