The ISMA Winged Warriors To Make Long Awaited Appearance at “The County”
South Amherst, OH (November 10, 2014) – As the 2015 racing schedule takes shape, L.C.S officials announced that The County will host “ISMA Summercade” on June 26th & 27th. It will mark the first time since 1984 in the tracks history that it will be hosting an ISMA (International Super-Modified Association) event.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to form this relationship with ISMA” said Kevin Bonnema, Owner of Lorain County Speedway. “This partnership would not be possible without the support of the super-modified fan base we have right here in our backyard. Our next step will be to start an extensive search for a title sponsor which will be a necessity for an event of this size. We hope to announce the new sponsor at the start of the 2015 season.”
Verona, NY (November 9, 2014) – The Turning Stone Shenandoah Clubhouse was the site of the annual International SuperModified Association (ISMA)’s banquet. The celebration also ends the 40th anniversary of the club’s inaugural point season. Founded in 1974 by Jim Shampine, Nolan Swift and Tom Heveron, points were not kept for the first two seasons as the fledgling organization found area tracks to run their winged supers. The awards ceremony was begun after a delicious buffet dinner by master of ceremonies Danny Kapuscinski, Public Relations Specialist at Oswego Speedway.
After recognizing the numerous loyal ISMA sponsors led by Corr/Pak, Hoosier Tire and Shea Concrete Products, an appreciative mention was given to the long list of volunteers who make it all happen throughout the year. The 2015 Officers and Board of Directors were also acknowledged. Howie Lane continues as President, Doc Hathaway as VP, Marsha Gadzera was named Secretary and Kathy Harrington, Treasurer and Membership.
McKennedy and Seitz Separated by 46 Points Heading Into Season Finale
OSWEGO, NY (October 13, 2014) - After more than a month of planning and preparation since their last event, the stars and cars of the International Supermodified Association head to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT) on Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19 for their final event of the 2014 season. The annual event for the "winged warriors" takes place during the historic World Series of Speedway Racing weekend at the beautiful Thompson, Connecticut facility.
When all is said and done after 50 laps Sunday afternoon, both the ISMA driver's championship and owner's championship will be decided. Mathematically, three drivers and teams enter World Series weekend with a chance to claim the 2014 championships.
2013 ISMA Champion Scores Third Career Win in Prestigious Supermodified Event
EPPING, N.H. (September 7, 2014) - Lou Cicconi's rollercoaster season reached its highest peak on Sunday afternoon at Star Speedway. The defending International Supermodified Association (ISMA) champion took the lead from early leader Mark Sammut on lap 70 and survived late race contact with a lapped car to claim his third career win in the ISMA E.F. Shea Concrete Star Classic 150.
"To win this race three times is awesome," said Cicconi after the race. "Anytime you win is special. It doesn't matter if it's a classic or a win at Oxford Plains. Anytime you win against these guys we're racing against, it's special."
Third ISMA Win of the Year, Second Victory in Last Three Starts
INNISFIL, ONTARIO, Canada (August 17, 2014) - Jon McKennedy relied on taking good notes from his visit at Sunset Speedway in 2013 to pick up his third ISMA Supermodified Series win Sunday afternoon at the Innisfil, Ontario oval.
McKennedy overcame suspension issues in Friday night's ISMA event at Delaware Speedway in Delaware, Ontario and rain storms that pushed Saturday's race at Sunset to Sunday in order to score the victory.
Canadian Driver Pulls Away Late to Claim First Win in Four Years
WATERFORD, CT (August 9, 2014) - Mark Sammut of London, Ontario ended a winless drought that had lasted over four years on Saturday night at Waterford Speedbowl (CT). Sammut, whose last recorded International Supermodified Associaton (ISMA) win was on July 24, 2010 at Sandusky Speedway (OH), took the lead on lap 38 and cruised to his first career ISMA win at the 3/8-mile Connecticut oval.
"We've finished fourth here, we've finished third here, and we've finished second here," said Sammut after the race. "It's good to finally get the win here. It's been four years since we've even won an ISMA race. You start to wonder if you're ever going to win again. Tonight, the car was great and hopefully we can keep it up."
Late Race Cautions Set Up Exciting ISMA Finish in New Hampshire
Lee, N.H. (August 8, 2014) - The International Supermodified Association (ISMA) kicked off a doubleheader weekend on Friday night with the Ollie Silva Memorial at Lee USA Speedway (NH). In what turned out to be an eventful night in New Hampshire, Jon McKennedy stole the show by charging to the front late and claiming the win in the 75-lap feature event.
McKennedy of Chelmsford, Massachusetts would restart in the fourth position for a lap 49 restart and quickly make his charge to the front. He made quick work of Ben Seitz on the outside for third, powered to the inside of Rob Summers for second, and took the lead from Eddie Witkum, Jr. on lap 57. Once he got the lead, he would never look back.
Sandusky, OH (July 26, 2014) - In the early hours of Sunday morning, the frontstretch of Sandusky Speedway in Sandusky, Ohio turned into a big party after Lou Cicconi captured his first Hy-Miler Supermodified Nationals win by holding off Moe Lilje in a classic ISMA Supermodified event.
Cicconi started on the outside of the front row and would take over the top spot from Jeff Locke on lap 16 of the 100-lap event. Ciccone held on to the lead as the red flag flew after 37 laps for rain that surprisingly popped up over the track.
Seitz Wins Tune-up for the 37th Hy-Miler Nationals 100 on Saturday
Sandusky, OH (July 25, 2014) - Night one of the 37th Annual Hy-Miler Nationals at Sandusky Speedway in Sandusky, Ohio ended in the early hours of Saturday morning. But a strong group of ISMA Supermodified fans stayed up to watch Ben Seitz win the Fast 40-lap feature.
Seitz would get by early leader Jeff Locke on lap 16 and would not be contested in the preliminary to Saturday night's 100-lap main event.