Oswego Speedway Announces 2019 Rule Changes; Addition Of 350 Supermodified Class

Story By: CAMDEN PROUD / OSWEGO SPEEDWAY – OSWEGO, NY – This past weekend, officials with the Oswego Speedway revealed the track’s rule changes for 2019 along with the addition of a 350 Supermodified class for the upcoming season.

For next year, all big block Supermodified teams will be required to use a ‘phoenix’ type wing on the rear end of their cars. This wing will be used in place of the traditional tail section.

Following several weeks of tunnel testing, tech officials were able to verify a wing size of (22” chord X 48” width) and a location that is equal as possible for the consideration of different roll cage heights and shapes seen in the Supermodified division.

In addition, the wings must have side plates with a maximum dimension set at 18X26.” Side plates can be no more than 1” above the wing surface and must be made of .050, 2024 aluminium and properly shaped or braced to prevent any bending and/or flexing.

The trailing edge of the wing body can be no more than 40” behind the center of the rear axle. The leading edge of the wing can be no further forward than the center of the rear axle. The wing must be mounted between the LR and RR inner sidewalls.

Any method of mounting is allowed providing it is fixed in place, safe, strong and neat in appearance.

If the framework is built from tubing, it must be covered on both the inside and outside with aluminum sheet metal. Aluminum plate brackets will be allowed. The wing framework or brackets may be attached to the bottom or sides of the wing in any safe manner. For safety reasons, no bracing toward the roll cage area will be allowed.

The wing must be attached with a minimum of 7/16” heim ends with a 7/16” bolt. If bolt on brackets are used, they must be attached with a minimum bolt diameter of 5/16.”

Sheet metal will be allowed on both the left and right side nerf bars. It can be no more than 12” high and must be safely attached and located between the tires. It must be single plane and be parallel to the frame rails.

Body panels (excluding the nose wing) producing downforce will not be allowed.

The front and/or rear lower frame rails may flare up, but no vertical sheet metal may extend below the lower frame rails. No tunneling of the air is allowed. No side panel flaring or skirting will be allowed.

In 2019, the Supermodified must weigh 1975 lbs. after the race with the driver in all required racing gear.

For the added 350 Supermodified class, the Oswego Speedway will be following the basic 2019 350 Super rules implemented at the Star Speedway in New Hampshire.

Star Speedway rules can be found at StarSpeedway.com, or on Star Speedway social media. If you need a copy of the rules, you can email the speedway at oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

As far as the Small Block Supermodified class is concerned, the 602 crate engine program is remaining mandatory for the upcoming season. Please refer to page 31 of Oswego Speedway’s 2018-2019 rulebook for details.

All other rules for both divisions in the 2018-2019 rulebook remain in effect. If you need a copy of this rulebook, you can email the speedway. The rulebook can also be found under the ‘FORMS’ section at OswegoSpeedway.com.

Car and pit stall registration for Oswego Speedway’s 2019 season will be open within the next couple of weeks, and track officials hope to have 2019 race dates posted within that time frame as well.

While the Supermodified and SBS classes will be racing weekly next season, the 350 Supermodified schedule is still a work in progress and will largely depend on car count and interest.

Please direct all rule related questions to track chief tech inspector, Steve Gioia Jr. at (315)-263-3923 or race director, Chuck Handley.

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.

2019 Rule Changes:

SUPERMODIFIEDS

In the tunnel we were able to learn and verify a wing size (22”chord x 48” width) and location that is as equal as possible for the consideration of the different roll cage heights and shapes of the Supermodified division. The data shows the ideal measurement is 54” off the ground to the top edge of the 3/4” wicker with the driver. The wicker must be and remain perpendicular to the wing surface. Any method of wing construction is allowed providing it follows the “SPEC “ rib configuration.

The maximum angle of attack 14 degrees, not including the wicker.

The side plate dimension will be a maximum of 18”x26”. The side plates can be no more than 1” above the wing surface and no more than 1” beyond the trailing edge.

The side plates must be made of a minimum of .050, 2024 aluminum (or equivalent) and properly shaped or braced to prevent bending or flexing.

The trailing edge of the wing body can be no more than 40” behind the center of the rear axle. The leading edge of the wing can be no further forward than the center of the rear axle.

The wing must be mounted between the LR and RR inner sidewalls.

Any method of mounting is allowed providing it is fixed in place, safe, strong and neat in appearance.

If the framework is built from tubing it must be covered on both the inside and outside with aluminum sheet metal. Aluminum plate brackets will be allowed. The wing framework or brackets may be attached to the bottom or sides of the wing in any safe manner. For safety reasons “NO” bracing toward the roll cage area will be allowed.

The wing must be attached with a minimum of 7/16” heim ends with a 7/16” bolt. If bolt on brackets are used they must be attached with a minimum bolt diameter of 5/16”.

Sheet metal “ WILL” be allowed on both the Left and Right side nerf bars. It can be no more than 12” high and must be safely attached and located between the tires. It must be single plane and be parallel to the frame rails.

Body panels (excluding the nose wing) producing downforce will “NOT” be allowed.

The front and/or rear lower frame rails may flare up but “NO” vertical sheet metal may extend below the lower frame rails. “No” tunneling of the air is allowed. “NO” side panel flaring or skirting will be allowed.

In 2019 the Supermodified must weigh 1975 lbs. after the race with the driver in all required racing gear.

350 SUPERS

In 2019 Oswego Speedway will be following the basic 2019 350 Super rules of Star Speedway.

They can be found at Star Speedway.com. Our Hoosier tire rule remains in effect.

SBS

In 2019 the 602 Crate engine program is mandatory. Please refer to the Oswego Speedway 2018-19 rulebook, page 31 for details.

All other rules for both divisions in the 2018-19 Rulebook remain in effect.