April 25, 2014 — track release — Bill Taylor photo — OSWEGO, NY – When Oswego Speedway goes green flag racing on May 3 and May 10, the Speedway’s weekly contingency program will go into effect giving racers something extra to race for on each night of the upcoming season.
A total of nine weekly contingency partners have signed on so far for 2014, offering cash, certificates, and product to both the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions valued at over $12,000 for the season.
More partners are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
“In a time when local businesses seem to be struggling, we are fortunate and honored to have strong ties and relationships with so many great partners,” said Oswego Speedway PR Director, Dan Kapuscinski. “Our weekly contingency program continues to grow each year and serves as a tremendous avenue to give back to our many loyal and supportive race teams, while helping to promote our outstanding partners.”
The Novelis Supermodified division will contend for seven weekly contingency prizes during the 2014 season.
The Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger and Up & Comer Awards will return this season. The Hard Charger Award will again will go to the driver advancing the most positions in the night’s main event, while the Up & Comer Award will be handed to the highest finishing driver in the main event that has never won a Supermodified feature.
Each week these recipients will receive a gift certificate to Lighthouse Lanes for a free sheet pizza, 25 chicken wings, and a cosmic bowling lane to be used for driver and team.
New this season in the Supermodified ranks will be the Radical Racegear Lap Leader Award. The driver that leads the most laps in each Novelis Supermodified main event will earn a $100 product certificate to be used at Radical Racegear, based in Greensboro, NC.
Supermodified drivers will also once again compete for the Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race challenge in 2014. The driver that wins the most Novelis Supermodified qualifying heat races this season will be entitled to a free custom helmet paint job by Shell Shock founder Noah Ennis.
Heat race winners in the Supermodified division will also earn a hot and fresh pizza delivered by Cam’s Pizzeria.
All Supermodified winners in 2014 will also earn a case of Brad Penn Racing Oil in 2014, whether they win a heat race or main event.
Another new Supermodified contingency partner will be Enders Racing Engines. Any driver competing with an Enders Racing Engine, that also displays an Enders decal, will earn a $100 certificate for winning a regular Supermodified show.
Enders will award a $500 certificate if their engine drives to victory in the Davis Bros. Inc. $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified main as well as the Budweiser International Classic 200.
A total of six weekly contingencies will be on the line in Oswego’s Pathfinder Bank SBS division.
Among those pairing with the Supermodified division will be the weekly heat race contingencies provided by Cam’s Pizzeria and Shell Shock Custom Helmets as well as the winner’s contingencies from Enders Racing Engines.
Any driver competing with an Enders Racing Engine, that also displays an Enders decal, will earn a $50 certificate for winning a weekly SBS show and a $250 certificate for winning the Bud Light SBS Classic.
Contingencies specific to the SBS division include the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award and the Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer Award.
The driver that advances the most positions in an SBS main will earn $25 from D&S Landscaping while the highest finishing driver that has never won an SBS main will earn $25 from Nice Price Auto Sales.
Returning to the SBS division in 2014 will be the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award. The driver that leads the most laps in each SBS main this season will earn a $60 product certificate from Sherwood Racing Wheels.
On track activity begins at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, April 26 with the annual open test session for all racing divisions. Testing will run from 1-5pm on April 26 and is free for spectators to sit in the main grandstand.
Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 3 with the 64th annual Gater Racing News Opening Night featuring the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial 56 and the opening round of the Pathfinder Bank SBS Road to the Championship.
The Speedway’s flagship non-wing Novelis Supermodified division will kick-off their 53rd consecutive season of racing at the Home of Supermodifieds on Saturday, May 10th presented by Mitchell’s Speedway Press and Planet Fitness of Oswego. Nearly 30 Novelis Supermodifieds are expected in be in action including defending champion Otto Sitterly, Indianapolis 500 veterans Joe Gosek and Davey Hamilton, and Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year contender Jessica Zemken.
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About Oswego Speedway
Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturdaynight schedule which runs from May through September.
Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.