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.
The much-anticipated ISMA opener at Monadnock Speedway, which was slated for May 19, met with foul weather, which turned out to be the norm in the east in that month. So with two races in the books at Delaware and Lancaster Speedways, the ISMA contingent will try again next Saturday.
Lancaster, NY (June 2, 2018) – Canadian Mark Sammut has been an ISMA stalwart for 21 years, a congenial competitor who has weathered the up and down nature of racing. Last August he took his biggest win, a $10,000 payday at what he calls his home track, Delaware Speedway, to the approval of a huge throng of fans.
Saturday night at Lancaster Speedway, he picked up his seventh-career ISMA win, to the cheers of many Buffalo area fans who had seen him run and win years ago in his Can-Am midget. He quipped in victory lane when he spoke of that midget win, that he wasn't buying a dragster to win in another division at Lancaster! But he did mention that the car he was driving was 21 years old and it has served him well. The new car that had been debuted last year, has gone back to the drawing board.
Delaware, ONTARIO (June 1, 2018) – Kyle Edwards of Bartlett, Tennessee picked a good time to win his first ever ISMA feature on Friday night as the 50 lapper was the first leg of the Harvey Lennox Memorial Tammy Ten Bonus Fund. Thanks to Arctic Equipment, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Murray's Transmission and Patco Transportation, an extra $7000 bonus payout will go to the top five ISMA car owners based on points from this Delaware race, the Jukasa July event and the second August Delaware race.