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Full Field of Supermodifieds to Converge at Star Speedway for 55th Running of Bob Webber Sr. Memorial Classic

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.  

The full field of over 25 big block Supermodifieds expected will boast four former champions of the event; including the defending racer winner Jeff Abold, 7-time Star Classic champion Russ Wood, 5-time champion Chris Perley, and 2013 and 2018 champion Jon McKennedy.

As Abold looks to defend his title and extend the unbelievable streak of nine straight years with a top five finish in the Classic, he will be challenged by a very strong number of fellow Oswego Speedway regulars such as 9-time track champion Otto Sitterly, the only female Supermodified winner in history; Alison Sload, in her return to winged racing, defending International Classic champion Tyler Thompson, Oswego track record holder Brandon Bellinger, two more feature winners in 2-time ‘Mr. Supermodified’ Dave Danzer and 2016 Grand Prix champion Aric Iosue, plus veteran talent Dan Connors Jr, who will be on hand with his beautiful Hawk Chassis. 

Joining these four Star Classic champions and eight Oswego Speedway regulars will be a healthy lineup from New England. 

Although an Ordway has not won the Star Classic since 1998; this year’s Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler champion Mike Ordway Jr, who lead several laps before nose wing trouble a year ago, would love to change that this weekend.

To do so, Ordway will have to best three of New England’s all-time greats in Wood, Perley, and McKennedy, all of the Oswego invaders, plus former World Series champion Ben Seitz, 9-time ISMA winner the ‘Jersey Jet’ Joey Payne, longtime ISMA regular and winner Dan Bowes, Star Classic veterans Jamie Timmons, Mike Netishen and Dave Duggan, plus up and coming talents Ryan Locke and Bobby Chartier, along with rookies Bobby Timmons III, Eric Emhoff and Kenny White Jr. Making the long trip out from Ohio to pilot the Massachusetts based Lane Racing No. 97 is 11-time ISMA winner Timmy Jedrzejek.

Additionally, four Midwest teams, including 2018 ISMA champion Kyle Edwards; who will drive the brand new Bodnar car, 2018 Midwest Super Series champion Mike McVetta, first-time MSS winner and also the most recent Supermodified victor this year at the Lorain County Speedway; Rich Reid, and finally AJ Lesiecki, who will pilot the brand new, homebuilt Lesiecki Racing 88 in its first trip to New England. 

Several bonuses have been posted for teams including a $250 check to any competitor who breaks the Star Speedway track record, a $200 ISMA Fast Time Trialer Bonus sponsored by Radical Race Gear, the lucrative $1,000 halfway bonus sponsored by Shea Concrete, a $200 ‘Hard Charger’ bonus from Baker Steel Detailing, and lastly the $100 Last Car Running Award sponsored by the 4th Turn Crazies. 

Lap sponsors have been filled for all 125 trips around Star Speedway totalling over $5,000 in added payout which will see $20 go to the leader, $10 to 2nd and $10 to a random car drawn every lap. While the board is full, laps can be doubled. Please email or call / text Debbie Lane at (978)-807-6243 or debbielane316@gmail.com

Pre-sale tickets for the Star Speedway Classic are now SOLD OUT, but if you do not yet have your ticket, 250 more will go on sale at the race track Saturday on a first come, first serve basis. Pricing is $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and kids 11 to 16, and $5 for kids 10 and under. Pit passes will be sold on raceday as well. 

Pits will open at 11:45am, ISMA cars will be asked to fire engines at 12:00pm, practice sessions will be held from 1:10 to 1:30, 2:20 to 2:45, and 3:50 to 4:05pm, with time trials at 4:45pm. The racing program will start at 5:05pm, and includes action for 350 Supermodifieds, and the NEMA and NEMA Lites, with the Star Classic 125 serving as the nightcap. 

For the latest updates and information on this weekend’s events, fans should visit the ISMA site at www.ISMASupers.com, LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ISMASupers, and FOLLOW on Twitter and Instagram @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.

TENTATIVE Roster – 55th Annual Bob Webber Sr. Memorial Star Classic 125 – Saturday, September 19, 2020: 

01 – Dan Connors Jr.

02 – Brandon Bellinger 

05 – Jeff Abold 

1E – Kyle Edwards 

2 – Eric Emhoff

7 – Otto Sitterly 

9 – Russ Wood

11 – Chris Perley 

14 – Joey Payne

22 – Mike McVetta 

25 – Dan Bowes 

27 – Jamie Timmons 

29 – Bobby Chartier 

31 – Bobby Timmons III

32 – Ben Seitz 

37 – Ryan Locke 

39 – Alison Sload

51 – Dave Duggan

52 – Dave Danzer 

55 – Rich Reid 

55 – Mike Netishen 

61 – Mike Ordway Jr. 

75 – Aric Iosue

77X – Kenny White Jr. 

79 – Jon McKennedy 

88 – AJ Lesiecki 

97 – Timmy Jedrzejek

98T – Tyler Thompson 

43rd ANNUAL SANDUSKY HY-MILER SUPERMODIFIED NATIONALS RUNNING AS SCHEDULED JULY 24-25, GRANDSTANDS OPEN TO FANS

SANDUSKY, OH (July 7, 2020) – It has been a very tough summer for Supermodified fans and teams thus far, but perhaps those eager to get back on the race track or in the grandstands can get the ‘fix’ they have been hoping for in three weeks as one of Supermodified racing’s triple crown events; Sandusky Speedway’s ‘Hy-Miler,’ runs as scheduled and open to fans on July 24 and 25.

Hy-Miler Weekend will begin, as always, with the ‘Fast Forty,’ 40-lap event for Supermodifieds on Friday, July 24, before the 100-lap Hy-Miler Nationals takes center stage on Saturday, July 25. A unique mix of drivers from Ohio, New York, and New England, have already made their plans for the two-day spectacular, with individual announcements coming soon.

With every ISMA or Oswego Speedway show now cancelled through July, all eyes in the Supermodified world will first be locked on the Midwest Super Series event at Lorain County Speedway on July 18, less than one week before the Hy-Miler takes place. The three event, back to back weekend Ohio swing allows teams that have been hoping to race, the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Over the next week and beyond, more in-depth Hy-Miler information, such as a two-day schedule, pricing, and other details, will be released through International Supermodified Association and Sandusky Speedway social media outlets.

ISMA’s remaining 2020 events; August 7 at Lee, August 12 at Seekonk, August 29 at Oxford, September 19 at Star, and October 10 and 11 at Thompson, have not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as of July 7.

Up to date information on the International Supermodified Association can be found using the series website www.ISMASupers.com. You can also LIKE ISMA Supermodifieds on Facebook at ISMA Supermodifieds or FOLLOW on Twitter and Instagram @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.

ISMA Cancels July 11 Appearance at Jukasa Motor Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (June 17, 2020) – Due to the extension of the border closure between the United States and Canada, ISMA has been forced to cancel its Jukasa Motor Speedway apperance until 2021. The race was scheduled for Saturday, July 11. 

While the border closure is tentatively scheduled to remain in effect through July 21, ISMA’s only other event in Canada; August 15 at Delaware Speedway, already received the axe. That show will also wait until the 2021 season. 

At this time, ISMA is not releasing any further information or updates regarding the Hy-Miler at Sandusky Speedway, or any other remaining events this season. The Hy-Miler Nationals does remain on as scheduled for July 24 and 25. 

Up to date information on the International Supermodified Association can be found using the series website www.ISMASupers.com. You can also LIKE ISMA Supermodifieds on Facebook at Facebook.com/ISMASupers or FOLLOW on Twitter and Instagram @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.