Two New Partners Join Syrell Racing Supermodified Team For 2019

Story By: DAN KAPUSCINSKI / SYRELL RACING – OSWEGO, NY – The Syrell Racing Supermodified team, with championship driver Michael Barnes, is excited to partner with Performance Manufacturing and Slack Karts for the 2019 season at Oswego Speedway.

Since 2004, Performance Manufacturing has been the builder of the Slack Karts chassis with an evolution of designs coming out of their Middleport, NY fabrication shop.

Their most recent design is the Slack Pursuit.

The all-new Slack Pursuit comes on the heels of the highly successful Slack Xpect, winner of countless main events and championships throughout the country, which debuted in 2014.

The Slack Pursuit promises to build on gains made with the Xpect, providing increased roll speed and overall grip, making for an even more effective and user-friendly kart, while utilizing the latest in tubing technology to provide prolonged chassis life.

Each chassis is welded in-house on a state-of-the-art fixture table using the latest in welding equipment and technology from Lincoln Electric.

While Performance Manufacturing specializes in chassis design and construction, their fabrication shop also produces countless products for the kart racing community utilizing a hands-on approach in product design with CNC machining, fabrication, and welding.

Performance offers an array of chassis components from hubs and spindles to sprockets and gear hubs, with a championship tested tire cutting service and tire prep line as well.

For more information on Performance Manufacturing, Slack Karts, Select Cut Tires, and Liquid Speed tire prep, visit online at

Syrell Racing will open their racing calendar on Saturday, May 25 with Oswego Speedway’s 69th consecutive season of operation featuring the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodified division. Driver Michael Barnes and the Syrell team will be in action looking for their first Shampine Memorial title.

Part-time driver, Dan Kapuscinski, will also carry the Performance Manufacturing/Slack Karts colors in select events for 2019.