OSWEGO, NY (November 13, 2013) – Team Tapout announced on Wednesday the addition of a third Hedger Fabrication Chassis to its stable in 2014 with former Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS champion Barry Kingsley at the controls.
Oswego Speedway’s Car Owner of the Year in 2013, Jason Simmons recently acquired the No. 19 Hedger Chassis fielded in 2013 by Nathan and Andy Noto and previously by five-time Speedway champion Russ Brown under Ray Pike’s ownership.
Simmons will continue to field his own No. 98 entry as well as the JJ Andrews No. 93 machine, which both finished in the top five in championship points in 2013, with the addition of Kingsley as the third full-time member of Team Tapout in 2014.
Since 2012 Team Tapout has accumulated three feature wins, including Simmons’ first career victory coming in May of last year in the Tony White Memorial.
Kingsley will bring two career features wins of his own to the fold in 2014, including the 2011 Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS championship.
A former Supermodified crew chief, Kingsley has competed in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division as an owner/driver since 2006, while also driving part-time for Team Tapout at the conclusion of the 2012 season with a fine fourth place finish in the season ending Fall Championship.
Without a full-time ride in 2013, Kingsley was a member of the dedicated Team Tapout race day crew and eventually found himself back behind the wheel come Budweiser International Classic Weekend as the driver of the Teddneck Racing No. 37. Kingsley qualified the machine for the Bud Light SBS Classic, but mechanical issues during warm-up laps sidelined the team before taking the green flag.
According to team sources fans can expect to see all three Team Tapout racing machines at the annual Gater Racing News Motorsports Expo in March at the New York State Fairgrounds as a part of the Oswego Speedway booth.
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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.