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Missile Motorsports Partner Skip’s Fish Fry to Provide Fresh Seafood in Oswego Beginning December 6

OSWEGO, NY (November 30, 2017) – Mark Castiglia’s Missile Motorsports has recently signed on Skip’s Fish Fry as a sponsor of the Dan Kapuscinski No. 00M Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super for the 2018 season at Oswego Speedway.

Castiglia and crew continue to move forward in preparing two SBS machines for the coming season with Kapuscinski’s ride complete, minus bodywork, with work now underway on an all-new chassis for teammate Anthony Losurdo.

Skip’s Fish Fry, owned and operated by longtime Oswego Speedway race fan Shawn Cathcart, will join Cam’s Pizzeria, Farmers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency, FFB Race Chassis, Performance Manufacturing, and Slack Karts as supporters of the No. 00M this season.

“Shawn is a guy that loves racing and loves to help support it as much as he can,” said Kapuscinski.  “This new endeavor for Shawn has been a labor of love and we are so excited to be a part of helping to promote Skip’s Fish Fry in its first summer of operation.”

Located at 42 West 2nd St. in Oswego, Skip’s Fish Fry is set to open on Wednesday, December 6 and will be Oswego’s only authentic New England style fish fry.

As a small and locally owned family business, the main focus of Skip’s Fish Fry is to bring freshly sourced seafood from the wharfs of Boston.

Skip’s will proudly offer fresh haddock, scallops, shrimp, and a host of other salt-water treasures that customers will be sure to fall in love with.

As a part of their grand opening on December 6, Skip’s will offer a 10% discount to all active military and on duty emergency services personnel (EMS, Police, and Fire).

For more information on Skip’s Fish Fry be sure to visit online at www.skipsfishfry.com and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/skipsfishfry.


Missile Motorsports and Skip’s Fish Fry will first hit Oswego Speedway at its open practice session scheduled for Saturday, May 19 before coming back for the Speedway’s 68th annual season opener on Saturday, May 26.

Missile Motorsports Partners: Cam’s Pizzeria, Farmers Insurance Stephen Gioia Agency, FFB Race Chassis, Performance Manufacturing, Skip’s Fish Fry, Slack Karts

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Returning to Oswego for Third Consecutive Season

Photo : Michael Jaworecki Myrascenews

OSWEGO, NY (November 25, 2017) – For the third time in as many years, NASCAR will return to Oswego Speedway as part of the 62nd running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ‘Classic’ 150 will commence on Saturday, September 1.

Since making its return to the speedway in 2016 after a nearly thirty year absence, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has seen two 150-lap events at the Steel Palace presented by Toyota and McDonald’s with defending series champion Doug Coby as well as pavement specialist and rising NASCAR Xfinity Series star Ryan Preece each going to victory lane.

September 2018 will mark only the 11th appearance by the tour in speedway history as the Mighty Modifieds will be joined by the International Supermodified Association ‘Supernationals’ 60 for the Winged Warriors as this newly formed Saturday night tradition will again take place on Classic Weekend.

“For the past two seasons, we’ve been lucky enough to kick off our Classic Weekend feature events with a headliner between the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the ISMA Supermodifieds,” said track owner John Torrese. “This is a re-established tradition we’ve received great feedback on and hope to continue for many years to come. Its encouraging to see some of the best Modified drivers in the country come here to compete for the right to be called Classic champion. The tour provides a great addition to one of the biggest weekends in pavement racing and a fantastic show for our fans.”

In the past two events, Coby and Preece have each etched their names into Oswego’s storied history books as first time winners, while Preece received the honors of being the 50th different Modified winner in track history last September while piloting the Maynard Troyer tribute No. 6 car.

Notably, Matt Hirschman also set the tour record for time, grabbing the pole position with a blistering quick lap of 17.460 seconds in his Pee Dee Motorsports No. 60 machine on September 2nd of 2017.

The tour has visited Upstate New York on only a mere ten occasions in the past two decades, making stops at Watkins Glen International, Holland International, Chemung Speedrome, Spencer Speedway, Adirondack International Speedway, and of course at Oswego, with the only other stop in New York State taking place at Riverhead Raceway on Long Island.

Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend will officially kick-off on Friday, August 31 with ‘Fast Friday’ pole-day qualifications for the Supermodifieds and Small Block Supers plus preliminary action for the SBS division along with the return of the Party in the Pits.

Saturday, September 1 will feature the NWMT ‘Classic’ 150 alongside the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals making for over 200-laps of main event action on ‘Super Saturday.’

As done for the past six decades, the 62nd running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for the Supermodifieds will cap off this action-packed weekend on Sunday, September 2, with the Bud Light SBS Classic 75 yet again set to join the International Classic on the same day for only the fourth time since 2008.

Individual ticket pricing as well as weekend pass information for the 62nd annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend will be made available next month.

The full 2018 event schedule for Oswego Speedway has now been made available under the ‘Schedule’ tab on the track’s website.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

2017 62nd annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway:

FRIDAY, August 31: Oswego Supermodified and SBS Open Practice, International Classic 200 and SBS Classic 75 ‘Fast Friday’ Time Trials, ‘Party in the Pits’

SATURDAY, September 1: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 150, ISMA Supermodified ‘Supernationals’ 60

SUNDAY, September 2: Budweiser International Classic 200 for Supermodifieds, Bud Light Classic 75 for Small Block Supers

MONDAY, September 3: Weekend Rain Date

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour History at Oswego Speedway (Race by Race):

May 27, 1988: Reggie Ruggiero (Pole Position), Brian Ross (Winner)

July 2, 1988: Tony Hirschman (Pole Position), Brian Ross (Winner)

August 6, 1988: Mike McLaughlin (Pole Position), Mike McLaughlin (Winner)

September 3, 1988: Mike McLaughlin (Pole Position), George Kent (Winner)

May 28, 1989: Jan Leaty (Pole Position), Tony Hirschman (Winner)

July 1, 1989: Mike McLaughlin (Pole Position), Tony Hirschman (Winner)

August 5, 1989: Mike McLaughlin (Pole Position), Mike Stefanik (Winner)

September 2, 1989: Mike Stefanik (Pole Position), Tony Hirschman (Winner)

September 3, 2016: Bobby Santos (Pole Position), Doug Coby (Winner)

September 2, 2017: Matt Hirschman (Pole Position), Ryan Preece (Winner)

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour History at Oswego Speedway (Winners):

Tony Hirschman (3)

Brian Ross (2)

Mike McLaughlin (1)

George Kent (1)

Mike Stefanik (1)

Doug Coby (1)

Ryan Preece (1)

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour History at Oswego Speedway (Pole Winners):

Mike McLaughlin (4)

Reggie Ruggiero (1)

Tony Hirschman (1)

Jan Leaty (1)

Mike Stefanik (1)

Bobby Santos (1)

Matt Hirschman (1)

Proud Motorsports, Step One Creative Renew Partnership for 2018 at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO NY – Following a career best campaign for 18 year-old Camden Proud behind the wheel of his Proud Motorsports Small Block Supermodified, Oswego based marketing firm Step One Creative has renewed its sponsorship with the family owned team for the fifth consecutive season of action at Oswego Speedway.

Proud, a former rookie of the year in the division, is Oswego Speedway’s public relations director and an avid motorsports writer, who put together a third place finish in the driver standings for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supermodifieds in 2017.

Notably earning three runner-up efforts and seven top five finishes last season to accumulate 943 total points, Proud is ecstatic to continue to build his on track resume with the support of Step One Creative, a resume which includes 36 top ten finishes in 52 career starts. His No. 54 machine will be returning to Oswego’s SBS class on a full-time basis next season.

“After our most successful season yet, I am very much looking forward to welcoming Shane (Stepien), Mark (Proud) and everyone at Step One Creative back for our 2018 effort,” Proud said. “We are more confident than ever at our chances at the track championship and look forward to continuing our quest for my first feature win, something we’ve been so close to with now five second place finishes under our belt. Without Step One’s loyalty and support, our successes to this point would not have been possible and I look forward to finally bringing them to victory lane this coming season.”

Step One Creative, located at 317 West First Street in the Stevedore Lofts in Oswego, New York, offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copy writing, web design, and media planning/placement to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.

Proud Motorsports is a Small Block Supermodified race team based in Oswego, NY and owned by Tim and Debbie Proud. Camden, an 18 year-old driver and former quarter midget champion, has grown into one of the top competitors in Oswego Speedway’s SBS division in his first four seasons of racing action.

“We are very excited to be back onboard for another season of partnership with Camden after his best on track effort yet,” said Shane Stepien, president at Step One Creative. “Cam, Tim, Debbie and everyone at Proud Motorsports have continued to exceed our expectations in a racing partnership both on and off the race track for the past four seasons. Camden’s growth, enthusiasm, knowledge, and commitment to the sport and speedway continues to be very exciting to be a part of.
 Our Step One team is looking forward to designing a new look for the No. 54 over the offseason and hopefully seeing Camden put it in victory lane in 2018.”

For more information on Proud Motorsports, be sure to visit online at ProudMotorsports.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports.

For more information on Step One Creative, please phone (315) 342-2554 or visit their website online at www.steponecreative.com.