Thursday, July 17, 2014
Dollar Dogs, Xtreme/Payne Debut Highlight Fast Friday Testing
By Oswego Speedway @ 4:44 PM :: 790 Views
OSWEGO, NY (July 17, 2014) – Oswego Speedway’s weekly Fast Friday testing will be fast and furious on the eve of Saturday’s Summer Championship presented by C’s Beverage Center and Crop Production Services.

A total 14 racers are scheduled to participate in Fast Friday testing from 6-10pm including Otto Sitterly, Brian Sweeney, Russ Brown, Michael Muldoon, Michael Barnes, Keith Shampine, Mike Barbera, Tim Snyder, Jeff Abold, Joey Payne, David Danzer, Kody Graham, Mike Bruce, and Randy Ritskes.

Fast Friday testing at the Speedway is open to the public to sit in the grandstand area for free. The Speedway’s Tiki Bar will be open throughout practice with multiple specials including two for $5 beer specials and $1 hot dogs.

Those who were unable to see the Jim Shampine Memorial on MAVTV on July 3 will be able to watch the broadcast in the Tiki Bar during Friday night testing.

One of the top stories in Friday night’s testing lineup is the debut of Graham/Strong Racing’s new Xtreme chassis Supermodified for New Jersey driving ace Joey Payne. Payne has driven the majority of the season in the Strong Racing No. 99 driven last year by Michael Barnes, but Payne is excited to test the new Xtreme machine Friday night with plans of debuting the car in race trim during the Summer Championship Saturday.

Rookie Mike Barbera plans to make a return in his Muldoon chassis on Friday night. Barbera, who drove the car on June 21 as No. 20, will come back to the Speedway this week as No. 45 with Top Quality Construction colors flying on his roadster.

Defending Small Block Super champion Russ Brown will be back with the Hedger No. 13 for his second Fast Friday session of the season. If all goes well, indications are that Brown will enter his first race of the season on Saturday night in preparation for the Mr. Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super event as well as the Bud Light Small Block Super Classic.

Fans can reserve seats today for this weekend’s Summer Championship by calling the Speedway’s main box office at (315) 342-0646.

General admission seating is available for only $15 this weekend with padded reserved seating for $20. Pit admission on Saturday is $30 with VIP seating available for $75.

Price Chopper Tickets to Go are available for Saturday’s Summer Championship show at any Price Chopper Supermarkets location for just $14 with kids 16 and under again free with paid adult.

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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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