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September 23, 2018

Up to Speed: Sitterly, Bond Lead Championship Battles


OSWEGO, NY – With the winners share of $11,500 on the line as a part of Mr. Supermodified/Mr. SBS on Saturday, August 4 between the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS Series, the championship battles continue to heat up as well.

Otto Sitterly (Supermodified) and Mike Bond (SBS) lead the title chases, but only by a combined 16 points over Pat Lavery and Andrew Schartner.

The title chase continues this weekend in both the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS Series (Bill Taylor and Mike Johnson Photo)

The title chase continues this weekend in both the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS Series (Bill Taylor and Mike Johnson Photo)

Sitterly, with two wins on the season in Novelis Supermodified competition, has led the championship since his opening night victory back on May 5.  Another win on May 26 gave Sitterly a commanding lead at one point this season, but two DNF’s in the month of June left Sitterly vulnerable and Lavery was able to take advantage.

In eight races this season Lavery has yet to finish outside of the Top10, something no other driver in the series has managed.  Sitterly, Joey Payne, and Brian Sobus each have six Top10 finishes this season, but Lavery has led the way in the consistency category.  Compound that with consecutive Top5 finishes in the last two Novelis Supermodified main events, and Lavery now rides just seven points behind Sitterly in the championship standings.

Randy Ritskes, Payne, and Ray Graham are all within 61 points of the championship lead with three point races remaining in the regular season.

In the Pathfinder Bank SBS Series, Bond started the season on a tough note.  A broken rear suspension piece just before the May 5 opening night feature, relegated Bond to an 18th place finish to open the season.  Since that time Bond has yet to finish outside of the Top10, with six Top5 finishes and one feature win coming on June 30.  A 10th place finish on Friday night of Race of Champions Weekend, coupled with a Schartner win and a Kreig Heroth DNS has changed the landscape of the title chase altogether.

Heading into the July 20 event Heroth had finished in the Top10 in every event this season, and was hot on the heels of Bond for the championship.  However, a blown motor in his qualifying heat race forced Heroth out of the main event before it even started and now pushes him back to 4th in the standings, 38 points behind.

Schartner’s win on July 20, his first of the season, draws him right back into the hunt only nine points shy of Bond.  After a lackluster finish on June 30, Schartner appeared to be out of the battle for the title, but now is right back in it with three races remaining.

Rob Pullen and Jason Simmons fill out the Top5 in the SBS standings.  Pullen is only 27 out of the lead in 3rd, while Simmons rides 5th, 70 points shy of Bond.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com.  Fans can follow the Speedway on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

WHEN:

Saturday, August 4 – Pits open at 2 p.m., Grandstands open at 4 p.m., Autograph Session at 5:30 p.m., Racing at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:

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

TICKETS:

General admission $30, Padded reserved seats $35, Pit passes $30.

VIP Seats $90 includes all you can eat and drink, and air conditioned seating with access to Sky Deck.

Kids 16 and under FREE with paid adult.

Active military FREE with ID.

ON THE INTERNET:

Oswego Speedway – www.oswegospeedway.com

Twitter – @OswegoSpeedway

Facebook – facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway

YouTube – OswegoSpeedwayOnline

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 overall track record is now held by Xtreme Sprint Car racer Jason Cox with a time of 15.125 seconds at 148.760mph.

STAT ATTACK

Hoosier & Sunoco Supermodified Driver Standings 7-21

Pos
##
Driver
Pts

1
7
Otto Sitterly
746
**

2
22
Pat Lavery
739

3
88
Randy Ritskes
697
*

4
20
Joey Payne
685

5
90
Ray Graham
685
**

6
60
Brian Sobus
675

7
99
Michael Barnes
658
*

8
O1
Dan Connors Jr.
657

9
50
David Gruel
652

10
26
Shaun Gosselin
646

11
OO
Joe Gosek
643
*

12
O5
Jeff Abold
626

13
52
Dave Danzer
620
*

14
21
Kody Graham
602

15
44
Bobby Haynes Jr.
588

16
9
Stephen Gioia
587

17
24
Jerry Curran
570

18
50M
Michael Muldoon
535

19
5
Tim Devendorf
500

20
O2
Brandon Bellinger
500

Supermodified Top 5 Finishes:

Otto Sitterly – 5

Pat Lavery – 4

Joey Payne – 3

Shaun Gosselin – 3

Ray Graham – 3

Randy Ritskes – 3

Mike Barnes – 3

Dave Danzer – 2

Dan Connors Jr. – 2

Tim Snyder – 2

Dave Gruel – 2

Brian Sobus – 2

Joe Gosek – 2

Davey Hamilton – 1

Jeff Abold – 1

Kody Graham – 1

Michael Muldoon – 1

Supermodified Top 10 Finishes:

Pat Lavery – 8

Joey Payne – 6

Otto Sitterly – 6

Brian Sobus – 6

Dave Gruel – 5

Shaun Gosselin – 5

Joe Gosek – 5

Randy Ritskes – 5

Mike Barnes – 5

Dan Connors Jr. – 5

Jeff Abold – 4

Ray Graham – 4

Tim Snyder – 3

Kody Graham – 3

Dave Danzer – 2

Bobby Haynes – 2

Stephen Gioia III – 2

Davey Hamilton – 1

Tim Devendorf – 1

Michael Muldoon – 1

Jerry Curran – 1

Supermodified Heat Race Wins:

Jerry Curran – 2

Dan Connors Jr. – 2

Mike Barnes – 2

Randy Ritskes – 2

Ray Graham – 2

Michael Muldoon – 2

Joe Gosek – 2

Kody Graham – 2

Dave Gruel – 1

Joey Payne – 1

Dave Danzer – 1

Bobby Haynes – 1

Stephen Gioia III – 1

Jeff Abold – 1

Shaun Gosselin – 1

Otto Sitterly – 1

Supermodified Consolation Wins:

Shawn Muldoon – 1

Jeff Abold – 1

Bobby Haynes – 1

Dave Danzer – 1

Davey Hamilton – 1

Keith Gilliam – 1

Hoosier & Sunoco SBS Driver Standings 7-20

Pos
##
Driver
Pts

1
26
Mike Bond
846
*

2
18
Andrew Schartner
837
*

3
2
Rob Pullen
819
**

4
O4
Kreig Heroth
808

5
98
Jason Simmons
776

6
79
Tim Barbeau
773

7
93
Jay Andrews
764
*

8
9
Jack Patrick
757

9
77
Cameron Rowe
752
**

10
22
Mike Bruce
748

11
O1
Dalton Doyle
742

12
69
Mark Castiglia
727
**

13
24
A.J. Bernys
705

14
47
Jon Tesorerio (R)
681

15
11
John Ketchum
671

16
17
Dave Latulip
663

17
8
Josh Kerr (R)
636

18
99
Dennis Rupert
605

19
27
Nathan Sitterly
491

20
88
Brad Haynes
489

SBS Top 5 Finishes:

Kreig Heroth – 6

Mike Bond – 6

Andrew Schartner – 5

Jack Patrick – 3

Tim Barbeau – 3

Jason Simmons – 3

Mark Castiglia – 3

Rob Pullen – 3

Cameron Rowe – 3

JJ Andrews – 2

AJ Bernys – 2

Mike Bruce – 2

David LaTulip – 2

Dalton Doyle – 1

Brian Sobus – 1

SBS Top 10 Finishes:

Kreig Heroth – 8

Andrew Schartner – 8

Mike Bond – 8

Tim Barbeau – 7

Mike Bruce – 7

Rob Pullen – 7

Dalton Doyle – 6

Jason Simmons – 5

Jack Patrick – 5

JJ Andrews – 5

AJ Bernys – 4

John Ketcham – 3

Mark Castiglia – 3

Cameron Rowe – 3

Jon Tesoriero – 3

Nate Sitterly – 2

David LaTulip – 2

Josh Kerr – 2

Chris Proud – 1

Brian Sobus – 1

SBS Heat Race Wins:

Mark Castiglia – 4

Cameron Rowe – 4

Mike Bond – 2

JJ Andrews – 2

Jason Simmons – 2

Mike Bruce – 2

Jack Patrick – 2

AJ Bernys – 2

Dennis Rupert – 1

Rob Pullen – 1

Dalton Doyle – 1

John Ketcham – 1

Andrew Schartner – 1

Kreig Heroth – 1

Nate Sitterly – 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 16.476 second circuit turned in by No. 7 Otto Sitterly on July 21, 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 turned in by Ray Graham on July 14.  He completed his heat race that night in a time of 3:23.7 seconds overall.

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

Pat Lavery – 16.445

Otto Sitterly – 16.476

Ray Graham – 16.488

Ray Graham – 16.493

Otto Sitterly – 16.524

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.  Cameron Rowe holds the fastest feature event time of the year at 19.349 seconds, set on May 26.

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

Mike Bond – 19.355

Rob Pullen – 19.373

Mark Castiglia – 19.380

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 11 – Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30, and Tobias Speed STRs.  Gates open at 4 p.m., Racing at 6:30 p.m.
General admission $17.

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

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