Up to Speed: 52nd annual Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off Set for May 11

Contact: Oswego Speedway
Danny Kapuscinski, Public Relations Specialist
315-708-7544 | dkapuscinski@oswegospeedway.com

Up to Speed: 52nd annual Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off Set for May 11

OSWEGO, NY (May 8, 2013) – The 52nd annual Novelis Supermodified ‘Kick-Off’ is set to take the green flag this Saturday, May 11 at Oswego Speedway presented by Mitchell’s Speedway Press and CJ Ferlito Aggregates.

A healthy field of Novelis Supermodifieds are expected to be in attendance for the 75-lap main event including championship hopefuls Otto Sitterly, Pat Lavery, Joe Gosek, Dave Gruel, Dan Connors Jr., and Michael Barnes.

Expected to join the regular cast of Oswego characters is Nicotra Racing driver and Indianapolis 500 veteran Davey Hamilton. Hamilton will be behind the wheel of the No. 6 machine on Saturday night, the same racecar that he drove to a runner-up finish in last season’s Novelis Supermodified ‘Kick-Off.’

The Pathfinder Bank SBS series took the green flag last Saturday night with AJ Bernys driving to his second career feature win. Bernys held off Rob Pullen, Russ Brown, Jon Tesoriero, and Andrew Schartner for the victory.

Mitchell’s Speedway Press/CJ Ferlito Aggregates Novelis Supermodified ‘Kick-Off’ at Oswego Speedway. Round #2 of the Pathfinder Bank SBS Series ‘Road to the Championship.’

Saturday May 11, at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY. Pit gates will open at 1pm, grandstands at 3pm, Novelis Supermodified time trials at approximately 5pm, and racing at 6:30pm.

Oswego Speedway is located at 300 East Albany St. in Oswego, NY

Padded reserved seats $22, general admission $17, Pit Passes $30. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (315) 342-0646. Kids 16 and under are free with paid adult. Adult general admission Price Chopper ‘Tickets to Go’ are also available for $14.

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Oswego Speedway is a semi-banked 5/8 mile paved oval. The non-wing Novelis Supermodified track record is held by Doug Didero with a time of 16.210 seconds at 138.786mph, established on September 5, 2009. The wing Supermodified track record is 15.164 seconds, set by Lou Cicconi on May 4, 2013. The official SBS track record is held by Brian Sobus with a lap of 19.08 seconds.

Novelis Supermodified ‘Kick-Off’ Winners: (1962-2012)

    1962 – Art Bennett *
    1963 – Dave Paul *
    1964 – Nolan Johncock
    1965 – Art Bennett
    1966 – Bob Smith (OH)
    1967 – Gordon Dukes
    1968 – Red Barnhart
    1969 – Ken Andrews *
    1970 – Norm Mackereth
    1971 – Jim Shampine
    1972 – Jim Shampine *
    1973 – Jim Shampine *
    1974 – Jim Shampine *
    1975 – Jim Shampine
    1976 – Jim Shampine *
    1977 – Kempton Dates *
    1978 – Eddie Bellinger, Jr.
    1979 – Jim Shampine *
    1980 – Bentley Warren
    1981 – Chuck Ciprich
    1982 – Doug Heveron *
    1983 – Steve Gioia, Jr.
    1984 – Warren Coniam
    1985 – Eddie Bellinger, Jr.
    1986 – Bentley Warren *
    1987 – Bentley Warren *
    1988 – Joe Gosek
    1989 – Bentley Warren *
    1990 – Mike Ordway
    1991 – Joe Gosek
    1992 – Pat Abold *
    1993 – Pat Abold
    1994 – Bentley Warren
    1995 – Doug Didero *
    1996 – Cliff Graves
    1997 – Mike Muldoon *
    1998 – Randy Ritskes
    1999 – Mike Muldoon *
    2000 – Greg Furlong *
    2001 – Bob Goutermout
    2002 – Mike Ordway
    2003 – Mike Ordway
    2004 – Mike Ordway
    2005 – Joe Gosek
    2006 – Otto Sitterly *
    2007 – Joe Gosek
    2008 – Otto Sitterly *
    2009 – Ray Graham
    2010 – Otto Sitterly *
    2011 – Randy Ritskes
    2012 – Otto Sitterly *

*- Went on to become Track Champion

Saturday, May 25th – Memorial Weekend ‘Triple-Header’ presented by Helena Chemical Company – Jim Shampine Memorial Novelis Supermodified 75, Richie Evans Memorial RoC Modified 75, Tony White Memorial Pathfinder Bank SBS 35. Pit gates open at Noon, grandstand gates open at 2pm, hot laps at 2pm, racing at 5pm.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visitwww.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets or order merchandise please 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. 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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