Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Up to Speed: 52nd annual Novelis Supermodified 'Kick-Off' this Saturday
By Oswego Speedway @ 10:18 AM :: 626 Views

OSWEGO, NY (May 8, 2013) – The 52nd annual Novelis Supermodified ‘Kick-Off’ is set to take the green flag this Saturday, May 11 at Oswego Speedway presented by Mitchell’s Speedway Press and CJ Ferlito Aggregates.

A healthy field of Novelis Supermodifieds are expected to be in attendance for the 75-lap main event including championship hopefuls Otto Sitterly, Pat Lavery, Joe Gosek, Dave Gruel, Dan Connors Jr., and Michael Barnes.

Expected to join the regular cast of Oswego characters is Nicotra Racing driver and Indianapolis 500 veteran Davey Hamilton.  Hamilton will be behind the wheel of the No. 6 machine on Saturday night, the same racecar that he drove to a runner-up finish in last season’s Novelis Supermodified ‘Kick-Off.’

The Pathfinder Bank SBS series took the green flag last Saturday night with AJ Bernys driving to his second career feature win.  Bernys held off Rob Pullen, Russ Brown, Jon Tesoriero, and Andrew Schartner for the victory.

Looking at the championship standings, Bernys holds a one point edge over Pullen on the ‘Road to the Championship’ with Brown, Tesoriero, and Schartner all close behind.

A total of seven Butler Disposal Services SBS Rookies took the green flag on May 4 with Jeremy Pitcher leading the charge in the TNT Motorsports No. 14.  Pitcher came home with a 10th place finish in his first official SBS start.  Dan Abt and Zach Amo trail Pitcher in the battle for Rookie of the Year honors followed by Anthony Losurdo, Scott Shafer, Greg O’Connor and Nate Noto.

WHAT:
Mitchell’s Speedway Press/CJ Ferlito Aggregates Novelis Supermodified ‘Kick-Off’ at Oswego Speedway.  Round #2 of the Pathfinder Bank SBS Series ‘Road to the Championship.’

WHEN:
Saturday May 11, at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY.  Pit gates will open at 1pm, grandstands at 3pm, Novelis Supermodified time trials at approximately 5pm, and racing at 6:30pm.

WHERE:
Oswego Speedway is located at 300 East Albany St. in Oswego, NY

TICKETS:
Padded reserved seats $22, general admission $17, Pit Passes $30.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (315) 342-0646.  Kids 16 and under are free with paid adult.  Adult general admission Price Chopper ‘Tickets to Go’ are also available for $14.

ON THE INTERNET:
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Live Updates can be seen on Twitter, Facebook, as well as the Oswego Speedway website

ABOUT THE TRACK:
Oswego Speedway is a semi-banked 5/8 mile paved oval.  The non-wing Novelis Supermodified track record is held by Doug Didero with a time of 16.210 seconds at 138.786mph, established on September 5, 2009.  The wing Supermodified track record is 15.164 seconds, set by Lou Cicconi on May 4, 2013.  The official SBS track record is held by Brian Sobus with a lap of 19.08 seconds.

Novelis Supermodified ‘Kick-Off’ Winners: (1962-2012)
1962 - Art Bennett *
1963 - Dave Paul *
1964 - Nolan Johncock
1965 - Art Bennett
1966 - Bob Smith (OH)
1967 - Gordon Dukes
1968 - Red Barnhart
1969 - Ken Andrews *
1970 - Norm Mackereth
1971 - Jim Shampine
1972 - Jim Shampine *
1973 - Jim Shampine *
1974 - Jim Shampine *
1975 - Jim Shampine
1976 - Jim Shampine *
1977 - Kempton Dates *
1978 - Eddie Bellinger, Jr.
1979 - Jim Shampine *
1980 - Bentley Warren
1981 - Chuck Ciprich
1982 - Doug Heveron *
1983 - Steve Gioia, Jr.
1984 - Warren Coniam
1985 - Eddie Bellinger, Jr.
1986 - Bentley Warren *
1987 - Bentley Warren *
1988 - Joe Gosek
1989 - Bentley Warren *
1990 - Mike Ordway
1991 - Joe Gosek
1992 - Pat Abold *
1993 - Pat Abold
1994 - Bentley Warren
1995 - Doug Didero *
1996 - Cliff Graves
1997 - Mike Muldoon *
1998 - Randy Ritskes
1999 - Mike Muldoon *
2000 - Greg Furlong *
2001 - Bob Goutermout
2002 - Mike Ordway
2003 - Mike Ordway
2004 - Mike Ordway
2005 - Joe Gosek
2006 - Otto Sitterly *
2007 - Joe Gosek
2008 - Otto Sitterly *
2009 - Ray Graham
2010 - Otto Sitterly *
2011 - Randy Ritskes
2012 - Otto Sitterly *

*- Went on to become Track Champion

PATHFINDER BANK SBS STAT ATTACK:
Hoosier/Sunoco/Corr-Pak SBS Driver Standings                05-4-13
Pos    ##    Driver    Pts                
1    24    A.J. Bernys    110    *            
2    2    Rob Pullen    109                
3    13    Russ Brown    108                
4    47    Jon Tesoriero     101                
5    18    Andrew Schartner    100                
6    74    Mike Bond    97                
7    93    Jay Andrews    92                
8    O4    Kreig Heroth    91                
9    9    Jack Patrick    79                
10    77    Cameron Rowe    79                
11    14    Jeremy Pitcher (R)    78                
12    98    Jason Simmons    76                
13    8    Josh Kerr    75                
14    O7    Justin Connell    74                
15    O1    Dalton Doyle    72                
16    57    Dan Abt (R)    71                
17    99    Dennis Rupert    68                
18    17    Tim Gareau    66                
19    22    Mike Bruce         65                
20    44    Zach Amo (R)    65                
21    1    Anthony Losurdo (R)    63                
22    76    Scott Schafer (R)    59                
23    67    Mark Castiglia    58                
24    90    Greg O'Connor (R)    58                
25    19    Nate Noto (R)    57                
                            
    Butler Disposal Services ROOKIE OF THE YEAR                 
                            
    14    Jeremy Pitcher    78                
    57    Dan Abt    71                
    44    Zach Amo    65                
    1    Anthony Losurdo    63                
    76    Scott Schafer    59                
    90    Greg O'Connor    58                
    19    Nate Noto    57                
                            
    Whites Car Care "4th Place" Award                
                             
    47    Jon Tesoriero    5-4-13                
                            
    Nice Price Auto Sales "Up and Comer Award"            
    47     Jon Tesoriero    5-4-13                
                            
    D&S Landscaping "Hard Charger Award"                
    9     Jack Patrick    5-4-13                
                            
    Sherwood Racing Wheels     "Lap Leader"                
    2    Rob Pullen    5-4-13                
                            
    Shell Shock Custom Helmets Heat Race Challenge            
    2    Rob Pullen    1                
    18    Andrew Schartner    1                
    98    Jason Simmons    1                
                            
    Pathfinder Bank SBS Top 5 Finishes                
    24    A.J. Bernys    1                
    2    Rob Pullen    1                
    13    Russ Brown    1                
    47    Jon Tesoriero    1                
    18    Andrew Schartner    1                
                            
    Pathfinder Bank SBS Top 10 Finishes                
    24    A.J. Bernys    1                
    2    Rob Pullen    1                
    13    Russ Brown    1                
    47    Jon Tesoriero    1                
    18    Andrew Schartner    1                
    74    Mike Bond    1                
    93    J.J. Andrews    1                
    O4    Kreig Heroth    1                
    9    Jack Patrick    1                
    14    Jeremy Pitcher    1                



UP NEXT:
Saturday, May 25th – Memorial Weekend ‘Triple-Header’ presented by Helena Chemical Company – Jim Shampine Memorial Novelis Supermodified 75, Richie Evans Memorial RoC Modified 75, Tony White Memorial Pathfinder Bank SBS 35.  Pit gates open at Noon, grandstand gates open at 2pm, hot laps at 2pm, racing at 5pm.

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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.