OSWEGO, NY – After one of the longest winters in recent history, the Oswego race season will officially get under way May 4 when Oswego Kartway opens the gates for its non-point 2018 ‘Season Kickoff Event.’
The Kartway was opened in 2005 and has operated every weekend in the summer for the past 13 years with race director Jim Losurdo organizing most of that action from the very beginning.
“We are looking forward to seeing everyone for our season kickoff event May 4,” Losurdo said. “We have another exciting schedule of events planned for 2018 and the track is in great shape for our opener.”
Another busy schedule is planned this year for the Kartway, as after teams use this weekend’s event for a tune up, the aggressive points season will get under way beginning May 11, 18 and 25.
The points race will ramp up on June 1, June 8 and June 15 with three regular events before the track goes quiet June 22 in observance of high school graduation. Racing will get the green again on June 29 to finish off the month of June.
All three of the Kartway’s ‘Triple Crown’ events will return in 2018 beginning with the CH Sealants ‘King of the Kartway’ Summer Shootout on July 6. The second event in the triple crown, the Weaver’s Custom Coating’s ‘Battle at the Bullring’ will be held on August 3 before the 12th Annual ‘Dirt Track Classic’ gets the green flag as part of Oswego Speedway’s Bud Classic Weekend on August 30.
July 13, July 20, August 10, and August 17 will all be regular events in the Kartway’s 2018 points race while the 17th will serve as the return of the Justin Lamb Memorial Track Championship. The rain date for Championship Night has been set for August 24.
Two additional non-point races will be contested on September 9 and 16 before the always exciting ‘Fall Frenzy’ 150 Championships get underway to conclude the season on September 22.
The Oswego Kartway offers a wide variety of divisions for all ages at a minimum of just 5 years old and continuing to ages 15 and up. Nearly 20 total divisions are part of the Kartway’s class structure for 2018 and a full list can be found at OswegoKartway.com.
For all Kartway events, spectators are invited to watch the action for only $5 a carload. Pit passes are just $10, while entry fees for competitors are set at $20 for members and $23 for non-members.
The race schedule for May 4, and all regular shows in 2018, will see gates open at 4:30 p.m., the drivers’ meeting held at 6:30 p.m., hot laps at 6:45 p.m. and heat racing at 7:30 p.m.
For more information on Oswego Kartway, visit OswegoKartway.com.
2018 Oswego Kartway Schedule of Events:
Friday, May 4 – Warm up race – No Points
Friday, May 11 – Oswego Kartway Kick-Off Points #1
Friday, May 18 – Daves Body Shop Night Points #2
Friday, May 25 – NAPA Genuine Paints Night Points #3
Friday, June 1 – Rupert’s Party Rentals Night Points #4
Friday, June 8 – Spring Championship Presented By Top Stitch Points #5
Friday, June 15 – Points #6
Friday, June 22 – Off graduation
Friday, June 29 – Points #7
Friday, July 6 – CH Sealants presents The King of the Kartway Points #8 *Summer Shootout*
Friday, July 13 Points #9 *Summer Shootout*
Friday, July 20– Summer Champ. Weekly Event Points #10 *Summer Shootout*
Friday, July 27– Off Harborfest
Friday, August 3– Battle at the Bullring Presented by Weaver’s Custom Coating’s Points #11
Friday, August 10– MBR Speedshop Night Points #12
Friday, August 17– Justin Lamb Memorial Track Championship Night Presented By D&S Landscaping Points #13
Friday, August 24– Off (Raindate for Lamb Memorial)
Thursday, August 30– 12h annual Oswego Kartway Classic
Sunday, September 9– Fall Series Points #1
Sunday, September 16– Fall Series Points #2
Saturday, September 22– Fall Frenzy 150 Championships
(Standard Classes Count for Fall Points – Points #3)
Sunday, September 30 – Fall Series Points #4