Five Races Highlight May Schedule for the Race of Champions

Elma, New York – (May 9, 2016) – The month of May is always a highlighted month in racing circles and synonymous with the Indianapolis 500. For the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions fueled by Sunoco it presents a busy stretch for the series on both asphalt and dirt.

Matt Sheppard Alex and Helen BruceThe Dirt Modifieds jump into action at Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday, May 22 in the highly anticipated Victoria 200 event (the race is a 55-lap sprint event) which will signify the opening event of the season for the Race of Champions Dirt Modified Series with $5,500 going to the winner.

Matt Sheppard has opened strong at Utica-Rome posting two early season victories.

“Things will get stepped up on Sunday, May 22,” offered Sheppard. “It’s an event we all want to win and it’s a sprint, so it’s not a pace race. You have to go as hard as you can from the drop of the green. It’s going to be an exciting night.”

The Asphalt Modifieds have three events scheduled with the Richie Evans Memorial at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, May 14, the Queen City Clash at Lancaster National Speedway on Saturday, May 21 and then the rescheduled Chemung Speedrome event on Friday, May 27.

“This stretch will define a lot of the season,” offered Ransomville’s Chuck Hossfeld. “Because the weather hasn’t been very cooperative, the schedule has been compressed and our teams are going to have to work hard to maintain the pace. It’s going to be challenging and interesting.”

The month of May will provide Race of Champions teams the platform that vaults them toward the Summer’s stretch of races, ultimately determining who will be the 2016 Series champions.


New England Cycle Center 161 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl 5/14/16 Entry List

Car #       Driver           Team                                      Car Owner      Crew Chief

00 Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn. Dunleavy’s Repair/M&T Enterprises Chevrolet Brian Brady Scott Anderson
01 Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H. Eastern Propane & Oil Chevrolet Kenneth Fifield Kenneth Fifield
2 Doug Coby, Milford, Conn. Dunleavy’s Repair/A&J Romano Const. Chevrolet Mike Smeriglio III Phil Moran
3 Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Cape Cod Copper/Canto Paving Chevrolet Jan Boehler Greg Fournier
4 Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J. Starrett Dodge Robert Garbarino P.J. Fearns
8 Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y. Sypher Construction/Bardahl Chevrolet Mark Sypher Don Barker
9 Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn. S&S Asphalt Paving/Dunleavy’s Repair Chevrolet Robert Katon Jr. Robert Katon Jr.
16 Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y. Diversified Metals /R.B. Enterprises Ford Eric Sanderson Stan Szaban
18 Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y. Buoy One Seafood Chevrolet Robert Pollifrone Greg Gorman
20 Max Zachem, Preston, Conn. Lu-Mac’s Package Store/VWS Chevrolet Ken Zachem Shawn Ruszczyk
24 Andrew Krause, Holmdel, N.J. * Supreme Manufacturing Chevrolet Cliff Krause Ralph Solhem
26 Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Lakeland Landscape /TRC Electric Chevrolet Sean McDonald Chad McDonald
29 Brendon Bock, Franklin Square, N.Y. Pro System Brakes/L.I. Performance Chevrolet George Bock Glenn Dixon
33 Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn. Performance Engines/Kendall Oil Chevrolet Beth Cole Rick Rodenbaugh
36 Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y. Frankie’s Towing/Wine Country Chevrolet Judy Thilburg Tom Grasso
38 Johnny Bush, Huntington Station, N.Y. Performance Engines/Kendall Oil Chevrolet Linda Rodenbaugh Bobby Bourne
44 Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass. Tinio Corp./Dan Kelley/Curb Records Chevrolet Mike Curb Steve Lemay
46 Jeff Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y. Riverhead Building Supply Chevrolet Russell Goodale Doug Ogiejko
51 Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y. M3 Technology Chevrolet Ken Massa Bill Michael
56 Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y. * Lutz Motorsports/Moroso Chevrolet Renee Lutz Jason Sechrist
58 Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y. GAF Roofing/Supreme Skylights Chevrolet Edgar Goodale Jason Shephard
59 Nick Salva, Prospect, Conn. * Seekonk GP/Ed Bennett Properties Chevrolet Ed Bennett, III Bob Buffinton
64 Rob Summers, Manchester, Conn. HTE/Fast Track Elect/Complete Const. Chevrolet Mike Murphy Ron Yuhas Jr.
78 Walter Sutcliffe Jr., East Haven, Conn. * Last Minute Racing Chevrolet Steven Sutcliffe Keven Anderson
82 Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn. Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet Danny Watts Jr. Buddy Loecher
85 Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn. Stuart’s Automotive/Dunleavy’s Repair Chevrolet Kevin Stuart Kenny Stuart
89 Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass. * Spafco Race Chassis/FMR Racing Chevrolet John Swanson Ken Barry
99 Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J. Dunleavy’s Repair/Atlantic Sprinkler Chevrolet Brittany Tomaino George Ratajczak

Kids on Track Ready for Racing at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (May 9, 2016) – Oswego Speedway’s Entergy/Price Chopper Kids on Track program is ready to take the green flag for the 2016 racing season.  This year’s Kids on Track signup forms are now available on the Oswego Speedway website and will also be available at the Speedway’s 66th annual opening night on Saturday, May 14 presented by Mitchell’s Speedway Press.

The program, which is geared toward young race fans aged 5-16, is once again free for the 2016 season and will again include benefits such as weekly giveaways and prizes as well as track tours and other special promotions.

Admission into the Speedway itself will also remain free to kids 16 & under at all events in 2016 except for Race of Champions Weekend and Budweiser International Classic Weekend, as long as kids attend in the company of a paid adult.

Entergy will also present two driver autograph sessions in 2016.  The first of which will take place during Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers/A&P Auto Parts Twin 35 night on Saturday, June 18.  The second will take place on Saturday, August 20 as a part of Bosco & Geers Food Marker/U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts track championship night featuring just $5 admission.

Entergy Corporation, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2014, continues its support of the Kids on Track program and is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations.  Entergy has a proud history of producing nuclear clean air electricity and is one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators.  For more information on Entergy, visit

Price Chopper, another valued Speedway partner which again continues its support of Kids on Track in 2016, now sees its 129-store footprint extending beyond New York and Massachusetts into Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire.  The Golub Corporation, parent company of Price Chopper Supermarkets, celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2012 and the company as a whole continues to invest in its future through new locations, impactful product and service trends, customer engagement, progressive technology, as well as health initiatives.  To learn more about Price Chopper Supermarkets, including locations, visit

More information on Oswego Speedway’s Kids on Track program, including the program’s sign-up form, is available on the Oswego Speedway website at  Fill out the form and return it to the Oswego Speedway novelty stand or bring it into the Speedway box office at 300 East Albany St. in Oswego.

Any questions regarding the Kids on Track program can be fielded by calling the Speedway box office or e-mailing

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit  You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page at, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.  To purchase tickets or order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.


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