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Oswego Kartway’s James Shutts Memorial Postponed until July 12

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The second annual James Shutts Memorial at Oswego Kartway has been postponed until Friday, July 12 due to Oswego Kartway’s cancellation on June 21.

All formatting and purse structures will remain the same for the scheduled make-up date, which is again presented by Novelis.  Racing will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 12.

“Jim Losurdo and his crew at Oswego did all they could to try and get the track prepared, but the torrential rains from the day before were too much to overcome,” said event promoter, Dan Kapuscinski.  “It’s unfortunate that we had to postpone, but we will come back on July 12 and have a fantastic night of racing.”

Thanks to the help of Novelis, Oswego Kartway, Mike Babcock Racing, Slack Karts, Performance Manufacturing, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, D&S Landscaping, Jamie Shutts, Couples Cuts, Chance Weaver, Jim Hart and Top Stitch; a host of contingency prizes will be awarded alongside the guaranteed purse on July 12.

Bonus prizes of $50 will be awarded to the night’s B-Main winner, the first non-qualified driver, the main event’s hard charger and hard luck driver and the 10th fastest qualifier.

The ‘Double Deuce’ will be a big-pipe, open clutch, Super Heavy (200/400) Clone event.  Drivers must weigh a minimum of 200 lbs. with racing gear.

Honoring the Shutts Racing numbers of 2/22, the ‘Double Deuce’ will be contended over the course of two 22-lap segments making for a 44-lap event paying a guaranteed $222 to the winner of the second segment thanks to Mike Babcock Racing.

The overall winner will also receive a James Shutts Memorial ‘Double Deuce’ machined trophy from Slack Karts and Performance Manufacturing.

Qualifying time trials will set the initial lineup for the ‘Double Deuce’ with the quick timer earning $122 from D&S Landscaping.

The field will then contend in the first 22-lap segment of the event with the segment one winner earning $122 from Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions.  Second place in the first segment will earn $60 with $40 going to third place.

Following the first 22-lap segment, the segment one winner will draw a pill number of 1-6 to determine the number of karts that will be inverted for the final 22-lap segment.  If the number one is pulled, the event will restart straight up from the segment one finish.  Any other number will designate the number of karts to be inverted, with sixth being the furthest back the segment one winner can start.

Drivers finishing 7th on back in the first segment will restart the second segment in the same position.

The halfway break will last long enough for the pill draw and a drink of water for drivers, with no changes allowed to karts prior to the start of the second segment.

All karts will stop for the break on the Kartway’s back straight away, closest to the main grandstand.

A $35 entry fee will be required.  All Oswego Kartway rules and regulations will be followed.

James Shutts Memorial ‘Double Deuce’ – Friday, July 12 – Oswego Kartway

Super Heavy Clone (Driver 200lbs. (with gear)/Overall 400lbs. – Big Pipe – Open Clutch) - $35 entry fee

  • 2-lap Time Trials to determine starting order ($122 to Quick Time from D&S Landscaping) – 10 lock in
  • (1) 10-lap Consi will be run to fill 14-kart field
  • Main event will be comprised of (2) 22-lap segments
  • Segment 1 winner earns $122 from DKMP, will draw pill 1-6 to determine inversion for Segment 2
  • No changes allowed during break
  • Break will be no longer than 5 minutes
  • Segment 2 winner is overall winner and earns $222 from Mike Babcock Racing

James Shutts Memorial ‘Double Deuce’ – Purse Structure

  • 1st - $222
  • 2nd - $150
  • 3rd - $100
  • 4th - $75
  • 5th – 9th - $50
  • 10th – 14th - $25


  • Fast Time - $122
  • Halfway Leader - $122
  • Second Place Halfway - $60
  • Third Place Halfway - $40


Contingency Money:

  • A-Main Hard Charger - $50
  • A-Main Hard Luck - $50
  • 10th Fastest Qualifier - $50
  • B-Main Winner - $50
  • First Non-Qualifier - $50
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