Oswego Kartway’s Tentative 2016 Schedule, Division Structure Released

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Kartway officials have announced the tentative 2016 racing schedule and division structure for the Bullring.

A class of Jr. Purple Clone racers prepare to go green flag racing at Oswego Kartway last season. The Kartway will open its 2016 schedule with a warm-up race on May 6.
A class of Jr. Purple Clone racers prepare to go green flag racing at Oswego Kartway last season. The Kartway will open its 2016 schedule with a warm-up race on May 6.

The Kartway’s tentative plans show at least 16 scheduled race meets, beginning in early May and running through the month of September, with a total of 12 point events on tap for the 2016 track championship.

The point season will open on May 13, with three consecutive championship events following through Memorial Day Weekend.

Last year’s postponed Fall Frenzy 200 will open the month of June on June 4 with two more point events to follow on June 10 and June 17 before taking the weekend of June 24 off for the high school graduation weekend in Oswego.

The July portion of the schedule will see the return of the Summer Shootout series, which will include events on July 1, 8, 15 and 22.

The popular King of the Kartway will be a part of the series on July 8.

The championship schedule begins to wind down in the month of August with the running of the Battle at the Bullring on August 5, another weekly event on August 12, before track championship night on August 19 settles all division championships.

Divisions running for championships in 2016 will include Jr. Green Clone, Sr. Green Clone, Jr. Purple Clone, Jr. Blue Clone, Sr. Blue Clone, Stock Medium, Clone Light, Clone Medium, Clone Heavy, Clone Super Heavy, State Clone Light, State Clone Heavy, Masters Clone/FH, Champ and Open.

State Clone Light and State Clone Heavy are two new Kartway divisions in 2016, following the guidelines of the NYDKS state karting tour. These divisions will feature the Clone engine with a drum clutch, and a large exhaust pipe. There will be no claim rule in these divisions.

Masters Clone/FH is another new division in ’16, with drivers required to be aged 35 or higher to compete, weighing in at 200pounds or more. This division will allow Clone or FH motors to compete.

Oswego Kartway’s overall schedule will conclude in 2016 with the 10th running of the Oswego Kartway Classic on September 1 as well as the 2016 Fall Frenzy 200 on September 24.

There are at least two other portions of the schedule still to be potentially completed, and a final schedule will be announced once finalized.

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

2016 OSWEGO KARTWAY TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

April 30 – Spring Spruce-Up Day

Friday, May 6 – Warm-Up Race (Non-Points)
Friday, May 13 – Opening Night (Points #1)
Friday, May 20 – Weekly Race (Points #2)
Friday, May 27 – Memorial Weekend Special (Points #3)

Saturday, June 4 – 2015 Fall Frenzy Make-Up Date (Non-Points)
Friday, June 10 – Weekly Race (Points #4)
Friday, June 17 – Weekly Race (Points #5)

Friday, July 1 – Grand Prix Night (Points #6)
Friday, July 8 – King of the Kartway (Points #7)
Friday, July 15 – Weekly Race (Points #8)
Friday, July 22 – Weekly Race (Points #9)

Friday, August 5 – Battle at the Bullring (Points #10)
Friday, August 12 – Weekly Race (Points #11)
Friday, August 19 – Track Championship Night (Points #12)

Thursday, September 1 – 10th annual Oswego Kartway Classic
Saturday, September 24 – 2016 Fall Frenzy 200

2016 OSWEGO KARTWAY DIVISION STRUCTURE

Jr. Green Clone – 250 pounds. – 5-7 years old
Sr. Green Clone – 250 pounds. – 7-9 years old
Jr. Purple Clone – 275 pounds. – 9-11 years old
Jr. Blue Clone – 275 pounds. – 10-12 years old
Sr. Blue Clone – 300 pounds. – 12-15 years old
Stock Medium – 350 pounds. – 15 and up
Clone Light – 325 pounds. – 15 and up
Clone Medium – 350 pounds. – 15 and up
Clone Heavy – 375 pounds. – 15 and up
Clone Super Heavy – 400 pounds. – 15 and up
Masters Clone/FH – 400 pounds (Driver 200) – 35 and up
State Clone Light – 340 pounds. – 15 and up (Big Pipe, No Claim)
State Clone Heavy – 375 pounds. – 15 and up (Big Pipe, No Claim)
Champ Kart – 375 pounds. – 15 and up
Open – 375 pounds. – 15 and up

ALL Clone classes require drum clutch.  Clone classes with the exception of State Light and State Heavy, require small pipe.