NBCSN Returns to Broadcast NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ‘Toyota Mod Classic’ at Oswego
Story By: Camden Proud/Oswego Speedway
Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com
OSWEGO, NY (March 8, 2018) – For the fifth year in a row, national television coverage will be back at Oswego Speedway as the NBC Sports Network is set to return on Bud Classic Weekend to broadcast the third running of the Toyota Mod Classic 150 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour set for Saturday, September 1.
“We are very happy to welcome back NASCAR and NBC to Oswego Speedway,” said public relations director Camden Proud. “Couple NBCSN coverage of the NWMT show along with the International Classic on SPEED SPORT, these tremendous platforms only allow us to spread the word even further about one of short track racings crown jewels; Classic Weekend at Oswego.”
As done in 2017, this year’s Toyota Mod Classic 150 will not be aired live, with tape delay viewing of the broadcast available on NBCSN five days later on Thursday, September 6th at 6pm eastern time. The ground pounding action will be available on national airwaves to those with any network carrying NBC Sports. This includes DIRECtv, Dish, Spectrum, and more. Check your local listings for channel information.
Last September, NASCAR star Ryan Preece drove to an emotional first career Oswego checkered flag after finding his way by local standout Matt Hirschman for the top spot shortly after lap 100. Each of these drivers are expected back this Labor Day Weekend, along with Justin Bonsignore, Doug Coby, Rowan Pennink, Timmy Solomito, and the rest of the stars and cars of the NWMT.
Classic Weekend runs from Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2 in 2018, with Friday featuring ‘Pole Day’ time trials for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS. Saturday will see the return of the NWMT 150 alongside the 24th annual ISMA Supernationals 60 for the Winged Supermodifieds. The weekend closes on Sunday with the first ever appearance of the 350 SMAC Supermodifieds in a 35-lap main event, the Pathfinder Bank SBS Bud Light Classic 75, and of course the Budweiser International Classic 200 for the Novelis Supermodifieds. To purchase tickets for Classic Weekend, please call (315)-342-0646.
Oswego Speedway kicks off its 2018 campaign on Saturday, May 26 which will see the track’s 68th annual Opening Day set to include Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds plus the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS.
Season tickets, camping passes, and more are all on sale as part of Oswego Speedway’s 2018 schedule of events. These items can be picked up and purchased in the speedway office from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays when the track operates on winter hours.
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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.