Classic Countdown: Shampine Makes History in 1980; Leads All 200 Laps in International Classic

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OSWEGO, N.Y. — Story by Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Don Kranz/Bill Hartwell photo — As we continue our Race Chaser Online countdown to Oswego Speedway’s 59th Annual Budweiser International Classic, Sept. 4-6 at the “Indy of the East,” we look back at some of the most improbable driver performances and improbable outcomes in this 200-lap Supermodified …

SUPERMODIFIEDS: Shampine Radical Offset Car Enters Saratoga Auto Museum

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – official release — Jimmy Shampine unveiled his radically offset No. 8 Ball supermodified in August of 1976 and wound up making every other car in the division obsolete, while setting the standard from coast to coast for decades. After making a return at the 2014 Int’l Classic at Oswego (N.Y.), where it paced the field, current owner Jamie Moore’s team began prepping …

OSWEGO: Jim Shampine Photo Collages on Display at Oswego Speedway Old Timer’s Reunion; To Be Raffled Off Classic Weekend

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OSWEGO, NY – official release — Two photo collages containing a total of 25 photos of Jim Shampine from his earliest years through his racing career are going to be raffled off to benefit Families Fighting Flu.  Jim’s grandson, Joseph Marotta IV, died of the H1N1 flu in 2009. The idea for the fundraiser for Families Fighting Flu came during …

Tom Time Blog: Oswego’s International Classic – Still Short Track’s Indy 500

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By RaceChaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker – In the 1950’s, a shining star was born on the shores of Lake Ontario.  Amid some of the most breathtaking sunsets you’ll find anywhere in the world, the roar of stock car racing filled the soundscape of Oswego, N.Y. The early days of Oswego saw drivers such as “The Old Gray Fox” …