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Flack Focused on Sophomore Small Block Super Campaign at Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (March 4, 2019) – 2018 Pathfinder Bank SBS rookie of the year contender Steve Flack has made plans to return to the Oswego Speedway on a semi-regular basis this season piloting the yellow No. 32.

In his first year racing at the speedway, Flack entered a total of eight main events in addition to the 27th Bud Light Classic 75. His best finish came in the Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS 35 held on July 21 in which he drove to a 14th place effort.

Flack is from Oswego and in the past, has owned the No. 90 for Small Block Super veteran Greg O’Connor. Prior to the 2018 season, Flack decided he wanted to try it out for himself, and purchased the former Alex McRae No. 14.

“I knew going into last season, I was not going to run a full year,” Flack recalled. “After buying the car, we got it back to the shop and re-built it pretty much brand new around the cage. I felt the best way to learn was going out on the track with top of the line stuff.”

Prior to the track’s season opener in May, Flack indeed was able to get several laps under his belt and in rather quick order, found himself circling the Steel Palace within the mid to low 19 second bracket.

“It has been a tough learning curve,” Flack said of getting used to taking laps at the Oswego Speedway. “Last year, my goal was to just keep the car in one piece every night. We did not compete in all of the races, so I wanted to focus my time on learning and just rolling the car back into the hauler at the end of the show. It didn’t turn out to be too bad of a first year.”

This season, Flack again only plans to race select events and hopes to be at the track for six or seven shows. The difference this time around is that he will no longer be owning a car for a second driver, as O’Connor purchased the No. 90 from Flack this offseason.

“Greg did buy the No. 90 from me, so I no longer own that car,” Flack confirmed. “This year my plan is to focus on my own program. I want to wish Greg the best of luck. He is a good driver and I’m sure his goals of a track championship or Classic win might not be too far off.”

Entering his second year of part-time competition at Oswego, Flack emphasized the importance of veteran Small Block Super crewman Mike O’Connor’s role in pitching in to assist his team.

“Mikey O’Connor is a huge part of what I do,” Flack stated. “He worked with me this past season and if it wasn’t for him, I would have been lost. With him on my side, things went a lot smoother. I was very thankful to have his help for last season and hope to have him in my corner for 2019 as well. He has so much knowledge and is a great teacher.”

Flack’s goals on the track this year are perhaps to earn a couple top 5 and top 10 finishes amongst some other items.

“I would love to get a few top five runs under my belt,” he said. “A heat race win would be pretty cool, and a top ten in points for my second season would be nice as well, although that will be hard in only planning to run select shows. My biggest priority is just building week by week and rolling the car into the hauler again. I’m hoping for a great, safe season for everyone.”

In addition to mentioning Mike and Greg O’Connor, Flack also made sure to thank Andy O’Connor, Brian Dana, Dennis Munski, Tony Pisa, and AJ Larkin for “all of their help.”

Flack has several sponsors on the car as well, including primary backer Mike Burger of Burger Masonry along with Dave Burger of Burger Construction, Pathfinder Bank, Enwright Roofing, Cam’s Pizzeria, Munski Automotive, and Premiere Landscaping.

Oswego Speedway’s 69th season gets underway on Saturday, May 25 with Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds plus full programs for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers and the 350 Supermodifieds. An Open Practice session for all 2019 divisions will commence one week earlier on Saturday, May 18.

This weekend, the speedway will participate in the 33rd annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo held in the Center of Progress Building at the New York State Fairgrounds. The track will have a booth for each day of the event, and Barry Kingsley’s 350 Supermodified will be displayed.

Admission to this year’s Syracuse Motorsports Expo will be $13 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 years of age, and FREE for children under the age of five. A two day pass is available for $20. Expo hours will be 10am to 8pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday.

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Kingsley to Appear at Syracuse Motorsports Expo with Lakeside Property Services 350 Super

OSWEGO, NY (February 28, 2019) – Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super veteran Barry Kingsley will again showcase another race car at this year’s Syracuse Motorsports Expo to take place March 9 and 10 at the New York State Fairgrounds.

For 2019, the Oswego feature winner will move to 350 Supermodified action driving the former Buske Racing No. 66 for Lakeside Property Services. It will mark the first time Kingsley has had the opportunity to compete in a Supermodified.

In addition to displaying the No. 06 350 Super, Kingsley will also partake in interviews and fan giveaways with the speedway, along with autograph sessions to be held at the track booth each day at noon.

Oswego’s new 350 class will embark on an eight race championship battle this year beginning with a 35-lap Memorial Weekend special as part of the track’s 69th Season Opener on Saturday, May 25.

Following the declaration of the speedway’s first 350 Supermodified track champion on August 17, the winged small block supers will then conclude their season with a 50-lap special on the final day of Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

Joining Kingsley in the 350 class this year will be several other current and former Pathfinder Bank SBS competitors including Dalton Doyle, Anthony Losurdo, Chris Proud, and Greg O’Connor.

The track held its first 350 Super event in history this past September, with New Englander Dave Helliwell visiting victory lane over Mike Scott, Steve Duphily, Scott Watts and Mike Spurling in the top five.

350 Supermodifieds will be following Star Speedway’s rule book for their inaugural season at the Oswego Speedway. Rules can be viewed at StarSpeedwayNH.com.

The 33rd Syracuse Motorsports Expo, which will be held in conjunction with the inaugural Syracuse Indoor Race at the New York State Fairgrounds, is set for Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10.

Admission to this year’s Motorsports Expo will be $13 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 years of age, and FREE for children under the age of 5. A two day pass is available for $20. Expo hours at the Center of Progress building will be 10am to 8pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday.

Track management is continuing to offer incentives to teams who are able bring a race ready car to the show. The car must appear updated with 2019 rules, have the new Supermodified wing mounted, etc. Any team that is able to attend is asked to contact Paul Conzone at oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

Oswego Speedway’s 69th season gets underway on Saturday, May 25 with Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds plus full programs for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers and the 350 Supers.

An Open Practice session for all 2019 divisions will commence one week earlier on Saturday, May 18.

Those wishing to renew Classic Weekend or season ticket packages for this year have until Saturday, May 1 to contact Paul Conzone at oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

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NBC Sports Network to Broadcast NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ‘Mod Classic’ 150 on Saturday, August 31

OSWEGO, NY (February 11, 2019) – NASCAR and NBC Sports Network recently revealed their coverage schedule for the 2019 season which is set to include the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s return to Oswego Speedway on Budweiser International Classic Weekend Saturday, August 31.

2019 marks the third year in a row that NBCSN will broadcast the NASCAR Whelen Modified event and the sixth year in a row that Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway will hit national airwaves.

“We’re grateful to be able to continue our exposure on national television through the ongoing partnership between NASCAR and NBCSN,” said track owner John Torrese. “Last year’s Modified Classic was as exciting as we’ve seen in a long time. We’re excited to welcome the tour back to Oswego in 2019.”

Similar to the past two seasons, the event will not be broadcast live, but instead will air just five days later on the NBC Sports Network. The airdate for the 150 has been set for Thursday, September 5 at 6:00pm.

Fans hoping to catch the action can do so on various networks including DIRECtv, Dish, and Spectrum. Those interested are encouraged to check their local listings as the broadcast date draws near.

NASCAR has been a part of Oswego’s Classic Weekend for each of the past three seasons with a different winner visiting victory lane in all three shows.

In Oswego’s first NWMT event since 1989, multi-time series champion Doug Coby went to victory lane followed by rising NASCAR star Ryan Preece a year later.

Last year’s 150 brought the return of live pit stops as well as the elimination of the halfway break. This set up an exciting race to the finish which saw Matt Hirschman join his father Tony on the NWMT win list at Oswego over Justin Bonsignore, Coby, Woody Pitkat and Eric Goodale in the top five.

Another very impressive selection of Modifieds is expected this Classic Weekend as last year’s event brought the healthiest field since the tour’s return to Oswego. Stay tuned to Oswego Speedway social media for driver announcements leading up to the event.

For more information on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, you can visit them online at hometracks.NASCAR.com. The tour begins its 2019 season on Saturday, March 16 at the Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina.

Classic Weekend 2019 will run from Friday, August 30 to Sunday, September 1. It is set to feature the Sunoco New York Super Stock Series Dave London Memorial plus Budweiser International Classic 200, Bud Light Classic 75, and 350 Supermodified Classic time trials on Friday followed by the Mod Classic 150 and the ISMA Supernationals on Saturday. The three day spectacular comes to a close with the 63rd annual Budweiser International Classic for the Supermodifieds, the 28th Bud Light Classic for the Small Block Supers, and the 2nd 350 Supermodified Classic on Sunday.

To renew Classic tickets or season passes for the 2019 season, you can contact Paul Conzone at oswegospeedway@gmail.com. You can also call the track box office at (315)-342-0646. Fans have until May 1 to renew tickets for the upcoming season.

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