Here’s a little gem of a release I dug up from the original Wing Side Up on the World Wide Web about the Oswego Speedway 53rd Anniversary Fan Appreciation night. I dig the carload admission. Wouldn’t it be cool if competitors could get a break on the back gate too?
Oswego Speedway Offers “Super” Deal For Fan Appreciation Night
Oswego, NY . . . When Oswego Speedway celebrates its 53rd Anniversary on Saturday, August 9th, the fans will get a real bargain. Race sponsors Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes and Labatt Beer have just announced that there will be a special “carload admission price” of just $20.00 for this triple header event featuring the supermodifieds, limited supers and super stocks.
Coupons for the special carload pricing will be available at participating Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes throughout Central and Northern New York. Just redeem the coupon along with $20.00 at the City Line Road entrance to the back grandstand and everyone in the vehicle will receive a gate pass for admission into the Speedway. Both grandstands will be open that night so if you want to sit in the front after purchasing your tickets, just follow the dirt/stone road to the East Albany Street exit and park in the front lot. Those wishing to stay in the back can park across from the main entrance to the back grandstand.
All carload tickets must be purchased from the temporary ticket booth that will be set up just inside the City Line Road gate, which is the campground entrance for Classic Weekend. Any type of vehicle will qualify with the exception of buses, motor homes, RV’s and camping trailers. The normal ticket windows will also be open in the front and back for single purchases at a reduced price of $5.00 for adults and $.25 for kids.
The anniversary weekend kicks off on Friday night, August 8th at 6 pm with the WSEN Super Cruise. There will be over 300 hundred classic cars, custom rods, muscle cars, antiques and motorcycles on display along with live entertainment from 7 to 10 pm provided by Smokin’. The Oswego Speedway concession stands will be open throughout the night and WSEN will be spinning its prize wheel for those in attendance. Admission is FREE.
Then, the gates swing open on Saturday, August 9th at 11 am for the WSCP Country Fest featuring platinum-selling singing sensation Patty Loveless. Popular artist Penny Jo Pullus from Austin, Texas will take to the stage at 12 noon followed by local favorites Frank and Julie Crawford at 1 pm. Headliner Patty Loveless is scheduled to perform all of her favorites from 2:30 pm to 4 pm. The $15.00 price allows concert goers admission into the Speedway that night at no extra charge. There are a limited number of $10.00 tickets still available for the WSCP Country Fest at the Oswego Speedway Box Office, Ticketmaster Outlets and at the Landmark Theatre Box Office.
At 4 pm, concert goers will exit the infield through the main pit gate and as soon as the infield is secured, the race car haulers will be brought in from the 3rd turn pit gate to reduce the amount of traffic on East Albany Street. Anyone with a concert ticket will be able to re-enter the Speedway immediately at the front or back grandstand admission gate.
Competitors will be able to purchase pit passes at the Box Office from 12 noon on, but all haulers must go to the 3rd turn pit gate for entry into the Speedway. Haulers will be allowed through the City Line Road gate beginning at 3:30 pm, but no haulers will enter the pits until after the concert is over. An abbreviated warmup session will begin just as soon as the crews can unload the cars and the first heat should get underway between 6:30 pm and 6:45 pm.
There’s something for everyone when Oswego Speedway celebrates its 53rd Anniversary. For more information contact the Speedway Box Office at 315-342-0646 or log onto the Internet at www.oswegospeedway.com.
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