Stafford Springs CT — It’s been a while since 50-year old Mike Ordway Sr. has stood in an ISMA victory lane. He’d spent several years out of competition, but Tuesday night he showed neither the heat nor his absence from regular supermodified competition had slowed him down. He put the Vic Miller number 1 into second just past the lap 10 mark and slowly reeled in race leader Bob Magner who possessed a healthy lead. Twelve laps later Ordway Sr. took the lead and was only challenged slightly after a series of late race yellows bunched the field behind him. It was his first ISMA win since July 23, 2004. The win was Ordway Sr.’s career 31st in ISMA. He stands fourth on the All-Time win list behind Perley, Wood and Warren.
“Car was really good tonight,” said the veteran Fremont, NH driver. ” I owe it all to the crew for putting it back together after Waterford where it was wrecked. They worked on it for three straight weeks and to have it run like this is unbelievable. That’s why Chris won so many races.
“All and all we had a good night. I was surprised the track stayed tight. Usually when it’s hot like this the track gets really loose. It’s great driving for Vic Miller. He only lives down the street from me and we have a lot of fun. I kept watching the board to see who was where. I didn’t see anyone come up until that last restart. I just pushed a little harder to pull away from them. Thanks to everyone who worked on the car, to Carquest and to the fans tonight. It was a hot one!”