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.
The much-anticipated ISMA opener at Monadnock Speedway, which was slated for May 19, met with foul weather, which turned out to be the norm in the east in that month. So with two races in the books at Delaware and Lancaster Speedways, the ISMA contingent will try again next Saturday.
Lancaster, NY (June 2, 2018) – Canadian Mark Sammut has been an ISMA stalwart for 21 years, a congenial competitor who has weathered the up and down nature of racing. Last August he took his biggest win, a $10,000 payday at what he calls his home track, Delaware Speedway, to the approval of a huge throng of fans.
Saturday night at Lancaster Speedway, he picked up his seventh-career ISMA win, to the cheers of many Buffalo area fans who had seen him run and win years ago in his Can-Am midget. He quipped in victory lane when he spoke of that midget win, that he wasn't buying a dragster to win in another division at Lancaster! But he did mention that the car he was driving was 21 years old and it has served him well. The new car that had been debuted last year, has gone back to the drawing board.
Delaware, ONTARIO (June 1, 2018) – Kyle Edwards of Bartlett, Tennessee picked a good time to win his first ever ISMA feature on Friday night as the 50 lapper was the first leg of the Harvey Lennox Memorial Tammy Ten Bonus Fund. Thanks to Arctic Equipment, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Murray's Transmission and Patco Transportation, an extra $7000 bonus payout will go to the top five ISMA car owners based on points from this Delaware race, the Jukasa July event and the second August Delaware race.