Epping, N.H. (Sept. 19, 2020) The annual 125 lap Bob Webber Sr. Memorial Classic, also the 55th Classic at the famed Epping, NH raceway was slated for Saturday, Sept. 19, with hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic would not cancel it. With much work and preparation by the Webber family in the past months, the race was able to happen.
A stellar field of twenty-five supermodifieds gathered to compete in the running of the prestigious 55th Star Speedway Classic and it was a race for the history books. Battling for the win were some of the best big block supermodifieds from the Midwest to New England, and albeit the fact that no Canadian competitors could attend due to a COVID-19 border shutdown, it proved to be a fitting end to a definitely disrupted 2020 supermodified race season.
EPPING, NH (September 15, 2020) - Classic Week is HERE! This Saturday, September 19, the International Supermodified Association will close out its brief 2020 slate with the 55th running of the $4,000 to win Bob Webber Sr. Memorial Classic 125 at Star Speedway in Epping, NH.
With Supermodified racing at an all-time premium due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a unique mix of teams who are eager for more track time, providing race fans with what is sure to be the largest Classic field we have seen since 2016.
OSWEGO, N.Y. (September 3, 2020) - With Covid-19 dictating much of what has happened or not happened this year, auto racing has had its share of disruption of schedules. Jeff Abold says he understands that things have had to change and thinks most race car drivers do too. But despite major changes and cancellations, some races have managed to run including the up coming Sept. 19 Bob Webber Sr. Memorial Star Classic.
Driver Jeff Abold, from Pennellville, NY is anxious to get back to Star Speedway to try for a second straight Bob Webber Sr. Memorial Classic win. It will be a family attempt once again.
EPPING, NH (August 29, 2020) - The annual Star Classic weekend is right around the corner.
For the 55th time in history, Star Speedway will host Classic weekend from September 18-20, with three days of action set to include a mix of open-wheel and fender racing at the Epping, New Hampshire oval. Friday will include all fender divisions, Saturday will include all open- wheel divisions, and Sunday will include a mix of both. It’s a race fan in New England’s dream weekend.
LEE, N.H. (August 4, 2020) - ISMA cars are readying for the 20th annual Ollie Silva Memorial which once again features a lucrative halfway $1000 sponsored by Shea Concrete.
Defending champ Jon McKennedy will be on hand looking for his 4th win in this prestigious event. He has won in 2012, 2014 and 2019. The talented McKennedy is coming off a 4th place finish at White Mountain's Whelen Tour race in the Baldwin 7NY. Jon now looks forward to racing at Lee Friday in the his completely redone super 79 sponsored this year by Middlesex Interiors Inc. Jon says he's excited to debut the car at Lee.
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.
Chelmsford, Mass. driver Jon McKennedy came up from 10th starting spot to gradually challenge race leader Mike Ordway Jr. who by luck of the draw was on the pole and out front rapidly on the green. But McKennedy, in a new car with new owners, felt good about his car and would end up being his fourth win of the prestigious Silva 75.
SANDUSKY, OHIO (July 25, 2020) - Mike Ordway Jr. drove Clyde Booth's iconic No. 61 "silver bullet" supermodified to victory in the 43rd Annual Hy-Miler Nationals 100 Saturday night at Sandusky Speedway.
Ordway's dominating performance actually began about an hour prior to the drop of the green flag, when he drew the pole in the random draw of handicapped drivers based on the evening's heat races. Ordway, a New Hampshire native now residing in Maine, jumped out to the lead in front of Mike McVetta on lap one and would dominate from there, lapping all but the top-five finishers and never leaving a doubt that he was in charge of the 100-lapper. Ordway's win marked his second in the famed Ohio race; he also won the Hy-Miler in Booth's 61 in 2017.