Oswego A No Go For July 4


OSWEGO, N.Y. — Oswego Speedway has canceled its three-division July 4 racing program.

Officials from the five-eighths-mile asphalt track received word from state and local officials that the track would not be able to open with fans because of continued restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Over the last several weeks, we have been meeting with elected officials, and presented our plan to re-open,” said track owner John Torrese. “Our hopes were high, but we have learned that race tracks in New York will still not be able to open with fans for the time being. It is very disappointing to lose yet another event on our 2020 schedule.”

With the cancellation of next week’s Independence Special presented by Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Dig Safely NY, the championship events scheduled for July 11, July 18, Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 15, Aug. 22 and the Labor Day weekend Budweiser International Classic are the only events remaining on the schedule.

“Unfortunately, we do not have an official timetable on when we will be able to open, and there is no confirmation on whether we will or won’t be able to race July 11,” Torrese continued. “We are still hoping to go as soon as possible. As more information comes to us, we will continue to share frequent updates on the remainder of our events.”

The cancellation of the July 4 event will not impact the closed test sessions on June 26, June 27 and July 3.