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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

OSWEGO SUPERMODIFIED STARS READY FOR CHALLENGE IN SYRACUSE INDOOR RACES MARCH 13-14

Photo:Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

OSWEGO SUPERMODIFIED STARS TO CHASE INDOOR SERIES GLORY AT NEW YORK STATE FAIRGROUNDS EXPOSITION CENTER MARCH 13-14

SYRACUSE, NY March 8, 2020 . . . Michael Barnes and Tyler Thompson, two highly regarded Supermodified drivers from Oswego Speedway, have entered the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels events being held inside the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center on Friday and Saturday nights March 13-14.

Two days of action will feature complete programs for TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts with overall BELFOR “Concrete Series” champions to be crowned on Saturday evening.

Barnes, Oswego’s Supermodified 2016 track champion, and Thompson, the 2019 Oswego Speedway Classic winner, are Jason Simmons Racing (JSR) teammates on the Indoor Series this season. After three events, JSR’s TQ team of Barnes and Thompson rank 11th and 12th respectively in points, after each qualified for the prestigious Gambler’s Classic inside Atlantic City, NJ’s Boardwalk Hall back on February 1st as well as the two early January races inside Allentown, PA’s PPL Center.

Barnes, who was the first driver in Oswego Speedway history to run a sub-17 second lap around the venerable oval in a non-winged car, was immediately impressed with the TQ Indoor discipline his first time out in Allentown. “It’s quick around here,” Barnes deadpanned. “Things happen fast in these cars, just like the Supers at Oswego.”

Barnes, 36, of Mexico, NY, finished tenth and ninth in Allentown and eleventh in Atlantic City. He was a bit more reflective after the Atlantic City race. “I never figured this place out at all,” Barnes remarked. “I was confident coming in but am leaving scratching my head. We could never get the car hooked up.”

Thompson, 17, of Fulton, NY became the youngest driver in Oswego Speedway history to win a Supermodified feature this past summer then, in one of the greatest upsets in racing history won the 63rd Budweiser International Classic 200. “When I won for the first time this summer, to be honest, I realized that winning the Oswego Classic wasn’t a dream, it was a possibility.  That win was a huge boost of confidence,” Thompson shared.

Thompson, a rookie on the 2019 Indoor Series, finished a disappointed 20th in both of the Allentown races after early race problems.  In Atlantic City, Thompson led the field to the green flag from the pole position and managed an eighth place finish, a total change from his teammate’s result.   “Just tried to stay out of trouble in Atlantic City,” Thompson said. “Survive and finish.”

Oswego Speedway has stepped up as a sponsor of the event.  The winner of each of the four TQ Midget Car heat races on both Friday and Saturday night will receive not only a spot in the A-Main but a $50 bonus thanks to Oswego, the home of SuperModified racing.  Dr. Williams Lowe, a long-time supporter of TQ Midget racing, has also posted $200 to the fast qualifier both nights.

N.Y.’s JSR also has fielded a two car Champ Kart team for the 2020 Indoor Series. Allentown, PA winner, Tyler Brown, is in command of the Champ Kart standings following a third place finish in Atlantic City. After finishing 12th in both Allentown and Atlantic City, Dan Kapuscinski is tied for 11th in the Champ Kart order with two events remaining in Syracuse.

The race for the Indoor BELFOR Concrete Series championship will be decided between point leader Andy Jankowiak, Matt Janisch, defending champion Erick Rudolph and Tim Buckwalter after qualifying and feature events are held both nights in Syracuse.

Doors open on Friday at 5:30 and Saturday at 5 pm. Fans are allowed pre-race access to the pit each night for one hour after the doors have opened. Racing will begin nightly with heat races for all divisions with the first green flag on Friday at 7:30. On Saturday, action begins a half-hour earlier at 7 pm.

Tickets are available in a range of different prices through links on www.indoorautoracing.com and the venue box office. Tickets will be available each race night starting at 2pm at the Exposition Center Box office.            

 Race fans can enjoy a double header weekend at the Fairgrounds with the 34th annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo and Trade Show being held at the Center Of Progress Building on the Fairgrounds. This show opens on Saturday at 10 am giving everyone plenty of time to enjoy that show then walk over to the nearby Exposition Center for the races that night. The Trade show reopens on Sunday from 11 to 4 pm.

Sponsorship at a variety of levels to meet every budget is available for the Syracuse event. Interested parties should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or e-mail danny@aarn.com.

Flack Racing Aims for Continued Improvement at Oswego; Dan Kapuscinski Tabbed as Part-Time Driver

Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions – OSWEGO, NY (February 21, 2020) – The Flack Racing team, with driver Stephen Flack, is eyeing continued improvement in Oswego Speedway’s SBS division in 2020.

Longtime supporters of Oswego Speedway and its race teams, the Flack family made the jump to car owners in 2018 with Stephen, a pure rookie to auto racing, at the controls.

Since then, the team has enjoyed steady improvement, culminating with a top ten finish for the No. 32 machine at Evans Mills Speedway at the conclusion of 2019.

This year the same team returns, consisting of Mike O’Connor, Steve Flack, AJ Larkin and Nick Whalen, as Stephen looks to further improve his growing program.

“I’m really looking forward to this racing season,” said Flack.  “I feel at the end of last season, I was really making improvements, and getting my times down to where they needed to be.  A big part of that was help from my Uncle Mike Bond and his crew.  Since then, I have made some improvements to the car for this season and hope to keep making little gains.  I am just excited to get things started.  I can’t thank my dad enough; he’s my biggest supporter, as well as my wife and mother.  They keep things going for us at the race track.”

Premiere Landscaping, Burger Masonry, Oscar Roofing and The Sting will return to the side of the Flack Racing machine this season, which will be re-numbered to No. 23.

While the No. 23 will be a weekly fixture at Oswego this season, there are a handful of events that Stephen will be unable to attend.  Driver Dan Kapuscinski will substitute for those events this summer which include the Grand Prix special on July 4, as well as back-to-back events on August 8 and August 15.

“I’m always eager for an opportunity to race at Oswego and I am happy Stephen called me to fill-in,” said Kapuscinski.  “Having a chance to work with Mike O’Connor and the rest of the team will be fun and I hope to be able to help them continue moving in the right direction.  As always my racing wouldn’t be possible without the support of my family as well as Mohawk Northeast and Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux.”

Kapuscinski, who won two heat races and scored four podium finishes in only nine starts in 2018, has 12 career Top 5 finishes without a win at Oswego, despite not running a full-time season at the ‘Steel Palace’ since 2003.

Oswego Speedway’s 2020 season begins with an open practice scheduled for Saturday, May 16 before returning on Saturday, May 23 for the Jim Shampine and Tony White Memorials.