OSWEGO, NY – The yearlong battle for Oswego Speedway’s coveted track championships will come to a close this Saturday, September 19, with the running of the Fall Championship 125 for the Novelis Supermodifieds and the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers.
Three drivers have a mathematical shot at the Novelis Supermodified track title heading into the weekend including Bob Bond, Otto Sitterly, and Dave Danzer.
Trailing by a total of 45 points Danzer, who qualified on the outside pole position for the Budweiser International Classic 200, is on the outside looking in, leaving the likely championship bout between yearlong rivals Bond and Sitterly.
Bond, who earned his third International Classic win in six years on September 6, completed the fifth lead change of the year in the championship standings all the way back on August 22 when Sitterly ran into issues in his qualifying heat and took ninth in the main event.
With one point win on the season, Bond holds a 12.5 point margin on Sitterly moving to this weekend’s 75-lap event, which will pay $3,000 to the winner and a guaranteed $450 to take the green flag as Bond searches for his first career Oswego title.
Sitterly hopes that the see-saw continues at the top of the standings, with a potential sixth lead change looming, that would grant Sitterly his record setting eighth Supermodified championship at Oswego.
In an up and down season for Sitterly, that has seen five regular season victories but more than one drop of misfortune including spinning while leading the Classic with only nine laps to go, watch for the No. 7 to the rabbit on Saturday evening, putting all the pressure on Bond to keep up.
Dave Gruel and Kody Graham complete the top five in the current Supermodified standings with Pat Lavery, Jeff Abold, Shaun Gosselin, Brandon Bellinger, and Tim Snyder the top ten.
Aric Iosue has long wrapped up the title of Rookie of the Year in the No. 11 machine.
On the Pathfinder Bank SBS side of the pit area as many as nine drivers have a mathematical chance at the 2015 championship.
Jack Patrick, Matt Magner, and Camden Proud are all in the hunt but stand more than 50 points out of the series lead, which will be difficult to make-up.
Dave Cliff, Andrew Schartner, Kreig Heroth, Dalton Doyle, and Anthony Losurdo all stand within 34 points of series leader Mike Bond, holding the best chance to try and steal Bond’s chance at a fourth career championship title.
Former series champions Cliff and Schartner are in the closest position to overcome Bond as Cliff rides only 6.5 points out of the lead with Schartner trailing by 18.5 leading to Saturday’s 50-lap main.
Like Iosue, Alex McRae has wrapped up the title of SBS Rookie of the Year in 2015.
Grandstand gates will open for the Fall Championship 125 finale on September 19 with the beginning of hot laps at 2 p.m. Racing action will get under way at 4 p.m. with SBS heat action.
General admission seating is only $20 for Saturday’s racing with padded reserved seating set at $25. Pit passes are $35.
There is a Sunday rain date scheduled for the Fall Championship of September 20.
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2015 Oswego Speedway – Pathfinder Bank – Hoosier Tire – SUNOCO
Small Block Supermodified Driver’s Championship
POS. ## DRIVER PTS.
1 74 MIKE BOND*** 907
2 50 DAVE CLIFF** 900.5
3 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER 888.5
4 O4 KREIG HEROTH 883
5 O1 DALTON DOYLE* 882
6 1 ANTHONY LOSURDO*** 873
7 9 JACK PATRICK 853
8 87 MATT MAGNER 836.5
9 54 CAMDEN PROUD 836
10 98 JASON SIMMONS 830
2015 Oswego Speedway – Novelis – Hoosier Tire – SUNOCO
Supermodified Driver’s Championship
POS. ## DRIVER PTS.
1 47 BOB BOND* 947
2 7 OTTO SITTERLY***** 934.5
3 52 DAVE DANZER* 902
4 50 DAVID GRUEL* 865
5 21 KODY GRAHAM* 861
6 22 PAT LAVERY 850
7 O5 JEFF ABOLD 835
8 26 SHAUN GOSSELIN 810
9 O2 BRANDON BELLINGER* 800
10 0 TIM SNYDER 786