The happiest man at Oswego Speedway when the checkered flag flew to end Sunday night’s Budweiser Int’l Classic might have been first-time winner Dave Shullick Jr., but across the pit area, Dave McKnight was arguably equally as relieved.
A year ago, after running out of fuel in the waning laps of the Budwesier International Classic, Dave Shullick Jr. vowed revenge in the richest supermodified race in the world.
38 years ago, a Shampine sat on the pole of the Budweiser International Classic for the last time, when the legendary Jim Shampine qualified fastest for the 1979 edition with a time of 17.914 seconds in the legendary 8-ball supermodified.
My brother Kevin and I experienced the “family” aspect of Budwesier Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway in a couple of ways.
Classic: that’s all you have to say to anyone who has been a part of the Oswego Speedway or Supermodified division for any amount of time.
The first wave of entries have been filed for the Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway on Sept. 4, with NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour veterans Ron Silk and Bobby Santos III looking to pull double duty during Labor Day weekend.
OSWEGO, N.Y. — Audio by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Bill Taylor photo — Audio with Otto Sitterly: Audio with DJ Shullick: Audio with Mike McVetta: Audio with Mike Lichty: