International Supermodified Association Kicks Off 2014 Season Saturday at Oswego Speedway
OSWEGO, N.Y. (June 5, 2014) - The winged-warriors of the International Supermodified Association will make their way to New York's Oswego Speedway this Saturday, June 7 for a 50-lap feature, the first round of the 'Steel Palace' ISMA Super Series. Following the cancellation of the "Irish" Jack Murphy Memorial on May 3 due to rain, Saturday's event will serve as the season-opening event for ISMA teams hoping to chase the 2014 championship.
2013 ISMA champion "Liquid" Lou Cicconi, driver of the No. 61 Clyde-Booth owned machine, will be looking to repeat his performance in last year's version of this event. Cicconi used a win in this same event last season to build momentum for the season and hopes use a strong start at Oswego Speedway to kick-off his bid at a second straight championship.
"It's always important to have a strong start no matter where you start at," said Cicconi. "The fact that it's Oswego adds to the significance and the importance of having a strong start."
With competitors like six-time ISMA champion Chris Perley, 2013 championship runner-up Ben Seitz, and a number of other teams capable of locking down a win on Saturday, Cicconi knows that he and his team will have to be on their A-game in order to have a strong run.
"Oswego is a really good race track and they have a lot of competitors that are really fast there," Cicconi said. "That part there is a struggle because there's such a fine line between a car that handles and a car that doesn't handle that it makes a gigantic difference in speed. You've got to be on your game to go fast."
Dave Shullick, Jr., who has shown a lot of speed at Oswego Speedway already this season, Jeff Locke, rookie Ryan Gath and a host of other talented drivers are expected to enter Saturday's event.
Time Trials will begin at 5:00pm ET on Saturday with feature racing beginning at 6:30pm. General Admission tickets are available at the ticket booth for $25 and pit area access is available for $35.
Live Trackside Now coverage of the event will be available on Speed51.com for those at the track with mobile devices or those unable to make it to Oswego, New York on Saturday.
Stafford Springs, CT (June 23, 2017) – At the end of the 2016 ISMA season, Bourne, Mass. driver Ben Seitz found himself without a ride for the 2017 year. Along came car owner Ken Locke who just happened to have a vacant supermodified that needed a driver and a new team was born. And, to date, Seitz has acclimatized himself quite well and the union has been quite productive. Seitz started out with a fifth place at the ISMA opener at Oswego in his first run in the car and followed that with a twelfth at Lancaster. Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway, Ben started outside front row in the 22-car field , took the initial lead and easily fled from the competitive field behind him, leading the entire 60 laps. A late race challenge by Timmy Jedrzejek was the only close call for the talented former 4-time NEMA champion. Only two yellows slowed the way with Seitz picking up his 7th career ISMA win, his first in the Locke 37 at a track he ran as early as age 16 when he competed with the Legends class.
Depew, NY (June 3, 2017) - Saturday night, the large crowd of race fans waiting to see the ISMA supers return to the Lancaster Speedway for the first time since 2003, were not disappointed. With the winged supers turning high 14 second laps in practice, the expectation of an exciting and fast feature was fulfilled. Only a few yellows slowed the race action with Ravenna, Ohio's Trent Stephens coming up with the win after wresting the lead from Moe Lilje in the Lichty 74 on lap 12. It was Trent's third ISMA win in only his second full season with the group . He was not without challenges however, from some of winged supermodified's best who were in the field, vying for points in the lucrative Triple Crown Series introduced this year as well.
Oswego, NY (May 31, 2017) – The winged supers of the International SuperModified Association (ISMA) will make a quick turn around after the May 27 Jack Murphy Memorial on Saturday. The head down (or up) the NYS Thruway to Lancaster Speedway for the second event on the 2017 schedule. It’s the first visit to that five-eighth mile Western NY oval since 2003.
ISMA has a rich and storied history at Lancaster with their first officially sanctioned event in 1978, which was won by the late Jim Shampine. Over the four decades that races were run there were numerous winners that pulled into victor y lane, some scoring their very-first career ISMA win at that track.