TIM JEDERZJEK BECOMES FIRST REPEAT ISMA WINNER AT DELAWARE SATURDAY
By Delaware PR, with contributions by Carol D Haynes ISMA PR
August 4, 2012 Delaware, ON – The world’s most powerful short track cars, the ISMA Super Modifieds hit the track on Saturday evening at Delaware Speedway finishing up their weekend with a longer, more intense feature than the previous night. Tim Jedrzejek (#32) of Independence, OH won the eventful 75-lap race taking the lead from Mike Lichty (#84) of Innerkip, ON in the last lap after a riveting battle for the lead. Jedrzejek, just off a big Hy-Miler Nationals win edged Lichty off the final turn on the final lap of the race to take the win by a mere .120 of a second.
Lichty commented later “Timmy J never goes high so I protected the bottom. Then he snuck up and got me on the outside.”
Lichty, who led the race for twenty-five laps, placed second. Eddie Witkum (#97) of Westford, MA led the first forty-nine laps and placed third. The race had four cautions flags. The caution flag on lap six, as a result of a car, the 48 of Terry Simpson, bursting into flame, became a red flag after a second car, the 33 of Rod Sauder, caught fire later into the caution. Due to the number of caution laps, it was necessary for the cars to refuel under the red flag situation in order to finish the race. No drivers were injured during the competition. The last yellow was for a spin by the 28 of Bob Dawson.
Notes… A lap 12 crash took out Johnny Benson and Rob Summers..Dave Duggan and Eddie Witkum Jr. drew front row spots for the feature with Dan Bowes and Mike Lichty in second row…The win for the Soule team moved them up the ladder in owner points with all three drivers behind him – Benson, Lichty and Cicconi, finishing behind and Benson a dnf…Mike Ordway Sr. and the Clyde Booth 61 left the speedway Friday with unfixable rear end problems in the 61…Ryan Coniam, the Friday night winner, had fuel problems and was pulled over for a check. The team fixed the problem but Ryan was victim of an accident a little later in the race… Eddie Witkum Jr.’s third place finish was the second straight Delaware podium finish in the Saturday night show…The next two ISMA races are at Lee USA Speedway on Friday, August 10 and Waterford Speedbowl on August 11.
DELAWARE 75, Saturday, August 4, 2012
Heat 1: Rob Summers, Ryan Coniam, Sondi Eden, Bob Magner, Jeff Locke, Bob Dawson, Terry Simpson
Heat 2: Dave Duggan, Ben Seitz, Dan Bowes, Mike Lichty, Mark Sammut, AJ Lesiecki, Rod Sauder
Heat 3: Tim Jedrzejek, Craig Rayvals, Eddie Witkum Jr., Johnny Benson, Tim Ice, Lou Cicconi, Mike Hooper, Dave McKnight
Feature: 1. Tim Jedrzejek (32), 2. Mike Lichty (84), 3. Eddie Witkum Jr. (97), 4. Ben Seitz (17), 5. Lou Cicconi (75), 6. Dan Bowes (18), 7. Dave Duggan (51), 8. Mark Sammut (78), 9. Bob Magner (40), 10. Tim Ice (65), 11. Jeff Locke (37), 12. Craig Rayvals (94), 13. Bob Dawson (28), 14. Sondi Eden (5), 15. Dave McKnight (70), 16. AJ Lesiecki (14), 17. Rob Summers (11), 18. Johnny Benson Jr (74), 19. Ryan Coniam (46), 20. Rod Sauder (33), 21. Terry Simpson (48), 22. Mike Hooper.
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.