OSWEGO, NY (October 8) – With the 2012 Oswego Speedway season now in the books, focus now shifts to the Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Banquet set to be hosted by the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center on Saturday, November 10. The all new event center is part of the Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters and Quality Inn and Suites complex located on East First Street in Oswego. The 2012 post-season gala will mark the first time in several years that the affair will be held in the Speedway’s hometown.
The night’s festivities will begin with a cocktail hour at 6pm, with a buffet style dinner and awards to immediately follow. Tickets for the event are $45 and will be available at the Oswego Speedway box office at the end of this week. To order call the Speedway at (315) 342-0646.
Discount hotel rates are available for those attending the Speedway banquet.
“The speedway is such an important part of the Central New York and Oswego culture,” said Shane Broadwell, of The Broadwell Hospitality Companies. “And, we are extremely excited to see the positive changes and momentum that the Torrese family is making at the race track and how it is impacting the Oswego and CNY community.”
“We are proud to partner with the Oswego Speedway and grateful for the opportunity to play host to their annual post-season banquet,” he added.
Oswego Speedway Co-owner John Torrese, looks forward to the growing partnership with the Broadwell family.
“Working with everyone at the Best Western Plus, Quality Inn and the Lake Ontario Conference Center has been great,” said Torrese. “Having such a great facility here in Oswego will be outstanding for the city and community as a whole, and we are honored to have our post-season champion’s banquet at the Conference Center this season. It makes sense for us to stay local and support other local businesses and we look forward to a continued partnership with the Best Western Plus and Quality Inn & Suites.”
The Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Banquet annually honors the Top 10 drivers in the Hoosier Racing Tire Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS Series championships. Several other awards are handed out as well, including the Cleaning for a Reason and Butler Disposal Rookie of the Year awards in the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions.
Inductions into the prestigious Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame are also presented during the post season event.
This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include Supermodified driver Doug Didero Modified driver George Kent, official Don Beauchene, car owner/mechanic Ed Thompson, and employees Jim McGiff and Jack Jermyn.
The Speedway banquet has been held at several venues over the years, but none as new and as exciting as the Lake Ontario Conference Center. The Conference Center, which will have a 450-seat capacity, will feature a new Lakeview Restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as 18 additional hotel rooms.
The Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters and Quality Inn is within walking distance from local shopping, fishing, parks, Fort Ontario, the Marine Museum, the Safe Haven Museum and the Richardson-Bates House Museum. A short drive will give you access to local industry, including the Oswego Speedway, SUNY Oswego, the Renaissance Festival and Fair Haven Beach State Park.
For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page on facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets or to order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.
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.
Oswego Speedway is honored to recognize several sponsors and corporate partners that help to bring the racing action to you each Saturday night (listed alphabetically): All Seasons Inn, Alliance Bank, Bacc Off, Best Western/Quality Inn, Blue Bowl Sanitation, Bonded Motor Sales, Bosco & Geers, Bracy’s Transmission Services, Bridge Street Jewelers, Brioschi Pharmaceuticals International LLC, Burke’s Home Centers, Burritt Motors, Butler Disposal, Canales Restaurant, Canales Insurance, Century 21 Galloway Realty, Chris Nelson Insurance, Cleaning for a Reason, City Electric, CNY CPR, Coca-Cola, Compass Federal Credit Union, Constellation Energy, Corr-Pak, CPS Electric, C’s Beverage Center, Davis Bros. Meats, Days Inn/Travelodge, Dufore’s Jewelers, Dunkin Donuts, Eagle Beverage, Ellsworth Heating and Cooling, Entergy Northeast, Ferris Industries, Gater Racing News, Green & Seifter CPA, G&I Homes, H. Lee White Marine Museum, Hofmann’s, GMAC Insurance, Gioia Signs, Hoosier Racing Tire, Hudson Dairy, Jerome Fire Equipment, Johnston’s Propane, John Costello & Associates, K&G Lodge, Lighthouse Lanes, Longley Dodge, Marollo Racing Engines, May’s Country Store, McCaffrey Chiropractic, Mickey’s Magical Vacation, Munski’s Auto and Marine, Novelis, Ontario Orchards, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Oswego Health, Oswego Inn, OTB/Western Region, Oswego Quality Carpet, The Palladium-Times, Par-K Enterprises, Pathfinder Bank, Outdoor Power West, Performance Harley Davidson, Pizza Villa, Ponderosa, The Post-Standard, Precision Balancing, Press Box, Price Chopper, Pullen’s Plumbing, RE Davis and Son, RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting, Rudy’s Lakeside, S&S Tractor, Scriba Electric, Scriba Meats, Shapiro Motor Sales, Sharon’s Hair Gallery, Speedway Press, Steve Abt Auto, Stop DWI – Oswego County, Sunset RV Park, Supercuts, Terrell’s Potato Chips, Thunder Road Bar and Grill, Turning Stone Casino and Resort, Universal Metal Works, Vashaw’s Collision Service, Yogi Bear’s Jelly Stone Park