Supermodifieds, SBS Join Race of Champions at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY – The 62nd annual SUNOCO Race of Champions Weekend is set to take the green flag July 20-21 at Oswego Speedway.  A total of seven racing divisions will take on the Steel Palace over two days of racing, including the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.

The SBS division will take on the fast 5/8 mile oval on Friday, July 20 with a 50-lap main, while the Novelis Supermodifieds will be in action on Saturday, July 21 with a 62-lap special.  Each event will count toward the Oswego Speedway overall point championship.

Joining the SBS on Friday night’s program will be a Mini-Stock main event, as well as a 100-lap RoC Sportsman feature event.  The Supermodifieds will be joined on Saturday by the Super Stock division and of course the RoC Modified 200 that will cap off the weekend.

Otto Sitterly currently leads the Oswego Speedway Novelis Supermodified series standings in the No. 7
Otto Sitterly currently leads the Oswego Speedway Novelis Supermodified series standings in the No. 7

Otto Sitterly continues to lead the Novelis Supermodified point championship by a slim 11-point advantage over Pat Lavery.  Sitterly and Lavery finished third and fourth respectively in last Saturday night’s Galloway Century 21/Turning Stone Resort · Casino 50-lap main behind Randy Ritskes and Ray Graham.

Joey Payne, Ritskes, and Brian Sobus complete the Top5 in the Supermodified championship after seven events this season.

The Pathfinder Bank SBS series title chase still sees Mike Bond leading the way over Kreig Heroth.  Heroth however has managed to close within just 5-points of Bond after finishing ahead of him in the past two series events.

Heroth and Bond took finishes of fourth and fifth last Saturday night following podium finishers Cameron Rowe, David LaTulip and Andrew Schartner across the stripe.

Kyle Ebersole won the last RoC Modified event at Oswego Speedway on Memorial Day Weekend in the No. 5 Modified
Kyle Ebersole won the last RoC Modified event at Oswego Speedway on Memorial Day Weekend in the No. 5 Modified

Rob Pullen, Schartner, and Tim Barbeau complete the Top5 in the SBS series standings after a total of eight races so far in 2012.

A Race of Champions open practice for all divisions will be held tonight from 5-9pm with free grandstand admission.

Pit admission for the practice is $20.

For more information on Race of Champions Weekend visit www.raceofchampions.net.  For tickets call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

WHEN:

July 19-21

Open Practice – 5 – 9 p.m.

Friday July 20 – Pits open at 3:45 p.m., Grandstands open at 5 p.m., Racing at 6:45 p.m.

Saturday July 21 – Pits open at 10:30 a.m., Grandstands open at noon, Racing at 2 p.m.

WHERE:

Cameron Rowe picked up the SBS Series win at Oswego Speedway last Saturday night in the No. 77 machine.
Cameron Rowe picked up the SBS Series win at Oswego Speedway last Saturday night in the No. 77 machine.

Oswego Speedway is located at 300 East Albany St. in Oswego, NY just off Route 104E.

TICKETS:

Detailed ticket information can be found at www.raceofchampions.net

Friday Adult G/A: $20

Saturday Adult G/A: $35

Back grandstands will be open on Saturday

Kids 12 and under $5

ON THE INTERNET:

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Race of Champions – www.raceofchampions.net

STAT ATTACK

Hoosier & Sunoco Supermodified Driver  Standings 7-14

Pos
##
Driver
Pts

1
7
Otto Sitterly
650
**

2
22
Pat Lavery
639

3
20
Joey Payne
619

4
88
Randy Ritskes
602
*

5
60
Brian Sobus
589

6
50
David Gruel
581

7
90
Ray Graham
573
*

8
26
Shaun Gosselin
570

9
O1
Dan Connors Jr.
569

10
99
Michael Barnes
566
*

11
52
Dave Danzer
558
*

12
O5
Jeff Abold
553

13
OO
Joe Gosek
534
*

14
21
Kody Graham
515

15
44
Bobby Haynes Jr.
514

16
9
Stephen Gioia
506

17
24
Jerry Curran
504

18
5
Tim Devendorf
500

19
50M
Michael Muldoon
470

20
O2
Brandon Bellinger
443

Supermodified Top 5 Finishes

Otto Sitterly – 4

Joey Payne – 3

Dave Danzer – 2

Dan Connors Jr. – 2

Pat Lavery – 2

Tim Snyder – 2

Dave Gruel – 2

Brian Sobus – 2

Shaun Gosselin – 2

Mike Barnes – 2

Davey Hamilton – 1

Jeff Abold – 1

Ray Graham – 1

Joe Gosek – 1

Kody Graham – 1

Michael Muldoon – 1

Randy Ritskes – 1

Supermodified Top 10 Finishes:

Pat Lavery – 6

Brian Sobus – 5

Joey Payne – 5

Dave Gruel – 5

Otto Sitterly – 4

Shaun Gosselin – 4

Tim Snyder – 3

Dan Connors Jr. – 3

Randy Ritskes – 3

Mike Barnes – 3

Joe Gosek – 3

Jeff Abold – 3

Ray Graham – 2

Dave Danzer – 2

Kody Graham – 2

Bobby Haynes – 2

Davey Hamilton – 1

Tim Devendorf – 1

Michael Muldoon – 1

Stephen Gioia III – 1

Jerry Curran – 1

Supermodified Heat Race Wins:

Jerry Curran – 2

Dan Connors Jr. – 2

Mike Barnes – 2

Randy Ritskes – 2

Dave Gruel – 1

Joe Gosek – 1

Kody Graham – 1

Joey Payne – 1

Dave Danzer – 1

Michael Muldoon – 1

Bobby Haynes – 1

Stephen Gioia III – 1

Jeff Abold – 1

Ray Graham – 1

Supermodified Consolation Wins:

Shawn Muldoon – 1

Jeff Abold – 1

Bobby Haynes – 1

Dave Danzer – 1

Davey Hamilton – 1

Hoosier & Sunoco SBS Driver Standings
7-14-12

Pos
##
Driver
Pts

1
26
Mike Bond
766
*

2
O4
Kreig Heroth
761

3
2
Rob Pullen
728
**

4
18
Andrew Schartner
725

5
79
Tim Barbeau
706

6
98
Jason Simmons
704

7
9
Jack Patrick
678

8
93
Jay Andrews
676
*

9
77
Cameron Rowe
669
**

10
69
Mark Castiglia
658
**

11
O1
Dalton Doyle
656

12
22
Mike Bruce
649

13
47
Jon Tesorerio (R)
609

14
11
John Ketchum
604

15
24
A.J. Bernys
600

16
17
Dave Latulip
571

17
8
Josh Kerr (R)
555

18
99
Dennis Rupert
529

19
27
Nathan Sitterly
491

20
88
Brad Haynes
489

SBS Top 5 Finishes:

Kreig Heroth – 5

Mike Bond – 5

Jack Patrick – 3

Tim Barbeau – 3

Jason Simmons – 3

Andrew Schartner – 3

Mark Castiglia – 3

Rob Pullen – 3

Cameron Rowe – 2

JJ Andrews – 2

Dalton Doyle – 1

AJ Bernys – 1

Mike Bruce – 1

SBS Top 10 Finishes:

Tim Barbeau – 7

Kreig Heroth – 7

Andrew Schartner – 6

Mike Bond – 6

Rob Pullen – 6

Dalton Doyle – 5

Mike Bruce – 5

Jason Simmons – 4

JJ Andrews – 4

Jack Patrick – 4

John Ketcham – 3

AJ Bernys – 3

Mark Castiglia – 3

Cameron Rowe – 2

Nate Sitterly – 2

Jon Tesoriero – 2

Chris Proud – 1

SBS Heat Race Wins:

Mark Castiglia – 4

Mike Bond – 2

JJ Andrews – 2

Jason Simmons – 2

Mike Bruce – 2

Cameron Rowe – 2

Jack Patrick – 1

Dennis Rupert – 1

Rob Pullen – 1

Dalton Doyle – 1

AJ Bernys – 1

John Ketcham – 1

Andrew Schartner – 1

SBS Consolation Wins:

Mike Bond – 1

QUICK TIME:

The fastest official Supermodified lap recorded so far in 2012 is a 16.445 second lap set by No. 22 Pat Lavery during opening night time trials.  The fastest lap turned during heat race action this season is a 16.488 second circuit turned in by No. 90 Ray Graham, while Joe Gosek holds the fastest official feature event lap at 16.866 set on opening day.

The quickest official heat race of the season thus far was also turned in by Gosek on opening night.  He completed the third heat race on May 5 in a time of 3:24.0 seconds.

The Top 5 fastest times (in racing or time trials) of the Supermodified season are as follows:

Pat Lavery – 16.445

Ray Graham – 16.488

Ray Graham – 16.493

Otto Sitterly – 16.524

Randy Ritskes – 16.535

The fastest official lap recorded so far in 2012 in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division is a 19.301 second lap turned in by No. 04 Kreig Heroth during the second heat race on June 9.  Mike Bond holds the fastest time trial lap of the season at 19.395 seconds.  Rob Pullen holds the fastest feature event time of the year at 19.373 seconds.

The quickest official heat race of the season thus far was turned in by No. 01 Dalton Doyle.  He won the third heat race on June 2 in a total time of 3:18.4 seconds.

The Top 5 fastest times (in racing or time trials) of the SBS season are as follows:

Kreig Heroth – 19.301

Cameron Rowe – 19.349

Rob Pullen – 19.373

Mark Castiglia – 19.380

Jason Simmons – 19.383

Kreig Heroth has unofficially turned the fastest time of the SBS season in hot laps.  On June 2 Heroth ran a time of 19.113 seconds in the second warm-up session.

No SBS car has officially recorded a lap in the 18-second bracket in the history of the division.

NEXT EVENT:

Saturday, August 4 – Mr. Novelis Supermodified, Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS – PLUS, Autograph Session and the final Novelis Fan Can Chase Night.  Gates open at 4 p.m., Racing at 6:30 p.m.

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