Story By: CAMDEN PROUD / OSWEGO SPEEDWAY – OSWEGO, NY – For a second season, the group time trial format will return to Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions on regular race nights in 2018.
Once again, at the conclusion of standard hot lap sessions each week, Supermodified and SBS competitors will take to the racing surface once again for their 15 minute long time trial session, which will still be held in ‘Open Pit’ format, allowing five to six cars on the track at a time. All drivers must use their heat and feature tires for the group time trials, which will be stenciled prior to cars going on the track. You may go on the track more than once, but may not change tires.
The heat race lineups will also be determined by the group time trials, with the inversion for the heats based on a 18-24 car count. The race director will announce the inversion each week before time trials and all drivers must be within one second of fast time to earn their heat race starting spot. Those not within one second will start at the rear of the heat.
Different in 2018, points for the top eight in group time trials will be awarded as follows: 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, which is identical to the point system for all heat races. Last season, group time trial points were of higher value than those of the preliminary races.
As implemented at Oswego Speedway for the past several years, officials will take the top four finishers from each heat race and handicap those cars into their feature. Handicap continues to be based on the last three weeks of racing for all main events, however drivers will no longer be penalized for missing a show. If a driver who did not participate in the previous week’s feature event still finishes in the top four positions in his heat race, that individual can now start between twelfth and seventh in the main event lineup while the top six positions are reserved for drivers who competed in the three weeks prior. The previous week’s feature winner must start no better than twelfth place.
Oswego Speedway’s 68th Annual Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 26. The program will feature Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds along with the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS. Tickets are available by calling the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646.
Oswego Speedway Offering Harborfest Camping Special July 26-29
Oswego Speedway will be offering a special Harborfest camping rate this summer during the four day festival which will run from July 26 to July 29 in the City of Oswego.
The ‘flats’ camping lot located at the bottom of the hill on East Albany Street will be made available for any campers at a rate of $100 for four days which includes full utilities throughout the week.
Power will be turned on at noon on Thursday, July 26 and shut off at noon on Monday, July 30. Additionally, there will be a Harborfest Trolly which will be running to and from the campground to various spots downtown throughout the festival. The schedule for the trolly will be revealed by Harborfest in the coming months.
Performances by Don Felder of the Eagles and the Saturday night Grucci Fireworks spectacular sponsored by Exelon Generation will highlight the 31st annual edition of Harborfest, which has run every year since 1988. More information about the festival is available at OswegoHarborfest.com. To reserve your spot at the campground from July 26 to July 30, call the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646 or email Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve Flack Set to Make Small Block Super Debut; Burger Construction and Masonry Jump Onboard as Primary Backers of G.O. Premiere Motorsports 32
Burger Construction & Burger Masonry have teamed up to support SBS Rookie Steve Flack.
Dave, of Burger Construction and brother Mike, of Burger Masonry are teaming up to become main sponsors on their cousin, Steve Flack, small block super this season.
Flack, co-owner of GO Premiere Motorsports, will make his rookie debut in the number 32 SBS. Flack plans to run a partial season for his rookie year as he states “with my beautiful wife, Morgan, and 18 month little girl at home, I have to be a family man first”. He will partner with team co-owner #90 Greg O’Connor.
Burger Construction has been family run for 3 generation in Oswego. Originally started by Burger and Flack’s grandfather, Jim, and passed on to Jim’s son Rich, who now works alongside his son, Dave. Burger Construction can do all construction from start to finish. Whether you are looking to remodel one room, or build a brand new house, Burger Construction can do it all.
Burger Masonry is the perfect complement to the already established construction company. Mike can do anything from foundations to retaining walls. Burger Masonry is also the best in Central New York for decorative stamp crete. If you need a walkway or are ready for beautiful outdoor living space, Burger Masonry will make your patio the focal part of your yard.
The Burger brothers, long time speedway fans, couldn’t wait to help support their cousin as he makes his racing debut.
For more information Burger Construction can be reached at (315) 532-4413, and Burger Masonry at (315) 532-0691
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Bruce Racing Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Slated for this Saturday, April 14 at Woodchuck Saloon in Oswego
The 2018 Bruce Racing Chicken BBQ Fundraiser set to benefit Oswego Speedway Pathfinder Bank SBS veteran Mike Bruce will be held this Saturday, April 14 from 1-6pm at Woodchuck Saloon in Oswego.
As part of the event, you can support Bruce, who is the president of the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series and a many time speedway feature winner ahead of his 2018 campaign which will see the Bruce Racing No. 22 compete full-time both at Oswego and on the touring series. Chicken BBQ and Pulled Pork dinners are available for a $10 donation and include salt potatoes, baked beans, mac salad and a roll.
Dozens of raffles, 50/50’s and door prizes will be up for grabs during the event and entertainment and music will be provided by Millenium Music throughout the afternoon. Both take out and delivery is available by calling Woodchuck Saloon at (315)-343-2865.
Bruce will open his 2018 campaign at Oswego Speedway as part of the track’s 68th Annual Opening Day scheduled for Saturday, May 26. The program will feature Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds along with the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS. Tickets are available by calling the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646.