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ISMA Supermodifieds - See the world's most powerful short track cars for round 2 of the Harvey Lennox Memorial Series!
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Mike Ordway Jr Wins the ISMA Supermodifieds 75
The world’s most powerful short track cars, the ISMA Supermodifieds, returned to Delaware Speedway for their second and final appearance in 2018. The second leg of the Harvey Lennox Memorial Series at Delaware Speedway also featured the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Ontario Modified Racing Series for an all open wheel night of racing.
After race fans had an opportunity to get up close with the 800+ horsepower, methanol breathing monsters and their pilots, it was time to get down to business with the first feature for the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Going green with Daryl Henwood (#29) taking the pole position. First lap in Jeremy Barton (#84) takes the lead but not before Steve Trendell (#57) passes on the outside of turn one, closely battled by TJ Marshall (#15). Mike Podd (#5) quickly moves up to the second spot after the green. Checked flag goes to TJ Marshall (#15) with Mike Podd (#5) taking second and Steve Trendell (#57) in third.
The Ontario Modified Racing Series took to the track next for their first 20 lap feature event. Rick Warnes (#90) started of the race in the top position with Brad Stevenson (#77) and Chad Strawn (#77c) following. Quick contact in turn four on the first lap happened but the race stayed green. Brad Stevenson (#77) leads most of the first half while aggressively blocking Justin DeMelo (#82). DeMelo(#82) did secure the lead at lap 15 and hangs on to take the victory.
Two ISMA Supermodified heat races, each 10 laps in length, offered race fans a taste of what was to come in the 75 lap main event later on in the night. First heat has Michael Muldoon (#15), Trent Stephens (#19), Mike McVetta (#22) leading off. Stephens (#19) takes the top spot in the first lap with Mike Lichty (#84) holding the second spot followed by Michael Muldoon (#15). Second heat kicks off with Rich Reid (#55), BJ MacDonald (#74), Kyle Edwards (#1E). Rich Reid (#55) holds the top spot with Edwards (#1E) secures second spot followed by Mike Ordway Jr (#61) holding the third.
The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds returned to the track to complete their evening with another 20 lap feature race. Jeremy Barton (#84) started on Pole with Daryl Henwood (#29) and Steve Trendell (#57) knocking on his door. Henwood (#29) quickly grabs the lead with Trendell (#57) securing second with TJ Marshall (#15) moving up to third. Front three run nose to tail halfway though the race. Caution on lap 16 with the third place car of TJ Marshall losing control and pulling off. Marshall was able to do a quick repair and get back out there leaving us with four cars on the track; on the lead lap we had Daryl Henwood (#29), Steve Trendell (#57) and TJ Marshall (#15) and a lap down Amanda Stoner (#80). Under the green Trendell (#57) grabs the lead and holds on for the win.
The final race before the main event of the evening was another 20 lap feature for the Ontario Modified Racing Series. Randy Hollingsworth leads the pack and quickly spins out in turn two but gets it going again to keep it under green. Anthony Dibello (#16) grabs the lead going three wide out of turn four. John Baker Jr (#63) and Justin DeMelo (#82) car hold out the top three early in. At lap 4 we went under red so track officials could try to determine if someone is leaking oil and safety crews are trying to dry up some spots. All cars were cleared and we went back to green. Anthony Dibello (#16) went sideways in turn two right off the start and put us back under caution with John Baker Jr (#63) having an unfortunate break and getting caught up in the mix and unable to restart. Justin DeMelo (#82) avoids the chaos and grabs the lead with Chad Strawn (#77C) on his heels. Back under green Dibello (#16) is picking them up and putting them down fighting back up to third spot and holding steady to finish the race. Victory goes to Justin DeMelo (#82) followed by Chad Sprawn (#77C)
After the cars were staged, the drivers were ready, and the anticipation could not be any higher, the full field of ISMA Supermodifieds came to life at the hands of the volunteer push trucks. The rumble of a combined 12,000+ horsepower brought fans to their feet as the field came to life at the command of the green flag. Mike Muldoon (#15) led the field with Rich Reid (#55) and Trent Stephens (#19) behind. Rich Reid (#55) quickly grabs the lead withMike Muldoon (#15) and Mike McVette (#22) fighting their way up. Lap 11 the leader hits some heartbreak and pulls of giving Mike Muldoon (#15) the lead and bumping McVette (#22) and Dan Bowes (#25) to second and third. McVette (#22) grabs the lead with Bowes (#25) close behind. Caution waved with BJ MacDonald (#74) wrecking and unable to come back. Mike Ordway Jr (#61) makes a beautiful pass to gain the lead on lap 68 and puts a big gap between him and Mike McVette (#22) in second and Dan Bowes securing third (#25).
Next week Delaware Speedway returns to Friday night for Emergency Services Night featuring the Case ’N Drum Oil/MRE Late Models, TransAxle Super Stocks, and Discounted Autoparts Depot and Supply Bone Stocks. Action gets started at 7:30pm and advance tickets are available on www.DelawareSpeedway.com
Photos by Dave Franks Photography
Race Advance - August 18th
The second leg of the 2018 Harvey Lennox Memorial Series for the world’s most powerful short track cars, the ISMA Supermodifieds! Also see the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Ontario Modified Racing Series.
See the ISMA Supermodifieds run heat races and a 75 lap special feature. Twin 20s for the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Ontario Modified Racing Series.
Kids under 6 – FREE
Kids 6-12: $2.65 + HST = $3
Students 13-18: $8.85 + HST = $10
Adults: $35.40 + HST = $40
Seniors 65+: $30.97 + HST = $35
The event schedule for the event is provided in the attached PDF. Please note that all times are subject to change.
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