Spring Championship Set Saturday at Oswego Speedway, Sitterly Looks for Three in a Row

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Speedway’s Spring Championship is set for Saturday at the ‘Steel Palace’ with Otto Sitterly and Andrew Schartner leading the way in the early Road to the Championship standings.

Otto Sitterly will seek his third consecutive win of the season this Saturday in Oswego Speedway's Spring Championship presented by Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront.
Otto Sitterly will seek his third consecutive win of the season this Saturday in Oswego Speedway’s Spring Championship presented by Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront.

Saturday’s Spring Championship, presented by Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront, will mark the third event of the 2015 regular season schedule with racing beginning at 6:30 p.m.

In the Novelis Supermodified division, seven-time champion Sitterly has been the class of the field, winning back to back main events to start the season giving him 32 career wins at the Port City oval.

Sitterly outgunned Bob Bond and Joe Gosek on opening night and just one week ago started from the twelfth and final row to claim his seventh career Jim Shampine Memorial over Brian Sobus and Bond.

With his two victories, Sitterly holds a nine-point edge over Bond as he continues to strive for his historic record breaking eighth Supermodified championship at Oswego.

No driver has won the first three events of a Novelis Supermodified season since Sitterly himself won the first four races of the 2010 season.

Before Sitterly in 2010 – Art Bennett (1962), Kenny Andrews (1969), Jim Shampine (1974), Doug Heveron (1982), and Bentley Warren (1987) all won the first three Supermodified events of the Oswego season.

Bond is the only other driver in the division with top five finishes in each of the first two races of the season.

Kody Graham, Dave Danzer, and Jeff Abold round out the current top five in the Supermodified driver’s standings.

Sobus, Keith Shampine, Dave Gruel, Shaun Gosselin, and Gosek hold top ten spots in the championship just two weeks into the season with the Spring Championship on the horizon.

On the Pathfinder Bank SBS side of the pit area, Schartner leads the championship standings despite not yet winning a main event in 2015.

Last year,  Schartner won the first to races of the season to earn a stranglehold on the championship, but this season consistent top five finishes have given Schartner a 19-point lead over opening night winner Dalton Doyle in the early going.

Tony White Memorial champion Anthony Losurdo sits third in the title hunt with Kreig Heroth and Russ Brown in the top five.

Jason Simmons, Dave Cliff, Jack Patrick, Mike Bruce, and Camden Proud are the top ten runners two races into the season.

The Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront Spring Championship will see pit gates open at 2 p.m. on Saturday with hot laps beginning and grandstand gates opening at 4 p.m.  Heat racing will go off at 6:30 p.m.

General admission seating for Saturday is just $15 with reserved seating set at $20.

Kids 16 and under with paid adult and active military with ID will be admitted free this weekend.

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To purchase tickets, or to talk to a Speedway representative, call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.