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Performance Manufacturing Joins Kapuscinski, Missile Motorsports at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (October 20, 2017) – Offering over 4,000 parts and products to the kart racing community, Performance Manufacturing of Middleport, NY, will partner with Missile Motorsports and driver Dan Kapuscinski for the 2018 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super season at Oswego Speedway.

Joining Mark Castiglia’s Missile Motorsports earlier this month, Kapuscinski is happy to welcome Performance Manufacturing to the team, just weeks into his new effort.

“We’re excited to welcome Jody and Nick Herriven of Performance Manufacturing to the team this season,” said Kapuscinski.  “Performance has been offering superior parts and components to the kart racing community since 2001, and have been tremendous partners at Oswego Kartway the last several years.  We look forward to bringing Performance and Slack Karts to Oswego Speedway next season.”

Since 2004, Performance Manufacturing has been the builder of the Slack Karts chassis with an evolution of designs coming out of their Middleport, NY fabrication shop, including the race and championship winning, Xpect chassis.

The Xpect has won countless major events and championships throughout the country, including at Oswego Kartway and on the New York Dirt Kart Series.

While Performance Manufacturing specializes in chassis design and construction, their fabrication shop also produces countless products for the kart racing community utilizing a hands-on approach in product design with CNC machining, fabrication, and welding.

Performance offers an array of chassis components from hubs and spindles to sprockets and gear hubs, with a championship tested tire cutting service and tire prep line as well.

For more information on Performance Manufacturing, Slack Karts, Select Cut Tires, and Liquid Speed tire prep, visit online at www.pmikartparts.com.

“I can personally attest to the products that come out of the Performance shop,” said Kapuscinski.  “We’ve won several kart races on their products through the years.  Their customer service is next to none and they are certainly dedicated to getting you in victory lane.”

Those interested in purchasing a Slack Karts chassis can contact local Slack dealer Mike Babcock Racing at (315) 591-3324.

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

Oswego Speedway Introduces ‘Heroes Among Us’ Program for 2018 Season

OSWEGO, NY (October 17, 2017) –  Ahead of the 68th consecutive season of racing action at Oswego Speedway, track management is excited to introduce the ‘Heroes Among Us’ program to open at the start of the track’s 2018 campaign which begins with Opening Day set for Saturday, May 26.

‘Heroes Among Us’ will give race fans the chance to nominate someone who they feel has gone above and beyond for the local community, Oswego Speedway, or in general. This person can be a family member, friend, employee, and beyond. Anyone can be your ‘hero.’

Beginning this week, a form will be available at OswegoSpeedway.com located under the ‘FORMS’ tab. Should you want to nominate your hero, simply fill out the form to the best of your ability and speedway staff will dictate who the ‘Hero of the Week’ will be for each of the regular race nights in 2018.

Those chosen as Oswego Speedway’s ‘heroes’ will have the opportunity to either wave the green flag for the start of the Small Block Supermodified feature for that night, or ride in the Burritt Motors Chevrolet pace truck to pace the field prior to the start of the main event.

On top of being included as a special guest throughout the evening’s race program, a brief biography regarding the ‘hero among us’ will be read over the PA system during intermission, highlighting why that individual was chosen as Oswego’s ‘hero’ for that particular week.

Race fans will not want to miss out on this unique opportunity to honor some of Oswego’s finest in front of the drivers, teams and fans that flock to the Big O on Saturday nights from May to September. Direct access  to the application form is available by visiting https://form.jotform.com/72823336631152.

Oswego Speedway’s 2018 schedule and rules packages are nearly complete and will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The 2017 Mitchell’s Speedway Press Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on Saturday, November 4 at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego. Dinner will take place at 6pm followed by the full awards ceremony. Tickets are available for purchase in the speedway box office from 9am to 4pm on weekdays.

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

Anthony Losurdo, Dan Kapuscinski Partner with Mark Castiglia’s Missile Motorsports for 2018 Oswego SBS Campaign

OSWEGO, NY (October 3, 2018) – Mark Castiglia’s Missile Motorsports is excited to announce partnerships with drivers Anthony Losurdo and Dan Kapuscinski for the 2018 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super season at Oswego Speedway.

Castiglia, who has six wins as a driver at Oswego, says plans are already well underway in preparation of fielding a two-car team next season.

“I wanted to get things in place early so we could get a game plan together and get to work,” said Castiglia.  “Dan (Dennie) has come up with a plan of action so he and Jim (Losurdo) and our crew have already started to get to work stripping race cars and getting them ready for Anthony and Danny.”

Last season Castiglia campaigned his own No. 69 FFB chassis for the majority of the season with Rob Pullen and Losurdo filling in on a part-time basis.

Following Losurdo’s successful return during Budweiser International Classic Weekend, plans immediately went into motion to field a full-time ride for “Hawk” in 2018.

That ride will be between the frame rails of an all-new FFB race chassis that will use parts from the recently purchased Dennis Rupert No. 99 FFB, run Classic Weekend as No. 47 by Jon Tesoriero.

Losurdo will pilot the new ride with his familiar No. 1 on the side, in search of his first career track championship.

“I’m honored to be a part of Missile Motorsports,” said Losurdo.  “Mark and his family are great people and are providing great equipment to win in.  I truly believe I have the best group of guys in the garage and in our pit every Saturday.  With all of that, we are going to make a serious run at the 2018 track championship.”

Losurdo has five career wins at Oswego and finished in the top five of the SBS series championship in three consecutive seasons from 2014-2016 with a career best third place result in 2014.

With Losurdo vacating the former No. 69 machine, Kapuscinski has committed to stepping into that ride for the first five races of the 2018 season as well as Budweiser International Classic Weekend.  Kapuscinski, who first competed in Oswego’s SBS division in 2001, will return as the No. 00 that he started his career with some 17 years ago.

“I was surprised to get the call from Mark (Castiglia), but immediately excited when he let me know the program he was looking to put together,” said Kapuscinski.  “The chance to be in fast equipment, prepared by such knowledgeable people is something I couldn’t pass up.  I have wanted to work with Dan (Dennie) for a long time, we go way back – back to the days of using the 10-cent bowling machine at the Front Door Tavern.  Throw Jim (Losurdo) into the mix with his great group of people and you have a recipe for success.”

Only competing in three full-time SBS seasons, Kapuscinski collected five top five finishes in that span including two podium finishes in the Mr. SBS championship.  Since those early days Kapuscinski claimed another podium in 2012 driving the Heagerty Racing No. 79 before finishing seventh in the 2017 Bud Light SBS Classic driving for Bowman Racing.

“All the other racing I’ve done along the way has been with the hope of getting back to Oswego, it’s where my heart is,” said Kapuscinski.  “Things have changed a lot.  I have a family at home now and my time home with them is most important.  With that said, we’re committing to the first five races and Classic to get a feel for the season.  I want to win a race and do what I can to help Anthony (Losurdo) win a championship.  Those are the goals.”

Castiglia is confident in the package he has put together for the 2018 season.

“We have all the pieces in place now,” said Castiglia.  “I think it’s a great group of guys and with Anthony and Danny at the wheel, we’ll definitely have a fun and successful season.”