Race of the week
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