OSWEGO, NY (June 28, 2013) – Oswego Speedway returns to racing on Saturday night presented by RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting, with a special cash bonus of $302 being posted in memory of former Speedway employee Danny Quonce.
Saturday, June 29 would have been Quonce’s 51st birthday, and in his honor former Speedway promoter and RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting founder, Romey Caruso, will add $151 to the winner’s share of both the Novelis Supermodified main event and Pathfinder Bank SBS main event on Saturday night in Quonce’s memory.
“I wanted to dedicate this night to Danny,” said Caruso. “Danny Quonce was more than just an employee of Oswego Speedway; he was like an extended family member of the Caruso family. Danny and I had a special relationship. I relied on him whenever I needed his expertise and he knew he could rely on me unconditionally whenever he met some bumps in the road.”
Quonce worked as a chef at the old Wine Creek Inn before moving on to the head of maintenance at Oswego Speedway, as well as being a member of the Speedway’s heralded safety crew.
The Caruso family will never forget the contributions made by Quonce to Oswego Speedway, the old Speedway restaurant, and Wine Creek Inn.
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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.