OSWEGO, N.Y. – Oswego Speedway has officially announced its 2013, 15-race weekend schedule featuring the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS ‘Road to the Championship.’
The aggressive campaign will once again begin the first weekend in May, but with a twist. The 63rd season of racing at Oswego Speedway will be marked with two opening events.
Opening week jump starts the racing season on May 4 with the introduction of the ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA SuperSeries, which is the first of four ISMA winged-Supermodified events at the fast five-eighths-mile oval. The ISMA Supermodifieds will be on hand for a 50-lap main event along with the beginning of the Pathfinder Bank ‘Road to the Championship’ for the SBS Series.
Opening week continues the following weekend on May 11 with the 52nd annual Oswego ‘Super Kick-Off.’ The event will serve as the opener for the Oswego Speedway Novelis Supermodified ‘Road to the Championship’ with the first of five 75-lap events throughout the course of the 11-race battle for the championship.
The month of May at the Speedway will conclude with the annual Memorial Day Weekend special on May 25 featuring the Richie Evans Memorial 75 for the Race of Champions Modifieds, the Jim Shampine Memorial 75 for the Novelis Supermodifieds, and the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS Series.
Moving to early summer sees the return of the ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA SuperSeries on June 8 with another 50-lap special. ‘Road to the Championship’ events are also scheduled for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS on June 1, June 15, and June 29.
As always, July features a whirl wind of activity at the speedway.
Grand Prix Night at the Speedway returns on 4th of July Weekend with extra distance ‘Road to the Championship’ events in conjunction with a special promotion featuring ‘Toys for Tots.’ Race fans who bring a new, unopened, toy to the Speedway on July 6 will receive a FREE combo meal. A spectacular fireworks display will also cap the evening off in grand fashion.
The King of Wings has become one of the more popular open-wheel, asphalt racing events on the racing calendar, and it will return for its fifth installment on July 13 along with the annual Oswego Speedway Old Timer’s Reunion. The event will mark the third round of the ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA SuperSeries at the Speedway and will again take to the card with an extra distance ‘Road to the Championship’ main event for the Pathfinder Bank SBS Series.
The July racing calendar will again finish with SUNOCO Race of Champions Weekend on July 18-20. ‘Road to the Championship’ events for the Supermodified and SBS Series have again been added to the 3-day event with the SBS division hitting the Speedway on July 19 for 50-laps and the Supermodifieds on July 20 joining the always exciting R.O.C. Modified 200.
The month of August features three pivotal events along the ‘Road to the Championship’ for both the Supermodified and SBS divisions, including the lucrative $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified and $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS title events on Aug. 3. Several championship points will be gained or lost on Aug. 3, Aug. 10, and Aug. 17 as the championship road will now end on Track Championship Night on Sept. 14.
With the successful return of Fall Championship Weekend in 2012, the fall special will now be the final point night of the season, crowning overall track champions in both the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions.
In total, drivers in the Novelis Supermodified division will see 11 events in their quest for the 2013 Speedway championship, while the SBS division will take on fourteen championship mains.
Budweiser Int’l Classic Weekend will look much the same next season as it did in 2012. Classic Week events will kick-off on Aug. 28 and run straight through Sept. 1 with the running of the Budweiser Int’l Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds.
The one main change on the schedule will be the return of the Race of Champions Modifieds on Bud Select 55 ‘First Round Friday’ Aug. 30 with the final of their ‘Triple Crown’ dates at the Speedway.
Joining the Modifieds on Friday will be Novelis Supermodified ‘Fast 14’ time trials along with time trials and heat races for the Bud Light SBS Classic.
Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ Classic Weekend events will feature the final round of the ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA SuperSeries with the annual running of the Bud Light ISMA SuperNationals 60 along with the Bud Light SBS Classic 60 and the Bud Light TQ Midget Classic.
Other special events on the 2013 Oswego Speedway racing calendar include the Pizza Villa Spring Spruce Up Day on April 20 along with the yearly open test session on April 27.
The ‘Racing for Ronald McDonald’ Walk, which benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York, will return on Saturday, June 8. Driver autograph sessions are slated for June 15 and August 10.
The ‘Grossman St. Amour/Make-A-Wish Foundation’ 2-seat Supermodified ride will take place on June 15. The Rusty Wallace Racing Experience will return to the Speedway a total of twelve times during the weekends of May 18, June 22, July 27, and Sept. 7.
Fast Friday test sessions will also be a weekly happening in 2013 with session’s open and available beginning on May 3 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. New in 2013, the Oswego Speedway Tiki-Bar will be open for each and every Fast Friday this coming season.
Individual event pricing and season ticket packages will be announced shortly. At that time renewals will begin for 2013 Budweiser Int’l Classic Weekend tickets.