Oswego Speedway ‘King of Wings’ this Saturday

OSWEGO, NY – Burke’s Home Centers/CNY Central King of Wings IV is now just days away at the famed Oswego Speedway.  The Steel Palace will welcome the cars and stars of the ISMA Supermodified ranks and the Xtreme Sprint Car Series this Saturday, July 7 for a one night show of speed and courage the likes the Speedway has never seen.

Mike Lichty won the 2011 Supermodified King of Wings in No. 8. This year, he will drive No. 84 (Jim Feeney Photo)
Mike Lichty won the 2011 Supermodified King of Wings in No. 8. This year, he will drive No. 84 (Jim Feeney Photo)

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The MustSeeRacing.com Xtreme Sprint Car Series released a probable entry list of 24 drivers for their 30-lap portion of King of Wings IV.  The entry list includes series point leader JoJo Helberg and other Sprint favorites Jason Cox, Brian Gerster, Aaron Pierce and Jimmy McCune.

Scheduled to join the Sprint regulars are Supermodified pilots Paul White, Ray Graham, and Bobby Santos.

White, a USAC Silver Crown Sprint Car standout from Texas, is now the regular pilot of the Steve Miller owned Sweet 16 Supermodified.  Joining White as a scheduled double duty competitor is Graham, who will be behind the wheel of an Aaron Pierce Sprint Car this weekend.  Graham led 72 of 75 laps last Saturday night in non-wing Supermodified action at Oswego before running out of fuel, and is an accomplished winged Supermodified racer as well.

Santos, who is widely known for his USAC and Supermodified accolades as well as running select NASCAR Nationwide events, is scheduled to be in Oswego this weekend.  Santos is a former ISMA Supernationals winner at the Speedway, and looks to etch his name into history as an Xtreme Sprint winner at Oswego.

The ISMA Supermodfiieds are now two races into their season after competing at Stafford Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT, last Saturday.

Defending Oswego King of Wings champion Mike Lichty won in dominating fashion over the 24-car Supermodified field in the Reed’s Salvage No. 84.  Ben Seitz, Rob Summers, Jon McKennedy, and Lou Cicconi Jr. filled the Top 5 finishers at Stafford.

Expect to see the full cast of ISMA regulars at Oswego on Saturday including Tim Ice, Timmy Jedrzejek, Mike Ordway, Johnny Benson, and Jeff Holbrook.

Midwest Supermodified Association pilots Trent Stephens, Dave Shullick Jr, and Charlie Schultz are all expected to be in Oswego for the ISMA Supermodified portion of the event on July 7.

Defending Oswego Speedway Supermodified track champion Joe Gosek, who destroyed his non-wing Supermodified last Saturday night at the Speedway, is also listed as being in competition behind the wheel of one of the Dave and Lori May Supermodifieds as a teammate to Schultz.

Another driver looking to make the long journey to the Port City for the King of Wings is west coast Supermodified ace AJ Russell behind the wheel of the No. 10 Belfab Racing chassis.

Joining the Supermodifieds and the Xtreme Sprint Car Series on the racing card for Saturday, July 7 will be the always competitive Oswego Speedway Pathfinder Bank SBS Racing Series. The SBS teams will hit the track for 35-laps of green flag racing.

Tickets for King of Wings IV are on sale through the Oswego Speedway box office.  To order tickets call Debbie Bond at (315) 342-0646 or visit www.oswegospeedway.com for more information.

General admission tickets are on sale for $30 with padded reserved seats set at $35.

Grandstand gates will open at 2 p.m., with racing set to begin at 5 p.m.

Oswego Speedway events run May through September on most Saturday nights, culminating with the Fall Championship 75 on September 15.

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