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OSWEGO, NY (May 24, 2019) - Burke Motorsports will be fielding two race cars for Oswego Speedway’s Season Opener this Saturday night with New England 350 Supermodified veterans John Burke and Mike Scott at the wheel.

Burke was at the track last Saturday afternoon practicing with his No. 01 while Scott will join in on the fun in tomorrow’s Open Practice session from 4 to 8pm.

“I was really excited when I heard Oswego was adding the 350 Super class and knew it was something I wanted to support,” Burke said. “We are hoping to bring two cars to the track as much as possible this season.”

A longtime 350 Supermodified campaigner, Burke is also the race advocate for the 350 Supermodified Atlantic Charter or ‘350 SMAC,’ which competed at Oswego last Classic Weekend.

In the Open Practice session on May 18, the Burke No. 01 was far and away the fastest 350 Super in the pit area. Burke turned laps consistently at 17.4 seconds.

Saturday’s 35-lap Memorial Weekend 350 Super special will mark the first ever regular show for Oswego Speedway’s newest division.

The 350 SMAC event on Classic Weekend 2018 was the inaugural showing for the winged small block racers and was won by New Hampshire driver Dave Helliwell in the Witkum Bros. No. 21.

This Saturday night’s program will also include the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds plus the Tony White Memorial 35 for Pathfinder Bank SBS.

To purchase tickets for Oswego’s 69th Season Opener, please phone the track box office at (315)-342-0646.

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About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The 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 the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 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, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

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