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Toys for Tots Toy Drive Featured During Oswego Speedway’s Christmas in July
OSWEGO, NY (July 2, 2014) – Once again this year the Oswego Speedway is teaming up with Toys for Tots, FleetPride, Canale Insurance, and Seminis to present the second annual Christmas in July celebration. The inaugural event was held last year and was one of the most successful toy drives ever for Toys for Tots. All toys collected will be distributed to needy Oswego County children this Christmas.
FleetPride came on board this year as one of the sponsors for Christmas in July. Kevin Petrocci of FleetPride said, "This is such a wonderful, feel good, event that FleetPride wanted to be involved. It helps us give back to the community, and that is very important to FleetPride." Petrocci went on to say that, "over 200 FleetPride employees and customers will be on hand to enjoy the day and watch the races."
Like last year, every person, adult or child, who brings an unwrapped toy for children 15 and under will receive a free Hofmann Hot Dog combo meal, which includes the hot dog, fries and a beverage. In 2013 12 very large boxes were filled with toys for needy children.
Christmas in July at the Oswego Speedway is more than just gathering toys. The entire track will be in the Christmas spirit and decorated for the season. Event coordinator Lisa Sova said, "we'll kick things off during Fast Friday with the Tiki Bar turned into a home decorated for Christmas. We'll be offering specials," continued Sova, "and maybe a few Christmas surprises."
Saturday awards will be given out to the best decorated SBS team, best decorated Supermodified team, best decorated push truck, and best Christmas dressed employee. The Plum Krazy 99 Supermodified team won the best Supermodified pit award last year, and Terry Strong said they are out to win again this year. "We're doing something entirely different this year," said Strong. "Last year it was pretty close between our team and the Devendorf team," she said, "and we know we have to step up our game to win again."
All teams that decorate their pit area will receive a plate of cookies which will be made and distributed by Santa's elves. Nearly half the teams decorated for the occasion last year, and many more are expected to do so this year.
The Christmas in July evening will be capped off with a 35 lap SBS feature, 75 lap Supermodified feature and a gigantic fireworks display. Grandstands open at 4:00, and racing starts at 6:30. And Lisa Sova reminds everybody to bring a new toy for a child, and receive a free Hofmann Hot Dog combo meal.
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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.
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