By Danny Kapuscinski
OSWEGO, NY (November 23, 2015) – For the second consecutive year Oswego Speedway’s prestigious Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds will air nationally on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV this Thursday, November 26 at 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The one hour broadcast, featuring the world’s most unique open-wheel short track racecars and the richest race in the world of Supermodified racing, will display 34 of the best open-wheel drivers in the country battling for 200-laps and a total purse of over $100,000.
The 59th annual International Classic broadcast will be led in the analyst’s booth by motorsports broadcasting veterans Ralph Sheheen and Derek Pernesiglio.
Oswego Speedway Public Relations Director and former Novelis Supermodified driver Dan Kapuscinski, who finished 5th in the 2006 edition of the International Classic, will provide insight and reports from pit lane.
“The Classic at Oswego is one of the richest traditions in open-wheel racing,” said Kapuscinski. “Often referred to as the Indianapolis 500 of short track racing, drivers like Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, Davey Hamilton, Sam Sessions, and Gordon Johncock all took on Oswego’s Classic before heading to the Brickyard. There is no race in the world quite like the Classic, and we are pleased to again bring this exciting event to a national audience with everyone from Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT and MAVTV.”
Top Supermodified racers Michael Barnes and Dave Danzer will lead the International Classic field to the green in Thursday night’s broadcast after time trialing on the front row of the 200 ahead of former Classic champions and Supermodified veterans Otto Sitterly, Bob Bond, Tim Snyder, Hamilton, and Gosek.
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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.