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Race Car, Driver Visit Oswego Library

Aliana DeMott enjoys the view from the #11 driver’s seat.

Aliana DeMott enjoys the view from the #11 driver’s seat.

Aliana DeMott enjoys the view from the #11 driver’s seat.
Aliana DeMott enjoys the view from the #11 driver’s seat.

OSWEGO – Super modified race car driver Aric Iosue visited the Oswego Public Library’s Summer Reading Club and spoke to his young audience of the importance of reading if they wished to succeed in following their dreams.

Iosue spoke about how he became a driver by first working on the pit crew of Ray Graham and members of his family.

Judah DeMott settling in to the #11 with (from left) Alex Galka (on edge of photo), Gabriella Vazquez, Colin Wallace, Brett Degrenier, Malachi DeMott, and Aliana DeMott waiting to get behind the wheel.
Judah DeMott settling in to the #11 with (from left) Alex Galka (on edge of photo), Gabriella Vazquez, Colin Wallace, Brett Degrenier, Malachi DeMott, and Aliana DeMott waiting to get behind the wheel.

Children asked what it was like racing his car at the Oswego Speedway to which he replied, “Fast.”

Following his talk, children were allowed to climb into the #11 which had been parked in the lower lot of the library.

Iosue is the 2015 Supermodified Rookie of the Year and drives the #11 The Flying RXist.

He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a doctorate in pharmacy and is now working for Kinney Drugs in Oswego.

For individuals interested in meeting other drivers, the Oswego Speedway will offer a special fan appreciation night on August 20.

Mackenzie Kerfien in the #11 with (from left) Zachary Culligan (on edge of photo), Alex Galka, Colin Wallace, Malachi DeMott, Brett Degrenier, Judah DeMott, Maria Vazquez, and Aliana DeMott (on edge of photo) waiting for their turn in the driver’s seat.
Mackenzie Kerfien in the #11 with (from left) Zachary Culligan (on edge of photo), Alex Galka, Colin Wallace, Malachi DeMott, Brett Degrenier, Judah DeMott, Maria Vazquez, and Aliana DeMott (on edge of photo) waiting for their turn in the driver’s seat.

Children under the age of 16 are free if accompanied by a paid adult.

Adult tickets for that night are $5.

Children and adults will have an opportunity to meet with and get autographs from the different drivers from 5:15 until 6 p.m.

Racing will start at 6:30 p.m.