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ISMA To Conclude 2019 Season with Annual Trip to Thompson’s World Series

Photo Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

OSWEGO, NY (October 8, 2019) – The International Supermodified Association will conclude its 2019 season with the organization’s annual trip to the ‘World Series’ of Racing at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut this Saturday and Sunday. 

Supermodified teams will first compete in Saturday’s heat races, before all attention turns to Sunday’s 50-lap finale which will decide the ISMA championship between defending champ Kyle Edwards and 2012 champion, Mike Lichty. 

Lichty will be coming from Ontario and Edwards from Tennessee to partake in the final big block Super event of 2019. Only fifty four points separate them. The duo will be joined by regulars Mike Ordway Jr, Dan Bowes, Jon McKennedy, Ben Seitz, Mark Sammut, and Nick Capelli.

A pair of two car teams will be on hand, with Lane Racing fielding rides for multi-time winner Tim Jedrzejek and rookie sensation Jeff Battle. Chris Perley will also make his return to Thompson, while Michael Barnes will be piloting a second Vic Miller entry. 

2019 Oswego Budweiser International Classic 200 champion Tyler Thompson, who finished fifth in the World Series one year ago, will be in the field searching for ISMA win number one. The 17-year old grabbed his first winged Super victory at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indy last month. 

Joining Edwards from the midwest are two drivers that frequent the Midwest Supermodified Series; Rich Reid and AJ Leseicki. The New England contingent will be strong as well with additional support from Jamie Timmons, Bobby Chartier, and Dave Duggan. 

Three other drivers that competed on Classic Weekend at Oswego; Danny Connors Jr. Dave McKnight, and Joey Payne, have also confirmed plans to race at Thompson. This weekend’s event will mark Payne’s first ISMA appearance in several years. 

A full schedule of events as well as ticket pricing for Thompson’s World Series is available at ThompsonSpeedway.com. Racing will start at 1:30pm on Saturday and 12:30pm on Sunday, which also features a 150-lap event for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. 

To keep up with the latest news and information from the ISMA Supermodifieds, you can visit ISMA online at ISMASupers.com. Fans can also FOLLOW on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @ISMASupers or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ISMASupers.

About the International Supermodified Association: ISMA was founded in 1974 by multi-time Oswego Speedway champions Jim Shampine and Nolan Swift to ensure the future and longevity of Supermodified racing. Powered by their earth shaking 900 horsepower engines, the winged Supermodified is one of the fastest short track race cars in the world capable of reaching speeds up to 160mph. Through 45 seasons of operation, ISMA continues to be one of the most popular, well recognized touring series in short track racing. The organization has eleven events scheduled at nine different facilities this season that include stops in New York, New Hampshire, Ohio, Connecticut, and Ontario.

All-Time ISMA Winners at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park: 

April 4, 1976 – Don MacLaren (50) 

October 17, 1976 – John McLaren (Twin 75’s) 

April 3, 1977 – Bentley Warren (50) 

October 15, 1977 – Jim Shampine (Twin 75’s) 

April 1, 1978 – Jim Cheney (30) 

October 15, 1978 – Chuck Ciprich (100) 

April 1, 1979 – Eddie Bellinger Jr. (35) 

October 15, 1979 – Denny Wheeler (100) 

April 6, 1980 – Bentley Warren (35) 

October 13, 1980 – Eddie Bellinger Jr. (50) 

October 18, 1981 – Jamie Moore (50) 

October 17, 1982 – Doug Heveron (75) 

October 15, 1983 – Doug Heveron (40) 

October 14, 1984 – Gary Allbritain (40) 

October 19, 1985 – Steve Gioia Jr. (50) 

October 19, 1986 – Paul Richardson (50) 

May 31, 1987 – Eddie Bellinger Jr. (50) 

October 18, 1987 – Mike Ordway (50) 

May 1, 1988 – Bentley Warren (50) 

October 16, 1988 – Doug Heveron (50) 

October 15, 1989 – Larry Record (50) 

October 13, 1990 – Eddie Bellinger Jr. (50) 

October 20, 1991 – Bentley Warren (50) 

October 25, 1992 – Pat Abold (50) 

April 25, 1993 – Bentley Warren (40) 

October 17, 1993 – Russ Wood (50) 

October 16, 1994 – Mike Ordway Jr. (50) 

October 15, 1995 – Russ Wood (50) 

October 20, 1996 – Randy Ritskes (50) 

October 19, 1997 – Russ Wood (50) 

October 11, 1998 – Randy Sweet (50) 

October 10, 1999 – Ted Christopher (50) 

October 15, 2000 – Chris Perley (50) 

October 21, 2001 – Russ Wood (50) 

October 27, 2002 – Russ Wood (50) 

October 25, 2003 – Chris Perley (50) 

October 17, 2004 – Chris Perley (50) 

October 30, 2005 – Chris Perley (50) 

October 15, 2006 – Nokie Fornoro (50) 

October 14, 2007 – Chris Perley (50) 

October 19, 2008 – Chris Perley (50) 

October 18, 2009 – Chris Perley (50) 

October 17, 2010 – Chris Perley (50) 

October 16, 2011 – Chris Perley (50) 

October 14, 2012 – Rob Summers (50) 

October 20, 2013 – Ben Seitz (50) 

October 18, 2014 – Chris Perley (50) 

October 18, 2015 – Dave Shullick Jr. (50) 

October 20, 2016 – Dave Shullick Jr. (50) 

October 15, 2017 – Dave Shullick Jr. (50) 

October 14, 2018 – Ben Seitz (50)

Tyler Thompson Continues Roll with Midwest Super Series Fall Brawl Victory at Lucas Oil Raceway Park

Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions – OSWEGO, NY (September 16, 2019) – Just weeks after becoming the youngest winner of Oswego Speedway’s International Classic, 17-year old Tyler Thompson notched his first career winged Supermodified victory in the Midwest Supermodified Series Fall Brawl at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Indiana.

Not even a blown rear end in hot laps could slow Thompson, who won his qualifying heat race on Saturday before racing to a 3-second victory in the night’s 40-lap main event over Midwest Supermodified Series champion, Danny Shirey.

“I have to really thank the crew for this one,” said Thompson.  “We weren’t sure if we were going to make it with the blown rear end in hot laps, but they worked their tails off and got it done.  So, I knew I had to also.  This has been an amazing couple weeks.”

Thompson started the 40-lap finale from the seventh position and methodically worked his way through the field, before settling in behind early leader and defending race winner, Mike McVetta.

McVetta appeared to be the car to beat early, but fueling issues would slow the No. 22 late in the going, with Thompson ready to strike.

Once in the lead, Thompson was never again pressured as he hurried away to his second big win in two weeks over Shirey, McVetta, AJ Lesiecki and Joe Gosek.

The next event for Thompson and Jason Simmons Racing will likely be Outlaw Weekend at Fulton Speedway on October 4-5 as the team looks to qualify for the Outlaw 200 with their DIRTcar 358-Modified.

Visit www.facebook.com/JasonSimmonsRacing to follow Thompson and Jason Simmons Racing on social media.

If interested in team information, or to contact Tyler, please consult team owner Jason Simmons at (315) 591-4303 or dnslandscaping@yahoo.com.

Jason Simmons Racing Partners: Ashley Lynn Winery, Cam’s Pizzeria, CH Sealants, CNY Power Equipment, D&S Landscaping, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, Hammond Auto, Lakeside Property Services, Lindsey Aggregates, Mid-Country Machinery, Morrison Performance, Nice Price Auto Sales, Oswego Auto & Tire, Performance Manufacturing, Reina Motor Car, Slack Karts, Top Quality Construction

TWENTY DIVISIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 57th ANNUAL SUNOCO WORLD SERIES AT THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK

By Kyle Souza, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park 

Photo Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

THOMPSON, Conn. — With just 32 days remaining until the drop of the green flag on the 57th annual Sunoco World Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, track officials have released 20 different divisions that will compete during the weekend.  

All five of Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series classes will run their final races of the season, with five champions to be crowned. The Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Limited Sportsman, Mini Stocks and SK Light Modifieds® will thunder around the Connecticut oval in action. 

There are also 15 different touring series divisions that will invade for the weekend, headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. As part of a tradition, Whelen Modified Tour teams will head for Thompson to decide their championship battle, with the championship celebration to follow the Sunoco World Series 150. 

Joining the Whelen Modified Tour on Sunday, the ISMA Supermodified division will run their own 50-lap feature, crowning their champion at one fastest tracks in the entire New England region. The NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites are also two winged divisions that will compete during the Sunoco World Series weekend.

The American Canadian Tour returns to Thompson for a 75-lap feature on Saturday night, deciding their champion under the bright lights of World Series weekend, while the Valenti Modified Racing Series will join them as a Saturday headliner, with a 50-lap feature of their own. Thompson’s Late Models will compete on Friday night, giving drivers the chance to also compete in Saturday’s ACT main event. 

Headlining Friday night, the Granite State Pro Stock Series returns to Thompson for another season, bringing Pro Stocks back to the high-banks of TSMP in the thick of their title battle. The Exit Realty Pro Truck Challenge, North East Mini Stock Tour, NHSTRA Late Model Sportsman, Pro 4 Modifieds, Street Stock Showdown Series, Open Vintage Modifieds, STAR Modifieds and STAR Sportsman wrap the full list of 20 classes.  

Over the next week, Thompson officials will release the full schedule for Sunoco World Series weekend. However, for reference, practice will begin at 12 p.m. on Friday, with qualifying at 4 p.m., followed by feature racing. Practice begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, with qualifying at 2 p.m., and features to follow. On Sunday, feature racing will begin at 1 p.m., with the Whelen Modified Tour concluding the day of racing. 

For more information on Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, visit www.thompsonspeedway.com, and follow the track on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.