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September 23, 2018

Russ Brown, Ray Hedger Return Full-Time to Oswego Speedway


OSWEGO, NY – After a three year hiatus, four-time Oswego Speedway Pathfinder Bank SBS champion Russ Brown will make his full-time return to the ‘Steel Palace’ in 2013, once again teamed with car builder Ray Hedger.

Brown will pilot the same No. 13 Hedger chassis that he drove to a fifth place finish in last year’s Bud Light SBS Classic.

Russ Brown, a four-time Oswego Speedway SBS champion, will return this season to full time racing at Oswego for the first time since 2009. (Bill Taylor Photo)

Russ Brown, a four-time Oswego Speedway SBS champion, will return this season to full time racing at Oswego for the first time since 2009. (Bill Taylor Photo)

Helping Brown make the full-time return to Oswego this season will be the addition of two brand new sponsors, F.X. Caprara Car Companies and Reed Benoit/Carpenter Stoodley Funeral Homes.

F.X. Caprara Car Companies has been selling and servicing new and pre-owned vehicles in northern New York for over 35 years.  With Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Kia, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, and Ford vehicles in stock, F.X. Caprara is among the leaders in the auto industry.  For more information, including locations, visit F.X. Caprara Car Companies online at www.fxcaprara.com.

Reed Benoit/Carpenter Stoodley Funeral Homes offers a wide and representative selection, something proper and appropriate for family’s needs, and at a price you can afford.  With locations in Watertown, NY and Belleville, NY, Reed Benoit/Caprenter Stoodley Funeral Homes strives to make their services comprehensive, appropriate, and reasonable.  For more information, visit online at www.reedbenoit.com.

A many year veteran of the SBS division at Oswego Speedway, Brown was the inaugural Limited Supermodified track champion at Oswego back in 1992.  Since then, the Mannsville, NY driver has racked up 19 career SBS victories and three more championships coming from 2005-2007.

Brown says after making a couple adjustments to the No. 13 over the off-season, they are prepared to try and chase another Oswego title.

“We have a great team and a great car,” said Brown.  “We are looking to try and get some wins and hopefully a bunch of top five finishes and then maybe another championship.  We’re back.”

With his weekly return to Oswego, Brown enters a rejuvenated Pathfinder Bank SBS field which has a total of 40 machines registered for the 2013 campaign, including 12 rookie drivers.

Joining F.X. Caprara Car Companies and Reed Benoit/Carpenter Stoodley Funeral Homes on the side of the No. 13 for the year will be CNY Power, Hedger Fabrication, Ralph’s Collision, Phil’s Garage, Brown Dairy, and Bella’s Formal Wear & Tuxedo Junction.

Oswego Speedway’s season gets started this Saturday, April 27 with an open practice session for all divisions from 5-10 p.m. Grandstand gates will be open for the test and admission is free.

Another open practice will be held on May 3 from 1-9 p.m. for wing and non-wing Supermodifieds as well as the Pathfinder Bank SBS Series. Live music will also be played during the test session underneath the main grandstand at the Speedway Tiki Bar from 5-9 p.m. by Oswego musician Bobby Garafolo.  Grandstand admission will again be free.

The Speedway’s first racing green flag will wave on May 4 with Gater Racing News/North Country Home Builders Opening Night taking center stage.  The Pathfinder Bank SBS Series will open their ‘Road to the Championship’ that evening with a 35-lap main event while the winged ISMA Supermodifieds will begin the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA SuperSeries with a 50-lap go.

Grandstand gates open on May 4 at 3 p.m. with time trials taking place at 5 p.m. and racing getting under way at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.  Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

To purchase tickets for the 2013 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

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