Thompson, CT (October 11, 2020) - The ISMA supermodified season in 2020, ended with only three races run, and all were won by Jonathan McKennedy. His win this past Sunday at the Thompson World Series was a repeat of his 2019 World Series which started the four straight streak. On Sunday McKennedy started third and battled his way past Otto Sitterly to begin a race-long chase with Chris Perley who started on the pole by luck of the draw. The battle up front ended late in the 50 lapper when race leader Perley approached slower cars and in the ensuing cat and mouse game, McKennedy was able to take the lead away on lap 42 and fled away to take the win eight laps later.
September 25, 2020 - Officials from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today that the Big-Block Supermodifieds of the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) will be returning to Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the 58th Annual World Series of Speedway Racing.
The ISMA Supermodifieds are one of 19 divisions that will be racing at Thompson as part of the World Series from Friday, October 9th through Sunday, October 11. The breathtaking Big-Block Supermods will compete for 50 laps and join the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season finale along with the PASS Super Late Models on the final day of racing.
Epping, N.H. (Sept. 19, 2020) - Twenty-five ISMA supermodifieds Saturday were on hand to compete for the running of the prestigious Star Speedway Classic and it was a race to remember.
Battling for the win were some of the best in the big block supermodified division. Oswego Speedway's 9-time track champion Otto Sitterly started the 125 lapper in the lead and held off defending race champion Jeff Abold, Mike Ordway Jr., Chris Perley and three-time winner Jon McKennedy among others, until McKennedy grabbed the point by lap 35.
Winner Jon McKennedy, runner-up Jeff Abold (left) and third-place Chris Perley
By Carol D. Haynes, ISMA PR; photos by Jim Feeney
Lee, N.H. (August 7, 2020) – With the coronavirus reeking havoc everywhere, auto racing certainly has not escaped being affected. With many states and Canada facing strict guidelines on travel etc., a smaller than usual contingent of ISMA supermodified competitors were able to be at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, August 7 for the Ollie Silva Memorial 75.
For most in the field, it was the first race of this strange season. But, the 50% fan turnout saw an action-packed race as they practiced the guidelines put in place. And, they seemed extremely enthusiastic with the results.