Thursday, June 27, 2019

View Article


OSWEGO, NY (October 27, 2018) - Mexico NY’s Michael Barnes, an Oswego Speedway Supermodified feature winner on three occasions this year, has been declared winner of the Turning Stone Resort Casino Favorite Driver Contest for the fourth time in six seasons.


Barnes, driver of the Syrell Racing No. 68, brought home nearly 50% of the votes ahead of Bob Bond, Joe Gosek, Mike Bond, and Brandon Bellinger in the top five.


For winning the contest, this year’s Budweiser International Classic 200 polesitter will be awarded a 2019 season pit pass to the Oswego Speedway.


It has been quite the week for the driver fans call ‘The Hustler,’ as Barnes and wife Jodi recently announced that they will be welcoming a baby boy to the family in April 2019.


Barnes will accept the award at the speedway’s Hall of Fame Banquet next Saturday at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center.


Contest sponsor Turning Stone Resort Casino is a Forbes Four Star Award-winning destination featuring world-class amenities including four hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 restaurants and dining options, an all-new 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret-style Showroom, a 5,000 seat arena, and several bars and cocktail lounges.  


Conveniently located at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone can be found on social media, or online at For reservations, please call (800)-771-7711.


Oswego Speedway’s Hall of Fame Banquet is set for next Saturday, November 3 at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center located in the Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters in Oswego.


To purchase banquet tickets, set at $45, please contact the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646, email or call/text Paul Conzone at (315)-887-0132.


As part of the event, discounted room rates at the Best Western will be available to banquet ticket holders for $119. For more information, you can call the hotel at (315)-342-4040 or visit their website at Plan to bring your banquet ticket with you upon check-in.


Oswego Speedway’s 2019 schedule, along with a full rule book, are both a work in progress. The speedway’s 69th annual Opening Day has been set for Saturday, May 25th. Open Practice will take place a week earlier on Saturday, May 18.


For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at


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.


Past Turning Stone Resort Casino Favorite Driver Award Winners:


2013 - Joe Gosek

2014 - Michael Barnes

2015 - Michael Barnes

2016 - Michael Barnes

2017 - Bob Bond

2018 - Michael Barnes

Copyright © 2006-2019 Oswego Speedway