OSWEGO, NY (August 7) – Budweiser International Classic Weekend is now set at Oswego Speedway. The 602 Crate Dirt Sportsman division will fill the recently vacant slot on the Friday, August 31st rundown for International Classic Weekend with the $1,500 to win Sportsman “Sizzler” 30.
The Sportsman division, which competes weekly at several area dirt facilities, will hit the pavement along with Top 14 Novelis Supermodified International Classic time trials and the Bud Light Classic 60 qualifying heats for the Pathfinder Bank SBS Series.
“We greatly appreciate the cooperation and eagerness of the dirt Sportsman teams in this matter, seeing that we have had to put this together on such short notice,” said Oswego Speedway co-owner, Eric Torrese. “Budweiser Classic Weekend is one of the biggest short track racing weekends anywhere in the country, and with that said we are here to put on races at the ‘Steel Palace.’ We believe firmly in the quality of drivers, equipment, and racing that the Sportsman series will bring to the Friday night card of Classic Weekend, and we hope everyone enjoys it.”
Several top Sportsman competitors have displayed interest in the high paying event including Fulton Speedway track champion Jeremy Pitcher, and former Canandaigua Motorsports Park track champion Kevin Ridley. Ridley recently won the SUNY Canton Sportsman event at Brewerton Speedway which was held alongside the All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car event featuring NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.
Former Novelis Supermodified pilot, and Fulton Speedway Sportsman winner, Bob Reis has filed an entry for the event which will pay $100 to start, with $75 tow money to non-qualifiers. Jason Occhino, another Fulton competitor, and Vermont native James Introne have also filed entries.
The event, which boasts a $7,300 total purse, is a first in Oswego Speedway Classic Weekend history.
Dirt 602/Crate Sportsman rules will be strictly enforced for this event, with no asphalt or slick tires allowed.
Competitors with detailed questions regarding rules or race format can call the Oswego Speedway office at (315) 342-0646 or e-mail Dan Kapuscinski at email@example.com.
Registration is not limited for this event; however the Speedway would appreciate drivers interested in competing to contact the Speedway offices at the phone number or e-mail above.
Tickets are on sale now for Budweiser International Classic Weekend through the Oswego Speedway box office, located just outside of the main pit gate at the Speedway. To order tickets over the phone be sure to call (315) 342-0646. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm.
Three day adult general admission passes are $104, while reserved three day admissions are $115. Three day kids’ admission, ages 6-16, is $35, while children ages 5 and under are FREE for the weekend.
Individual day general admission prices are as follows: Friday - $25, Saturday - $42, and Sunday - $52.
Oswego Speedway events run May through September on most Saturday nights, culminating with the Fall Championship 75 on September 15th.
For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the (Official) Oswego Speedway page at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets or order merchandise please call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.
CLASSIC WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Friday, August 31 – Budweiser International Classic 200 Novelis Supermodified Top14 Time Trials; Bud Light Classic 60 Pathfinder Bank SBS Qualifying Heats; 602 Crate Dirt Sportsman “Sizzler”
Saturday, September 1 – ATQMRA TQ Midget 25; 21st Annual Bud Light Classic 60 for Pathfinder Bank SBS; ISMA Supermodified Supernationals 60
Sunday, Septmber 2 – Budweiser International Classic 200 Novelis Supermodified 15-28 Time Trials; Novelis Supermodified Bud Light B-Main; 56th Annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds
Sportsman ‘Sizzler’ 30 - PURSE STRUCTURE
1 - $1,500 6 - $300 11 - $180 16 - $130
2 - $1,000 7 - $250 12 - $170 17 - $120
3 - $800 8 - $225 13 - $160 18 - $110
4 - $600 9 - $200 14 - $150 19 – 24 $100
5 - $400 10 - $190 15 - $140 $75 Tow for NQ
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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