Following a Nicotra Racing sweep in the season opening Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s two weeks earlier, competitors in the Supermodified division will again have two chances at victory lane as this weekend brings Oswego’s second double feature program in a row.
Early on, Opening Night winner and defending track champion Otto Sitterly leads the Novelis Supermodified point standings ahead of Doug Didero, Keith Shampine, Alison Sload, and Jeff Abold in the top five.
In one of the most historic and popular victories in Oswego Speedway history, Sload won the second Shampine Memorial Twin on May 25, and will continue her quest for more victories with the Nicotra team this weekend.
With two main events in the books, Joe Gosek, Dan Bowes, Dave Shullick Jr, Dan Connors Jr. and Brandon Bellinger round out the top ten in the Supermodified point standings. Michael Barnes, Dave Gruel, Tim Snyder, Chris Perley and Logan Rayvals trail in the top fifteen.
Joining the Novelis Supermodifieds on Saturday night will be the always competitive Pathfinder Bank SBS division, which is being led into the month of June by Tony White Memorial champ Dave Cliff and the Barbeau Racing No. 50.
Cliff will look to make it two in a row on June 8, but will have to fend off Missile Motorsports teammates David LaTulip and Anthony Losurdo to do so. LaTulip and Losurdo ride second and fifth in points, but completed the podium in a close battle with Cliff on Opening Day.
Talented teenaged driver Joshua Sokolic, along with the two cars teams of Greg O’Connor and Tony Pisa, Cameron Rowe and Tim Glidden Sr, and Russ Bartlett and Travis Bartlett will all be in action for Saturday’s 30-lap main as well.
While the 350 Supermodified division receives the night off on June 8, that does not mean fans will lack for racing action as the Sunoco New York Super Stock Series will be in town for their 30-lap special presented by Aratari Auto Color.
Over 25 Super Stocks are expected for the inaugural NYSS event at the speedway including defending champion Nick Robinson, former Oswego Super Stock regular Joe Miller, and several series front runners including Bill Frisbie, Jake Wylie, Scott Dinzler, and more.
Saturday’s activities will get underway with hot laps at 4:15pm. The pit window will open at 3:00pm while grandstand gates open at 4:00pm. Group time trials for the Supermodifieds and SBS are set to begin at 6:00pm with heat racing taking the green flag at 6:45pm.
Novelis Supermodified qualifiers will be first on Saturday, followed by Super Stock heats and Pathfinder Bank SBS heats. There will be a brief intermission before the program heads straight into the four main events.
The first Supermodified Twin 35 will open the feature portion of the show with the Super Stock 30, SBS 30, and second Supermodified Twin 35 taking place shortly thereafter.
Admission for Saturday will be $35 for a pit pass, $20 for GA, or $25 for reserved tickets. All access passes including admission to the track’s climate controlled VIP suites and outdoor skydeck are also available for $75.
Burke’s Do It Best Home Centers has two locations in Oswego County. Their storefronts at 38 East Second Street in Oswego and 65 North Street in Fulton offer the very best materials for homeowners and professional contractors including paint, flooring, plumbing, windows, doors, roofing, siding, and much more.
To learn more about Burke’s Do It Best Home Centers, visit their website at www.Burkes.DoitBest.com. Customers can reach the Oswego store by phone at (315)-343-6147 or the Fulton location at (315)-592-2244.
Bosco’s, founded in 1959 by Joseph and Barbara Bosco, is a full service food market located on East Avenue in Oswego. Bosco’s specializes in fresh cut meats and sausages. Their deli and daily food specials offer a wide variety of hot food selections for everyone to enjoy.
For more information on Bosco’s, please visit their website at www.BoscoGeers.com or call (315) 343-5421.
To purchase tickets for Oswego’s jam packed June 8 show, you may call the track box office at (315)-342-0646.
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About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The 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 the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 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, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.