OSWEGO, NY (September 7, 2017) – The second annual NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Toyota Mod Classic 150 ran last Saturday, September 2 at Oswego Speedway will air on national television tonight, September 7, beginning at 6pm eastern time on the NBC Sports Network.
The airing of the 31st annual Mr. Supermodified in August marked the fourth consecutive season that Oswego has seen national television coverage, as the track’s partnership with SPEED SPORT to begin airing Novelis Supermodified and eventually Pathfinder Bank SBS events back in 2014, has continued this season for the 61st annual Bud Classic Weekend to couple with NBCSN’s coverage of the NASCAR Whelen Modified portion of the event. Air dates for the Budweiser International Classic 200 and Bud Light Classic 75 will be announced in the near future.
“Almost four years ago now, Oswego Speedway and SPEED SPORT formed a partnership to begin broadcasting Supermodified events nationally and we are very fortunate that has continued to thrive throughout the 2017 season,” said Oswego Speedway Public Relations Director Camden Proud. “The staff here at Oswego is grateful to have a fantastic working relationship with everyone at SPEED SPORT and also to have recently formed a new one with all of those at NASCAR and the NBC Sports Network to bring coverage of the Toyota Mod Classic 150 to national airwaves for the very first time. We greatly appreciate their efforts and are looking forward to tonight’s broadcast”
A familiar face and voice has helped to present all of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action from Oswego as Derek Pernesiglio, who has been instrumental in SPEED SPORT’s presence at the fast five eighths, also worked with the team at the NBC Sports Network to bring one hour of ground pounders at ‘The Steel Palace’ to the comfort of race fans’ living rooms.
Utica native Ralph Sheheen, the co-owner of SPEED SPORT and another familiar broadcaster not just with his own company but of the majority of NBCSN’s NASCAR-sanctioned broadcasts, will host the race with former NASCAR crew chief and team owner Ray Evernham serving as the color.
The broadcast will be viewable nationally on any network which carries NBSCN including DIRECTV, Dish, Spectrum, and more. Check your local listings for more information.
With Oswego Speedway’s 2017 pavement campaign now in the books, the next on track event at the ‘Steel Palace’ will be NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVI, which will run from October 4th-8th. For tickets, visit SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com or phone 844-DIRT-TIX.
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