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Race of the week

| Thursday, July 6, 2006

Race of the week

What: International Super Modified Association

Where: Jennerstown Speedway

When: Saturday, gates open at 2 p.m., heat races start at 5 p.m.

Tickets: Adults through today, $15; after today, $25; under 12, free.

Directions : Jennerstown, Pa. Turnpike to Somerset exit (exit 110), then north 10 miles on Rt. 985. Or, take Route 30 east, about six miles east of Ligonier.

Scouting the race: The International Super Modifieds are fun to watch. The cars are low to the ground and fast, almost like on magnets. The cars weigh just 1,850 pounds and produce about 800 horsepower. There will be two 30-lap features for the ISMA cars. Chris Perley, a two-time winner at Jennerstown, holds the single-lap record with a time of 15.239 seconds which translates to 123.32 mph. Last season, Pat Abold won the race at Jennerstown. This season, after four races, Nokie Fornoro leads the ISMA point race by one over Perley; just 11 points separate the top five in points. All other Jennerstown weekly racing divisions will race Saturday.

Other races on tap

Lernerville Speedway , Friday, regular show

Motordrome Speedway , Friday, regular show

Dog Hollow Speedway , Friday, regular show

Mercer Raceway Park , Saturday, regular show, demo derby & pulling show

Sharon Speedway , Saturday, World of Outlaws Late Models

Pittsburgh Raceway Park , Saturday, regular racing

Marion Center Speedway , Saturday, regular show

Jennerstown Speedway , Saturday, ISMA Modifieds & regular show

Roaring Knob , Saturday, regular show

Hummingbird Speedway , Saturday, mid-season championship

Pittsburgh's Pa. Motor Speedway , Saturday, regular show, Sunday, Penn National

BeaveRun , Saturday and Sunday, Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historic Races

Tri-City Speedway , Sunday, regular show & fireworks

Latrobe Speedway , Sunday, regular show

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