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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2008, 08:06:19 PM »

"After a five-year hiatus from steady racing, Bryan Cathcart of Peterborough, ON. is returning to the sport in a big way, as he plans to compete in the entire 2003 ISA Exide season."

"He said he is planning on purchasing a new ISA-spec car for oval racing and will convert an existing car to ISA specs for road course events."

"I never thought I would see a series in Canada that had so much potential," he said. "And I can't wait until the first race in May."

ISA website 2002 - Guess he could wait afterall LOL

Franchise Overview

1. Initial franchise fee $2,400
2. Annual franchise administration fee $1,000 (beginning in 2004).
3. Total number of permanent franchises available is thirty (30).

Wish I got one of those 30

ISA excited to be part of Molson Indy Toronto
 
Tuesday, January 14, 2003

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Toronto, Ontario - January 14, 2003 - The International Stockcar Alliance (ISA) officially announced today that The Molson Indy Toronto will be presenting stock car racing at its best at the 2003 Exide Racing Series event scheduled for Saturday, July 12, 2003. This series is a new addition to The Molson Indy featured events.
 
He really wanted to sell the scam

Then in Apr 2003

We regret to inform you that

ISA Racing has ceased operations.

 

If you purchased tickets for an ISA race - please contact your

Credit Card Company directly, advise them that the race

series has been cancelled and they will process your refund.

 

Sincerely,

The International Stockcar Alliance

Its interesting to see who he had onboard

For more information, please contact one of the following:

Steve Stubbs International Stockcar Alliance (866) ISA-2DAY

Jeff Lapcevich Fastline Motorsports (905) 545-1500

Jim Lapcevich Fastline Motorsports (905) 545-1500

Kerry Micks Micks Motorsports (905) 473-9544

Robbie Thompson Team Logel (519) 699-9352

Pete Vanderwyst Vanderwyst Motorsports (519) 652-3900 Ext. # 222

Dave Whitlock Whitlock Motorsports (519) 845-0579


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Gibbons and Canadian Tire to compete in ISA
A NEW ERA IN RACING FOR GIBBONS AND SPONSOR CANADIAN TIRE Peter Gibbons? Canadian Tire Racing Team to compete in Canada?s first-ever 2003 International Stockcar Alliance racing series Stouffville, ON? (January 16, 2002)

Would Gibbons be driving the Camry or the Jag? LOL










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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2008, 08:06:19 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2008, 08:10:15 PM »

I believe the phrase of the year was something like "all feathers, no chicken", at least here on CRO it was.
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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2008, 08:19:38 PM »

The one thing that I notice about that schedule is Sanair Superspeedway.  It is too bad that the biggest track in Canada doesn't host a Nascar Canadian Tire race.
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« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2008, 08:32:12 PM »

Statsman that brings back memories. A whole lot of feathers but not any chicken.

Rember this image

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« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2008, 08:39:42 PM »

Statsman that brings back memories. A whole lot of feathers but not any chicken.

Rember this image




Is that the Lillidale guy, before he got the job annoying us during races?
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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2008, 08:46:02 PM »

rossevans30 + 100  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy LMAO
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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2008, 09:19:36 PM »

LMFAO Good one Ross! Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2008, 09:34:29 PM »

No it's Vic from TSN trying out for the lilydale commercial.
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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2008, 09:50:45 PM »

Look at the people that made up ISA and where are they now?

Mitchell J. Mortimer
President/Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Mortimer's background includes a decade in sales and marketing in North American motorsports. He is a former director of race team development for CASCAR; served as senior vice-president of marketing for Galaxy Motorsports, which operated Busch and Winston Cup Series NASCAR teams. He has developed key sales and marketing programs for major motorsports sponsors including Turner Broadcasting, Red Cell Batteries, Ralph's Supermarkets, and Roto-Zip Tools. Prior to creating the MMC Group, he was executive vice president of Redmond Capital Corporation, parent company of Red Cell Batteries.

Steve Stubbs
Chief Operating Officer: Mr. Stubbs has over 30 years experience in the motorsports industry as a track venue, sanctioning and sales/marketing executive. He was a co-founder of the American Speed Association (ASA) "Circuit of Champions" series; was general manager of Motorsports International Division of Penske Corporation and executive director of the World Karting Association. For the past eight years he has been an independent motorsports business consultant.

Stephen Lewis
Chief Financial Officer: Mr. Lewis brings 20 years of financial expertise to the ISA. With his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation, Mr. Lewis has been the controller or CFO of several Southern Ontario firms and most recently has consulted for a publically-traded corporation in the event management business. He will oversee all financial activity for the ISA.

Pearl Carrigan
Director of Client Services: Ms. Carrigan brings over 20 years of sales and marketing excellence from such recognizable companies as Xerox Canada and the Blackburn Media Group, consistently ranking in the top percentile in performance. Ms. Carrigan has brought new synergy to the racing industry, most recently as Director of Marketing and liaison to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation for Kawartha Downs, as well as event planner for the Canada Day Shootout. She is highly regarded for her passion in public relations and strength in implementation of event promotion in assistance to sponsors, media, and race teams.


Brian Bassett
Director of Race Operations: Mr. Bassett's involvement extends into the research and development of racing products and of the ISA racing series. Mr. Bassett successfully started the weekly race programs at both Mosport and Kawartha Speedways, and, as well, has pioneered the crate motor program in Canadian stock car racing. He also plays an integral part in the building of all new ISA European and Pacific Rim makes, along with contributing to the day-to-day race operations, working closely with Steve Stubbs.

Bill Carrigan
Administration Manager: Mr. Carrigan brings over 30 years of experience in business, primarily in procurement and inventory control within the recreation and leisure industry. He has success with systems implementation and management of cost of materials in the manufacturing environment. The past eight years have been spent in independent business, developing skills of financial excellence, growing a franchise business to top-ranked status in the Canadian marketplace. The past number of years, Mr. Carrigan's involvement in event and sports development with Kawartha Downs has grown into a passion. He was involved with the operational side of the Canada Day Shootout with the MMC Group.

JAJ Entertainment Inc.
Event Logistics: JAJ Entertainment Inc., one of Canada's top motorsport marketing firms is owned and operated by Bruce Mehlenbacher and Sonya Williamson. JAJ has a successful track record in the industry. Proprieter Mehlenbacher and his family created and operated Dragway Park in Cayuga, Ontario which grew into Canada's top drag strip. This success led to the family's induction into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1998. Once considered Canada's 'Crown Jewel' of oval track racing, Cayuga Speedway was managed for 10 years by Mehlenbacher. Established in 1998, JAJ has focused as a special event and promotional company in the racing and entertainment industry.

Robert Lauder
Director of Sales, Automotive Division: Mr. Lauder brings over 20 years experience in the automotive publication business and has built his reputation on building successful business development programs for clients in the automotive industry. His company, The Podium Media Group, will assist in the execution of building ISA sales strategies for their clients.

Kelly Toyota
Director of Sales, Retail Division: As former president of Edgetech Canada, Mr. Toyota has pioneered vendor based programs into retail for the last 15 years. As director of sales in the retail division, Mr Toyota's core responsibility is the building of retail extended programs for ISA clients in all categories of retail.


Tim Miller
Director of Communications: Mr. Miller brings a wealth of experience to the ISA. A certified motorhead from Hamilton, Miller has worked on several newspapers and Wheelspin News, and a founder of Performance Racing News, Miller has been the Motorpsorts Writer at the Hamilton Spectator since 1983. He has maintained a strong objective grasp of motorsports in Canada at both the local and national level.

Darrell Rattray
Art Director: Mr. Rattray has 25 years experience in the Print and Graphics industry. As the Art Director for the ISA, Mr. Rattray will be focusing on development of brand imaging with corporate clients of the ISA
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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2008, 03:53:08 AM »

I didn't mean to start a witch hunt here...

My point was that some guys were taken, not that they were in on it..

Names like Gibbions, Cathcart, Basset I beleive have all of their heart into racing, and the only reason their names would be associated with this, was their sincere desire to see racing advanced in this country... Hind sight is always 20-20..
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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2008, 06:43:20 AM »

How many people didn't recover from this ISA?

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« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2008, 11:36:15 AM »

How many people didn't recover from this ISA?



I couldn't see any of the teams being that hurt by this. Possibly some paid their $2,400 fanchise fee, but how could you build for it, when I doubt there was even a rule book? On their site under engines, it say "The ISA is entering into an engine leasing program, which is an economically-viable alternative to purchasing racing engines.

And engine leasing programs are not new. The BRM Formula One builders leased some of their powerplants back in the mid 1960’s.

Presently there are many engine lease programs for many types of motorsport. Engines are available for lease in European Formula 3000 racing, and in North America, CART and Cosworth have developed a program. Engines for Winston Cup racing are also available for leasing, from firms such as T&L Engine Development, Gasoline Alley, and Richard Childress Racing."

Not enough info even about what engine they would be using to start a build... From that I couldn't see anyone getting to far into building a car/team.


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« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2008, 07:53:50 PM »

Ah yes...the ISA debacle. I remember it well. So far no one has made mention of the 60,000 seat expanded Kawartha International Speedway that was to host the next Canada Day Shootout.  Wink I still have a newspaper ad for tickets for that event. It had all appearance of being very real, for a time, but something never rang quite right with the whole thing for others and many of the suspicions were borne out as accurate expectations. I do recall hearing rumours that there were people who did invest in the ISA far beyond the $2,400 'franchise fee' and may have taken some amount of loss when it collapsed. I have no idea if anyone took a hit that put them out of racing, but I do believe it harmed the prospects for serious corporate sponsorships for Canadian stock car racing. Cascar, instead of bouncing off the success of the Cayuga CDS into the next season, struggled with that aspect from the onset of the ISA affair until the Nascar deal eventually went through. If anyone can cite anything positive that came out of the aftermath and fallout of the ISA mess, please do. I'm just curious.
There has been little said about the ISA in here for a loooong time and I suspect that's because many of the recognizable names that were attached to it and therefore to the noteriety of the affair, have long since moved on from it and the issue is now one of historical note only. People were duped, but no doubt some lessons were learned as well. The 'conversations' (yeah, how about flame wars...) in what was then cascaronline were deep and long and often heated and sometimes really funny!! (and I still have printouts of some of those ISA threads lol) All in all, quite the story!! 
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« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2008, 08:23:48 PM »

Yes a few cars were being built for theISA ,as I seen one and I know a LM driver currently using the front clip from one.
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« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2008, 09:41:11 PM »

The whole ISA affair was completely bizarre.

They claimed that they were going to pave the Kawartha horse track and then bring the dirt in and out as required for the horse racing. The also claimed that most / all races would have several NASCAR drivers. How is this possible, everyone asked, when the NASCAR schedule is packed. The ISA gang had a quick answer - the races were going to held mid-week. They claimed that Sanair was going to be completely renovated. They claimed that they had a bunch of sponsors ready to support teams.

Mosport was listed as one of the tracks that they would race at. Being the Mosport web master, I thought it was very telling that I was never told to include it on the schedule.

After all the dust has settled and the truth became known, one of the CASCAR drivers (maybe Dave Whitlock?) sent a letter from Mitch Mortimer to Inside Track. The letter was on ISA letterhead and was addressed to the driver. It claimed that he had been picked to be the Toyota factory team and listed all the money and other benefits he was going to receive (a Tundra, race cars, engines, factory support, etc). The lies that Mitch Mortimer had spewed were beyond belief. I felt really bad for everyone involved.

Mitch Mortimer seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. I just did a quick Google search and found nothing recent. Have a look: You are not allowed to view links.
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