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Jim Shampine Hall of Fame Series T-Shirts on Sale Saturday, 50 Years to the Day of First Oswego Victory

OSWEGO, NY (July 21, 2016) – Exactly 50 years to the day of Jim Shampine’s first career Oswego Speedway victory, his all-new Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Legend Series ‘Green Machine’ t-shirts will go on sale as a part of the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified at the ‘Steel Palace’ this Saturday.

The second release in the Legend Series line, following the May release of the ‘Old Grey Fox’ Nolan Swift design, will be on sale for $20 in the Speedway’s front grandstand novelty only on Saturday, July 23.

A date fond too many followers of Oswego Speedway, July 23, 1966 marked the first time Shampine drove the 8-Ball to the Speedway’s hallowed victory lane.

Shampine defeated Swift nd Ohio’s Bob Smith on that night in ’66, jump starting an iconic career that would see 86 more Supermodified victories over the course of 16 years prior to his untimely passing during Classic Weekend of 1982.

Following Saturday night remaining shirts will be available for purchase by calling (315) 342-0646, or in the Speedway’s main novelty stand in the weekend’s leading up to Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

The third and final Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Legend Series t-shirt of 2016 will debut this Classic Weekend.

For those interested in being in line as soon as the ‘Green Machine’ shirts go on sale in the main novelty stand, the front grandstands will open at 4:30 p.m. this Saturday.

Pit gates will open at 3:15 p.m. with the night’s first heat race going green at 6:30 p.m.
Kids 16 and under will be admitted free with paid adult.

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SPEED SPORT, MAVTV Cameras to Roll on Oswego Speedway’s 30th $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified on Saturday


(Bill Taylor Photo)

OSWEGO, NYmavtv_4 (July 20, 2016) – National television cameras from SPEED SPORT, MAVTV, and Thomas Video Productions will be set to roll on this Saturday’s 30th annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified main event at the ‘Steel Palace’, Oswego Speedway.
This weekend’s event will mark the third taping of the season for Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV at Oswego Speedway, joining previously taped broadcasts of the Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial as well as the ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial.

The Mr. Novelis Supermodified 50-lap title event awarding $10,000 to the winner is the second richest winner’s pay day in all of Supermodified racing next to Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic 200, which usually makes for exciting racing and finishes.
Last season eventual winner Otto Sitterly dueled in dramatic fashion with current Oswego point leader Michael Barnes and former Mr. Supermodified Ray Graham to claim the $10,000 prize.
All three will be in action this weekend joined by fellow former Mr. Supermodified titlists Kody Graham and Dave Danzer.
Throw into the mix top Supermodified aces Dave Gruel, Joe Gosek, Brandon Bellinger, Pat Lavery, Mike Muldoon, Tim Jedrzejek, Dave Shullick Jr., Jeff Abold, Keith Shampine, Dan Connors Jr., and more – and veteran motorsports broadcasters Ralph Sheheen and Derek Pernesiglio, as well as former Supermodified driver and pit reporter Dan Kapuscinski, will have a host of stories to cover.
Broadcast coverage at Oswego will continue with Budweiser International Classic Weekend September 2-4.

Classic Weekend will be covered top to bottom by SPEED SPORT with coverage of the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals on Saturday, September 3, while the Budweiser International Classic 200 and Bud Light SBS Classic will each be covered on Sunday, September 4.
The Speedway’s final event of the season will be the return of the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified 250 on Saturday, September 17, announced earlier this month by SPEED SPORT and RoC officials.

SPEED SPORT, a multimedia motorsports news organization with roots dating to 1934, was built on short-track racing. The feature-based SPEED SPORT Magazine is delivered monthly while breaking news is available as soon as it happens at, which is also where fans can register for the free “Daily presented by General Tire” that rounds up all of the major stories from the previous 24 hours.

Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT
on MAVTV is entering its third season, with 30 one-hour shows scheduled to broadcast at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. every Thursday.
Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Oswego Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

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30th Mr. Novelis Supermodified, 25th Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS to Provide Thrilling Finish to July Schedule at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (July 19, 2016) – A fast paced month of July will come to a close at Oswego Speedway this Saturday, July 23 with the historic 30th running of the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified and 25th running of the $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS.

The second richest paying race of the season at Oswego is a fan favorite, and always provides memorable moments and battles.

Since 1987, a total of 15 different drivers have had the honor of being Mr. Supermodified, with four previous winners expected to be in the field this Saturday including Otto Sitterly, Kody Graham, Ray Graham, and Dave Danzer.
Sitterly and Ray Graham are part of an elite list of multiple winners including the all-time Mr. Supermodified Mike Ordway, Greg Furlong, Mike Muldoon, Pat
Abold, Bob Goutermout, and Bob Magner.
Kody Graham, 2012’s Mr. Supermodified, made himself the fourth different driver to make his first career Supermodified victory at Oswego worth $10,000.  Gene Lee Gibson and Mike Muldoon were the first two drivers to turn that trick in the first two Mr. Supermodified events in 1987 and 1988, followed by Tim Gareau in 1997.

Last year Sitterly, Ray Graham, and current Novelis Supermodified point leader Michael Barnes dueled in one of the most exciting races in Speedway history.

The trio swapped the lead no less than nine times in the final five laps with Sitterly eventually coming out on top in the Nicotra Racing No. 7 for this third overall win in the Mr. Supermodified title race.

Heading into the weekend Sitterly and Barnes are a part of an eight way battle for the Speedway championship including fellow aces Dave Gruel, Mike Muldoon, Pat Lavery, Jeff Abold, Danzer, and Brandon Bellinger.

Non-weekly competitors are also expected to be in action this week in search of a $10,000 pay day including Tim Jedrzejek, Dave Shullick Jr., and Joey Moriarty.
Joining the Novelis Supermodifieds this Saturday will be the $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super championship, with defending champion Dave Cliff currently sitting as the series point leader.

With his Mr. SBS win last season Cliff became just the fourth driver to win the Mr. title event more than once joining Andy Jodway, Dan Ferlito, and Russ Brown as two-time champions of the mid-season special.

Other Mr. SBS champions expected to be in the line-up Saturday include Rob Pullen, Mike Bond, Russ Brown, Andrew Schartner, and Barry Kingsley.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 3:15 p.m. with grandstand gates opening and hot laps beginning at 4:30 p.m.  The night’s first heat race will go green at 6:30 p.m.

Kids 16 and under will be admitted free with paid adult.

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$10,000 to Win Mr. Novelis Supermodified Win Totals:

Mike Ordway: 6 (’90, ’91, ’93, ’02, ’03, ’04)
Greg Furlong: 3 (’01, ’05, ’07)
Otto Sitterly: 3 (’06, ’13, ’15)
Mike Muldoon: 2 (’88, ’98)
Pat Abold: 2 (’92, ’96)
Bob Goutermout: 2 (’99, ’00)
Bob Magner: 2 (’08, ’09)
Ray Graham: 2 (’10, ’11)
Gene Lee Gibson: 1 (’87)
Doug Heveron: 1 (’89)
Steve Gioia Jr.: 1 (’94)
Doug Didero: 1 (’95)
Tim Gareau: 1 (’97)
Kody Graham: 1 (’12)
Dave Danzer: 1 (’14)