October 1, 2018 - Now less than two weeks away from the 56th Annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing this October 12-14 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, we move to the sixth position in the ISMA Owner Standings heading to the season closer, owner Clyde Booth and driver of the silver bullet No. 61, Mike Ordway Jr.
Booth, one of the most famous names in the history of supermodified racing, has his 61 running strong of late, picking up back-to-back feature wins in August at Lee USA and Delaware. Ordway would drive to a fifth-place finish in the ISMA SuperNationals at Oswego Speedway on Classic Weekend to close out the team’s strong month.
Despite a DNF a few weeks ago in the Bob Webber Sr Memorial Classic at Star Speedway, Ordway is primed for his second career top five in ISMA driver points (2016) as he holds a 63-point advantage over Trent Stephens and Mike Muldoon heading to Thompson.
Booth is only seven markers out of fifth in owner standings to Howie Lane’s No. 97, who’s had Russ Wood sub for his primary driver, Tim Jedrzejek, at Monadnock and Star.
Fans will want to keep an eye on the Booth 61 and Lane 97 at Thompson to see if Booth can join his driver in the top five in their respective standings.
All in all, it’s been a good year for the Booth / Ordway Jr. combo. In addition to two feature wins, the 61 has finished top-five in four of 10 starts and top-10 in seven of 10 starts. While Booth did not attend Thompson last year, his most recent visit to the Connecticut five-eighths resulted in Ordway Jr. driving to a fine second-place finish to Dave Shullick Jr. in 2016. Expect him to be a threat for the win in the 2018 version of the prestigious event.