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Small Block Super Bud Light Classic 75 to Undergo Format Changes for 2018

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OSWEGO, NY (May 15, 2018) – Oswego Speedway officials have announced format changes ahead of the 27th annual Bud Light Classic 75 for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supermodifieds on Sunday, September 2.

The race will remain 75-laps in 2018, however the lineup and qualifying formats for the biggest Small Block Super show of the season will now change.

“We have changed the starting format for this year’s SBS Classic based on feedback from our competitors and fans,” stated track owner John Torrese. “There has not been as much passing as we’d like and our fans have expressed this to us. Changing that is the goal with these format adjustments.”

All 75-laps of the Bud Light Classic will be green flag laps, with the lineup still set from Friday night ‘Pole Day’ time trials and qualifiers. However, that is where the format will begin to change.

Rather than the top six, the top eight fastest Small Block Supers in time trials will now lock in to the Bud Light Classic 75 and not be required to run either of the the two 12-lap semi finals which will be contested later Friday evening.

Also new in 2018, the top two finishers of each semi on Friday will then receive their qualifying time back and join the top eight qualifiers to make up the top twelve starting positions for the Classic.

The fast time award winner will then draw a number 6-8-12 to determine the inversion for the Bud Light Classic 75.

To allow the speedway to support the teams that have committed to the division for this season, the top six spots in the Classic will be reserve for a driver that has completed his commitment for t2018 by attending all shows with only one miss allowed.

If a driver is in the inversion, but has not competed in all events minus one event, he can start no better than seventh come race time on Sunday.

Thirteenth starting position on back will be decided straight up from the two semi final finishes. Third place in the first semi will start thirteenth in the Classic, third place in the second semi will start fourteenth, and so on.

Once again, the Bud Light Classic Consi will be run on Sunday afternoon prior to the start of the 75-lapper.

A total of 24 or 26 cars will start the Bud Light Classic 75 based on Friday’s car count.

Bud Classic Weekend 2018 will take place Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2 and feature four divisions including the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, the Bud Light Classic 75 for Pathfinder Bank SBS, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonald’s, the Bud Light ISMA Supernationals 60 for the winged Supermodifieds, and the all new 350 SMAC ‘Classic’ 35-lapper on Sunday. To purchase tickets, please call the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646.

Oswego Speedway’s 68th season opens this Saturday, May 19 with the track’s annual open practice session set from 1-5pm. Grandstand admission will be FREE to the public.

Racing action at Oswego Speedway begins on Saturday, May 26 with Holiday Inn Express ‘Opening Day’ highlighted by the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds along with the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit www.OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

Skip’s Fish Fry Reveals Concession Menu for Oswego Speedway

Skip’s Fish Fry Reveals Concession Menu for Oswego Speedway; $2.50 Hofmann Hot Dogs, $2.00 French Fries and Much More Included

OSWEGO, NY (May 15, 2018) – Since opening in December, Oswego residents have fallen in love with Skip’s Fish Fry, a family owned local business providing the immediate area’s only authentic New England style fish fry.

Following the announcement that Oswego Speedway will lease out its concession stands to four local businesses this season including Skip’s, Dino’s House of Burgers, Cam’s NY Pizzeria and Barlow Concessions, Skip’s Fish Fry has revealed their menu for the 2018 season at the ‘Steel Palace.’

“For Oswego Speedway’s fans, we wanted to provide an affordable menu with the track’s classic options as well as some new items,” said Skip’s owner Shawn Cathcart. “Our selection will bring real haddock sandwiches, the fan favorite Hofmann Hot Dogs, as well as the speedway’s classic french fries to the concessions in 2018. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday nights this summer.”

Set to be available beginning with Saturday’s open practice. Skip’s Fish Fry’s menu will leave your taste buds “racing.”

Haddock Sandwiches, Hofmann hot dogs or coneys, grilled cheese, and fried shrimp will all be available along with a new option to add Texas Hot Sauce to any of your sandwiches.

Sides will be plentiful as well, including french fries, fried clams, cheese sticks, chicken fingers, and even deep fried Oreos.

The menu pricing is spectacular and features a Hofmann hot dog for only $2.50 or the speedway’s popular classic style french fries for $2.00. Haddock Sandwiches and Fried Shrimp are set at just $5.00.

Skip’s Fish Fry will be in the speedway’s concessions for the first time this Saturday, May 19 throughout open practice which will take place from 1-5pm. Grandstand admission will be FREE for testing while pit passes are available for $25. Skip’s Fish Fry will also be the official pit concession vendor in 2018.

Racing action at Oswego Speedway begins on Saturday, May 26 with Holiday Inn Express ‘Opening Day’ highlighted by the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds along with the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit www.OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

2018 Skip’s Fish Fry Oswego Speedway Concession Menu:

Sandwiches & Etc.

Haddock Sandwich – $5.00

Hofmann Hot Dog or Coney – $2.50

Grilled Cheese – $2.50

Fried Shrimp – $5.00

***Add Texas Hot Sauce – $1.00***

Sides & Etc.

French Fries – $2.00

Fried Clams – $3.50

Cheese Sticks – $4.00

Chicken Fingers – $4.00

Deep Fried Oreos –  $3.00

Open Practice Kicks Off Oswego’s 68th Season this Saturday, May 19

OSWEGO, NY (May 14, 2018) – The wait for Oswego Speedway’s 68th season of racing is just about over as the track’s annual open practice session slated for May 19 will get the green flag from 1-5pm this Saturday afternoon.

Any and all divisions included on the speedway’s 2018 schedule are eligible to take part in the four hour long practice. Grandstand admission is free for testing while pit passes will be available for $25. Gates will open at 11:30am.

For the 2017 edition of open practice, which ended up taking place the night before Opening Day due to rain, a total of nearly 30 cars took to the track for testing.

Keith Shampine lead lap times in the Novelis Supermodified division behind the wheel of the Osetek Racing No. 55 with a blistering 16.369 second lap around the ⅝’ths while Mike Bond surprised no one as Pathfinder Bank SBS fast timer with an 18.802.

A strong field of cars is expected once again this weekend including Shampine, Otto Sitterly, Dave Shullick Jr, Michael Barnes, Dave Gruel, Brandon Bellinger, Joe Gosek, Aric Iosue, Dave Danzer, Jeff Abold, Dan Connors, Guard Nearbin, Lou LeVea Jr. and Lou LeVea Sr. in the Supermodifieds.

On the SBS side of the pits, Dave Cliff, Anthony Losurdo, David LaTulip, Dan Kapuscinski, Mike Bruce, Jack Patrick, Dalton Doyle, Camden Proud, Greg O’Connor, Cameron Rowe, Barry Kingsley, Cameron Black, James Babcock, and more are expected.

Several rookies also plan to get their first track time of 2018 Saturday including Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year contenders Tyler Thompson and Nathan Schultzkie as well as Pathfinder Bank SBS rookies Steve Flack, Josh Sokolic, and Tim Glidden Jr.

Official racing action at the speedway begins on Saturday, May 26 which will see Holiday Inn Express ‘Opening Day’ highlighted by the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds along with the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit www.OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.