OSWEGO, N.Y. – Corr/Pak Merchandising and Graham Racing announced this week the full-time commitment of Jessica Zemken to the Novelis Supermodified division at Oswego Speedway in 2014.
Zemken will join Ray and Kody Graham as a weekly member of the Graham Racing stable as well as Joey Payne as a part of the Strong/Graham Racing effort on Saturday nights at the ‘Steel Palace.’
“This year’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend was the thrill of a lifetime with Jessica in the field,” said John Brush of Corr/Pak Merchandising. “Having Jessica competing weekly at Oswego will be a dream come true for all parties involved. The Graham Racing team does an outstanding job both during the week with preparation and at the race track. We are very excited.”
Driving for Graham Racing, Zemken became the first woman in 57 years to qualify for the prestigious Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds earlier this year with a lap of 135.624 mph, good enough for 10th on the starting grid of 34.
A veteran of 410 winged sprint car racing, Zemken will become the first full-time female Supermodified shoe at Oswego since Jennifer Chesbro in 2004.
With only one previous points paying start at Oswego, coming on opening day of 2012, Zemken will also be eligible for Novelis Supermodifed Rookie of the Year honors for 2014.
While Zemken will hit the pavement full-time at Oswego, plans are still in place for her to continue her 360 and 410 Sprint Car racing career behind the wheel of the Corr/Pak No. 1Z on Fridays and Sundays, as well as any free Saturday nights when Oswego is not in competition.