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King Mike X: Lichty Holds Off Muldoon to Wear King of Wings Crown for Third Time

By CAROL D. HAYNES, ISMA PR

OSWEGO, NY (July 31, 2021) – The starting lineup of the King of Wings Jack Murphy Memorial, a co-sanctioned winged Supermodified event at Oswego Speedway, found two hot shoes on the front row in Trent Stephens of Ohio and Mike Lichty, Innerkip, Ont. Right from the drop of the green, the duo put on a torrid battle upfront with Lichty taking the lead and then swapping it with Stephens. A restart yellow on lap 25 found Lichty back in command.

As the upfront battle ensued, Mike Muldoon, Tyler Thompson, Otto Sitterly, AJ Lesiecki, Ben Seitz, Moe Lilje, Aric Iosue, and Dan Connors were in the top ten as the halfway mark approached.

It was now Stephens back in the number one spot with Lichty glued to the back of the 19. But, the halfway lap came and went with Stephens suddenly fading off the pace. The 19, with a broken rocker arm, pulled pitside, leaving Lichty out front with a couple of car length lead.

With 20 to go, Muldoon had the 15 gaining ground on the leader. Thompson, Sitterly, Lesiecki, and Chris Perley were not far behind.

At the lap 50 mark, Lichty continued in pursuit of the 3rd King of Wings title while Muldoon and Thompson were trying to fend off a charging Sitterly, who took over the third spot soon thereafter.

As Lichty reached traffic, Muldoon was able to close the gap significantly and challenge for the top spot in the closing laps but was unable to make the pass with Lichty getting the win, Muldoon second, and Sitterly third.

Thompson and Perley filled in the top five as Lesiecki, Moe Lilje, Ryan Locke, Iosue and Rich Reid filled out the top ten at the checkered.

Heat winners took home bonus awards sponsored by Precision Welding, Dennis and Randy Nadar, and Ted Pittsley of $100 (1st), $30 (2nd), $25 (3rd).

The Hard Charger was Otto Sitterly who received $100 courtesy of the 4th Turn Crazies.

The Last Car Running award of $150 sponsored by Quest Restoration, went to Joe Gosek.

RESULTS

Best Western PLUS, Clarion Hotel & Suites and LaGraf’s Pub Jack Murphy Memorial King of Wings X

ISMA Supermodifieds / Midwest Supermodified Series

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Jack Murphy King of Wings X (60-laps): 1. 84 MIKE LICHTY, 2. 15 Michael Muldoon, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly, 4. 98T Tyler Thompson, 5. 11 Chris Perley, 6. 88 AJ Lesiecki 7. 32 Moe Lilje, 8. 37 Ryan Locke, 9. 27 Aric Iosue, 10. 55 Rich Reid, 11. 00 Joe Gosek, 12. 11E Kyle Edwards, 13. 41 Russ Wood, 14. 97 Ben Seitz, 15. 19 Trent Stephens, 16. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 17. 99 Jerry Curran, 18. 22 Mike McVetta, 19. 8 Jonathon Lesiecki, 20. 49 Dave Shullick Jr, 21. 0 Tim Snyder, DNS 61 Mike Ordway Jr. (Blown engine in practice).

Heat 1 (10-laps): 1. 88 AJ Lesiecki, 2. 27 Aric Iosue, 3. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 4. 15 Michael Muldoon, 5. 37 Ryan Locke, 6. 11E Kyle Edwards, 7. 55 Rich Reid

Heat 2 (10-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 98T Tyler Thompson, 3. 32 Moe Lilje, 4. 84 Mike Lichty, 5. 11 Chris Perley, 6. 41 Russ Wood, DNS – 99 Jerry Curran

Heat 3 (10-laps): 1. 49 Dave Shullick Jr, 2. 19 Trent Stephens, 3. 97 Ben Seitz, 4. 22 Mike McVetta, 5. 00 Joe Gosek, 6. 0 Tim Snyder, 7. 8 Jonathon Lesiecki

ISMA Big-Block Supermodifieds Return To Thompson for World Series

Thompson, CT – Officials from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today that the Big-Block Supermodifieds of the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) will be returning to Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the 58th Annual World Series of Speedway Racing.  The ISMA Supermodifieds are one of 19 divisions that will be racing at Thompson as part of the World Series from Friday, October 9th through Sunday, October 11.  The breathtaking Big-Block Supermods will compete for 50 laps and join the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season finale along with the PASS Super Late Models on the final day of racing.

“The ISMA Supermodifieds are one of the most exciting divisions in pavement racing and we are happy to bring them back for their traditional visit to Thompson as part of the World Series,” PASS President Tom Mayberry said.  “The World Series is one of the biggest weekends of racing in New England and we are really happy to provide such a great card of short track racing to our fans.”

The first ISMA Supermodified race to be held at Thompson as part of the World Series was in 1975 and was won by 9-time NASCAR Modified Champion Richie Evans.  Since ISMA returned to the World Series at Thompson in 2010, legendary names like Chris Perley, Ben Seitz, Dave Shullick, Jr., and Jon McKennedy have taken their Supermodifieds to the hallowed frontstretch victory lane.

World Series action begins at Thompson Speedway on Friday, October 9 and will showcase feature races at approximately 6 PM for the STAR Late Models, Open Vintage Modifieds, Mini Stocks, STAR Modifieds, and Street Stock Open.  On Saturday, October 10th, heat races for PASS Super Late Models and ACT Late Models will start at 2 PM, followed by qualifying for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, and features for the North East Mini Stock Tour, Pro 4 Modified, NEMA Midgets, ACT Late Model Open, 350 Supermodifieds and Modified Open.  On Sunday, October 11th, racing starts at 12:30PM featuring the Sunoco Modifieds, PASS Super Late Models, ISMA Supermodifieds, Limited Sportsman, NEMA Lites, SK Modifieds, and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

More information and the complete weekend schedule for the 58th Annual World Series can be found at www.proallstarsseries.comwww.acttour.com/thompson-speedway, or www.thompsonspeedway.com. Advance general admission tickets can be purchased by visiting https://happsnow.com/event/Thompson-Speedway-Motorsports-Park-YHPQ/WORLD-SERIES–NO2QX.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and the Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

For more information about the World Series of Speedway Racing schedule, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com/thompson-speedway or www.thompsonspeedway.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.

For camping information and general Thompson Speedway inquires, call (860) 923-2280 or email oval@thompsonspeedway.com. You can follow Thompson Speedway on Facebook and Instagram at @ThompsonSpeedway o

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