LORAIN COUNTY SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES A MAJOR EVENT FOR 2015: "ISMA SUMMERCADE"

The ISMA Winged Warriors To Make Long Awaited Appearance at “The County”

South Amherst, OH (November 10, 2014) – As the 2015 racing schedule takes shape, L.C.S officials announced that The County will host “ISMA Summercade” on June 26th & 27th.  It will mark the first time since 1984 in the tracks history that it will be hosting an ISMA (International Super-Modified Association) event.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to form this relationship with ISMA” said Kevin Bonnema, Owner of Lorain County Speedway.  “This partnership would not be possible without the support of the super-modified fan base we have right here in our backyard.  Our next step will be to start an extensive search for a title sponsor which will be a necessity for an event of this size.  We hope to announce the new sponsor at the start of the 2015 season.”

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ISMA CONCLUDES 40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH AWARDS BANQUET AT TURNING STONE

By Carol D Haynes for ISMA

Verona, NY (November 9, 2014) – The Turning Stone Shenandoah Clubhouse was the site of the annual International SuperModified Association (ISMA)’s banquet. The celebration also ends the 40th anniversary of the club’s inaugural point season. Founded in 1974 by Jim Shampine, Nolan Swift and Tom Heveron, points were not kept for the first two seasons as the fledgling organization found area tracks to run their winged supers.  The awards ceremony was begun after a delicious buffet dinner by master of ceremonies Danny Kapuscinski, Public Relations Specialist at Oswego Speedway.

After recognizing the numerous loyal ISMA sponsors led by Corr/Pak, Hoosier Tire and Shea Concrete Products, an appreciative mention was given to the long list of volunteers who make it all happen throughout the year. The 2015 Officers and Board of Directors were also acknowledged. Howie Lane continues as President, Doc Hathaway as VP, Marsha Gadzera was named Secretary and Kathy Harrington, Treasurer and Membership.

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CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE LINE AS ISMA HEADS TO THOMPSON WORLD SERIES

ISMA Star Classic 14 9837 edited-1McKennedy and Seitz Separated by 46 Points Heading Into Season Finale

OSWEGO, NY (October 13, 2014) - After more than a month of planning and preparation since their last event, the stars and cars of the International Supermodified Association head to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT) on Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19 for their final event of the 2014 season.  The annual event for the "winged warriors" takes place during the historic World Series of Speedway Racing weekend at the beautiful Thompson, Connecticut facility.

When all is said and done after 50 laps Sunday afternoon, both the ISMA driver's championship and owner's championship will be decided.   Mathematically, three drivers and teams enter World Series weekend with a chance to claim the 2014 championships.

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SEITZ TAKES ADVANTAGE OF MCKENNEDY'S MISFORTUNE TO WIN ISMA TITLE

ISMA Thompson 14web 8180Chris Perley Picks Up First Win of 2014 Season at Thompson

THOMPSON, Conn. (October 19, 2014) -- Ben Seitz entered the 2013 Sunoco World Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT) with an outside chance of winning the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) championship.  He would win that race, but come up short of the championship.

Fast forward one year to 2014 and Seitz found himself 46 points behind Jon McKennedy (Chelmsford, Mass.) entering the season-ending event at Thompson.  Only this time, the results were reversed.  He didn't win the battle, but he won the war.

Seitz parlayed a strong second-place run on Sunday afternoon with McKennedy's misfortune (blown engine) to win the 2014 ISMA driver's championship.

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CICCONI SURVIVES LATE RACE INCIDENT TO WIN STAR CLASSIC

2013 ISMA Champion Scores Third Career Win in Prestigious Supermodified Event

EPPING, N.H. (September 7, 2014) - Lou Cicconi's rollercoaster season reached its highest peak on Sunday afternoon at Star Speedway. The defending International Supermodified Association (ISMA) champion took the lead from early leader Mark Sammut on lap 70 and survived late race contact with a lapped car to claim his third career win in the ISMA E.F. Shea Concrete Star Classic 150.

"To win this race three times is awesome," said Cicconi after the race. "Anytime you win is special. It doesn't matter if it's a classic or a win at Oxford Plains. Anytime you win against these guys we're racing against, it's special."

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