TIM JEDERZJEK BECOMES FIRST REPEAT ISMA WINNER AT DELAWARE SATURDAY
By Delaware PR, with contributions by Carol D Haynes ISMA PR
August 4, 2012 Delaware, ON – The world’s most powerful short track cars, the ISMA Super Modifieds hit the track on Saturday evening at Delaware Speedway finishing up their weekend with a longer, more intense feature than the previous night. Tim Jedrzejek (#32) of Independence, OH won the eventful 75-lap race taking the lead from Mike Lichty (#84) of Innerkip, ON in the last lap after a riveting battle for the lead. Jedrzejek, just off a big Hy-Miler Nationals win edged Lichty off the final turn on the final lap of the race to take the win by a mere .120 of a second.
Lichty commented later “Timmy J never goes high so I protected the bottom. Then he snuck up and got me on the outside.”
Lichty, who led the race for twenty-five laps, placed second. Eddie Witkum (#97) of Westford, MA led the first forty-nine laps and placed third. The race had four cautions flags. The caution flag on lap six, as a result of a car, the 48 of Terry Simpson, bursting into flame, became a red flag after a second car, the 33 of Rod Sauder, caught fire later into the caution. Due to the number of caution laps, it was necessary for the cars to refuel under the red flag situation in order to finish the race. No drivers were injured during the competition. The last yellow was for a spin by the 28 of Bob Dawson.
Notes… A lap 12 crash took out Johnny Benson and Rob Summers..Dave Duggan and Eddie Witkum Jr. drew front row spots for the feature with Dan Bowes and Mike Lichty in second row…The win for the Soule team moved them up the ladder in owner points with all three drivers behind him – Benson, Lichty and Cicconi, finishing behind and Benson a dnf…Mike Ordway Sr. and the Clyde Booth 61 left the speedway Friday with unfixable rear end problems in the 61…Ryan Coniam, the Friday night winner, had fuel problems and was pulled over for a check. The team fixed the problem but Ryan was victim of an accident a little later in the race… Eddie Witkum Jr.’s third place finish was the second straight Delaware podium finish in the Saturday night show…The next two ISMA races are at Lee USA Speedway on Friday, August 10 and Waterford Speedbowl on August 11.
DELAWARE 75, Saturday, August 4, 2012
Heat 1: Rob Summers, Ryan Coniam, Sondi Eden, Bob Magner, Jeff Locke, Bob Dawson, Terry Simpson
Heat 2: Dave Duggan, Ben Seitz, Dan Bowes, Mike Lichty, Mark Sammut, AJ Lesiecki, Rod Sauder
Heat 3: Tim Jedrzejek, Craig Rayvals, Eddie Witkum Jr., Johnny Benson, Tim Ice, Lou Cicconi, Mike Hooper, Dave McKnight
Feature: 1. Tim Jedrzejek (32), 2. Mike Lichty (84), 3. Eddie Witkum Jr. (97), 4. Ben Seitz (17), 5. Lou Cicconi (75), 6. Dan Bowes (18), 7. Dave Duggan (51), 8. Mark Sammut (78), 9. Bob Magner (40), 10. Tim Ice (65), 11. Jeff Locke (37), 12. Craig Rayvals (94), 13. Bob Dawson (28), 14. Sondi Eden (5), 15. Dave McKnight (70), 16. AJ Lesiecki (14), 17. Rob Summers (11), 18. Johnny Benson Jr (74), 19. Ryan Coniam (46), 20. Rod Sauder (33), 21. Terry Simpson (48), 22. Mike Hooper.
Nelles Corners, Ont. (July 14, 2018) – Earlier this season, Dan Bowes listed that one of his primary goals in 2018 was to 'get that elusive first ISMA win'. In 2017, his sixth season with the traveling group, he was ever so close to achieving that goal. The 2011 ISMA Rookie of the Year was making his presence known last season scoring fast times at Jennerstown, Delaware and Oswego.He ended up with a fourth place in the competitive ISMA driver point standings but that coveted win did not come despite the fact he had nine top ten finishes, two of them podiums and nothing less than a 12th place.
Oswego, NY (July 6, 2018) – From 1976 to 2009, the International Supermodified Association headed north of the border to the Cayuga Speedway, near Cayuga, Ontario, sometimes 2 or 3 times a season, for a total of 27 events.Many of supermodified’s legendary pilots took home checkereds at the .625-mile oval (1 K) in those years.Names such as Bentley Warren, Gary Allbritain, Jim Winks, Warren Coniam, Eddie Bellinger, Steve Gioia Jr., and Doug Heveron etched their names into the Cayuga record books from 1976 to 1985.
WINCHESTER, NH (June 30, 2018) – Mike Lichty didn't start his day well at all at the twice-rained out Carquest Genden Auto Parts ISMA 75 at Monadnock Speedway on Saturday, but he certainly ended the day in fine style. Starting back in 15th, he worked his way through the field at the new venue for ISMA, and into the lead on lap 56. It was a career fifteenth feature win for the Canadian driver and the first in the short ISMA season to date.
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.