Jim Winks in Purdy Deuce at Oswego Speedway

Dave Shullick, Jimmy Winks 2014 Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Inductees


 Dave Shullick Sr., Jim Winks Lead 2014 Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Class

OSWEGO, NY (September 24, 2014) – With the 2014 Oswego Speedway season now in the books, focus 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 in Oswego on Saturday, November 1.

Drivers Dave Shullick Sr. and Jim Winks will lead this year’s class of six total inductees.

Ohio veteran Shullick, the father of Oswego Speedway ISMA Supermodified track record holder and King of Wings champion Dave Shullick Jr., is a five times feature winner at Oswego Speedway.

The Budweiser International Classic is where Shullick truly shined, with eight career top five finishes including three runner-up runs in 1979, 1984, and 1990.

Shullick was also notorious for his qualifying efforts at the International Classic with three career fast time attempts, setting him on the pole position for supermodified racing’s most prestigious event in 1982, 1985, and 1993.

When all was said and done, Shullick ended his supermodified career at Oswego Speedway with 28 total top five finishes, despite rarely running an entire season at the ‘Steel Palace.’

Winks, an accomplished dirt and asphalt racer, made his mark in a short span during the 1970’s.

Like Shullick, Winks earned a total of five supermodified victories at Oswego Speedway, and also shined in the track’s biggest event, the International Classic.

Winks had back to back top five finishes in the Classic in 1977 and 1978 with finishes of third and fourth.

Jim Winks in Purdy Deuce at Oswego Speedway
Jim Winks drives the Howard Purdy Deuce to his final Oswego Speedway feature win in October of 1974. (Speedway Press)

Driving the famed Purdy Deuce, Winks also sat on the front row for the Classic in back to back years in 1973 and 1974.  Winks started outside Jim Shampine in ‘73 and qualified on the pole position in ‘74 ahead of Todd Gibson.

Winks’ career at Oswego included a total of 31 top five finishes, along with a fourth place finish in the driver’s championship in ’73.

The remaining class of 2014 includes Modified owner Ed Cloce, Supermodified owners Norm Hagen and Lyle Howard, as well as Oswego Speedway official Ed Czirr.

Oswego Speedway’s Hall of Fame Banquet will see cocktails served at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 1 with Hall of Fame presentations to follow dinner.

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.

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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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