Ray Sand Jr. Reloading for Small Block Super Assault at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (December 9, 2015) – Ray Sand Jr., the son of longtime Oswego Supermodified contender Ray Sand Sr., is reloading for another shot at the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super division in 2016 at Oswego Speedway.

Sand, who finished 26th in last year’s SBS standings after running a part-time schedule, is working hard this off-season after acquiring a former Russ Brown Hedger chassis which will be fit with an all-new engine for the upcoming season.

An accomplished open-wheel Micro Sprint racer, Sand competed in only a handful of events in 2015 at Oswego with a best finish of 16th position, but it was not for a lack of effort.

Along with primary sponsor Tandoi Asphalt and Seal Coating as well as associate sponsors The Tint Shop, Ken’s Auto Repair, Guglielmos Sauce, and RPM Auto Enterprises, Sand and team have committed to another go at the ‘Steel Palace’ and will be primed and ready to leave their mark at Oswego in 2016.

The 66th season of racing at Oswego Speedway will begin on Saturday, May 14 with the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Richie Evans Memorial 61.

Oswego’s full 2016 schedule will be announced in its entirety in the coming weeks.

Individual ticket pricing and season ticket packages will be announced following the full schedule release.

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Coby Joins Elite Company With Third Tour Title

Continues Career Resurgence With Impressive 2015 Run

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 8, 2015) – In the three-act structure of storytelling, the segments include the setup, confrontation and resolution. Doug Coby’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour career fits quite well with this mold, and he’s providing plenty of resolution in his third act.

Coby’s first two acts have been well-chronicled at this point, but to briefly review:

Act 1, The Setup – The Milford, Connecticut, native debuted on the Whelen Modified Tour in 2002 and competed full-time from 2003-07. He became established as a regular in the garage.

Act 2, The Confrontation – From 2008-10 he was without a full-time car, with various opportunities here and there, but nothing stable. His future on the tour, and his place in it, was in question.

Act 3, The Resolution, is where we’ll pick up the story. This act is still very much a work-in-progress for the 36-year-old. The story is not yet complete, but lose ends are getting tied up.

Act 3 began in 2011 when he returned to full-time competition. In the five years since Coby began The Resolution, success has been abundant. One win and no championships in the 100 races that comprised Acts 1 and 2 compared with 16 wins and three championships in 72 races of the evolving Act 3.

In addition to the experience gained over time, and being associated with top-tier teams, Coby also attributes an evolving mental approach to his success of recent seasons.

“I go back to 2010 and 2011 when I really started to have fun racing,” Coby said. “At that time it wasn’t necessarily about winning races. Those years were just about getting back to what racing is about – having fun, meeting people.”

He didn’t let The Confrontation weigh him down. That was crucial to the wealth of success that has followed in The Resolution.

“It was more about the mindset, about being thankful for what I had, which was an opportunity to drive a bunch of different cars,” Coby said.

His first Whelen Modified Tour crown came in 2012 in his second full season with Darling Racing. That team left the sport following a runner-up finish in its 2013 title defense. Coby quickly latched on with Mike Smeriglio III Racing and has won the title in both of his years behind the wheel of the No. 2 Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair Chevrolet.

This year’s championship defense wasn’t all smooth sailing, however. An early crash at Bristol in August had them in third place, 32 points out of the lead with four races to go. They finished second the next time out at Riverhead and closed the season with three consecutive wins from the pole at New Hampshire, Stafford and Thompson.

It marked the greatest conclusion to a season by one team in Whelen Modified Tour history.

“The three-in-a-row, it’s weird because we just took them one at a time. It wasn’t like we put pressure on ourselves to win them,” Coby said. “It really started at Riverhead with the second place finish when we were a bumper away from winning that race, too.

“That’s probably not something I ever could have scripted or even thought about, but it happened so we’ll enjoy it while we can and move on to the future.”

With the elements in place for a dynastic run by Coby and the MSIII team, Coby’s not comfortable predicting a future of continued success though. He instead chooses to focus on what can sustain the team from one year to the next.

“I think a lot of that depends on sponsorship,” Coby said. “Even championship teams need more sponsors to keep moving forward. Certainly nobody is going to sit back and let us ride around and win championships, so we’ve got to keep moving forward.”

Evergreen Finds Victory with CK Auto Service and Race Fab

St. Johns, PA (12/8/2015)- Evergreen Raceway is proud to announce CK Auto Service and Race Fab as their victory lane sponsor for the 2016 season. As each feature winners pulls into victory lane for interviews and photos, they’ll know for a fact that CK is more than just a fab shop.

Located in Quakertown, PA, CK is a full service center that specializes in nearly everything, such as engine and transmission replacement, diagnostics, state and emissions Inspection, wheels, tires, alignments and everything else under the sun. When it comes to racing, they specialize in full bodied cars, from clipping frames to hanging bodies and even setting up the racecars, it’s a one stop shop for everyone.

Owned and operated by Chris Kemmerer, CK Auto Service and Race Fab can be contact at (267) 923-5366. They also have a Facebook page for everyone to like and share.

Chris stated about how excited he is for the reopening of Evergreen Raceway and wanted to do something to show his support for the track and its racers, which is why he decided to come on board to sponsor Evergreen’s CK Auto Service and Race Fab victory lane.

“What I’m looking forward to the most is being a part of bringing back some family values, mixed with good, hard door handle to doors handle short track racing at Evergreen”, he said.

Chris also stated that he’s looking forward to working with Evergreen for not only the 2016 season, but years beyond.

He continued, “I’m proud to have my business associated with Evergreen and can’t wait to get some great victory lane shots. I’d also like to wish Jason, Billy, the racers and the entire Evergreen Raceway staff the best of luck this upcoming season.”

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