James Shutts Memorial ‘Double Deuce’ to Honor Longtime Racer at Oswego Kartway Classic

OSWEGO, NY – Family is a crucial part of auto racing and Oswego Kartway recently lost one of its own in longtime kart owner and driver, James Shutts.

Shutts was a competitor across several divisions at the Kartway and was most recently crowned the Kartway’s 2017 Masters track champion and the Super Heavy Clone Kartway Classic winner.

James Shutts (left) is pictured with his son Jamie Shutts (right) after each won Oswego Kartway Classic events last season. The James Shutts Memorial 'Double Deuce' be contended on August 30 at Oswego Kartway.
James Shutts (left) is pictured with his son, Jamie Shutts after each won Oswego Kartway Classic events last season. The James Shutts Memorial ‘Double Deuce’ be contended on August 30 at Oswego Kartway.

Oswego Kartway, Mike Babcock Racing, Slack Karts, Performance Manufacturing, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions and D&S Landscaping have stepped up to honor their close friend and competitor with the running of the James Shutts Memorial ‘Double Deuce’ as a part of the Oswego Kartway Classic on August 30.

The ‘Double Deuce’ will be a big-pipe, drum clutch, Super Heavy (200/400) Clone event and will run as an addition to the weekly Kartway lineup at the Classic.

Honoring the Shutts Racing numbers of 2/22, the ‘Double Deuce’ will be contended over the course of two 22-lap segments making for a 44-lap event paying a guaranteed $222 to the winner of the second segment thanks to Mike Babcock Racing.

The overall winner will also receive a James Shutts Memorial ‘Double Deuce’ machined trophy from Slack Karts and Performance Manufacturing.

Qualifying time trials will set the initial lineup for the ‘Double Deuce’ with the quick timer earning $122 from D&S Landscaping.

The field will then contend in the first 22-lap segment of the event with the segment one winner earning $122 from Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions.

Following the first 22-lap segment, the segment one winner will draw a pill number of 1-6 to determine the number of karts that will be inverted for the final 22-lap segment.

If the number one is pulled, the event will restart straight up from the segment one finish.

Any other number will designate the number of karts to be inverted, with sixth being the furthest back the segment one winner can start.

Drivers finishing seventh on back in the first segment will restart the second segment in the same position.

An 80% payout will be paid to positions 2-5 at the end of the second 22-lap segment.

A $25 entry fee will be required.

All Oswego Kartway rules and regulations will be followed.

Those interested in sponsoring this event in the way of special contingency awards or other guaranteed purse bonuses, please contact Dan Kapuscinski at [email protected]

For more information on Oswego Kartway, visit www.oswegokartway.com.