Oswego, NY - In 2002, the International Supermodified Association, to add variety to its schedule, tried a new regional point series with the drivers vying for top honors in each division. The idea was to break the schedule into three regions, ...
Oswego, NY - In 2002, the International Supermodified Association, to add variety to its schedule, tried a new regional point series with the drivers vying for top honors in each division. The idea was to break the schedule into three regions, keeping separate points in order to crown three regional champs in addition to an overall titlist. The top three finishers in each region were paid $500, $300 and $200 at the annual awards banquet. The point chases were close with the LST Landscaping New England Region having just three markers between first and third.
2002 regional champions were Russ Wood (Dunigan 29) Empire Region; Greg Furlong (Furlong 72) New England Region, which was sponsored by LST Landscaping out of Maine, and Russ Wood (Dunigan 29) Midwest/Canada Region. Second and third place point getters were Chris Perley and Scott Martel (Empire Region), Mike Ordway and Russ Wood (LST Landscaping New England Region) and Chris Perley and Lou Cicconi in the Midwest/Canada Region.
The three regions in 2003 will be divided as follows: New England: Star (2), Seekonk (2), Lee, Oxford and Thompson. The Can-Am Regions consists of races at Kawartha Speedway(2), Oswego Speedway(2) and Lancaster Motorsports Park. Finally, the Mid-West Region finds Sandusky (3), Toledo and Cayuga (Ont.) the host tracks. Each region has at least five races for the ISMA-Lucas Oil super drivers to rack up points at.
Sponsors for each region will be announced as the May 3rd season opener at Star Speedway in New Hampshire draws closer. The payouts for 2003 will be at least what the 2002 monies were and, possibly with the signing of some sponsors, the checks could be higher. As anyone in racing knows, every penny counts with the ever-rising costs. Of course, with the addition of Lucas Oil Products to the ISMA fold this year, the overall champion at year-end will receive a hefty $10,000 payday thanks to the California-based company. Lucas sells products in the US, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, by the way. Don't forget to pick up some of their products at a nearby retail location. Look for a retailer at www.lucasoil.com or call 800-342-2512.