Michael Barnes flies to pole of Oswego Speedway International Classic 200 2015

Barnes on Pole for International Classic 200 at Oswego


Michael Barnes Flies to Budweiser International Classic 200 Pole Position

OSWEGO, NY (September 4, 2015) – Oswego Speedway’s Budweiser International Classic 200 will be led to the green flag on Sunday, September 6 by  Michael Barnes, driving the Syrell Racing No. 68 Novelis Supermodified.

Michael Barnes flies to pole of Oswego Speedway International Classic 200 2015
Michael Barnes stole the pole for the 59th Annual International Classic 200. (Oswego Speedway Photo)

Barnes cranked just the second 15.8 second lap in the history of non-wing supermodified racing at the ‘Steel Palace’ on Friday night with a lap of 15.899 seconds, just shy of Joey Payne’s 15.802 second record of one year ago.

The fast lap set by Barnes was worth $1,000 from ‘Fast 14’ supermodified front row sponsor Corr/Pak Merchandising.

Joining Barnes in the 15 second club on Friday was former Mr. Supermodified David Danzer.  Danzer, the last car to take time, set a lap of 15.910 seconds to join Barnes, Payne, and Kody Graham as the only drivers to ever run 15 second circuits in non-wing competition at Oswego.

Danzer’s lap was worth $500 from Corr/Pak Merchandising.

Following Barnes and Danzer to green on Sunday will be the second row of defending International Classic champion Otto Sitterly, clocking in at 16.007 seconds, as well as Joey Moriarty, at 16.045 seconds.

Only one other car managed to hit 16.0 and that was Graham in the No. 21, who will start 5th.

The rest of the top ten qualifiers on Friday included Davey Hamilton, Michael Muldoon, Tim Devendorf, Bob Bond, and Dave Shullick Jr.

Drivers just making into the ‘Fast 14’ cut-off on Friday were Joe Gosek, Brandon Bellinger, Dave Gruel, and Bobby Santos.

Clocking in 14th fastest for Santos on Friday not only means he was the final car to lock into the show, but he also collects $500 from Total Seal as the ‘Fast 14th’ qualifier.

All drivers from 15th place on back in qualifying will have to time again on Sunday at noon in second round time trials.

Pat Lavery’s lap of 16.404 seconds was the 15th fastest time of the night, just missing the ‘Fast 14’.

A total of 38 supermodifieds were in the pit area on Friday with Keith Shampine and the Buske Racing No. 66 not taking time.

The day saw no major incidents in supermodified competition, although Shampine is believed to be sidelined for the weekend with mechanical issues.

For more information on Oswego Speedway and Budweiser International Classic Weekend visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or LIKE on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

2015 Budweiser International Classic ‘Fast 14’

ROW ONE

68 – Michael Barnes (Mexico, NY) / 52 – David Danzer (Oswego, NY)

ROW TWO

7 – Otto Sitterly (Canajoharie, NY) / 51 – Joey Moriarty (Glendale, AZ)

ROW THREE

21 – Kody Graham (Liverpool, NY) / 6 – Davey Hamilton (Boise, ID)

ROW FOUR

15 – Mike Muldoon (Baldwinsville, NY) / 5 – Tim Devendorf (Brewerton, NY)

ROW FIVE

47 – Bob Bond (Mexico, NY) / 2 – Dave Shullick Jr. (N. Ridgeville, OH)

ROW SIX

00 – Joe Gosek (Oswego, NY)  / 02 – Brandon Bellinger (Fulton, NY)

ROW SEVEN

50 – Dave Gruel (Fulton, NY) / 91 – Bobby Santos (Indianapolis, IN)

Oswego Speedway
Oswego, NY
Saturday, September 4th, 2015

59th annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend
Corr/Pak Merchandising ‘Fast Friday’

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodified ‘Fast 14’ Pole-Day Time Trials (14 Lock-In): 1. 68 – Michael Barnes: 15.899, 2. 52 – Dave Danzer: 15.910, 3. 7 – Otto Sitterly: 16.007, 4. 51 – Joey Moriarty: 16.045, 5. 21 – Kody Graham: 16.097, 6. 6 – Davey Hamilton: 16.172, 7. 15 – Michael Muldoon: 16.202, 8. 5 – Tim Devendorf: 16.207, 9. 47 – Bob Bond: 16.216, 10. 2 – Dave Shullick Jr: 16.229, 11. 00 – Joe Gosek: 16.257, 12. 02 – Brandon Bellinger: 16.288, 13. 50 – Dave Gruel: 16.351, 14. 91 – Bobby Santos: 16.370, 15. 22 – Pat Lavery: 16.404, 16. 11 – Aric Iosue: 16.425, 17. 99 – Joey Payne: 16.523, 18. 35 – Bobby Magner: 16.573, 19. 79 – Brian Sobus: 16.576, 20. 26 – Shaun Gosselin: 16.593, 21. 72 – Dave Cliff: 16.607, 22. 0 – Tim Snyder: 16.651, 23. 05 – Jeff Abold: 16.728, 24. 01 – Dan Connors Jr: 16.818, 25. 88 Ryan Litt: 16.869, 26. 24 Jerry Curran: 16.899, 27. 84 – Mike Lichty: 16.910, 28. 18 – Howard Page:16.922, 29. 94 – Logan Rayvals: 16.999, 30. 9 – Stephen Gioia III: 17.009, 31. 45 – Kreig Heroth: 17.045, 32. 27 – Mike Mcvetta: 17.123, 33. 96 – Lou LeVea Sr: 17.258, 34. 1 – Shawn Muldoon: 17.366, 35. 83 – Lou LeVea Jr: 17.479, 36. 56 – Hal LaTulip: 18.551, 37. 55 – Keith Shampine: N/T, 38. 66 – Buske Racing: N/T


 

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.

To purchase tickets for Budweiser International Classic Weekend and the 59th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, call the Oswego Speedway box office today at (315) 342-0646.

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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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