Booth-Ordway join forces for Supermodified team

Oswego, NY - The duo of Clyde Booth and Mike Ordway, who were a potent team at Oswego Speedway in the late 1980s, will again join forces in the supermodified ranks for the 2001 racing season. In fact, they've already collaborated on the ISMA...

Oswego, NY - The duo of Clyde Booth and Mike Ordway, who were a potent team at Oswego Speedway in the late 1980s, will again join forces in the supermodified ranks for the 2001 racing season. In fact, they've already collaborated on the ISMA circuit last September posting a strong run in North Carolina.

According to Booth, "We'll be at Oswego every week from opening day until ISMA's Michigan swing in mid-June. On Memorial Weekend, we'll most likely compete without the wing. The car has been fast, but inconsistent without the wing and we need to turn that around. After Michigan, we'll be back at Oswego weekly until the ISMA New England swing in mid-August. On Budweiser Classic Weekend, we will probably concentrate all our efforts on winning the Classic and forego the ISMA Super Nationals on Saturday."

Clyde Booth's base of operation will be in North Carolina where he moved in 1989 to become team manager for Robbie Moroso's NASCAR program. After Moroso's untimely death in an automobile accident, Booth became a major player in several Winston Cup teams including Kenny Bernstein's Quaker State entry with driver Brett Bodine, Darrell Waltrip's Western Auto program and Bill Davis' MBNA team when Ward Burton was at the wheel.

Booth is also well respected in NASCAR circles for his technical skills redesigning the rear end housing used on stock cars so camber adjustments can be made easily and developing a rear end aligning tool which is used by most of the Cup and Busch teams. In recent years Booth has been hired as a consultant by Joe Nemechek, Chad Little, Joe Bessey and Pontiac's racing division.

Meanwhile after leaving Booth, Mike Ordway teamed up with the Graves Bros. winning the track Championship at Oswego in 1991. In the mid-1990s Ordway recorded three top 5 finishes in the Budweiser Classic at Oswego and also terrorized the ISMA circuit in one of Paul Dunigan's potent supermodifieds. This past season Mike picked up a ride in the ultra-competitive USAC Silver Bullet Series.

Supermodified fans across the Northeast are looking forward with anticipation to the return of the Booth-Ordway team for the 2001 racing season at Oswego and on the ISMA circuit. Oswego opens their doors on May 12 and ISMA's first twinbill weekend is May 5 and 6 at Lee USA and Seekonk Speedway respectively.

-Oswego Speedway

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Series Stock car
Drivers Brett Bodine , Ward Burton , Darrell Waltrip , Kenny Bernstein , Joe Nemechek , Chad Little