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Oswego Classic Champion Tyler Thompson to Take on ISMA’s Star Speedway Classic on Saturday

Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions – OSWEGO, NY (September 4, 2019) – Just one week after becoming the youngest champion in the history of Oswego Speedway’s International Classic, 17-year old Tyler Thompson will travel to Epping, NH for the annual ISMA Supermodified Star Classic 150 on Saturday, September 7.

Thompson’s participation in this weekend’s Star Classic will make him one of just a handful of competitors to compete in all three Supermodified Triple Crown events in 2019; consisting of the Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals, the Oswego Speedway Classic and the Star Speedway Classic.

The last driver to win both the Oswego Classic and the Star Classic in the same season was Dave Shullick Jr. in 2017.

Thompson and the Jason Simmons Racing team are busy preparing the same Hawk Chassis Supermodified that graced Oswego’s victory lane on Sunday, for this Saturday’s 150-lap event.

“Last weekend was amazing,” said Thompson.  “But now we are all back to work to prepare for Star and have a good run there.  I want to thank everyone again for the well wishes and congratulations, it means a lot.  Hopefully we can have another good run for everyone this weekend.”

Thompson hopes to join Shullick Jr., Bentley Warren, Jim Shampine, Doug Heveron, Joe Gosek and Mike Ordway as the only drivers to win the Oswego Classic and the Star Classic.

Time trials for the Star Classic will begin at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday.  A full schedule of events can be found at www.starspeedwaynh.com.

Visit www.facebook.com/JasonSimmonsRacing to follow Thompson and Jason Simmons Racing on social media.

If interested in team information, or to contact Tyler, please consult team owner Jason Simmons at (315) 591-4303 or dnslandscaping@yahoo.com.

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

Michael Barnes Returning to the Hy-Miler Aboard Vic Miller’s No. 11

OSWEGO, NY (July 23, 2019) – Michael Barnes ‘The Hustler’ from Mexico, N.Y. will return to Sandusky Speedway’s Hy-Miler this Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, again piloting the famed Vic Miller No. 11 ISMA Supermodified. 

On the heels of an impressive drive from fourteenth to second a year ago, Barnes is hoping for a repeat performance this weekend, and perhaps a change in luck. His 2018 run went to naught when he was caught in the path of a spinning lapped car while chasing leader Dave Shullick Jr.

Despite his misfortune in the 100-lapper, Barnes made the most of his three appearances with Miller last season, first finishing third in the ‘Fast Forty,’ following that up with his brilliant run in the Hy-Miler a day later, and concluding with another podium at Thompson’s World Series. 

There is no question that the 2016 Oswego champion, who already won big in the ‘Grand Prix’ Independence Weekend special earlier this month, will again be a threat this weekend. In his four Sandusky appearances with Miller, Barnes has fallen short of the top five just one time. 

Other drivers from New York State set to join this fan favorite at the Hy-Miler Nationals include eight time Oswego champ and former ‘King of Wings’ Otto Sitterly, another former ISMA winner in Michael Muldoon, sophomore campaigner Tyler Thompson, and rookie Nick Capelli.

Sandusky’s gates will open at 2pm on Friday, with grandstands and practice at 4pm and time trials at 6:30pm. Qualifying races will take the green flag at 7:30pm. Grandstand tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $8 for kids six to twelve, and children five and under are free. 

For Saturday’s finale, pits will open at 11am, grandstands and practice at 1pm, time trials at 4pm, and racing at 7pm. Grandstand pricing will be $28 for adults, $26 for seniors, $8 for kids six to twelve, and children five and under will again be admitted without charge. 

Fans planning to attend both days of the Hy-Miler will have the opportunity to purchase a two day pit pass through the Speedway for $75. Further information on Hy-Miler Weekend can be found at SanduskySpeedway.com. 

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Jim Feeney Photo