Story By: CAMDEN PROUD / OSWEGO SPEEDWAY – OSWEGO, NY – To encourage participation in both the Bud Light ISMA Supernationals and the Budweiser International Classic this weekend, Oswego Speedway and ISMA will post a $500 bonus to cars that qualify for both events.
As part of this mutual agreement, the owner of a car that competes in the ISMA event with the standard top wing configuration, and later or prior to reconfigures with the Oswego tail wing to qualify for and run the International Classic; will be guaranteed the $500 purse bonus.
“We are hoping to see a number of cars supporting both ISMA and the Oswego Speedway this weekend,” said track owner, John Torrese. “By offering this $500 bonus, our hope is to solidify the positive impact of the new tail wing which helps make transforming configurations easier.”
So far, two drivers plan to pull double duty with the same race car including Ben Seitz and Dan Bowes. Both Seitz and Bowes will be eligible for the bonus should they qualify. Dave Shullick Jr. and Tyler Thompson will also compete in each event, but with different race cars.
The Bud Light ISMA Supernationals takes place this Saturday, August 31 alongside the Toyota Mod Classic 150 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Sunday’s Budweiser Intl’ Classic 200 for the Novelis Supermodifieds will cap the weekend.
Doug Heveron to Attend Oswego’s International Classic; Autograph Sessions Set for Friday and Saturday
Oswego Speedway Hall of Famer Doug Heveron will appear at the track’s 63rd annual International Classic this Friday through Sunday and is scheduled to sign autographs at the track on Friday and Saturday evening.
Heveron, a Liverpool native now living in Jensen Beach, Florida, is one of the most decorated Supermodified drivers of all-time having won thirty three main events at Oswego including back-to back Classics in ‘81 and ‘82 along with consecutive championships in that span.
Earlier this month, 17 year old Tyler Thompson broke Heveron’s long standing record to become the youngest Novelis Supermodified feature winner in Oswego history. The record had not been broken since Heveron’s first win on July 5, 1980 at age nineteen.
With Heveron making his first appearance at the track in over a decade, the two ‘young guns’ have agreed to sign autographs for the occasion. Heveron and Thompson will participate in a pair of merged sessions on Friday and Saturday.
The first autograph session of the weekend will take place on Friday, August 30 in the tiki bar following International Classic 200 time trials for the Supermodifieds. The final opportunity for autographs will be trackside during the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour session on Saturday.
After winning six Supermodified championships and nearly fifty races between 1978 and 1982, Heveron went IndyCar racing prior to competing with the NASCAR Winston Cup Series from 1983 to 1986. He was inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
Several ticket packages remain available for Bud Classic Weekend 63. To purchase, please contact the Oswego Speedway box office by phoning (315)-342-0646.