8:36
8:36
That will end our coverage of today’s Irish Jack Murphy Memorial at Oswego Speedway.

For all of us here at Speed51.com, thank you for sticking with us tonight as we battled the poor weather conditions.

Thank you to New England Motor Racing Supply for their support of Speed51.com and ISMA.

Have a great night everyone.

8:35
Due to the cancellation of the previously scheduled event at Airborne Park Speedway, ISMA’s season-opener will still take place right here at Oswego Speedway on June 7.
8:30
Grandstand: Tonight’s rain check can be brought to the ticket window on either 5/24 or 6/7 for a ticket.
8:28
Despite a valiant effort, tonight’s Irish Jack Murphy Memorial for the ISMA Supermodifieds has been cancelled. With more inclement weather expected tomorrow, the race will not be made up.

Fans in the grandstands may use their tickets on May 24 or June 7.

8:22
One of the tow truck drivers with a lap counter on his truck recorded 119 laps thus far attempting to dry the track.
8:08
8:08
Small Block Supers have made their way back to the pit area and race officials say, “we’re almost there”.
7:57
Race officials are requesting that trucks on the track shift to the outside groove to allow the Small Block Supers to pick up some speed.
7:43
7:43
The first Small Block Supers are now rolling onto the track to help dry the track.
7:36
Dry patches starting to show here at the speedway.
7:31
Small Block Supermodifieds are now being asked to line up on pit road to help with track drying efforts.
7:30
The track is starting to show some grey areas in the turns, which means were getting closer to seeing “the winged warriors” on the track.
7:27
7:27
Multiple teams have discussed their concern about changing track conditions due to the rain and cold air coming in. Some drivers expect loose conditions when they go out for their heat race.
7:23
We continue to await word on when qualifying heats will begin. The rain has stayed away since the last shower and crews continue to work hard to prepare the track for competition.
7:05
Track is drying ISMA Heats will be first up hopefully about 15 more minutes
6:59
Track drying efforts continue as crews begin working on drying pit road.
6:47
6:46
They are certainly making great strides with the track from what it looked like after the last rain shower. Most of the puddles that accumulated in the turns are gone and now with the sun shining down on the track it shouldn’t be too long.
6:46
Comment From SuperDave

What do you figure drying time will be? Got a lot to do in about 2 hours.

6:35
Jeff Locke rockets into turn one earlier today during an ISMA practice session. (Speed51.com Photo)
6:26
Teams have started uncovering their machines as the sun shines brightly over the race track. (Speed51.com Photo)
6:25
Comment From SuperDave

From what I see on my radar here in Ohio after this is soon gone you look good until about 9/9:30PM

6:25
The sun is shining on the speedway now.
6:20
According to Weather.com’s forecast, there’s a very, very small chance of rain until 9 p.m. tonight. Once track drying is complete, ISMA Supermodifieds will be on the track for qualifying heats.
6:17
6:17
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6:17
Rain has lightened up and vehicles are now moving again on the track.
6:11
Track announcers continue to tell fans that they will get this in with the window behind this storm. (Speed51.com Photo)
6:03
A heavier rain than we’ve seen all day is now falling onto the race track and the track drying procedures have come to a temporary stop.
6:02
ISMA Qualifying Heat #3 Lineup

1 25 Dan Bowes
2 79 Jon McKennedy
3 39 Allison Cumens
4 94s Dave Shullick, Jr.
5 64 Jim Paller
6 55 Mike Keeler
7 27 Jamie Timmons
8 48 Rich Reid
9 83 Lou Levea, Jr.
5:58
All hands on deck to help dry the track. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:54
5:54
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5:54
The rain showers have now stopped and race officials are adamant that there’s a big enough window to get tonight’s race in. The track is currently calling for all available vehicles to get the track dried quickly.
5:52
ISMA Qualifying Heat #2 Lineup

1 78 Mark Sammut
2 61 Lou Cicconi
3 37 Jeff Locke
4 17 Ben Seitz
5 97 Ryan Gath
6 74 Rob Summers
7 1 Kyle Edwards
8 70 Dave McKnight
5:48
5:48
ISMA Qualifying Heat #1 Lineup

1 21 Eddie Witkum, Jr.
2 8 Moe Lilje
3 11 Chris Perley
4 84 Mike Litchty
5 02 Brandon Bellinger
6 65 Tim ice
7 94 Craig Rayvals
8 96 Lou Levea, Sr.
5:42
Rain is starting to fall again here at the track. Race officials remain confident and insist they’ll do everything they can to get the show in tonight.
5:35
5:35
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5:27
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5:24
Ryan Gath at speed earlier today during practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:21
5:21
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5:20
ISMA Combined Practice Times

1 94s Dave Shullick, Jr. 15.272
2 17 Ben Seitz 15.331
3 84 Mike Lichty 15.338
4 39 Allison Cumens 15.395
5 37 Jeff Locke 15.459
6 11 Chris Perley 15.487
7 79 Jon McKennedy 15.547
8 61 Lou Cicconi 15.561
9 8 Moe Lilje 15.603
10 25 Dan Bowes 15.752
11 78 Mark Sammut 15.934
12 21 Eddie Witkum, Jr. 15.955
13 02 Brandon Bellinger 16.016
14 97 Ryan Gath 16.041
15 64 Jim Paller 16.057
16 65 Tim Ice 16.114
17 74 Rob Summers 16.126
18 55 Mike Keeler 16.204
19 94 Craig Rayvals 16.419
20 1 Kyle Edwards 16.645
21 27 Jamie Timmons 16.699
22 96 Lou Levea Sr. 16.816
23 71 Dan McKnight 17.025
24 48 Rich Reid 17.845
5:17
5:17
Qualifying heats will begin at 6 p.m.
5:16
ISMA Irish Jack Murphy Memorial Roster

02 Brandon Bellinger
1 Kyle Edwards
8 Moe Lilje
11 Chris Perley
17 Ben Seitz
21 Eddie Witkum, Jr.
25 Dan Bowes
27 Jamie Timmons
37 Jeff Locke
39 Allison Cumens
48 Rich Reid
55 Mike Keeler
61 Lou Cicconi
64 Jim Paller
65 Tim Ice
71 Dan McKnight
74 Rob Summers
78 Mark Sammut
79 Jon McKennedy
84 Mike Lichty
94 Craig Rayvals
94s Dave Shullick, Jr.
96 Lou Levea Sr.
97 Ryan Gath
5:15
We’ve just been told by ISMA officials that there will not be time trails tonight. Qualifying heat lineups will be determined by combined practice times.
5:08
5:06
During today’s event, ISMA will be giving away a free stunt bike to a lucky fan in attendance. Fans can pick up their free ticket here at the track in the concession area.

This weeks free bike is given away in memory of Jack Murphy and the Murphy family.

5:03
5:03
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5:03
Light rain has started to fall once again while bright sunshine shines on the facility.
4:54
ISMA Irish Jack Murphy Final Practice Results

1 17 Ben Seitz 15.331
2 94 Dave Shullick, Jr. 15.335
3 84 Mike Lichty 15.338
4 11 Chris Perley 15.491
5 8 Moe Lilje 15.603
6 79 Jon McKennedy 15.678
7 25 Dan Boes 15.752
8 61 Lou Cicconi 15.761
9 02 Brandon Bellinger 16.016
10 78 Mark Sammut 16.022
11 39 Allison Cumens 16.114
12 55 Mike Keeler 16.204
13 21 Eddie Witkum, Jr. 16.457
14 94 Craig Rayvals 16.756
15 96 Lou Levea, Sr. 16.816
16 27 Jamie Timmons 16.926
17 48 Rich Reid 18.233
18 74 Rob Summers 18.950
19 65 Tim Ice 19.202
4:49
Ben Seitz set fast time during the second ISMA practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:48
Ben Seitz was fastest during the second ISMA practice session with a fast lap of 15.331 second lap. We’ll have full results momentarily.
4:46
4:46
Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH will host the Bullring Bash 100 Open Modified race on Sunday, May 11th. The race will pay $5,000 to win. It will be a full racing program will feature the Tri Track Open Modified Series, Super Modifieds and NE Classic Lites, Hobby Stocks. Click here for more information.
4:46
Time trials for the Small Block Supers are up next.
4:45
He did. He took one lap at full speed and recorded a very solid lap of 15.382 seconds. On his second lap around he began to slow on the backstretch.
4:45
Comment From SuperDave

Did Lichty ever get any practice laps ?

4:44
The second and final practice for the International Supermodified Association has come to a conclusion.
4:42
One minute remaining in this practice session.
4:42
Eddie Witkum, Jr. at speed during the second ISMA practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:40
Rob Summers is now rolling onto the track for his first laps of the day.
4:39
The order for time trials later this evening will be determined by the results of today’s practice sessions. The car with the fastest time will go out last, while the car with the slowest practice time will go out first.
4:36
4:36
Anderson Speedway will host the Redbud 300 with a new date in 2014. This year’s Super Late Model ARCA/CRA Super Series event will take place on Saturday, June 14 at the famed quarter-mile high-banked oval in Anderson, Indiana. Last year, Johnny Van Doorn picked up a big win in a star-studded field. Click here for more information.
4:36
YELLOW FLAG: Mike Lichty has come to a stop on the backstretch.
4:35
As we say that, Lichty is rolling onto the track for the first time today.
4:33
There’s a number of drivers who have yet to hit the track today. A practice session was held last night here at Oswego Speedway that some of the teams took advantage of.
4:33
Comment From Jackie

No Mike Lichty?

4:32
Comment From SuperDave

Thank You Speed51 and ISMA for making these updates possible.

4:30
“Liqud” Lou Cicconi currently leads the way in the second ISMA practice session. He’s followed by Jamie Timmons, Brandon Bellinger, Ben Seitz, and Moe Lilje.
4:28
4:28
The Dirty Dozen returns to Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday May 10 with the Mom’s the Bomb 370 featuring the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Models and more. This will be the third Dirty Dozen event of the season that will feature some of the top names in the LMSC ranks today. Click here for more information.
4:27
Jon McKennedy, Craig Rayvals, Jamie Timmons, Dave Shullick, Mark Sammut, Ben Seitz, and Allison Cumens are among those currently circling the 5/8-mile oval.
4:25
The green flag is in the air for the second ISMA practice session.
4:23
ISMA Irish Jack Murphy Practice #1 Results

1 94 Dave Shullick, Jr. 15.272
2 39 Allison Cumens 15.395
3 37 Jeff Locke 15.459
4 11 Chris Perley 15.487
5 79 Jon McKennedy 15.547
6 61 Lou Cicconi 15.561
7 17 Ben Seitz 15.611
8 25 Dan Bowes 15.870
9 78 Mark Sammut 15.934
10 21 Eddie Witkum, Jr. 15.955
11 8 Moe Liljie 15.986
12 97 Ryan Gath 16.041
13 64 Jim Paller 16.057
14 65 Tim Ice 16.114
15 74 Rob Summers 16.126
16 55 Mike Keeler 16.290
17 94 Craig Rayvals 16.419
18 1 Kyle Edwards 16.645
19 27 Jamie Timmons 16.699
20 70 Dave McKnight 17.025
21 48 Rich Reid 17.845
4:19
4:19
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4:18
Small Block Supers have finished up their second practice session and ISMA Supers will be back out shortly for their final practice.
4:05
The top-five remain the same as practice continues.
3:57
3:57
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3:57
The rain has quickly stopped and cars are now rolling back onto the track.
3:52
YELLOW FLAG: The yellow flag is out for reports of rain on the race track.
3:51
Dave Shullick, Jr. rolls down pit road after jumping to the top of the speed chart in the first ISMA practice session. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:49
Shullick continues to sit at the top of the speed chart with Allison Cumens, Jeff Locke, Chris Perley, and Jon McKennedy completing the current top-five.
3:48
3:48
The Third Annual ARCA Fest at the Milwaukee Mile moves to the weekend of June 6-8 this year. See the best in the ARCA Midwest Tour, JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, Mid-American Series, Vintage, and Midwest Trucks compete on the historic mile oval. Tickets go on sale on March 15.Click here for more information.
3:46
Dave Shullick, Jr. jumps to the top of the speed chart with a 15.272.
3:46
Sophmore driver Allison Cumens leads the way thus far during the first ISMA practice session. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:42
Allison Cumens currently leads the way early on during this practice session. Shullick, McKennedy, Sammut, and Locke currently hold the top-five spots on the speed chart.
3:41
Jon McKennedy at speed down the frontstretch. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:40
3:40
It’s the same great event but with a new date in 2014. The Battle at Berlin 251 will take place on July 18-19 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI. See the best Super Late Model drivers battle it out on the tricky famous oval. Click here for more information.
3:38
Tim Ice leads the ISMA Supers onto the track for practice. Jeff Locke, Ryan Gath, Jon McKennedy, Mark Sammut, Jamie Timmons, and Allison Cumens are among those currently making laps.
3:34
Small Block Supers have completed their first round of practice. ISMA Supers are up next.
3:33
Rupert’s No. 99 goes away on the hook. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:33
GREEN FLAG: Practice is back underway.
3:33
Unofficially, there are 25 ISMA Supermodifieds in the pit area.
3:33
Comment From SuperDave

How many supermodifieds on hand for todays ISMA event

3:30
YELLOW FLAG: Dennis Rupert Jr. has made hard contact with the outside wall in turn two. Rupert is out of his car and track officials are busy repairing the styrofoam wall.
3:28
The green flag is waved and practice is underway here at Oswego Speedway. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:27
3:27
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3:25
Small Block Supers are now on the track to begin today’s practice session.
3:20
Rookie Ryan Gath will be in the Lane family-owned No. 97 in 2014. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:10
SBS being told to get them in line for warm-ups. We’re getting close.
3:10
3:10
The 35th Annual SUPERSEAL Slinger Nationals presented by Miller Lite will take place on Tuesday, July 15th at the Slinger Super Speedway in Slinger, WI. This year’s 200-lap event will feature a variety of the top short track stars including six-time Slinger Nationals champion Matt Kenseth. VIP and General Admission tickets are on sale now. Click here for more information.
3:10
Track drying is now complete. The Small Block Super Modifieds will be on the track for their first practice session shortly.
3:04
Today’s Event Schedule

1:30 PM Pit Gates Open
3:00 PM Warm-Ups Begin (Small Block Supers and ISMA)
5:00 PM Time Trials Begin
ISMA Supers
Small Block Supers
6:30 PM Heats Begin
ISMA Supers
Small Block Supers
Approx. 7:30 ISMA Supers (56 laps)
Small Block Supers (35 Laps)
3:03
The sun is very warm here in Oswego today and is helping expedite the track drying process. Dry patches are already showing on the racing surface.
3:01
Welcome to “The Steel Palace”. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:59
2:59
Today’s coverage of the ISMA Super Modifieds is presented by New England Motor Racing Supply in Hollis, New Hampshire. At New England Motor Racing Supply (NEMRS) they specialize in manufacturing and repairing race cars in the New England area. NEMRS is an authorized dealer of – Winters performance, XRP hoses and fittings, Sweet Mfg., Power Mist Fuels, Bilstein shocks, Red Devil brakes, their own products and many many more. All of their products have been time tested and race proven. Click here for more information.
2:58
Good afternoon from Oswego Speedway in Oswego, New York and welcome into today’s coverage of the Irish Jack Murphy Memorial event for the International Supermodified Association (ISMA).

After a brief rain shower earlier today, the sun is peaking out from the clouds with temperatures in the mid-50’s.

2:57
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Trackside Now: ISMA “Irish” Jack Murphy Memorial at Oswego Speedway (NY) – 5/3/14