Lorain, OH (June 27, 2015) -- The second day of the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) Series event at Lorain County Speedway, scheduled for Saturday, June 27th has been cancelled due to inclement weather forecasts.
Based on a forecast of 100% thunderstorms and a flood watch until Sunday, ISMA Officials and Lorain County Speedway have jointly determined that it is in the best interest for everyone to call the event rather than ignore the risk and forecast of bad weather. “Our goal is to deliver fans top notch racing entertainment and a sensible run event,” said Kevin Bonnema, owner of Lorain County Speedway. “Whenever possible, we try to avoid pointless and unnecessary down time and travel costs for both our race teams and valued fans.”
“This decision, while difficult and disappointing, is our sincere best effort to do the right thing for everyone involved. One of our most promising events and impressive supermodified car counts to date had committed to this event.
ISMA and Lorain County Speedway are working to see if a rain date can be worked out. The rescheduled date for the Lorain County Speedway Dave & Buster’s ISMA Summercade will be announced in the near future. Tickets purchased in advance will be honored for the rain date, should one be established. If the race is not rescheduled, ticket purchasers will have 2 options;
(1) Tickets will be good for any of the remaining dates on the 2015 Lorain County Speedway schedule at its face value (if there is a difference, a refund of the difference or the additional admission fee will be charged, whichever applies);
Oswego, NY (July 19, 2017) - On July 15, the ISMA Board of Directions held a morning meeting at Jennerstown Speedway to discuss the race that had been scheduled at New London-Waterford Speedbowl. The decision had been made originally to wait and see how the opening of that Connecticut oval was being affected by events that had transpired there earlier in the year.
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Chelmsford, Mass driver Jon McKennedy, who did not have a potential super ride for this year, had been the one asked to drive the car full-time in 2017. In a racing career that had spanned 20 years, Jon had competed in the winged supermodifieds for a number of years but only one or two were full-time seasons. The talented driver had built up an impressive resume in the asphalt modified divisions in New England with numerous wins and multi-championships to his credit. Along the way he had also accumulated seven ISMA feature wins, jumping into a competitive car on occasion when available and usually having success.
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