Doyle, Heroth, Hope to Make First Supermodified Start

Oswego Speedway Small Block Super Racers Dalton Doyle, Kreig Heroth Secure Supermodified Rides for Budweiser International Classic Weekend

OSWEGO, NY (August 31, 2015) – When Budweiser International Classic Weekend racing activity kicks off on Friday, September 4 with ‘Corr/Pak Merchandising Fast Friday’ at Oswego Speedway, Pathfinder Bank SBS veterans Dalton Doyle and Kreig Heroth will have a little extra on their Classic plates.

Both Doyle and Heroth have secured Novelis Supermodified rides for the richest and most prestigious supermodified event in the country, the Budweiser International Classic 200.

Leading the Pathfinder Bank SBS point standings for much of this season, Doyle will pilot the back-up Tim Devendorf Hawk Jr. Chassis supermodified this weekend.  The machine is a former Greg Furlong supermodified, driven to Classic wins from 2005-2007 as well as track titles in ’05 and ’07.

Doyle has zero supermodified experience heading into the weekend, but will gain valuable track time during Classic Week testing leading up to the weekend.

Heroth, the 2012 Pathfinder Bank SBS series champion, will drive the No. 45 supermodified this weekend, owned by Mike Barbera. Barbera drove his Muldoon chassis in 2014, claiming the overall Oswego Speedway Rookie of the Year title while also qualifying through the Bud Light B-Main for the International Classic in his first attempt.

Like Doyle, Heroth has no supermodified racing experience, but he did hot lap the No. 45 during Fast Friday testing last week.  Heroth quickly found the 17-second bracket with the machine, topping out at a best lap of 17.2-seconds.

Doyle and Heroth will look to join fellow SBS graduates such as Furlong, Bob Bond, Michael Barnes, and Brian Sobus as drivers starting their first ever supermodified feature during the Budweiser International Classic 200.

With entries continuing to come in for the International Classic, each will have to work hard to make the field.

Round one qualifying will take place Friday night, locking the “Fast 14” qualifiers into the field.

Second round time trials will take place at noon on Sunday, locking in positions 15-28 or potentially only positions 15-24, depending on car count.

If there are 40 Novelis Supermodifieds in the pit area on Sunday, only positions 15-24 will be secured in round two time trials, with two heat races and the Bud Light B-Main filling the rest of the 34 car field.

Doyle and Heroth will join Aric Iosue, Mike McVetta, Logan Rayvals, and Kevin Jaycox as drivers in search of the $500 Total Seal Rookie of the Race Award.

To purchase tickets for Budweiser International Classic Weekend and the 59th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, call the Oswego Speedway box office today at (315) 342-0646.

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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. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full-blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs 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 including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

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International Classic Featured Driver: Two Decades, Two Wins for Didero

Classic Drivers Countdown: Canadian Doug Didero Earned International Classic 200 Wins in Separate Decades

OSWEGO, NY (August 26, 2015) – As the countdown continues toward the 59th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway on Sunday, September 6, we look back at the next historic Classic driver on our list – two-time Classic champion, Doug Didero

In a Classic driving career that dates back to 1985, Didero established himself as a Classic threat very early in his career, but did not manage to find victory lane until teaming with Skip Matczak.

After becoming only the second driver in Oswego Speedway history to win three consecutive track titles from 1994-1996, the only thing remaining on both Didero and Matczak’s resume was a Classic victory, and the 1996 edition of the race would be their finest hour. Continue reading International Classic Featured Driver: Two Decades, Two Wins for Didero

On the Soapbox: Justin Wilson’s Death

We’ve lost another very good race car driver, and from everything I can tell by the tributes from his fellow IndyCar drivers, a damned fine human being with the passing of Justin Wilson.

Let’ me be clear, I didn’t know Justin, I never even got to shake his hand or get an autograph, but I sure did always cheer him on.

Like many others, especially in IndyCar circles, I always felt that if he could just catch a break, he’d prove that he was a ‘shoe’ and would get the job done. I really became a fan when he had the Sonny’s BBQ sponsorship, (many of you know that I am ‘que aficionado and had first tasted Sonny’s sauce after ma n pa  brought a bottle back after ISMA ran at Volusia County back in the 90s), but I really cemented my appreciation for Justin when the Boy Scouts of a America was the main sponsor on the side of his car. Continue reading On the Soapbox: Justin Wilson’s Death

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