OSWEGO, NY (July 20, 2016) – National television cameras from SPEED SPORT, MAVTV, and Thomas Video Productions will be set to roll on this Saturday’s 30th annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified main event at the ‘Steel Palace’, Oswego Speedway.
This weekend’s event will mark the third taping of the season for Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV at Oswego Speedway, joining previously taped broadcasts of the Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial as well as the ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial.
The Mr. Novelis Supermodified 50-lap title event awarding $10,000 to the winner is the second richest winner’s pay day in all of Supermodified racing next to Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic 200, which usually makes for exciting racing and finishes.
Last season eventual winner Otto Sitterly dueled in dramatic fashion with current Oswego point leader Michael Barnes and former Mr. Supermodified Ray Graham to claim the $10,000 prize.
All three will be in action this weekend joined by fellow former Mr. Supermodified titlists Kody Graham and Dave Danzer.
Throw into the mix top Supermodified aces Dave Gruel, Joe Gosek, Brandon Bellinger, Pat Lavery, Mike Muldoon, Tim Jedrzejek, Dave Shullick Jr., Jeff Abold, Keith Shampine, Dan Connors Jr., and more – and veteran motorsports broadcasters Ralph Sheheen and Derek Pernesiglio, as well as former Supermodified driver and pit reporter Dan Kapuscinski, will have a host of stories to cover.
Broadcast coverage at Oswego will continue with Budweiser International Classic Weekend September 2-4.
Classic Weekend will be covered top to bottom by SPEED SPORT with coverage of the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals on Saturday, September 3, while the Budweiser International Classic 200 and Bud Light SBS Classic will each be covered on Sunday, September 4.
The Speedway’s final event of the season will be the return of the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified 250 on Saturday, September 17, announced earlier this month by SPEED SPORT and RoC officials.
SPEED SPORT, a multimedia motorsports news organization with roots dating to 1934, was built on short-track racing. The feature-based SPEED SPORT Magazine is delivered monthly while breaking news is available as soon as it happens at www.SPEEDSPORT.com, which is also where fans can register for the free “Daily presented by General Tire” that rounds up all of the major stories from the previous 24 hours.
Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV is entering its third season, with 30 one-hour shows scheduled to broadcast at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. every Thursday.
Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Oswego Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.
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.