posted on April 25, 2007 08:34
Racing action at the Oswego Speedway in 2007 will showcase some of the best drivers in a variety of divisions throughout the season. The Novelis Supermodifieds are back for their forty sixth season and the PathFinder Bank SBS Racing series, formerly the Limited Supermodifieds, will be back for their sixteen season. Other visiting tours of cars will be the Race of Champions Pavement Modified Series, the Midwest Supermodified Association, The PRA Big Car Series, the ISMA Supermodifieds and the Big Block and Small Block D.I.R.T. Modifieds.
The month of May ushers in the 57th consecutive season of racing at the Oswego Speedway. For the second year in a row the season will start on a Sunday afternoon with the Coca Cola Kick-Off on May 13th. The month of May will also include the Jakes Automotive and PowerAde "Two for One" Family Admission Night on May 19th and the Community Bank and Burritt Motors Memorial Night on May 26th. May will include three free grandstand admission events including Open Practice sessions on May 5th and 12th and a Friday night Open Practice and IMCA Modified race on May 25th.
June starts off with the Lighthouse Lanes / Warner Physical Therapy and Oswego Sub Shop Minor Hockey League Night. All kids wearing their jerseys will get in for free on June 2nd. Outdoor Power and Red Carpet Inn sponsor the action on June 9th. This is one of the most anticipated events of the off-season as the "Days Inn MSA-Oswego Wings Challenge Series" runs their first of three races in 2007. This series will showcase the top Midwest Supermodified Association Drivers and the best Novelis Supermodified drivers at the Oswego Speedway running with wings. Next up on June 16th is Dunkin Donuts and RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting Night featuring the 2007 Demolition Derby and the first of two Constellation and Entergy Kids Autograph Sessions. June 23rd is held open as a "Spring Schedule Rain Date". Friday and Saturday June 29th and 30th make up the big Independence Weekend sponsored by Alliance Bank and Cingular Wireless, the new AT&T. Friday will feature the largest ever mid-summer car cruise at the Oswego Speedway. Syracuse Nationals "Best in Class" trophies and prizes will be presented. The WSEN 92.1 FM "Party in the Pits" will feature the popular band "Street Corner" performing on the Galloway Century 21 / Burkes Stage and "Spectator Drags" will be back for the event. Saturday night the excitement continues with a regular slate of racing plus an announcer "Match Race" as Roy Sova and Joe Marotta will jump into SBS cars and duke it out on the race track.
July 7th finds the USAC Ford Focus Midgets joining the schedule on Oswego Bagelry & Sandwich Shop and Ferris Industries Night. The second annual "Old Timers Reunion" starts off the day on July 14th on Women at Work and Scottish Inns and Suites Night. On the track it is the second installment of the "Days Inn MSA-Oswego Wings Challenge Series". The month ends on July 21st with the State Farm of Oswego and Garafolo’s night with the RoC Modified Parts Plus Series making their third appearance of the season.
On August 4th, it is the Fleet Pride "Mr. Novelis" and "Mr. PathFinder Bank" Night. The signature racing event of the summer includes the 21st "$10,000 to Win" Mr. Novelis Supermodified 50 and the 16th "$1,500 to Win" Mr. PathFinder Bank SBS 35. This night will include another Constellation and Entergy Kids Autograph Session. Friday night August 10th is another new event with a lot of off-season buzz. The PRA Big Car Series makes their first ever visit to the Oswego Speedway on Hoosier Tire and Speedway Press night. Several of these cars are owned by NASCAR Drivers who will be at Watkins Glen the same weekend, it will be anybody’s guess who might be piloting some of those cars at the Oswego Speedway on that night. The regular Oswego divisions will also be in competition on PRA night. The point season comes to an end on August 18th with Oswego Quality Carpet and Burkes Home Centers "Track Championship" Night. The day starts off with the Oswego Elks Lodge Kids On-Track Cosmic Bowling party at Lighthouse Lanes and ends with crowning Track Champions for the Novelis Supermodifieds and the PathFinder Bank SBS Series. The final race for the month of August is the Wednesday night August 22nd Gater News and INKSPOT Modified D.I.R.T Big Block / Small Block race with the NORA SBS cars also on the schedule.
Budweiser Classic Week kicks off on Tuesday August 28th with the Outdoor Power and Garafolo’s Lawnmower Classic. On Wednesday night it is the "Racing Rolling Classic Bowling" at Lighthouse Lanes. Thursday is the first of four full days of activities at the Speedway. Open Practice and an IMCA Modified race will start the day off at noon with free grandstand admission. Next up, WSEN 92.1 FM and Garafolo’s bring you the "Party in the Pits" with Millennium Music spinning oldies music on the Galloway Century 21 & Burkes Stage. The Classic Super Cruise will attract all kinds of classic cars, trucks and cycles in the infield and on the track. Friday of Classic Week features the Parts Plus RoC Modified 125 and the Davis Bros. "Bud Pole Night" qualifying for the Novelis Supermodified Classic. Saturday is Bud Light ISMA Super National day with the NEMA Midgets in action along with the ISMA Supers and Time Trials for the SBS Racing Series Classic. The week is capped off with the "Budweiser 300" Classic Sunday. The PathFinder Bank SBS Racing Series will run their 100 lap Classic and the Novelis Supermodifieds will run the 200 lap International Classic.
Saturday September 15th, the final leg of the "Days Inn MSA-Oswego Wings Challenge Series" will be held at Sandusky Speedway on their "Track Championship" Night. Racing at Oswego concludes the following week with the 57th Modified Race of Champions event schedule from Thursday the 20th through Saturday the 22nd.
On three different race nights in 2007, the Oswego Speedway will be teaming up with Novelis and the Oswego County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity to help race fans turn 100,000 recyclable cans into a new Habitat House in the Oswego community in 2008. Novelis has a goal of 1,000,000 cans and Oswego Speedway is committed to hitting 10% of that goal. The dates listed on the schedule for can collections are May 26th, June 16th and August 4th. Fans will have the chance to earn free Classic Tickets, free Reba McEntire tickets and $1,000 in cash when the goal of 100,000 cans has been met. Complete details can be viewed by clicking on the Novelis 150 "Can-Do" pass on the left margin of the Speedway's homepage.
In addition to the free grandstand admission on May 5th, May 12th, May 25th and August 30th, The Oswego Speedway will offer free admission for all active Military Personnel with I.D. and their immediate family members through August 22nd. This is a way that the Speedway can support those home on leave who are supporting this country overseas right now. The Oswego Speedway will also have a new pricing structure for the grandstand in 2007. All fans "16 and under" will get in for $2 through August 22nd. All fans "17 and over" will be charged the adult admission price which is $14 on regular nights and higher for special events. This new pricing policy will allow a typical family of four to attend a regular night of racing at the Oswego Speedway for just $32. The Oswego Speedway is committed to bringing a great product onto the racing surface each week in 2007 and to allow families to enjoy the racing action at an affordable price.