Wednesday, 21 August 2019 10:27

Veteran Davey Hamilton Reunites with John Nicotra for 63rd Budweiser International Classic 200

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1997 Budweiser International Classic 200 champion Davey Hamilton 1997 Budweiser International Classic 200 champion Davey Hamilton Bob Clark photo

1997 Budweiser International Classic 200 champion Davey Hamilton will reunite with car owner John Nicotra and teammate Otto Sitterly for another run at Oswego Speedway’s 63rd Budweiser International Classic 200 next Sunday, September 1.

Hamilton, a former IndyCar star known for his career in the NTT IndyCar Series; highlighted by three second place finishes and several stints in the Indianapolis 500, has not competed with a Supermodified since Classic Weekend one year ago.

“I know it will be a challenge since I haven’t drove a Supermodified with the new wing package yet, but I’m looking forward to the trip to Oswego for Classic,” said Hamilton Tuesday. “Having nine-time champ Otto (Sitterly) helping me get up to speed, we are hoping for a good result.”

The Boise, I.D. driver has been victorious in a handful of Supermodified events throughout his career including the aforementioned ‘97 Classic, three winged Supermodified events with ISMA, and most recently Oswego’s 75-lap Season Opener in May 2013.

Hamilton has competed in a total of ten Classics for Nicotra, with finishes of ninth, fourth, tenth, third, second, fifteenth, third, fourth, fifth, and fifteenth since his first 200 with the team in 2007.

To purchase tickets for Budweiser International Classic Weekend, scheduled for August 30 through September 1, please phone the box office at (315)-342-0646 or send an email to the track at [email protected]

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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.

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