OSWEGO, NY – With only one event remaining before Budweiser International Classic Weekend, the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers will be featured on Saturday with Twin 20 feature events presented by Oswego County Federal Credit Union and Bosco & Geers Food Market.
Despite the division’s inception in 1992, Twin 20 features were not run for the Small Block Supers until 2005. That year it was veteran SBS competitors Dave Gruel and Mike Bond driving to victory lane.
In 2008, the Twins returned with Russ Brown and Tim Barbeau claiming victory and just one year later it was again Gruel grabbing both legs of the Twins driving Barbeau’s No. 50 in 2009.
Barbeau continued his streak of good luck in Twin action by claiming the first leg of the Twin mains in 2010, before lighting issues forced the cancellation of the night’s second main.
The last year of Twin 20 action for the SBS series came in 2011 with Jack Patrick and David LaTulip earning wins.
This year’s return to the Twin 20 format comes just as the point championship seems to be heating up behind series leader Andrew Schartner.
Schartner holds a 76-point edge in the championship race driving the Crow Motorsports No. 18, but the story is young Anthony Losurdo driving to second in the standings in the Losurdo Racing No. 1.
Losurdo survived a wild SBS main one week ago to claim his second win of the season, charging from sixth to second in the standings. A sophomore competitor in the division, Losurdo holds a 5-point edge on Jack Patrick.
Patrick battled for the lead one week ago but contact between he and Mike Bruce sent the No. 9 into the pit area. Patrick has been in the top three of the championship all season long, now 81 points out of the lead, but only 6 points ahead of former series champion Kreig Heroth.
The Heroth No. 04 has had an up and down season, but consistent top ten runs keeps the aspiring Supermodified driver fourth overall.
Rumors still circulate about Heroth potentially having a ride for the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, but until then the North Country racer hopes to close in on another SBS championship while riding 9 points ahead of JJ Andrews.
Andrews finally scored his first podium finish of the season on August 9 and as a result now rides fifth in the standings.
Andrews’ teammates Barry Kingsley and Jason Simmons follow close behind with Mike Bruce, Josh Kerr, and Dalton Doyle completing the top ten positions in the series championship.
In between the two Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Twin 20 mains will be another 50-lap Novelis Supermodified feature.
Otto Sitterly has regained the Supermodified point lead after another top five finish on August 9, leading Dave Gruel by 7 points in his bid for his seventh overall Oswego Speedway track title.
Pit gates open at 2 p.m. on August 16 with grandstand gates opening and hot laps beginning at 4 p.m.
General admission seating is available for only $17 with Price Chopper Tickets to Go again available at any Price Chopper Supermarkets store for only $14.
Once again in 2014, kids 16 & under will be admitted free of charge with a paid adult with active military also admitted free with ID.
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