ISMA SEEKONK EVENT OCT. 13 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Seekonk, MA - Dismal drizzle at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Mass on Sunday, October 13 forced cancellation of the slated Venditti Memorial races, including the 75 lap ISMA event. Due to the ...
ISMA SEEKONK EVENT OCT. 13 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Seekonk, MA - Dismal drizzle at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Mass on Sunday, October 13 forced cancellation of the slated Venditti Memorial races, including the 75 lap ISMA event. Due to the circumstances, it was deemed what would have been race number eighteen on the ISMA schedule, could not be rescheduled, leaving just one remaining show on the 2002 slate. The scheduled practice on Saturday also fell to the raindrops. Only two rainouts have stopped the ISMA organization this season and both have come within four weeks of each other.
ISMA gets one more chance to finish out their point race at the annual World Series of Racing, October 26 and 27 at Thompson International Speedway in Connecticut. Qualifying events for this huge racing event take place for ISMA on Saturday, the 26th with the final 50 lap main taking place on Sunday, the 27th. This massive race affair incorporates 14 divisions of race cars over a three-day period, with ISMA just running on the two days.
The ISMA point standings remain the same as published just after the Cayuga Speedway rainout on September 17, showing Russ Wood in the lead over Chris Perley by 23 points. In third just four points behind Perley is 2001 runner-up in points Lou Cicconi who is trailed by defending ISMA champ Dave McKnight by a mere four markers. Rounding out the top five is the number 9 car owned by Howie Lane and now driven by Randy Ritskes who climbed aboard the ride at Kawartha Speedway on September 16 to finish out the season. As ISMA is a car owner's organization, the 9 retains the fifth place spot despite housing a different driver.
Two of the three Regional Titles have been decided with the Empire Region being topped by the 29 of Paul Dungian-Russ Wood. The Midwest/Canada Region also went to that team. Still up for grabs is the New England Region, sponsored by LST Landscaping, with Thompson yet to run. The Clyde Booth-Mike Ordway team holds the top spot there trailed closely by Dave McKnight and Greg Furlong.
With this rainout, the ISMA title will once again be decided at Thompson as has been the case for many, many years.