OSWEGO, N.Y. – Fifty years after winning his first International Classic, Bentley Warren will make the trip from Maine to Oswego for the International Classic Aug. 30-Sept. 1 to take laps in the No. 44 Coach Mod owned by Jim Carter and Dave and Cindy Snyder.
Warren, a six-time Classic winner, will greet fans outside of the speedway throughout the program on Aug. 30, headlined by both the 150-lap Toyota Mod Classic for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the 60-lap Bud Light ISMA Supernationals for the winged supermodifieds.
Prior to racing getting underway, Warren will then pilot the No. 44 which he drove while the car was owned jointly by Carter and the Snyder family. The Snyders also owned the No. 77 supermodified, which Bentley piloted for many seasons during his storied Oswego career.
Warren and the No. 44 competed all over Central New York on both dirt and asphalt tracks, including in the famed Labor Day race at the New York State Fairgrounds in 1968 and again in 1969, when he finished second to Don Diffendorf.
In the late 60’s, Warren won races on the asphalt at Fulton Speedway, and could be found at the Langhorne and Pocono Raceways in Pennsylvania. Bentley also competed in the first Mod 200 at Oswego with the same car.
The schedule of events on Aug. 30 will see grandstands open at 1 p.m., ISMA time trials at 3:30 p.m., ISMA heats at 4:15 p.m., Whelen Modified Tour qualifying at 5 p.m., the annual driver autograph session at 5:45 p.m., and Whelen Modified Tour pre-race ceremonies at 6:45 p.m., with main events to follow.