OSWEGO, NY (April 19, 2017) - With Oswego Speedway’s 67th Annual Opening Day on Saturday, May 13th rapidly approaching, fundraiser season continues to be in full swing for Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS competitors.
Like the past several weekends, Saturday is jammed pack with fundraisers, giving speedway fans a great chance to stop out and support the drivers they watch battle it out each and every Saturday night at the Steel Palace.
Rupert Racing will host their 2017 fundraiser and 7th Annual ‘Big Money Raffle’ for the driver of the No. 99 Small Block Super, Dennis Rupert, at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton on Saturday afternoon from noon until sold out. Chicken dinners will be available to support Rupert while tickets for the money raffle are set at $40 each. A FREE chicken dinner is offered with the purchase of a money raffle ticket. 1st prize in the raffle is set at $3,200 and those who chose to take part in it have 21 chances to win. Rupert will look for his first Oswego victory this season.
The second scheduled function for Saturday afternoon will take place at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego for the driver of the No. 8 SBS machine, Josh Kerr. This event will also begin at noon. Kerr will take to the track with a different ride this year than seen in year’s past, looking for his second career feature win in a newer Hedger Chassis machine which was most recently driven by Cameron Rowe last season. Kerr Racing is offering Chicken BBQ or Pulled Pork dinners for a $10 donation as well. A 50/50 raffle, door prizes and many raffle items and lotto boards will also be on hand.
Team Jeannine Racing, who most recently announced their fundraiser for this Saturday at noon, will host their event for the driver of the No. 15 SBS, Jim Babcock, at the Woodchuck Saloon on Mitchell Street in Oswego. Many raffles, door prizes and more will all be on hand. Babcock stepped onto the SBS scene at the speedway two years ago, debuting a sharp white and pink tribute scheme for his late wife Jeannine. Babcock continuously improved week by week last season, and his sharp looking ride continued to turn a lot of heads. Chicken and pulled pork dinners for the Team Jeannine fundraiser will also be $10. Babcock plans a full-time return to the speedway this season.
Following the speedway’s season opening practice session on Saturday, May 6, the facility will open for its aforementioned 67th consecutive season of racing on Saturday, May 13 with the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Richie Evans Memorial all on the card.
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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.