OSWEGO, NY (August 25) – Budweiser International Classic Week will kick-off one day earlier in 2012. The Tom Baker Radio Show, based in Charlotte, NC from the studios of ESPN 730-AM, will be broadcast from Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego with a LIVE remote from 8-10pm on Tuesday, August 28. The radio show, which will feature several call-in and live interviews with Oswego Speedway drivers, will also be simulcast LIVE online at 3widelife.com.
Among the early guests scheduled to appear live or via phone are 2012 Oswego Speedway Supermodified track championship runner-up Pat Lavery, 2012 King of Wings winner Dave Gruel, defending Bud Light SBS Classic winner Andrew Schartner, and former NASCAR Nationwide and Truck Series champion Johnny Benson. Benson of course will be behind the wheel of the Ray Graham Jr. Hawk chassis, wrenched by Clyde Booth.
Oswego Speedway P.R. Specialist Dan Kapuscinski will serve as co-host for the two hour program.
Baker, an Oswego native is excited to return home for one of the biggest racing weekend’s in the country.
“It is going to be a thrill to come back and be a part of what is still my favorite race weekend of all,” Tom said. “Oswego Speedway was the catalyst for everything I’ve been blessed to be able to achieve in the sport and there is still nothing for me like the Supermodifieds and Classic Weekend anywhere. It will be great to have Danny (Kapuscinski) co-hosting and I can’t wait to do the show from Lighthouse Lanes. I hope it will be a packed house that night so we can kick-off Classic right!”
Kapuscinski, who used to co-host Baker’s program in CNY some 10 years ago, believes the show on Classic Week will be very beneficial.
“There are a number of Supermodified and Oswego Speedway fans in the south, especially Charlotte,” said Kapuscinski. “Tom has done an outstanding job of building a following in the Charlotte area and this will help us to bridge that gap some and continue to bring our brand of racing to the masses.”
While bringing Supermodified racing and Oswego Speedway to a greater audience is paramount, at the same time the live remote to be held at Lighthouse Lanes will offer the local media and fans a chance to be up close with some of the drivers from the Speedway as they prepare for the biggest weekend of the year.
“We encourage everyone, media and fans, to come out to the Lanes on Tuesday night and be a part of this event,” said Kapuscinski. “It should serve as an outstanding way to kick-off the week. Come have a bite to eat, an ice cold drink, get caught up on all the news surrounding the weekend and talk to your favorite driver.”
The two hour program is being co-sponsored by Lighthouse Lanes and Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers of Oswego and Fulton. The Tom Baker Radio Show, which normally runs from 8-9pm, will run an extra hour on Tuesday night.
For more information on the Tom Baker Radio show, or if you would like to be a sponsoring partner in the broadcast, contact Tom at TomBakerShow@carolina.rr.com. You can also find Tom on Facebook or Twitter @TomBakerShow.
Tickets are on sale now for Budweiser International Classic Weekend through the Oswego Speedway box office, located just outside of the main pit gate at the Speedway. To order tickets over the phone be sure to call (315) 342-0646. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm.
Three day adult general admission passes are $104, while reserved three day admissions are $115. Three day kids’ admission, ages 6-16, is $35, while children ages 5 and under are FREE for the weekend.
Individual day general admission prices are as follows: Friday - $25, Saturday - $42, and Sunday - $52.
Oswego Speedway events run May through September on most Saturday nights, culminating with the Fall Championship 75 on September 15th.
For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets or order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.
CLASSIC WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Friday, August 31 – Budweiser International Classic 200 Novelis Supermodified Top14 Time Trials; Bud Light Classic 60 Pathfinder Bank SBS Qualifying Heats; 602 Crate Dirt Sportsman Classic 30
Saturday, September 1 – ATQMRA TQ Midget 25; 21st Annual Bud Light Classic 60 for Pathfinder Bank SBS; ISMA Supermodified Supernationals 60
Sunday, September 2 – Budweiser International Classic 200 Novelis Supermodified 15-28 Time Trials; Novelis Supermodified Bud Light B-Main; 56th Annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds
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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