Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Win a Ride in the Oswego Speedway 2-Seat Supermodified
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Contact: Oswego Speedway
Roy Sova, 2-Seat Supermodified Coordinator
315-297-2262 | royso@twcny.rr.com

Win a Ride in the Oswego Speedway 2-seat Supermodified

OSWEGO, NY (February 13) - The Oswego Speedway and Gater Racing News are teaming up to give away three rides in the 2-seat Supermodified.  The announcement was made by Joe Patrick of Gater Racing News, and Oswego Speedway 2-seat Supermodified Coordinator, Roy Sova.  Patrick said, “The 2-seat Supermodified ride is the closest most people will ever get to taking a competitive lap in a real race car, and Gater Racing News is excited to be working with the Oswego Speedway to provide fans this opportunity.”

The first ride, according to Sova, will be given away through a registration at the Oswego Speedway booth during the Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds March 10 and 11.  “All you have to do is stop by the Oswego Speedway booth and fill out an entry blank,” said Sova.  “The drawing of the winner’s name will be done Sunday afternoon, March 11, and will be announced before the end of the Motorsports Expo.”

The 2-seat Supermodified has been a mainstay at the Oswego Speedway for the past two racing seasons.  During its first two years nearly 350 people have taken a ride in the car.  People have come from all over New York State, but also from as far away as California, Texas, Colorado, Florida and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to take a ride.  “So far we have had people come from 22 states and three Canadian provinces to take a ride in the 2-seat Super,” said Sova.  For some of them, like the family of five from Texas, they had never even seen a Supermodified in person before coming to the Oswego Speedway for a ride. 

Karen Graham, from Weatherford, TX, said she heard about the ride from Davey Hamilton when her family took a ride in the IRL 2-seat car.  “Davey told us if we wanted to experience a real ride in a real race car we had to go to the Oswego Speedway and take a ride in the 2-seat Supermodified,” said Graham.  She, her husband and their three sons, came to the track for their rides in July of last year.  “Davey was right,” said Karen, “this is the real deal.  We are so happy we did this!”

Keith Gilliam, who does all the maintenance and most of the driving of the 2-seat Supermodified, said the car is going to be even better for the 2012 season.  “It’s in my shop right now,” said Gilliam.  “I’m stripping it down, we’re changing the rear brakes from inboard to outboard, re-doing the cooling system, just going through the whole thing.  The engine is going to Finger Lakes Machine and Doug Holmes is going to freshen that for us.”  Gilliam said “we hope to have it done and on display at the Motorsports Expo.” 

“How we give away the other two rides is pretty much up in the air right now,” said Patrick.  “We’re pretty sure one of them will be given away through a web based contest for subscribers at gaternews.com.  We’re still working on ideas on how to give the third ride away.”  Patrick said “gaternews.com is where a lot of people are getting their race information first hand.  You don’t have to wait for the paper to come out, you can just go online and find racing articles, video highlights, race schedules, classified ads, Gater columnists, racing blogs, and so much more.”   

“Visit the Oswego Speedway booth at Motorsports Expo March 10 and 11 to register to win a ride in the 2-seat Supermodified,” said Sova, “and read Gater Racing News or go to gaternews.com to find out how to win the other two rides being given away.”   

The 2012 racing season at Oswego Speedway begins May 5th.  Events run May through September on most Saturday nights, culminating with the Fall Championship 75 on September 15th.

The annual Speedway open practice is scheduled for April 28th.

Advertising opportunities with the Speedway are still readily available.  If you or your business would be interested in marketing with the Speedway please e-mail dbond@oswegospeedway.com.

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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.