Up to Speed: Otto Sitterly Overtakes Michael Barnes for Novelis Supermodified Championship Lead

Seven time Oswego Speedway champion Otto Sitterly is now the Novelis Supermodified point leader for the first time in 2016.

Seven time Oswego Speedway champion Otto Sitterly is now the Novelis Supermodified point leader for the first time in 2016.

OSWEGO, NY – With three races down in Oswego Speedway’s 2016 Road to the Championship, several key players have emerged as threats for the coveted Speedway track title in both the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions.

Seven time Oswego Speedway champion Otto Sitterly is now the Novelis Supermodified point leader for the first time in 2016.
Seven time Oswego Speedway champion Otto Sitterly is now the Novelis Supermodified point leader for the first time in 2016.

After spending two weeks at the top of the Novelis Supermodified driver standings, a broken bolt in the steering of the Syrell Racing No. 68 relegated Michael Barnes to a 12th place finish in the Jim Shampine Memorial.  However, quick work by the Syrell Racing team helped to salvage several positions, leaving Barnes only nine points out of the championship lead heading into the weekend.

Right there to capitalize on Barnes’ misfortune was seven-time Speedway champion, Otto Sitterly.

Despite not winning a main event yet in 2016, the first time since 2007 that Sitterly has not won one of the first three races of the season, the Canajoharie, NY, driver is now leading the championship over Barnes with three consecutive top five finishes.

Joining Barnes and Sitterly in the hunt for the title are Tim Devendorf, Brandon Bellinger, Dave Gruel, Michael Muldoon, Dave Danzer, Kody Graham, Jeff Abold, Aric Iosue, Pat Lavery, and Dan Connors Jr.

All 12 drivers are within 62 points of each other, a deficit which has been erased in the past.

The championship battle on the Pathfinder Bank SBS side of the pit area is shaping up to be epic, with seven drivers within 21 points of championship leader Mike Bond.

Bond picked up the opening night win of the season in the SBS ranks to get a head start, but Dave Cliff, Kreig Heroth, Anthony Losurdo, Mike Bruce, Camden Proud, and Jack Patrick are no doubt ready to pounce at any misfortune.

Dalton Doyle, Barry Kingsley, and Scott Shafer are right there as well battling inside the championship top ten.

WHAT:

C’s Beverage Center and Century 21 Galloway Realty Spring Championship ‘6-Pack the Back’ night featuring a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified feature and a 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS main event.

WHEN:

Saturday, June 11 at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY.  Pit gates will open at 3 p.m., front and rear grandstands at 4:30 p.m., hot laps at 4:30 p.m., racing at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:

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

TICKETS:

Front grandstand padded reserved seats $20, general admission $15, rear grandstand general admission $20, pit passes $30, VIP $75.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (315) 342-0646.  Kids 16 and under are free with paid adult.  Active military are free with proper ID.

6-PACK the BACK:

– Six pack size coolers permitted in the rear grandstand ONLY
– Food & beverage permitted inside coolers, including beer
– No glass containers allowed
– One cooler per individual allowed
– Minors not permitted to carry in a cooler containing beer
– No re-entry with a cooler
– $20 general admission to sit in rear grandstand
– 2016 season passes can be used for rear grandstand seating
– Price Chopper Tickets to Go participants must pay $5 to sit in rear grandstand
– Any six pack size cooler permitted. Does not have to be an Oswego Speedway cooler

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2016 Oswego Speedway – Novelis – Hoosier Tire – SUNOCO

Supermodified Driver’s Championship

POS.   ##     DRIVER        PTS.

1        7        OTTO SITTERLY      303

2        68      MICHAEL BARNES* 294

3        5        TIM DEVENDORF    289

4        O2      BRANDON BELLINGER       275

5        50      DAVID GRUEL        275

6        15      MICHAEL MULDOON         272

7        52      DAVE DANZER*      269

8        21      KODY GRAHAM*     264

9        O5      JEFF ABOLD  259

10      11      ARIC IOSUE  254

11      12      PAT LAVERY 245

12      O1      DAN CONNORS       241

13      56      HAL LATULIP          226

14      83      LOU LEVEA JR.       203

15      14      KREIG HEROTH ®   191

16      24      JERRY CURRAN      150

17      55      KEITH SHAMPINE    146

18      OO     JOE GOSEK   138

19      6        DAVE SHULLICK JR.          91

20      0        TIM SNYDER 86

21      70      DAVE McKNIGHT     76

22      24      DAVE CLIFF  70

23      51      JOE MORIARTY       66

24      90      RAY GRAHAM         48

Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year

POS.   ##     DRIVER        PTS.

1        14      KREIG HEROTH       191

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger Award

DATE  ##     DRIVER

May 14th      56      HAL LATULIP

May 21st      50      DAVE GRUEL

May 28th      21      KODY GRAHAM

Ligthouse Lanes Up & Comer Award

DATE  ##     DRIVER

May 14th      5        TIM DEVENDORF

May 21st      5        TIM DEVENDORF

May 28th      O5      JEFF ABOLD

Radical RaceGear Lap Leader Award

DATE  ##     DRIVER

May 14th      68      MICHAEL BARNES

May 21st      21      KODY GRAHAM

May 28th      52      DAVE DANZER

Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing ‘Last Car on Lead Lap’

DATE  ##     DRIVER

May 14th      50      DAVE GRUEL

May 21st      50      DAVE GRUEL

May 28th      15      MICHAEL MULDOON

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint Heat Race Challenge

WINS  ##     DRIVER

2        52      DAVE DANZER

2        50      DAVE GRUEL

1        O1      DAN CONNORS JR.

1        15      MICHAEL MULDOON

1        7        OTTO SITTERLY

1        68      MICHAEL BARNES

1        O2      BRANDON BELLINGER

Supermodified Top5 Finishes

Top 5s ##     DRIVER

3        7        OTTO SITTERLY

3        5        TIM DEVENDORF

2        68      MICHAEL BARNES

1        11      ARIC IOSUE

1        12      PAT LAVERY

1        21      KODY GRAHAM

1        O2      BRANDON BELLINGER

1        52      DAVE DANZER

1        O5      JEFF ABOLD

1        50      DAVE GRUEL

Supermodified Top 10 Finishes

Top 10s        ##     DRIVER

3        7        OTTO SITTERLY

3        5        TIM DEVENDORF

3        15      MICHAEL MULDOON

3        50      DAVE GRUEL

2        68      MICHAEL BARNES

2        11      ARIC IOSUE

2        O5      JEFF ABOLD

2        21      KODY GRAHAM

2        O2      BRANDON BELLINGER

1        12      PAT LAVERY

1        24      JERRY CURRAN

1        56      HAL LATULIP

1        O1      DAN CONNORS JR.

1        55      KEITH SHAMPINE

1        52      DAVE DANZER

1        6        DAVE SHULLICK JR.

1        O       TIM SNYDER

2016 Oswego Speedway – Pathfinder Bank – Hoosier Tire – SUNOCO

Small Block Supermodified Driver’s Championship

POS.   ##     DRIVER        PTS.

1        74      MIKE BOND* 294

2        50      DAVE CLIFF  293

3        O4      KREIG HEROTH       290

4        1        ANTHONY LOSURDO         289

5        22      MIKE BRUCE*         280

6        54      CAMDEN PROUD     276

7        9        JACK PATRICK        273

8        O1      DALTON DOYLE      257

9        91      BARRY KINGSLEY    233

10      76      SCOTT SHAFER       222

11      69      MARK CASTIGLIA*  219

12      99      DENNIS RUPERT     204

13      90      GREG O’CONNOR    201

14      37      JESSE BEARUP        197

15      77      CAMERON ROWE    188

16      23      CAMERON BLACK    186

17      15      JAMES BABCOCK     179

18      18      ANDREW SCHARTNER       167

19      13      RUSS BROWN         161

20      88      BRAD HAYNES        155

21      2        ROB PULLEN 150

22      14      ALEX MCRAE 149

23      8        JOSH KERR   137

24      87      MATT MAGNER       106

25      67      TYLER SHULLICK    77

26      98      JASON SIMMONS    69

27      7        ALEX HOAG  66

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award

DATE  ##     DRIVER

May 14th      15      MIKE BRUCE

May 21st      88      BRAD HAYNES

May 28th      67      TYLER SHULLICK

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer Award

DATE  ##     DRIVER

May 14th      87      MATT MAGNER

May 21st      54      CAMDEN PROUD

May 28th      54      CAMDEN PROUD

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award

DATE  ##     DRIVER

May 14th      74      MIKE BOND

May 21st      22      MIKE BRUCE

May 28th      69      MARK CASTIGLIA

White Car Care 4th Place Award

DATE  ##     DRIVER

May 14th      1        ANTHONY LOSURDO

May 21st      50      DAVE CLIFF

May 28th      50      DAVE CLIFF

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award

DATE  ##     DRIVER

May 14th      98      JASON SIMMONS

May 21st      90      GREG O’CONNOR

May 28th      O1      DALTON DOYLE

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint Heat Race Challenge

WINS  ##     DRIVER

2        O4      KREIG HEROTH

1        50      DAVE CLIFF

1        9        JACK PATRICK

1        37      JESSE BEARUP

1        22      MIKE BRUCE

1        18      ANDREW SCHARTNER

1        1        ANTHONY LOSURDO

1        74      MIKE BOND

Small Block Super Top5 Finishes

Top5’s ##     DRIVER

3        50      DAVE CLIFF

2        O4      KREIG HEROTH

2        1        ANTHONY LOSURDO

1        74      MIKE BOND

1        87      MATT MAGNER

1        22      MIKE BRUCE

1        54      CAMDEN PROUD

1        O1      DALTON DOYLE

1        18      ANDREW SCHARTNER

1        69      MARK CASTIGLIA

1        9        JACK PATRICK

Small Block Super Top10 Finishes

Top10s        ##     DRIVER

3        74      MIKE BOND

3        1        ANTHONY LOSURDO

3        50      DAVE CLIFF

3        9        JACK PATRICK

3        54      CAMDEN PROUD

2        O1      DALTON DOYLE

2        O4      KREIG HEROTH

2        22      MIKE BRUCE

1        87      MATT MAGNER

1        13      RUSS BROWN

1        91      BARRY KINGSLEY

1        18      ANDREW SCHARTNER

1        2        ROB PULLEN

1        88      BRAD HAYNES

1        69      MARK CASTIGLIA

1        76      SCOTT SHAFER

1        67      TYLER SHULLICK

UP NEXT at Oswego:

Saturday, June 18th – AUTOGRAPH NIGHT and Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers and A&P Auto Parts Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s plus a 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS main. Pit gates open at 3 p.m., front gates open at 4 p.m. with start of hot laps, autograph session at 5:15 p.m., with racing at 6:30 p.m.

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