Oswego Speedway Reveals Dates For 67th Season

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Oswego Speedway's tentative 2017 schedule is set with several marquee events planned for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, Race of Champions Asphalt Modifieds, the International Supermodified Association, and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. (Bill Taylor Photo)

OSWEGO, N.Y.  – Oswego Speedway officials have announced their 67th annual, 12-weekend schedule.

The schedule features the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS ‘Road to the Championship,’ as well as the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to Classic Weekend, a mid-Summer Race of Champions and the third annual Port City ‘Super Spectacle.’

Each weekend will offer fans a special event feel, with three or more main events scheduled on five regular season weekends including guest appearances from the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series and the International Supermodified Ass’n.

“Any event at Oswego is a big one and we are focused on providing exciting fan friendly events at every turn this season,” said Oswego Speedway co-owner John Torrese.  “We offer a unique brand of racing at the Speedway and with the inclusion of great series such as the RoC Modifieds, ISMA Supermodifieds, and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour; we believe we have built a schedule that is both racer and fan friendly.”

The Speedway will officially open its gates for racing on Saturday, May 13 with a three division show featuring kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS as well as the 61-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modifieds.

Oswego will return to action on Saturday, May 27 featuring the third annual Port City Super Spectacle.

The Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial 75 and the Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial 35 will once again be on the Memorial Weekend docket along with the ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial King of Wings IX.

The ninth running of the famed King of Wings title event for winged Supermodifieds at Oswego will move for the first time to Memorial Day Weekend.

A rain date of Sunday, May 28 will be implemented. Saturday, June 3 will serve as a rain date for any events left over in May.

Racing in the month of June will consist of the Saturday, June 10 Novelis Supermodified Twin 35 special with a 30-lap main for the Pathfinder Bank SBS along with the first driver autograph session of the season.

The Speedway will then take a two week break for high school graduation and to allow weekly teams to fully prepare for a stretch of seven race events in nine weeks through the months of July and August.

The Independence Weekend Grand Prix on Saturday, July 1 will open the month of July with 75-lap and 35-lap long distance events for the Supermodifieds and SBS, along with the Speedway’s popular Fourth of July Fireworks display.

The 67th annual Race of Champions, the longest consecutively run racing event in the United States – behind only the Indianapolis 500, will move to July 7-9.