OSWEGO, NY – official release — Dan Kapuscinski photo — The Novelis Supermodifieds will return to Oswego Speedway on Saturday for the fourth round of their Road to the Championship schedule as a part of Driver Autograph Night at the Speedway presented by Century 21 Galloway Realty and www.OswegoCountyToday.com.
Saturday night’s jam packed schedule, which includes a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main and a 30-lap Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super main, also features the always popular driver autograph session at 5 p.m. as well as free hot dog combo meals for all fathers in attendance in observance of Father’s Day Weekend.
Father’s in attendance at the Speedway on Saturday night will receive a special promotional coupon that can be redeemed at the Speedway’s concession windows for their free hot dog combo meal valued at $6.75.
The driver autograph session will follow the completion of hot laps at 5 p.m., as all fans are welcomed to join the Speedway’s competitors on the track’s front straight away to meet their favorite driver and get an autograph.
Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super heat racing will start the night’s racing action following the autograph session at6:30 p.m.
There have been three different Novelis Supermodified winners in as many races so far this season, with David Danzer, Otto Sitterly, and Randy Ritskes all gracing Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane.
Sitterly currently holds the championship point lead over Ritskes by 51-markers, with Dave Gruel sitting in the third spot 59-points out of the lead.
Danzer, the Novelis Supermodified Kickoff champion, is fourth in the standings so far this season with Pat Lavery rounding out the top five positions in the battle for the championship.
Jessica Zemken, who has top ten finishes in each of her last two races at the Speedway, has jumped to ninth in the overall driver standings as of the Spring Championship held back on May 31.
Joe Gosek, Michael Muldoon, Tim Devendorf, and Jeff Abold fill the top ten spots in the championship.
Andrew Schartner and Mike Bond continue their battle for supremacy in the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super championship.
Schartner has finished in the top five in all four SBS events this season and holds a 7-point edge on Bond for the top spot in the title hunt. Schartner also holds the distinct honor of currently being the only driver in either division with more than one main event win this season.
Track record holder Jack Patrick, Steve Abt, and Kreig Heroth are the top five in the standings as of June 7.
With podium finishes last week, Anthony Losurdo and Alex Hoag have made big gains in the standings.
After his first career win last Saturday, Losurdo is now tied with Hoag for seventh in the championship.
Hoag, who did not start the first main event of the season, is miraculously only 78-points out of the championship lead thanks to top ten finishes in every other main he has competed in, including two top five finishes in the No. 73.
Feature winner Mike Bruce, Jon Tesoriero, and Josh Kerr complete the top ten in the championship standings.
Pit gates open at 2 p.m. on June 14 with grandstand gates opening and hot laps beginning at 3:30 p.m.
General admission seating is available for only $15 with Price Chopper Tickets to Go again available at any Price Chopper Supermarkets store for only $14.
Once again in 2014, kids 16 & under will be admitted free of charge with a paid adult with active military also admitted free with I.D.
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 Saturday night 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.