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Pat Lavery to Join Graham Racing in Search of Oswego Speedway Championship

OSWEGO, NY (February 24, 2016) – Graham Racing announced this week that they have appointed Novelis Supermodified veteran and feature winner Pat Lavery as the driver of their Xtreme Chassis No. 91 machine for the 2016 season at Oswego Speedway, in search of their first Supermodified track championship.

Based in Fulton, NY, Graham Racing will add Lavery to an already stellar weekly lineup which includes team owner and former two-time Mr. Supermodified Ray Graham, 2012 Mr. Supermodified Kody Graham, as well as 2015 Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year Aric Iosue.

Joining Lavery in the Graham Racing effort will be Bill Samuels, who will now serve as crew chief on the No. 91.

“We are all excited to have Pat join our team along with Bill Samuels as the crew chief,” said Graham Racing car owner, Ray Graham.  “Both of them have a proven track record and a wealth of knowledge.  I expect them to be contending for the track championship and look forward to a great season in 2016 with Pat joining Kody, Aric, and myself racing weekly.”

In a career that dates back to 1999 with Strong Racing and later with Double Deuce Racing from 2008-2015, Lavery amassed 48 career top five finishes as well as a main event victory in 2013.

Known as one of the most consistent drivers in the pit area, Lavery has not finished outside of the Top10 in points since 2004 and has finished in the Top5 in points in seven of the last eight seasons, including runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2012 driving for Double Deuce.

After spending nine seasons with Strong and eight seasons with Double Deuce, Lavery will enter his 18th year of competition with the third team of his driving career.

Since 2009, Graham Racing has garnered 13 main event victories at Oswego including wins in seven consecutive seasons, with Top10 point finishes in four of the last six championship races.

Now the duo will combine with the collaborative goal of a first career Oswego title.

“I was a little surprised a few weeks ago when I was contacted by Ray (Graham),” said Lavery.  “We are really excited and looking forward to a great 2016 race season.  I can’t thank Ray enough for this opportunity.  I’ve enjoyed getting to know him over the past few weeks, and really enjoy his sense of humor and look forward to having fun this year.  Oh, and maybe win a few races too!”

Despite the new team and race car, Lavery will find somewhat familiar ground aside from crew chief Samuels, as Lavery will be teamed with former crew members Aric and Dave Iosue.

Oswego Speedway PR Director Dan Kapuscinski reached out to Double Deuce Racing co-owners Bob Hoefer and Samuels, with Hoefer confirming that “as of this moment there are no plans to run the No. 22.  We are looking to sell.”

The first official track time available for Lavery in his new ride will be the Speedway’s open practice session to be held on Saturday, May 7.

Oswego Speedway will begin its 66th consecutive season of racing on Saturday, May 14 with the lid lifters for the Novelis Supermodifieds and the Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the 61-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the RoC Modifieds.

The full 2016 Oswego Speedway event schedule is now available on the Speedway’s website.

Full ticket information and questions can be directed to the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

Pole Position Raceway Live Racing Series Opens March 15

7-Time Oswego Champ Otto Sitterly to Appear in Syracuse 


OSWEGO, NY (February 23, 2016) – Pole Position Raceway will continue its Pole Position Raceway LIVE: 5-week racing series at their Destiny USA location in Syracuse, Marketplace Mall in Rochester, as well as the Walden Galleria in Buffalo with live streaming radio and podcasts available each week.

The series will take place at all three facilities from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for five consecutive Tuesdays beginning on March 15.  The series championship, comprised of the top three racers from each facility will take place at Destiny USA from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 12 to crown the overall LIVE champion.

Longtime racing voice Paul Szmal will host an hour long motorsports radio show with live streaming through Finger Lakes News Radio at select events through the series.  The show will feature the latest news from the motorsports world, live play-by-play of the night’s main event, and iconic guests from the motorsports world.

Szmal will be live on location at Destiny USA for round two of the series on Tuesday, March 22 with seven-time Oswego Speedway Novelis Supermodified track champion Otto Sitterly.

A four-time winner of Oswego’s prized Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, Sitterly won seven main events at Oswego in 2015 including the King of Wings VII championship event for the winged ISMA Supermodifieds.

Despite a runner-up finish in Oswego’s overall championship hunt, Sitterly won more main events at Oswego than any other driver last season.

For more information on Pole Position Raceway and Pole Position Raceway LIVE be sure to visit online at www.polepositionraceway.com and take time to visit your nearest location including the Destiny USA track located at 9090 Destiny USA Drive.

In addition to side-by-side race action, Pole Position Raceway also features authentic racing memorabilia, arcade games and concessions. Able to accommodate approximately 300 people, Pole Position Raceway offers V.I.P spaces for private parties, personal celebrations and corporate event rentals.

Pole Position Raceway Syracuse is the marquee venue in the central New York area for fast and safe wheel to wheel indoor kart racing action.

New in 2016 at Oswego Speedway, all racing events will begin from one of the two “Pole Position Raceway Firing Points” located in the third and fourth turns of the Speedway.

All initial double file green flag starts will take place from the turn four “Pole Position Raceway Firing Point,” while race restarts will get the green flag from the third turn “Pole Position Raceway Firing Point.”

But that’s not all.  All races will begin and end with Pole Position Raceway this coming season.

The “Pole Position Raceway Finish Line” on the Speedway’s main straightaway will be the final stretch of pavement a winning driver sees this season on his or her way to the Speedway’s prized victory lane.

The full 2016 Oswego Speedway event schedule is now available on the Speedway’s website.

Full Speedway ticket information and questions can be directed to the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

In Prime Time Television Debut, Oswego Speedway Small Block Super Classic to Air March 3 on SPEED SPORT, MAVTV

Bill Taylor Photo

OSWEGO, NY (February 22, 2016) – For the first time, Oswego Speedway’s Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super division will be the featured programming on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV, as the 24th annual Bud Light SBS Classic will hit the airwaves on Thursday, March 3 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET.

The Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super division debuted at Oswego in 1992 and has served as the Novelis Supermodified support division ever since, graduating several top drivers to the heralded Supermodified platform.

Listed among those graduates are the Speedway’s most recent Supermodified champions in Otto Sitterly and Bob Bond as well as well as title contenders Dave Danzer, Michael Barnes, Dave Gruel, and more.

With 400+ horsepower, 10 inch Hoosier Racing Tires, along with lightweight and agile handling capabilities, the Pathfinder Bank SBS are now reaching speeds in excess of 120mph on the average, making them one of the fastest and most exciting open-wheel racing divisions in the country – built solely for Oswego Speedway.

The Bud Light SBS Classic is a 75-lap main event, the smaller brother of the famed Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, pitting Oswego’s best SBS racers against one another for the right to be called a Classic champion.

The SBS Classic broadcast will feature the two greatest drivers in the history of the division in Mike Bond and Russ Brown, who each spent time in the Supermodified division, as well as championship combatants Andrew Schartner, Dalton Doyle, Anthony Losurdo, Jack Patrick, Dave Cliff, and Kreig Heroth.

The broadcast will be led in the analyst’s booth by motorsports broadcasting veterans Ralph Sheheen and Derek Pernesiglio.

Oswego Speedway’s weekly infield announcer Keith Zehr will handle all post-ace interviews.

The Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers will see more airtime in 2016 as a part of the Speedway’s overall schedule with Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV.

“The Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super division has been a staple of the Speedway for nearly 25 years, and has created a tremendous feeder system for our prized Supermodified division,” said Oswego Speedway PR Director, Dan Kapuscinski.  “This division would be a headliner at any other facility and we are proud to have these teams, cars, and drivers as a part of our weekly schedule at the ‘Steel Palace.’  We were elated to see that SPEED SPORT has taken notice of this division, and looks to include these cars and drivers into their broadcast lineup for 2016.”

MAVTV features all things in American Real Motorsports including ASCS Sprint Car Racing, ATV Pro MX, and The Dave Despain Show.

For more information on MAVTV as well as Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT visit online at www.mavtv.com and www.nationalspeedsportnews.com.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.


Thursday 3/3 4:00pm & 7:00pm ET/PT – Oswego Speedway’s 24th annual Bud Light SBS Classic 75 for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers