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RESET Please

As we continue to try to understand an ever changing landscape of what is allowed and what is forbidden we are prone to wonder who is really in control. With the overabundance of information about who is saying what; the truth is not always evident. The headlines do not reveal the whole story. We are left to wonder what is the truth and who should we listen to. Is there a reset button? Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The current situation we find ourselves in is unprecedented for us. There are a few that remember the challenges of WWII but for most of us an event that affects so many people around the world is a new experience. We are not accustomed to having to live with restrictions and quarantines. When we are put in unfamiliar circumstances all aspects of our being are stretched, physical, mental and spiritual. It is difficult to find some sort of balance that enables us to cope. I heard it suggested that we hit a reset button and start 2020 over.

Reset buttons have been on the news of sorts lately. With the cancellation of most or all sporting events we have turned to simulated events. This has developed into a pretty significant event with major racing sanctioning bodies staging events for their fans to enjoy. They even have announcers and drivers that we are used to following. Sponsors have gotten on board and realized if people are watching they want their product visible. There is one significant difference, the reset button.

Simulators can handle the racing action well enough to make things entertaining but when it comes to crashes and damage to cars there is a little development needed. You see pit crews are nonexistent and the time it takes to repair the damage from an on track encounter has proven to be elusive. Enter the reset button. Do I want a full reset or a partial reset?

In the video game world a reset button is your best friend. When things go wrong you hit the reset. When you get in a jam, you hit the reset. When you make a mistake, you hit the reset. When your adventure doesn’t go the way you want, you hit the reset. A reset can repair the damage done, give you a clean slate, puts you back on the starting line ready to give it another go. Man it sounds so attractive sometimes, just erase all the damage and start over.

Unfortunately life doesn’t come with a reset button. Life is cumulative and our experiences and efforts form the mindset that we continue on with through the rest of our days. Oh, we have tried to come up with ways to reset our lives but again they fall short because the mind cannot be erased. Even in a video game the memory of what events that caused you to hit the reset button remain. In both cases we should learn from them. If we don’t learn we are destined to repeat them.

There is however a way where we can move forward in life and minimize the effects of wrong decisions. We cannot remove the consequences like a reset button but we can receive forgiveness by turning to God through Jesus and seeking His forgiveness to reset our lives. The greatest thing about this is the resets are unlimited. God does not limit our trips to his throne. In fact he welcomes our presence there.

Matthew 11:28-30; NLT; Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

We travel through life with the tremendous burdens of past failures, things we didn’t do right, things we wish we had done differently, choices we have made that we now would have chosen differently. We do not have to. We can have the burden removed. We need to seek out Jesus and lay our burdens at His feet. He can and will forgive us. He promises to forget our sins, shortcomings, failures and the like. Put them as far away as the east is from the west. We do not need to remember them no more! We can move forward without the burden of the past, looking forward to the future, and living for today.

We complicate this thing called life so much that it becomes a burden. The times we are living in do not make that any easier. We are struggling to find something to hope in. We are searching for an answer. Jesus is the answer to any question. He has a plan for our lives that provides an abundant and fulfilling future. We need to seek him out. We need to seek him with all of our heart.

God has only requires us one thing, that we seek him. That we come to him. He is our reset button, He is waiting for us to ask. In that verse we see an invitation; come to me all who are weary and carry heavy burdens. I will give you rest.

I would encourage each of us to make a daily stop at the source of life. The times we are in have pushed many of us to the edge. Jesus can remove that desperate feeling of hopelessness. He invites us to seek him out. Seek Him while he still can be found.

Until next time, remember God loves you and Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing! God Bless. Remember, that your prayerful support helps us continue this ministry. Thank You.

AsphaltVision.TV and Oswego Speedway Present Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing Supermodified Showdown 100 on Sunday, April 26

OSWEGO, NY (April 7, 2020) – Joining the dozens of tracks and sanctioning bodies nationwide that have turned to sim racing as a means to pass the unprecedented times around the world, Oswego Speedway has partnered with Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing and AsphaltVision.TV for the inaugural Supermodified ‘Sim Racing Showdown’ to be broadcast later this month. 

On Sunday, April 26, Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing and AsphaltVision.TV will bring fans this special event for FREE, showcasing the virtual Oswego Speedway. Both the Oswego Novelis Supers, along with the ISMA / MSS style Supermodifieds will see full programs beginning with qualifying and ending with two main events. 

Oswego Supermodifieds will begin their preliminary slate at 8pm with private qualifying, followed by 10-lap heat races, and a 15-lap B-Main if necessary. A total of 26 cars will qualify for each respective main event. At approximately 8:45pm, the 50-lap feature will take the green flag.

At the conclusion of the Novelis Super portion, the game will reset, and Winged Supermodifieds will take center stage at 9:15pm with on-track qualifying. The winged cars will not have any heat races, with non-qualified cars instead moving directly to a 15-lap LCQ and eventually the 50-lap main event – making for 100-laps of feature action brought to you LIVE on AsphaltVision.TV. 

To add to the excitement, the Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing team has tabbed Northeast public relations specialist and part-time Speedway racer Dan Kapuscinski, along with SPEED SPORT

News journalist and radio personality Jacob Seelman as announcers.

The event is open to the public, as long as the registrant has a working gaming PC capable of appropriately handling the download – and has entered a minimum of two practice races. Many veteran sim racers are expected, and both current and former Supermodified racers are strongly encouraged to participate. 

Drivers who have already expressed interest to compete include Supermodified icon and Speedway hall of famer Doug Heveron, Oswego track and Classic champion Dave Shullick Jr, the only female Supermodified feature winner in history; Alison Sload, big block and 350 Super veteran Mike Netishen, MSS regular Talon Stephens, and second generation driver Davey Hamilton Jr, who has made a handful of starts at Oswego. 

Interested parties may register for this very special event by using the Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing entry form at the bottom of the release. Please remember that you will need a properly functioning gaming PC, the R-Factor download, and the Xtreme module to participate. 

Prior to the official program, all drivers will be permitted to login to the game for their hot laps at 6:30pm eastern time. The mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 7:45pm. Drivers not present in this virtual meeting will not be allowed to compete. 

Those with questions about getting involved with Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing should join the league group on Facebook, or contact Chris Meyers via Messenger. It is expected that the event will fill quickly, and registrations are welcomed as soon as possible. 

In reality, Oswego Speedway’s 70th Anniversary season is still on schedule with Open Practice on Saturday, May 16. On Saturday, May 23, the season officially gets underway with Memorial Weekend events for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and J&S Paving 350 Supers. 

As of April 7, 2020, patrons are reminded that the Speedway office remains closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions, and all camping and ticket sales are halted as track officials continue to monitor the public health pandemic.

Those hoping for further updates on the Speedway’s 2020 season are asked to log on to the track website at OswegoSpeedway.com, LIKE at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and Instagram @OfficialOswegoSpeedway.

The official Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing league site can be found at XtremeSimRacing.us, and you can also give the league a LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/XtremeSTSR. 

About Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing: Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing was established in 2014 by a group of friends and sim racers. XSTSR features pavement rFactor Mods such as the newest 2020 Oswego Non-Winged Supermodifieds, 2020 Winged Supermodifieds, 2020 Sprint Cars, template Late Models, Outlaw Super Late Models, NEMA Midgets, and Tour Mods. None of this would be possible without the efforts of Shane Gott (Blackout Sim Products), who has propelled himself as one of the most detail oriented modelers in sim racing, and Perry Vance, who in short order has constructed some of the nation’s most popular short tracks for in-game use, including the famed Oswego Speedway.

Schedule of Events – Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing Supermodified Showdown – Sunday, April 26, 2020: 

XSTSR OSWEGO NOVELIS SUPERMODIFIED 50 PRESENTED BY ASPHALTVISION.TV

6:30pm – Hot Laps 

7:45pm – Mandatory Drivers Meeting

8:00pm – FREE AsphaltVision.TV Broadcast Begins

8:00pm – Private Qualifying (Off Air) 

8:10pm – Heat Races (10-laps) 

8:30pm – B-Main (15-laps) 

8:45pm – Feature (50-laps) 

Post-Race Interviews 


XSTSR ISMA / MSS SUPERMODIFIED 50 PRESENTED BY ASPHALTVISION.TV

6:30pm – Hot Laps 

7:45pm – Mandatory Drivers Meeting

8:00pm – FREE AsphaltVision.TV Broadcast Begins

  • BREAK – 

9:15pm – On-Track Qualifying 

To Follow – 

LCQ (15-laps)

Feature (50-laps)

Post-Race Interviews

Register for the Supermodified Showdown: 

The registration form is located HERE – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rvb9Vr0vZQgN_FI_xw2d1UZ3yfWb_hh2_MhR2pexEjg/viewform?edit_requested=true

Sign up for AsphaltVision.TV Account: 

FREE sign-up link is HERE – 

https://asphaltvision.tv/orders/complete_order?o=22094

All Phases Renovations to Sponsor Stafford iRacing Series; Purse Posted for Drivers

After the second event, the excitement for Stafford Speedway’s new iRacing series continues to grow. All Phases Renovations has partnered with Stafford Speedway to serve as the presenting sponsor of the next two iRacing events scheduled for April 10th and April 17th. In addition, All Phases has posted a $250 purse for each event including $150 for 1st, $75 for 2nd, and $25 for 3rd.

“I’ve always had a passion for racing and I thought it would be fun to put some money up for the iRacing series,” explained Larry Westgate of All Phases Renovations. “We all want to get back to racing but until then we can all enjoy some iRacing. I’m looking forward to tuning in this Friday night.”

Race fans can catch the live broadcast each Friday night starting at 7pm on the Stafford Speedway YouTube channel. The broadcast includes time trials, qualifying and an 80 lap SK Modified® feature event. The first event was won by Teddy Hodgdon and the second event was won by Bryan Narducci, two SK Light Modified stars that are set to move up to SK Modifieds® in 2020. Viewers can expect hard racing on the iRacing platform when they tune in each week.

“Big thank you to Larry from All Phases Construction for jumping on board to sponsor the next 2 iRacing events,” explained Stafford Speedway COO Paul Arute. “Like we’ve said for the last few weeks, we are itching to get back to racing but in the meantime we’ll have some fun on iRacing. The second event was much better than the first event and with some additional tweaks to the format we’ll continue to improve the racing and the broadcast. The stakes always get a little higher when you throw a little money to the top-3.”

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“We are your go to for outdoor construction,” continued Westgate of All Phases Renovations. “We can do any type of outdoor work including new patio construction, outdoor kitchens or bars, pergolas, decks, and more. If you have an outdoor construction need give us a call.”

Race fans can tune into this week’s iRacing SK Modified 80 presented by All Phases construction this Friday at 7pm on Stafford Speedway’s YouTube channel. For a list of registered competitors visit the event page on Facebook.

For more information, visit www.staffordspeedway.com, checkout Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783.