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Feature Events Rained Out at Oswego Kartway Non-Point Opener

OSWEGO, NY – A solid field of 63 entries filed through Oswego Kartway’s main gate on Friday night, only to see the feature racing washed away due to heavy showers after the qualifying heats.

For the second consecutive season, a sizable field showed up for the Kartway’s non-point opener, used as a warm-up event before the championship season begins on April 25.

Seth Perrin (01), Sean Simmons (98S), and Dylan Trump (28) race three-wide during heat racing action at Oswego Kartway on Friday night.  Feature events were washed away due to rain. (Ray Grela Photo)

Seth Perrin (01), Sean Simmons (98S), and Dylan Trump (28) race three-wide during heat racing action at Oswego Kartway on Friday night. Feature events were washed away due to rain. (Ray Grela Photo)

Despite the shortened program, two brand new Kartway classes debuted on Friday evening.

Stock Flathead 425 and Clone 425, designed for drivers weighing 200 lbs. and over, took the green flag for the very first time at the Bullring with great results.

A total of 10 racers took advantage of the new divisions with Kirk Smith taking the heat race win in Stock 425, his first career checkered flag at the Kartway and Mike Desimone grabbing the win in Clone 425.

Other heat race winners on Friday included Alex Losurdo, Seth Perrin, Madison Baum, Logan Abbott, Seth Baum, Jake Sivers, Tom Perrin and Joe Hayden.

Intermittent rain began to hit the Speedway nearly as soon as qualifying heats began at 7:30 p.m., with track officials doing all they could to run events off as quickly as possible before the showers gained intensity.

Unfortunately, by the end of the qualifying heats the rain became too much, as the clay track surface turned slippery and the showers intensified.

Due to Friday night’s race being a non-point event, the rained out feature events will not be made up.

The official Championship schedule for 2014 begins on April 25 with the running of the Gater Racing News Kartway Kick-Off.  Pit gates will again open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.

Racer entry fees will be set at $15 for members and $18 for non-members, which include pit passes.  Separate pit passes will be available for $10.

Track officials will determine this coming week whether or not carload spectator parking will be permitted around the Kartway on April 25, depending on the condition of the parking lots.

Kartway events run April through September on most Friday nights, culminating with the Fall Frenzy 200 Championships on September 20.

For more information on Oswego Kartway be sure to visit online at www.oswegokartway.com

You can FOLLOW the Kartway on Twitter @OswegoKartway or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoKartway.

To speak to a Kartway representative call the Oswego Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

Friday, April 18
Warm-Up Race/Non-Points
Oswego Kartway
Oswego, NY

RESULTS: (Heat Races Only – Features Rained Out)

Jr. Blue Clone-
Heat Race No. 1 (8-laps):  1. 14 – Alex Losurdo, 2. 27 – Robert Philips, 3. 11 – Britney Baum, 4. 56 – Ryan Palmer, 5. 111 – Kaleb Sidman

Heat Race No. 2 (8-laps): 1. 01 – Seth Perrin, 2. 28 – Dylan Trump, 3. 3 – Carl Emmons III, 4. 98S – Sean Simmons, 5. 59 – Morgan Butler

Jr. Green Clone-
Heat Race No. 1 (8-laps): 1. 15 – Madison Baum, 2. 22T – Tanner Emmons, 3. 95 – Trevor Butler, 4. 56 – Zaiah Kaylor, 5. 30 – Nicholas Root

Heat Race No. 2 (8-laps): 1. 25L – Logan Abbott, 2. 11 – Chase Waite, 3. 7 – Joseph Ardizzone, 4. 73 – Mason McNabb, 5. 95 – Tucker Fenske

Sr. Blue Clone-
Heat Race (8-laps): 13 – Seth Baum, 2. 9 – Tyler Trump, 3. 58 – Katelynn Stevens, 4. 5 – Brandon Philips, 5. 56 – Robert Stevens, 6. 41J – Josh Ostrander, 7. 98T – Tyler Thompson

Stock 425-
Heat Race (10-laps): 1. 14K – Kirk Smith, 2. 48R – Ron Abbott Sr., 3. 68 – Ron Abbott Jr.

Stock Light-
Heat Race No. 1 (10-laps): 1. 18 – Jake Sivers, 2. 62 – Daniel Cliff, 3. 33 – Chris Natoli, 4. 21 – Robert Eastman

Heat Race No. 2 (10-laps): 1. 16 – Tom Perrin, 2. 138 – Matt Fay, 3. 3 – Chris Knight, 4. 19 – Robbie Bruce

Clone 425-
Heat Race (10-laps): 1. 75 – Mike Desimone, 2. 88 – Chris Parker, 3. 51 – Barry Goodney, 4. 99 – Scott Baum, 5. 02 – Mike Auclair, 6. R99 – Ross Spilman, 7. 81 – Dave Spanfelner

Clone Heavy-
Heat Race (10-laps): 1. 5 – Joe Hayden, 2. 56 – Larry Kaylor, 3. 83 – Eric Raponi, 4. 714 – Shannon Pitcher, 5. 114 – Ron Ingison, 6. 55 – Rusty Natoli, 7. 21 – Jamie Shutts

Upcoming Shows:
April 25 – Gater Racing News ‘Kartway Kick-Off’ – Points Night #1

David LaClair Sr., 78

FULTON, NY – David LaClair Sr., 78, of Fulton, died Friday April 18, 2014, at Morningstar Care Center, Oswego.

Mr. LaClair was born in Fulton to the late Edmund and Angeline (McNally) LaClair.

He remained a life resident of Fulton.

Mr. LaClair was a United States veteran having served in the Air Force during the Korean War.

He retired from General Electric after 30 years of service.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Kathryn LaClair; and grandson, David Earl.

Mr. LaClair is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jean LaClair of Fulton; three children: Tammy (Daniel) Bullard, Jane LaClair and David (Kelly) LaClair Jr., all of Fulton; sister, Beatrice LaClair of Liverpool; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mr. LaClair’s final wish was to donate his body to science.

His gift was made to the Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.

There will be a funeral service at the convenience of the family.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, has care of the arrangements.

Oswego Cinema 7 Sun 04/20/14 – Sun 04/20/14

A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 (digital) R

1:05p 3:10p 5:15p 7:20p

BEARS (digital) G

12:50p 2:50p 4:50p 6:50p






1:00p 7:00p

DRAFT DAY (digital) PG13

2:10p 4:40p 7:30p

OCULUS (digital) R

2:20p 4:50p 7:40p

RIO 2 (digital) G

1:20p 3:50p 6:30p


1:50p 4:30p 7:10p

Trinity Catholic School’s Fun Fling 2014 Set

OSWEGO, NY – Trinity Catholic School’s Fun Fling 2014 will be a Luau Tropical Paradise.

It’s scheduled for April 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Priory Hall, St. Paul’s Church.

There will be tropical fun for all ages; games, activities and prizes.

There will be a cake and variety booths spinning the wheel.

The kitchen will be open with lots of treats available to eat in or take out.

A chicken barbecue will be offered for $8 and will include mac salad, salt potatoes, roll and dessert.

Game tickets are 25 cents each and each game will require 1-4 tickets.

There will also be a raffle for an Apple 64 GB iPod touch package which includes $50 iTunes gift card and protective life proof break/water proof box.

Tickets are $5 each.

Also, a truck afghan raffle.

Tickets are $1 each.

Tree Stewards’ Saturday Schedule Listed

OSWEGO, NY -  The Oswego Tree Stewards are out Saturdays in the streets with volunteers to care for the city’s trees.

The schedule is as follows (meet at the corner at 10 a.m.)

April 19 — East Ninth and Mohawk streets
April 26 — East Eighth and Mohawk streets
May 3 — East Seventh and Mohawk streets
May 10 — East Sixth and Mohawk streets
May 17 — East Fifth and Mohawk streets
May 24 — East Fourth and Mohawk streets
May 31 — East Third and Mohawk streets.
June 7 — East Second and Mohawk streets
June 14 — East First and Mohawk streets
June 21 — West First and Mohawk streets
June 28 — West Second and Mohawk streets
July 12 — West Third and Mohawk streets
July 19 — West Fourth and Mohawk streets
September 6 — West Fifth and Mohawk streets
September 13 — West Sixth and Mohawk streets
September 20 — West Seventh and Mohawk streets
September 27 — West Eighth and Mohawk streets
October 4 — SW Ninth and Mohawk streets
October 11 — Dublin and West Mohawk streets

If the weather (temperature below 55 or raining) negates working on any given Saturday, we will keep to this schedule and try to pick up any missed trees the following week.

We don’t work fourth of July weekend, Harborfest weekend or month of August.

Sandra Scott Travels: Experience “The Road to Revolution”

Last week I asked: What took place on April 19, 1775?

The Shot Heard Around the World.

On a recent visit to Massachusetts, John and I planned to stay in Boston but there was a large convention going on so all the reasonable hotels were booked.

Lexington Green

Lexington Green

We ended up staying at the Sonesta Suites in nearby Burlington, Mass.

Several years ago we enjoyed our stay at the Sonesta Hotels in Peru.

Sonesta Suites turned out to be a great choice.

It was near Lexington and Concord, both places we wanted to visit.

One of the most momentous moments in American history happened on April 19, 1775 in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Today, Lexington Green is quiet, but early on the morning of April 19, 1775, Captain John Parker ordered his militia, the Minute Men, to move out onto the Green from Buckman’s Tavern.

 Buckann's Tavern

Buckann’s Tavern

We couldn’t visit the tavern because it is being restored but should open in a few weeks.

The men had gathered the night before having been warned by William Daws and Paul Revere on their “Midnight Ride” that the British troops were marching toward Lexington and Concord from Boston.

It was there on Lexington Green that the first shots of the American Revolution took place.

Who fired that first shot?

No one knows for sure.

In 1860 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” forever immortalizing Revere, a silversmith who was a Son of Liberty.

 Minute Man Visitor Center

Minute Man Visitor Center

Many think he made the ride alone and completed his mission but his fellow “rebel,” William Daws also set out from Boston to rouse the countyside.

Neither made it to Concord, but a third rider, Samuel Prescott did make it to warn the militia.

A short drive down Route 2A is the Minute Man Visitor Center with an excellent multi-media presentation, “The Road to Revolution.”

The militia and British fought skirmishes all the way to Concord Bridge and then back to Boston along what is now called Battle Road.

There is an historic 20-mile walking/biking trail that connects all the important stops along the way including the site where Paul Revere was captured by the British.

Lexington diarama

Lexington diarama

There is a lot to do in the area.

We visited Walden Pond (now Walden Pond State Reservation) where there is a replica of Henry David Thoreau’s extremely small house where he lived the “simple life” for a little more than two years.

I wonder if he suffered from cabin fever but he was only a short distance from Concord and not as remote as I had always envisioned.

Also nearby is Orchard House, the home of Louisa May Alcott of “Little Women” fame.

Her father, Amos Bronson Alcott, overshadowed by his daughter, was a leader of educational reform and the founder of one of the first adult education centers in the United States and held Chautauqua-style meetings in the building he had built next to the Alcott home.

Alcot House

Alcot House

The area must have great literary vibes because the homes of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson are nearby.

It was a great day, the weather was great and when we returned to the Sonesta Suites it was one of the nights when then serve a light dinner – chicken noodle soup and salad.


If I was going to visit Boston again I would stay at the Sonesta Suites.

There is free parking then I would drive into the city and park at the Commons Parking Garage and buy tickets on the Old Town Trolley Tour to get around.

Trivia Tease™: What is the capital of Laos?

Look for the answer next week.

Sandra and her husband, John, have been exploring the world for decades, always on the lookout for something new and unique to experience. We have sailed down the Nile for a week on a felucca, stayed with the Pesch Indians in La Mosquitia, visited schools in a variety of countries, and — to add balance to our life — stayed at some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Let the fun continue!

Oswego State baseball team Tops Fredonia

Fredonia, NY – The Oswego State baseball team downed host Fredonia 7-2 in a nine-inning game on Friday afternoon to kick off a three-game weekend series with the Blue Devils.

With the win, Oswego improves to 16-7 on the year and more importantly to 8-5 in the SUNYAC while Fredonia drops to 8-14, 3-7.

Brendyn Karinchak earned his fourth win of the season, going seven innings on the hill.

The reigning starting pitcher the D3baseball.com Team of the Week allowed just one run for the second-straight game. Karinchak surrendered just six hits on the day while striking out two Blue Devils.

Pat Brown closed out the final two innings, giving up just three hits and a run while fanning four Fredonia batters.

At the dish, Scott Buniak led the way with a 3-for-4 performance, including a double and a steal, all which provided the opportunity to score three times.

The senior also worked a walk in one plate appearance.

Also having multiple-hit outings were John Rauseo (2-for-3) and Eric Hamilton (2-for-4). Rauseo drove in a run, scored two and swiped a bag.

Jordan Giller, Tim Smith and Dan Saccocio each recorded one hit, with all three batters driving in a run. Saccocio also had an RBI as his hit came in the form of a home run. Smith joined Saccocio with a run scored.

The two teams will be back at it starting at noon on Saturday when they get together for a conference doubleheader.

Head, Neck Restraints Required For Youth Participants At Fulton, Brewerton Speedways

Fulton, NY – Youths aged 18 and under will be required to be equipped with an approved head and neck restraint system when competing at the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways in 2014.

This rule will apply for any class that competes at either track on a weekly basis effective the beginning of the season.

For those in need of an approved system, please contact Scott Jeffery’s Performance Plus by phone at (315) 934-4120, on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ScottJefferysPerformancePlus, or in person at the track or the speed shop on Route 57 in Phoenix.

For more information contact Cory Reed by phone at (315) 668-6906 (Brewerton) or (315) 593-6531 (Fulton) or e-mail cory@brewertonspeedway.com

Fulton City School District Kindergarten and Universal Pre-Kindergarten Registration Set

FULTON, NY – The Fulton City School District invites children who turn five years old by December 1, 2014 to register for Kindergarten.

Children who will turn four years old by December 1, 2014 are invited to register for our Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program.

On April 24, Kindergarten and Universal Pre-Kindergarten registration is happening at every elementary school in the Fulton City School District.

The times for registration at the elementary schools will be from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and from 4 – 7 p.m.

Please bring the following required information: an original birth certificate (with raised seal), up-to-date immunization record, and proof of residency.

Cop Logs: Sheriff’s Office 04/18/2014

On 4/15/14 at 8 p.m., Henry M. Moore Jr., 53, of 222 Nicholsville Road, Bernhards Bay, was taken into custody based on an arrest warrant out of Broome County.
Mr. Moore was turned over to a member of the Broome County Sheriff’s Office for further processing.
The warrant was revealed during a traffic stop initiated on SR 49 in the town of Palermo.

On 4/16/14, James T. Lennon, 19, of 5081 Bartell Road, Brewerton, was operating a 2007 Dodge sedan eastbound on SR 49 in the town of Constantia at 1:07 p.m. when he attempted to make a left turn into a driveway one mile west of Johnson Road and collided with a westbound 2009 Mack truck registered to Bliss Environmental Services of Camden and driven by Dillon J. Holstein, 22, of 1800 Birch Lane, Sylvan Beach.
The truck reportedly T-boned the rear passenger side of the Dodge.
Both drivers and passengers in the Dodge, Juan C. Palacios, 16, Zach D. LuBeck, 15, and Abram J. Aliff, 17, were all transported by ambulance to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.
Improper turning appears to have been a contributing factor in the incident with Mr. Lennon being issued a ticket for Failure to Yield the Right of Way, Left Turn.

On 4/17/14 at 11:05 a.m., Anthony F. Townsend, 52, of 127 Green St., Syracuse, was arrested for Criminal Contempt, Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor, and Menacing, Third Degree, a class B misdemeanor, stemming from the investigation into a domestic incident that occurred in Pennellville on 4/02/14.
Mr. Townsend allegedly made verbal threats to a female victim stating he was going to kill her while an Order of Protection was in effect.
Mr. Townsend was arraigned before Town of Volney Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility without bail.
He is scheduled to appear before Town of Schroeppel Court on 04/30/14.

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