OSWEGO, NY (October 7, 2013) – With the 2013 Oswego Speedway season in the books, focus now to shifts to the Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Banquet set to be hosted by the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center on Saturday, November 2.
The event center is part of the Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters and Quality Inn and Suites complex on East First Street in Oswego.
The night’s festivities will begin with a cocktail hour tentatively set at 6pm, with a buffet style dinner and awards to immediately follow.
Tickets for the event are available for $45 and can be purchased at the Oswego Speedway box office by calling (315) 342-0646 or by stopping into the office between 9am-4pm Monday through Friday.
Event tickets must be purchased by October 28, as there will not be any tickets available at the door.
Discount hotel rates are available for those attending the Speedway banquet at both the Best Western and Quality Inn hotels.
A total of five free hotel rooms will also be raffled off. Those who buy their banquet tickets before October 18 will be entered into the drawing.
“The speedway is such an important part of the Central New York and Oswego culture,” said Shane Broadwell, of The Broadwell Hospitality Companies. “And, we are extremely excited to see the positive changes and momentum that the Torrese family is making at the race track and how it is impacting the Oswego and CNY community.”
“We are proud to partner with the Oswego Speedway and grateful for the opportunity to play host to their annual post-season banquet,” he added.
Oswego Speedway Co-owner John Torrese, looks forward to the growing partnership with the Broadwell family.
“Working with everyone at the Best Western Plus, Quality Inn and the Lake Ontario Conference Center has been great,” said Torrese. “Having such a great facility here in Oswego will be outstanding for the city and community as a whole, and we are honored to have our post-season champion’s banquet at the Conference Center again this season. It makes sense for us to stay local and support other local businesses and we look forward to a continued partnership with the Best Western Plus and Quality Inn & Suites.”
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.
Inductions into the prestigious Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame are also presented during the post season event.
This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include Supermodified driver Mike Ordway, Supermodified and Small Block Super driver Dean Hoag, former Speedway employee Bud Young, photographer Bill Hartwell, Car Owners Jim and Danny Soule, and special achievement to driver Dave Paul.
The Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters 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.
For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page on facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets or to 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.