Story By: CAMDEN PROUD / OSWEGO SPEEDWAY – OSWEGO, NY – Former Indy Car star Davey Hamilton will return behind the wheel of a Supermodified as part of Oswego Speedway’s Galloway Century 21 and Oswego D Bus Independence Weekend ‘Grand Prix’ special this Saturday, June 30.
Hamilton will again pilot one of the potent John Nicotra Racing machines, this weekend in the No. 7 car that Otto Sitterly has reworked over the winter.
The Indianapolis, Ind. driver will first test on Friday before driving the car as the renumbered ‘6’ on Saturday while Sitterly continues with the former Joey Moriarty No. 51.
Hamilton is looking forward to finally returning to Oswego for the first time since his fifth place effort in the 2016 Budweiser International Classic 200.
“It’s been a long time since I have been able to race at Oswego, so I am really looking forward to racing this weekend with Otto and Johnny (Nicotra),” Hamilton said.
The 1997 International Classic champion has not won at the speedway since his lone main event victory in 2013, but Hamilton hopes that soon changes with several more Supermodified races circled on his schedule throughout the remainder of the season.
“I know the competition is fierce,” Hamilton commented. “The 75 lapper this weekend will give me the opportunity to get up to speed and prepare for more races later in the year.”
To purchase tickets for Hamilton’s return, please call the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646. General admission seating is just $17.
UPDATE from Doug Didero:
Doug is in Oswego this week preparing the new No. 3, but called just a few moments ago and asked us to let fans know that the car is not where he’d like it to be in order to debut it in this weekend’s Grand Prix presented by Galloway Century 21 and Oswego D Bus.
“Prior to flying up, I wanted to bring it to everyone’s attention that we would be racing June 30. I thought we were right where we needed to be in order to be ready to go, but upon getting here, unfortunately we are not,” Didero said. “Sadly, we are going to have to postpone things for this week. I will stay in the shop here to continue working on the car, watch the races Saturday as a spectator, and then we will test the week of the July 21st 75-lap Mr. Supermodified feature event before competing in that race. I’m really looking forward to getting back out there in a few weeks.”
Didero noted the selection of the 75-lap race, as he is hoping to use the extra distance show as a shakedown for the Budweiser International Classic 200 on Sunday, September 2. He apologizes to everyone for any inconvenience and thanked fans for the overwhelming support of his return.