A&P Auto Parts Springs Oswego Into Month of June this Saturday Night

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Up to Speed: A&P Auto Parts Springs Oswego Into Month of June this Saturday Night

Story By: Camden Proud/Oswego Speedway

Photos By: Chris Burgess & Norma Santoro/RacersGuide.com

OSWEGO, NY (June 4, 2018) – After a week off following the completion of Oswego Speedway’s 68th annual Season Opener on May 26, the ‘Steel Palace’ will return to action this Saturday, June 9 when A&P Auto Parts presents ‘Spring Championship’ events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.

The 2018 season has already started out with a bang in both divisions after full points in each of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s two weeks ago have allowed Keith Shampine to jump out to the early lead in the Novelis Supermodified standings

Sitting nine points behind Shampine tied for second are seven time speedway champion Otto Sitterly and 2016 track champion Michael Barnes while Chris Perley, who picked up his first ever non-wing checkered flag at the Big O to begin the season, sits in fourth.

Further back in the standings, Dave Danzer is in good shape to start the season after top five finishes in each of the twins on May 26 while defending speedway champion and race winner two weeks ago Dave Shullick Jr. is in sixth as an early crash in the second season opening twin provided a bit of a setback for the No. 2 team approaching the month of June.

Currently completing the top ten in the standings are Brandon Bellinger, Dave Gruel, Aric Iosue, and ISMA regular Dan Bowes, who drove to two top ten finishes May 26 in his non-wing debut.

In addition to what is already shaping up to be a very exciting championship battle, just nine points separate impressive rookies Tyler Thompson and Nathan Schultzkie heading into the second race of the season.

Throw in Joe Gosek, Dan Connors Jr, and Jeff Abold, who will all be in search of success for the opening night jitters and the competition is sure to be stout this Saturday with Abold barring race night sponsor A&P Auto Parts on the side of his No. 05.

After a solid showing of 20 Supermodifieds on Opening Night, Bowes, McKnight and Perley will all take June 9 off, but instead, we will have five new competitors in the pits for this coming weekend.

Former rookie of the year Logan Rayvals will make his first appearance of the season with the No. 94, two time feature winner Shaun Gosselin will bring the No. 77 out for the first time of the season, Tim Devendorf plans to return with his No. 5 after an impressive run in last year’s Budweiser International Classic, Roger Clark will have the No. 4 ready to go for his first race since 2000, and longtime Snyder Racing crewman Brent Murray will pilot the No. 0 as a rookie this Saturday night.

On the Pathfinder Bank SBS side of the pits, Dave Cliff is off to a hot start in 2018 following back to back championships in the prior two seasons. Cliff won the Tony White Memorial 35 on Opening Night and is the current points leader with the Barbeau Racing No. 50.

Russ Brown, the only five time track champion in the history of the division, sits second following a runner-up effort on Opening Night while Anthony Losurdo also started his season on a high note with a masterful charge to third from outside the top twenty.

Jesse Bearup, Jack Patrick, Camden Proud, David LaTulip, Cameron Rowe, Cameron Black, and Barry Kingsley currently complete the top ten in the standings after all seven finished in the top ten on May 26.

All-time series wins leader Mike Bond will be back this weekend in search of redemption behind the wheel of the Four Sevens Motorsports No. 74 following a crash on Opening Night, as will championship hopeful Dan Kapuscinski in the Missile Motorsports No. 00M. Kapuscinski was caught in the same incident.

Tyler Shullick invaded the Big O May 26 with Denise Bond’s No. 67 machine and nearly wound up with a top five finish before running into mechanical issues with just a handful of laps to go. It’s possible that the full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series crew member could return to action Saturday night.

Also hoping to turn their disappointing starts to the 2018 season around are Mike Bruce, Dalton Doyle, Josh Kerr, Greg O’Connor, and Dennis Richmond, who were all either caught up in accidents or struggled on May 26.

Following a very impressive twelfth place effort to begin his Oswego career, rookie Joshua Sokolic leads Steve Flack, Tim Glidden Jr. and Tyler Henry in the healthy battle for Pathfinder SBS Rookie of the Year. All four rookies are expected to return this weekend.

Action at Oswego is set to get underway at the regular start time of 6:45pm this Saturday night with time trials for the Pathfinder Bank SBS and Novelis Supers taking place at 6:15pm. Hot laps will start off the afternoon at 4:00pm. General admission seating is available for just $15 with kids 16 and under FREE.


Novelis Supermodified Spring Championship 50, Pathfinder Bank Spring Championship 30 presented by A&P Auto Parts


Saturday, June 9, at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY. Pit gates will open at 3:00pm, grandstands at 4:30pm, hot laps at 4:30pm, time trials at 6:15pm, and racing at 6:45pm. 


Oswego Speedway is located at 300 East Albany St. in Oswego, NY.


Padded reserved seats $20, general admission $15, Pit Passes $30, VIP $75. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (315) 342-0646. Kids 16 and under are FREE with paid adult. Active military are free with proper ID.


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Oswego Speedway is a semi-banked 5/8 mile paved oval. The non-wing Novelis Supermodified track record is held by Joey Payne with a time of 15.802 seconds at 142.397 mph, established on August 29, 2014. The wing Supermodified track record is 14.730 seconds at 152.749 mph, set by Mike Lichty on May 28th, 2016. The official SBS track record is held by Russ Brown with a lap of 18.504 seconds at 121.595 mph set on September 2, 2016.


2018 Oswego Speedway – Novelis – Hoosier Tire – SUNOCO

Supermodified Driver’s Championship:


1 55 Keith Shampine 200
2 68 Michael Barnes 191
3 7 Otto Sitterly 191
4 44 Chris Perley 187
5 52 Dave Danzer 178
6 2 Dave Shullick Jr. 177
7 02 Brandon Bellinger 172
8 50 Dave Gruel 152
9 11 Aric Iosue 152
10 25 Dan Bowes 150
11 00 Joe Gosek 144
12 66 Lou LeVea Sr. 140
13 71 Bill Sharkey 139
14 56 Hal LaTulip 135
15 98T Tyler Thompson 134
16 83 Lou LeVea Jr. 131
17 05 Jeff Abold 130
18 01 Dan Connors Jr. 129
19 26 Nathan Schultzkie 125
20 70 Dave McKnight 108



Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year:


1 98T Tyler Thompson 134
2 26 Nathan Schultzkie 125

RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting Heat Race Challenge:

#44 Chris Perley 1
#2 Dave Shullick Jr. 1
#7 Otto Sitterly 1

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award Winners:

May 26th #66 Lou LeVea Sr.
May 26th #71 Bill Sharkey

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer Award Winners:

May 26th #25 Dan Bowes
May 26th #71 Bill Sharkey

Novelis Supermodified Top 5 Finishes:

#55 Keith Shampine 2
#7 Otto Sitterly 2
#52 Dave Danzer 2
#2 Dave Shullick Jr. 1
#68 Michael Barnes 1
#44 Chris Perley 1
#50 Dave Gruel 1

Novelis Supermodified Top 10 Finishes:

#68 Michael Barnes 2
#55 Keith Shampine 2
#7 Otto Sitterly 2
#52 Dave Danzer 2
#02 Brandon Bellinger 2
#44 Chris Perley 2
#11 Aric Iosue 2
#25 Dan Bowes 2
#2 Dave Shullick Jr. 1
#50 Dave Gruel 1
#00 Joe Gosek 1
#71 Bill Sharkey 1




2018 Oswego Speedway – Pathfinder Bank- Hoosier Tire – SUNOCO

Small Block Supermodified Driver’s Championship


1 50 Dave Cliff 111
2 13 Russ Brown 108
3 1 Anthony Losurdo 98
4 37 Jesse Bearup 95
5 9 Jack Patrick 94
6 54 Camden Proud 89
7 27 David LaTulip 89
8 77 Cameron Rowe 85
9 23 Cameron Black 79
10 91 Barry Kingsley 78
11 74 Mike Bond 77
12 8 Josh Kerr 74
13 67 Tyler Shullick 74
14 26 Josh Sokolic 71
15 90 Greg O’Connor 68
16 12 Dennis Richmond 67
18 22 Mike Bruce 66
19 00M Dan Kapuscinski 65
20 15 James Babcock 64
21 01 Dalton Doyle 63
22 32 Steve Flack 63
22 94 Tim Glidden Jr. 61
23 88 Tyler Henry 57

Pathfinder Bank SBS Rookie of the Year


1 26 Josh Sokolic 71
2 32 Steve Flack 63
3 94 Tim Glidden Jr. 61
4 88 Tyler Henry 57

RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting Heat Race Challenge:

#74 Mike Bond 1
#27 Dave LaTulip 1
#37 Jesse Bearup 1

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award:

May 26th #50             Dave Cliff

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award Winners:

May 26th #1 Anthony Losurdo

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer Award Winners:

May 26th #54 Camden Proud

Pathfinder Bank SBS Top 5 Finishes:

#50 Dave Cliff 1
#13 Russ Brown 1
#1 Anthony Losurdo 1
#9 Jack Patrick 1
#37 Jesse Bearup 1

Pathfinder Bank SBS Top 10 Finishes:

#50 Dave Cliff 1
#13 Russ Brown 1
#1 Anthony Losurdo 1
#9 Jack Patrick 1
#37 Jesse Bearup 1
#54 Camden Proud 1
#27 David LaTulip 1
#77 Cameron Rowe 1
#23 Cameron Black 1
#91 Barry Kingsley 1

UP NEXT at Oswego:

Saturday, June 16 – Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s and Pathfinder Bank SBS 30 plus Autograph Night presented by Burke’s Do It Best Homecenters and Bosco & Geers.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.