OSWEGO, NY – Jeff Abold, the winner of Oswego Speedway’s 60th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds last Sunday, is making the trek to New Hampshire this weekend to take on the third and final leg of Supermodified racing’s Triple Crown, ISMA’s Star Classic 150 at Star Speedway.
Abold earned his first two career Supermodified wins at Oswego Speedway this season, the second being the Classic after starting from the ninth position in the lineup and falling to as fall as 14th before making a late race charge to take the runner-up position, eventually stealing the lead from Dave Shullick Jr. as he ran out of fuel on lap 199.
Shullick, driving the Nicotra Racing No. 2, was looking to make Triple Crown history himself last weekend.
Should Shullick have gone to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane he would have joined Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, Doug Heveron, and Mike Ordway as career Triple Crown champions having already won the Sandusky and Star Classics in previous seasons.
Furthermore, Shullick would have been well on his way to a potential pure Triple Crown title with a win at Oswego, having won the Sandusky Classic in July.
Abold’s Classic win at Oswego vaults him to the top of the contender list at Star this weekend, especially after his very competitive runs in recent years at the tight ¼ mile New England oval.
Since 2012, Abold has not finished outside of the top five in the Star Classic, driving the older of his two No. 05 machines, finishing as the runner-up just last year chasing down Shullick to the wire with another second place run coming in 2013.
If Abold were able to grace Star Classic victory lane he would join Russ Wood, Chris Perley, Shullick, Lou Cicconi, and Jon McKennedy as drivers currently considered active to have won two of three Supermodified Triple Crown Classics.
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