posted on November 19, 2013 10:53
OSWEGO, NY (November 19, 2013) – Corr/Pak Merchandising and Graham Racing announced this week the full-time commitment of Jessica Zemken to the Novelis Supermodified division at Oswego Speedway in 2014.
Zemken will join Ray and Kody Graham as a weekly member of the Graham Racing stable as well as Joey Payne as a part of the Strong/Graham Racing effort on Saturday nights at the ‘Steel Palace.’
Corr/Pak Merchandising owners John and Wendy Brush could not be more excited at the opportunity that lies ahead for both Zemken and their company.
“This year’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend was the thrill of a lifetime with Jessica in the field,” said John Brush. “Having Jessica competing weekly at Oswego will be a dream come true for all parties involved. The Graham Racing team does an outstanding job both during the week with preparation and at the race track. We are very excited.”
Driving for Graham Racing, Zemken became the first woman in 57 years to qualify for the prestigious Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds earlier this year with a lap of 135.624mph, good enough for 10th on the starting grid of 34.
A veteran of 410 winged Sprint Car racing, Zemken will become the first full-time female Supermodified shoe at Oswego since Jennifer Chesbro in 2004.
With only one previous points paying start at Oswego, coming on opening day of 2012, Zemken will also be eligible for Novelis Supermodifed Rookie of the Year honors for 2014.
While Zemken will hit the pavement full-time at Oswego, plans are still in place for her to continue her 360 and 410 Sprint Car racing career behind the wheel of the Corr/Pak No. 1Z on Fridays and Sundays, as well as any free Saturday nights when Oswego is not in competition.
For more information on Jessica Zemken visit online at www.jessicazemken.com, or LIKE on Facebook and FOLLOW on Twitter @JZemken.
For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page on facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets or to order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.
About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.