OSWEGO, N.Y. – Story By RaceChaser Senior Editor Tom Baker – Photo and Audio By Steven Ovens – Geoff Sutton and Joey Bailey led a 13 car TQ-Midget field down to the green flag at Oswego Speedway Saturday afternoon.
When the event was over, it was the 1B of Ryan Tidman coming across the finish line in first place.
Bailey took the lead over Sutton at the start, but was quickly passed by the No. 53 of Buddy Slood.
The first yellow of the event occurred on lap three when Greg Richardson spun his No. 44. He restarted at the tail of the field and Slood led Bailey, Janisch, Sutton and the No. 1B of Ryan Tidman back to green flag racing.
Janisch got sideways on the restart and fell to fifth place. Tidman came on strong for third and then took second on lap five as Slood dropped to third.
Joey Payne and Rob Vivona both dropped out of the race before lap 8 with mechanical issues.
Ten laps into the event it was still Bailey holding off Tidman, who was charging hard on the inside going into turn three every lap but couldn’t get enough momentum to stay underneath the No. 02 and take command. Janisch reclaimed third from Slood.
Tidman finally powered by Bailey on lap 15 with an outside move going into turn three to take control of the race lead. Janisch followed a lap later, sending Bailey to third. Slood and the 49 of Andy Jankowiak now rounded out the top five. Polesitter Sutton had fallen to sixth while Matt Roselli, Greg Richardson, Ray Sand, Jr. and the No. 8 of Lancing Fornoro comprised the top ten.
The remainder of the event went yellow-free as Tidman crossed the line to take an easy victory. Janisch crossed the line in second, followed by Slood, Jankowiak and Bailey.
FEATURE FINISH – Ryan Tidman 1B, Matt Janisch 48, Buddy Slood 53, Andy Jankowiak 49, Joey Bailey 02, Geoff Sutton 46, Matt Roselli, Greg Richardson 44, Ray Sand, Jr. 71, Lancing Fornoro F8, Rob Vivona 46v and Joey Payne 51.
TQ Midget Classic Winner Ryan Tidman
TQ Midget Classic 2nd Place Matt Janisch
TQ Midget Classic 3rd Place Buddy Sload
Heat One finish – Buddy Slood 53, Joey Payne 51, Geoffrey Sutton 46, Matt Rocelli 98, Andy Jankowiak 49, Lou Cicconi 23 and Ray Sand, Jr. 71
Heat 1 Winner Buddy Sload Audio:
Heat 2 finish – Ryan Tidman 1, Matt Janisch 48, Joey Bailey 02, Rob Vivona 46B, Lancing Fornoro 8, Greg Richardson 44
Heat 2 Winner Ryan Tidman Audio: