William Caruso Dies At Age 91


OSWEGO, N.Y. — William Caruso, one of the founding members of Oswego Speedway and former vice president of operations for more than 40 years, died Oct. 16 at the veteran’s hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., at the age of 91.

Mr. Caruso also served as the speedway’s chief technical Inspector for many years and was known as one of the most well liked and respected officials during his long tenure.

Oswego Speedway was built in 1951 under the guidance of Harry, George, and William Caruso as they converted the one time Wine Creek horse track into a three-eighths-mile dirt auto racing facility. The track was paved during 1952 and remained a three-eighths-mile speedway until 1961 when it was enlarged to its current five-eighths-mile size.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday from St. Peter’s Church. There will be no calling hours.