Oswego Title Contenders: Otto Sitterly Trails in Search of Record Eighth Supermodified Championship

OSWEGO, NY – One of the Novelis Supermodified contenders aiming at the 2016 Oswego Speedway track championship as a part of this Saturday’s $5 admission track championship special presented by Bosco’s Food Market and U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts is seven-time Speedway champion Otto Sitterly of Canajoharie, NY.

 Otto Sitterly currently rides fourth in the Novelis Supermodified driver standings heading into Saturday night's $5 admission track championship finale at Oswego Speedway.
Otto Sitterly currently rides fourth in the Novelis Supermodified driver standings heading into Saturday night’s $5 admission track championship finale at Oswego Speedway.

Despite scoring eight top five finishes in ten starts this season, Sitterly has yet to find Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory lane this year, the first time since 2007 that the winner of 37 Supermodified main events at Oswego has gone this long without a win in one season.

Two different main event crashes this season have slowed Sitterly’s usual assault on the competition.

After claiming his seventh title in 2014, Sitterly has been on the hunt for Supermodified title number eight, which would break his current championship tie with legends Jim Shampine and Bentley Warren.

Only the Speedway’s grand champion, Nolan Swift, has won more track titles than Shampine, Warren, and Sitterly – as the Old Grey Fox won eight championships between Modified and Supermodified competition at the ‘Steel Palace.’

With a 31-point deficit to current point leader Dave Gruel, Sitterly will have his work cut out for him in his bid for title eight.  But, with a maximum of 115 points available between heat and feature action, the 31-point difference can quickly be erased and Sitterly is just the driver to make it happen.

Since his first title in 2006, Sitterly has not finished worse than fifth in the Novelis Supermodified driver’s championship, a streak that he hopes will continue in 2016 as fellow combatants Jeff Abold, Pat Lavery, and Dave Danzer sit behind the driver of the Nicotra Racing No. 7.

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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