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Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Opens Northeast Small Block Super Season at Evans Mills Speedway May 12

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OSWEGO, NY (February 1, 2018) – The Lighthouse Lanes SBS touring series will open up the northeast racing season for Oswego Speedway’s signature Small Block Supermodifieds when the division returns to the Evans Mills Speedway for a spring event set for Saturday, May 12.

Added as an additional date for the Small Blocks at Evans Mills this season, the May event joins the return of the Fall Brawl, which will once again be contested on a Sunday afternoon in 2018. That daytime event is set for Sunday, September 16 with a start time to be determined, while the spring show provides an opportunity to go Saturday night racing.

“Evans Mills recently announced their switch to Saturday nights and we thought it would be a good idea to jump on an event early in the schedule before the Oswego season got going,” said series president Mike Bruce. “This race will be two weeks before our championship schedule begins at Oswego. I was happy to work with Vern (LaFave) and Tracy (Chirico) to get this event nailed down. It provides drivers a neat opportunity to race at the Mills for what will be a pretty rare SBS event under the lights up in the North Country.”

The time schedule for the May 12 event at Evans Mills has already been set, with gates opening at 4pm, practice at 4:30pm and racing scheduled to get underway at 6pm. The track’s weekly Mills Modified, Legends, Bandolero, Thunder Stock, 4 Cylinder Truck and Sport Compact classes will join the Small Block Supermodifieds on the race card.

Unlike the 2nd annual ‘Fall Brawl,’ the spring race will not be extra distance, as the Small Blocks will go 30-laps for $600 to win with the full purse rundown to be determined.

Several of Oswego’s Small Block Super regulars have expressed interest in touring with the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series in 2018 including Dave Cliff, Jack Patrick, Dalton Doyle, Chris Proud, Tim Proud, Greg O’Connor, Barry Kingsley, Cameron Rowe, Jesse Bearup, Mike Bruce, James Babcock, Rob Pullen, Cameron Black, and more. Newcomer Josh Sokolic will also join the tour for all of its 2018 events. Many more additions to the field are expected.

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To learn more about Evans Mills Speedway, visit the track’s website at EvansMillsSpeedway.com

Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series PR: Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Returning in 2018

OSWEGO, NY (November 20, 2017) – After a successful debut this past September, the Lighthouse Lanes Small Block Supermodified Touring Series will return to action in Central New York for 2018 under continued leadership from series president and founder Mike Bruce along with promoter and media director Camden Proud.

Founded in March 2017 and derived from the idea to bring back the feel of the now defunct Northeast Organized Racer’s Association to Oswego Speedway’s Small Block Supermodified class, the tour made a successful debut with its first annual ‘Fall Brawl 50’ event at the Evans Mills Speedway this past September. Over 20 race cars showed up for the series’ inaugural event which was won by Oswego Speedway’s 2017 Pathfinder Bank SBS champ Dave Cliff.

After an impressive start, the series is set to return in 2018 with continued support from Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. Bruce has been busy over the past several weeks communicating with track owners regarding the 2018 schedule, while Proud has created a new website for the tour, LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com.

“We are very excited about what lies ahead for the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series for the 2018 season,” Bruce said. “Throughout the past several weeks, we’ve been communicating with the Evans Mills, Spencer and Adirondack Speedways to book events. When the tracks are ready to go, our tour schedule will be announced as well.”

Roughly five events are planned for the series in 2018, including two pre-Oswego races to tentatively be held at Evans Mills at the beginning of May. With Evans Mills making the notable switch to Friday night racing last month, this will also mark the first time the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series has run under the lights.

“A few weeks ago Evans Mills Speedway announced their switch to Friday nights for the 2018 season,” mentioned Proud. “With two events planned preseason along with the second annual Fall Brawl 50 tentatively set for mid-September, our series will see at least three events under the lights in 2018.”

Also being explored as part of the schedule are a mid-June event at the Spencer Speedway in Williamson along with an additional September show at the Adirondack Speedway located in Castorland, N.Y.

Frequent updates regarding series meetings, fundraising, purse and tow money, and of course the finalization of the 2018 schedule will all be made available at the new series website; LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com.

“As a new organization it is important that we take advantage of the opportunities in front of us on the social media side,” Proud added. “Oswego Speedway has given us the green light to cross-promote between the tour and the track, which of course is the only weekly facility for these race cars. We are also the only Small Block Supermodified Touring Series of this kind in the country. Promoting our brand and having an active presence in the media is vital to our success. We ask that everyone refers to our online outlets for the latest updates.”

Series headlining sponsor Lighthouse Lanes was constructed in 2003 to provide Oswego, NY with a new home for bowling and entertainment. The project was spearheaded by Bob Hoefer and Nick Sereno and after some searching, the pair found the perfect home for their new plan on Jim Shampine Drive adjacent to the Oswego Speedway. With the help of experienced manager Dana Hollister, Lighthouse Lanes has become one of the premier bowling locations in the Central New York area hosting functions such as cosmic bowling, leagues, birthday and holiday parties, plus Chicken BBQ fundraisers for a wide variety of organizations including the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series. Also part of Lighthouse Lanes is the Hall of Fame Lounge and bar, a full-sized game room, meeting areas, and the bowling alley’s concession stand and restaurant which features it’s popular homemade chicken wings and sheet pizzas.

At least one fundraiser is planned for the series this offseason once again to be held at Lighthouse Lanes, with further details and information to be announced in the coming weeks on series social media.

Several drivers have already expressed interest in the 2018 Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Tour including Bruce, Cliff, Tim and Chris Proud, Haynes / Pratt Racing, Jack Patrick, Missile Motorsports, Cameron Rowe, Rob Pullen, Barry Kingsley, Vern LaFave, Josh Sokolic, and many more.

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2018 Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Overview:

May – Evans Mills Speedway (2 events)

June – Spencer Speedway (1 event)

September – Evans Mills / Adirondack Speedway (1 event each)

Oswego Speedway’s Small Block Super Stars Hit the Road this Sunday for ‘Fall Brawl 50’ at Evans Mills Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (September 11, 2017)  – Before offseason maintenance begins in anticipation of Oswego Speedway’s 27th consecutive season of Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supermodified action to begin in May 2018, the stars and cars of the SBS division will have one more shot to compete before the long wait until spring in this Sunday’s ‘Fall Brawl 50’ for the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series at Evans Mills Speedway.

This Sunday’s show will be the second attempt this season by the series to run an event at Evans Mills, with the original June 18 event being postponed to this Sunday, September 17 due to weather.

‘The 1st Annual ‘Fall Brawl 50’ will pay $1,000 to the winner of the 50-lap main, which will be lined up based on the afternoon’s heat races. Every car in the field is guaranteed at least $100 to compete, with a total payout of over $3,000 at stake.

“We are really looking forward to finally getting some racing in with the Lighthouse Lanes Small Block Supermodified series this Sunday, September 17,” said series coordinator Mike Bruce. “The weather looks fantastic and we are expecting a very large field of cars, much bigger than any of our other scheduled shows so far. We invite all of our Oswego fans to come up and take in this show and encourage all of the SBS competitors to make the trip to support our class as the season comes to a close. Hopefully we can show everyone at Evans Mills what our class is all about and we thank Vern LaFave and his staff for having us back this year”

Expected to compete for the large payout this weekend are several Oswego veterans, former drivers and soon to be rookies including 2017 championship runner-up Andrew Schartner, longtime series campaigner and feature winner this year Jack Patrick, series coordinator Mike Bruce, former Bud Light SBS Classic 75 Champion Cameron Rowe, ‘Mr. Small Block Supermodified’ Jesse Bearup, multi-time feature winner Barry Kingsley, recent third place Classic finisher Dalton Doyle, five time SBS victor Rob Pullen, another five time winner in former high school young gun Anthony Losurdo, four year division veteran Cameron Black, O’Connor Racing teammates Greg O’Connor and Tony Pisa and even track owner and former Oswego campaigner Vern LaFave.

Competing with the series regulars will be a pair of drivers planning to return to action this weekend as former Supermodified driver turned car builder Tim Proud will again pilot his self-built Proud Motorsports No. 54 in the Fall Brawl, with his brother, eight time Oswego feature winner Chris Proud, returning to action for the first time since 2015 in his Martin’s Contracting No. 3 machine.

Two 2018 Oswego rookies are also eyeing their first race at Evans Mills, with both Addison Bowman’s No. 12 and Josh Sokolic’s No. 26 to join the already rather full field of cars. The soon to be Pathfinder Bank SBS rookie of the year contenders have logged hundreds of laps at the Jefferson County facility in testing sessions over the past few weeks.

Any other competitors planning to participate in the ‘Fall Brawl 50’ are asked to inform series social media coordinator Camden Proud.

Joining the Small Block Supermodifieds on Sunday at Evans Mills will be the Mills Modified, Legends, Bandolero, Thunder Stock, 4-Cylinder  and 4-Cylinder truck divisions in the track’s season finale. Heat racing is set to begin at 3pm, with hot laps at 1pm. General admission tickets are just $10 and can be purchased at the gate. Kids 15 and under are FREE at the Evans Mills Speedway. Pit passes are $25. For more information, log on to EvansMillsSpeedway.com.

Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series ‘Fall Brawl 50’ Expected Roster (September 2017):

01 – Dalton Doyle

2 – Rob Pullen

3 – Chris Proud

9 – Jack Patrick

12 – Addison Bowman

15 – Mike Bruce

18 – Andrew Schartner

23 – Cameron Black

26 – Josh Sokolic

37 – Jesse Bearup

54 – Tim Proud

69 – Anthony Losurdo

77 – Cameron Rowe

89 – Tony Pisa

90 – Greg O’Connor

91 – Barry Kingsley

Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Payout (September 17):

1st – $1,000

2nd – $400

3rd – $225

4th – $200

5th – $170

6th – $160

7th – $150

8th – $135

9th – $130

10th – $125

ALL OTHERS – $100

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