SERIES INFORMATION
NESS 2024 Results/Photo Page 
MAY 19 - SUN - WHITE MOUNTAIN

JUNE 22 - SAT - STAR

JULY 2-3 - TUES-WEDS - OPS - CELEBRATION of AMERICA

JULY 14 - SUN - WHITE MOUNTAIN

AUG. 4 - SUN - OPS


AUG. 14 - WEDS - THOMPSON

AUG. 23 - FRI - OPS - 250 WEEKEND


AUG. 25 - SUN - OPS - 250 WEEKEND

SEPT. 6 - FRI - THUNDER ROAD SEPT.


SEPT. 13-14 - FRI-SAT - STAR - CLASSIC

SEPT. 21 - SAT - WHITE MOUNTAIN

OCT. 5 - SAT - THUNDER ROAD
 

OCT. 12 - SAT - THOMPSON - WORLD SERIES

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
 
2024 New England Supermodified Series
The New England Supermodified Series is set to embark on its third season in 2024 with a 13-race schedule, plus a possible four more dates that build upon the last two successful years. With car counts climbing and interest at an all-time high, this is the year for the upstart series to make some moves forward. NESS will also boast two big races on their schedule with a visit to Star Speedway for the legendary Star Classic, along with a $10,000 to win race slated for July 3rd at Oxford Plains Speedway.

"After two years of steady growth we thought it was time to shake things up a little bit and give the NESS Series a couple of big races," said Mayberry. "We are really pleased with the progress, and interest is increasing every month."

The 12 race NESS schedule will see three trips each to Oxford Plains Speedway and White Mountain Motorsports Park. Also on the schedule will be a pair of races at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Star Speedway, and Thunder Road Speedbowl in Vermont. Mayberry went on to point out, "While we wanted to expand the schedule a little bit, we also still wanted to be mindful of travel and expenses. NESS was founded on a principal of cost control so we always need to stay near our home base and with mostly single day shows."

Standing tall in the NESS schedule is the September 14th date at Star Speedway for the 59th annual Star Classic. NESS will make its first appearance at the race that is rich in big block Supermodified racing history. Well-known drivers like Bentley Warren and Russ Wood boast victories at the tight 1/4 mile track in Epping New Hampshire. Additionally, the July 3rd race at Oxford Plains Speedway will carry a $10,000 to win purse as the NESS series participate in the 1st annual 300 mid-week special at the famed, tricky 3/8 mile oval in Oxford.

Four dates are still TBD and may be added at a later time. July 2 and August 23rd are being evaluated as potential additional races for the series giving the NESS tour a pair of back-to-back race dates.

With the balance of the schedule slated for Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, White Mountain Motorsports Park, and Thunder Road Speedbowl, the NESS series has cornered the market in unique and renowned venues in the Northeast.
NESS 2024 Results/Photo Page

RULES CLARIFICATION FOR NESS 2024

The gear rule will remain the same at some tracks, it will be slightly less at others.  The gear rules will be announced on the site shortly.

 

All measurements for the body and width of the car will stay in agreement with ISMA rules.

 

Overall weight with driver will be 2100 pounds.  This is to compensate for the 50 extra pounds the crate motor weighs.

 

In 2025 there will be a 2% difference in the left side weight on a crate motor vs a built motor.  The crate motor will be allowed to be 2% heavier on the left side.

 

After discussion on wings we have decided to stay with the 6 ft 2 element wing and continue in the direction we are going.  We feel the car counts are growing.  I have been asked about allowing cars to come with the 7 ft 2 element wing to limited events.  I feel this could be perceived as an unfair advantage over the regular competitors, if a car wins or finishes up front.  Therefore, we will keep the wing rule as it is.

NESS 2023 Results/Photo Page
         
9 Races Set For NESS SUPERMODIFIEDS in 2023

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JUNE 9 - THUNDER ROAD

 

JUNE 21 - THOMPSON

 

JULY 8 - OPS

 

JULY 14 - WHITE MOUNTAIN

 

AUGUST 5 - OPS

 

AUGUST 26 - OPS

 

SEPTEMBER 16 - WHITE MOUNTAIN 
(This race to be confirmed if no schedule conflicts)

 

SEPTEMBER 30 - THUNDER ROAD

 

OCTOBER 7 - THOMPSON

 

*POSSIBLY 1 MORE EVENT TO BE CONFIRMED BY MARCH 1.

*ALL SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE 
NESS 2023 Results/Photo Page
NESS 2022 Results/Photo Page 

New Name for the New England
Big Block Supermodified Series
 
Creating a new series has a lot of challenges. Finding a rules package that keeps the cars and budgets in check. Building an exciting schedule and getting support from owners, drivers and fans alike. The all new Supermodified Series based in New England has accomplished all of those so far but the original name is a bit of a mouthful.

The NE Big Block Super Modified Series started as a dream in collaboration from supermodified teams that could no longer afford to travel 6 plus hours to compete and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS). In a few short months the dream has become a reality and has quickly become one of the most talked about series in the northeast. As we move closer to race season to save race announcers, media personnel, teams and fans some breath, series officials have created a new name. The NE Big Block Super Modified Series is now the New England Supermodified Series or NESS for short. The new name and logo will lean into the connection with PASS, featuring a similar logo and a quick and easy acronym.

NESS will still hold the same schedule of events including races at Oxford Plains, White Mountain Motorsports Park, Thunder Road, Monadnock Speedway, Lee USA Speedway, Seekonk, and Thompson. With 15 drivers pre-registered for the season and many others planning on running events, NESS will continue to grow its following with a new easier to remember name.

While we all anxiously await opening day on May 7th, 2022 as Big Block Supers return to the Plains of Oxford, Maine for the first time since 2014, there are plenty of exciting events happening in the meantime for NESS. Former Busch North competitor turned supermodified driver Kenny White Jr. will have his 2022 Gangsta Racing #77 on display at Marks Northeast Motorsports Expo on March 11 to 13.
https://marksnemotorsportsexpo.com/ The show formerly known as Race-A-Rama at the Big E in West Springfield Massachusetts has been a staple in the motorsports world for decades.

Kenny will be promoting NESS and the Olive Silva Classic at Lee USA Speedway this summer. Other events including a supermod at a professional hockey game and an appearance in the Thunder Road Car Show are also scheduled in the next month.

Big things are happening in the Big Block SuperModified world. To keep tabs on all things NESS follow Proallstarsseries.com and New England SuperModified Series on Facebook.
Jon McKennedy #79

NEBSMS 11/29
RULES MEETING REPORT
2022 TEAM LICENSE/NUMBER
REGISTRATION FORM
Hollis, NH -- A group of 30 plus supermodified drivers, car owners, and track promoters made the trip to NEMRS (North East Motor Racing Supply) in Hollis, NH Monday evening November 29th, 2021. The 90-minute meeting was overwhelmingly positive and has created even more hype around the inaugural season of the NE Big-Block Super Modified Series. More than ten teams grabbed licenses forms including prestigious car owners Such as Howie Lane, Vic Miller, and ISMA and tour modified superstar Jon McKennedy.

Series director Tom Mayberry led the initial discussion laying out purse information and potential schedules while Brian Allegresso of NEMRS took over to talk about the spec motor option. Brian will be acquiring a motor around the middle of January and will be heading to a dyno immediately to see where it will stack up against open motors. Many competitors expressed interest in the GM spec 572ci engine while some wanted to make sure the tour will continue to allow open motors for multiple years to come.

In the spirit of gaining cars, NEBSMS will be allowing open motors conforming to ISMA rules to be able to compete throughout the foreseeable future with a gear rule in order to keep them in check. It was previously announced that NEBSMS would be 100% spec motors by 2023, but after this meeting that will not be the case.

Brian and Tom both feel that with the gear rule that, will be put in place, spec motors and open motors will be able to compete on an equal playing field. While the spec motor is still the preferred option for the future of NE Big-Block Super Modified Racing, the series also doesn't want to cost teams' substantial money to purchase a new spec motor if they have a perfectly good built motor already.

Other than the gear rule for open motors and the spec motor option, the only difference in NEBSMS and ISMA rules is the adoption of the two-element wing rule. Three-element wings are 7 feet wide opposed to the 6-foot wide two-element wing. Obviously the three-element wing is a substantial advantage for handling and limits the amount of air to the car following. The lack of air to the trailing car causes a lack of downforce and has been detrimental to Super Modified racing over the past several years.

The new rule will read as follows: two-element wings only - no three-element wings permitted. Wing shall be no more than 6' wide with a top wing that shall not exceed 24 square feet.

Essentially the tour is looking to promote a valley style wing. A two-element wing kit sells for $1,300, and there are plenty out there. The 3 element wings are almost four times the price and are not readily available to all competitors.

Along with rules there was a lot of discussion about race procedure. Mayberry has plans to enhance the competition in heat races by making heat races count towards starting position for the feature event while still maintaining a handicap for previous winners to prevent them from starting pole and running away with an event flag to flag.

NEBSMS will also feature double file restarts. Mayberry has always been a supporter of double file restarts. Long before NASCAR, the Pro All Stars Series has used double file restarts even at events in the south where it was basically unheard of. This supermodified series is going to be heavily geared towards fans and creating the next generation of Big Block Super Modified racers. Competitive heat races and side by side restarts will help create excitement and do just that.

Lastly the schedule was brought up. The initial tracks to be scheduled have stayed the same (Oxford, Thunder Road, White Mountain and Thompson). However there is a strong possibility of more tracks to be added as multiple venues have expressed interest in a NEBSMS race at their facility.

However in order to obtain dates on the schedule, NEBSMS will have to show that a sufficient number of teams are planning on running the series in 2022. In order to schedule races, NEBSMS will need 15 teams to purchase a series license by December 21st, 2021. Licenses cost only $100.00 for early entries. The license form will pay for itself for any teams planning on running 2 or more events this season.

If 15 teams have license forms in by December 21st a complete schedule will be announced by January 1st, 2022. If there aren't 15 licensed teams by then, NEBSMS will refund the license fee and will have to reevaluate plans for the 2022 season. As of right now we have well over 15 soft committals, but getting license forms in are the next biggest step in making 2022 a success.

License forms are available above or by request from Spencer Morse at spencermorse34@icloud.com or 207-890-8719.
     
NE Big-Block Super Modified Series
Looking To Launch For 2022
Now introducing the formation of the NE Big-Block Super Modified Series. An organization to help save the high horsepower, lightweight, methanol fueled speed machines.

Big Block Super Modifieds have always been a fan favorite division, but car counts have been less than stellar lately. Brian Allegresso, of New England Motorsports Supply and a former ISMA (International Super Modified Association) Board Director, has his thoughts on the current problems with big black super modifieds, the cost. "ISMA is losing two cars a year and one of the biggest reasons is travel".

Brian explained a lot of the teams in New England don't even want to travel to Oswego let alone Ohio. With rising fuel costs and 6-12 hours of traveling, the cost of hotel rooms and loss of time at work is keeping multiple cars home on jack stands. While ISMA races 8-9 times a year only a few races are one day trips for New England teams. Brian believes that is also preventing new cars from being built.

Another huge problem with Super Modified racing is the engine cost. While an article on ISMA a few years stated the cost to build a brand new turnkey Super Modified was $60,000.00 Brian says some teams are spending that amount of money to just build an engine. These Big Blocks produce 900 plus horsepower but they need to be rebuilt every year to the tune of another $10,000.00 or more. While racers have never had the allusion of turning a profit the expense has grown too great for a lot of teams and even scared some new teams away from joining the class. Without new teams building cars and so many current teams fading away Big Block Super Modified Racing is in trouble.

This is where Tom Mayberry steps in.

Mayberry, although mostly known for his work with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and Oxford Plains Speedway, understands what it's like to be a racer without place to race and he wants to prevent that from happening to others. In 2000 the North East Pro Stock Tour (NEPSA) was the premier tour. Mayberry finished 4th in points however the series was failing and the future was uncertain.

Mayberry decided to hang up the helmet and pick up promoting. Since the creation of PASS in 2001, the tour has now become the top Super Late Model tour in the country and just celebrated its 21st season. Tom also brought PASS to the Super Late model starved South East back by creating events like the Easter Bunny 150 held at Hickory Motor Speedway each year. Mayberry, also with assistance from the American Canadian Tour's Cris Michaud, prevented Thompson Speedway from closing its oval in 2021. When a division or race track is in trouble Tom has always stepped up to ensure the betterment of motorsports and he's ready to do the same for Super Modified Racing.

In no way does Mayberry want to step on toes of the ultra-successful ISMA tour. First of all, Mayberry is working hard to find ways to prevent any conflicts in the NEBSMS and ISMA Schedules. After consulting former ISMA Presidents and current board members its apparent it's time for a change and that a new tour is the best for the future of Super Modifieds in the North East.

This new series is looking to bring big block super modifieds to more local tracks, more frequently and help create a better outlook for an otherwise struggling division. With a tentative schedule soon to be released NEBSMS will hit famed Ovals like Thompson, White Mountain, Thunder Road and Oxford Plains.

Such a schedule will create no more than a 4-hour commute for any competitor in New England. The savings on hotel rooms and fuel bills alone will create extra dollars for more local competitors to compete.

With cost at the forefront of the conversation NEBSMS will be implementing an unaltered crate motor rule. This same thing that has saved late model racing across the country, although instead of a 400 Horsepower small block 350 cubic inch motor like the late models this will be a $16,000, 800 Horsepower, 572 cubic inch Chevrolet Big Block. A rule prohibiting 3 element wings will save racers even more money and level the playing field.

With these rule changes the class will save teams upwards of $20,000 a year, while still racing for an extremely competitive payout. After talking with Super Modified builders and racers alike it seems there will be no negative impact to speed on any track smaller than a half mile. Testing in the coming weeks will confirm the performance of the proposed configuration.

The tour looks to help younger racers make the jump to a Big Block if they are so inclined. Nearly a dozen drivers have already expressed interest in running NEBSMS in 2022 with new conversations happening every day.

For more information, please reach out to NEBSMS PR director Spencer Morse at 207-890-8719 or by email at Spencermorse34@icloud.com also keep an eye on the PASS website for more information to be posted as it becomes available.

An informational meeting is being planned for the end of November. Please RSVP if interested to Spencer Morse at the above email. We ask for your RSVP to allow for space at the meeting location. Date, time, and location of the meeting TBA.
     

 

Series Contact:  Tom Mayberry - (207) 693-6497

email: passracing@roadrunner.com

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