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‘Classic Moments’ Countdown: #12 Shampine Wins Second Classic in a Thriller – 1974 International Classic

Jim Shampine ducks under Bobby Stelter on his way to the 1974 International Classic crown at Oswego Speedway.

With 12 days remaining until the International Classic, the countdown continues with No. 12, Jim Shampine’s thrilling International Classic win in 1974. During the ’74 International Classic a red flag around the lap 150 mark grouped the four front runners together for a restart. That front four consisted of Warren Coniam in the Solvay Automotive No. 04, Bobby Stelter in the Ron Buckner No. 36, Nolan Swift in the famous 10pins, and Jim Shampine’s 8-Ball.

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Sizing Up the Budweiser International Classic 200 Supermodified Entry List

The starting lineup staged and ready for last year's 57th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway.

As the 58th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds approaches, a stellar entry list has formed for the richest and most prestigious Supermodified race in the world, with over $100,000 in cash and contingencies being awarded on August 31. Sizing up the field for this year’s Budweiser International Classic is a tall task, with a top shelf mix of regular competitors and invaders looking to achieve Classic glory in a one-off effort.

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Fulton Force Finishes Summer With NTNLL Championship

The championship Fulton Force elite traveling baseball team

The Fulton Force elite traveling baseball team finished up its summer tournament schedule by taking first place in the NTNLL Championships hosted in North Tonawanda (Buffalo). The Force went 4-0 on the weekend beating the Nighthawks twice, Elmira and the Pioneers to bring its overall summer record in elite 14U tournaments to an impressive 16-6.

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‘Classic Moments’ Countdown: #13 Nolan Swift’s Most Improbable Classic Win – 1968 International Classic

Nolan Swift leads Bentley Warren on his way to Oswego Speedway's International Classic win in 1968.

With 13 days remaining until the International Classic, the countdown continues with No. 13, Nolan Swift’s most improbable International Classic win, coming in 1968. The 1968 season was a most humbling experience for 1967 track champion, Swift. After selling his seven year old Modified/converted to Supermodified, Swift and his partner Bill Wright unveiled a rear engine car, which proved to be a failure.

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Oswego Speedway to Start Half Hour Early, SBS Heats Green at 6 p.m.

Oswego Speedway’s racing action, presented by Oswego County Federal Credit Union and Bosco’s Famous Italian Sausage, will start 30 minutes early tonight with Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super heats taking the green at 6 p.m. Most regional weather models are showing weather moving into the area later tonight. As a result Speedway officials have decided to bump up the start time for tonight’s event to 6 p.m.

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‘Classic Moments’ Countdown: #16 Murphy Over Swift – 1957 International Classic

Jack Murphy spins into the first corner after winning the inaugural International Classic in a photo finish over Nolan Swift.

With 16 days remaining until the International Classic, the countdown continues with No. 16, Jack Murphy and Nolan Swift’s photo finish in the inaugural International Classic. The Murphy/Swift battle of ’57 was the race that launched the International Classic into an annual and very successful event. As the first 100-lap Classic neared its completion, Swift and Murphy, two of stock car racing’s most famous drivers, were hooked in a bitter battle.

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Bond to Return from Injury, Enters Bud Light Small Block Super Classic

Nine weeks after suffering a back injury in a racing incident, three time SBS Classic champion Mike Bond plans to return to the seat Saturday night in preparation for the Bud Light SBS Classic on August 30.

Nine weeks after suffering a compression fracture to his lower back in a June 14 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super incident at Oswego Speedway, Mike Bond has entered the Bud Light SBS Classic 75 at the ‘Steel Palace.’ Bond, a three time series champion and three time SBS Classic champion, plans to return to the seat in a limited role during the Speedway’s Small Block Super Twin 20 events this Saturday in preparation for Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

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Teens from Mount Pleasant Church help less fortunate

For several years the Youth Group at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church has attended Reach Work Camp during the summer. Reach, a nationwide youth mission, is now in its 22nd year and is designed to provide teens with an opportunity to help the elderly, handicapped and needy families who need repairs done on their homes.

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Oswego Considering New Code For Vacant Buildings

The purpose of this new chapter of the code is to establish a program for identifying and registering vacant buildings, to determine the responsibilities of the owners of vacant buildings and structures and to facilitate the rehabilitation of the vacant properties, explained Connie Cosemento, Quality of Life Committee chairperson. Currently, the only part of the city code dealing with such properties states that a vacant property must be sealed, she pointed out.

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State Police seek the public’s assistance in burglary probe

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Fulton is investigating a burglary to Riccelli Enterprises, (Formerly The Northern Group) located at 32 Silk Road, in the Town of Volney. A substantial amount of cash was stolen from within a building on the property.

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‘Classic Moments’ Countdown: #12 Shampine Wins Second Classic in a Thriller – 1974 International Classic

With 12 days remaining until the International Classic, the countdown continues with No. 12, Jim Shampine’s thrilling International Classic win in 1974. During the ’74 International Classic a red flag around the lap 150 mark grouped the four front runners together for a restart. That front four consisted of Warren Coniam in the Solvay Automotive No. 04, Bobby Stelter in the Ron Buckner No. 36, Nolan Swift in the famous 10pins, and Jim Shampine’s 8-Ball.

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Bridget Izyk, 89

Bridget Izyk, 89, a resident of Murray Street, Oswego, passed away Tuesday August 19, 2014, at St. Luke Health Services.

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