OSWEGO, NY – 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.
The Bond No. 74, owned by Four Sevens Motorsports’ Denise Merrill, is the 28th Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super to enter the Bud Light Small Block Super Classic 75, which will be contended on August 30.
Bond’s injury came as a result of a multi-car incident during the June 14 SBS main event, which saw Bond’s machine drop with great force onto the Speedway’s pavement.
Riding second in points entering the June 14 main behind current point leader Andrew Schartner, Bond’s injury forced him to miss the next six events of the season before his planned return this Saturday night.
Bond’s return will add a great deal of intrigue into the Small Block Super Classic field, which is already stacked with previous champions and stout competition.
Joining Russ Brown, Schartner, Dave Cliff, and Cameron Rowe, Bond will be the fifth different past Classic champion in the lineup come August 30.
Add to it 2014 race winners Anthony Losurdo, Mike Bruce, Jon Tesoriero, Jason Simmons, Alex Hoag and previous series champion Kreig Heroth, and the roster is a who’s who of the series.
Pit gates open at 2 p.m. on August 16 with grandstand gates opening and hot laps beginning at 4 p.m.
General admission seating is available for only $17 with Price Chopper Tickets to Go again available at any Price Chopper Supermarkets store for only $14.
Once again in 2014, kids 16 and under will be admitted free of charge with a paid adult with active military also admitted free with ID.
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