OSWEGO, NY (March 24, 2016) – SPEED SPORT and Oswego Speedway are again teaming together to broadcast an impressive seven-race schedule from the “Steel Palace” in 2016 as part of the award-winning Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV.
The broadcasts will cover all forms of racing at the upstate New York speed plant including the non-wing Novelis Supermodifieds, the winged ISMA Supermodifieds, the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers, as well as the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series.
“It’s incredible to think that a small two or three race partnership with SPEED SPORT and MAVTV two years ago has blossomed into a seven race schedule for 2016,” said Oswego Speedway Public Relations Director Dan Kapuscinski. “It’s mostly a credit to the great group of people at SPEED SPORT who are so passionate about short track racing, as well as the tremendous production crew at Thomas Video Productions. With the help of these key individuals we are able to bring the best of Oswego Speedway racing to homes all over the country, yet again.”
Event coverage will begin on Memorial Day Weekend with the running of the second annual Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ on Saturday, May 28.
SPEED SPORT and Thomas Video Productions cameras will be rolling on the 75-lap Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial as well as the 50-lap ISMA Supermodified “Irish” Jack Murphy Memorial.
Broadcast coverage will continue on Saturday, July 23 with the 30th annual $10,000-to-win Mr. Novelis Supermodified, before returning for Budweiser International Classic Weekend.
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 www.SPEEDSPORT.com, 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 sΩpeedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.
On track activity beings at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, May 7 with the annual open test session for all racing divisions. Testing will run from 1-5 p.m. on May 7 and is free for spectators to sit in the main grandstand.
Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 14 featuring the Speedway’s 66th consecutive opening night highlighted by the Race of Champions Modified Richie Evans Memorial 61 as well as kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.
Sunoco to become title sponsor of Sportsman division
LANCASTER, N.Y. (March 23, 2016) – Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway has received a renewed and expanded commitment from Sunoco Race Fuels for the next two years in its role as the official fuel provider for WNY’s premier motorsports facility.
Sunoco Race Fuels is now the title sponsor of Lancaster National Speedway’s Sportsman, which is the headline division for the track’s Saturday Stock Car program.
There is a high level of anticipation surrounding the Sunoco Sportsman heading in to the 2016 season. To date, 20 drivers have already registered for the weekly points program with more to be added. With that, car counts are expected to be at record levels on a weekly basis.
“Sunoco is synonymous with racing and having top-notch fuel for race teams,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “Having them on board for another two years and stepping up to be the title sponsor of our headlining Sportsman division is a great commitment on their part.
“This track is working very hard to be the place to race and now both the Stock Car and Drag competitors know they have a reliable and known brand to put in their race cars. The enhanced involvement by Sunoco and Insinger Fuels says a lot about the direction of the track and its future.”
In addition to its sponsorship of the Sportsman, Sunoco will also present jackets to all 2016 Speedway and Dragway divisional and class track champions during the postseason awards banquet. They will also have an enhanced visible presence with their famous blue and yellow logo on an inner-oval billboard for all to see.
Sunoco provides racing fuel for tracks and series across the United States, including NASCAR and the Race of Champions Modified Series. Insinger Performance of Dushore, Penn. is the official Sunoco Race Fuels distributor for Lancaster. Insinger Performance is operated by former NHRA and IHRA Top Alcohol Dragster competitor, Bruce Insinger.
About Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway: Founded in 1959, Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway is a multi-use facility located on 77 acres just outside of metropolitan Buffalo, N.Y. The facility features a 1/8-mile drag strip, a 1/2-mile oval track and hosts several non-motorsports events such as car shows and concerts. For the latest information on Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway check out our website www.