Jerry Curran, Camden Proud Racing Fundraisers Set for this Weekend
OSWEGO, NY (March 24, 2015) –Oswego Speedway racing fundraisers are set for this upcoming weekend for both Novelis Supermodified veteran Jerry Curran and 2014 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Rookie of the Year Camden Proud.
Curran, a two-time main event winner in Oswego’s headline Novelis Supermodified division behind the wheel of the Nuclear Banana No. 24, will hold his annual fundraiser at the Woodchuck Saloon in Oswego on Saturday, March 28, beginning at noon.
Chicken BBQ or pulled pork meals will be on sale Saturday for $10, with takeout dinners also available. Several door prizes, entertainment, and a 50/50 raffle will take place during the day.
The 2nd annual Proud Racing Fundraiser will take place on Sunday, March 29 at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego, beginning at noon.
Chicken BBQ or pulled pork meals will again be available for $10, with door prizes, a lotto board, NASCAR and NHRA Racing, and more all a part of the day on Sunday.
Pre-sale dinners are also on sale and must be picked up on Sunday by 2 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available by calling (315) 532-0926 or by stopping into Step One Creative at 317 W. First St. in Oswego.
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.
Best Western PLUS, Quality Inn and Suites to Present Oswego Speedway’s Spring Championship on May 30th
OSWEGO, NY (March 11, 2015) – The Best Western PLUS and Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront will once again partner with Oswego Speedway to present the Spring Championship to be held on Saturday, May 30 featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds and the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers.
Oswego Speedway’s annual Mitchell’s Speedway Press/Eagles Fan Club championship banquet will also again be held at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center within the Best Western PLUS complex on Saturday, November 7.
“The speedway is such an important part of the Central New York and Oswego culture,” said Shane Broadwell, of The Broadwell Hospitality Companies. “We are extremely excited to continue this long-standing partnership into the 2015 season.”
The Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway banquet annually honors the Top 10 drivers in the Hoosier Racing Tire Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS Series championships. Several other awards are handed out as well, including inductions into the prestigious Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame.
The 450-seat Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center has been an elegant site for the annual championship gathering, since 2012.
The Best Western PLUS and Quality Inn is within walking distance from local shopping, fishing, parks, Fort Ontario, the Marine Museum, the Safe Haven Museum and the Richardson-Bates House Museum. A short drive will give you access to local industry, including the Oswego Speedway, SUNY Oswego, the Renaissance Festival and Fair Haven Beach State Park.
Oswego Speedway’s Spring Championship on May 30 will mark the third event of the Road to the Championship campaign in 2015. Randy Ritskes and Michael Bruce were declared Spring Champions in 2014.
Oswego Speedway’s 2015 racing season will kick off on Saturday, May 9 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.
Mike Netishen Will Drive for Bob Webber, Jr. in Bid for Star Speedway 350 Supermodified Championship
by Thomas Netishen
MARCH 16, 2015 – AUBURN, NH…..Since it was initially announced that the 350 supermodifieds would be returning to Star Speedway in 2015, anticipation has built. “The interest in the division has been huge,” said Bobby Webber Jr, Star Speedway General Manager. “We have had many entry forms already submitted for the 350 supermodified division and we are expecting more.” After piloting 350 supermodifieds for the past few seasons Webber has decided to spend more time in the office chair of the race track he runs. He has decided to relinquish his seat behind the steering wheel. “I’m turning my focus over to the operation of Star and I have asked Mike Netishen to drive the #19 TJCO Maintenance Services 350 super.”
Netishen the 2014 International Supermodified Association (ISMA) Randy Witkum Memorial Rookie of The Year and multi-time 350 supermodified feature winner says he has been interested in running 350 supermodifieds at Star Speedway ever since the announcement was made that the division would be returning full-time in 2015.
“Racing at Star is a lot of fun and it is even more fun when you’re in a super,” explained the Auburn, NH racer. “The track has plenty of grip and is always racy.”
In the few starts that Netishen has in a supermodified at Star he has proven he has what it takes to navigate the historic ¼ mile Epping oval. Last September he finished in 6th place in New England’s oldest auto racing event the ISMA Star Speedway Classic 150. In the process he beat out multiple time ISMA Champions as well as an Indy 500 starter.
The supermodified mount that Netishen will be wheeling in 2015 is no stranger to victory lane or championships. The Butch Valley Sr built supermodified is a proven winner at Star Speedway and other local short tracks. “The TJCO Maintenance super is a very solid piece and I believe we will be a contender right out of the gate,” said Netishen.
The competition for the 2015 Star Speedway 350 Super Championship is shaping up to include a diverse cast of drivers which include a former champion, winners and a fresh crop of new faces. Notables include 2005 Champion Mark “Sparky” MacIver, veteran pilot John Leonard, feature winners Joey Scanlon, Billy Osborne, Matt Seavey, rookie Jarrod Soucy and Dennis Potter.
These drivers and more are anticipating the 11 race championship battle which begins May 2nd and concludes with the season championship on August 29th.
One of the most anticipated events scheduled will take place on September 12th. The Randy Witkum Memorial will return to pay tribute to the 350 Supermodified pioneer. Randy was integral to bringing the 350 Supers to fruition and was the divisions first feature winner. Witkum used his prowess in the 350 small-block supermodifieds to make the jump to the big-block supermodifieds but was tragically killed while competing in an ISMA race at Jennerstown Speedway in 1999. This event will be a non-points event and is expected to bring a large field of 350 supers as drivers and fans alike pay tribute to Randy.
The Webber Family has carefully crafted the 2015 350 Super schedule around the New England and Oswego Speedway ISMA event dates. The 350 Supers will not be in action when ISMA is racing at New England Tracks and Oswego except for the June 13th Oswego date and the ISMA Star Classic. This leaves the door open for supermodified drivers such as Netishen, Eddie Witkum and Dave Sanborn to run more supermodified events without conflict as these drivers frequent both ISMA and the 350 Supers.
This is perfect for Netishen in particular as he is planning to run all the Star Speedway 350 Supermodified races in addition to all the New England ISMA stops in 2015 and select ISMA events at Oswego Speedway which is known as “The Home of the Supermodifieds” and is in Upstate New York.
Webber, Jr. acknowledged that “None of this would be possible without our dedicated sponsors,” he then added, “I would like to thank all our associate sponsors which include Serenity Property Services, L&W Auto Repair, Omni Electrical, Sunoco New England Racing Fuels, Sherwood Wheels and Velocita.” Division sponsors include NH3 Plus Industrial Refrigeration / Penix Racing, American Racer Tire, Seals It and New England Motor Racing Supply.
Fans can learn more about these sponsors by visiting their websites listed below. Star Speedway is in Epping, New Hampshire and races on Saturday night starting at 6:06. Visit www.star-speedway.com for the complete 2015 schedule and all the latest updates.