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OSWEGO, NY (June 27, 2018) - Oswego Speedway has been off for two weeks following an exciting A&P Auto Parts ‘Spring Championship,' back on June 16, but this Saturday the track will come alive again for the 75-lap Independence Weekend ‘Grand Prix’ special presented by Century 21 Galloway Realty and Oswego D Bus.

With a total of five Novelis Supermodified feature events already completed this season due to the Twin 50’s on May 26 and most recently the Twin 35’s on June 16, three different drivers have visited victory lane including Dave Shullick Jr, Chris Perley, and Michael Barnes.

The race for the championship remains tight between Otto Sitterly and Keith Shampine out front, who have each finished in the top five for a total of four occasions to begin 2018 with Sitterly paying visits to the podium three out of those four times.

With his sweep of the Twin 35’s, Barnes has jumped all the way up to third in the overall race to the championship with consistency and top tens paying off for Dave Gruel and Joe Gosek to complete the remaining spots in the top five three weeks in.

Rounding out the top ten are Dave Danzer and Aric Iosue in sixth and seventh with three top fives already racked up for Danzer and one trip to the podium for Iosue in last week’s first Twin 35.

Defending champion Dave Shullick Jr. has two wins already, but is only eighth in points. He wrecked out of the second Twin 50 on May 26 after winning the first one, won on June 9, but the big story was the contact he had with Sitterly to brush the wall while leading the first Twin 35 on June 16 causing him to later retire from both feature events to take a major hit in the points race.

Rookie Tyler Thompson has been mighty impressive so far and sits ninth in the standings just ahead of Lou LeVea Jr’s No. 83 in tenth.

This Saturday night, the championship hopefuls will be joined by a few fresh faces in former Indy Car star Davey Hamilton, who will pilot the reworked Nicotra Racing No. 7 in the 75-lapper for his first regular show in a handful of season.

Joining Hamilton as invaders for the extra distance main event are Canadian Dave McKnight as well as the No. 4 of Roger Clark, who will return to the speedway for the first time in just about twenty years when he makes his initial appearance this season with his reworked 1994 racer.

Brian Sobus will also be back in the driver’s seat behind the wheel of the Schultzkie Racing No. 26 Supermodified. The car is Sobus’ former No. 79 which was sold to Joe Schultzkie for his son Nathan prior to the start of the season. The Schultzkie family is on vacation this weekend and has tabbed Sobus as the temporary pilot.

Aiming for improvement after trying starts to their 2018 campaigns will be the No. 05 of Jeff Abold, the No. 02 of Brandon Bellinger, and the No. 01 of Dan Connors Jr, who will race this weekend with his backup car; the 2008 Xtreme Chassis that Doug Didero drove to victory on Classic Weekend of that year.

On the Pathfinder Bank SBS side of the pits, it appears as though Anthony Losurdo is currently the man to beat in the Missile Motorsports No. 1 machine owned by Mark Castiglia.

Losurdo is coming into the night as the points leader fresh off a victory on June 16, when he passed runner up point man Russ Brown and teammate Dan Kapuscinski to take the lead and go on to his sixth career Oswego victory. ‘Hawk’ has also been the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger for two out of the three races.

Brown, the original SBS champion when the class was formed in 1992, is looking for another championship this year and has been right there in contention just three points behind Losurdo in second with two podiums in three races to begin the season.

Defending Pathfinder Bank SBS champion Dave Cliff was caught up in an accident last week, but remains third in the standings after a win on Opening Night.

Kapuscinski is fourth in points and knocking on the door with two second place finishes in a row plus a heat win as ‘Danny K’ looks for his first career Small Block Super victory.

Veteran Jack Patrick, always a strong runner, rounds out the top five with three top ten finishes.

Sitting six through tenth are Mike Bond, the division’s all-time win leader who added to that total with a win back on May 26, while David LaTulip, Barry Kingsley, Cameron Rowe, and Greg O’Connor are seventh on back.

Usual contenders Camden Proud, Dalton Doyle, and Mike Bruce are eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and have had miserable starts to their seasons, but will each hope to turn that around come Saturday night.

Driver shake ups and additions in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division include former Mr. SBS AJ Bernys driving the Addison Bowman Racing No. 12 filling in for Dennis Richmond.

2015 Bud Light Classic 75 champion Bryan Haynes will fill the role of rookie Tyler Henry in the Pratt Racing No. 88.

Additionally, Brad Haynes is returning to drive the family owned No. 86 while Missile Motorsports team owner Mark Castiglia making his first start of the season with the David LaTulip No. 27 while LaTulip will be out of town for a wedding.

Fans are reminded that feature action this week will be 75 laps for the Novelis Supermodifieds and 35 laps for the Pathfinder Bank SBS in observance of Independence Weekend. The night’s action will also include the second ‘Fan Can Chase’ of the year as well as a spectacular fireworks show to cap off the program which is free to all in attendance.

WHAT:

Novelis Supermodified ‘Grand Prix’ 75, Pathfinder Bank SBS ‘Grand Prix’ 35 Independence Weekend special plus FIREWORKS presented by Galloway Century 21 and Oswego D Bus.

WHEN:

Saturday, June 30, at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY. Pit gates will open at 3:00pm, grandstands at 4:30pm, hot laps at 4:30pm, time trials at 6:15pm, and racing at 6:45pm

WHERE:

Oswego Speedway is located at 300 East Albany St. in Oswego, NY.

TICKETS:

Padded reserved seats $22, general admission $17, Pit Passes $30, VIP $75. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (315) 342-0646. Kids 16 and under are FREE with a paid adult. Active military are free with proper ID.

 

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ABOUT THE TRACK:

Oswego Speedway is a semi-banked 5/8 mile paved oval.  The non-wing Novelis Supermodified track record is held by Joey Payne with a time of 15.802 seconds at 142.397 mph, established on August 29, 2014.  The wing Supermodified track record is 14.730 seconds at 152.749 mph, set by Mike Lichty on May 28th, 2016. The official SBS track record is held by Russ Brown with a lap of 18.504 seconds at 121.595 mph set on September 2, 2016.

2018 Oswego Speedway - Novelis - Hoosier Tire - SUNOCO

Supermodified Driver's Championship:

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

 

1

7

Otto Sitterly

485

2

55

Keith Shampine

483

3

68

Michael Barnes**

479

4

50

Dave Gruel

434

5

00

Joe Gosek

425

6

52

Dave Danzer

420

7

11

Aric Iosue

416

8

2

Dave Shullick Jr.**

413

9

98T

Tyler Thompson ®

363

10

83

Lou LeVea Jr.

357

11

66

Lou LeVea Sr.

355

12

02

Brandon Bellinger

345

13

56

Hal LaTulip

344

14

71

Bill Sharkey

343

15

01

Dan Connors Jr.

328

16

26

Nathan Schultzkie ®

281

17

05

Jeff Abold

280

18

77

Shaun Gosselin

232

19

0

Brent Murray ®

207

20

44

Chris Perley*

187

21

25

Dan Bowes

150

22

94

Logan Rayvals

143

23

70

Dave McKnight

108

 

 

Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year:

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

1

98T

Tyler Thompson

363

2

26

Nathan Schultzkie

281

 

RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting Heat Race Challenge:

#7

Otto Sitterly

3

#11

Aric Iosue

2

#44

Chris Perley

1

#2

Dave Shullick Jr.

1

#50

Dave Gruel

1

#68

Michael Barnes

1

 

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award Winners:

May 26th

#66

Lou LeVea Sr.

May 26th

#71

Bill Sharkey

June 9th

#98T

Tyler Thompson®

June 16th

#66

Lou LeVea Sr.

June 16th

#7

Otto Sitterly

 

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer Award Winners:

May 26th

#25

Dan Bowes®

May 26th

#71

Bill Sharkey

June 9th

#01

Dan Connors Jr.

June 16th

#83

Lou LeVea Jr.

June 16th

#98T

Tyler Thompson®

 

Novelis Supermodified Top 5 Finishes:

#7

Otto Sitterly

4

#55

Keith Shampine

4

#50

Dave Gruel

3

#52

Dave Danzer

3

#68

Michael Barnes

3

#00

Joe Gosek

3

#2

Dave Shullick Jr.

2

#01

Dan Connors Jr.

1

#44

Chris Perley

1

#11

Aric Iosue

1

 

Novelis Supermodified Top 10 Finishes:

#7

Otto Sitterly

5

#55

Keith Shampine

5

#11

Aric Iosue

4

#52

Dave Danzer

4

#50

Dave Gruel

4

#00

Joe Gosek

4

#68

Michael Barnes

4

#25

Dan Bowes

2

#2

Dave Shullick Jr.

2

#02

Brandon Bellinger

2

#44

Chris Perley

2

#98T

Tyler Thompson®

2

#83

Lou LeVea Jr.

2

#66

Lou LeVea Sr.

2

#77

Shaun Gosselin

2

#71

Bill Sharkey

1

#01

Dan Connors Jr.

1

#56

Hal LaTulip

1

#0

Brent Murray®

1


2018 Oswego Speedway - Pathfinder Bank- Hoosier Tire - SUNOCO

Small Block Supermodified Driver's Championship

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

 

1

1

Anthony Losurdo*

326

2

13

Russ Brown

323

3

50

Dave Cliff*

273

4

00M

Dan Kapuscinski

269

5

9

Jack Patrick

268

6

74

Mike Bond*

260

7

27

David LaTulip

259

8

77

Cameron Rowe

244

9

91

Barry Kingsley

241

10

90

Greg O'Connor

239

11

54

Camden Proud

233

12

01

Dalton Doyle

225

13

22

Mike Bruce

216

14

26

Joshua Sokolic ®

200

15

32

Steve Flack ®

192

16

94

Tim Glidden Jr. ®

167

17

71

Ray Sand Jr.

152

18

23

Cameron Black

144

19

8

Josh Kerr

144

20

67

Tyler Shullick

135

21

12

Dennis Richmond

132

22

15

James Babcock

126

23

37

Jesse Bearup

95

24

18

Andrew Schartner

87

25

88

Brad Haynes

72

26

88

Tyler Henry ®

57

 

 

Pathfinder Bank SBS Rookie of the Year

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

1

26

Josh Sokolic

200

2

94

Steve Flack

192

3

32

Tim Glidden Jr.

167

4

88

Tyler Henry

57

 

RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting Heat Race Challenge:

#74

Mike Bond

2

#1

Anthony Losurdo

2

#27

Dave LaTulip

1

#37

Jesse Bearup

1

#9

Jack Patrick

1

#00M

Dan Kapuscinski

1

#13

Russ Brown

1

 

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award:

May 26th

#50

Dave Cliff

June 9th

#74

Mike Bond

June 16th

#00M

Dan Kapuscinski

 

White's Care Care 4th Place Award - In Memory of Tony White:

May 26th

#9

Jack Patrick

June 9th

#13

Russ Brown

June 16th

#90

Greg O'Connor

 

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award Winners:

May 26th

#1

Anthony Losurdo

June 9th

#1

Anthony Losurdo

June 16th

#18

Andrew Schartner

 

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer Award Winners:

May 26th

#54

Camden Proud

June 9th

#00M

Dan Kapuscinski

June 16th

#00M

Dan Kapuscinski

 

Pathfinder Bank SBS Top 5 Finishes:

#1

Anthony Losurdo

3

#13

Russ Brown

3

#00M

Dan Kapuscinski

2

#50

Dave Cliff

1

#9

Jack Patrick

1

#37

Jesse Bearup

1

#74

Mike Bond

1

#01

Dalton Doyle

1

#90

Greg O'Connor

1

#18

Andrew Schartner

1

 

Pathfinder Bank SBS Top 10 Finishes:

#13

Russ Brown

3

#1

Anthony Losurdo

3

#9

Jack Patrick

3

#91

Barry Kingsley

3

#27

David LaTulip

3

#77

Cameron Rowe

3

#00M

Dan Kapuscinski

2

#50

Dave Cliff

1

#54

Camden Proud

1

#23

Cameron Black

1

#37

Jesse Bearup

1

#74

Mike Bond

1

#01

Dalton Doyle

1

#90

Greg O'Connor

1

#18

Andrew Schartner

1

#71

Ray Sand Jr.

1

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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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