Weekly Speedway Highlight Show Will Air Beginning in May
OSWEGO, NY (Feb. 5, 2013) – Oswego Speedway’s weekly highlight show, ‘Inside Oswego Speedway,’ will move from the internet to Oswego County television sets beginning this May.
The Speedway’s in-house production, which features weekly race highlights, driver interviews, and inside stories on the ‘Steel Palace’ debuted as an internet only program in 2012. While the show will remain available online, it will also join public access channel 96 programming, available through Time Warner Cable, for the upcoming 2013 race season.
Specific air dates and times are still to be determined, but the show is expected to air at least twice a week in between Oswego Speedway events.
“We are excited to be able to bring Oswego Speedway programming to local television sets this season,” said Oswego Speedway PR Specialist and ‘Inside Oswego Speedway’ producer, Dan Kapuscinski. “The Speedway is at the very top of Oswego County tourism listings throughout the summer months and its weekly events are a big part of the local community. We’re pleased to be able to work with SUNY Oswego, in particular Mr. William Schleinitz, who has agreed to allow us to share our programming on a weekly basis.”
Since its debut in the spring of 2012, ‘Inside Oswego Speedway’ programming has garnered over 30,000 views as a part of the OswegoSpeedwayOnline YouTube channel. Race fans from the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands have tuned into the weekly program highlighting Oswego Speedway. While the popular online show will remain available on YouTube, its first weekly airing will first be made available to the Oswego County community on local television channel 96.
“Oswego Speedway is known widely on a national level for its unique form of Supermodified racing and entertainment, but there remains a part of the local community that is unaware of what happens every Saturday night right in their own backyard,” said Kapuscinski. “We believe that ‘Inside Oswego Speedway’ will serve as a tremendous tool to help educate the community about the historical significance of the Speedway as well as its place in the Oswego County community as a prime venue for family gathering and entertainment.”
Oswego Speedway’s first on track activity for the 2013 season will be an open practice session scheduled for Saturday, April 27. ‘Inside Oswego Speedway’ is scheduled to debut later that week on channel 96 with a complete recap of the day’s activities and a look inside the new faces and driver/team combinations for the upcoming season.
For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.
The Speedway can be reached via telephone by calling (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. 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.