AUDIO/QUALIFYING: Hustle, Hustle, Baby; Michael Barnes Earns Pole for 59th Annual Budweiser International Classic

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OSWEGO, N.Y. – official track release — Audio by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Bill Taylor photo —

Oswego Speedway’s Budweiser International Classic 200 will be led to the green flag on Sunday by ‘The Hustler’ Michael Barnes, driving the Syrell Racing No. 68 Novelis Supermodified.

Barnes cranked just the second 15.8 second lap in the history of non-wing Supermodified racing at the ‘Steel Palace’ on Friday night with a lap of 15.899 seconds, just shy of Joey Payne’s 15.802 second record of one year ago.

The fast lap set by Barnes was worth $1,000 from ‘Fast 14’ Supermodified front row sponsor Corr/Pak Merchandising.

Joining Barnes in the 15 second club on Friday was former Mr. Supermodified Dave Danzer. Danzer, the final car to take time, set a lap of 15.910 seconds to join Barnes, Payne, and Kody Graham as the only drivers to ever run 15 second circuits in non-wing competition at Oswego.

Danzer’s lap was worth $500 from Corr/Pak Merchandising.

Following Barnes and Danzer to green on Sunday will be the second row of defending International Classic champion Otto Sitterly, clocking in at 16.007 seconds, as well as Joey Moriarty, at 16.045 seconds. Only one other car managed to hit 16.0, and that was Graham in the No. 21, who will start fifth.

The remainder of the top ten qualifiers on Friday included Davey Hamilton, Michael Muldoon, Tim Devendorf, Bob Bond, and Dave Shullick Jr.

Drivers just making into the ‘Fast 14’ cut-off on Friday were Joe Gosek, Brandon Bellinger, Dave Gruel, and Bobby Santos.

Clocking in 14th fastest for Santos on Friday not only means he was the final car to lock into the show, but he also collects $500 from Total Seal as the ‘Fast 14th’ qualifier.

All drivers from 15th position on back in qualifying will have to time again on Sunday at noon in second round time trials.

Pat Lavery’s lap of 16.404 seconds was the 15th fastest time of the night, just missing the ‘Fast 14’.

A total of 38 Supermodifieds were in the pit area on Friday with Keith Shampine and the Buske Racing No. 66 not taking time.

The day saw no major incidents in Supermodified competition, though Shampine’s motor issues are believed to be terminal for his weekend.

In ‘Super Six’ qualifying for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers, multi-time SBS track champion and SBS Classic winner Russ Brown laid down the mark to beat, going out late in the order and blitzing the fast five-eighths mile with a lap of 18.695 seconds to earn the pole in that division.

Dalton Doyle, Mike Bond, Andrew Schartner, Dave Cliff and Alex Hoag will round out the front three rows for the 75-lap SBS main on Saturday.

Jason Simmons was the first car to miss the cut for the locked-in cars in SBS qualifying, however he, Kreig Heroth and Anthony Losurdo won their respective heat races.

 

Audio with Novelis Supermodified fast qualifier Michael Barnes:

Audio with Novelis Supermodified outside polesitter Dave Danzer:

 

RESULTS: Budweiser International Classic Day One Qualifying; Oswego Speedway; September 4, 2015

Novelis Supermodified ‘Fast 14’ Pole-Day Time Trials (14 Lock-In): 1. #68 – Michael Barnes: 15.899, 2. #52 – Dave Danzer: 15.910, 3. #7 – Otto Sitterly: 16.007, 4. #51 – Joey Moriarty: 16.045, 5. #21 – Kody Graham: 16.097, 6. #6 – Davey Hamilton: 16.172, 7. #15 – Michael Muldoon: 16.202, 8. #5 – Tim Devendorf: 16.207, 9. #47 – Bob Bond: 16.216, 10. #2 – Dave Shullick Jr: 16.229, 11. #00 – Joe Gosek: 16.257, 12. #02 – Brandon Bellinger: 16.288, 13. #50 – Dave Gruel: 16.351, 14. #91 – Bobby Santos: 16.370, 15. #22 – Pat Lavery: 16.404, 16. #11 – Aric Iosue: 16.425, 17. #99 – Joey Payne: 16.523, 18. #35 – Bobby Magner: 16.573, 19. #79 – Brian Sobus: 16.576, 20. #26 – Shaun Gosselin: 16.593, 21. #72 – Dave Cliff: 16.607, 22. # – Tim Snyder: 16.651, 23. #05 – Jeff Abold: 16.728, 24. #01 – Dan Connors Jr: 16.818, 25. #88 – Ryan Litt: 16.869, 26. #24 – Jerry Curran: 16.899, 27. #84 – Mike Lichty: 16.910, 28. #18 – Howard Page:16.922, 29. #94 – Logan Rayvals: 16.999, 30. #9 – Stephen Gioia III: 17.009, 31. #45 – Kreig Heroth: 17.045, 32. #27 – Mike McVetta: 17.123, 33. #96 – Lou LeVea Sr: 17.258, 34. #1 – Shawn Muldoon: 17.366, 35. #83 – Lou LeVea Jr: 17.479, 36. #56 – Hal LaTulip: 18.551, 37. #55 – Keith Shampine: N/T, 38. #66 – Buske Racing: N/T

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supermodified ‘Super Six’ Time Trials (Six Lock-In): 1. #13 – Russ Brown, 18.695; 2. #01 – Dalton Doyle, 18.770; 3. #74- Mike Bond, 18.851; 4. #18 – Andrew Schartner, 18.914; 5. #50 – Dave Cliff, 18.915; 6. #7 – Alex Hoag, 18.950; 7. #98 – Jason Simmons, 18.997; 8. #9  – Jack Patrick, 19.003; 9. #1  – Anthony Losurdo, 19.049; 10. #67 – Tyler Shullick, 19.078; 11. #54 – Camden Proud, 19.082; 12. #69 – Mark Castiglia, 19.082; 13. #22 – Mike Bruce, 19.143; 14. #3 –  Chris Proud, 19.189; 15. #91 – Barry Kingsley, 19.226; 16. #97 – Jeremy Pitcher, 19.245; 17. #04 – Kreig Heroth, 19.334; 18. #14 – Alex McCrae, 19.433; 19. #8  – Josh Kerr, 19.444; 20. #93 – J.J. Andrews, 19.485; 21. #90 – Greg O’Connor, 19.604; 22. #24 – Dennis Richmond, 19.674; 23. #76 – Scott Schafer, 19.762; 24. #86 – Bryan Haynes, 19.808; 25. #71 – Ray Sand Jr., 20.013; 26. 15 – James Babcock, 20.704; 27. #99- Dennis Rupert, N/T.

SBS (Small Block Supers) Heat winners: Jason Simmons, Kreig Heroth, Anthony Losurdo

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