Oswego Kartway Classic Takes Center Stage Thursday Night

OSWEGO, NY – The seventh annual Oswego Kartway Classic will once again kick-off racing action during Oswego Speedway’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend on Thursday.

The Kartway Classic has become a staple event for kart racers throughout New York State, and with increasing weekly kart counts at Oswego Kartway during the regular season, the Classic looks to be on its way to a record number of entries this week.

Oswego Kartway is expecting another great turnout of racers for its Classic event on Thursday night.  (Ray Grela Photo)
Oswego Kartway is expecting another great turnout of racers for its Classic event on Thursday night. (Ray Grela Photo)

Racers in eleven different divisions will lay it all on the line Thursday for the right to be called Classic champion, and they will compete for beautiful championship trophies designed and built by Platinum Promotional Products of Phoenix, NY.

Oswego Speedway will again offer up Classic Weekend tickets to the top three finishers in each of the eleven main events.

Kartway Classic champions will earn a free weekend pass to Classic Weekend.  Runner-up finishers will pick up a free Sunday ticket, while third place finishers will walk home with a free Saturday ticket.

The Kartway Classic will begin with time trials for all divisions at 7 p.m. on Thursday, with racers drawing for time trial position upon arrival to the Kartway.  A pre-determined amount of racers, which will be announced at the driver’s meeting, will be locked into the Classic main event through time trials with the remainder qualifying through a last chance B-Main.

A total of nine drivers have secured guaranteed starting positions in their respective divisions for the Kartway Classic by way of winning ‘Battle at the Bullring’ championships earlier this season.

Josh Ostrander (Sr. Blue Clone and Gold Plate), Dylan Trump (Jr. Silver Clone), Alex Losurdo (Jr. Blue Clone), Dan Kapuscinski (Stock Heavy and Stock Light), Ryan Coleman (Animal), Chris Knight (Clone Heavy), Corey Norton (Open), Kaylynn Simmons (Clone Light), and Dick Dann (Clone Super Heavy) are all guaranteed starters.

Classic main events will run five more laps than a standard night at the Kartway.

Those racers competing in any of the Clone divisions are reminded that they must purchase their gasoline from the Sunoco gas station located on Route 104 directly in front of the Speedway.  The gasoline test sample used for technical inspection will be taken from that station.

Pit gates will open on Thursday at 4pm with hot laps beginning at 6pm.

Entry fees will be $25 for Kartway members and $30 for non-members.  Pit pass pricing will be $15 with car load spectator admission just $5.

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To speak with a Kartway representative call Oswego Speedway at (315) 342-0646.

2013 Oswego Kartway Classic Order of Events

4pm: Pits Open
6pm: Hot Laps (Jr. classes followed by Sr. classes)
6:30pm: Drivers Meeting
7pm: Time Trials (ALL DIVISIONS)
* Time trials will set line-ups for main events.  No heat races.  Should there be more than 8 karts in Jr. Silver we will lock six karts into feature from time trials and qualify one more from B-Main.  Should there be more than 13 karts in any other division we will lock in 10 karts from time trials and qualify two more from B-Main *

Time Trial Order:

–      Jr. Silver Clone

–      Jr. Blue Clone

–      Stock Light

–      Sr. Blue Clone

–      Clone Heavy

–      Gold Plate

–      Stock Heavy

–      Animal

–      Clone Light

–      Clone Super Heavy

–      Open

– B-Mains
– Kartway Classic Main Events (Same order as time trials)