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Fall Championship Replaces Race of Champions at Oswego Speedway


Oswego Track Champions to be Crowned in Fall Championship 125

OSWEGO, NY (July 29, 2015) – With the recent announcement of Race of Champions Weekend changing venues for 2015, Oswego Speedway’s track champions will now be crowned during one action packed Fall Championship afternoon on Saturday, September 19.

The Fall Championship 125 will feature the last point events of the season for the Novelis Supermodifieds and the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

The Novelis Supermodifieds will contend in an all-out 75-lap main event paying $3,000 to the winner, while the Pathfinder Bank SBS will duel for 50-laps and a $1,000 pay-day.

Fans can see all 125-laps of action on September 19 for only $20.  A rain date of Sunday, September 20 will be in place.

Heat racing will begin on September 19 at 4 p.m., providing the day’s best weather conditions for action, while also giving out-of-town fans a chance to return home at a decent hour.

After event plans are also being discussed, including infield entertainment and more to help celebrate the conclusion to the 65th Anniversary season at the ‘Steel Palace.’

“We have enjoyed our time with Race of Champions Weekend and promoter Andy Harpell,” said Oswego Speedway co-owner, John Torrese.  “Sometimes change is a good thing in business and entertainment and we certainly wish Andy and the RoC luck in their future endeavors.”

While Race of Champions will move to a new home, Oswego will use the open weekend to give their champions a proper send off.

“When one door closes, another opens,” said Torrese.  “With the weather seeming to stick with us in our area well into the fall, we believe we can put on a great show for a great price and give our racers a true send off on the same night, in front of all of our great fans before we pack it in for winter.”

Like Torrese, Harpell shares the same admiration for a relationship that stood for so long.

“Everyone at Oswego Speedway has always been great to us from the Caruso family to Pat Furlong and Steve Gioia and most recently the Torrese family,” said Harpell.  “I went to college in Oswego and have had nothing but great memories and have seen many outstanding events at Oswego Speedway.”

The decision to move the event was competitor based, according to Harpell.

“This is my last year promoting the RoC Weekend as it has been sold to Joe Skotnicki,” said Harpell.  “I wanted to host the event at Chemung only to bring back some of the lower budgeted teams to a place where they can feel competitive.  After talking with John Torrese we knew on our end that Oswego would be able to still have their track championship night without needing to be a part of the RoC Weekend.  So, we also moved the RoC dates away from Oswego’s finale, as to avoid a cross-over.”

Harpell said that while the Race of Champions Weekend will move away from Oswego, the RoC Tour will still make their stop at the ‘Steel Palace’ on Budweiser International Classic Weekend September 4.

“Our Classic Weekend races have been great in recent years,” said Harpell.  “This year for the Classic we will be back on Hoosier Tires which will be much softer and should make for very good side by side action.  We wish nothing but the best to all of Oswego’s supermodified and SBS teams, and look forward to seeing everyone on Budweiser Classic Weekend.”

For the past several years, Oswego’s Supermodified and SBS point championships have come down to the very last event in one or both of the headline divisions.

With each championship battle now separated by under 20-points, fans can expect another race to the title on September 19.

As more information is gathered for the season ending Fall Championship 125, track officials will post to all usual outlets and publications.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused our fans,” said Torrese.  “It is our goal to provide an entertaining night of racing to send off another exciting year of action.”

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com. To purchase tickets, or to talk to a representative, call the Oswego Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646. You can also enjoy the Oswego Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Are you happy or sad that the Race of Champions will no longer be held at Oswego Speedway? Leave a comment below to share your feelings on this story.

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