OSWEGO, N.Y. — World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter joined the cast of Turn 5 Live on the Performance Motorsports Network this past Tuesday night, to talk about Super DIRT Week XLV at Oswego and the future of the event.
The picture has become a little clearer on the future of the event as Carter announced to the media, at the annual Super DIRT Week Media Day event at Lighthouse Lanes, that SDW has support from New York State to keep the event in Oswego for 2017.
Carter and the City of Oswego’s mayor William J. Barlow Jr. addressed the media in welcoming the 45th edition of dirt track racing’s biggest party to the city better known for Supermodified racing on asphalt. On Tuesday night, Carter expressed his goal of making SDW last at least until it’s fiftieth anniversary.
After the announcement of Super DIRT Week staying at the ‘Steel Palace’ for 2017, Carter offered these comments:
The announcement comes in advance of the racing activity scheduled for the rest of the weekend, including the Riccelli-Northern Salute to the Troops 150 and Bud Light 300 for the Big Block Modifieds on Sunday. It also comes at a time when the future of Glenn Donnelly’s Central New York Raceway Park is still unknown.
“We will continue to monitor the progress at CNYRP,” Carter noted on Thursday.
Tuesday night’s interview on Turn 5 Live also heard Carter refer to the efforts of all parties involved to find a permanent home for the dirt track event. A permanent home, that could very well include Oswego Speedway as the host.
Race Chaser Online will continue to follow up on this developing story with driver reactions later this week. For complete coverage of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway, stay tuned to Race Chaser Online, the Performance Motorsports Network and our partners at 3 Wide Life.
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Steven Ovens is the Northeast Dirt Correspondent for Race Chaser Online and the creator and host of the Turn 5 Live dirt track racing radio show, airing at 7:30 p.m. Eastern every Tuesday on the Performance Motorsports Network.
Ovens has spent his lifetime in the sport of dirt track racing, growing up in the garages of the Kerrick and Ovens families. He spent 11 years behind the wheel between go-karts and 4 Cylinder Mini Stocks which brings a unique perspective to his dirt track editorials.
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