Up to Speed: ISMA Supermodifieds Highlight Oswego Speedway’s 63rd Season Opener

OSWEGO, NY – For the 63rd consecutive season, Oswego Speedway will open its gates for racing at the lake side facility known as the ‘Steel Palace.’

The night’s racing, which will feature round one of the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA SuperSeries as well as the Pathfinder Bank SBS division, will be presented by Gater Racing News and North Country Home Builders.

WHAT:

Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA SuperSeries round #1.  ISMA Supermodified 50-lap main event, plus a 35-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS main event.

WHEN:

Saturday May 4, at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY.  Pit gates will open at 1 p.m., grandstands at 3 p.m., with time trials scheduled for 5 p.m., and racing at 6:30 p.m. RAIN DATE – Sunday, May 5.

WHERE:

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

TICKETS:

Padded reserved seats $30, general admission $25, Pit Passes $35.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (315) 342-0646.  Kids 16 and under are free with paid adult.

ON THE INTERNET:

Oswego Speedway – www.oswegospeedway.com

Twitter – @OswegoSpeedway

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 15.198 seconds, set by Chris Perley in September of 2008.

OSWEGO SPEEDWAY WING SUPERMODIFIED WIN LIST:

Chris Perley – 7

Dave McKnight – 4

Tim Jedrzejek – 4

Dave Shullick Jr. – 3

Randy Ritskes – 2

Pat Abold – 2

Bentley Warren – 2

Russ Wood – 2

Joey Payne – 1

Gary Allbritain – 1

Scott Martel – 1

Greg Furlong – 1

Johnny Payne – 1

Bobby Santos – 1

Nokie Fonoro – 1

Trent Stephens – 1

Charlie Schultz – 1

Bob Bond – 1

Ben Seitz – 1

Mike Lichty – 1

Dave Gruel – 1

SBS OPENING NIGHT WINNERS:

1992 – John Phelps

1993 – Russ Brown

1994 – Scott Landers*

1995 – Fred Taylor

1996 – Bob Rundell

1997 – Tom Jodway

1998 – Ray Graham*

1999 – Brian Sweeney

2000 – Shawn Muldoon

2001 – John Ketcham

2002 – Matt Wheeler

2003 – Mike Bond*

2004 – Kris Meyn

2005 – Russ Brown*

2006 – Josh LaRochelle

2007 – Larry Muroski

2008 – Mike Bond

2009 – Dave Gruel*

2010 – Steve Abt

2011 – Mike Bond*

2012 – JJ Andrews

*Went on to become Track Champion that year

6 times the opening night winner has gone on to win the track championship.

Mike Bond leads all drivers with 3 opening night wins (2003, 2008, 2011)

–      Russ Brown, 2 – (1993, 2005)

Ray Graham is the only driver to win an opening night feature in both the SBS and Supermodified divisions.

UP NEXT:

May 11 – ‘Oswego Super Kick-Off!’ presented by Mitchell’s Speedway Press and CJ Ferlito Aggregates – Novelis Supermodified 75 and Pathfinder Bank SBS 30.  Pit gates open at 1 p.m., Grandstand gates open at 3 p.m., Supermodified time trials at 5 p.m., racing at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com

You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.  To purchase tickets or order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.