Perley Joins Stout Contingent for Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s
Story By: Camden Proud/Oswego Speedway
Photos By: Jay Fish & Chris Burgess/RacersGuide.com
OSWEGO, NY (May 24, 2018) – Fresh off a sixth place finish in the 2017 Budweiser International Classic 200, the ‘Rowley Rocket’ Chris Perley will return to Oswego Speedway this weekend for more non-wing competition in the Vic Miller owned No. 44 on Saturday, May 26.
Perley, from Rowley, M.A., is a nine time Oswego winner in winged Supermodified competition, but has never won a non-wing main event at the ‘Steel Palace, however this year he will have a pretty good shot with select appearances in Miller’s 2016 Hawk Supermodified.
Thefourth place finish in last year’s Classic marked Perley’s best career non-wing effort at Oswego and this weekend he will have two chances to put the No. 44 back in victory lane at the ‘Big O’ after he won last year’s Jack Murphy Memorial ‘King of Wings’ event with the very same car in which he will compete with Saturday evening.
This Supermodified fan favorite joins fellow ISMA regular Dan Bowes and Dave McKnight as invaders for this weekend’s first ever running of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s.
Action at Oswego is set to get underway at 4pm this Saturday night with time trials for the Pathfinder Bank SBS and Supers before Supermodified heat races get underway first followed by SBS heats, the first Twin 50, the Tony White Memorial 35 for SBS, and the second Twin 50 for the Supermodifieds. General admission seating is just $25 and available for purchase by phoning the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646.
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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.