OSWEGO, NY (January 10, 2017) – Oswego Kartway’s 2017 racing schedule is locked in and for the second year in a row the rundown will include a stop from the karts and stars of the New York Dirt Kart Series on Saturday, July 29.
The NYDKS spans five different facilities across all corners of the state of New York, bringing with it more than 10 different racing divisions, and an average of over 150 competitors.
Oswego Kartway’s local schedule includes 21 races of its’ own, at an average of over 100 competitors per event weekly, making for another tremendous partnership between the NYDKS and the Bullring in 2017.
Oswego’s weekly schedule will open on Friday, May 5 with a non-point warm-up event before the Kartway’s annual Kick-Off race on Friday, May 12 followed by two more point events to close the month of May.
June will see another four weekly championship events for the Kartway, while also taking a week off on Friday, June 23 in honor of the high school graduation weekend.
Starting on Friday, July 7 the stakes increase at the tight Oswego oval with the running of the King of the Kartway, which opens the three race Summer Shootout series that will end on Friday, July 21 before the NYDKS championship takes place on Saturday, July 29.
August opens with the Battle at the Bullring on Friday, August 4, another weekly show on August 11, before the championship seasons ends with the Justin Lamb Memorial Track Championship night on Friday, August 18.
The 11th annual Oswego Kartway Classic will take place on Thursday, August 31 as a part of Budweiser International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway with the Kartway’s fall series opening two weeks later.
Jump starting on Sunday, September 10 the Kartway will run a series of six fall point shows including the fourth running of the Fall Frenzy 150 championships on Saturday, September 23 featuring a 100-lap, $1,000 to win State Clone event as well as a 50-lap $250 to win small pipe Clone special.
The Fall series dates will include Sunday races on September 10, September 17, October 1, October 15, and October 22.
Oswego Kartway’s weekly division structure will consist of seven junior divisions for kids aged 5-15 years old.
Jr. Novice Green Clone and Jr. Green Clone will be joined by Sr. Green Clone, Jr. Purple Clone, Jr. Blue Clone, Sr. Blue Clone, as well as a new division – Jr. Unrestricted.
The Jr. Unrestricted division will be for kids aged 13-15, with children aged 10-12 allowed in the class based on Race Director approval. The division will utilize senior State Clone motor rules consisting of big pipe exhaust, drum clutch, and no restrictor plate.
Jr. Unrestricted can be run as a second class.
The remaining junior divisions will utilize the color restrictor plate indicated for their class as well the wienie exhaust. All Clone divisions, junior and senior, will follow 2017 AKRA rules in alignment with the NYDKS.
A total of 11 senior classes will start in the mix for 2017, utilizing the same structure as a year ago, with the addition of a weekly PRO State Clone Medium money class.
The PRO State Clone Medium division will run at 360 lbs., following the State Clone rule guidelines, with racers running for a top three purse of $225 weekly, with $100 going to the winner. The division will not run for points.
With the addition of this class, State Clone participants can only use PRO State Clone Medium as their second class. Meaning participants have to choose between State Clone Light or State Clone Heavy to run for points, with Medium allowed as a second class for the night.
Other weekly senior divisions include Clone Light, Clone Medium, Clone Heavy, and Clone Super Heavy – all utilizing the wienie pipe.
Joining these divisions will be FH Stock Medium, Masters Clone/FH for racers aged 35 and up, Champ, and Open.
For more information on the NYDKS, including rules and a full schedule, visit online at www.nydks.com.
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2017 OSWEGO KARTWAY TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Friday, May 5 – WARM UP RACE – No Points
Friday, May 12 – Oswego Kartway Kick-Off Points #1
Friday, May 19 – Weekly Event Points #2
Friday, May 26 – Weekly Event Points #3
Friday, June 2 – Weekly Event Points #4
Friday, June 9 – Spring Championship Points #5
Friday, June 16 – Weekly Event Points #6
Friday, June 23 – OFF GRADUATION
Friday, June 30 – Weekly Event Points #7
Friday, July 7 – King of the Kartway Points #8 *Summer Shootout*
Friday, July 14 – Weekly Event Points #9 *Summer Shootout*
Friday, July 21 – Summer Champ. Weekly Event Points #10 *Summer Shootout*
Saturday, July 29 – NYDKS State Series
Friday, August 4 – Battle at the Bullring Points #11
Friday, August 11 – Weekly Event Points #12
Friday, August 18 – Justin Lamb Memorial Track Championship Points #13
Friday, August 25 – OFF
Thursday, August 31 – 11th annual Oswego Kartway Classic
Sunday, September 10 – FALL SERIES Points #1
Sunday, September 17 – FALL SERIES Points #2
Saturday, September 23 – FALL FRENZY 150 CHAMPIONSHIPS
(Standard Classes Count for Fall Points – Points #3)
Sunday, October 1 – FALL SERIES Points #4
Sunday, October 15 – FALL SERIES Points #5
Sunday, October 22 – FALL SERIES Points #6
2017 OSWEGO KARTWAY DIVISION STRUCTURE
Jr. Novice Green Clone – 250 lbs. (5-7 yrs.)
Jr. Green Clone – 250 lbs. (5-7 yrs.)
Sr. Green Clone – 250 lbs. (7-9 yrs.)
Jr. Purple Clone – 275 lbs. (9-11 yrs.)
Jr. Blue Clone – 275 lbs. (10-12 yrs.)
Sr. Blue Clone – 300 lbs. (12-15 yrs.)
Jr. Unrestricted – 325 lbs. (13-15 yrs., 10-12 yrs. R.D. Approval)
FH Stock Medium – 350 lbs. – 15 and Up
Clone Light – 325 lbs. – 15 and Up
Clone Medium – 350 lbs. – 15 and Up
Clone Heavy – 375 lbs. – 15 and Up
Clone Super Heavy – 400 lbs. (Driver 200+) – 15 and Up
Masters Clone/FH – 400 lbs. (Driver 200+) – 35 and Up
State Clone Light – 340 lbs. – 15 and Up (Big Pipe, Drum Clutch)
PRO State Clone Medium – 360 lbs. – 15 & Up (Big Pipe,Drum Clutch) $100 to Win
State Clone Heavy – 375 lbs. – 15 and Up (Big Pipe, Drum Clutch)
Champ – 375 lbs. – 15 and Up
Open – 375 lbs. – 15 and Up