Story By: CAMDEN PROUD / ISMA – OSWEGO, NY – The International Supermodified Association is prepared to offer an update concerning the status of its event scheduled for New York’s Lancaster Speedway on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
Due to the prospective sale of the track which has yet to ensue, ISMA’s Board of Directors recently elected to pull the Lancaster show from its schedule despite rumors of ongoing negotiations.
“Our board made the decision to pull Lancaster from the schedule,” ISMA president Doc Hathaway confirmed. “Since that time, I have heard rumblings to indicate there is a party interested in purchasing the track.”
Whether or not a purchase of the Western New York speedway is now imminent, the June 1 date still remains an open slot on ISMA’s schedule.
“I’ve been asked if Lancaster is still on our schedule and it is not,” Hathaway said. “However, we have not filled that date. If negotiations were to advance to the point where Lancaster becomes a possible race, we would consider it if informed in enough time that our teams could prepare.”
Recently, ISMA was asked to allow two weeks to contemplate any developments that may transpire regarding the track’s sale. The second week in that period is now here.
“I granted two weeks to see how negotiations were advancing, but it is now at the end of our second week,” Hathaway continued. “ISMA would like to thank everyone for their patience in this matter. Lancaster has always been a great track for our Supermodifieds and we will keep you informed as information is received.”
Should ISMA be unable to return to Lancaster on June 1, the tour’s first event would take place two weeks later at the Delaware Speedway in Ontario on Saturday, June 15.
Sammut to Appear at London Speed & Custom Show with No. 78 Supermodified
Supermodified veteran Mark Sammut will display the Sammut Racing No. 78 ISMA Supermodified at this weekend’s Speed & Custom Car Show in London, Ontario.
Sammut, a seven-time winner with ISMA including last season at Lancaster Speedway, will have his race car on hand for both days of the event. The floor will be open to the public Saturday, March 23 from 10am to 10pm and Sunday, March 24 from 10am to 4pm.
The Speed & Custom Car Show, held at the Western Fair District, has become a tradition in London, Ontario. All kinds of vehicles will be displayed including classic cars, hotrods, ratrods, race cars, and more.
Over a dozen car clubs will be attendant, vehicle awards will be handed out, and live auctions will be held amongst several other activities. Tickets prices are $12 for advanced general admission or $16 at the door. Children 12 and under will be admitted FREE.
The Western Fair District Agriplex is located at 845 Florence Street in London, Ontario N5W 6G6 Canada.