Up to Speed: Pathfinder Bank SBS Join ISMA Supers for Round #2 of Shea Concrete Series

OSWEGO, NY – Joining the winged ISMA Supermodifieds for round two of the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA SuperSeries presented by Crop Production Services on Saturday will be Oswego’s own Pathfinder Bank SBS.

Last Saturday night Russ Brown, Jeremy Pitcher, and Dalton Doyle all raced onto qualifying heat race wins in the division as dark skies loomed over the Speedway.

Brown took advantage of contact between Mark Castiglia, Anthony Losurdo, and Mike Bond to inherit the lead in a hotly contested qualifier.  Castiglia, Losurdo, and Bond would all have to go to the tail side of the field with Losurdo and Bond managing to work their way back into handicap qualifying positions.  Brown was chased across the line by fellow Hedger Fabrication racer Andrew Schartner in the first heat event.

The night’s second qualifier saw rookie Pitcher run away with the first checkered flag of his SBS career at Oswego.  Pitcher of course won the Bud Select 55 Sportsman Modified championship at the Speedway last Classic Weekend, but on Saturday he started on the outside of row one in heat race number two and never looked back on his way to the win.

Quite a distance behind Pitcher, a battled raged on between Mike Bruce, Jason Simmons, JJ Andrews, AJ Bernys, Brian Sobus, and Dan Abt for a handicap qualifying position.  Abt, another rookie in the series, ran up front for much of the 10-lap event before fading back at the very end.

Sobus is back in SBS racing on a more regular basis for the first time in several years, although he did finish on the podium in last year’s RoC event at the Speedway.  The former driver of the Mike Murphy No. 60 Supermodified is back behind the wheel of his family owned SBS mount, now numbered No. 6.

As skies continued to darken last week, Doyle ran away with the third qualifier ahead of Josh Kerr and Kreig Heroth.  After a dismal start to his season Doyle is now seeing a bit of a turnaround, and will actually be the new leader of the June 1 make-up feature coming up on June 15, after leaders Kerr and Losurdo tangled on lap 10 last weekend.

A 35-lap main event will be on tap this Saturday for the Pathfinder Bank SBS with the rookies of the field again having a bit of an edge as they will start toward the front of the line-up.

Pitcher, driving the TNT Motorsports No. 14, will look to add his second qualifier win of the season while Losurdo will be back in action on Saturday but in a different ride.

With heavy damage to his brand new No. 1 machine following last Saturday’s front stretch accident, Losurdo will jump behind the wheel of the Heagerty Racing SBS driven in 2012 by Tim Barbeau and Dan Kapuscinski.

Barbeau drove the car to seventh in the standings in 2012 with several podium finishes, while most recently Kapuscinski drove the ride to a third place finish in the Fall Championship at the Speedway last September.

Tremendous side by side racing should continue to be the norm coming up this Saturday in the SBS series as car counts continue to rise.  Last Saturday a consi was scheduled for the series, but impending weather forced its cancellation, allowing all cars to start the main event in order to save time.

Former SBS feature winner Chris Proud is also expected to make a return to the Speedway with a brand new home built machine any week.

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WHAT:

Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA SuperSeries round #2.  ISMA Supermodified 50-lap main event, plus a 35-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS main event.

WHEN:

Saturday June 8, at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY.  Pit gates will open at 1pm, grandstands at 3pm, with time trials scheduled for 5pm, and racing at 6:30pm.  RAIN DATE – Sunday, June 9.

WHERE:

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

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.

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ISMA STAT ATTACK:

Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA SuperSeries Standings 05-4-13

Pos     ##     Driver Pts

1        11      Chris Perley            270    *

2        71      Lou Cicconi             246

3        78      Mark Sammut          242

4        61      Ray Graham            234

5        28      Bobby Dawson        222

6        32      Tim Jedrzejek         220

7        79      Jon McKennedy       213

8        40      Bobby Magner         207

9        70      Dave McKnight        199

10      4        Bob Reis                 195

11      39      Alison Cumens        194

12      84      Mike Lichty             193

13      O2      Brandon Bellinger    190

14      97      Dan Lane                188

15      21      Ed Witkum Jr.         184

16      46      Ryan Coniam           180

17      25      Dan Bowes              175

18      65      Tim Ice                   172

19      74      Rob Summers         170

20      O1      Dan Connors Jr.      169

21      26      Shaun Gosselin       163

22      96      Lou LeVea Sr.         158

23      55      Mike Keeler             156

24      83      Lou LeVea Jr.                    153

25      8        Moe Lilje                 50

Heat Race Challenge

84      Mike Lichty   1

11      Chris Perley  1

61      Ray Graham  1

SBS STAT ATTACK:
Hoosier/Sunoco/Corr-Pak SBS Driver Standings  5-25-13

Pos     ##     Driver Pts

1        13      Russ Brown             301

2        74      Mike Bond               295

3        98      Jason Simmons       290    *

4        O4      Kreig Heroth           276

5        47      Jon Tesoriero          271

6        93      Jay Andrews           257

7        77      Cameron Rowe       253

8        9        Jack Patrick             247

9        24      A.J. Bernys             247    *

10      18      Andrew Schartner   246

11      17      Tim Gareau             241

12      2        Rob Pullen              240

13      22      Mike Bruce              240

14      O1      Dalton Doyle           237

15      67      Mark Castiglia         227    *

16      14      Jeremy Pitcher (R)   223

17      8        Josh Kerr                215

18      O7      Justin Connell         209

19      1        Anthony Losurdo ® 205

20      76      Scott Shafer (R)      198

21      57      Dan Abt (R)            193

22      99      Dennis Rupert         189

23      44      Zach Amo (R)         185

24      19      Nate Noto (R)         178

25      90      Greg O’Connor (R)  177

26      32      Scott Black (R)        44

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14      Jeremy Pitcher        223

1        Anthony Losurdo     205

76      Scott Shafer            198

57      Dan Abt                  193

44      Zach Amo               185

19      Nate Noto               178

90      Greg O’Connor        177

32      Scott Black              44

UP NEXT:

Saturday, June 15th – Century 21 Galloway Realty Night at the Races presents Double Features!  150-laps of racing coming up on June 15 with the SBS and Supermodified make-up events from June 1, PLUS the regularly scheduled events for June 15 which will feature a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main and a 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature.

Also scheduled on June 15 is the Entergy Driver’s Autograph Session at 5:15 p.m. as well as the Grosman St. Amour Make-a-Wish Foundation 2-Seat Supermodified ride.  Grandstand gates will open at 3:30 p.m. with the first race starting at 6:30 p.m.

General admission is only $15 with kids 16 and under free with paid adult.

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