The complete “Twin Feature” schedule of events at the Oswego Speedway for August 21st first was not able to be completed. Subsequently, the Oswego Speedway has announced a credit on tickets for Classic Weekend for all grandstand and pit fans that purchased a ticket for the shortened event.
After a rain storm hit the area at about the time practice ended, it was decided to wait out the only rain system that showed up on the weather radar and see if the track could be dried and hope that no more pop-up showers would appear.
After an extensive effort by track personnel, push truck drivers and race team tow vehicles, the track did dry out and a window of approximately two hours of no rain appeared to be what was available for racing competition.
Drivers were then told that the heat races would be canceled and that four feature events, two in each division, would be run. The first features would handicap the top twelve cars and positions thirteen on back would be based on the point standings. The second features were to be a re-draw for the top twelve starting spots for the top twelve drivers from the first features. Positions thirteen on back would again be set from the updated point standings.
Tim Barbeau, suffering from one of his worst seasons, was able to pick up the win in the first PathFinder Bank SBS “Twin 20”. Mike Bond gained ground on Dave Cliff in the drivers point standings with a second place finish. A late race spin by Brian Sobus would prove to be crucial in the owners point standings for Sobus.
Joe Gosek made a late race pass on Pat Lavery and was awarded the Novelis Supermodified “Twin 30” win when the race could not be finished. The track’s power generator interrupted the racing action twice in the feature as the lights around the racing surface went dark. The generator, which was repaired and tested after a failure on July 31st, suffered an un-related issue according to two electricians on the scene who were involved with the July 31st repair.
The end of racing for the night ended the point races for 2010. Otto Sitterly picked up his third consecutive Novelis Supermodified Track Championship and fourth in five years. His car owner, John Nicotra, also picked up his third consecutive “Owners Championship”.
Dave Cliff picked up his first PathFinder Bank SBS Track Championship. The late race spin by Brian Sobus, coupled with the second place finish by Mike Bond gave Bond’s car owner, Terry Solazzo, the “Owners Championship” by two points over Sobus Racing. Cliff finished in third in owners points as he was forced to run his back-up car on opening night.
The fans that waited out the track drying that only got to see two feature races will be rewarded with discounts on ticket purchase on Classic Weekend.
All fans that have a “17 and Over” adult grandstand ticket with “$20” printed on it will be able to treat that as a $10 gift certificate towards the purchase of any grandstand ticket on Saturday or Sunday of Classic Weekend. For those fans that already have tickets for both days, they can use that credit towards their 2011 advanced sale Classic Weekend ticket purchase.
All fans that have a “6 to 16” child grandstand ticket with “$4” printed on it will be able to treat that as a $4 gift certificate towards the purchase of any grandstand ticket on Saturday or Sunday of Classic Weekend.
All fans that have a “Pits” infield ticket with “$35” printed on it will be able to treat that as a $10 gift certificate towards the purchase of any pit pass for Friday, Saturday or Sunday of Classic Weekend or even a three day pit pass.
No other tickets from August 21st will have any credit value. Fans that received free admission as Oswego Speedway guests, in the stands, pits or tower, and anyone with a ticket that has a value of “$0” printed on it will not be able to redeem those tickets for any credit. Season Pass holders for the grandstands and the pit area also will not have any credit available to them. Season passes are priced with one free race built in and the two cancelled fetures on August 21st were the only races that season pass holders missed out on for 2010.
Fans simply need to present their $10, $4, or $35 tickets from August 21st when purchasing Classic Weekend tickets to get the discounts.