2002 schedule announced

Oswego, NY - The International Supermodified Association recently announced an auspicious 20-race schedule for 2002. Taking place over 12 weekends, the total payout for the 20 events exceeds $700,000. Nine of the weekends are two-day affairs...

Oswego, NY - The International Supermodified Association recently announced an auspicious 20-race schedule for 2002. Taking place over 12 weekends, the total payout for the 20 events exceeds $700,000. Nine of the weekends are two-day affairs with only three single race events, which allows for not only double-area coverage, but also saving the race teams some extra traveling expenses.

Region by region, New England hosts the most races with 7, followed by New York with 5, and Canada and the midwest each hold 4 races. Some major sponsorship proposals are now in the works for the New England and New York events as 2001 draws to a close.

ISMA opens at Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire on May 4 and will also return there in August for that traditional 75-lapper.

ISMA heads to Seekonk Speedway in Mass. on May 5 for their season opener for the second year. The potent winged supers, who were greeted with much enthusiasm in 2001, have also been added to the prestigious D. Anthony Venditti Memorial race on Sunday, October 13, 2002. This is an exciting addition to the schedule for the ISMA organization as this makes them a part of the Seekonk closing weekend as well.

Friday, May 24, ISMA adds a new venue in the Chemung Speedway which opened last year in New York's Southern Tier. The resurrection of this famous race track name associated with the Bodine family, was a huge success in 2001. As of this writing, ISMA has a verbal commitment for this race as management is awaiting approval from Town officials to run a Friday night show there. From there ISMA heads north for he traditional Port City Jim Shampine Memorial Saturday, May 25 at Oswego Speedway.

The only race weekend in June takes the ISMA group to Toledo Speedway in Ohio, June 14, the site of another successful return last season and then to the historic Berlin Raceway on June 15 for another exciting race at that Michigan oval.

July carries a full boat with two weekends and two countries on tap. On July 12, ISMA returns for the second year to Kawartha Speedway and then heads down the road to Cayuga Speedway on July 13. This is the first of two doubleheaders at these two Canadian ovals. Last year's crowd tally for the inaugural Kawartha event amounted to the largest crowd there in that track's short history.

July rounds out with the traditional Sandusky trip with a 40 lap prelim on Friday, July 26 and the Hy-Miler 100 on Saturday, July 27. August finds ISMA in New York State three times and in New England twice. Lancaster Speedway starts off the month of racing with a 50-lapper on Saturday, Aug. 3. The new Adirondack Speedway, located near the Adirondack preserve in upper New York will host the ISMA supers on Sunday, August 4. Non-winged supers ran there last September and put on quite a show for the crowd on hand.

August 16 and 17 finds the traveling group back at Lee USA (Friday) and at Oxford Plains in Maine on Saturday. Oxford, with their huge grandstand facilities, has become the site of some of the largest crowds ISMA has ever raced in front of and this year should be no different.

The last day of August is the annual ISMA Super Nationals at Oswego Speedway as part of the Budweiser Classic weekend at this historic New York facility. This race is followed by another tradition - the Star Classic - in Epping, NH on Sept. 7.

Kawartha Speedway and Cayuga Speedway hosts ISMA's return on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14 for a fall doubleheader.

October 13 is the D.A. Venditti Memorial as aforementioned at Seekonk and October ends the season at Thompson Speedway's World Series of Racing on the 26th and 27th. This site has become the champion-decider many of the past years and with 15 race divisions, is always something to hold the fans for the winter.

Full color schedules will be available in early 2002 and any further information may be obtained by writing ISMA, PO Box 2753, Liverpool, NY 13089 or on the web at www.hometown.aol.com/ismatour.

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