Thursday, 30 August 2018 07:54

Oswego Kartway’s James Shutts Memorial Purse Soars to Nearly $2,000

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The 2017 Oswego Kartway schedule and division structure is set for opening night on Friday, May 5. The 2017 Oswego Kartway schedule and division structure is set for opening night on Friday, May 5. Shawn Cathcart photo

The James Shutts Memorial ‘Double Deuce,’ presented by Novelis, will take place this Thursday, August 30 as a part of the annual Kartway Classic at Oswego Kartway with nearly $2,000 in prize money now up for grabs with 19 pre-entered drivers looking to compete.

A total of 14 drivers will take the green flag in the two-segment, 44-lap event, with more than $950 in purse money, over $450 in contingency cash and some $520 in lap money on the line.

Thanks to the help of Novelis, Oswego Kartway, Mike Babcock Racing, Slack Karts, Performance Manufacturing, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, D&S Landscaping, Jim and Ken Hart, Jamie Shutts, Eagle Beverage, Barzee Automotive, Jim Colloca and more; a host of contingency prizes will be awarded alongside the guaranteed purse.

Bonus prizes of $20 to $25 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, the 10th fastest qualifier, as well as a random position to be drawn in the driver’s meeting.

Lap money will also be posted throughout the event with $5 per lap going to the leader of laps 1-22 and $10 per lap going to the leader of laps 23-44.

Thanks to Eagle Beverage and other donations, a six-pack of Budweiser will go to each starter of the main event with a six-pack also being awarded to the leader of laps 23-44. Fast time, the halfway leader and the B-Main winner will also receive a six-pack of either Budweiser or Bud Light. Drivers must be 21 or older to earn any beer.

The ‘Double Deuce’ will be a big-pipe, drum clutch, Super Heavy (200/400) Clone event and will run as an addition to the weekly Kartway lineup at the Classic.

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.

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.

Gates will open on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with the driver’s meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Time trials for the night will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission for spectators is $5 per car load.

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James Shutts Memorial ‘Double Deuce’ – Thursday, August 30 – Oswego Kartway
Super Heavy Clone (Driver 200lbs./Overall 400lbs. – Big Pipe – Drum 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, 2nd $100 from Jim Hart, 3rd $50 from Oswego Kartway

James Shutts Memorial ‘Double Deuce’ Pre-Entries:

John Altman III
Mike Fowler
Tyler Henry
Scott Jeffery
Dan Kapuscinski
Nick McGill
Jason Moll
Todd Moran
Rusty Natoli
Jason Parkhurst
William Patterson
Shannon Pitcher
DJ Shuman
Brian Sobus
Jason Spaulding
Ross Spilman
Jordan Sullivan
Nick Tryt
Mike Von Holtz

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