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ISMA Supermodifieds Return Saturday for King of Wings VIII Battle Royale

(Bob Clark Photo)

OSWEGO, NY (July 5, 2016) – The mighty ISMA Supermodifieds, as well as the Pathfinder Bank SBS, return to Oswego Speedway on Saturday, July 9 for the eighth edition of the prestigious King of Wings presented by Holiday Inn Express and Suites and Helena Chemical Company.

King of Wings VIII will mark the second round of the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series at the Speedway, bringing the best in winged Supermodified racing to the Port City for the right to wear the crown that comes along with a King of Wings championship.

Joining the ISMA Supermodified 50-lap King of Wings VIII main event will be the next round in the Road to the Championship for Oswego’s Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers.

Since the inaugural King of Wings in 2009, a total of six different drivers have claimed the coveted title.

King Charlie Schultz I was the first champion of the of the popular summer spectacular, out-gunning then teammate Tim Ice, Mike Lichty, Ray Graham, and Chris Perley for the title.

In 2010, King Bob Bond II earned his first career Supermodified win in the King of Wings driving his own No. 25 Supermodified to victory with Ice again settling for second ahead of Bobby Dawson, Bob Magner, and Joe Gosek.

The 2011 running of KoW would see a third different winner, but again the same runner-up.  This time it would be King Mike Lichty III leading Ice across the line for the win with Timmy Jedrzejek, Trent Stephens and Randy Ritskes filling the top five spots.

The King of Wings main in 2012 was one for the record books, with longtime Supermodified car owner Steve Miller finally grabbing his first main event win with King Dave Gruel IV wheeling the Sweet 16 to victory over Johnny Benson, Schultz, Lou Cicconi, and Jedrzejek.

In 2013 the King of Wings would see its first repeat winner as King Mike Lichty V flew to victory over Dave Shullick Jr., Ben Seitz, Ice, and Jeff Locke.

In 2014 another name was added to the illustrious list of King of Wings champions as King Dave Shullick VI stormed to the payday over Perley, Lichty, Locke, and Seitz.

Then last season the sixth different winner’s name was etched in history as King Otto Sitterly VII earned his first ISMA Supermodified win with a spectacular run over Alison Cumens, Perley, Danny Shirey, and Jedrzejek.

Each year Oswego Speedway’s King of Wings provides another thread of memorable moments and this year will be no different as ISMA championship combatants Lichty and Shullick lead the band of winged warriors back to the ‘Steel Palace.’

Lichty returns to Oswego this weekend with the hot hand at the Big O having won the Jack Murphy Memorial at the Speedway on May 28, after having set another new track record with a lap of 14.730 seconds.

The top ten of the ISMA Supermodified point standings heading into Oswego this weekend is a who’s who of Supermodified competitors with Mike McVetta, Dave McKnight, Jedrzejek, Seitz, Kyle Edwards, Mike Ordway Jr., Mark Sammut, and Ice all joining the fray.

The Speedway’s pit window will open at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday with the main pit gate opening at 2 p.m.  Hot laps will take place at 3:30 p.m. with the opening on the spectator gates with ISMA time trials at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now for King of Wings VIII.  Tickets can be purchased at the Speedway box office or by phone.

General admission seating is available for $30 with padded reserved seating for $35.  Pit admission on Saturday is $40 with VIP seating available for $90.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.  Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

To purchase tickets for the 2016 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

Oswego Speedway King of Wings Champions:

2009 – Charlie Schultz
2010 – Bob Bond
2011 – Mike Lichty
2012 – Dave Gruel
2013 – Mike Lichty

2014 – Dave Shullick Jr.
2015 – Otto Sitterly

 

Iosue and Cliff Capture Independence Day Victories

Oswego Speedway
Oswego, NY
Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Independence Weekend Grand Prix pres by.
Walker Enterprises D-Bus

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Grand Prix (75-laps): 1. 11 – Aric Iosue, 2. 50 – Dave Gruel, 3. 00 – Joe Gosek, 4. 15 – Michael Muldoon, 5. 68 – Michael Barnes, 6. 47 – Bob Bond, 7. 02 – Brandon Bellinger, 8. 7 – Otto Sitterly, 9. 12 – Pat Lavery, 10. 21 – Kody Graham, 11. 05 – Jeff Abold, 12. 91 – Timmy Jedrzejek, 13. 52 – Dave Danzer, 14. 0 – Tim Snyder, 15. 14 – Davey Hamilton Jr, 16. 55 – Keith Shampine, 17. 99 – Dave Cliff, 18. 24 – Jerry Curran, 19. 90 – Ray Graham, 20. 01 – Dan Connors, 21. 56 – Hal LaTulip

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #7 – Otto Sitterly

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #11 – Aric Iosue

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #50 – Dave Gruel

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on Lead Lap:

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 90 – Ray Graham, 2. 47 – Bob Bond, 3. 00 – Joe Gosek, 4. 11 – Aric Iosue, 5. 24 – Jerry Curran, 6. 14 – Davey Hamilton Jr, 7. 56 – Hal LaTulip, 8. 83 – Lou LeVea Jr

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 15 – Michael Muldoon, 2. 05 – Jeff Abold, 3. 50 – Dave Gruel, 4. 68 – Michael Barnes, 5. 52 – Dave Danzer, 6. 91 – Timmy Jedrzejek, 7. 01 – Dan Connors

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 02 – Brandon Bellinger, 3. 12 – Pat Lavery, 4. 21 – Kody Graham, 5. 7 – Otto Sitterly, 6. 0 – Tim Snyder, 7. 99 – Dave Cliff

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Pathfinder Bank SBS Grand Prix (35-laps): 1. 50 – Dave Cliff, 2. 13 – Russ Brown, 3. 2 – Rob Pullen, 4. 18 – Andrew Schartner, 5. 9 – Jack Patrick, 6. 04 – Kreig Heroth, 7. 54 – Camden Proud, 8. 1 – Anthony Losurdo, 9. 88 – Brad Haynes, 10. 76 – Scott Shfer, 11. 15 – James Babcock, 12. 77 – Cameron Rowe, 13. 14 – Alex McRae, 14. 99 – Dennis Rupert, 15. 23 – Camero Black, 16. 22 – Mike Bruce, 17. 90 – Greg O’Connor, 18. 01 – Dalton Doyle, 19. 69 – Mark Castiglia, 20. 91 – Barry Kingsley, 21. 74 – Mike Bond, 22. 87 – Matt Magner, 23. 37 – Jesse Bearup

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #54 – Camden Proud

Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer: #54 – Camden Proud

White’s Car Care 4th Place: #18 – Andrew Schartner

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #50 – Dave Cliff

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #91 – Barry Kingsley

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 9 – Jack Patrick, 2. 69 – Mark Castiglia, 3. 91 – Barry Kingsley, 4. 74 – Mike Bond, 5. 37 – Jesse Bearup,
6. 14 – Alex McRae, 7. 54 – Camden Proud, 8. 15 – James Babcock

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 22 – Mike Bruce, 2. 50 – Dave Cliff, 3. 2 – Rob Pullen, 4. 13 – Russ Brown, 5. 18 – Andrew Schartner, 6. 88 – Brad Haynes, 7. 99 – Dennis Rupert, 8. 23 – Cameron Black

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 1 – Anthony Losurdo, 2. 87 – Matt Magner, 3. 04 – Kreig Heroth, 4. 76 – Scott Shafer, 5. 01 – Dalton Doyle, 6. 77 – Cameron Rowe, 7. 90 – Greg O’Connor

60th Budweiser International Classic 200 Purse Includes Minimum $600 Awarded to Non-Qualifiers

 Bill Taylor Photo

OSWEGO, NY (June 29, 2016) – Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Supermodified Budweiser International Classic 200 purse, which annually pushes the $100,000 mark including monies and contingencies, will now guarantee a minimum of $600 to each non-qualified entry as long as that entry participates in one of two last chance semi-finals on Sunday, September 4.
Paying $15,000 to the winner and a minimum of $1,000 to take the green flag, the Budweiser International Classic 200 is the richest Supermodified event in the country, and for the 60th running of the event this season a handsome sum will be awarded to those teams that attempt to qualify for the prestigious race.
“We take pride in the fact that this event still ranks as among the highest cash payout events of any type of short track race in our region,” said Oswego Speedway PR Director, Dan Kapuscinski.  “With approximately $85,000 in cold hard cash already awarded to our Supermodified teams on Classic Weekend, we wanted to add a bit more in an effort to try and help some out of town teams justify conversions or other expenses to increase the amount of entries trying to take part in this 60th edition of our crown jewel event.”
Qualifying for the 60th Budweiser International Classic 200 will begin on Friday, September 2 with pole day time trials that will lock in the fastest 20 qualifiers to the front ten rows of the 200 field.

On Sunday, September 4 two semi-final qualifying races will be run to set positions 21-32 in the lineup.
Starting positions for those semi-finals will be based on Friday night time trials and a second round of time trials held early in the day on Sunday.  Those qualifying on Friday have the option of sitting on their time, come Sunday.

The two fastest qualifiers from Friday and Sunday combined will start on the pole position for each semi-final, with the remainder of the fields set straight up from time.

Six cars will qualify from each semi-final with the final two positions in the Classic awarded as Oswego commitment team Provisionals, making a full field of 34 entries.

This year’s Classic Weekend will take on a bit of a new look compared to recent years with the return of the Friday night Party in the Pits following time trials and SBS semi-finals featuring LIVE music from Dirtroad Ruckus.

Saturday’s program will see the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s Toyota ‘Mod Classic 150’ presented by McDonald’s as well as the Bud Light ISMA Supermodified Super Nationals.
Sunday’s lineup will not only see final Supermodified qualifying and the 60th Budweiser International Classic 200 but also the 25th edition of the Bud Light SBS Classic 75.

Full weekend tickets are on sale now at the Speedway’s box office for as low as $90 by calling (315) 342-0646.

Oswego Speedway is ready to return to weekly action on Saturday, July 2 for the Speedway’s Grand Prix night featuring extra distance features and the annual Christmas in July Toy Drive.
All those who bring a new and unwrapped toy, which will be donated to the Hannibal Central School Christmas Bureau in association with Toys for Tots of Oswego County, will receive a free hot dog combo meal.

Pit gates will open on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at 4:30 p.m. with the start of hot laps.  Santa Claus will arrive in the Tiki Bar for kids at 6 p.m. and the night’s racing action, which will be capped with a 75-lap Novelis Supermodified main and a 35-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature, will go green at 6:30 p.m.

To celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend – an exciting fireworks display will end the evening, post-race.
Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2016, including the rear grandstand this weekend, with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.
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.