OSWEGO, NY — official release — The 8th annual RJ Kart Sales Oswego Kartway Classic will kick-off racing directly behind Oswego Speedway during Budweiser International Classic Week on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30pm.
The Kartway Classic has become a staple event for kart racers throughout New York State, and with increasing weekly kart counts at Oswego Kartway during the regular season, the Classic looks to be on its way to a record number of entries this week.
Racers in fourteen different divisions will lay it all on the line Thursday for the right to be called Classic champion, and they will compete for beautiful championship trophies designed and built by Platinum Promotional Products of Phoenix, NY.
Podium finishers will also contend for tickets to Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway, August 29-31.
Although the Kartway has not run a Stock Heavy flathead division all year long, Kartway officials have added the division to the Classic lineup at 375lbs.
The Kartway Classic will begin with time trials for all divisions at 6:30pm on Thursday, with racers drawing for time trial position upon arrival to the Kartway. A pre-determined amount of racers, which will be announced at the driver’s meeting, will be locked into the Classic main event through time trials with the remainder qualifying through a last chance B-Main.
Classic main events will run five more laps than a standard night at the Kartway.
Those racers competing in any of the Clone divisions are reminded that they must purchase their gasoline from the Sunoco/Nice & Easy gas station located on Route 104 directly in front of the Speedway. The gasoline test sample used for technical inspection will be taken from that station.
Pit gates will open on Thursday at 3 p.m. with hot laps beginning at 5:45 p.m. Mandatory safety pre-tech will open at 4 p.m.
Entry fees will be $25 for Kartway members and $30 for non-members. Pit pass prices are $15 with car load spectator admission just $5.
While Oswego Kartway will be racing behind the Speedway, the annual Classic Cruise-In and Party in the Pits will be taking place inside the ‘Steel Palace.’
Classic cars will be entering the Speedway at right around 5 p.m., with Ron Gray’s Millennium Music playing from 5-9 p.m. Classic cars in attendance will be contending in several judging categories.
An extra added attraction to this year’s party is the possible inclusion of the restored Jim Shampine 8-Ball radical offset Supermodified owned by Oswego Speedway Hall of Famer, Jamie Moore.
Weather permitting; plans are to have the historical Supermodified on hand for the Party in the Pits.
58th annual Budweiser International Classic apparel will also be for sale inside the Speedway on Thursday, August 28.
To speak with a Kartway representative call Oswego Speedway at (315) 342-0646.
2014 Oswego Kartway Classic Order of Events
3pm: Pits Open
4pm: Pre-Tech Opens
5:30pm: Drivers Meeting
5:45pm: Hot Laps
6:30pm: Time Trials for all divisions
* Time trials will set line-ups for main events. No heat races. B-Mains for those classes that are needed*
Time Trial/Race Order:
– Jr. Green Clone
– Jr. Blue Clone
– Sr. Green Clone
– Jr. Purple Clone
– Sr. Blue Clone
– Stock Light
– Clone 425
– Clone Light
– Stock Heavy
– BSP Clone
– Clone Heavy
– Stock 425
– Kartway Classic Main Events (Same order as time trials)