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“Central NY Chevy” Dealers to Present International Classic Qualifying Night

OSWEGO, NY (August 3, 2016) – The 60th running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway is just one month away and Speedway officials are proud to welcome “Central NY Chevy” Dealers on as the title sponsor of International Classic Qualifying Night to be held on Friday, September 2.

“Central NY Chevy” Dealers International Classic Qualifying Night will feature a full day of hot laps along with Small Block Super Classic Pole Day Time Trials, International Classic Supermodified Pole Day Time Trials, as well as the Small Block Super Semi-Final qualifiers.

Official qualification attempts will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. on September 2, before the Party in the Pits featuring live music from local act Dirtroad Ruckus at 7:30 p.m. along with a driver autograph session and a huge fireworks display to be set off around 9:30 p.m.

“Central NY Chevy” Dealers provides the largest inventory with the lowest prices on new Chevy vehicles.  Whether looking for cars, trucks, or SUVs – “Central NY Chevy” Dealers vehicles are always competitively priced and come along with top of the line service and parts needs.

While in the Syracuse, NY area visit one of their Baldwinsville, Easy Syracuse, Oneonta, or any other local Chevy dealership to take a look at the newest models or talk to one of their knowledgeable and friendly sales associates.

For more information on “Central NY Chevy” Dealers in the central New York area visit online at www.cnychevy.com.

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.

To purchase tickets for Budweiser International Classic Weekend call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

“Central NY Chevy” Dealers International Classic Qualifying Night Schedule
Friday, September 2

Pits Open – 11:30 a.m.

Warm-Ups – 1 to 4 p.m.
Happy Hour:
Final SBS Practice – 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.
Final Super Practice – 4:45 to 5:15 p.m.

Time Trials:
SBS Time Trials – 5:30 p.m.
Super Time Trials – 6 p.m.

SBS Semi-Finals – 7 p.m.

Party in the Pits – 7:30 p.m.

60th annual International Classic Qualifying Format

  1. First Round Time Trials – ROW 1 – 2. First Round Time Trials
  2. First Round Time Trials – ROW 2 – 4. First Round Time Trials
  3. First Round Time Trials – ROW 3 – 6. First Round Time Trials
  4. First Round Time Trials – ROW 4 – 8. First Round Time Trials
  5. First Round Time Trials – ROW 5 – 10. First Round Time Trials
  6. First Round Time Trials – ROW 6 – 12. First Round Time Trials
  7. First Round Time Trials – ROW 7 – 14. First Round Time Trials
  8. First Round Time Trials – ROW 8 – 16. First Round Time Trials
  9. First Round Time Trials – ROW 9 – 18. First Round Time Trials
  10. First Round Time Trials – ROW 10 – 20. First Round Time Trials
  11. 1st Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 11 – 22. 1st Position – Semi Final 2
  12. 2nd Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 12 – 24. 2nd Position – Semi Final 2
  13. 3rd Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 13 – 26. 3rd Position – Semi Final 2
  14. 4th Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 14 – 28. 4th Position – Semi Final 2
  15. 5th Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 15 – 30. 5th Position – Semi Final 2
  16. 6th Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 16 – 32. 6th Position – Semi Final 2
  17. Commitment Provisional – ROW 17 – 34. Commitment Provisional

    25th annual Bud Light Small Block Super Classic Qualifying Fomat

  1. Time Trials Re-Draw – ROW 1 – 2. Time Trials Re-Draw
  2. Time Trials Re-Draw – ROW 2 – 4. Time Trials Re-Draw
  3. Time Trials Re-Draw – ROW 3 – 6. Time Trials Re-Draw
  4. Time Trials – ROW 4 – 8. Time Trials
  5. Time Trials – ROW 5 – 10. Time Trials
  6. 1st Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 6 – 12. 1st Position – Semi Final 2
  7. 2nd Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 7 – 14. 2nd Position – Semi Final 2
  8. 3rd Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 8 – 16. 3rd Position – Semi Final 2
  9. 4th Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 9 – 18. 4th Position – Semi Final 2
  10. 5th Position – Semi Final 1 – ROW 10 – 20. 5th Position – Semi Final 2
  11. Classic Consi – ROW 11 – 22. Classic Consi
  12. Classic Consi – ROW 12 – 24. Classic Consi

    (Final determination on qualified cars and format will be announced by race officials on race weekend based on car count)

Supermodified Semi-Finals a Factor in Oswego Speedway Track Championship

OSWEGO, NY (August 1, 2016) – The return of Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Supermodified semi-final features will play a role in the 2016 point chase, as the extra added 15-lap qualifiers will award points this year toward the overall driver’s championship.

In 2015, the semi-finals were run merely as a line-up dash, with the winners starting on the front row for the main event.  This weekend however, the races will award championship points, with the top 12 finishers re-handicapped into the night’s 45-lap main event as was done for so many years at the Steel Palace.

Up until 1992, Oswego Speedway was run as a one division facility with only the Novelis Supermodifieds taking part in most Saturday night programs.

As a result, competitors would take part in one of three qualifying heat races, one of two semi-final features, and if need be a consolation.  This all came before the night’s 45-lap main event.

This Saturday, the Speedway will return to this format for the Novelis Supermodifieds.

As has been done for the entire 2016 season, drivers will draw for starting position for the 12-lap heat races.

The top four finishers in each heat will then be handicapped into the two semi-final features, making up the front three rows of each.  The remaining finishers in the heat race will line-up straight up in order behind the top 12 in the heat events.

The top six finishers in each of the 15-lap semi-finals will then be handicapped into the top 12 spots of the night’s 45-lap main event.

On a normal night a max point score for a driver that wins both the heat race and feature is 115-points.  Heat wins award 15-points, with feature wins awarding 100-points.

Saturday a total of 135-points is up for grabs, as each semi-final will pay 20-points to the winner.

This added bonus for the evening will no doubt play a factor in the 2016 championship, which currently sees six drivers within 55-points of championship leader Dave Gruel.

Gruel’s closest competition heading into the weekend is Michael Barnes, driver of the Syrell Racing No. 68, who has also held the championship lead at various points of the season.

Barnes trails Gruel by only 1.5-points heading into the weekend and hopes the additional points on the line Saturday help him to re-gain the lead.

Mike Muldoon has made the biggest gains as of late, sneaking into the top three of the championship hunt with Gruel and Barnes, trailing the point leader by only 24.5-markers.

Like Gruel, Muldoon has yet to win a main event in 2016, but on last year’s semi-final night it was Muldoon pulling away to a sweep of the evening collecting heat race, semi-final, and feature race wins.

Otto Sitterly and two-time main event winner this season Pat Lavery complete the top five in the championship, each within 42-points of the top spot.

This year’s Mr. Novelis Supermodified Dave Danzer, Jeff Abold, Brandon Bellinger, Aric Iosue, and Kody Graham are currently the remainder of the top ten in the driver’s title hunt for 2016.

Before the retro race program gets underway on Saturday, the annual Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion will take place at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego.

The reunion, once again coordinated by longtime Speedway faithful’s Jim Ferlito and Jim Liccardi, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 6 at Lighthouse Lanes, located directly across from the Speedway on Jim Shampine Drive.

Drivers, owners, racing families, officials, media members and longtime fans will be available throughout the afternoon to help celebrate Oswego Speedway and Supermodified racing for the 11th year.

The reunion itself will include barbecue chicken, pork, salt potatoes, tossed salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, along with non-alcoholic beverages.  Tickets for the reunion and dinner are $12, which also includes a discount toward pit admission for the Speedway’s action later that night, which will begin at 6:30 p.m.

For more ticket information contact Jim Liccardi at (315) 342-5149.  Tickets may be ordered ahead of time, with payment made at the door.

The Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers will join the program on Saturday.

Adult general admission will be set at $15 with $14 Price Chopper Tickets to Go available at any Price Chopper Supermarkets locations.

Kids 16 and under will be admitted 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 Speedway to Utilize Traction Compound in Outside Groove this Weekend

OSWEGO, NY (August 1, 2016) – For the first time, Oswego Speedway officials will apply a traction compound to the outside groove of the 5/8 mile Steel Palace oval in anticipation of this weekend’s racing program to be held on Saturday, August 6.

The LC7 compound will be applied to the surface on Friday morning in anticipation of Fast Friday testing which will run from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

After Friday night and Saturday afternoon hot laps, officials are hoping to see extra rubber and added bite through the outside lane of the Speedway’s corners prior to race time.

“We’ve been taking in feedback from racers, teams, and fans this season and have been looking for ways to improve the second lane of racing at the Speedway,” said Oswego Speedway co-owner, John Torrese.  “After researching with manufacturers and others that use such a compound, we determined that using this traction was worth a shot.  If we see positive results we will continue with the usage accordingly.  If we find it is not a fit for our Speedway, then we can easily remove it.”

Several paved short tracks have moved to utilizing traction compounds on their racing surfaces, including New Hampshire’s Lee Speedway, and have yielded positive results.

“The end goal is to provide the best, most exciting racing for our fans,” said Torrese.  “Two groove racing is what fans and drivers alike want.  Drivers want to be confident to know they can race on the outside, and fans want to see it happen.  This is a step in our team’s process of trying to improve that.”

Before the race program gets underway on Saturday, the annual Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion will take place at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego.

The reunion, once again coordinated by longtime Speedway faithful’s Jim Ferlito and Jim Liccardi, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 6 at Lighthouse Lanes, located directly across from the Speedway on Jim Shampine Drive.

Drivers, owners, racing families, officials, media members and longtime fans will be available throughout the afternoon to help celebrate Oswego Speedway and Supermodified racing for the 11th year.

The reunion itself will include barbecue chicken, pork, salt potatoes, tossed salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, along with non-alcoholic beverages.  Tickets for the reunion and dinner are $12, which also includes a discount toward pit admission for the Speedway’s action later that night, which will begin at 6:30 p.m.

For more ticket information contact Jim Liccardi at (315) 342-5149.  Tickets may be ordered ahead of time, with payment made at the door.

The Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers will join the program on Saturday.

Adult general admission will be set at $15 with $14 Price Chopper Tickets to Go available at any Price Chopper Supermarkets locations.

Kids 16 and under will be admitted 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.