Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion Date Changed

Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion Moves to 65th Anniversary Weekend

 

OSWEGO, NY (February 27, 2015) – The 10th annual Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion will move to a new date in 2015, pairing fittingly with the 65th anniversary celebration to take place on Saturday, August 8 featuring race day admission of only $5 for fans to help celebrate the storied history of the ‘Steel Palace.’

The Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion was held for several years during King of Wings weekend, but Old-Timers coordinators Jim Ferlito and Jim Liccardi felt a shift to the anniversary weekend in 2015 made sense.

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Jim Ferlito (L seated) and Jim Liccardi (R seated) are the driving force behind the Oswego Speedway Old Timers Reunion. (Wing Side Up Photo)

“We look forward to moving the Old-Timers Reunion to the August 8 date,” said Ferlito.  “Being tied in with the 65th anniversary of the Speedway should really work out well for all involved.”

Oswego Speedway Public Relations Director, Dan Kapuscinski, shared the same sentiment.

“With a great show on tap and a full set of stands expected with $5 admission on race night, it simply made sense to tie the Old-Timers event to this special 65th anniversary weekend,” said Kapuscinski.  “With a big crowd expected it is our plan to recognize as many former drivers and car owners as we possibly can in front of our fans as a thank you for all they have done to make Oswego Speedway what it is.”

The reunion, held at Lighthouse Lanes just across Albany Street from the track, will begin at 10 a.m. on race day with door prizes, raffles, racing photos and magazines, as well as great food, drink, and conversation.

Through the years several former racers and car owners have attended the Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion including Fred Graves, Ron Buckner, Norm Mackereth, Todd Gibson, Warren Coniam, the Virgo family, and more.

With the extra bonus of a 65th anniversary celebration on tap for 2015, a great crowd of historic Oswego Speedway figures is expected.

Along with several driver appearances are the appearance of several former racing machines as well.

Restored Jim Shampine Oswego Speedway supermodified
The beautifully restored Jim Shampine supermodified. (Wing Side Up Photo)

Last year’s edition of the Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion brought out several restorations including the Hemi-Cuda No. 69 Modified driven by the likes of Guy Chartrand and Jimmy Shampine, as well as a beautiful Steve Gioia restoration owned by Larry Trenca, and a Gary Allbritain roadster being completed by Dave Iosue.

More restorations can be expected this year including the beautifully restored Jim Shampine radical offset Supermodified owned by former driver Jamie Moore.

To get more information on the Oswego Speedway Old-Timers visit online at www.oswegospeedwayoldtimers.com.  More information on ticket pricing and other particulars will be announced in the coming weeks.

Oswego Speedway’s 65th anniversary race weekend will feature a return to the 45-lap Novelis Supermodified feature format as well as a 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS main.  An extra added attraction on Saturday, August 8 will also be the return of supermodified semi-finals, following heat racing action.

Oswego Speedway’s racing season will begin on Saturday, May 9 with the Speedway’s 65th annual opening night celebration presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press with mains for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the 75-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646.  Join Oswego Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. Oswego Speedway is the only weekly supermodified racing venue in the world. Running weekly Saturday night from May through September, Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Free Oswego Speedway Passes from G&I Homes

Purchase a Home from G&I Homes Inc., Receive Two Season Passes to Oswego Speedway

 

OSWEGO, NY (February 17, 2015) – G&I Homes Inc. partnered with Oswego Speedway in 2011, and once again this year, any home buyer that purchases a home from G&I Homes Inc. will receive two free season passes to Oswego Speedway.

G&I Homes Inc. is focused on building relationships with its customers, employees, and suppliers by delivering quality housing at a fair price in a professional and timely manner.  Since 1965, G&I has grown to become the largest retailer in manufactured housing and modular homes in New York.

A family owned and operated business, G&I has expanded to house six sales centers with locations in Utica, Brewerton, Vernon, Oneonta, Whitney Point, and Ballston Spa.

As a part of a continued effort to build the central New York racing community, G&I Homes Inc. has continued its long-standing relationship with Oswego Speedway in 2015 by providing two free Speedway season passes to any home buyer that purchases a G&I Home in 2015.

The season passes will be honored in 2016.

G&I Homes Inc. is not only a proud partner of Oswego Speedway but a continued sponsor of the Nicotra Racing Supermodified team and seven-time Novelis Supermodified track champion, Otto Sitterly.

For more information on G&I Homes Inc., including specific location contacts, visit online at www.gihomes.net.

Oswego Speedway’s 2015 racing season will kick off on Saturday, May 9th with the 65th annual opening night celebration featuring the lid lifters for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the 75-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646.  Join Oswego Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway

To purchase tickets for the 2015 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

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Supermodified History: Oswego Speedway 53rd Anniversary PR

Here’s a little gem of a release I dug up from the original Wing Side Up on the World Wide Web about the Oswego Speedway 53rd Anniversary Fan Appreciation night. I dig the carload admission. Wouldn’t it be cool if competitors could get a break on the back gate too?

Oswego Speedway Offers “Super” Deal For Fan Appreciation Night

Oswego, NY . . . When Oswego Speedway celebrates its 53rd Anniversary on Saturday, August 9th, the fans will get a real bargain. Race sponsors Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes and Labatt Beer have just announced that there will be a special “carload admission price” of just $20.00 for this triple header event featuring the supermodifieds, limited supers and super stocks.

Coupons for the special carload pricing will be available at participating Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes throughout Central and Northern New York. Just redeem the coupon along with $20.00 at the City Line Road entrance to the back grandstand and everyone in the vehicle will receive a gate pass for admission into the Speedway. Both grandstands will be open that night so if you want to sit in the front after purchasing your tickets, just follow the dirt/stone road to the East Albany Street exit and park in the front lot. Those wishing to stay in the back can park across from the main entrance to the back grandstand.

All carload tickets must be purchased from the temporary ticket booth that will be set up just inside the City Line Road gate, which is the campground entrance for Classic Weekend. Any type of vehicle will qualify with the exception of buses, motor homes, RV’s and camping trailers. The normal ticket windows will also be open in the front and back for single purchases at a reduced price of $5.00 for adults and $.25 for kids.

The anniversary weekend kicks off on Friday night, August 8th at 6 pm with the WSEN Super Cruise. There will be over 300 hundred classic cars, custom rods, muscle cars, antiques and motorcycles on display along with live entertainment from 7 to 10 pm provided by Smokin’. The Oswego Speedway concession stands will be open throughout the night and WSEN will be spinning its prize wheel for those in attendance. Admission is FREE.

Then, the gates swing open on Saturday, August 9th at 11 am for the WSCP Country Fest featuring platinum-selling singing sensation Patty Loveless. Popular artist Penny Jo Pullus from Austin, Texas will take to the stage at 12 noon followed by local favorites Frank and Julie Crawford at 1 pm. Headliner Patty Loveless is scheduled to perform all of her favorites from 2:30 pm to 4 pm. The $15.00 price allows concert goers admission into the Speedway that night at no extra charge. There are a limited number of $10.00 tickets still available for the WSCP Country Fest at the Oswego Speedway Box Office, Ticketmaster Outlets and at the Landmark Theatre Box Office.

At 4 pm, concert goers will exit the infield through the main pit gate and as soon as the infield is secured, the race car haulers will be brought in from the 3rd turn pit gate to reduce the amount of traffic on East Albany Street. Anyone with a concert ticket will be able to re-enter the Speedway immediately at the front or back grandstand admission gate.

Competitors will be able to purchase pit passes at the Box Office from 12 noon on, but all haulers must go to the 3rd turn pit gate for entry into the Speedway. Haulers will be allowed through the City Line Road gate beginning at 3:30 pm, but no haulers will enter the pits until after the concert is over. An abbreviated warmup session will begin just as soon as the crews can unload the cars and the first heat should get underway between 6:30 pm and 6:45 pm.

There’s something for everyone when Oswego Speedway celebrates its 53rd Anniversary. For more information contact the Speedway Box Office at 315-342-0646 or log onto the Internet at www.oswegospeedway.com.

Do you remember the Oswego Speedway 53rd Anniversary? What would you do to celebrate the 65th Anniversary this year? Share your memories and thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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