OSWEGO, N.Y. – Past Budweiser Int’l Classic 200 champion Davey Hamilton will reunite with car owner John Nicotra and teammate Otto Sitterly for another run at Oswego Speedway’s crown-jewel supermodified event on Sept. 1.
Hamilton, a former IndyCar star known for his career in the NTT IndyCar Series – highlighted by three second place finishes and several stints in the Indianapolis 500 – has not competed with a supermodified since Classic Weekend one year ago.
“I know it will be a challenge, since I haven’t drove a supermodified with the new wing package yet, but I’m looking forward to the trip to Oswego for Classic,” said Hamilton on Tuesday of the 63rd annual Budweiser Int’l Classic 200. “Having nine-time champion Otto (Sitterly) helping me get up to speed, we are hoping for a good result.”
The Boise, Idaho driver has been victorious in a handful of supermodified events throughout his career, including the 1997 Classic, three winged supermodified events with ISMA, and most recently Oswego’s 75-lap season opener in May of 2013.
Hamilton has competed in a total of 10 Classics for Nicotra, with finishes of ninth, fourth, 10th, third, second, 15th, third, fourth, fifth, and 15th since his first with the team in 2007.