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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.

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

International Supermodified Association Announces Three Oswego Speedway Dates for 2016

OSWEGO, NY (November 25, 2015) – As a part of the International Supermodified Association yearend banquet held at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY this past Saturday, ISMA officials announced three upcoming dates for the winged Supermodified series at the Home of the Supermodifieds, Oswego Speedway, in 2016.

The New England based series will first come to the ‘Steel Palace’ on Memorial Day Weekend for the second annual Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’, which is also tentatively listed as ISMA’s season opener on Saturday, May 28.

The ISMA Supermodifieds will contend for the second year in the 50-lap ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial, joining Oswego’s Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial, and the Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial.

The ‘Super Spectacle’ at Oswego will once again serve as the only event during the 2016 season that open-wheel fans can see the winged ISMA Supermodifieds and non-wing Novelis Supermodifieds compete on the same night at the same venue.

Top Canadian runner Mark Sammut is the defending ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial champion, while seven-time Oswego champion Otto Sitterly once again claimed the Jim Shampine Memorial crown in 2015.

ISMA will return to Oswego for its annual summer stop as drivers will again contend for the popular King’s crown during the running of King of Wings VIII on Saturday, July 9.

In what has become one of the more popular stops on ISMA’s summer tour, the King of Wings annually serves as a cross roads between the best winged drivers from New England, the Midwest, as well as Oswego Speedway.

Last year Oswego regular Sitterly copped his first career ISMA Supermodified triumph in the King of Wings, beating the best in winged racing driving for Jim Bodnar and Dave Shullick Jr.

Sitterly became the third weekly non-wing Oswego racer to earn the King’s title in 2015 joining Bob Bond and Dave Gruel as champions of the prestigious event.

The third and final stop at Oswego in 2016 will be a part of the 60th annual Budweiser Classic Weekend festivities at the Speedway, as the ISMA tour will be featured on the Saturday night portion of three nights of action.

The 23rd annual Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals on Saturday, September 3 will once again be a 60-lap affair, crowning the first Supermodified champion of the weekend.

Tim Jedrzejek and Mike Lichty put on a thrilling display in last year’s Super Nationals with Timmy J eventually coming out on top.

Select dates from the remainder of Oswego Speedway’s 2016 schedule were unveiled at the Speedway’s championship banquet on November 7, with the 66th season opener announced as Saturday, May 14 featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour Richie Evans Memorial 61.

Oswego’s 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.

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

2016 ISMA Supermodified Schedule at Oswego Speedway
Saturday, May 28 – Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’: ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial 50

Saturday, July 9 – King of Wings VIII

Saturday, September 3 – 60th annual Budweiser Classic Weekend: Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals 60

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.

Oswego Speedway’s 59th annual International Classic to Air Nationally on MAVTV Thanksgiving Night

 

OSWEGO, NY (November 23, 2015) – For the second consecutive year Oswego Speedway’s prestigious Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds will air nationally on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV this Thursday, November 26 at 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The one hour broadcast, featuring the world’s most unique open-wheel short track racecars and the richest race in the world of Supermodified racing, will display 34 of the best open-wheel drivers in the country battling for 200-laps and a total purse of over $100,000.

The 59th annual International Classic broadcast will be led in the analyst’s booth by motorsports broadcasting veterans Ralph Sheheen and Derek Pernesiglio.

Oswego Speedway Public Relations Director and former Novelis Supermodified driver Dan Kapuscinski, who finished 5th in the 2006 edition of the International Classic, will provide insight and reports from pit lane.

“The Classic at Oswego is one of the richest traditions in open-wheel racing,” said Kapuscinski.  “Often referred to as the Indianapolis 500 of short track racing, drivers like Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, Davey Hamilton, Sam Sessions, and Gordon Johncock all took on Oswego’s Classic before heading to the Brickyard.  There is no race in the world quite like the Classic, and we are pleased to again bring this exciting event to a national audience with everyone from Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT and MAVTV.”

Top Supermodified racers Michael Barnes and Dave Danzer will lead the International Classic field to the green in Thursday night’s broadcast after time trialing on the front row of the 200 ahead of former Classic champions and Supermodified veterans Otto Sitterly, Bob Bond, Tim Snyder, Hamilton, and Gosek.

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.

Oswego Speedway – SUZUKI PRESENTS SPEED SPORT on MAVTV

Thursday 11/26 4:00pm & 7:00pm ET/PT – Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds