Up to Speed: 52nd annual Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off Set for May 11

OSWEGO, NY – The 52nd annual Novelis Supermodified ‘Kick-Off’ is set to take the green flag this Saturday at Oswego Speedway presented by Mitchell’s Speedway Press and CJ Ferlito Aggregates.

A healthy field of Novelis Supermodifieds is expected to be in attendance for the 75-lap main event including championship hopefuls Otto Sitterly, Pat Lavery, Joe Gosek, Dave Gruel, Dan Connors Jr., and Michael Barnes.

Expected to join the regular cast of Oswego characters is Nicotra Racing driver and Indianapolis 500 veteran Davey Hamilton.  Hamilton will be behind the wheel of the No. 6 machine on Saturday night, the same racecar that he drove to a runner-up finish in last season’s Novelis Supermodified ‘Kick-Off.’

The Pathfinder Bank SBS series took the green flag last Saturday night with AJ Bernys driving to his second career feature win. Bernys held off Rob Pullen, Russ Brown, Jon Tesoriero, and Andrew Schartner for the victory.

Looking at the championship standings, Bernys holds a one point edge over Pullen on the ‘Road to the Championship’ with Brown, Tesoriero, and Schartner all close behind.

A total of seven Butler Disposal Services SBS Rookies took the green flag on May 4 with Jeremy Pitcher leading the charge in the TNT Motorsports No. 14.  Pitcher came home with a 10th place finish in his first official SBS start. Dan Abt and Zach Amo trail Pitcher in the battle for Rookie of the Year honors followed by Anthony Losurdo, Scott Shafer, Greg O’Connor and Nate Noto.

WHAT:

Mitchell’s Speedway Press/CJ Ferlito Aggregates Novelis Supermodified ‘Kick-Off’ at Oswego Speedway.  Round #2 of the Pathfinder Bank SBS Series ‘Road to the Championship.’

WHEN:

Saturday May 11, at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY.  Pit gates will open at 1 p.m., grandstands at 3 p.m., Novelis Supermodified time trials at approximately 5 p.m., and racing at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Oswego Speedway is located at 300 East Albany St. in Oswego, NY

TICKETS:

Padded reserved seats $22, general admission $17, Pit Passes $30.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (315) 342-0646.  Kids 16 and under are free with paid adult.  Adult general admission Price Chopper ‘Tickets to Go’ are also available for $14.

ON THE INTERNET:

Oswego Speedway – www.oswegospeedway.com

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Facebook – facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway

YouTube – OswegoSpeedwayOnline

Live Updates can be seen on Twitter, Facebook, as well as the Oswego Speedway website

ABOUT THE TRACK:

Oswego Speedway is a semi-banked 5/8 mile paved oval. The non-wing Novelis Supermodified track record is held by Doug Didero with a time of 16.210 seconds at 138.786mph, established on September 5, 2009. The wing Supermodified track record is 15.164 seconds, set by Lou Cicconi on May 4, 2013. The official SBS track record is held by Brian Sobus with a lap of 19.08 seconds.

Novelis Supermodified ‘Kick-Off’ Winners: (1962-2012)

1962 – Art Bennett *
1963 – Dave Paul *
1964 – Nolan Johncock
1965 – Art Bennett
1966 – Bob Smith (OH)
1967 – Gordon Dukes
1968 – Red Barnhart
1969 – Ken Andrews *
1970 – Norm Mackereth
1971 – Jim Shampine
1972 – Jim Shampine *
1973 – Jim Shampine *
1974 – Jim Shampine *
1975 – Jim Shampine
1976 – Jim Shampine *
1977 – Kempton Dates *
1978 – Eddie Bellinger, Jr.
1979 – Jim Shampine *
1980 – Bentley Warren
1981 – Chuck Ciprich
1982 – Doug Heveron *
1983 – Steve Gioia, Jr.
1984 – Warren Coniam
1985 – Eddie Bellinger, Jr.
1986 – Bentley Warren *
1987 – Bentley Warren *
1988 – Joe Gosek
1989 – Bentley Warren *
1990 – Mike Ordway
1991 – Joe Gosek
1992 – Pat Abold *
1993 – Pat Abold
1994 – Bentley Warren
1995 – Doug Didero *
1996 – Cliff Graves
1997 – Mike Muldoon *
1998 – Randy Ritskes
1999 – Mike Muldoon *
2000 – Greg Furlong *
2001 – Bob Goutermout
2002 – Mike Ordway
2003 – Mike Ordway
2004 – Mike Ordway
2005 – Joe Gosek
2006 – Otto Sitterly *
2007 – Joe Gosek
2008 – Otto Sitterly *
2009 – Ray Graham
2010 – Otto Sitterly *
2011 – Randy Ritskes
2012 – Otto Sitterly *

*- Went on to become Track Champion

PATHFINDER BANK SBS STAT ATTACK:

Hoosier/Sunoco/Corr-Pak SBS Driver Standings

05-4-13

Pos
##
Driver
Pts

1
24
A.J. Bernys
110
*

2
2
Rob Pullen
109

3
13
Russ Brown
108

4
47
Jon Tesoriero
101

5
18
Andrew Schartner
100

6
74
Mike Bond
97

7
93
Jay Andrews
92

8
O4
Kreig Heroth
91

9
9
Jack Patrick
79

10
77
Cameron Rowe
79

11
14
Jeremy Pitcher (R)
78

12
98
Jason Simmons
76

13
8
Josh Kerr
75

14
O7
Justin Connell
74

15
O1
Dalton Doyle
72

16
57
Dan Abt (R)
71

17
99
Dennis Rupert
68

18
17
Tim Gareau
66

19
22
Mike Bruce
65

20
44
Zach Amo (R)
65

21
1
Anthony Losurdo (R)
63

22
76
Scott Schafer (R)
59

23
67
Mark Castiglia
58

24
90
Greg O’Connor (R)
58

25
19
Nate Noto (R)
57

Butler Disposal Services ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

14
Jeremy Pitcher
78

57
Dan Abt
71

44
Zach Amo
65

1
Anthony Losurdo
63

76
Scott Schafer
59

90
Greg O’Connor
58

19
Nate Noto
57

Whites Car Care “4th Place” Award

47
Jon Tesoriero
5-4-13

Nice Price Auto Sales “Up and Comer Award”

47
Jon Tesoriero
5-4-13

D&S Landscaping “Hard Charger Award”

9
Jack Patrick
5-4-13

Sherwood Racing Wheels
“Lap Leader”

2
Rob Pullen
5-4-13

Shell Shock Custom Helmets Heat Race Challenge

2
Rob Pullen
1

18
Andrew Schartner
1

98
Jason Simmons
1

Pathfinder Bank SBS Top 5 Finishes

24
A.J. Bernys
1

2
Rob Pullen
1

13
Russ Brown
1

47
Jon Tesoriero
1

18
Andrew Schartner
1

Pathfinder Bank SBS Top 10 Finishes

24
A.J. Bernys
1

2
Rob Pullen
1

13
Russ Brown
1

47
Jon Tesoriero
1

18
Andrew Schartner
1

74
Mike Bond
1

93
J.J. Andrews
1

O4
Kreig Heroth
1

9
Jack Patrick
1

14
Jeremy Pitcher
1

UP NEXT:

Saturday, May 25th – Memorial Weekend ‘Triple-Header’ presented by Helena Chemical Company – Jim Shampine Memorial Novelis Supermodified 75, Richie Evans Memorial RoC Modified 75, Tony White Memorial Pathfinder Bank SBS 35.  Pit gates open at noon, grandstand gates open at 2 p.m., hot laps at 2 p.m., racing at 5 p.m.

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