Three regional champions plus overall champion for 2002

Oswego, NY - The International Supermodified Association (ISMA) will begin a new championship program in 2002. Instead of just one champion - they will honor one overall and three regional champions. The regional champions will be the top point ...

Oswego, NY - The International Supermodified Association (ISMA) will begin a new championship program in 2002. Instead of just one champion - they will honor one overall and three regional champions. The regional champions will be the top point getters from the three regions ISMA traditionally runs and the races slated in those regions. The overall champion and champion car owner will be named based on the highest total points as in the past. This new program is geared to reward the strong competitor in a certain region who might not be able to make all the ISMA events in all the scheduled regions.

Here's how the system will work. ISMA will continue to compile points for every show to crown their overall 2002 ISMA Champion. Separate points will be kept for the following regions: The New England Region, the Empire State Region and the Midwest/Canada Region. New England consists of ISMA venues: Lee USA Speedway (NH), Seekonk Speedway (MA), Oxford Plains (ME), Star Speedway (NH), and Thompson International Speedway (CT). There are two shows at Lee and Seekonk each, giving the New England Region a total of seven ISMA shows toward its regional crown. The Empire State Region consists of Chemung Speedrome, Oswego Speedway, Lancaster Motorsports Park, and Adirondack Speedway. As the name implies all the aforementioned speedways are in New York State with Oswego hosting two of the five shows in this region. The Midwest/Canada Region contains the most shows with Toledo Speedway(OH), Berlin Raceway(MI), Kawartha Speedway(Can), Cayuga Speedway (Can), and Sandusky Speedway (OH) the host tracks. Kawartha, Cayuga and Sandusky each host the ISMA winged warriors twice during the season for a grand total of eight shows in this region.

Said ISMA president Chuck Handley recently, "This is something different for ISMA. We hope it will create competitor as well as fan interest in each region and in addition for the overall title. If we can sign on some sponsors, it will also mean some extra cash for the regional winners."

ISMA is currently seeking sponsorship for these separate point championships so that each division can be awarded some sort of point money. Anyone who might be interested or might know of someone or some business that would be interested in becoming a regional sponsor should contact ISMA, 315-343-6147 (Chuck Handley) or leave a message at 315-343-6147. The mailing address is ISMA, PO Box 2753, Liverpool, NY 13089.

Anyone who knows about ISMA knows that it is one of the most professional and competitive travelling racing organizations around. A regional sponsor would benefit from this professionalism in many exciting ways. Call to get onboard today!

-isma-

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