Oswego Title Contenders: Mike Muldoon Quietly Rises as Championship Finalist this Saturday

Third generation racer Mike Muldoon aims to join his father as an Oswego Speedway track champion this Saturday.

Third generation racer Mike Muldoon aims to join his father as an Oswego Speedway track champion this Saturday.

OSWEGO, NY – With most eyes focused throughout 2016 on championship combatants Dave Gruel, Michael Barnes and Otto Sitterly – third generation racer Mike Muldoon has quietly climbed into the third position of the Novelis Supermodified driver standings heading into this Saturday’s $5 admission track championship finale presented by Bosco’s Food Market and U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts.

Third generation racer Mike Muldoon aims to join his father as an Oswego Speedway track champion this Saturday.
Third generation racer Mike Muldoon aims to join his father as an Oswego Speedway track champion this Saturday.

Like Gruel and Sitterly, Muldoon has yet to win a feature event in ’16, but his consistency and stellar performances during qualifying action this season has put him right in the thick of the final round of the championship battle on Saturday.

Muldoon has finished in the top ten in nine of the ten races this season but has also earned four heat race wins, more than any other driver and he has scored more qualifying event points than any of the other three contenders with 107 points tallied.

Gruel has scored 105 points with Sitterly racking up 104 points and Barnes just 99 points in qualifying action this season.

In total, Muldoon trails Gruel in the championship hunt by 27.5-markers, a deficit that can be easily erased under the right circumstances.

In a career that dates back to 2011, Muldoon’s previous highest finish in the championship was eighth back in 2013 with a tenth place effort in 2014.  Last year Muldoon earned his first two career main event wins, but only finished 14th in the final driver tally.

Muldoon’s heralded father was a three time Oswego Speedway track champion driver from 1997-1999 and would also win championships as a car owner in 2002 with his brother Shawn Muldoon at the wheel and in 2003 with veteran Joe Gosek at the controls.

Saturday’s action at Oswego Speedway will feature a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main event as well as 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature presented by U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts and Bosco’s Food Market with green flag racing scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

The season’s second driver autograph session will also take place at 5:15 p.m. and fans are encouraged to wear teal to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

Adult general admission will be set at only $5 for the evening with kids 16 and under free with paid adult.

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