Oswego Kartway Season Opener Set for Friday Night

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Kartway will open for its first racing action of the 2015 season on May 1 with a non-point warm-up race to get the new season under way.

Chris Knight (3) and Tom Perrin (16) do battle during last year's season opener at Oswego Kartway.  The Kartway will open Friday with racing beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Chris Knight (3) and Tom Perrin (16) do battle during last year’s season opener at Oswego Kartway. The Kartway will open Friday with racing beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Kartway officials have been hard at work this season laying in brand new bleachers on the pit area side of the Kartway as well as a new grid area and raceway entrance, plus settling out some ten truckloads of new clay on the racing surface.

Drivers in as many as 15 different divisions of racing are expected to turn out on May 1 for their first look at the Kartway, known as the Bullring, in anticipation for the championship season to get under way on May 8.

Young racers aged 5-15 will be separated between the junior divisions at the Kartway including Jr. Green Clone (5-7), Sr. Green Clone (7-9), Jr. Purple Clone (9-11), Jr. Blue Clone (10-12), and Sr. Blue Clone (12-15).

Those drivers ages 15 and up will compete in either Stock Light, Stock Heavy, Stock 425, Clone Light, Clone Medium, Clone Heavy, Clone 425, BSP Clone, Open, and Champ Kart.

Pit gates will open for competitors beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Driver registration will close at 6:15 p.m. with the drivers’ meeting at 6:30 p.m. and hot laps to follow immediately after at approximately 6:45 p.m.

Racing will start at 7:30 p.m.

Entry fees for Kartway members will be set at $15 while non-member entry fees are $18. Pit passes will also be available for those not in competition for just $10.

Friday night’s racing program will see heat race lineups determined by a pill draw, with feature lineups starting straight up from heat race finishes.

As always spectators are welcome to come to the Kartway and enjoy the racing action.

A full service concession stand is open, with limited bleacher seating.

Fans are encouraged to bring their vehicle and park along the racing surface for a great view of the action.

Admission for fans is only $5 per car load.

The official championship schedule for 2015 begins on May 8 with the running of the Kartway Kickoff.

Pit gates will again open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.

Entry fees will remain the same as on May 1.

Kartway events run April through September on most Friday nights, culminating with the Fall Frenzy 200 Championships on September 12.

For more information on Oswego Kartway be sure to visit online at www.oswegokartway.com.  You can FOLLOW the Kartway on Twitter @OswegoKartway or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoKartway.

To speak to a Kartway representative call the Oswego Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.