OSWEGO, NY (October 19) – The Oswego Speedway Eagles Fan Club will once again play an integral part in the 2012 Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Banquet on November 10 at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego. The Fan Club, which was formed many years ago by a group of fans at the Speedway as a non-profit organization, is aimed at supporting the drivers and owners who compete at Oswego Speedway.
Tickets for the Speedway banquet are $45 and are now available at the Oswego Speedway office. The deadline for ticket purchases is November 1.
The main honors presented by the Eagles Fan Club are the Jim Shampine and Tony White Memorial awards, which go to individuals who display extraordinary dedication, and work ethic toward the sport of auto racing at Oswego Speedway.
Long-time Supermodified car owner Craig Danzer was the recipient of the Jim Shampine Memorial award in 2011, while SBS owner/driver Barry Kingsley was presented with the Tony White Memorial award one year ago.
A total of over $60,000 in prize money will be awarded as a part of the 2012 Oswego Speedway point fund between the Supermodified and SBS divisions, including the Eagles Fan Club prize money which will be awarded to teams based on their attendance during the season.
A total of over 300 members joined the Eagles Fan Club in 2012 including 34 Novelis Supermodified teams and 25 Pathfinder Bank SBS teams.
The Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame Banquet will begin with a cocktail hour at 6pm on November 10 and will be followed immediately by dinner and the awards ceremony which will include the induction of six new members to the Mitchell’s Speedway Press Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame.
Doug Didero, George Kent, Ed Thompson, Don Beauchene, Jim McGiff, and Jack Jermyn will be the latest inductees into the Hall which began honoring past drivers, owners, officials, and employees in 1998.
At the conclusion of the banquet ceremonies Ron Gray’s Millennium Music will host a post party inside the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center.
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