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Proud Motorsports, Step One Creative Renew Partnership for 2018 at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO NY – Following a career best campaign for 18 year-old Camden Proud behind the wheel of his Proud Motorsports Small Block Supermodified, Oswego based marketing firm Step One Creative has renewed its sponsorship with the family owned team for the fifth consecutive season of action at Oswego Speedway.

Proud, a former rookie of the year in the division, is Oswego Speedway’s public relations director and an avid motorsports writer, who put together a third place finish in the driver standings for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supermodifieds in 2017.

Notably earning three runner-up efforts and seven top five finishes last season to accumulate 943 total points, Proud is ecstatic to continue to build his on track resume with the support of Step One Creative, a resume which includes 36 top ten finishes in 52 career starts. His No. 54 machine will be returning to Oswego’s SBS class on a full-time basis next season.

“After our most successful season yet, I am very much looking forward to welcoming Shane (Stepien), Mark (Proud) and everyone at Step One Creative back for our 2018 effort,” Proud said. “We are more confident than ever at our chances at the track championship and look forward to continuing our quest for my first feature win, something we’ve been so close to with now five second place finishes under our belt. Without Step One’s loyalty and support, our successes to this point would not have been possible and I look forward to finally bringing them to victory lane this coming season.”

Step One Creative, located at 317 West First Street in the Stevedore Lofts in Oswego, New York, offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copy writing, web design, and media planning/placement to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.

Proud Motorsports is a Small Block Supermodified race team based in Oswego, NY and owned by Tim and Debbie Proud. Camden, an 18 year-old driver and former quarter midget champion, has grown into one of the top competitors in Oswego Speedway’s SBS division in his first four seasons of racing action.

“We are very excited to be back onboard for another season of partnership with Camden after his best on track effort yet,” said Shane Stepien, president at Step One Creative. “Cam, Tim, Debbie and everyone at Proud Motorsports have continued to exceed our expectations in a racing partnership both on and off the race track for the past four seasons. Camden’s growth, enthusiasm, knowledge, and commitment to the sport and speedway continues to be very exciting to be a part of.
 Our Step One team is looking forward to designing a new look for the No. 54 over the offseason and hopefully seeing Camden put it in victory lane in 2018.”

For more information on Proud Motorsports, be sure to visit online at ProudMotorsports.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports.

For more information on Step One Creative, please phone (315) 342-2554 or visit their website online at www.steponecreative.com.

 

62nd Budweiser International Classic Weekend to Include ISMA Supernationals on Saturday, September 1

Photo Michael Jaworecki Myracenews.

OSWEGO, NY (November 20, 2017) – For the 24th consecutive season, Saturday of Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway is set to include the always entertaining winged warriors of the International Supermodified Association on September 1.

While a second division for Classic Saturday 2018 is still to be announced, it is confirmed that Friday will once again include ‘Pole Day’ time trials for Supermodifieds and Small Block Supers while Sunday, September 2 will see the Budweiser International Classic 200 for the non-wing Supermodifieds plus the Bud Light Classic 75 for the SBS.

“We are looking forward to again having the ISMA Supernationals as part of our schedule for the 62nd running of Classic Weekend,” said speedway public relations director Camden Proud. “ISMA has become a very important part of our longstanding Classic tradition for the past 20 years and that is something we hope to continue for many seasons to come.”

All of ISMA’s biggest stars including 2017 champion Jon McKennedy, runner-up Tim Jedrzejek, teammates Trent Stephens and Moe Lilje and front runners Dan Bowes, Mike McVetta, Mark Sammut, Mike Lichty, Chris Perley, Dave Shullick Jr, Michael Muldoon, Dave McKnight, Mike Ordway Jr, Dave Danzer, Kyle Edwards, Tim Snyder, and more are expected to be in attendance this September for what is the only winged Supermodified event on Oswego’s 2018 schedule thus far.

The first ‘ISMA Supernationals’ 60 was contested back in the 1994 season, when one Bentley Warren went to victory lane to add to his illustrious list of checkered flags on Classic Weekend. Since then, there have been twelve different winners in the prestigious 60-lap contest including Lichty, Jedrzejek, and Shullick who have dominated the event in the past five seasons. Oswego’s all-time winged Super winner Perley has also won the Supernationals an impressive five times.

ISMA’s schedule for its 42nd season of competition, revealed over the weekend, will include 12 unique feature events in 2018, including its first trips to the Monadnock Speedway in New Hampshire on May 19, as well as Jukasa Motor Speedway (formerly Cayuga) in Ontario on Saturday, July 14.

The tour will also have a return stop at Lancaster Speedway, just 2 hours from Oswego, on Saturday, June 2 with the speedway off that week to work in conjunction with the ISMA show.

Other familiar venues on the schedule include Delaware Speedway on June 1, Lee USA Speedway on August 10, New London Waterford Speedbowl on August 11, Delaware again on August 18, and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the World Series of Racing on October 13 and 14.

Sandusky Speedway’s Hy-Miler and Star Speedway’s ‘Classic,’ the two other events in Supermodified racing’s Triple Crown, will once again take place on their regular dates of July 28 and September 8, respectively.

The 62nd running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend will commence from Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2 of 2018.

Oswego Speedway’s full 2018 schedule has been posted online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Pricing, times and season ticket information will all be revealed in the coming weeks as well as rule books for the Supermodifieds and SBS.

For further updates on Oswego Speedway, you can FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Fans can also LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

BUD LIGHT WINGED SUPERNATIONALS CHAMPIONS (1994-2017):

1994 – Bentley Warren

1995 – Chris Perley

1996 – Chris Perley

1997 – Chris Perley

1998 – Joey Payne

1999 – Gary Albritain

2000 – Dave McKnight

2001 – Dave McKnight

2002 – Tim Jedrzejek

2003 – Greg Furlong

2004 – Bobby Santos III

2005 – Nokie Fonoro

2006 – Bentley Warren

2007 – Dave Shullick Jr.

2008 – Chris Perley

2009 – Tim Jedrzejek

2010 – Ben Seitz

2011 – Chris Perley

2012 – Tim Jedrzejek

2013 – Mike Lichty

2014 – Dave Shullick Jr.

2015 – Tim Jedrzejek

2016 – Dave Shullick Jr.

2017 – Mike Lichty

Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series PR: Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Returning in 2018

OSWEGO, NY (November 20, 2017) – After a successful debut this past September, the Lighthouse Lanes Small Block Supermodified Touring Series will return to action in Central New York for 2018 under continued leadership from series president and founder Mike Bruce along with promoter and media director Camden Proud.

Founded in March 2017 and derived from the idea to bring back the feel of the now defunct Northeast Organized Racer’s Association to Oswego Speedway’s Small Block Supermodified class, the tour made a successful debut with its first annual ‘Fall Brawl 50’ event at the Evans Mills Speedway this past September. Over 20 race cars showed up for the series’ inaugural event which was won by Oswego Speedway’s 2017 Pathfinder Bank SBS champ Dave Cliff.

After an impressive start, the series is set to return in 2018 with continued support from Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. Bruce has been busy over the past several weeks communicating with track owners regarding the 2018 schedule, while Proud has created a new website for the tour, LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com.

“We are very excited about what lies ahead for the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series for the 2018 season,” Bruce said. “Throughout the past several weeks, we’ve been communicating with the Evans Mills, Spencer and Adirondack Speedways to book events. When the tracks are ready to go, our tour schedule will be announced as well.”

Roughly five events are planned for the series in 2018, including two pre-Oswego races to tentatively be held at Evans Mills at the beginning of May. With Evans Mills making the notable switch to Friday night racing last month, this will also mark the first time the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series has run under the lights.

“A few weeks ago Evans Mills Speedway announced their switch to Friday nights for the 2018 season,” mentioned Proud. “With two events planned preseason along with the second annual Fall Brawl 50 tentatively set for mid-September, our series will see at least three events under the lights in 2018.”

Also being explored as part of the schedule are a mid-June event at the Spencer Speedway in Williamson along with an additional September show at the Adirondack Speedway located in Castorland, N.Y.

Frequent updates regarding series meetings, fundraising, purse and tow money, and of course the finalization of the 2018 schedule will all be made available at the new series website; LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com.

“As a new organization it is important that we take advantage of the opportunities in front of us on the social media side,” Proud added. “Oswego Speedway has given us the green light to cross-promote between the tour and the track, which of course is the only weekly facility for these race cars. We are also the only Small Block Supermodified Touring Series of this kind in the country. Promoting our brand and having an active presence in the media is vital to our success. We ask that everyone refers to our online outlets for the latest updates.”

Series headlining sponsor Lighthouse Lanes was constructed in 2003 to provide Oswego, NY with a new home for bowling and entertainment. The project was spearheaded by Bob Hoefer and Nick Sereno and after some searching, the pair found the perfect home for their new plan on Jim Shampine Drive adjacent to the Oswego Speedway. With the help of experienced manager Dana Hollister, Lighthouse Lanes has become one of the premier bowling locations in the Central New York area hosting functions such as cosmic bowling, leagues, birthday and holiday parties, plus Chicken BBQ fundraisers for a wide variety of organizations including the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series. Also part of Lighthouse Lanes is the Hall of Fame Lounge and bar, a full-sized game room, meeting areas, and the bowling alley’s concession stand and restaurant which features it’s popular homemade chicken wings and sheet pizzas.

At least one fundraiser is planned for the series this offseason once again to be held at Lighthouse Lanes, with further details and information to be announced in the coming weeks on series social media.

Several drivers have already expressed interest in the 2018 Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Tour including Bruce, Cliff, Tim and Chris Proud, Haynes / Pratt Racing, Jack Patrick, Missile Motorsports, Cameron Rowe, Rob Pullen, Barry Kingsley, Vern LaFave, Josh Sokolic, and many more.

Those intending to receive updates from the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series updates may visit online at LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com. You can also LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/LighthouseLanesSBS or FOLLOW on Twitter @LHLSBSupers.

2018 Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Overview:

May – Evans Mills Speedway (2 events)

June – Spencer Speedway (1 event)

September – Evans Mills / Adirondack Speedway (1 event each)