ISMA LUCAS OIL - HELPING HANDS SUPER SERIES WASHES OUT AT SEEKONK
By Carol D. Haynes
Seekonk, Mass - May 2: The International Supermodified Association will have to wait a few weeks to get their season on track. After three heats were run on Sunday at Seekonk Speedway's slated opener for the winged Supermodifieds, showers began to fall. After it was evident that the rain was not about to let up anytime soon, the Seekonk officials called it quits for the day. The ISMA 75-lap feature will now be run on Saturday, May 22nd with times to be announced.
Three heats were completed for the ISMA Supermodifieds with Mark Sammut going wire to wire to win the first checkered of the 2004 season. Sammut was trailed by Dave McKnight, Pat Abold, Mike Ordway, Jamie Timmons, and Jen Chesbro. Lou Cicconi exited the race before the end for some bug shakeouts. The 07 of newcomer Mike Badessa did not start.
In the second heat, Russ Wood came home the winner with Scott Martel, Rick Wentworth, Bentley Warren, Joe Petro, Dan Osmeloski, Mike Buyck and John Payne trailing. Payne had pulled out a little early also with some first event woes.
In the final heat second generation driver and rookie of the year contender Mike Lichty grabbed his first ever checkered flag coming home in first ahead of 2003 champion Chris Perley, Bobby Santos III, Nokie Fornoro, Kevin Torigney, Justin Belfiore, Jonathan McKennedy and Joey Payne, who did not start the event. Payne had some fuel problems that were corrected in the Chapman-owned supermodified prior to the rains.
With qualifying finished, the feature lineup will now be set for the May 22md date with Mike Lichty and Rick Wentworth to lead the 24-car field to green. All ISMA competitors and crews are reminded that they must keep their tickets and wristband to gain entry on that date. Failure to do so will result in repaying the admission fees.
The first ISMA Lucas Oil-Helping Hands America Stunt Bike giveaway for kids was also postponed until the May 22nd and new tickets will be issued so those who held tickets do not need to save them.
Syracuse, NY (November 3, 2018) - The International SuperModified Association gathered at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Syracuse, NY on Saturday, November 3 to honor their 2018 champions and top point getters and to recognize the members with their traditional awards as per member vote. New Englander and part-time ISMA announcer John Spence, was the emcee for the evening.
Thompson, CT (October 14, 2018) – Sunday at the Thompson Speedway appeared to be a great ISMA finale with a strong field of cars and no rain. It turned out to be a great day for the Ben Seitz – Dan Soule 32 team, who easily picked up the feature win, and a day of anticpation and disappointments for Kyle Edwards and Dan Bowes, who were vying for the 2018 ISMA crown in a tight battle.
Oswego, NY (October 4, 2018) – It is not unusual to have the International Supermodified Series season title to go down to the wire, but this year’s chase is a little different. There are two relatively new names on top of the leaderboard. Epping, NH’s Dan Bowes sits just 16 points ahead of Bartlett, TN’s Kyle Edwards; neither of them has ever won an ISMA championship and both have just this season logged in their first career ISMA feature wins.