Dave Danzer, Mike Bond Lead Oswego Speedway’s Open Practice Speeds
OSWEGO, NY (May 2, 2015) – Under beautiful blue skies, over 40 racecars took to Oswego Speedway for its annual open practice session on Saturday afternoon with Dave Danzer and Mike Bond leading the charge in the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions.
A total of 13 different Novelis Supermodified drivers were on hand with 15 different machines on site, including three racers for seven-time track champion Otto Sitterly.
Despite having three machines at his disposal, Sitterly was narrowly edged for the fastest Novelis Supermodified time of the afternoon by defending Mr. Novelis Supermodified, Danzer.
Danzer drove his No. 52 machine to a lap of 16.509 seconds on Saturday, just beating out Sitterly’s time of 16.563 seconds.
The only other supermodified under the 17-second bracket was Pat Lavery in the No. 22, cutting a circuit of 16.996 seconds.
Dan Connors Jr., Brandon Bellinger, Dave Cliff, Tim Devendorf, Stephen Gioia III, Shaun Gosselin, Lou LeVea Jr. and Sr., Brian Sobus, as well as rookie contender Aric Iosue, all hand their Novelis Supermodifieds at the track.
Iosue ran several practice sessions, eventually working to the low 18-second bracket in his first time in the racecar.
The 15 Novelis Supermodifieds were also joined by three wing supermodifieds from the International Supermodified Association.
Alison Cumens, Dave McKnight, and Danzer all had cars on hand.
Danzer never made it onto the track in his wing supermodified and Cumens cut the days fastest lap at 15.577 seconds.
Over 20 Pathfinder Bank SBS were in the pit area, and it was multi-time champion Mike Bond blistering the Speedway in his brand new Four Sevens Motorsports No. 74 with a lap of 18.679 seconds. The lap was just a tenth of a second from the SBS track record.
Kreig Heroth was the only other driver under 19-seconds, piloting the No. 04 to a lap of 18.872 seconds.
Oswego Speedway will open for racing on Saturday, May 9 with the 65th annual opening night presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press. The night will feature the lid lifters for the Novelis Supermodifieds and the Pathfinder Bank SBS as well as the RoC Modified Richie Evans Memorial 75.
Racing will begin on May 9 at 5 p.m., with kids 16 and under free.
List of all drivers in attendance for Oswego Speedway open practice May 2, 2015
- 01 – Dan Connors Jr.
- 02 – Brandon Bellinger
- 06 – Dave Cliff
- 5 – Tim Devendorf
- 7 – Otto Sittlerly
- 9 – Stephen Gioia III
- 11 – Aric Iosue ®
- 22 – Pat Lavery
- 26 – Shaun Gosselin
- 52 – Dave Danzer
- 79 – Brian Sobus
- 83 – Lou LeVea Jr.
- 96 – Lou LeVea Sr.
- 39 – Alison Cumens
- 70 – Dave McKnight
- 52 – Dave Danzer
Pathfinder Bank SBS:
- 04 – Kreig Heroth
- 07 – Justin Connell
- 1 – Anthony Losurdo
- 7 – Alex Hoag
- 8 – Josh Kerr
- 9 – Jack Patrick
- 13 – Russ Brown
- 14 – Alex McRae ®
- 18 – Russ Brown
- 22 – Mike Bruce
- 44 – Zach Amo
- 54 – Camden Proud ®
- 67 – Mike Bond/Anthony Losurdo
- 71 – Ray Sand Jr. ®
- 74 – Mike Bond
- 87 – Matt Magner
- 88 – Ron Pratt ®
- 91 – Barry Kingsley
- 93 – JJ Andrews
- 97 – Jeremy Pitcher
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