OSWEGO, N.Y. – Officials with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Ass’n have announced a reciprocal agreement in an effort to increase competitor crossover between the two organizations.
The goal behind the agreement is for ISMA competitors to support Oswego Speedway with teams encouraged to participate in events using the new small wing configuration on select open dates. Likewise, Oswego competitors will reciprocate ISMA on their open dates.
Between the five reciprocal dates at Oswego and the five reciprocal dates on the ISMA tour, thanks to secured sponsorship dollars, teams who choose to participate in all ten events will now have the opportunity to earn nearly $10,000 in guaranteed start money.
“It is important that the Supermodified sanctions work together and we’re excited to partner with ISMA in hopes of increasing cross over,” said Oswego owner, John Torrese. “With ISMA and Oswego paying contract start money to any team that participates, we hope this agreement will encourage teams to support as many Supermodified events as they can this season.”
As part of the reciprocal agreement, an ISMA car that participates in an Oswego event on any of the select non-overlapping dates will be guaranteed a minimum of $750 to start the feature that evening.
Reciprocal dates at Oswego include the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s on May 25, the Twin 35’s on June 8, the 75-lap Independence Weekend Grand Prix on July 6, the 75-lap, $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified event on July 20, and the Retro Night 45 on Aug. 3.
Meanwhile, the International Supermodified Ass’n will now extend their minimum franchise start money of $1,000 to any Oswego Speedway team that chooses to strap a top wing on and travel to an ISMA show for their open dates.
ISMA reciprocal dates have been set for June 29 at Monadnock Speedway, both days of the Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Weekend on July 26 and July 27, the Bob Webber Memorial Star Classic on Sept. 7, and Thompson Speedway’s World Series on Oct. 13.
With this mutual agreement, Oswego Speedway and ISMA have agreed not to attempt to draw each other’s cars on overlapping dates. Therefore, neither party will guarantee any commitment or franchise money to teams who join the field on weekends with overlapping events.
The Shampine Memorial Twins at Oswego, which is the first event included in this agreement, will see all contract cars guaranteed $1,300 to start against total winnings. Oswego will pay $2,000 to the winner of each feature event as part of a total purse value of more than $35,000.
Interest in the May 25 event has already poured in from several ISMA teams including Lane Racing and Tim Jedrzejek, Soule Racing and Ben Seitz, Ed Shea and Chris Perley, Dan Bowes, Jamie Timmons, and more.