Jennerstown, PA (July 16, 2016) – ISMA's return to the Jennerstown Speedway after a nine-year hiatus proved to be well worth the wait. A quick thunderstorm just prior to feature time rolled in and out but it did not dampen the excitement that proceeded it. In a seventeen minute, twenty-eight second, 50 lap feature, only one short yellow flew to slow the action. The side by side racing and lead swapping out front, left the fans who stuck with it, in awe. Early leader Dave Shullick Jr, lost his spot to Mark Sammut, got it back one lap later and then lost it again to Mike Ordway Jr., but regained it in the same lap. When Ordway Jr.'s 61 shut down on lap 32, Mike Lichty, moving up from ninth, became the challenger and he was able to take over out front on lap 33, never to give up the spot. He took the checkered 17 laps later for a $4,200 payday.
Oswego, NY (July 9, 2016) - Ravenna, Ohio's Trent Stephens won his first winged race at Oswego Speedway in 2009 in his inaugural appearance at the famed five-eighth's mile. He waited a long time to score his second win there, but he did so in style Saturday night at the prestigious King of Wings event. Starting third on the grid, Stephens closed in on race leader Moe Lilje, driving the Jimmy Bodnar 76 and got by in traffic on lap 20 as Lilje got hung up by a lap car. Stephens had 30 green laps to keep challengers at bay and it did just that to race end. He was also the recipient of the Shea Concrete Products Halfway Bonus of $1000, adding to his fine run.
Oswego, NY (July 7, 2016) – When the International SuperModified Association first ventured to Jennerstown Speedway, set in the Laurel Mountains of Western Pennsylvania, it was 1988 and Irish Jack Murphy was president of the association at the time. Two races a season were scheduled for ’88 and then again in 1989. One taking place in June and one in September. Three of those four events in the first years were dominated by the legendary Bentley Warren, driving the 61Jr., who won three of the four with another legend, Eddie Bellinger Jr. taking the June 3rd race in 1989.
OSWEGO, NY (July 5, 2016) – The mighty ISMA Supermodifieds, as well as the Pathfinder Bank SBS, return to Oswego Speedway on Saturday, July 9 for the eighth edition of the prestigious King of Wings presented by Holiday Inn Express and Suites and Helena Chemical Company.
King of Wings VIII will mark the second round of the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series at the Speedway, bringing the best in winged Supermodified racing to the Port City for the right to wear the crown that comes along with a King of Wings championship.
Lorain, OH (June 25, 2016) – When Mike Ordway Sr. won the 1987 Thompson ISMA World Series event in the Clyde Booth 99, a ride he shared with Warren Coniam, Mike Ordway Jr. was just a twinkle in dad's eye as the saying goes. In mid-summer 1988, Ordway Sr., solo driver for Booth piloted the 99 car to a win at Sandusky and a sixth in ISMA points. Dad was on his way to an illustrious career. That successful year closed with the birth of Ordway Jr. who was born Dec. 18.
Canadian Mike Lichty opened up the International Super Modified Association’s (ISMA) 2016 season on Saturday night, winning the 50-lap Jack Murphy Memorial at the Oswego Speedway. It was the 10th-career win on the ISMA circuit for the Innerkip, Ontario resident - his fourth at the lakeside oval. Having started eighth on the grid, Lichty and his Reed’s Salvage No. 84 would take the lead away from Ohio’s Trent Stephens on the 17th lap and leave his chasers to tussle for second place. Unlike last year’s heartbreaking defeat - losing the lead on the final stretch of the last lap, Lichty would hold strong throughout, never being seriously challenged.
June 24, 2016 – Wellington, Ohio's Mike McVetta is becoming very familiar with the victory lane circle at Lorain County Speedway. In his last four visits there, he has won four times – three in his 22 supermodified (two ISMA and one MSA) and one in a Sauer sprint car coming just last Saturday. He certainly hopes the win streak continues. Standing by his yellow and red family-owned machine, Friday night, decked out with a $3000 winner's check, he was quite in awe of his achievement.
OSWEGO, NY (May 24, 2016) – For the second consecutive season the ISMA Supermodifieds and Novelis Supermodifieds will take on the famed Oswego Speedway on the same night as a part of the Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ presented by Corr/Pak Merchandising and Shea Concrete this Saturday, May 28.
The unique event will feature the 75-lap Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial, the 50-lap ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial, and the 35-lap Tony White Memorial for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers, making for 160 total laps of feature action this weekend.
Jim Feeney's candid pit photos from the June 3 event at Delaware Speedway have now been posted! Click here to view Jim's photos from Delaware. There are no candid pit shots from the Oswego Speedway opener as Jim was in Indianapolis for the 500 festivites.
Oswego, NY (May 18, 2016) - The International Supermodified 2016 season will get underway at the Oswego Speedway with practice on Friday, May 27 and the Jack Murphy Memorial 50 on May 28. The opener also includes the first of three Shea Concrete Super Series events at Oswego which carries a separate point fund, paying the top five point getters at the end of the three races, on May 28, July 9 and Sept. 3.
Delaware, Ontario, Canada, June 3, 2016 - To say Ohioan Dave Shullick Jr. has mastered the half mile at Delaware Speedway would be an understatement. Friday night Shoe II took his Bodnar-built 95 to a third consecutive victory there dating back to ISMA's opening day, 2015. His fourth career win, and initial one, at the famed Canadian oval came on August 9, 2009. Shullick started 12th on the field of 19 ISMA starters and overtook race leader Timmy Jedrzejek on restart of lap 30 of the 75-lapper. He was able to stave off several challenges after that and then set the 95 on cruise. The winner of last season's Harv Lennox Memorial two-race series, was on his way to a possible repeat.
While ISMA’s race season opener at Oswego Speedway May 28 is still almost two months away, it’s not too early to start putting together material for the annual yearbook. As most know, the yearbook contains a wrap-up of the last race season (2015) and then includes schedules and driver bios for the new season. With a full-color center spread and several other color pages, it definitely is a collector’s dream.