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OSWEGO, NY (March 5, 2018) - After a year off, the ‘Heat Race Challenge’ will return to Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions this season thanks to support from RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting in Oswego.

For each championship event in 2018, RJ Caruso will donate $50 to all Supermodified and Small Block Supermodified heat winners on any given night, making for a pretty hefty purse bonus should a driver continuously rack up heat race wins throughout the season.

“RJ Caruso Tax and Accounting continues to come through for Oswego Speedway and its dedicated drivers and teams,” said track PR director Camden Proud. “Heat racing is completely stacked in both divisions every single week. With the continuation of timed hot laps to set the heat race lineups coupled with a $50 bonus, preliminary action is going to keep our fans on the edge of their seats in 2018.”

The last time the ‘Heat Race Challenge’ was held back in 2016, Michael Muldoon dominated in the Supermodifieds with five heat race victories to go on to win a Shell Shock custom painted helmet at the conclusion of the season. Otto Sitterly, Dave Gruel, Brandon Bellinger and Keith Shampine were all second with three wins each.

In the Pathfinder Bank SBS division, Mike Bruce and Mike Bond tied as winners of the 2016 heat race challenge, also with five victories. Jack Patrick grabbed four wins to get second, while Anthony Losurdo, Dave Cliff, Jesse Bearup and Camden Proud all tied for third with three heat wins each.

Last season, Sitterly dominated heat race competition in the Supermodified division with five trips to victory lane while Bellinger was the only driver close with three victories. Bond’s four checkered flags beat out Patrick’s three to earn the most heat wins in the 2017 SBS ‘Road to the Championship.’

Oswego Speedway kicks off its 2018 season on Saturday, May 26 which will see the track’s 68th annual Opening Day set to include Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds plus the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS. To purchase tickets, please call (315)-342-0646.

Season tickets, camping passes, and more are all on sale as part of Oswego Speedway's 2018 campaign. These items can be picked up and purchased in the speedway office from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays during the winter.


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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.

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