Oswego Speedway’s Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet Tickets Now on Sale

OSWEGO, NY (September 29, 2016) – With the 2016 Oswego Speedway championship season in the books, focus now to shifts to the Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Banquet set to be hosted by the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center on Saturday, November 5.

The event center is part of the Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters and Quality Inn and Suites complex located on East First Street in Oswego.

The night’s festivities will begin with a cocktail hour tentatively set at 6pm, with a buffet style dinner and awards to immediately follow.

Tickets for the event are available for $45 and can be purchased at the Oswego Speedway box office by calling (315) 342-0646 or by stopping into the office between 9am-4pm Monday through Friday.

Event tickets must be purchased by October 31, as there will not be any tickets available at the door.

Discount hotel rates are available for those attending the Speedway banquet at both the Best Western ($119) and Quality Inn ($109) hotels.

The Best Western can be reached by phone at (315) 342-4040 and the Quality Inn at (315) 343-1600.

The Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Banquet annually honors the Top 10 drivers in the Hoosier Racing Tire/SUNOCO Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS Series championships, featuring track champions Michael Barnes and Dave Cliff.
This year’s Turning Stone Resort Casino Favorite Driver will also be recognized.

Several other special awards and honorees will also be recognized through the evening.

Inductions into the prestigious Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame are also presented during the post season event.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include Supermodified drivers Tim Gareau and Wayne Landon, as well as Small Block Super car builders Dan Dennie and Ray Hedger, plus Oswego Speedway announcer Joe Marotta and longtime motorsports media manager Norm Patrick.

The Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters and Quality Inn is within walking distance from local shopping, fishing, parks, Fort Ontario, the Marine Museum, the Safe Haven Museum and the Richardson-Bates House Museum. A short drive will give you access to local industry, including the Oswego Speedway, SUNY Oswego, the Renaissance Festival and Fair Haven Beach State Park.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.  Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

Evergreen Raceway Readies for Busy October

By: Gene Ostrowski

September 27, 2016

St. Johns, PA (9/27/2016)- With fall upon us and with the local short track scene growing to a close, Evergreen Raceway officials are very excited about the remaining events on their 2016 schedule, including their upcoming “Fall Classic  Enduros” and their first annual “King of the Green” weekend. Several other events, both on and off track, plus in the woods are on the schedule through the first weekend of November.

Scheduled for Sunday, October 2, Evergreen’s Fall Classic will run rain or shine and feature a 100-lap Enduro for the Four Cylinders and another 100-lap show for the 6/8-cylinders.

The Open Competition cars will showcase their rides in a 35-lap shootout. Also on the card is a ‘Reverse Redneck Enduro’, where drivers will compete for five laps while driving around the speedway in the proper direction, with the only exception being that the cars will be racing in reverse. Regular 4-cylinder and 6/8-cylinder Enduro cars will race in the same event and the fee to participate in this race is $10. The pay will be “winner takes all”.

Drivers will start straight up as they pre-registered, and those who resister on race day will line up behind the pre-registered drivers. The cost to register on race day is $50. The transponder rental fee is $10 and pit admission is set at $25. The pit gates will swing open at 10:00 AM. The on track racing action will kick off at 1 PM.

Drivers will be warned prior to the start that they cannot pit under red flag conditions. Instead, those who wish to pit will be allowed to line up at the track/pit exit. They will be directed into the pit by an official and will not be allowed to attend to their cars until green flag racing resumes.

All of the rules, info and the pre-registered drivers are listed on the speedway website. Grandstand admission for the event is just $5 and children 10 years of age and younger will be admitted for free.

From October 7 through November 5, the track is hosting “EVERSCREAM” on Friday and Saturday nights. EVERSCREAM consists of two haunted attractions, one being their haunted trail through the woods and the second is the corn maze of horror. Admission for both attractions is just $10. Patrons are also invited to view scary movies on the projection screen. Concessions will be open for EVERSCREAM, which will be open from dusk. Nightly ticket sales will stop at 10 PM.

Fall Cruise in the Evergreens is slated for Sunday, October 9 from 10 AM through 4 PM. The event, which is a custom, classis, antique, truck, racing and cycle car show will take place in the Evergreen pit area. There will also be a flea market, where vendors can sell anything, not just racing related items. Awards will be presented for the best of show and ten additional plaques will be presented for the best appearing top 10. Vehicle registration is just $10 and the vendor fee is $15. Public admission is free. There will be food and music on site and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the SPCA.

The speedway’s first annual “King of the Green” weekend will kick off on Friday, October 14 with open practice for all divisions. The evening practice time is slated to run from 2 PM to dusk and the pit admission is set at $20. One hour of Friday’s practice (from 5 PM to 6 PM will be for Tour Type Modifieds only). Grandstand admission for practice is free for all ages.
Saturday, October 15 will feature a 50-lap $1,500 to win main event for the Evergreen Modifieds. The Dirt Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Four Cylinders are also on the card for an exciting day of action. The pit gates will swing open at 10 AM and practice will kick off at 12:30 PM. Qualifying will start at 2 PM. The grandstands will open at 12:30 PM.   The Modifieds will compete for the $4,000 prize on Sunday, October 16, plus the Late Models, Street Stocks, INEX Legends and Bandoleros will also be in action for extended lap main events. The pit gates will swing open at 10 AM and practice will kick off at 12:30 PM. Qualifying will start at 2 PM. The grandstands will open at 12:30 PM.   All purses are based on a full field of 20 cars taking the green flag in the feature. If less than 20 cars take the green, the purse will be prorated. Pit admission for Saturday or Sunday is $50.   Grandstand admission is $20 for Saturday and $25 for Sunday. Fans can purchase a special two day event grandstand pass for $40. As always, children 10 years of age and younger will be admitted into the grandstand area for free.

The “Halloween Screamer” Enduros will be final Enduro event of the season. It’s scheduled for Saturday, October 29 and will have all of the same divisions as Evergreen’s “Fall Classic” earlier in the month. Information and pre-registration will be on the track website within a week.

The final on track event, called, “Drift Evergreen”, will take place on Sunday, October 30. There has been a great buzz regarding this show throughout the tri state area. Jeff Owler, Evergreen’s Race Director, has been in talks with Sinister Drift Team and Fameless Car Club about the planning of the event. The event will consist of two different tracks or courses with three different levels of experience. Rules have been released those who are interested in competing. The price of admission to drive is $40 ($15 for passenger). Spectator admission is set at $10,

Evergreen Raceway is located minutes from Hazleton, PA, in between routes 93 and 309. For more information regarding Evergreen Raceway, including the entire season schedule, directions and divisional payouts, please visit www.evergreenracewaypark.com and don’t forget to like their Facebook page as well.

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Harry’s U Pull It, Penn’s Peak Radio, Sour Apple Auto & Customs, CK Auto Service & Race Fab, Himmer Graphics, Valve Tech Sales, Penn’s Peak, Printers Edge, Electric Frog Designs, Cargill of Hazleton, Tito Juice & RockAuto.com.

OCT. 1 WALL STADIUM EVENTS RAINED OUT;

CHAMPIONS TO BE CROWNED SATURDAY OCT. 8

 WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Persistent light rain and drizzle and a forecast for more during the day and evening forced Wall Stadium Speedway officials to postpone the October 1 “Champions Night” events one week until Saturday night, October 8. Grandstand seating will open at 5:00 p.m. on October 8 with qualifying beginning at 5:45 p.m. and main event action to follow.

In the Downs Ford Modified ranks Jackson’s Steven Reed is at the top of the point rankings as he seeks his second straight crown. Still, Reed’s brother in law, ten-time track champion Chas Okerson of Freehold, Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Toms River’s Derek Hopkinson and Brick’s Shawna Ingraham are within striking distance. The Modifieds will compete in a double point 40-lapper.

Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa., whose September 24 win was upheld after technical inspection, former champ Kevin Davison of Howell, Brick’s Dom Fattaruso and Jackson’s Blake Barney are at the top of the Snap-on Sportsman chase going into Saturday’s double point 30-lapper. Defending champ Joe Mongeau of Brick and Scott Riggleman of Manchester lead the O’Shea Auto Repair Factory Stock points going into the night’s double point 25-lap headliner.

The Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars find Louie Keraitis of Toms River and Malcolm Campbell of Eatontown locked in a battle for the title with one double point 25-lap race remaining. In the Surf Side Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks Todd Pilla of Beachwood, Howell’s Brian Osborn and Brick’s Jason Lane are the top point drivers going into Saturday’s double point 25-lap point finale.

Mike Tillett of Beachwood and former champs Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Howie Conk of Jackson and Bill Vanderveen lead the Elite Maintenance Limited Late Model points with just one regular season double point 25-lapper remaining.

Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 3:30 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:45 p.m. with main events to follow.

Once the Saturday night season has concluded the “Spooky Spectacular” is set for Saturday afternoon, October 15, and the annual “Turkey Derby” will be presented on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.

Wall Stadium Speedway is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. More information can be obtained by visiting www.wallspeedwayracing.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

 

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