Joe Gosek to Set Oswego Speedway Milestone with Next Feature Event Start

Oswego Speedway veteran Joe Gosek will set a new record for career starts at the Steel Palace with his next main event green flag.

Oswego Speedway veteran Joe Gosek will set a new record for career starts at the Steel Palace with his next main event green flag.

OSWEGO, NY – The next time Joe Gosek flies under the green flag of an Oswego Speedway main event, he will have started the most Speedway feature events in track history, according to long-time Speedway historian and statistician Dave Rice.

Oswego Speedway veteran Joe Gosek will set a new record for career starts at the Steel Palace with his next main event green flag.
Oswego Speedway veteran Joe Gosek will set a new record for career starts at the Steel Palace with his next main event green flag.

This Saturday’s $5 admission track championship special would be a fitting night to eclipse the current mark.

Earning Oswego Speedway Rookie of the Year honors in 1980, Oswego’s own ‘Double O’ Joe has been a main stay at the Speedway ever since, going on to win three International Classic titles, two Speedway track championships, and 43 career Supermodified victories.

This Saturday Gosek could add another accolade to his career listings, as his next main event start will be his 439th career green flag at the Speedway, breaking his current tie with another Speedway legend, Eddie Bellinger Jr.

Gosek and Bellinger currently sit at 438 career starts between Oswego Supermodified, ISMA Supermodified, Modified, and Midget racing divisions at the ‘Steel Palace.’

In a few weeks Gosek will look to check off yet another milestone during Budweiser International Classic Weekend as the veteran will look to qualify for his record 37th consecutive Budweiser International Classic 200.

Gosek has held the record for consecutive starts in the 200 for several years now, but his 37th start in Supermodified racing’s biggest event will officially be the most in history, as he will surpass six-time Classic champion Bentley Warren, who started 36 International Classics from 1965 to 2010.

Oswego Speedway will conclude its regular season this Saturday with a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event as well as 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature presented by U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts and Bosco’s Food Market with green flag racing scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

The night will feature just $5 adult general admission with kids 16 and under admitted free with a paid adult, as the Speedway will crown two track champions.

The season’s second driver autograph session will also take place at 5:15 p.m. and fans are encouraged to wear teal to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

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