ISMA Supermodifieds Added To Thompson World Series

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Kyle Edwards (11e) battles Ben Seitz during Sunday's ISMA Supermodified Series finale at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. (Dick Ayers photo)
The International Supermodified Ass'n has been added to the 58th World Series f Speedway Racing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. (Dick Ayers photo)

NAPLES, Maine – Officials from the Pro All Stars Series and American-Canadian Tour have announced that the International Supermodified Ass’n will be a part of the 58th Annual World Series Of Speedway Racing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Oct. 9-11.

The ISMA supermodifieds will compete for 50 laps and will join the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the PASS Super Late Models on the finale day of racing on Oct. 11.

“The ISMA supermodifieds are one of the most exciting divisions in pavement racing and we are happy to bring them back for their traditional visit to Thompson as part of the World Series,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “The World Series is one of the biggest weekends of racing in New England and we are really happy to provide such a great card of short track racing to our fans.”

The first ISMA supermodified race to be held at Thompson as part of the World Series was in 1975 and was won by nine-time NASCAR Modified champion Richie Evans. Since ISMA returned to the World Series at Thompson in 2010, names like Chris Perley, Ben Seitz, Dave Shullick Jr. and Jon McKennedy have taken their supermodifieds to victory lane.

Action will begin at Thompson Speedway on Friday, Oct. 9 and will showcase feature races at approximately 6 p.m. for the STAR Late Models, Open Vintage Modifieds, Mini Stocks, STAR Modifieds, and Street Stock Open.

On Saturday, Oct. 10 heat races for PASS Super Late Models and American-Canadian Tour will start at 2 p.m., followed by qualifying for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and features for the North East Mini Stock Tour, Pro 4 Modified, NEMA Midgets, ACT Late Model Open, 350 Supermodifieds and Modified Open.

On Sunday, Oct. 11, racing starts at 12:30 p.m. featuring the Sunoco Modifieds, PASS Super Late Models, ISMA Supermodifieds, Limited Sportsman, NEMA Lites, SK Modifieds, and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.