Archive for February 15th, 2009

Bill Roberts Named NEMA Race Director

Bill Roberts will become the Northeastern Midget Association’s Race Director when the 2009 season begins May 23 at Monadnock Speedway. NEMA president Mike Scrivani Jr. announced the appointment.

NEMA, which has 17 races on the ’09 schedule, will “introduce” Roberts at the SpeedwayExpo Feb. 27-Mar. 1 at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA.

Race Director was one of the roles Roberts had over the past two dozen seasons at Waterford Speedbowl. He has been a fan since growing up watching the Midgets at Hickory Speedway in New Castle, PA.
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Three Double Headers Highlight 2009 ISMA Season

Oswego, NY – With the details of the Berlin Raceway doubleheader put to bed recently, the 2009 International Supermodified Association is now ready to begin its 36th racing season. While there are many negatives to speak of throughout the land, ISMA is ready to provide a season of winged excitement to fans throughout the northeast, Midwest and into Canada. With increasing concerns about rising costs and dismal economies, ISMA president Howie Lane worked hard to plan a schedule to help keep the costs down. With three doubleheaders, beginning in July with Sandusky, then to Delaware in August and finally at Berlin in September, it is hoped that that goal has been achieved. With 16 feature events on tap, six of them will be at three venues.

The Berlin doubleheader on September 25 and 26 will follow a schedule similar to Delaware (Ont) Speedways on August 7 and 8 with 30 lappers on Friday night and 50 lap mains on Saturday. The traditional Sandusky Hy-Miler weekend on July 24-25 features a 40-lap and 100-lap format.

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Super Modified News Web Site to Sponsor New ISMA Award in 2009

Oswego, NY — Chris Porter from SuperRacingNews.com and the International Super Modified Association (ISMA) have come together to offer a new award for ISMA racers in 2009. The SuperRacingNews.com Up and Comer Award will be given to the top finisher in an ISMA feature who has never won an ISMA-sanctioned main event. The award will be up for grabs at every 2009 ISMA event, beginning with the series opener May 23 at Connecticut’s Waterford Speedbowl.SuperRacingNews.com, contact Chris Porter at 315-529-7541 or visit the Web site.

Each feature event’s Up and Comer will be awarded an additional $50 to the regular purse prize. While realizing the award isn’t a vast amount of money, Porter saw the opportunity as one to help support the hardworking racers who are yet to win their first feature in America’s premier super modified touring series.

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Rogers Closes Out the 43rd Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway by Winning Pete Orr Memorial 100

 Orlando Driver Also Clinches Super Late Model Championship

New Smyrna Beach, FL — The 43rd Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) has concluded with the ninth night of racing closing the series out on Saturday night.

The night was highlighted by a near-flawless performance by Orlando’s David Rogers in the Pete Orr Memorial 100 Super Late Model race.  Rogers, who entered the night tied with Jeff Choquette in the World Series SLM point standings, started in the sixth position, but was leading by the time that the race was only five laps old.  He withstood pressure from several challengers and won over Tim Russell, Jack Landis, Wayne Anderson and Johanna Long.

With the victory, Rogers locked up the World Series Super Late Model championship.

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