OSWEGO, NY – In Thursday’s early morning hours, 1997 International Classic champion Davey Hamilton blistered Budweiser Classic Week testing with the new Nicotra Racing No. 6 Hawk Supermodified.
Hamilton laid down the fastest lap of the week thus far with a circuit of 16.352 at 137 mph in the brand new Nicotra roadster, making Hamilton an immediate threat for the International Classic pole position during tomorrow night’s ‘Fast 14’ pole day Supermodified time trials that will go green at 6:30 p.m.
Hamilton has not contended at the Speedway since opening night, but is poised and primed to contend in the latest Hawk creation this weekend.
Scheduled to test in the Thursday afternoon session as well, the Nicotra team opted to scratch the test and return on ‘Fast Friday.’
Brian Sweeney returned for Thursday’s early morning session with a fast lap of
Joining Sweeney and Hamilton was the Bobby Haynes No. 44. Haynes was not sporting an AMB transponder, but was hand timed at 17.0.
Bryan Haynes also returned this morning with the No. 86 SBS turning his fastest lap of the week at 19.307.
Budweiser International Classic Weekend will kick off on Friday with Corr/Pak Merchandising ‘Fast Friday’ featuring Budweiser International Classic ‘Fast 14’ Novelis Supermodified time trials, Bud Light SBS Classic ‘Super 6’ Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super time trials, and the RoC Modified 100.
Classic Weekend’s Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ will feature the final round of the ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series with the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals, as well as the Bud Light SBS Classic 75 and the ATQMRA TQ Midget Classic.
Budweiser International ‘Classic Sunday’ will see grandstand gates open at 9:30 a.m. and second round Supermodified time trials take to the Speedway at noon.
The 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 is expected to take the green flag at 3 p.m.
To purchase tickets for Budweiser International Classic Weekend and the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, call the Speedway’s box office today at (315) 342-0646.