OSWEGO, N.Y. – official release — Bill Taylor photo — With the success of Oswego Speedway’s Jim Shampine Memorial broadcast on SPEED SPORT and MAVTV earlier this month, all partners have agreed to expand coverage of the ‘Steel Palace’ to include the Aug. 2 running of the 28th annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified event presented by Davis Bros. Inc.
Since 1987, Oswego Speedway has promoted the annual Mr. Supermodified title race, billed as an all or nothing event with $10,000 going to the race winner and a normal Saturday night payout being given to second place on back.
Oswego and USAC veteran Gene Lee Gibson won the first Mr. Supermodified event in ’87, his first career Oswego victory, and since that time the race has provided a plethora of Speedway memories and first time winners.
Mike Muldoon, Tim Gareau, Bob Magner, and Kody Graham join Gibson as drivers to have earned their first career Oswego wins in the $10,000 to win special.
The all-time leader in wins for the event, now aptly known as Mr. Supermodified himself, is Oswego Speedway Hall of Famer Mike Ordway. Ordway took victories in 1990, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2003, and 2004 garnering wins for Graves Racing, Dunigan Racing, and Clyde Booth.
Known across the Supermodified community as one of the sport’s biggest events, the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified will now get national recognition thanks to SPEED SPORT and MAVTV. Like the Shampine Memorial, the Mr. Supermodified main will be featured on MAVTV’s SPEED SPORT, which will provide 60-minutes of coverage of the $10,000 to win crown jewel across the United States.
Ralph Sheheen will again lead the broadcast with Derek Pernesiglio covering all of the events from pit road. An air date for the broadcast is still to be announced, but coverage on that to be announced date will again begin at 8 p.m. EST and PST.
SPEED SPORT and MAVTV’s partnership with Oswego Speedway will continue beyond the Mr. Supermodified broadcast.
The 58th annual Budweiser International Classic, which will take place on August 31, will also be broadcast as a part of SPEED SPORT’s schedule on MAVTV on Thursday, Sept. 25. Feature highlights of the International Supermodified Ass’n at Oswego Speedway will also be broadcast on MAVTV’s SPEED SPORT MAGAZINE.
Highlights of the Speedway’s King of Wings VI main event will be featured on SPEED SPORT Magazine on July 24 as well as special sound and footage from the annual Oswego Speedway Old Timer’s Reunion. The Bud Light ISMA Supernationals from Oswego will also see highlight coverage on SPEED SPORT Magazine in September.