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Shampine Memorial Victors Shullick, Perley Face Off in ISMA Action This Weekend

OSWEGO, NY (May 31, 2018) – Fresh off non-wing victories less than a week ago in the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s at Oswego Speedway, Dave Shullick Jr. and Chris Perley will face off in ISMA competition this weekend at the Delaware and Lancaster Speedways.

Shullick, driving the Bodnar Racing No. 95, and Perley, wheeling the same Vic Miller owned Hawk car he won with this past weekend at Oswego Speedway, will first head north of the border to Delaware, Ontario on Friday evening before returning to competition in New York State Saturday, June 2 at the Lancaster Speedway.

The pair of Shullick and Perley has combined for nearly 100 total ISMA wins and the possibility lingers that both drivers may very well be back in action at Oswego Speedway next weekend should Perley elect to return and compete for another non-wing victory in the No. 44 following his first career wingless triumph this past Saturday.

Defending speedway champion Shullick won back to back ISMA championships in 2015 and 2016 for car owner Jim Bodnar as well as the final two ISMA races contested last season in the Star Classic 150 and the  World Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut. Should ‘The Shoe 2’ return to victory lane tomorrow evening, it will be the third straight winged checkered flag for the Ohio driver.

Other competitors who were in attendance last weekend at Oswego that also plan to join the ISMA contingent Friday and Saturday include Dan Bowes, who made his first two non-wing starts in the Twin 50’s driving to two top ten finishes, along with the dedicated Morton Motorsports camp of Dave McKnight and Gary Morton who will aim to improve upon their runner-up finish at Lancaster a year ago.

With Michael Muldoon, Trent Stephens, Jon McKennedy, Mike McVetta, Talon Stephens, Ben Seitz, Rich Reid, Mike Ordway Jr, Moe LIlje, Mark Sammut, Mike Lichty, Tim Jedrzejek, and more all expected to join the fray, competition is sure to be stiff this weekend on the ISMA trail.

Oswego Speedway returns to action next Saturday, June 9 when A&P Auto Parts presents the ‘Spring Championship’ featuring a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event plus a 30-lap feature for the Pathfinder Bank SBS. To purchase tickets, please call the box office at (315)-342-0646.

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Oswego Back in Action Saturday, June 9 with A&P Auto Parts ‘Spring Championship’ for Novelis Supers and Pathfinder Bank SBS

OSWEGO, NY (May 29, 2018) – After three exciting features rang in the new year for Oswego Speedway this past Memorial Day Weekend, the track will go quiet Saturday, June 2 in observance of the ISMA event at Lancaster Speedway before returning to action for the ‘Spring Championship’ on June 9 presented by A&P Auto Parts.

Following an earlier start May 26, racing will get underway at the regularly scheduled time of 6:45pm next weekend and feature a full program of preliminary action before 50 and 30-lap main events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS are contested.

Currently, Keith Shampine leads the Supermodified contingent into the month of June after scoring two podium finishes in each of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s this past weekend driving the Osetek Racing No. 55 with Michael Barnes and Otto Sitterly tied for second just nine points behind the defending International Classic polesitter.

Not much has changed as far as the Small Block Super standings go to kick off 2018 as the defending track champion for the past two seasons, Dave Cliff, leads the Pathfinder Bank SBS ‘Road to the Championship’ for now after an Opening Night victory in the Tim Barbeau owned No. 50 machine. Russ Brown and Anthony Losurdo sit second and third in points, respectively.

Established in 1969, A&P Auto Parts has over forty years of experience selling auto parts and recycling late model cars. Using two locations in Central New York, A&P Auto Parts has the power of e-commerce and experience to deliver new and used car and truck parts to vehicle owners and companies through the US.

In addition to selling new and used auto parts, A&P also helps vehicle owners get money for recycling unwanted cars in the Central New York area. A&P Auto Parts prides itself in their ability to reward customers for making the right decision every chance they get.

For more information, visit online at APAutoParts.com or visit their two area locations in Cicero and Palmyra.

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. To purchase tickets for the June 9 event please call the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646. Tickets are just $15.

Perley Shocks Oswego with First Career Non-Wing Victory in Shampine Memorial

Ray Grela Photo

OSWEGO, NY (May 27, 2018) – Chris Perley brought Oswego Speedway to its feet last night when the ‘Rowley Rocket,’ the most successful winged Supermodified driver of all-time at the speedway, drove to his first ever non-wing victory in the second Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50.

Driving the Vic Miller owned No. 44 Hawk Chassis, which is the same car he won the Jack Murphy Memorial King of Wings ISMA event with on Memorial Day Weekend a year ago, Perley won his heat race to start off the evening and drove to a seventh place effort in the first Twin 50.

Perley’s finish in the first twin allowed an open draw to be held for his starting spot in twin number two which wound up being the third spot and that soon paid off for the Rowley, M.A. driver.

Polesitter Joe Gosek beat second place starting Aric Iosue for the lead heading into turn 1 with Gosek leading the first six circuits with relative ease.

Although Gosek had a fairly large lead, Perley soon took second from Iosue and was beginning to give chase to the leader when a parts failure in the right rear of the No. 00 sent ‘00 Joe’ around off of turn four.

Gosek, who was a favorite to win the second twin 50, just as soon found himself out of the action after lap five.

On the ensuing restart, ninth starting Shullick tried to go way to the outside and got caught in the marbles in turn three, sending the No. 2 car into the foam with heavy force. DJ was unharmed, but done for the night after winning the first Twin 50.

The race really got going on lap 7, and so did Perley, as the Shea Concrete No. 44 took off ahead of Iosue, Bellinger, Danzer, Sitterly, Barnes, and Shampine.

By the halfway point, Bellinger and Iosue began to fade backwards into seventh as Danzer took over second.

It appeared early on as if Barnes may have something for the top three after finishing second in the earlier twin, but instead Dave Gruel, in a great recovery effort after dropping out of the first 50 lapper, drove by the No. 68 after starting fifteenth to charge inside the top five.

Barnes remained in sixth while Bellinger dropped from fourth to seventh with Danzer still in second for the moment, but the car on the move at that point was Shampine.


Shampine got by Sitterly for third, Danzer for second, and then began to give chase to Perley in the closing stages.

By lap 40, Shampine was right there on the back bumper of the No. 44.

Perley was feeling the pressure, and on lap 43, he slipped up just enough to allow the No. 55 past, but Shampine’s lead was negated due to a spinning Iosue. He was not able to regain the top spot.

Shampine, last year’s race winner and third place finisher in the first twin, said, “There’s definitely a little disappointment in getting the lead and then having a yellow come out, so it’s mixed emotions, but we are very happy with the two podiums. I think we were the only driver to do that tonight, so it’s something I’m proud of.”

With seven laps to go, the restart made the difference for Perley as he sailed to a popular victory; the tenth of his career at Oswego and the first in non-wing competition.

“I’m overwhelmed to win without a wing. I just can’t believe it,” Perley said. “ I never dreamt that I would win this quick in this car. I seriously was hoping for a top five in one of the races and that’s it, I would’ve been happy. Shampine showed me a wheel underneath and I can’t believe he didn’t get me back. I just tried to not spin out, not do anything stupid and ran my ass off. I’m amazed. It was a lot of fun. This is a great place and a great club to be in to win with and without the wing. Just awesome.”

Sitterly, on the other hand, is still in search for his first checkered flag since September of 2015, but driving the former Moriarty No. 51 as opposed to his regular No. 7 ride, the seven time speedway champion showed he is certainly on the right track with two top four finishes to start off the season.

“It was a good start tonight,” Sitterly commented. “We learned a little bit on the 51, but have some work to do on the (blue) 7 car, but we’re all good. It was coming at the end of the second twin, I think we had something for them. It really is just tough sledding out there.”

With Perley, Shampine and Sitterly making up the podium, Danzer and Gruel finished off the top five.

Barnes and Bellinger finished sixth and seventh while Bill Sharkey drove to a very solid eighth place effort in the No. 71.

Dan Bowes, an ISMA regular, finished ninth after a tenth place run earlier in the evening to score top tens in each of his first two non-wing starts at Oswego.

Iosue recovered for a tenth place finish.

Rookie Tyler Thompson and Lou LeVea Sr. were the last cars on the track in eleventh and twelfth while Hal LaTulip, Nate Schultzkie, Gosek, Shullick, Dan Connors Jr, Lou LeVea Jr, and Dave McKnight all did not finish or did not start due to issues from earlier in the evening or a crash in the second twin.

Sharkey was the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger and Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer after advancing eleven spots from nineteenth to eighth.

Heat wins for the night went to Perley, Shullick, and Sitterly.

A recap of the first Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50 is available at Oswego Speedway.com.

The speedway returns to action on Saturday, June 9 when A&P Auto Parts will present a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified and 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature as part of the 2018 ‘Road to the Championship.’

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

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

68th Annual Opening Day presented by Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Jim Shampine Memorial Twin #2 (50-laps): 1. 44 Chris Perley, 2. 55 Keith Shampine, 3. 7 Otto Sitterly, 4. 52 Dave Danzer, 5. 50 Dave Gruel, 6. 68 Michael Barnes, 7. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 8. 71 Bill Sharkey, 9. 25 Dan Bowes, 10. 11 Aric Iosue, 11. 98 Tyler Thompson, 12. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 13. 56 Hal LaTulip, 14. 26 Nathan Schultzkie, 15. 00 Joe Gosek, 16. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 17. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 18. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 19. 05 Jeff Abold DNS – 70 Dave McKnight

Heat 1 (10-laps): 1. 44 Chris Perley, 2. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 3. 55 Keith Shampine, 4. 70 Dave McKnight Jr, 5. 11 Aric Iosue, 6. 83 Lou LeVea Jr.

Heat 2 (10-laps): 1. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 2. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 3. 50 Dave Gruel, 4. 05 Jeff Abold, 5. 98 Tyler Thompson, 6. 25 Dan Bowes, 7. 56 Hal LaTulip

Heat 3 (10-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 68 Michael Barnes, 3. 52 Dave Danzer, 4. 71 Bill Sharkey, 5. 00 Joe Gosek, 6. 26 Nathan Schultzkie, 7. 66 Lou LeVea Sr.

Group Time Trials: 1. 55 Keith Shampine – 16.216, 2. 68 Michael Barnes – 16.261, 3. 2 Dave Shullick Jr. – 16.300, 4. 02 Brandon Bellinger – 16.486, 5. 7 Otto Sitterly – 16.583, 6. 05 Jeff Abold – 16.647, 7. 11 Aric Iosue – 16.690, 8. 52 Dave Danzer – 16.761, 9. 50 Dave Gruel – 16.774, 10. 44 Chris Perley – 16.800, 11. 98 Tyler Thompson – 16.822, 12. 25 Dan Bowes – 17.061, 13. 01 Dan Connors Jr. – 17.074, 14. 70 Dave McKnight – 17.117, 15. 71 Bill Sharkey – 17.615, 16. 83 Lou LeVea Jr. – 17.726, 17. 56 Hal LaTulip – 18.176