International Supermodified Association (ISMA) teams are gearing up for a busy doubleheader weekend in the Northeast this weekend. “The Winged Warriors” will begin their weekend on Friday, August 8 with the Ollie Silva Memorial at Lee USA Speedway (NH) and end it on Saturday, August 9 at the highly anticipated Wings ‘N Wheels event at Waterford Speedbowl (CT).
After the completion of six of the 13 scheduled points-counting events, it’s a tight battle at the top of the championship driver standings with 40 points separating the top-five.
Rob Summers of Vernon, Connecticut carries the lead in the driver point standings into Lee USA Speedway with a total of 749 points. Summers has yet to record a win yet this season and will be attempting to score his fifth career ISMA triumph when the weekend kicks off at Lee.
Jon McKennedy, who was victorious north of the border at Autodrome Chaudière (QC) in June, sits just 13 points behind Summers in his chase for an ISMA championship. Hy-Miler Fast 40 winner Ben Seitz is third, only 27 points back.
Defending ISMA champion Lou Cicconi enters this weekend as the only driver to have multiple victories in 2014. Cicconi scored a popular win in ISMA’s return to Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) before grabbing the win in the Hy-Miler Nationals at Sandusky Speedway (OH) two weekends ago. Cicconi is currently fourth in the driver point standings, 33 points behind Summers.
With 709 points, Jeff Locke remains in the thick of things and completes the top-five in the standings.
Only 35 points separate those same top-five teams in the owner standings heading into this upcoming weekend.
Friday’s race at Lee, the Ollie Silva Memorial, will consist of 75 green flag laps and will join the tracks weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program for a must-see event. The race will honor Ollie Silva, a popular Supermodified driver and the first ever inductee into the New England Auto Racer Hall of Fame.
On Saturday, ISMA race teams will take part in the annual Wings ‘N Wheels event at Waterford Speedbowl. The event, which only features racecars without fenders, has become a popular one in the Connecticut area and the ISMA Supermodifieds will compete in a 50-lap event in front of what is expected to be a jampacked crowd at the 3/8-mile oval.
For more information on the International Supermodified Association (ISMA), visit www.ISMASupers.com, “Like” ISMA on Facebook by searching “ISMA” and follow @ISMASupers on Twitter.
-ISMA Press Release. Photo Credit: Jim Feeney/ISMA