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Fulton Memorial Day Salute Draws Large Crowd, Despite Cool Temperatures

FULTON, NY – Despite cooler than normal temperatures for May, people lined the streets in Fulton on Saturday to take in the Memorial Day Parade.

This family wouldn't miss the parade no matter the weather

This family wouldn’t miss the parade no matter the weather

Wrapped in blankets and sweatshirts families set up their folding chairs and waited for the lights and sirens from Fulton Police Department signifying the start of the show.

Gertrude Lindsley has been attending the parade for about 10 years.

She keeps coming back “because it’s so nice.”

Evan, Jayden, Austin, Treyvin and Emily spent most of the parade on their feet.

They got up and danced along with each of the marching bands that went by as well at Off Broadway Dance Studio and N&N Studio of Dance.

Brandon Wolfe, Samantha Bowers, and Catlain Graham pose with their prizes on Friday night.

Brandon Wolfe, Samantha Bowers, and Catlain Graham pose with their prizes on Friday night.

Since they’ve been little we’ve been coming, their mothers told Oswego County Today. It’s just a good time and we love to dance! They said.

“My favorite was the racecars and the monsters!” said Evan. The monsters he’s referring to being from Demon Acres Haunted Hayride in Hannibal.

Michele Trepasso has been hosting a Memorial Day parade get-together at for the past 12 years.

She said there’s usually up to 100 people congregated in her front yard to watch the parade.

The Boy Scouts show their patriotic pride

The Boy Scouts show their patriotic pride

They have a spread of donuts and coffee, and hang out all morning.

“The fire trucks, the bands, and seeing the looks on the kids’ faces when they all go by,” Trepasso said, listing her favorite parts of the morning.

The parade featured more than 100 different marching groups ranging from bands, to local businesses, and politicians to police officers.

 

American flags were the style at the parade

American flags were the style at the parade

Members of the Veteran’s Council and representatives from the military were reminders of the meaning behind the holiday.

From small children to adults, everyone was in high spirits, waving flags and slapping high-fives with firefighters.

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Hastings Man Arrested after Shooting at Police

HASTINGS, NY – At approximately 4:10 pm Sunday, the New York State Police and Oswego County Sheriff’s Department responded to 63 County Route 32 in Hastings for the report of a suicidal subject.

Upon their arrival, a shot was fired from the residence.

Daniel L. Taylor, age 47, was seen at several different  windows of the residence brandishing a long gun, police said.

Shortly after 5 p.m., Taylor allegedly pointed the weapon out of a second floor window at a trooper and conservation officer who were manning a post behind the residence.

The trooper discharged one shotgun round at Taylor, striking him in the right hand and causing him to drop the weapon.

Taylor then surrendered.

Taylor was transported to University Hospital in Syracuse and upon his release will be charged with Menacing a Police Officer and Reckless Endangerment.

The state police were assisted at the scene by the Oswego County Sheriffs Department, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Central Square Police Department and SOVAC Ambulance.

Simmons Scores First Win on Tony White Memorial Night

Volney’s Jason Simmons tasted victory lane for the very first time Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway, racing his D&S Landscaping No. 98 into the history books in winning the annual Tony White Memorial event. Having had the spoils of victory dangled in front of him numerous times over his seven seasons of racing in the small block supermodified division, Simmons was finally able to savor the sweetness for himself.

Race winner, Jason Simmons (center), poses in victory lane with second-place finisher, Mike Bruce (right) and third-place finisher, Dalton Doyle (left)     Photo - Oswego Speedway PR

Race winner, Jason Simmons (center), poses in victory lane with second-place finisher, Mike Bruce (right) and third-place finisher, Dalton Doyle (left) Photo – Oswego Speedway PR

Whether it be a mechanical gremlin while leading a race, having been first in line to take the white flag, but second to take the checkered, or the loss of a lead on the final turns of the final lap, Simmons had experienced it all. However, on Saturday night, losing the lead in lapped traffic, a rash of late-race restarts nor hungry chasers would deny him triumph.

“The car was just hooked up,” Simmons said regarding some much needed changes the team made after their qualifying heat. “Ray Hedger and these guys, Mike O’Connor, Brian Dana, they know their stuff … the best in the business. I wouldn’t change anything. We were able to go out there and shock the heck out of me. The cautions at the end definitely messed with my head a little bit, but I just knew that if I hit my marks we’d be alright.”

Listen toJason Simmons

Mike Bruce beat Dalton Doyle to the line to begin the 35-lap main event. JJ Andrews, Simmons and Tim Gareau filled out the top five as the field completed its maiden lap. Bruce was setting the early pace when Andrew Schartner’s No. 18 took a hard trip into the wall between turns three and four.

Bruce had looked good on the restart, but two laps later, Doyle put his No. 01 underneath Bruce’s No. 22 as the duo dove into the first turn. As they raced out of turn No. 2, Doyle had taken command of the race.

However, Bruce was quick to fight back. As they fought for the top spot, Simmons carefully maneuvered his way around teammate Andrews for third place and set sail for the two leaders. On the ninth lap, he powered his No. 98 under Bruce down the backstretch, taking the runner-up spot away. Two laps later, he took a peek under Doyle as they raced into the third turn. Liking what he saw, he made his move under Doyle’s SBS racer No. 01 half a lap later, taking the lead on the 12th circuit of the race.

Sooner after Simmons took command, Bruce followed the new leader under Doyle to take back second place. By the 15th lap, Simmons and Bruce had begun to ease away from the rest of the field. Doyle, Andrews, Gareau, Russ Brown, Jon Tesoriero, Mike Bond, Kreig Heroth and Jack Patrick filled out the top 10.

On this night for Simmons, it appeared as if lapped traffic would emerge as this week’s Achilles’ heel. Bruce would find life as the two met the back end of the field. They raced high and low around traffic on the 16th lap, but Simmons managed to hold on. However, he chose the wrong line when attempting to lap rookie, Anthony Losurdo’s No. 1, allowing Bruce to pin him behind the slower machine and re-take the lead on the 20th lap.

Though not as cruel as in the past, Simmons’ bid for his first win had taken a familiar route. However, he regrouped and was soon back on the rear bumper of Bruce’s No.22. Wasting no time, he was quick to pounce at the first opportunity he was given, retaking the point from Bruce with an inside move in turn No. 3 on the 22nd lap.

One trip around the lakeside oval’s five-eighths mile later, a small block foursome had gathered in turn No. 3, bringing out the yellow flag and resetting the field. With 13 laps remaining, Simmons led Bruce, Doyle and Andrews. A great battle for fifth had been raging, involving Gareau, Brown, Tesoriero and Bond.

Simmons took full advantage of the clear track ahead to sprint out to a huge advantage as the field went back to racing. Three laps into the run, Simmons was enjoying a 20-car advantage over his nearest chasers. The open tracked worked in his favor, but lapped traffic was in the horizon.

On the 27th lap, Brown was finally able to clear Gareau. Tesoriero and Bond followed Brown’s No. 13 to move into sixth and seventh places respectively. Not quite a full lap later, Rob Pullen, Patrick and AJ Bernys made contact in turn No. 2, bringing out the caution flag. With the field being reset, Simmons would lose his massive lead. However, he would once again have clean, free track ahead.

Simmons immediately pulled away on the ensuing restart. Behind him, Bond took to the outside to move around Tesoriero’s No. 47 for sixth. He tried carrying the outside momentum around Brown’s No. 13, but to no avail. Brown held on to fifth, while pressing Andrews for fourth. The trio would dice for the top five position the rest of the way, but it was Simmons who would soon be dancing into victory lane – laying down a 19.1 second lap with five to go, 20 lengths ahead of the field.

A final caution flag would fly for Mark Castiglia’s No. 67, but it would only delay the inevitable. Simmons pounced on the green flag moments later and raced his No. 98 Hedger Racing Chassis into victory lane for the very first time.

Bruce landed his double-deuce numbered car in second.

Listen toMike Bruce

Like Bruce, Doyle would overcome two difficult weeks to begin the season by scoring a podium finish on Tony White Memorial Night.

Listen toDalton Doyle

Brown would take advantage of contact between Doyle and Andrews on the final lap and pass the latter of the two, to finish in fourth.

Listen toRuss Brown

Andrews had a top-five run all evening, crossing the checkered stripe on the final lap in the five spot.

Listen toJJ Andrews

Bond was able to close the championship points gap on with Brown by scoring a heat race earlier in the evening, but had to settle a few spots behind him in the feature go, bringing his No. 74 home in sixth.

Listen toMike Bond

Tesoriero ran near the front all race, driving home his No. 47 to a solid seventh-place finish.

Listen toJon Tesoriero

Gareau, Heroth and Patrick completed the top 10. The highest finishing rookie on the night was Jeremy Pitcher. After some confusion with the finishing order following a late race passing penalty given to another driver, the highly touted rookie pilot of the No. 14 finished in 11th.

Listen toJeremy Pitcher

Tony White Memorial 35:  1. Jason Simmons (98), 2. Mike Bruce (22), 3. Dalton Doyle (01), 4. Russ Brown (13), 5. JJ Andrews (93), 6. Mike Bond (74), 7. Jon Tesoriero (47), 8. Tim Gareau (17), 9. Kreig Heroth (04), 10. Jack Patrick (9), 11. Jeremy Pitcher (14), 12. Josh Kerr (8), 13. Cameron Rowe (77), 14. Justin Connell (07), 15. Scott Shafer (76), 16. Anthony Losurdo (1), 17. Nate Noto (19), 18. Dennis Rupert (99), 19. Greg O’Connor (90), 20. Rob Pullen (2), 21. Mark Castiglia (67), 22. Dan Abt (57), 23. AJ Bernys (24), 24. Zach Amo (44), 25. Andrew Schartner (18)

Heat #1: 1. Kreig Heroth, 2. Mike Bruce, 3. Russ Brown, 4. Jason Simmons, 5. Jack Patrick, 6. Josh Kerr, 7. Jason Pitcher, 8. Nate Noto

Heat #2: 1. Tim Gareau, 2. Dalton Doyle, 3. Jon Tesoriero, 4. Anthony Losurdo, 5. Rob Pullen, 6. Zach Amo, 7. Bernys, 8. Black, 9. Castiglia

Heat #3: 1. Mike Bond, 2. JJ Andrews, 3. Cameron Rowe, 4. Andrew Schartner, 5. Justin Connell, 6. Scott Shafer, 7. Greg O’Connor (90), 8. Scott Black, 9. Dan Abt

Consi: 1. AJ Bernys, 2. Castiglia, 3. Pitcher, 4. Noto, 5. Abt, 6. Rupert, 7. O’Connor, 8. Black

Sitterly Captures Record 5th Jim Shampine Memorial Title

OSWEGO, NY – For the second race in a row Otto Sitterly parked his Nicotra Racing Supermodified on the front stretch at Oswego Speedway.  This time however, Sitterly climbed out of the No. 7 as a five-time champion of the prestigious 75-lap Jim Shampine Memorial event as a part of the Helena Chemical Company Memorial Day Weekend ‘Triple-Header’ at the ‘Steel Palace.’

With a 12th place feature finish on May 11, Sitterly’s handicap placed him fifth in the starting order Saturday night.

Sitterly waves to the crowd after recording his record 5th Jim Shampine Memorial championship at Oswego Speedway Saturday night. (Dan Kapuscinski photo)

Sitterly waves to the crowd after recording his record 5th Jim Shampine Memorial championship at Oswego Speedway Saturday night. (Dan Kapuscinski photo)

Methodically working his way to the runner-up position, Sitterly grabbed the point from early leader Kody Graham on lap 45 and steamed on untouched to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane to claim the Jim Shampine Memorial 75, his second consecutive.

Sitterly’s victory Saturday was his fifth Shampine Memorial title, joining wins in 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2012.  No other driver has scored more than three victories in the event which has been run at the Speedway since 1991.

Joe Gosek, Dave Gruel, Michael Barnes, Dave Danzer, Michael Muldoon, Tim Jedrzejek, Brandon Bellinger, Jeff Holbrook, and Tim Devendorf completed the top ten finishers.

At race’s end Sitterly, who had an altercation two weeks ago in the Novelis Supermodified ‘Kick-Off’ with the Gruel No. 50, still seemed visibly torn about the May 11 events which saw him leave his racecar on the front straightaway on lap 66, retiring for the evening.

Barely cracking a smile for cameras in victory lane, Sitterly had little to say to infield announcer Keith Zehr after his victory.

“We just took it one lap at a time,” said Sitterly.  “The car is good.”

When asked about his victory pulling him back into a battle for his sixth career Oswego Championship, Sitterly again offered a smooth response; taking a page from the great sports movie classic Bull Durham.

“We’re just going to take it one week at a time,” said Sitterly.

With the victory, Sitterly now has 25 career Novelis Supermodified wins at Oswego Speedway only one behind 1985 track champion Steve Gioia Jr.

A total of 26 Novelis Supermodifieds were in the pit area Saturday night, with 25 taking the green flag in the Jim Shampine Memorial main event.

Last year’s championship runner-up Pat Lavery in the No. 22 was once again one of the fastest racecars in warm-ups, but his night would come to an end far too soon as the engine expired under the hood of his machine dropping him out of the night’s action after the qualifying heats.

Graham and Bellinger would lead the strong Novelis Supermodified field to the Cam’s NY Pizzeria feature green flag on Saturday night, with Graham quickly shooting to the race lead in the No. 21 Xtreme chassis.

Sitterly, who started inside the third row, immediately dove to the inside of Jeff Locke’s No. 37 to pull to fourth on the Speedway and not long after the race’s first caution would wave for a spinning Jerry Curran down the back stretch.

Curran made his Oswego debut on Saturday night in the No. 24, looking very good in early warm-ups, running in the 16-second bracket.  After spinning backwards on the race’s first lap, Curran would continue on.

Another caution would wave on the race’s restart, this time for a spinning Jeff Holbrook down the front chute.  Holbrook, who won his qualifying heat race earlier in the evening, was running seventh at the time he spun.  The No. 35 would head to the pits, but did return to action before the lights went green.

The next restart would stay green for a handful of laps and it would see the Gruel No. 50 hit the fast lane.  After starting seventh on the grid, Gruel shot to the topside of the Speedway powering around Locke to fifth, and just one lap later drove around Sitterly into the first turn to take fourth.

Just like two weeks ago Gruel and Sitterly would now be bumper to bumper, and together they worked through the field, next making quick work of the Bellinger No. 02 to charge to third and fourth with both Dan Connors Jr. and race leader Graham in their sights.

After five circuits yet another caution would hit the Speedway and it was again for Curran entering turn three, but this time he would be joined by Dave Cliff in a much more serious incident.

Heading down the back stretch Keith Shampine, who debuted the brand new Chris Osetek No. 55 roadster on Saturday, appeared to slow out of turn two moving to the bottom of the Speedway.  As Shampine slowed down the back stretch, Cliff’s No. 06 caught the right rear tire of the No. 55 causing the front end of the Gnomey Racing machine to go air born and lose control.  Cliff flew across the Speedway directly for the outside steel and caught Curran with him as he tried to roll by on the high side.

Each car would slam the outside steel, sliding passed the third turn pit gate, and eventually scattering a great deal of foam.  Unfortunately, the damage had already been done to both the No. 06 and No. 24, who ironically park next to each other in the pit area, as both cars took on massive right front damage.

Most importantly, both drivers exiting their machines under their own power, and were in good condition.

The race’s restart would see Graham out in front ahead of Connors, Gruel, Sitterly, Bellinger, Gosek, Locke, Muldoon, Shaun Gosselin, and Michael Barnes in the front ten.

As the lights went green Gruel again found the outside lane, this time sliding passed Connors to take over the runner-up spot, now beginning to give chase to Graham for the race lead.

At this point Gruel appeared as though he would be the car to beat, but Sitterly would soon also get around Connors to move to third in turn four, and the Gosek No. 00 was also lingering.

By lap 15 Graham and Gruel had settled into a bit of a lead over Sitterly, who himself had built a nice cushion over Connors, Gosek, and Gosselin running fourth through sixth.  Gosselin, driving the family owned No. 26, looked very good early on but at lap 17 would bring out another caution as he broke out of turn four, stopping on the front straight.

The No. 26 would be pushed to the infield, parking nose first in his pit stall, done for the evening.

The previous restart belonged to Gruel, but the lap 17 restart belonged to the Gosek No. 00 as he pushed to the outside of Connors to move to fourth, now joining a tight four car battle for the race lead with Graham, Gruel, and Sitterly.

It was at this point of the race that dejavu began to set in with Gruel and Sitterly riding second and third, just as they did two weeks ago.  Again, Sitterly was un-phased in showing Gruel a wheel low on several occasions from the third turn, all the way to the first turn.  Each driver ran clean, leaving plenty of room between each other as Graham continued to power away out front.

A long green flag period would now set in, providing a clear indication of the drivers that had racecars to potentially battle for the win.  At one point Graham built a sizeable lead over the dueling duo of Gruel and Sitterly as Gosek began to fade in the No. 00 running fourth.  During this stretch Barnes and Muldoon would emerge as top runners after starting 8th and 12th on the grid, as they now rode 5th and 6th respectively.

As the cross flags went in the air showing half-way, Graham’s lead began to shrink, and on lap 40 both Gruel and Sitterly had tightened the gap.

On lap 44 Sitterly’s persistence would pay off, as he pulled low on Gruel heading into turn one yet again, just like two weeks ago.  But this time their cars would not touch, and Sitterly would drive on by to the runner-up position.

One lap later as leader Graham and Sitterly hit lapped traffic, Graham would leave the door open for Sitterly on the low side out of turn two, which was all the No. 7 needed.  Sitterly would now be the race’s second, and final, leader at lap 45 quickly building a large gap over the field.

As Sitterly mounted as much as a full straightaway lead on the field, the trio of Graham, Gruel, and Gosek battled for second.  By this time the Speedway had seen a green flag spell of almost 50 consecutive laps, which forced the handling on several cars to go away.

One car however seemed to improve as the race went on and that was the No. 51 of Muldoon.  After a top five finish on May 11, Muldoon seemed poised to chase down Barnes for fifth in the late going, but just as that thought crept into the minds of some the No. 51 would spin out of turn four bringing out the yellow flag at lap 68.

With the long stretch of green flag racing, and an attrition filled night, only seven cars remained on the lead lap with seven laps to go, meaning Muldoon would restart seventh only losing one spot on the Speedway.

With just a handful of laps to go Sitterly led Graham, Gruel, Gosek, Barnes, Danzer, Muldoon, Jefrzejek, Bellinger, and Holbrook in the top ten with Jeedrzejek being the first car a lap down to the field.

It looked as though this order would hold, but that was until the field charged out of turn two on the restart.

The Graham No. 21, which had led 44 laps of the main event, suddenly faltered out of turn two jamming up Gruel on the low side of the Speedway.  With Graham and Gruel jammed on the bottom of the track, Gosek powered to the high side taking advantage and passing his way to second in the field behind Sitterly.

Graham immediately pulled the No. 21 pit side.

Initially it was believed that Graham may have run out of fuel, but that was not the case at all.  Graham says it was an engine issue, which actually first appeared earlier in the race.

“At about lap 30 or so I lost oil pressure, it dropped to about 40,” said Graham.  “It felt like I had a parachute behind the car heading down the straightaways and that’s when I think they starting to catch back up to me.  While we were up to speed during that long run it was ok, but when we had that last yellow and everything cooled down, I pinned it on the restart (out of turn two) and nothing happened.”

Despite Gosek now moving into the runner-up position, Sitterly had already built an insurmountable lead, dominating the field for his 5th Shampine title and 25th career Oswego win.

Gosek, who still holds a fond place in his heart for the month of May after competing in the 1996 Indianapolis 500, really wanted a Memorial Day win but had to settle for second.

Gosek talked about the late race pass, shooting from fourth to second in the order.

“Well, I just shot up to the outside, I had nothing to lose,” said Gosek.  “Unfortunately, Kody (Graham) kind of jammed up Gruel there coming out of two and I just happened to be up there so I could go by them both and that worked out.”

After charging through the field early, the long green flag stretch did not help the No. 00.

“The car was good early on, but that long green flag stretch killed the car,” said Gosek.  “After that caution late it was a whole new car, I don’t know if the tires cooled down or what?  But at the end we were actually pretty good.”

Gruel, who rode for second much of the race, was the first person to congratulate Sitterly in victory lane and soon after talked with Keith Zehr about his run.

“I’ll tell you what, we had a hell of a car early on, it was good,” said Gruel.  “Otto was just a touch better, so congratulations to him.  You know, we had a rough night last time between the two of us but he ran me clean tonight, I ran him clean, we gave each other some room and that’s how I like to be raced.”

Saturday night’s Lighthouse Lanes ‘Up & Comer’ award winner was Michael Muldoon, while Tim Devendorf claimed the Lightouse Lanes ‘Hard Charger’.

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race wins went to Kody Graham, Jeff Holbrook, and Otto Sitterly.

Oswego Speedway will next be in action on Saturday, June 1 as the “Road to the Championship” continues with Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites Night at the Races featuring a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event and a 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature.

Grandstand gates will open at 4pm on June 1 with racing beginning at 6:30pm.

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Saturday, May 25th, 2013
Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY
Helena Chemical Company Memorial Day Weekend ‘Triple-Header’
UPCOMING SHOWS:
Saturday, June 1st – Best Western Plus/Quality Inn and Suites “Road to the Championship” – Novelis Supermodified 50/Pathfinder Bank SBS 30

NOVELIS SUPERMODIFIEDS
Jim Shampine Memorial Feature (75-laps):  1. 7-OTTO SITTERLY, 2. 00-Joe Gosek, 3. 50-Dave Gruel, 4. 99-Michael Barnes, 5. 52-Dave Danzer, 6. 51-Michael Muldoon, 7. 60-Timmy Jedrzejek, 8. 02-Brandon Bellinger, 9. 35-Jeff Holbrook, 10. 5-Tim Devendorf, 11. 21-Kody Graham, 12. 37-Jeff Locke, 13. 01-Dan Connors Jr., 14. 0-Tim Snyder, 15. 07-Tony Steiner, 16. 3-Brian Sweeney, 17. 26-Shaun Gosselin, 18. 56-Hal LaTulip, 19. 83-Lou LeVea Jr, 20. 23-Clayton Brewer III, 21. 55-Keith Shampine, 22. 06-Dave Cliff, 23. 24-Jerry Curran, 24. 05-Jeff Abold, 25. 66-Lou LeVea Sr.

Lap Leaders: Graham (1-44), Sitterly (45-75)

Lighthouse Lanes “Up & Comer” – Michael Muldoon

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger – Tim Devendorf

1st Heat (12-laps/6-Qualify): 1. 21 – Kody Graham, 2. 01 – Dan Connors Jr., 3. 50 – Dave Gruel, 4. 26 – Shaun Gosselin, 5. 0 – Tim Snyder, 6. 60 – Tim Jedrzejek, 7. 23 – Clayton Brewer III, 8. 07 – Tony Steiner, 9. 83 – Lou LeVea Jr.

2nd Heat (12-laps/6-Qualify): 1. 35 – Jeff Holbrook, 2. 37 – Jeff Locke, 3. 99 – Michael Barnes, 4. 52 – Dave Danzer, 5. 3 – Brian Sweeney, 6. 06 – Dave Cliff, 7. 22 – Pat Lavery, 8. 56 – Hal LaTulip

3rd Heat (12-laps/6-Qualify):  1. 7 – Otto Sitterly, 2. 51 – Michael Muldoon, 3. 00 – Joe Gosek, 4. 02 – Brandon Bellinger, 5. 55 – Keith Shampine, 6. 24 – Jerry Curran, 7. 5 – Tim Devendorf, 8. 05 – Jeff Abold

Shell Shock Custom Paints Heat Race Challenge:
Davey Hamilton – 1

Dan Connors Jr. – 1
Tim Jedrzejek – 1
Kody Graham – 1
Jeff Holbrook – 1
Otto Sitterly – 1

Wight Makes Late Charge To Victory Lane In The Modifieds At Fulton Speedway; Finch II, Fink, Dygert and DeGroff Also Winners

FULTON, NY – (By Dave Medler) – The old saying, “It aint over till it’s over,” held true Saturday night at the Fulton Speedway in the Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modifieds. Chuck Bower looked like he was going to overcome early season bad luck and romp to the win. Late in the race the front runners were able to run down Bower setting up an exciting finish. On lap 32, Larry Wight was able to use a back marker as a pick and drive by Bower and then drive away for the 35 lap victory.

Other winners on SUNY Canton night were, Tony Finch II, SUNY Canton Sportsman, Alan Fink, NAPA Late Models, Jeremy Dygert, E&V Energy Novice Sportsman and Skip DeGroff, Four Cylinder Stocks.

Tim Schneider Jr. would lead the opening lap of the 35 lap Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modified feature, but on the second go-round Matt Hulsizer using the top of the speedway would blast into the top-spot.

With 5 laps complete, Hulsizer still ran the high side as he held a slight advantage over the hard charging Chuck Bower. Katelyn Kane, Schneider and Jim Witko raced for third through fifth behind the top-two.

After dogging Hulsizer, Bower who looked to put early season woes behind him muscled the lead away on lap 10 and looked to run away and hide from the field.

With 15 laps showing on the scoring tower, Bower opened about a dozen car length lead over Hulsizer, Tom Sears Jr. ran alone in third with Dan Vauter and Larry Wight showing in the top-five.

At the halfway point, Bower was on rails as he ran out to a half a straightaway lead over Hulsizer. Sears, Vauter and Wight were still chasing the top-two as they started to gain some ground.

With 10 laps to go Bower still had a large lead but it appeared his car was starting to go away. Sears and Wight caught Hulsizer as they were in a tight fight for second, third and fourth.

As the laps clicked off, a tight nose to tail and side by battle was on for the lead for the front runners. On lap 32 Wight used a back marker as a pick as he was able to muscle by Bower to be scored the new leader with 3 laps to go. Once in the lead Wight was able to drive away for the win. Last week’s winner, Pat Ward, Tom Sears Jr., Chuck Bower and Matt Hulsizer rounded out the top-five in the exciting finish.

After Wight climbed out of his Gypsum Express/Tracey Road Equipment/NAPA Auto Parts/Stadium International Trucks/L J L-Kevlar Racing Engines/Industrial Tire Of CNY/ No.99L/Bicknell/ he talked about the tight fight at the front of the pack and the pass for his second Fulton win of 2013.

“It was a little choppy down there,” Wight said about running the bottom. “We pulled about 20 points to much gear out of it. I got afraid at the start,  we started rolling on the top, but we didn’t seem to keep up with Tom (Sears) and everybody. As soon as we went to the bottom we seemed to be the only ones who could stick right around the (uke) tires.”

Wight then spoke about the pass for the lead and the win.”I saw Chuck (Bower) was kind of struggling in the middle trying to get around the No.63. Luckily the No.63 slowed up just enough for us to get by both of them.”

Brandon Ford got the early jump to lead the 20 lap SUNY Canton Sportsman feature. By lap 5 Ford still led with his father Scott Ford giving chase. Just behind the top-two, Greg Mrzywka, Nick Krause and Joe Kline showed third through fifth.

At the halfway point, Brandon Ford still led the way as Mrzywka and Scott Ford ran side by side for second about three car behind the leader. Krause and Kline still fought for top-five spots.

After running the top of the speedway, Mrzywka switched to the bottom and drove by Ford and into the lead on lap 14. Over the remaining laps and no yellows to bunch up the field, Mrzywka drove away to be the first under the checkers. Tony Finch II made a late charge for second with Brandon Ford, Scott Ford and Beth Schneider who made another run from deep in the field completed the top-five.

When the cars went over the scales, apparent winner Mrzywka was light, handing the win to Tony Finch II. For Finch, a 16 yr old high school student it was his first Fulton SUNY Canton Sportsman win.

Alan Fink made it three wins in a row in the another highly competitive NAPA Late Model feature. Fink was able to get by Rick Miller who led since lap 3, on lap 16 for the 20 lap win. Dale Caswell, AJ Kingsley and Dustin Hanlon finished third through fifth.

The E&V Energy Novice Sportsman feature came down to the last lap, last corner pass. Jeremy Dygert played the waiting game as he hounded Ricky Yelle virtually the entire race. Coming out of turn four heading to the checkers, Yelle left just enough room for Dygert to get by for the exciting win. Taylor Lamb who was also part of the lead battle finished third, with Gary Hoppins and Wade Chrisman rounding out the top-five.

Skip DeGroff remained undefeated in the Four Cylinder Stocks. DeGroff took the lead from Eric Zirbel on lap 11 and then was the first under the checkers. Mark Johnston, Wendall Washington, Eric Zirbel and Matt Dawson rounded out the top-five.

Next Saturday, June 1st is one of the most popular nights of the year, as Oswego County Today.Com presents family autograph Night. It’s a chance for young and old alike to head track side to get up close to all the racing equipment and meet all the drivers for autographs and driver giveaways. On the race card will be the Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modifieds, SUNY Canton Sportsman, NAPA Late Models, E&V Energy Novice Sportsman, Four Cylinder Stocks and Mod Lites.

Adult grandstand admission will be $12 with everyone 18 yrs old and younger admitted FREE to the grandstands. Pit admission is $25 members/ $30 non-members. Gates will open at 5 with racing at 7.

Any questions you might have about the season please contact Cory Reed at (315) 593-6531 or cory@fultonspeedway.com  . Keep up with track updates throughout the season at www.brewertonspeedway.com and www.fultonspeedway.com, on each speedway’s Facebook accounts and on Twitter at twitter.com/Fultonspeedway and twitter.com/BrewertonSpdway

(TRACEY ROAD EQUIPMENT BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS 35 LAPS) – LARRY WIGHT,  Pat Ward, Tom Sears Jr., Chuck Bower, Matt Hulsizer, Dan Vauter, Jim Witko, Ryan Phelps, Rob Bellinger, Chris Hile, Tim Sears Jr., Chad Phelps, Tim Schneider Jr., Katelyn Kane, Adam Roberts, Roy Bresnahan, Jim Walsh, Dale Planck, Joe August Jr..

(SUNY CANTON SPORTSMAN 20 LAPS) – TONY FINCH II, Brandon Ford, Scott Ford, Beth Schneider, Ronnie Davis III, Rocky Warner, Joe Kline, Nick Krause, Justin Crisafulli, Chris Hulsizer, Jim Spano, Matt Emmons, Jordan Bennett, Corey Barker, Gregg Kimball, Jason Occhino, Rocco Leone, Tom Cook, Tom Juhl, George Dyer, Brandon Walters, Derek Warren, Kyle Fink, Greg Mrzywka.

(NAPA LATE MODELS 20 LAPS) – ALAN FINK, Rick Miller, Dale Caswell, AJ Kingsley, Dustin Hanlon, Steve Coit, Harry Halliday, Dave Talbot, Alan Chapman, Aron Backus, Mike Trapp, Richie Riggs, Brandon Ford, Shayne Tenace, Sean Beardsley

(E&V ENERGY NOVICE SPORTSMAN 15 LAPS) – JEREMY DYGERT, Ricky Yelle, Taylor Lamb, Gary Hoppins, Wade Chrisman, Hilary Ward, Carl Warren, Nick Rupert, Kyle Kiehn, Jacob Davis, Austin Murphy.

(FOUR CYLINDER STOCKS 15 LAPS) -  SKIP DEGROFF, Mark Johnston, Wendall Washington, Eric M Zirbel, Matt Dawson, Justin Buske, Dan Dupra, Jacobe Palmiter, Donald Rowe, Jerry Herbert, Keith Zirbel, John West, Colby Herzog.

Simmons Notches Career First in Tony White Memorial

OSWEGO, NY – Jason Simmons has been racing around Oswego Speedway for seven years and Saturday night he finally took his D&S Landscaping No. 98 machine to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane at the ‘Steel Palace’ as a part of the Helena Chemical Company Memorial Day Weekend ‘Triple-Header.’

Jason Simmons (center) stands with runner-up Mike Bruce (right) and third place finisher Dalton Doyle (left) in Oswego Speedway's Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane.  (Dan Kapuscinski photo)

Jason Simmons (center) stands with runner-up Mike Bruce (right) and third place finisher Dalton Doyle (left) in Oswego Speedway’s Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane. (Dan Kapuscinski photo)

Simmons and early race leader Mike Bruce swapped the lead on a couple different occasions with Simmons eventually locking down the race lead at lap 22 to go onto the Tony White Memorial win over Bruce, Dalton Doyle, Russ Brown, JJ Andrews, Mike Bond, Jon Tesoriero, Tim Gareau, Kreig Heroth, and Jack Patrick.

“It feels great, finally,” said Simmons.  “Seven years it has taken, and it’s too long.  My guys have been busting their butts for years with me; Brian Dana, Mikey O’Connor.  You know, these guys have never left my side, they believed in me, and we finally put it together.”

Simmons went on to explain how the night unfolded including his tremendous battle with Mike Bruce for the race win in lapped traffic.

“We were fast in the first warm-up, but we struggled in the second warm-up and in the heat,” said Simmons.  “The guys hit it on the money in the feature.  I didn’t want to tear my car up in lapped traffic; I was trying to be cautious.  I saw him (Bruce) out there and I was racing him hard, but I knew I was faster.  I was a little discouraged when he got by, but I knew we would get back by him, and we did it and that’s all that mattered.”

Bruce and Doyle would start up on row number one for the 35-lap Tony White Memorial, with Bruce getting the early nod in the No. 22.  Doyle would quickly tuck into line with the No. 22 as the front duo charged away from the pack early consisting of Andrews, Simmons, and Gareau in tow, until the race’s first caution waved at lap 4.

Andrew Schartner, driving the Crow Motorsports No. 18, tagged the outside while in corner number four with great force ending his night to turn on the yellow lights.

After the restart Doyle, whose season has been off to a rough start, managed to wrestle away the top spot from Bruce on lap 6 and at the same time Simmons began to mount his charge from sixth on the grid, driving by his teammate Andrews to third position on lap 7.

Simmons would not stop there as on lap 9 he would then drive by Bruce to move to the runner-up spot.

While Simmons was charging his way to the lead, a battle was being waged further back between championship contenders Bond and Brown.  The pair started tenth and eleventh respectively, several times swapping positions from each other, but working together to slice their way through the field.

As the lap counter hit eleven, Simmons found the lane he needed as he drove on by Doyle to the low side to take the race lead.  Doyle would stay high on the race track allowing Bruce to follow through into the second position with Doyle now third ahead of Andrews, Gareau, Brown, Tesoriero, and Bond.

By the 18th circuit Simmons and Bruce had pulled their way out from the rest of the pack with heavy lapped traffic beginning to loom.

At lap 19 Simmons tried to maneuver the lapped car of Anthony Losurdo and in doing so pinned himself to the low end of the race track, giving Bruce a wide open lane on the top side to retake the race lead.  The two drivers would barely touch wheels in a great battle for the lead, but it was to be short lived.

Once cleared from traffic, Simmons quickly drew a bead back on the back bumper of the Bruce No. 22, diving to the inside on lap 22 to take the lead for the second time.  The move made for the fourth lead change of the race between three different drivers in just 22-laps.

Simmons would then prove to be in a class of his own driving out to over a half straight lead on the pack behind with Bruce, Doyle, Andrews, Gareau, Brown, Tesoriero, Bond, Heroth, and Patrick all locked together.

As the race drew to a close, Simmons would have to hang on through a couple late race cautions including one for May 11 winner Mark Castiglia, who blew a tire and made hard contact with the main straight wall on lap 33.

After seven years of trying, nothing was going to hold back Simmons on this night, as he again drove away from the field with two laps to go to rack up his first career Pathfinder Bank SBS win at Oswego Speedway over Bruce and Doyle.

Bruce, who had a great run going in the Teddneck No. 22 two weeks ago before pulling pit side, was more than pleased with a runner-up effort on Saturday.

“That was a riot, I hope we put on a good race for the fans,” said Bruce.  “The class is made for beating and banging and putting on a good race.  Nobody wrecked and it was a heck of a race, it was great to run with Jason (Simmons).  He had a great car and he has worked his butt off to be in victory lane finally, so congratulations to Jason Simmons.”

After a start to his season that Doyle would rather forget, a third place finish on Saturday likely felt like a win.

“This feels a lot better,” said Doyle.  “We’ve had a terrible start to the season, but after tonight the car felt a lot better.  It still needs some work, but we started up front and stayed up front, so I am happy with that.”

Doyle was again locked with JJ Andrews for much of the event, including the race’s final lap as they battled for a podium position.

“We actually got together a bit on the back stretch there, when he (Andrews) came up on the outside of me,” said Doyle.  “I don’t know, we we’re going for it and made contact, but it is all clean as far as I know, so.”

The evening’s Nice Price Auto Sales ‘Up & Comer’ award recipient and the winner of the Sherwood Racing Wheels ‘Lap Leader’ award was Jason Simmons.

The D&S Landscaping ‘Hard Chager’ award went to Jeremy Pitcher, in the TNT Motorsports No. 14, for the second week in a row.

The White’s Car Care ‘4th place’ award, given in honor of Tony White each week at the Speedway, was won by Russ Brown.

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race wins were awarded to Kreig Heroth, Mike Bond, and Tim Gareau.

Bond will be credited as the first driver to un-officially clock a lap of under 19-seconds in an SBS machine with a lap of 18.939 seconds on the way to his heat race win.  No driver in the history of the division has ever scored a lap under 19-seconds on the AMB transponder scoring system at Oswego Speedway.

Oswego Speedway will next be in action on Saturday, June 1 as the “Road to the Championship” continues with Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites Night at the Races featuring a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event and a 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature.

Grandstand gates will open at 4pm on June 1 with racing beginning at 6:30pm.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.  Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

To purchase tickets for the 2013 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

PATHFINDER BANK SBS SERIES

Tony White Memorial Feature (35-laps):  1. 98-JASON SIMMONS, 2. 22-Mike Bruce, 3. 01-Dalton Doyle, 4. 13-Russ Brown, 5. 93-JJ Andrews, 6. 74-Mike Bond, 7. 47-Jon Tesoriero, 8. 17-Tim Gareau, 9. 04-Kreig Heroth, 10. 9-Jack Patrick, 11. 14-Jeremy Pitcher, 12. 8-Josh Kerr, 13. 77-Cameron Rowe, 14. 07-Justin Connell, 15. 76-Scott Shafer, 16. 1-Anthony Losurdo, 17. 19-Nate Noto, 18. 99-Dennis Rupert, 19. 90-Greg O’Connor, 20. 2-Rob Pullen, 21. 67-Mark Castiglia, 22. 57-Dan Abt, 23. 24-AJ Bernys, 24. 44-Zach Amo, 25. 18-Andrew Schartner

Lap Leaders: Bruce (1-5, 19-21), Doyle (6-10), Simmons (11-18, 22-35)

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader – Jason Simmons

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger – Jeremy Pitcher

Nice Price Auto Sales “Up & Comer” – Jason Simmons

White’s Car Care 4th Place Award – Russ Brown

1st Heat (10-laps/6-Qualify): 1. 04 – Kreig Heroth, 2. 22 – Mike Bruce, 3. 13 – Russ Brown, 4. 98 – Jason Simmons, 5. 9 – Jack Patrick, 6. 8 – Josh Kerr, 7. 14 – Jeremy Pitcher, 8. 19 – Nathan Noto

2nd Heat (10-laps/6-Qualify): 1. 17 – Tim Gareau, 2. 01 – Dalton Doyle, 3. 47 – Jon Tesoriero, 4. 1 – Anthony Losurdo, 5. 2 – Rob Pullen, 6. 44 – Zach Amo, 7. 24 – AJ Bernys, 8. 32 – Scott Black, 9. 67 – Mark Castiglia

3rd Heat (10-laps/6-Qualify): 1. 74 – Mike Bond, 2. 93 – JJ Andrews, 3. 77 – Cameron Rowe, 4. 18 – Andrew Schartner, 5. 07 – Justin Connell, 6. 76 – Scott Shafer, 7. 99 – Dennis Rupert, 8. 90 – Greg O’Connor, 9. 57 – Dan Abt

Consolation (10-laps/6-Qualify): 1. 24 – AJ Bernys, 2. 67 – Mark Castiglia, 3. 14 – Jeremy Pitcher, 4. 19 – Nathan Noto, 5. 57 – Dan Abt, 6. 99 – Dennis Rupert, 7. 90 – Greg O’Connor, 8. 32 – Scott Black

Shell Shock Custom Paints SBS Heat Race Challenge:
Kreig Heroth – 2
Mike Bond – 2
Rob Pullen – 1
Andrew Schartner – 1
Jason Simmons – 1
Jack Patrick – 1
Tim Gareau – 1

Quick Results – Oswego Speedway Saturday, May 25, 2013

Oswego Speedway Saturday, May 25, 2013

Helena Chemical Company Memorial Day Weekend ‘Triple-Header’

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Saturday, June 1st – Best Western Plus/Quality Inn and Suites “Road to the Championship” – Novelis Supermodified 50/Pathfinder Bank SBS 30

NOVELIS SUPERMODIFIEDS
Jim Shampine Memorial Feature (75-laps):  1. 7-OTTO SITTERLY, 2. 00-Joe Gosek, 3. 50-Dave Gruel, 4. 99-Michael Barnes, 5. 52-Dave Danzer, 6. 51-Michael Muldoon, 7. 60-Timmy Jedrzejek, 8. 02-Brandon Bellinger, 9. 35-Jeff Holbrook, 10. 5-Tim Devendorf, 11. 21-Kody Graham, 12. 37-Jeff Locke, 13. 01-Dan Connors Jr., 14. 0-Tim Snyder, 15. 07-Tony Steiner, 16. 3-Brian Sweeney, 17. 26-Shaun Gosselin, 18. 56-Hal LaTulip, 19. 83-Lou LeVea Jr, 20. 23-Clayton Brewer III, 21. 55-Keith Shampine, 22. 06-Dave Cliff, 23. 24-Jerry Curran, 24. 05-Jeff Abold, 25. 66-Lou LeVea Sr.
Lap Leaders: Graham (1-44), Sitterly (45-75)

Lighthouse Lanes “Up & Comer” – Michael Muldoon

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger – Tim Devendorf

1st Heat (12-laps/6-Qualify): 1. 21 – Kody Graham, 2. 01 – Dan Connors Jr., 3. 50 – Dave Gruel, 4. 26 – Shaun Gosselin, 5. 0 – Tim Snyder, 6. 60 – Tim Jedrzejek, 7. 23 – Clayton Brewer III, 8. 07 – Tony Steiner, 9. 83 – Lou LeVea Jr.

2nd Heat (12-laps/6-Qualify): 1. 35 – Jeff Holbrook, 2. 37 – Jeff Locke, 3. 99 – Michael Barnes, 4. 52 – Dave Danzer, 5. 3 – Brian Sweeney, 6. 06 – Dave Cliff, 7. 22 – Pat Lavery, 8. 56 – Hal LaTulip

3rd Heat (12-laps/6-Qualify):  1. 7 – Otto Sitterly, 2. 51 – Michael Muldoon, 3. 00 – Joe Gosek, 4. 02 – Brandon Bellinger, 5. 55 – Keith Shampine, 6. 24 – Jerry Curran, 7. 5 – Tim Devendorf, 8. 05 – Jeff Abold

Shell Shock Custom Paints Heat Race Challenge:
Davey Hamilton – 1

Dan Connors Jr. – 1
Tim Jedrzejek – 1
Kody Graham – 1
Jeff Holbrook – 1
Otto Sitterly – 1
PATHFINDER BANK SBS SERIES
Tony White Memorial Feature (35-laps):  1. 98-JASON SIMMONS, 2. 22-Mike Bruce, 3. 01-Dalton Doyle, 4. 13-Russ Brown, 5. 93-JJ Andrews, 6. 74-Mike Bond, 7. 47-Jon Tesoriero, 8. 17-Tim Gareau, 9. 04-Kreig Heroth, 10. 9-Jack Patrick, 11. 14-Jeremy Pitcher, 12. 8-Josh Kerr, 13. 77-Cameron Rowe, 14. 07-Justin Connell, 15. 76-Scott Shafer, 16. 1-Anthony Losurdo, 17. 19-Nate Noto, 18. 99-Dennis Rupert, 19. 90-Greg O’Connor, 20. 2-Rob Pullen, 21. 67-Mark Castiglia, 22. 57-Dan Abt, 23. 24-AJ Bernys, 24. 44-Zach Amo, 25. 18-Andrew Schartner

Lap Leaders: Bruce (1-5, 19-21), Doyle (6-10), Simmons (11-18, 22-35)

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader – Jason Simmons

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger – Jeremy Pitcher
Nice Price Auto Sales “Up & Comer” – Jason Simmons

White’s Car Care 4th Place Award – Russ Brown

1st Heat (10-laps/6-Qualify): 1. 04 – Kreig Heroth, 2. 22 – Mike Bruce, 3. 13 – Russ Brown, 4. 98 – Jason Simmons, 5. 9 – Jack Patrick, 6. 8 – Josh Kerr, 7. 14 – Jeremy Pitcher, 8. 19 – Nathan Noto

2nd Heat (10-laps/6-Qualify): 1. 17 – Tim Gareau, 2. 01 – Dalton Doyle, 3. 47 – Jon Tesoriero, 4. 1 – Anthony Losurdo, 5. 2 – Rob Pullen, 6. 44 – Zach Amo, 7. 24 – AJ Bernys, 8. 32 – Scott Black, 9. 67 – Mark Castiglia

3rd Heat (10-laps/6-Qualify): 1. 74 – Mike Bond, 2. 93 – JJ Andrews, 3. 77 – Cameron Rowe, 4. 18 – Andrew Schartner, 5. 07 – Justin Connell, 6. 76 – Scott Shafer, 7. 99 – Dennis Rupert, 8. 90 – Greg O’Connor, 9. 57 – Dan Abt

Consolation (10-laps/6-Qualify): 1. 24 – AJ Bernys, 2. 67 – Mark Castiglia, 3. 14 – Jeremy Pitcher, 4. 19 – Nathan Noto, 5. 57 – Dan Abt, 6. 99 – Dennis Rupert, 7. 90 – Greg O’Connor, 8. 32 – Scott Black

Shell Shock Custom Paints SBS Heat Race Challenge:
Kreig Heroth – 2

Mike Bond – 2
Rob Pullen – 1
Andrew Schartner – 1
Jason Simmons – 1
Jack Patrick – 1
Tim Gareau – 1
ROC MODIFIEDS
Richie Evans Memorial Feature (75-laps): 1. 60 – MATT HIRSCHMAN, 2. 51 – Erick Rudolph, 3. 6 – Ron Silk, 4. 5 – Kyle Ebersole, 5. 73x – Andy Jankowiak, 6. 88 – Billy Putney, 7. 66 – Austin Kochenash, 8. 3 – Daren Scherer, 9. 25 – Mike Leaty, 10. 26 – George Kent, 11. 42 – Nick Pecko, 12. 72 – TJ Potrzebowski, 13. 9 – Brandon Oltra, 14. 10 – Michael Fielbelkorn Jr., 15. 31 – Nick Barzee, 16. 69 – Tommy Cloce, 17. 14 – Doug Reaume, 18. 59 – Karl Hehr, 19. 18 – Don King Jr., 20. 34 – Rusty Smith, 21. 21 – Dan Kurzejewski, 22. 22 – Bobby Holmes, 23. 12 – Jesse Kent, 24. 16 – JR Kent

1st Heat (10-laps/All Qualify): 1. 69 – Tommy Cloce, 2. 88 – Billy Putney, 3. 42 – Nick Pecko, 4. 16 – JR Kent, 5. 73x – Andy Jankowiak, 6. 66 – Austin Kochenash, 7. 18 – Don King Jr., 8. 12 – Jesse Kent

2nd Heat (10-laps/All Qualify): 1. 16 – George Kent, 2. 5 – Kyle Ebersole, 3. 60 – Matt Hirschman, 4. 51 – Erick Rudolph, 5. 34 – Rusty Smith, 6. 22 – Bobby Holmes, 7. 14 – Doug Reaume, 8. 9 – Brandon Oltra

3rd Heat (10-laps/All Qualify): 1. 25 – Mike Leaty, 2. 6 – Ron Silk, 3. 59 – Karl Hehr, 4. 3 – Daren Scherer, 5. 10 – Mike Fiebelkorn Jr., 6. 21 – Dan Kurzejewski, 7. 72 – TJ Potrzebowski, 8. 31 – Nick Barzee

Fulton Speedway Quick Results 5-25-2013

(TRACEY ROAD EQUIPMENT BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS 35 LAPS) – LARRY WIGHT,  Pat Ward, Tom Sears Jr., Chuck Bower, Matt Hulsizer, Dan Vauter, Jim Witko, Ryan Phelps, Rob Bellinger, Chris Hile, Tim Sears Jr., Chad Phelps, Tim Schneider Jr., Katelyn Kane, Adam Roberts, Roy Bresnahan, Jim Walsh, Dale Planck, Joe August Jr..

(SUNY CANTON SPORTSMAN 20 LAPS) – TONY FINCH II, Brandon Ford, Scott Ford, Beth Schneider, Ronnie Davis III, Rocky Warner, Nick Krause, Justin Crisafulli, Chris Hulsizer, Jim Spano, Matt Emmons, Jordan Bennett, Corey Barker, Gregg Kimball, Jason Occhino, Rocco Leone, Tom Cook, Tom Juhl, George Dyer, Brandon Walters, Derek Warren, Joe Kline, Kyle Fink, Greg Mrzywka.

(NAPA LATE MODELS 20 LAPS) – ALAN FINK, Rick Miller, Dale Caswell, AJ Kingsley, Dustin Hanlon, Steve Coit, Harry Halliday, Dave Talbot, Alan Chapman, Aron Backus, Mike Trapp, Richie Riggs, Brandon Ford, Shayne Tenace, Sean Beardsley

(E&V ENERGY NOVICE SPORTSMAN 15 LAPS) – JEREMY DYGERT, Ricky Yelle, Taylor Lamb, Gary Hoppins, Wade Chrisman, Hilary Ward, Carl Warren, Nick Rupert, Kyle Kiehn, Jacob Davis, Austin Murphy.

(FOUR CYLINDER STOCKS 15 LAPS) -  SKIP DEGROFF, Mark Johnston, Wendall Washington, Eric M Zirbel, Matt Dawson, Justin Buske, Dan Dupra, Jacobe Palmiter, Donald Rowe, Jerry Herbert, Keith Zirbel, John West, Colby Herzog.

Cortes Graduates From Creighton University

OMAHA, NE – Nicolas Cortes of Pulaski was awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree during Creighton University’s commencement ceremony on May 18 at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.

University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., presided. Lannon, a 1973 graduate of the University, is the first alum to serve as president of Creighton.

About 1,600 degrees were conferred during Creighton University’s spring commencement.

About Creighton University: Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Neb., enrolls more than 4,100 undergraduate and 3,200 professional school and graduate students.

Nationally recognized for providing a balanced educational experience, the university offers a rigorous academic agenda with a broad range of disciplines, providing undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs that emphasize educating the whole person: academically, socially and spiritually.

Creighton has been a top-ranked Midwestern university in the college edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine for more than 20 years. For more information, visit our website at: www.creighton.edu

Kathryn ‘Katie’ Schneider, 85

OSWEGO, NY – Kathryn “Katie” Schneider, 85, of Oswego, passed away Saturday morning May 25, 2013, at St. Luke Health Services, Inc.

She was born in Redfield and was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Caroline Fischer Schneider.

Miss Schneider was a graduate of Crouse Irving School of Nursing, Class of 1948, and had been employed for many years at Oswego Hospital as a Registered Nurse.

She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.

Miss Schneider is survived by one sister, Margaret S. Eron of Camillus; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by four brothers, Rudolph Schneider, Edwin Schneider, Ferd Schneider and John Schneider; and two sisters, Helen VonHoltz and Elsie Schneider.

Funeral services will be Wednesday 8:30 a.m. from the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church 103 W. Seventh St., Oswego, NY 13126

www.daincullinan.com

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