OSWEGO, NY (February 7, 2017) – For the first time, Oswego Speedway has been named Best Short Track in the annual 51’s presented by JEGS on speed51.com.
With thousands of votes counted, fans from all across the country selected Oswego as the short track providing the highest quality entertainment for all involved in 2016.
With the introduction of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week to the schedule in 2016, dropping clay on the Speedway for the first time since 1952, Oswego hosted more big events than nearly any other facility in the country, filling the grandstands on more than one occasion.
From the Memorial Day Weekend ‘Super Spectacle’ to the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified as well as Budweiser International Classic Weekend, and Race of Champions Weekend; Oswego Speedway provided something for everyone last season.
Included in those events were stops from top touring series such as the International Supermodified Association, the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, the Super DIRTcar Series, as well as the weekly fixture of Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS action.
By winning this year’s 51 Award for Best Short Track, Oswego becomes the 10th different track to win the award in 11 years.
Eldora Speedway (OH), the 2015 winner of the award on Speed51.com, finished second in the voting. Eldora, nationally known as one of the top dirt tracks in the country, hosted a magnitude of major events in 2016 including the World 100, Dirt Late Model Dream, Four Crown Nationals and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Weedsport Speedway (NY), a track known for its Big-Block Modified action, finished on the podium after a successful 2016 season. Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) and Madison Speedway (WI) rounded out the top five in the voting.
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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.