Oswego Speedway Accelerates Season Preparation

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Oswego Speedway officials have accelerated plans to open for the season in May. (Bob Clark Photo)
Oswego Speedway officials have accelerated plans to open for the season in May. (Bob Clark Photo)

OSWEGO, N.Y. – As a year and a half long offseason filled with uncertainty finally makes its way out the door, Oswego Speedway has kicked preparation for its 70th Anniversary season into high gear amidst the loosening of state COVID-19 restrictions.

After losing the entire 2020 season due to the pandemic, Oswego Speedway management has put together what is perhaps the most diverse, and certainly the most aggressive schedule of this decade, headlined by two Classic Weekends and appearances by 10 different divisions.

“It has been a long couple of winters, and we’re very excited to begin preparation for what will be a huge 2021 season,” said track owner John Torrese. “We have what we think is one of our best schedules in a long time and really look forward to seeing cars on the race track and fans back in the grandstands.”

The Speedway’s 70th Anniversary Celebration begins on Saturday, May 8, marking the earliest start to an Oswego Speedway season since 2012.

Back to back championship events for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and J&S Paving 350 Supermodifieds on the 8th and 15th of May will allow competitors to knock the rust off prior to the rescheduled 64th Budweiser Classic Weekend slated for May 27-29.

Classic Weekend 64 Open Practice will be held Thursday, May 27, with Pole Day time trials for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and J&S Paving 350 Supers penciled in for Friday, May 28.

Headlining Friday’s program is the 50-lap Season Opening event for the Sunoco New York Super Stock Tour, as well as the debut of the new New York State Compact Championship, which will hold its inaugural event at the Oswego Speedway.

To cap off Memorial Day Weekend, the 64th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, 29th running of the Bud Classic 75 for Pathfinder Bank SBS, and 3rd running of the Classic 50 for J&S Paving 350 Supers will all go green on Saturday, May 29.

The conclusion to Classic Weekend 64; the 200-lap Classic for big block supers, will take the green flag under the lights.

It is anticipated that in-person attendance will be permitted for the Season Opener as well as the remainder of the season.

Check below for the full Oswego Speedway Schedule of Events:

Saturday, May 1 – Open Practice (ALL 2020 Divisions)

Saturday, May 8 – 70th Season Opener – Novelis Supermodifieds (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30), J&S Paving 350 Supers (25)

Saturday, May 15 – Weekly Program – Novelis Supermodifieds (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30), J&S Paving 350 Supers (25)

Saturday, May 22 – OFF or Rain Date for May 8 or May 15

CLASSIC WEEKEND 64

Thursday, May 27 – Classic Open Practice

Friday, May 28 – ‘POLE DAY’ – Novelis Supermodified, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and J&S Paving 350 Supers Time Trials, Sunoco New York Super Stocks (50), New York State Compact Championship

Saturday, May 29 – 64TH ANNUAL CLASSIC SATURDAY – 64th Budweiser International Classic for Novelis Supermodifieds (200), 29th Bud Classic for Pathfinder Bank SBS (75), 3rd J&S Paving 350 Super Classic (50) plus Consolation Events

Saturday, June 5 – OFF

Saturday, June 12 – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (150), Novelis Supermodifieds (50)

Saturday, June 19 – Novelis Supermodified Twins (35), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30), J&S Paving 350 Supers (25)

Saturday, June 26 – OFF / High School Graduation

Saturday, July 3 – Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial (75), Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial (35), J&S Paving 350 Supers (30), Sportsman Modified XMR (40)

Saturday, July 10 – Novelis Supermodifieds (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS Twins (20)

Saturday, July 17 – 34th Annual $10,000 to Win Mr. Novelis Supermodified (75), 29th Annual $1,500 to Win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS, $2,000 to Win 350 Supers (30)

Saturday, July 24 – OFF / Hy-Miler / Harborfest

Saturday, July 31 – Jack Murphy Memorial ISMA / MSS Kings of Wings X (60), J&S Paving 350 Supermodifieds (30)

Saturday, August 7 – ‘Retro Night’ – Novelis Supermodifieds (45), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30), J&S Paving 350 Supers (25) plus Old Timer’s Reunion

Saturday, August 14 – Novelis Supermodifieds (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30), Sunoco New York Super Stocks (30)

Saturday, August 21 – Track Championship Night – Novelis Supermodifieds (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30), J&S Paving 350 Supers (25)

CLASSIC WEEKEND 65

Friday, September 3 – ‘POLE DAY’ –  Novelis Supermodified, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and J&S Paving 350 Supers Time Trials, Sunoco New York Super Stocks Dave London Memorial XII (75)

Saturday, September 4 – 65TH ANNUAL CLASSIC SATURDAY – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Mod Classic (150), NEMA and NEMA Lites, Midwest Sport Compact Touring Series

Sunday, September 5 – 65TH ANNUAL CLASSIC SUNDAY – 65th Budweiser International Classic for Novelis Supermodifieds (200), 30th Bud Classic for Pathfinder Bank SBS (75), 4th J&S Paving 350 Super Classic (50) plus Consolation Events

October 6 to 10 – NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIX