OSWEGO, NY – Since 1971, Oswego Speedway’s Twin Supermodified events have been known to produce first time feature winners at the ‘Steel Palace.’
Fred Graves, Gary Allbritain, Mike McLaughlin, Dean Hoag, Howard Page, Greg Furlong, Otto Sitterly, Jeff Holbrook, Gary Morton, Jerry Curran, and Pat Lavery have all won their first, and in some cases only, Supermodified feature in a Twin Supermodified main.
Several current Novelis Supermodified drivers are still eyeing their first career main event wins such as Tim Devendorf, Brandon Bellinger, Jeff Abold, Stephen Gioia III, Keith Shampine, and Dan Connors Jr., to name a few.
But none may be closer than third generation pilot, Michael Muldoon.
Just two weeks ago, most would have thought Muldoon’s name would be stricken from the list of non-winners.
One June 6, Muldoon won his qualifying heat in dominating fashion and proceeded to out duel Dave Gruel, Ray Graham, and Otto Sitterly in lapped traffic up until lap 48 of the 50-lap main, when disaster struck.
Coming to the white flag, the Muldoon machine began to sputter, eventually running out of fuel and handing the win over to the Gruel No. 50.
The son of former track champion and Budweiser International Classic 200 champion Mike Muldoon, young Michael coasted across the line in eighth position, watching the checkered flag fall on what should have been his first career main event win.
In a career that started in 2011, Muldoon has slowly progressed into a weekly contender at Oswego.
Two top five finishes in 2012 were backed up with two more in 2013 along with top ten championship finishes in 2013 and 2014.
Now, Muldoon finds himself in the weekly discussion of drivers that could potentially reach Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane at Oswego on any Saturday night.
A tough start to the 2015 season sees Muldoon ride 14th in the current driver standings, but when the green flag flies on Saturday night in the Novelis Supermodified Twin 35s presented by Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers and A&P Auto Parts, Muldoon will look at add his name to the long list of drivers to notch career win number one on Twin night at the Speedway.
Saturday’s program will also feature the first driver autograph session of the season.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 2 p.m., with grandstand gates opening at 3:30 p.m.
The autograph session will begin at approximately 5 p.m., with Supermodified heat racing going green at 6:30 p.m.