Frequently Asked Questions about the International Supermodified Association
What is ticket pricing for an ISMA race?
Grandstand ticket prices to witness an ISMA event vary among tracks, but usually range between $20 and $30 a person with discount pricing for children and senior citizens.
Pit pass pricing is approximately $30 to $40 a day, depending on the track.
Some speedways offer weekend grandstand and pit passes for special two- and three-day events.
Is there camping available at ISMA events?
If ISMA doesn’t travel to a track near your residence, you’ll be happy to learn that most ISMA venues provide at-track camping areas.
Camping is free of charge at some tracks while other tracks have fees. To learn more about specific camping availability at ISMA events, visit our Tracks page and click to view each speedway’s website.
Some of the most popular supermodified events for camping include Sandusky’s Hy-Miler Nationals weekend in late July and Labor Day weekend at Oswego for the supers’ International Classic and other classes.
Can I bring outside food and drink to an ISMA event?
Similar to ticket pricing, we suggest you view the specific racetrack’s website to obtain this information. Track website links can be found on our Tracks page.
Some speedways allow outside food and drink while others do not. Many tracks have moved to a “No Outside Food and Drink” policy over the last several years.
What is ISMA’s biggest event?
There’s no clear, short answer for this one. Several ISMA events could be considered the biggest or most important, and the answer varies among drivers, team members and fans.
The Sandusky Hy-Miler, Star Speedway Classic and Oswego Speedway ISMA SuperNationals would be a few of the popular answers. Oswego’s King of Wings and Thompson’s World Series of Racing usually draw some of the largest ISMA fields and best competition, as well.
What is the cost of an ISMA supermodified?
The worth of an ISMA supermodified racecar varies a great deal.
A brand-new, turn-key, race-ready ISMA super is upward of $60,000, whereas some teams join the series by purchasing a credible used racecar for around $15,000 to $20,000.
A variety of options is available for racers looking to get into the sport. Most chassis builders are willing to build bare frames and non-complete cars at a lesser price.
A used big-block racing engine is much cheaper than a brand-new one, and quality used parts (rear ends, axles, shocks, etc.) can be found at race shops and trade shows to help lessen the cost for budget race teams.
Do ISMA drivers race for a living?
No ISMA driver races supermodifieds as a full-time profession. Most ISMA drivers work a regular job or own a business and race cars as a part-time profession or as a hobby.