This edition, once again designed by ASI Racewear, will feature the all-time leader in speedway top fives and three time Budweiser International Classic 200 Champion; Joe Gosek. Gosek joins Jim Shampine, Steve Gioia Jr, Nolan Swift and Eddie Bellinger Jr as ‘HoF Legends’ to have their former race cars and faces printed on the popular series of speedway apparel.
Gosek stormed onto the speedway scene way back in the year 1981 and has been to victory lane forty two times since, including the three aforementioned Classic victories. ‘00 Joe’ then made waves in the northeast racing scene competing in the 1996 Indianapolis 500 and finishing in a very respectable 22nd place. The legendary driver is a two time Oswego champion, winning titles in 2003 and 2011 and twice an ISMA champion in 1987 in 2000.
In 2017, now 61 year old Gosek is going as strong as ever with more top fives to his name than any other driver in the Supermodified division this season. ‘Go Joe’ has finished fifth or better in six of the seven races held so far this season, including four podium efforts. This weekend, Joe plans to enter the Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler, an event he has won three times over the course of his career.
The Oswego native hopes to keep the winning trend going for at least a few more years to come, saying “I want to be here at Oswego. If we didn’t want to compete, we wouldn’t have fixed the car up after the crash we had this year. This place is special to me and it’s both an honor and surprise to still have that many fans up there cheering my name.”
Shirts featuring cars dating back to Gosek’s original Super all the way up to his current ride, will be available on location only at the speedway novelty stand beginning next weekend. The cost is just $20 for all sizes.
Approaching the ‘Retro Night’ special on August 5, Gosek is just over 100 points out of the lead for the 2017 track championship.
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