Rain Postpones the North-South Shootout to Sunday

CONCORD, NC — Mother Nature has decided to let the excitement of the The 13th Annual John Blewett III / Roy Trantham Memorial North-South Shootout In Memory Of Charles Kepley continue to build for one more day.

Rain showers began falling overnight Friday into Saturday and are forecasted to continue throughout the day, forcing North-South Shootout officials to postpone Saturday’s racing action at North Carolina’s Concord Speedway until Sunday, November 8th.
Sunday, pit gates will open at 9am, with the Concord Speedway grandstands opening at 10am.  Racing action will begin at 2pm.  Detailed schedule information for Sunday’s event will be available soon at NorthSouthShootout.com.
Tickets for the 13th Annual North-South Shootout are available at the Concord Speedway box office.  Fans unable to make it to the event can watch all the racing action live with a Speed51 TV pay-per-view video broadcast.  To order and watch the live video broadcast, visit Speed51.com.
Sunday’s headlining feature action will be the 125 lap, $10,000 to win John Blewett III North-South Shootout for the Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair Tour-Type Modifieds and a 125-lap PASS South Super Late Model feature.  The Mr. Rooter SK Modifieds will battle for a $5,000 winners purse, while the Southeast Super Trucks, Limited Late Models and Vintage Cars will all be a part of the North-South Shootout action on Sunday.
Friday, Connecticut Modified ace Keith Rocco set fast time in Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair Modified time trials for Sunday’s main event.  Former Concord Speedway Late Model track champion Bobby Measmer, Jr. was second-fastest in Modified time trials, while Tommy Barrett, Jr., Jon McKennedy and Patrick Emerling rounded out the top five qualifiers in the 28-car field.
2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion William Byron was the quickest in Friday’s qualifying session for the 125-lap PASS South Super Late Model feature that will be held Sunday afternoon at Concord.  Joey Padgett, Brandon Ward, Austin Thompson and former North-South Shootout SLM winner Ryan Moore were the top five qualifiers of the 24 in attendance at Concord.
Jimmy Zacharias timed in fastest of the Mr. Rooter SK Modifieds over Todd Owen, Steve Kopcik, Keith Rocco and Jimmy Wallace.
In Friday’s feature racing action, Jeff Melton won the Street Stock 50-lap race and AJ Sanders took the checkers in the Mini Stock 50-lapper.
For more on the 13th Annual North-South Shootout, visit  NorthSouthShootout.com.


Dunleavy’s Tour-Type Modified Qualifying Results

1 68 Keith Rocco 15.608
2 14 Bobby Measmer, Jr. 15.625
3 9 Tommy Barrett, Jr. 15.629
4 29 Jon McKennedy 15.653
5 7 Patrick Emerling 15.655
6 3 Jimmy Blewett 15.674
7 2 Doug Coby 15.675
8 19 Brandon Ward 15.729
9 51 Jusin Bonsignore 15.733
10 28 George Brunnhoelzl III 15.743
11 60 Matt Hirschman 15.743
12 22 Kyle Bonsignore 15.763
13 95 Cale Gale 15.763
14 22 Chuck Hossfeld 15.770
15 3 Daren Scherer 15.775
16 1 Burt Myers 15.803
17 9x Jimmy Zacharias 15.851
18 4 Jason Myers 15.940
19 15 Bobby Santos 15.964
20 5 Chris Pasteryak 16.036
21 77 Gary Putnam 16.115
22 97 Bryan Dauzat 16.183
23 17 Jamie Tomaino 16.393
24 66 Robbie Walton 16.405

PASS South Qualifying Results

1 9 William Byron 16.285
2 83 Joey Padgett 16.290
3 62 Brandon Ward 16.326
4 2x Austin Thompson 16.361
5 74 Ryan Moore 16.369
6 15x Christian Eckes 16.369
7 17 Clay Rogers 16.373
8 2 Jared Irvan 16.438
9 8x David Garbo Jr. 16.445
10 8f Tate Fogleman 16.450
11 98 Jody Measamer 16.463
12 51 Kaz Grala 16.489
13 4 Jeremie Whorff 16.546
14 8 Trevor Sanborn 16.575
15 20 Cole Rouse 16.671
16 15 Colt James 16.689
17 64 Garrett Evans 16.705
18 5x Wes Burton 16.761
19 28 Terry Horak 16.835
20 5 Bobby Gill 16.992
21 49 Jeff Batten 16.995
22 54 Matt Craig 17.410
23 71 Jimmy Doyle No Time
24 77 Zane Smith DQ


VERNON, NY- With the 2015 racing season now complete at the Vernon oval, the focus at the Utica-Rome Speedway now shifts to the annual Awards Banquet which will be held on Saturday, November 28.  Being held at the beautiful Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona NY, this event is annually one of the highlights of the season as the attendees celebrate the previous season and look forward to hearing news of the upcoming season.
After completing its second consecutive season under the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series banner, the list of champions that will cross the stage this year will look far different than it has in the past several seasons.  Matt Sheppard ended a five year chokehold on the Stampede Steakhouse Modified championship held by Stewart Friesen to gain his second title with his first one coming back in 2002.  Rocky Warner grabbed the first ever 602 Crate Sportsman title while veteran Open Sportsman driver Steve Way won his first ever title in that division.  In the Pro Street Stock division, Glenn Forward claimed his first ever title.
The doors for the banquet will open at 6 p.m. with the Appalachian Buffet being served at 7 p.m. The awards portion will start shortly after dinner with the post awards entertainment starting directly afterwards.  This year’s entertainment will be provided by Twenty Main, one of the area’s premier Modern Country and Southern Rock cover bands.  Shannon Terrier, who doubles as the anthem singer and tow truck driver on race nights, provides the female vocals for Twenty Main.
Tickets for the Awards Banquet are available by mailing your information to Utica-Rome Speedway LLC, PO Box 499, Vernon, NY 13476.  Tickets are $47 per person and your RSVP must be in by November 15.  More information is available at www.uticaromespeedway.com or by calling Kim Shea at (315)794-7805 or (315)829-4557.  Kim can also be contacted by email at uticaromespeedway@gmail.com.
This event is a formal event so please dress accordingly and drivers must be present to receive their point fund money.
The Awards Banquet will wrap up the 2015 season and then we will anxiously await the start of the 2016 season on Sunday April 17, 2016.


The Canale Insurance and Accounting 2-Seat Supermodified will be piloted by FUTURE Oswego Speedway Legends on Saturday morning of Memorial Day Weekend

Ride with the FUTURE Legends at Oswego Speedway Memorial Weekend


OSWEGO, NY (November 6, 2015) – Ever since it arrived on the scene, the Canale Insurance and Accounting 2-seat Supermodified has been doing Ride with the Legends every International Classic Weekend.

Some of the top drivers in Supermodified racing have given rides to people who want to know the thrill of being in a real race car, with a top notch driver behind the wheel.

Over the years drivers such as Pat Abold, Eddie Bellinger, Joe Gosek, Davey Hamilton, Mike Ordway, Randy Ritskes and Bentley Warren, all members of the Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame, have driven the car.

Now something new has been added.  By popular demand in 2016 the Oswego Speedway will be offering Rides With the FUTURE Legends.

Six of the most popular young drivers will be taking people for the ride of a lifetime Saturday morning of Port City Weekend.  Saturday morning, May 28, 2016 you will be able to take a ride in the 2-seat Supermodified with one of these drivers behind the wheel:  Jeff Abold, Michael Barnes, Dan Connors, Dave Danzer, Kody Graham or Dave Gruel
Imagine yourself taking the green flag with one of the Future Legends behind the wheel.  All rides will be five laps under the green around the fast 5/8 mile Oswego Speedway.  You’ll be hitting speeds you never thought possible, feeling G forces you’ve only heard about.  Talk about a great gift for that special person in your life!
All rides are $250.00.  Each driver will give just four people the ride of a lifetime.  To schedule your ride call the Oswego Speedway at 315-342-0646. These rides will sell out early, so don’t delay. Ride with the Future Legends, Saturday, May 28, 2016, Port City Weekend at the Oswego Speedway.

Oswego Speedway office hours are MondayThursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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About Oswego Speedway
: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton

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