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Oswego Speedway Quick Results: Last to First- Michael Barnes Steals First Oswego Championship with Victory

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Oswego Speedway
Oswego, NY
Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Championship Night pres by.
Bosco’s Food Market & U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified (50-laps): 1. 68 – Michael Barnes, 2. 00 – Joe Gosek, 3. 7 – Otto Sitterly, 4. 01 – Dan Connors Jr, 5. 55 – Keith Shampine, 6. 21 – Kody Graham, 7. 05 – Jeff Abold, 8. 52 – Dave Danzer, 9. 50 – Dave Gruel, 10. 02 – Brandon Bellinger, 11. 14 – Davey Hamilton Jr., 12. 15 – Mike Muldoon, 13. 0 – Tim Snyder, 14. 12 – Pat Lavery, 15. 56 – Hal LaTulip, 16. 51 – Joey Moriarty, 17. 79 – Brian Sobus, 18. 11 – Aric Iosue, 19. 83 – Lou LeVea Jr., 20. 35 – Bobby Magner, 21. 24 – Jerry Curran, 22. 5 – Tim Devendorf

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #68 – Michael Barnes

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #01 – Dan Connors Jr.

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #01 – Dan Connors Jr.

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on the Lead Lap: #12 – Pat Lavery

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 55 – Keith Shampine, 2. 05 – Jeff Abold, 3. 00 – Joe Gosek, 4. 01 – Dan Connors Jr., 5. 14 – Davey Hamilton Jr., 6. 5 – Tim Devendorf, 7. 35 – Bobby Magner, 8. 68 – Michael Barnes

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 15 – Mike Muldoon, 2. 0 – Tim Snyder, 3. 21 – Kody Graham, 4. 02 – Brandon Bellinger, 5. 52 – Dave Danzer, 6. 83 – Lou LeVea Jr., 7. 24 – Jerry Curran

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 11 – Aric Iosue, 2. 51 – Joey Moriarty, 3. 50 – Dave Gruel, 4. 7 – Otto Sitterly, 5. 12 – Pat Lavery, 6. 56 – Hal LaTulip, 7. 79 – Brian Sobus

Pathfinder Bank SBSDSC_9078

Pathfinder Bank SBS (30-laps): 1. 74 – Mike Bond, 2. 22 – Mike Bruce, 3. 37 – Jesse Bearup, 4. 54 – Camden Proud, 5. 67 – Tyler Shullick, 6. 04 – Kreig Heroth, 7. 50 – Dave Cliff, 8. 9 – Jack Patrick, 9. 01 – Dalton Doyle, 10. 91 – Barry Kingsley, 11. 76 – Scott Shafer, 12. 77 – Cameron Rowe, 13. 90 – Greg O’Connor, 14. 86 – Bryan Haynes, 15. 14 – Alex McRae, 16. 15 – James Babcock, 17. 1 – Anthony Losurdo, 18. 87 – Matt Magner, 19. 8 – Josh Kerr, 20. 23 – Cameron Black, 21. 88 – Brad Haynes, 22. 69 – Mark Castiglia

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #74 – Mike Bond

Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer: #37 – Jesse Bearup

White’s Car Care 4th Place: #54 – Camden Proud

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #37 – Jesse Bearup

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #1 – Anthony Losurdo

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 37 – Jesse Bearup, 2. 1 – Anthony Losurdo, 3. 54 – Camden Proud, 4. 04 – Kreig Heroth, 5. 76 – Scott Shafer, 6. 86 – Bryan Haynes, 7. 69 – Mark Castiglia

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 74 – Mike Bond, 2. 9 – Jack Patrick, 3. 01 – Dalton Doyle, 4. 67 – Tyler Shullick, 5. 77 – Cameron Rowe, 6. 88 – Brad Haynes, 7. 15 – James Babcock

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 22 – Mike Bruce, 2. 87 – Matt Magner, 3. 50 – Dave Cliff, 4. 91 – Barry Kingsley, 5. 90 – Greg O’Connor, 6. 14 – Alex McRae, 7. 23 – Cameron Black, 8. 8 – Josh Kerr

Oswego Title Contenders: Dave Gruel Aims to Close Out First Supermodified Championship this Saturday

OSWEGO, NY (August 17, 2016) – A former Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super champion at Oswego Speedway, Dave Gruel will look to close out his first career Supermodified championship at the ‘Steel Palace’ this Saturday.

Gruel has been the model of consistency this season at the Speedway, piloting his Over Drive Marketing U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts No. 50, as he is the only driver this season to have finished in the top ten of every Novelis Supermodified main event in ‘16.

With three heat race wins and five top five feature runs, Gruel leads fellow former SBS racer Michael Barnes by a scant 12.5-points heading into this Saturday’s $5 admission track championship finale presented by Bosco’s Food Market and U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts.

This is not the first year Gruel has been in the thick of the championship battle, in fact since winning the SBS title in 2009 for Tim Barbeau and moving to the Supermodified division in 2010, Gruel has never finished outside of the top ten in the Novelis Supermodified driver’s championship.

Three times Gruel has finished in the top five of the championship with a career best runner-up effort coming in 2014 in a weekly grudge match with eventual champion Otto Sitterly.

This season, despite not winning a feature event, Gruel has held the championship lead on three different occasions including the last two events of the season leading to this weekend’s finale.
Saturday’s action at Oswego Speedway will feature a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event as well as 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature presented by U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts and Bosco’s Food Market with green flag racing scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

The season’s second driver autograph session will also take place at 5:15 p.m. and fans are encouraged to wear teal to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

Adult general admission will be set at only $5 for the evening with kids 16 and under free with paid adult.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Oswego Title Contenders: ‘The Hustler’ Michael Barnes Chasing First Career Oswego Speedway Championhip

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OSWEGO, NY (August 17, 2016) – Oswego Speedway veterans Michael Barnes and Syrell Racing are on the doorstep of a Novelis Supermodified track championship at the ‘Steel Palace’ with only current point leader Dave Gruel standing in their way at this Saturday’s $5 admission championship finale presented by Bosco’s Food Market and U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts.

Barnes is the only one of the four main title contenders with a main event win this season, coming at the Speedway’s 66th opening night special all the way back in May.

From that point, Barnes would stand as the Speedway’s Novelis Supermodified track championship point leader after four separate race events coming on May 14, May 21, June 11, and July 16 – more than any other driver, but now finds himself trailing Gruel for the title top spot by a mere 12.5-points with one event remaining.

Through the season Barnes swapped the championship lead on two occasions with Otto Sitterly, who sits fourth in the current rundown, and most recently with current leader Gruel.

With a win, seven top five finishes, and eight top ten runs, Barnes trails only Gruel as far as feature event points scored this season.  Unfortunately, Barnes lost another 6-points to Gruel in qualifying action as well, making the 12.5-point deficit.

To some a 12.5-point gap may seem insurmountable; however of the six lead changes in the Novelis Supermodified standings this season the swing in points has averaged exactly 12.5-points with the highest point swing being 21-points in a single night for the championship lead.

Barnes’ run at the championship this season is his first true quest for the title since driving for Strong Racing in 2012 and 2013.  Barnes would finish 9th and 7th in the championship in those two seasons.

Back in 2007, driving for Double Deuce Racing, Barnes fell short of Greg Furlong in the championship battle by an 18-point margin.
Saturday’s action at Oswego Speedway will feature a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event as well as 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature presented by U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts and Bosco’s Food Market with green flag racing scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

The season’s second driver autograph session will also take place at 5:15 p.m. and fans are encouraged to wear teal to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

Adult general admission will be set at only $5 for the evening with kids 16 and under free with paid adult.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.