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ISMA Supermodifieds and ROC Modified Tour Take Center Stage at Jukasa Motor Speedway this Saturday

Written by Dan Cabral

HAGERSVILLE, ON – This Saturday’s show at Jukasa Motor Speedway will be an open-wheel fan’s paradise, as the ISMA Supermodifieds and ROC Modified Tour make their first  appearance at Canada’s Crown Jewel since the rebuild.

“This is one event that I’ve personally been looking forward to all season long,” says Jukasa Motor Speedway General Manager Alex Nagy. “It’s going to be fast, it’s going to be loud and it’s absolutely going to be different than anything else you’re going to find across the province this weekend”

When Jukasa Motor Speedway re-opened last August, Nagy made clear that it was their vision to bring as many elite-level racers and series to the speedway as possible on a regular basis. This Saturday is merely the next step in accomplishing that plan.

“We all truly believe that we have one of the best facilities in North America and we want to do all that we can to attract fans and racers from all over,” explains Nagy. “Our fans have been vocal right from the start that they wanted Supermodifieds and Tour-Type Modifieds at Jukasa – so there was never any question wether or not we were going to make this happen”

The ROC Modified Tour is expected to bring some of Western New York and Pennsylvania’s best groundpounders for the inaugural running of the Great Canadian 100, while the ISMA Supermodifieds have attracted entries from across the Northeast and Midwest – including former NASCAR Truck Series champion Johnny Benson.

“If you love your racing without fenders – then we have just about everything you could possibly ask for this Saturday,” grins Nagy. “Johnny Benson is an absolute ace and it’s going to be a huge honour to have him roll through the gates this weekend. I’m positive that both of these divisions are going to be absolutely brimming with talent and will put on an incredible show for our fans.”

For additional information – including gate times and ticket sales – visit www.JukasaMotorSpeedway.com.

 

Oswego Begins Busy Month of July with Helena Agri-Enterprises ‘Road to the Championship’ this Saturday, July 7

OSWEGO, NY (July 3, 2018) – Oswego Speedway kicked off its busiest month of the season this past Saturday, June 30 with the Independence Weekend ‘Grand Prix’ event beginning a stretch of four races in four weeks at the ‘Steel Palace’ which will continue this Saturday, July 7 with a ‘Road to the Championship’ event presented by Helena Agri-Enterprises.

This Saturday night, pit gates will open at 3:00pm, grandstands and hot laps at 4:30pm, time trials will take place at 6:15pm, and heat racing will get the green flag at 6:45pm with regular distance 50 and 30-lap main events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS to follow.

General admission seating is only $15 for this Saturday’s regular show with kids 16 and under free with a paid adult.

Reserved seating and $75 VIP packages including seating in one of our VIP suites, all you can eat and drink, plus Sky Deck passes are available by phoning the track office at (315)-342-0646 or sending an email to oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

Race night sponsor Helena Agri-Enterprises headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee, is one of the foremost agronomic solutions providers in the United States.

Helena markets and sells inputs that improve agricultural productivity for greater customer returns. This includes seed and seed treatments, fertilizer and application services, crop protectants, financial services and precision ag services.

Helena also has its own line of products through Helena Products Group, which includes adjuvants, crop protection products, fertilizers, crop production products and seed treatments.

Helena’s theme of People…Products…Knowledge… reinforces the company’s commitment to helping customers succeed through knowledgeable and dedicated people, useful and unique products and the latest proven technologies.

Across the country, Helena has over 4,000 employees that work in about 450 branch locations, as well as division offices.

For more information on Helena Agri-Enterprises, you can visit their website online at HelenaAgri.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

For the latest updates from Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

Mike Ordway, Jr. and Clyde Booth Teaming up Again For 2018 ISMA Season

Matthew Wiernasz

 Photo Jim Feeney/ISMA

WINCHESTER, NH-  Mike Ordway, Jr. and Clyde Booth will be back once again for a full ISMA season when they kickoff with CARQUEST Genden Auto Parts 75 presented by T-Bird Mini Parts on Saturday, May 19.


Mike Ordway Jr. indicated that Monadnock’s opener would be a learning experience for all. ” I believe the main challenge will be learning which grooves these types of cars like as we will all have to do. Learning will come with the opening day challenges of any year with new racecars, redesigned racecars, and people just trying to get the bugs worked out  in general.”

North Carolina resident Clyde Booth, also welcomed a new track. “Well, I think it’s great. The main thing is it’s an added venue to our series and I think this area, whether it would be New Hampshire or Connecticut, is where people really understand the Supermodifieds. I just think it’s going to be good for the crowd and certainly good for us. It should be exciting for everyone.”

Clyde, a longtime car owner and builder, went on to talk about the good owner/driver relationship between him and Ordway, Jr. and the crew. Mike Ordway, Sr., who still is a part of the current crew, drove for Booth for many years starting back in 1987.  Ordway, Jr. started driving for Booth back in 2016 and won a race for him in his first year with the team. Last year the season was short when they had a bad wreck at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl and took them out for the rest of the season.

Ordway, Jr., who now lives in Maine, does have track time at the New Hampshire quarter-mile oval as he raced in the modifieds a while ago. He did spend a lot of time watching the modified division as Monadnock is one of his favorite tracks to attend to as a spectator.

He spoke of the $1000 bonuses available for the Monadnock race. Bentley’s Saloon will be sponsoring the fastest qualifier in where they will receive $1,000. It is possible that the track record will be broken. And, Shea Concrete will sponsor the halfway bonus where the halfway leader will get $1,000.

“ These racecars are known to be some of the fastest short track cars in the world. I’m excited to that we are going to be able to display the speed to the new fans in single-car time trials. The $1,000 will make it a little more interesting as well is the halfway bonus of $1,000,” said Ordway Jr.

Booth also stated that the $1000 was a great thing. “I think in time trials you want to be able to say you set fast time so the fact that there is really icing on the cake with a $1,000 it’s really good. I think it gives some drivers some incentives than others. Now as an owner, I like the $1,000 dollars because I am paying the bills.

” Even though it’s a short race, these cars are tough on tires. Whatever we time trial with and race the heat on, we have to run those tires the whole day. We can’t put new tires on after time trials, new tires on after the heat or anything like that. So  when you get in the race, if you are starting 15th or back in that area somewhere. You have to save your stuff and you can’t abuse your tires so it’s really is interesting for the halfway part of the race because some guys might save their car and wait until the end and others don’t.” Clyde continued.

A lot of teams will have their eyes on Jon McKennedy as he could be the man to beat at Monadnock. Ordway, Jr. believes there will be a lot of passing on the New Hampshire quarter-mile oval as he and Jon McKennedy talked about it.

” Jon’s a great friend of mine and I definitely think he is going to be the guy to beat going into the weekend. As I said, I’ve had a few laps there and have been there many times. I have been watching a lot of videos of the modifieds there over the winter as well. Russ Hersey is also a good friend of mine so I may get some help from him as well.  Other than that we will just play it like any other race on the schedule, unload and see what we have, and adjust accordingly.

” These cars are very aero-sensitive now with all the wings at the larger more high-speed tracks, however, I think Monadnock will have the best of both. It will be very fast for the size of the track however it should be slow enough to take a lot of the aero out of the equation. Hoosier Tire has always provided us with great tires and they have been working with ISMA, even more the last year or so and have come out with a new tire for this year which I think will just add to the passing and great racing we should see there,” Ordway Jr. commented.

Ordway, Jr. knows it’s very important to get a good finish at a new venue where the series has never been which can carry momentum for the rest of the season.

” No matter what the finish, I think we all need to thank the management and staff at Monadnock for giving us the opportunity to come there. As I said growing up in New Hampshire and now living in Maine, Monadnock has always been one of my favorite places to attend races, As hard as short track racing is now for team owners as well as promoters it is great that they are giving us the chance to come and showcase what our series can provide. I think it’s a great opportunity for all.” Ordway, Jr. said.

The Monadnock Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series divisions will be apart of the program beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for reserved seating will be $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Tickets for general admission for adults will be $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Seniors will be $15 and Kids 12 and under will be $5 at the gate. The rain date will be on Sunday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Monadnock Speedway is located at 840 Keene Road In Winchester, NH. Please visit Monadnockspeedway.com.