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Legendary Joe Gosek to Take Part in His Third NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at Oswego

Rick Nelson Photo

OSWEGO, NY (October 8, 2019) – 63 year-old racing legend Joe Gosek will once again extend his Oswego Speedway season to the dirt this Wednesday, October 9 through Sunday, October 13 for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week. 

Super DIRT Week 48 will be the third edition that Gosek has participated in at his home track of Oswego. ‘00 Joe’ has also competed on Syracuse’s Mile a number of times, earning two ISMA Supermodified wins while also attempting qualification for the Billy Whittaker Cars 200. 

For the past three years, Gosek has driven Sportsman Modifieds owned by Robbie Gunther of Oswego. Gosek competed with an older Troyer first at Fulton’s 2017 Outlaw Weekend and later at Super DIRT Week 46 before upgrading to a 2015 Troyer 2.5 for 2018. 

Last season, Gosek made stops at the Fulton, Weedsport, Brewerton, and Oswego Speedways, and showed much improvement with the newer frame. The three-time Classic winner qualified 54th out of the 92 cars at DIRT Week, but was later sidelined due to a heat race accident. 

This year, Gosek has raced at Fulton on two occasions, leading the opening half of his heat race for the DIRTcar Showdown at Sundown in June. He was running near the top ten in the main event that evening, but was again collected in an accident just ahead of him. 

The No. 00 DIRT Sportsman most recently saw action in Weedsport Speedway’s Classic in July, and last week in the Stadium International Trucks Outlaw Weekend DIRTcar Sportsman event at the Fulton Speedway. 

For Super DIRT Week 2019, Gosek will again attempt qualification for the Chevy Performance DIRTcar Sportsman 75. He will first hit the track for Wednesday’s practice, and may also return to Weedsport and Brewerton for the satellite shows on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Gosek’s heat race will be on Friday while LCQ’s are scheduled for Saturday. The main event will run Sunday morning. To view a full schedule or to purchase tickets for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week 48, visit the official DIRTcar Racing website at SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com. 

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NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week 48 Takes Over Oswego Speedway October 9 thru 13


OSWEGO, NY (October 8, 2019) – For the fourth year in a row, Oswego Speedway has been converted from the ‘Steel Palace’ to the ‘Clay Palace’ as DIRTcar’s Big Block, 358, Sportsman Modified, and Pro Stock stars will converge on the 5/8th’s mile for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week 48 this Wednesday, October 9 through Sunday, October 13.

Hundreds of drivers from around the globe will compete in ‘Racing’s Biggest Party’ beginning with Wednesday’s opening practice sessions and continuing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before the Super DIRTcar Series Billy Whittaker Cars 200 wraps things up on Sunday afternoon. 

On Wednesday morning, residents and race fans will be treated to the annual City of Oswego parade featuring cars from all four divisions plus NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week 48 official vehicles. The parade route will cover Utica Street and Bridge Street from West First Street east.

Following the parade, the first Big Block, 358, and Sportsman Modified practice sessions will get the green at 3pm with several sessions held for each division. Wednesday evening, teams head to the nearby Weedsport Speedway to compete in the Super DIRT Week Kickoff Party. 

Thursday morning will mark additional practice time for the big block and 358 Modifieds before the front three rows are set for the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 and the Salute the Troops 150 in the afternoon time trial sessions slated for 1:20 and 2:45pm. 

The evening of Friday, October 11 will bring back the fan favorite ‘Friday Night Lights’ featuring qualifying races for each of DIRTcar Racing’s four series with racing set for 6:55pm. The Super DIRTcar Series will compete in three 30-lap heats while 358 Mods will take part in three 25-lap heats. The Sportsman and Pro Stock heats are both 15-laps. 

With fireworks, racing, and music all on the schedule, Friday presents the perfect opportunity for residents of Oswego to see what Super DIRT Week is all about. DIRTcar is offering a number of specials, including buy one get one free tickets for City of Oswego residents. Kids 12 and under will be admitted for free, and college students with ID will be able to watch for only $10. 

Racing will continue at 11am on Saturday, October 12 with Last Chance Showdown events for the Pro Stocks, 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, and Big Block Modifieds. At 2pm, the 358 Modified Salute the Troops 150 takes center stage with the final big block hot lap immediately following. 

On Sunday, October 13, the most sought after dirt modified race in the world; the 48th $50,000 to win Billy Whittaker Cars 200 for Big Block Mods will go green at 2pm. The Sportsman Chevy Performance 75 and Pro Stock Wilkins RV 50 will take place at 11am and 12pm, respectively. 

Fans are reminded that all ticketing for Super DIRT Week is handled through DIRTcar Racing. A detailed schedule for Super DIRT Week is below. For FAQ, pricing, and ticket availability, please visit SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com. 

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week 48 Official Schedule of Events – Sunday, October 6 thru Sunday, October 13:

Sun., Oct. 612-5 p.m.Grounds open for camper parking


Tickets, camping, parking and Pit Pass sales open at Gate 6 (Will Call open)



Mon., Oct. 712-5 p.m.Grounds open for camper parking


Tickets, camping, parking and Pit Pass sales open at Gate 6 (Will Call open)



Tues., Oct. 89 a.m.-8 p.m.Ticket, camping, parking and Pit Pass sales open at Gate 6 (Will Call open)

10 a.m-6 p.m.Early Bird Tech Inspection open for all divisions at DIRTcar trailer

12-6 p.m.Grounds open for camper and hauler parking – reservations & credentials required

7 p.m.Utica-Rome Speedway: Super DIRT Week Tuesday Night Pre-GameDIRTcar 358 Mods and DIRTcar Sportsman
Wed., Oct. 97 a.m.Gate 6 open for tickets, parking, campers and haulers (24 hours)

7:45 a.m.Hauler Pre-Stage in pit area

9 a.m.Inspection begins for all divisions

10 a.m.-5 p.m.Gate 2 open for tickets, parking and campers

12 p.m. (noon)City of Oswego Parade of Power (all divisions)

3 p.m.Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar 358 Mod and DIRTcar Sportsman Practice

7 p.m.Weedsport Speedway: Super DIRT Week Kickoff Party — DIRTcar 358 Mods and DIRTcar Sportsman

9 p.m. – 12 a.m.DJ Rick UHL

10 p.m.Infield pit area closed



Thurs., Oct. 108 a.m.Infield pit open


Inspection for all divisions at the DIRTcar trailer


Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar 358 Mod Draw opens

9 a.m.Drivers Meetings: Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar 358 Mods

10 a.m.Grandstands open

10 – 10:55 a.m.DIRTcar 358 Mod Practice

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.Gates 1 & 2 open for tickets and parking

11 – 11:55 a.m.Super DIRTcar Series Practice

1:20 p.m.DIRTcar 358 Mod Salute the Troops 150 Qualifying(two laps, top six qualify for front three rows)

2:45 p.m.Super DIRTcar Series Billy Whittaker Cars 200 Qualifying (two laps, top six qualify for front three rows)

7 – 9 p.m.Mean Gene and the Flame Throwers presented by Stirling Lubricants

7:30 p.m.Brewerton Speedway: 27th annual Billy Whittaker Cars and Trucks Hurricane 100 — DIRTcar 358 Mods and DIRTcar Sportsman

10 p.m.Infield pit area closed
Fri., Oct. 119 a.m.Draw opens for Sportsman and Pro Stocks

10 a.m.Inspection opens for all divisions

10 a.m. – 9 p.m.Gates 1 & 2 open for ticketing and parking

12 p.m.Grandstands and infield pit area open


Drivers Meetings: DIRTcar Sportsman and Pro Stock

12:30 – 12:55 p.m.DIRTcar Pro Stock Practice

1:05 – 1:30 p.m.DIRTcar Sportsman Practice

1:45 – 2:05 p.m.DIRTcar Pro Stock Wilkins RV 50 Qualifying (top six qualify)

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.DIRTcar Sportsman Chevy Performance 75 Qualifying (two laps, top six qualify)

2:50 – 3:25 p.m.DIRTcar 358 Mod Practice

3:35 – 4:30 p.m.Super DIRTcar Series Practice

4:30 p.m.Track quiet

5 p.m.Dirt Track Digest LIVE from stage

6 – 7 p.m.SUNY Oswego Hockey Team Meet & Greet (Front Midway)

6:55 p.m.Friday Night Lights Opening Ceremonies


DIRTcar Pro Stock 12-lap Heats


DIRTcar 358 Mod 25-lap Heats


Super DIRTcar Series 30-lap Heats


DIRTcar Sportsman 15-Lap Heats

9 – 10 p.m.DJ Rick UHL

10 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.Dirt Road Ruckus

11 p.m.Infield pit area closed

11:30 p.m.Driver Big Wheel Races

1:30 – 3:30 a.m.DJ Rick UHL



Sat., Oct. 128 a.m. – 5 p.m.Gates 1 & 2 open for ticketing and parking

8 a.m.Infield pit area open


Inspection opens for all divisions

9 a.m.Dirt Track Digest LIVE from stage


DIRTcar 358 Mod Drivers Meeting at DIRTcar trailer

9:30 a.m.Grandstands open

9:30 – 9:55 a.m.DIRTcar 358 Mod Final Practice

9:45 a.m.Chapel Service by Ed Harkins on stage by Media Center

10 – 10:25 a.m.DIRTcar Pro Stock First Practice

10:30 – 10:55 a.m.DIRTcar Sportsman Practice

11 a.m.DIRTcar Pro Stock Wilkins RV 50 Last Chance Showdown


DIRTcar 358 Mod Salute the Troops 150 Last Chance Showdown(s)


DIRTcar Sportsman Chevy Performance 75 Last Chance Showdown


Super DIRTcar Series Billy Whittaker Cars 200 Last Chance Showdown


Super DIRTcar Series Practice

12 p.m.Ms. Motorsports Taylor Fullin photo shoot presented by Area Auto Racing News – Manufacturers Row

1:45 p.m.DIRTcar 358 Mod Salute the Troops 150 Pre-Race Ceremonies

2 p.m.DIRTcar 358 Mod Salute the Troops 150

4 p.m.Super DIRTcar Series FINAL Practice

7 p.m. DJ Rick UHL


*Red White and Brew Fest at the Island (Represent the colors of the American Flag; Best dressed will win Two GA week long tickets to 2020 SDW)

7:30 p.m.Fulton Speedway:  Super DIRT Week Wildcard Win and You’re In (Big Block Modified winner earns 41st starting spot in Billy Whittaker Cars 200) — 360 Sprint Cars and Super DIRTcar Series



Sun., Oct. 137 a.m.Gate 6 open for tickets, camping, parking and Pit Pass sales

8 a.m.Gates 1 & 2 open for tickets, camping, parking and Pit Pass sales

8:30 a.m.Infield pit area open


Super DIRTcar Series Inspection begins

9 a.m.Dirt Track Digest LIVE from stage


Super DIRTcar Series Drivers Meeting at Tech tent

9:15 a.m.DIRTcar Pro Stock Drivers Meeting at Tech tent

9:30 a.m.DIRTcar Sportsman Drivers Meeting at Tech tent

10 a.m.Grandstands open


Chapel Service – TBD (stage on The Island)


DIRTcar Sportsman Final Practice


DIRTcar Pro Stock Final Practice

11 a.m.DIRTcar Sportsman Chevy Performance 75

11:45 a.m.Super DIRTcar Series Top-30 (from Thursday Qualifying) Autograph Signing on Frontstretch

12 p.m. (Noon)DIRTcar Pro Stock Wilkins RV 50

1:30 p.m.Super DIRTcar Series Billy Whittaker Cars 200 Pre-Race Ceremonies

2 p.m.Super DIRTcar Series Billy Whittaker Cars 200 

End of EventDirt Track Digest LIVE from stage



Mon., Oct. 14-TBA-Rain date for Saturday or Sunday events

LICHTY PREVAILS IN BATTLE WITH JEDRZEJEK FOR OSWEGO ISMA SUPER NATIONALS 60 WIN

By CAROL D. HAYNES

Photo Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

OSWEGO, NY (August 31, 2019) – Going into the 28th annual Oswego Speedway ISMA Super Nationals on Saturday, Timmy Jedrzejek and Mike Lichty each owned six career winged feature wins at Oswego Speedway. While not all those victories were Super National wins, they each had a win in the last two of the Classic Weekend winged show named the Jack Murphy Memorial; Lichty in 2017 and Jedrzejek in 2018.

Saturday night Jedrzejek started on the pole with Lichty back in 11th and eventually each would end up leading around half the 60 laps with Lichty on top at the checkered flag. A series of red flags and some nasty accidents, slowed the race which cut down a huge lead by Jedrzejek in the first half, giving Lichty a chance to take over and lead the second 30. Jedrzejek would finish second with Trent Stephens, Ben Seitz and Kyle Edwards the top five.

BOX SCORE, OSWEGO ISMA SUPERNATIONALS, AUG. 31, 2019

Fast Time Trial: Kyle Edwards, 14.822

Heat 1: Ben Seitz, Chris Perley, Mike McVetta, Kyle Edwards, Danny Shirey, AJ Lesiecki, Mike Ordway, Nick Cappelli

Heat 2: Trent Stephens, Dave Shullick, Mike Lichty, Timmy Jedrzejek, Mark Sammut, Ryan Coniam, Dave McKnight, Lou LeVea Sr.

Feature: 1. 84 MIKE LICHTY, 2. 97 Timmy Jedrzejek, 3. 19 Trent Stephens, 4. 32 Ben Seitz, 5. 1 Kyle Edwards, 6. 70 Dave McKnight, 7. 78 Mark Sammut, 8. 7 AJ Lesiecki, 9. 61 Mike Ordway Sr., 10. 74 Ryan Coniam, 11. 86 Nick Cappelli. 12. 22 Mike McVetta, 13. 49 Dave Shullick Jr., 14. 11Chris Perley, 15. 66 Lou LeVea Sr., 16. 72 Danny Shirey

DNS: 98 Tyler Thompson, motor

Radical Race Gear Fast Time Trialer Bonus ($100) – Kyle Edwards

H&S Prototype and Design Hard Charger ($100)-Mike Lichty

H&S Prototype and Design Last Car Running ($100) – AJ Lesiecki