Danzer Wins Battle, Sitterly Wins Oswego Speedway War


David Danzer Claims Race of Champions Cash, Otto Sitterly Crowned Oswego Speedway Championship

OSWEGO, NY (September 14, 2014) – The 2014 Novelis Supermodified season is now in the books at Oswego Speedway, with David Danzer charging to victory in the 75 lap Sunoco Race of Champions finale for his third win of the season which was worth $3,000 on Sunday afternoon.

Danzer’s victory quite literally book ends the season, as the driver of the No. 52 machine won the first main event of the year back on May 10 to kick off the calendar.

Dan Connors Jr. dominated a large portion of the event in the No. 01 before giving way to newly crowned track champion Otto Sitterly on lap 44.

From there Sitterly, the winner of the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, appeared to be well on his way to another victory in the No. 7.

However, Sitterly slipped in lapped traffic on lap 58, allowing Danzer to slip by on the low side, and then run away from the field over the course of the final 17 laps.

Sitterly held his own for the runner-up position ahead of Joey Payne, Shaun Gosselin, and Randy Ritskes in the top five positions.

Michael Muldoon, Tim Devendorf, Michael Barnes, Brandon Bellinger, and Bobby Haynes Jr. finished in the top ten.

A total of 29 Novelis Supermodifieds were in the pit area on Sunday, making for the largest car count of the point season.

Bellinger, Connors, and Payne won the Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat races with Lou LeVea Sr. claiming the victory in the ten car consolation.

Brian Sweeney, Joe Chillemi, Mike Barbera, and Keith Shampine failed to qualify for the 25 car starting grid.

Shampine was rendered out for the night during warmups with engine issues in the No. 55.

Barbera took a heavy ride into the first turn wall in the ten lap consi, but walked away from the incident unharmed.

With his second place finish on Sunday, Sitterly officially secured his seventh career Novelis Supermodified Championship at Oswego Speedway, and his third consecutive dating back to 2012.

With titles in 2006, 2008-2010, and 2012-2014, Sitterly’s seven championships now tie him all-time with supermodfied legends Jim Shampine and Bentley Warren.

Despite several issues in the main event, Dave Gruel unofficially held on for second in the track championship battle with Randy Ritskes moving to the third position.

Race of Champions and Mr. Supermodified winner Danzer moved up to fourth in the driver standings with Pat Lavery rounding out the top five.

Payne, Joe Gosek, Barnes, Devendorf, and Muldoon unofficially complete the top ten in the driver standings.

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Oswego Speedway
Oswego, NY
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunoco Race of Champions Weekend

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodified Track Championship (75): 1. 52 – David Danzer, 2. 7 – Otto Sitterly, 3. 99 – Joey Payne, 4. 26 – Shaun Gosselin, 5. 37 – Randy Ritskes, 6. 51 – Michael Muldoon, 7. 5 – Tim Devendorf, 8. 68 – Michael Barnes, 9. 02 – Brandon Bellinger, 10. 44 – Bobby Haynes Jr, 11. 21 – Bobby Santos, 12. 01 – Dan Connors, 13. 1 – Shawn Muldoon, 14. 50 – Dave Gruel, 15. 18 – Howard Page, 16. 24 – Jerry Curran, 17. 83 – Lou LeVea Jr, 18. 22 – Pat Lavery, 19. 9 – Stephen Gioia III, 20. 2 – Dave Shullick Jr, 21. 90 – Kody Graham, 22. 66 – Lou LeVea Sr, 23. 75 –  Gene Lee Gibson, 24. 56 – Hal LaTulip, 25. 00 – Joe Gosek
DNQ:Brian Sweeney,Joe Chillemi, Mike Barbera, Keith Shampine
Light House Lanes Hard Charger: #26 – Shaun Gosselin
Light House Lanes Up and Comer: #51 – Michael Muldoon
Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #01 – Dan Connors Jr.
Supermodified Heat #1 (12 laps, 6-qualify):1. 02 – Brandon Bellinger, 2. 37 – Randy Ritskes, 3. 7 – Otto Sitterly, 4. 51 – Michael Muldoon, 5. 44 – Bobby Haynes Jr, 6. 24 – Jerry Curran, 7. 83 – Lou LeVea Jr, 8. 75 – Gene Lee Gibson
Supermodified Heat #2 (12 laps, 6-qualify):1. 01 – Dan Connors Jr, 2. 5 – Tim Devendorf, 3. 50 – Dave Gruel, 4. 52 – Dave Danzer, 5. 90 – Kody Graham, 6. 68 – Michael Barnes, 7. 45 – Mike Barbera, 8. 56 – Hal LaTulip, 9. 14 – Joe Chillemi
Supermodified Heat #3 (12 laps, 6-qualify):1. 99 – Joey Payne, 2. 2 – Dave Shullick Jr, 3. 9 – Stephen Gioia III, 4. 22 – Pat Lavery, 5. 21 – Bobby Santos, 6. 1 – Shawn Muldoon, 7. 66 – Lou LeVea Sr, 8. 18 – Howard Page, 9. 3 – Brian Sweeney, 10. 26 – Shaun Gosselin
Supermodified Consi (10 laps, 6-qualify):1. 66 – Lou LeVea Sr, 2. 75 – Gene Lee Gibson, 3. 26 – Shaun Gosselin, 4. 18 – Howard Page, 5. 83 – Lou LeVea Jr, 6. 56 – Hal LaTulip, 7. 3 – Brian Sweeney, 8. 14 – Joe Chillemi, 9. 00 – Joe Gosek, 10. 45 – Mike Barber

David Danzer streaks through turn one at Oswego Speedway. (Oswego Speedway Photo)

David Danzer streaks through turn one at Oswego Speedway. (Oswego Speedway Photo)

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