Story By: CAMDEN PROUD / OSWEGO SPEEDWAY – OSWEGO, NY – Thirty cars have pre-entered for Saturday night’s 150-lap, $12,000 to win Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonald’s as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour rolls back into Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway.
Classic Weekend 2019 marks the fourth consecutive appearance by the Modified Tour, which returned to Oswego in 2016 after an absence spanning over two decades. The NWMT had held prior events at the Steel Palace in 1988 and 1989.
Two of the three former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Toyota Mod Classic 150 champions will be in the field for Saturday’s event including Doug Coby along with last year’s race winner and area favorite; Matt Hirschman.
Supermodified racing will be well represented as three current or former drivers; Rob Summers, Ron Silk, and of course Bobby Santos, who will pull double duty driving both the Sapienza Racing No. 36 and the Jeff West No. 1, have all pre-entered as well.
Leading the NASCAR Modified contingent into the Port City are Coby, Justin Bonsignore, and Silk who sit one, two and three in a very tight points race with Bonsignore and Silk nodded up for second. These three drivers combine for ten of the eleven tour wins this season.
Sitting four through ten in the points race are Craig Lutz, Eric Goodale, Patrick Emerling, Matt Swanson, Chris Pasteryak, Jimmy Blewett, and Woody Pitkat, who is the only other winner on the tour in 2019.
Pitkat, who was originally scheduled to pilot the Jarod Zeitmann owned No. 82, has since parted ways with the team. Woody will now drive the Eddie Harvey owned No. 1 car, but will not be in attendance at Oswego. Meanwhile, Chase Dowling will fill the seat for Zeitmann.
A handful of drivers on the roster should be very familiar to fans that follow Tour Modified racing in New York State. Brothers Timmy and Tommy Catalano are entered, and their mother Amy will also be in action piloting the Allie Brainard No. 184.
In addition to the Catalano family, Tyler Rypkema and Calvin Carroll, two youngsters on the RoC Tour, have entered the event with their family owned machines sponsored by Nelorp and Power with Prestige.
Saturday’s schedule will see hot laps begin at 1pm, the first NWMT practice at 1:35, ISMA time trials at 3:30, ISMA heat races at 4:15, NWMT qualifying at 5:00, the driver autograph session at 5:45, pre-race ceremonies at 6:00, and the first feature event at 7:00.
Tickets for ‘Super Saturday’ of Classic Weekend, featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the Jack Murphy Memorial Bud Light ISMA Supernationals 60 for Winged Supermodifieds, remain available by calling the track box office at (315)-342-0646.
Indy Performance Composites to Present Front Row Awards for 63rd Budweiser International Classic 200
Jeff West and Indy Performance Composites will once again present front row awards to the polesitter and outside polesitter for Oswego Speedway’s 63rd annual Budweiser International Classic 200 this Sunday, September 1.
West, who is fielding his No. 1 Supermodified for open wheel star Bobby Santos III, has agreed to post a $1,000 bonus to the polesitter and a $500 bonus to the outside polesitter from Friday’s Classic Qualifying. The front row awards will be distributed on Sunday afternoon.
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Tammy Ten Media Presents Russ Conway ‘True Friend’ Award to International Classic Lap Leader
John and Wendy Brush of Tammy Ten Media will honor legendary promoter Russ Conway with the ‘True Friend Award,’ paying $500 to the driver that leads the most laps in Sunday’s 63rd Budweiser International Classic at Oswego Speedway.
Conway, a longtime investor in the Star and Lee Speedways in New Hampshire who also aided in forming the New England Supermodified Racing Association in the 1960’s, passed away last week after a lengthy illness.
Very dedicated supporters of Supermodified racing, John and Wendy Brush also own Corr-Pak Merchandising, proud sponsor of the 2019 Oswego / ISMA Reciprocal Agreement. The Brush Family and Tammy Ten Media sponsor Doug Didero’s No. 3 as well.
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Premiere Landscaping Presents Front Row Awards for 28th Annual Bud Light Classic 75
Steve Flack and Premiere Landscaping have signed on to present this year’s front row awards for the 28th Pathfinder Bank SBS Bud Light Classic 75 on Sunday, September 1.
Flack, driver of the No. 32 Small Block Super, will pay $200 to the polesitter and $100 to the outside polesitter from Friday’s Classic Qualifying. The front row awards will be distributed to drivers on Sunday afternoon.
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