INTERVIEW WITH 4-TIME MSS WINNER TALON STEPHENS
RAVENNA, Ohio — Doug Elkins meets supermodified racing veteran and multi-time MSS winner Talon Stephens of Northeast Ohio. Stephens talks about his 27-year racing career, his path to supers, plans for 2023 and more.
INTERVIEW WITH 7-TIME ISMA Supermodifieds FEATURE WINNER MARK SAMMUT
MARCH 25, 2023 BY ISMA PR
LONDON, Ontario — Doug Elkins visits with one of the stalwart competitors on the winged big-block supermodified trail over the last several decades, Canadian Mark Sammut of London, Ontario. Sammut and Elkins take a look back at the Canadian’s career, how he got starting in racing, not racing during the global pandemic, his plans for 2023, and more.
Doug Elkins takes a seat with AJ Lesiecki to talk about the new car and the upcoming 2023 season.
AJ Lesiecki of AJD Racing will be presenting at the upcoming Winter Lecture Series at the Gilmore Car Museum (details below).
AJD Racing continues to support Supermodified Racing in every way possible by promoting off season and during racing season in most instances with two cars. AJD Racing is a “family” deal with both AJ and Jonathon (brothers) taking their engineering degrees into the race shop with both building and maintaining race cars twelve months out of the year. They are lucky to have such supportive families (Diana, Mary, Davis, and Brandy) enabling them to carry on the love for Supermodifieds from their Dad, David Lesiecki.
Fellow car owners “thank you” AJD Racing for representing!
Gilmore Car Museum (6865 Hickory Rd., Hickory Corners, MI 49060 / GilmoreCarMuseum.org / 269-671-5089)
Winter Lecture Series “Open Wheel Racing” presented by Fred Otterbein.
March 5, 2023
2:00 to 3:30
Free to Museum Members
Included with your Sunday General Admission Ticket
$5.00/person for Lecture Only
Special Guest Speakers Include: Jeff Bloom, Taylor Ferns and A.J. Lesiecki, from the Famous Bettenhausen Racing Family and Merle Bettenhausen
The newly merged ISMA/MSS Supermodified Series is pleased to announce our last TBD on our race schedule. We are partnering with the Gill family and Nick Czerow of the Evans Mills Raceway Park for our Championship Night on Saturday, September 16, 2023. What a way to end our season at a new racetrack with our first ever ISMA/MSS Champion.
The new championship race for ISMA/MSS will join the annual John Burr Classic Weekend at EMRP. Burr, a loved presence in northeastern motorsports shined as a track announcer for Evans Mills since the inception of the track. Burr was also the voice of the Can-Am Speedway and Super Dirt Week at the NYS Fairgrounds. EMRP dedicated their final racing weekend to John Burr in 2019 to honor his generosity, character, and love for racing in the North Country.
EMRP owner Peggy Gill stated “ISMA/MSS’s addition to the John Burr Classic Weekend brings our racing to the next level for our fans and our facility as we continue to build our future. As a team, we look forward to providing another first-class experience for the series, teams, and spectators.”
General manager Nick Czerow added “We are proud to be able to support the newly merged ISMA/MSS Series and host their championship race with all the biggest names in supermodified racing. I’m looking forward to our crowd seeing a new track record set and enjoying a great weekend of racing.”
The addition of ISMA/MSS now brings the John Burr Classic Weekend to seven divisions of racing:
The Evans Mills Raceway Park is a 3/8th mile asphalt oval located adjacent to the US Army’s Ft. Drum and 15 minutes outside of Watertown, NY. The facility is handicap accessible and includes 54 hospitality suites available for rental during race weekends. For more information on suite rentals or the annual John Burr Classic contact EMRP at [email protected] or (315) 323-6033.
We are super excited with our schedule this year, as we hope you are too! Please be sure to mark those calendars as we gear up for our race season We sure do hope to see you at the races!
The 2nd Annual Super Crown Nationals coming up on June 16-17th @Lorain Raceway
- MARK THOSE CALENDARS
Kyle Edwards talked about his three win season that ended with an MSS Championship, described some work they are doing to get ready for the 2023 season and offered his thoughts on the merger between ISMA & MSS as well as tail wing supers.
Mike Ordway Jr on last season and the ISMA MSS merger
We take a take a seat with Mike Ordway Jr. to get a sneak peek on the upcoming 2023 season and the NEW merging season. (8min).
New John Nicotra interview by Doug Elkins ‼️
John talks about the 2023 FIVE-RACE ISMA/MSS series at Oswego Speedway that now includes the Shampine Memorial and International Classic Oswego Novelis Super shows plus the three ISMA/MSS races.
In 2022, the top talent in supermodified racing saw three top events that would vent into today’s future! We are excited to share with the racing community that The International Supermodified Association (ISMA) and the Midwest Supermodified Series (MSS) will join forces in providing the BEST possible racing action in 2023.
For the first time ever, both sanctions will come together for the 2023 season as an ISMA/MSS merged series with a top event schedule that the fans will not want to miss. We will take what each group is strong in and make one strong big block supermodified series that will be identified as ISMA/MSS as agreed upon by the car owners. We will have one schedule, set of rules, point fund and CHAMPION!
Fans everywhere will not want to miss this exciting time and schedule.
6/3 Oswego Speedway
6/16 Lorain Raceway Park / Super Crown Nationals
6/17 Lorain Raceway Park / Super Crown Nationals Race #1
6/17 Lorain Raceway Park Super Crown Nationals Race #2
7/1 Oswego Speedway
7/14 Berlin Raceway
7/15 Berlin Raceway
7/28 Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler
7/29 Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler
8/12 Oswego Speedway
9/23 TBA Closer/Championship Night
For more information on the ISMA/MSS racing series as well as schedule and rules updates as they happen, please visit ismasupers.com and midwestsupermodifieds.com.
ISMA/MSS thanks you for your support all of these years and hopes you will join us in our 2023 season cheering on your favorite Teams and Drivers.
For the first time since our inaugural season we have a back-to-back champion! Join us congratulating Kyle Edwards, Doug and crew!