AMHERST, Ohio — Otto Sitterly and John Nicotra Racing started the 2022 supermodified season one-for-one Saturday, May 14 with a feature win at Lorain Raceway Park in northeast Ohio.

With the weather forecast looking good and an anticipated field of more than 15 cars, the team traveled west for the Midwest Supermodified Series opener with an eye on claiming a rare MSS win in a series we don’t typically follow. 

The night went well as Otto won his heat race before claiming the 30-lap season opener from the P4 starting spot. Multi-time MSS champion Trent Stephens was second and Rich Reid third.

Next up for Nicotra Racing’s winged supermodified program is the highly anticipated first round of the Winged Supermodified Challenge Saturday, June 4 at Oswego Speedway. 

Nicotra Racing will be back in action for the Oswego Novelis Supermodified season opener — Saturday, May 28 — with Alison Sload behind the wheel of the Nicotra No. 39 Hawk Jr chassis.


John Nicotra Racing is a Supermodified race team owned by John Nicotra of Oswego, N.Y., with drivers Otto Sitterly, Alison Sload and Davey Hamilton. Since our team’s debut in 2007, Nicotra Racing and has won six Budweiser International Classic 200s, nine Oswego Supermodified track championships, three Mr. Supermodified races, nine Jim Shampine Memorials and currently 48 total Oswego feature races. – Otto Sitterly (36); Dave Shullick Jr. (9); Alison Sload (2); Davey Hamilton (1).

Nicotra Racing is proud to be sponsored by Riccelli Northern, CORR/PAK Merchandising, Peaceful Living Home Sales, Flip Electronics, Fatheadz Eyewear, 5 Brothers Produce, Burnac Produce Ltd, Torbert Farms, Georgia Crate & Basket, Rite-Pak Produce and Elite Harvesting.

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