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Otto Sitterly Tops Supermodified Charts with xXx Independent Super; Mike Bond Fastest SBS in Oswego Testing

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OSWEGO, NY (May 7, 2016) – On a near perfect Saturday afternoon, nearly 40 racecars took to Oswego Speedway for its annual open practice session with Otto Sitterly and defending Pathfinder Bank SBS champion Mike Bond leading the speed charts.

A total of 14 different Novelis Supermodifieds were on hand with 12 machines recording official lap times on the fast 5/8 mile oval.

Sitterly, the seven time Speedway champion, had three racecars at his disposal during the afternoon including one un-numbered machine that instead donned the letters xXx.

The xXx, which is the No. 2 driven by Dave Shullick Jr., sported the fresh independent front suspension design recently allowed once again in the Speedway’s rule regulations.  Initially the car was not expected to be at the Speedway until closer to Memorial Day Weekend, but instead the racer was ready for open practice.

Sitterly spent the majority of the afternoon in the ride, wheeling it to the quickest lap of the day with a circuit of 16.549 seconds.

“The No. 6 and the No. 7 are ready to race next week, so we have just been working on this car (xXx),” said Sitterly.  “It feels good.  No shakes, no vibrations.  We are really just trying to build a notebook on the independent car.  I think it turns good, but it still feels a bit tight.”

When asked if there was any game plan set for Sitterly to run the IFS on opening night, Sitterly finished with a usual calm and relaxed, one liner.

“Dan, the game plan changes 500 times a day.”

Dave Danzer, who set the quickest time in hot laps last year, was the second fastest driver of the day in the No. 52.

Danzer blitzed the Speedway with a lap of 16.611 seconds, but felt that the engine in the machine may be slightly flat.

“The car is good but the motor feels a bit down,” said Danzer.  “Overall the track is pretty tight.”

Danzer said the team has plans to update the No. 72 ride driven last season by Dave Cliff.

“We’re going to be making updates to the car Cliffy ran last year, I hope to have it out in a few weeks,” said Danzer.  “It should be as good or better than this car today.”

Michael Muldoon, Brandon Bellinger, Pat Lavery, and Dave McKnight joined Sitterly and Danzer in the 16-second bracket.

Lavery was able to take his first laps in his Xtreme chassis ride for 2016, while McKnight began adapting to the converted Gary Morton No. 70.

Lou LeVea Jr. made his first laps in the former Nicotra No. 00 driven last year by Joe Gosek.  LeVea adapted quickly taking the No. 83 down to a lap of 17.161 seconds.

Jeff Abold, Dave Gruel, and Dan Connors Jr. completed the Supermodified lineup of drivers to take time.

The Aric Iosue No. 11 and the all new Kody Graham No. 21 were also in the pit area, but only to fire their engines.

A total of 18 Pathfinder Bank SBS were on hand with defending champion Bond leading test times at 18.851 seconds.  Bond was the only car under the 19-second bracket.

Kreig Heroth, Anthony Losurdo, Jason Simmons, and Dave Cliff set the five fastest times of the day.

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Pathfinder Bank SBS:
74 – Mike Bond
04 – Kreig Heroth
1 – Anthony Losurdo
98 – Jason Simmons
50 – Dave Cliff
87 – Matt Magner
01 – Dalton Doyle
54 – Camden Proud
7 – Alex Hoag
9 – Jack Patrick
37 – Jesse Bearup
69 – Mark Castiglia
90 – Greg O’Connor
77 – Cameron Rowe
47 – Dennis Rupert
91 – Barry Kingsley
23 – Cameron Black
15 – James Babcock
Novelis Supermodifieds:
xXx – Otto Sitterly
52 – Dave Danzer
15 – Michael Muldoon
02 – Brandon Bellinger
91 – Pat Lavery
70 – Dave McKnight
6 – Otto Sitterly
83 – Lou LeVea Jr.
05 – Jeff Abold
50 – Dave Gruel
01 – Dan Connors Jr.
7 – Otto Sitterly
11 – Aric Iosue
21 – Kody Graham

 

Oswego Speedway Inks Sponsorship for NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ‘Mod Classic 150’ on September 3

OSWEGO, NY (May 5, 2016) – For the first time since 1989, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to Oswego Speedway and Budweiser International Classic Weekend for the running of the Toyota ‘Mod Classic 150’ presented by McDonald’s on Saturday, September 3.

The 150-lap Classic event will run in conjunction with the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals 60 main event on the second of three nights of activity during the 60th annual celebration of Budweiser International Classic Weekend, running from September 2-4.

“All of us at Oswego Speedway are beyond excited to welcome Toyota and McDonald’s to the Speedway family in 2016, as well as an increased partnership from Budweiser as the Official Beer of the Toyota ‘Mod Classsic 150’ presented by McDonald’s this Classic Weekend,” said Oswego Speedway PR Director, Dan Kapuscinski.  “With the addition of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to this year’s Classic schedule, we’re confident that this star studded racing weekend will be one to remember – especially with the added partnerships of Toyota, McDonald’s, and Budweiser.”

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Since 1955, McDonald’s has served the world some of its favorite food.  From humble beginnings as a small restaurant, McDonald’s has become one of the world’s leading foodservice retailers with more than 36,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries.
Two of those locations reside in the Port City of Oswego including the west side location at 230 W. Bridge St., as well as the Speedway location at 246 NY-104, directly in front of the ‘Steel Palace.’

The 2016 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule is already well on its way, with two events having been completed at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and Stafford Motor Speedway.

Islip, NY driver Timmy Solomito captured his first career NWMT main event win at Thompson on April 10 while defending series champion Doug Coby of Milford, CT dominated at Stafford on April 24.

With the Stafford victory Coby holds a slim one point edge on Solomito in the race for the series championship with Justin Bonsignore, Rowan Pennink, Chase Dowling, Bobby Santos, Donna Lia, Shawn Solomito, Max Zachem, and Matt Swanson filling the top ten positions in the series.

The Tour will next hit New London-Waterford Speedbowl on May 14.

Budweiser International Classic Weekend will see its schedule open on Friday, September 2 with pit gates opening at 11:30 a.m. and hot laps for Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS running from 1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

SBS time trials will then take place at 5:30 p.m. followed by Supermodified Pole Day time trials and SBS heat races.

When the final checkered flag falls, Dirtroad Ruckus will hit the stage at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The Party in the Pits, highlighted by Dirtroad Ruckus, will begin a weekend of main event racing featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Toyota ‘Mod Classic 150’ presented by McDonald’s and the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals on Saturday, September 3 followed by the 25th anniversary Bud Light SBS Classic and the 60th Budweiser International Classic 200 for Supermodifieds on Sunday, September 4.

Three day tickets for Budweiser Classic Weekend are currently on sale by calling the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.  Full weekend tickets start at only $90.

Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

On track activity beings at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, May 7 with the annual open test session for all racing divisions.  Testing will run from 1-5pm on May 7 and is free for spectators to sit in the main grandstand.

Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 14 featuring the Speedway’s 66th consecutive opening night highlighted by the Race of Champions Modified Richie Evans Memorial 61 as well as kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and 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.

For more information on Dirtroad Ruckus visit online at www.dirtroadruckus.com.

Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing ‘Last Car on Lead Lap Award’ Added to Weekly Novelis Supermodified Contingency List

OSWEGO, NY (May 5, 2016) – A new weekly cash contingency has been added to the Novelis Supermodified division at Oswego Speedway in 2016 with the introduction of the Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing ‘Last Car on Lead Lap Award.’

At each of the Speedway’s regular season Novelis Supermodified events, starting with the Speedway’s season opener on Saturday, May 14, the last driver running on the lead lap at the conclusion of the night’s main event will receive an additional $50 in his or her prize money check, courtesy of XSTSR.

“We are pleased to be able to help out the drivers each week at the prestigious Oswego Speedway,” said Art Palmer, co-owner of XSTSR.  “This helps to provide us a platform to promote our sim racing community and we have a very tight knit group of guys who are from Ohio and Oswego and many have been to Oswego Speedway.  With racers from 18 states, our goal is to give Oswego Speedway Supermodifieds the exposure they deserve.  Being a leader in the paved sim racing has been our priority from the beginning.  With the completion of our Oswego Supermodified mod as well as an extremely accurate version of Oswego Speedway, we felt now was the best time to complete the circle and help out the drivers as best we could.”

Formed in June of 2014 by Palmer, Shane Gott and Dave Soja, Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing is a fun group of racers who like to race the latest and newest rFactor Gott/JCR racing mods at all of their favorite racing tracks, including Oswego Speedway.

The group recently completed a new Oswego Supermodified design and will begin their Oswego sim schedule on Sunday, May 15.

“As a former Supermodified racer myself, I can say that these newly designed Oswego Supermodifieds for XSTSR are absolutely amazing,” said Oswego Speedway PR Director, Dan Kapuscinski.  “They even went far enough to design five different Oswego chassis including the Xtreme, Gioia, two versions of the Hawk Supermodified, as well as a Muldoon chassis.”

For more information on XSTSR racing visit online at www.xtremesimracing.us.

Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 14 featuring the Speedway’s 66th consecutive opening night presented by Mitchell’s Speedway Press and highlighted by the Race of Champions Modified Richie Evans Memorial 61 as well as kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and 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.