Oswego, NY — After twenty-two years of hosting the premier short track, short race, the “Mr. Novelis Supermodified” event, the Oswego Speedway doubles up with two “$10,000 to Win” feature races in 2009. The annual “Mr. Novelis Supermodified” scheduled for Saturday August 1st will be joined by the first ever “King of Wings” event on Saturday July 11th. A win in both events by the same driver will trigger a bonus that will double his payday from $20,000 to a cool $40,000.
The hot July racing season will kick into full gear for the winged supermodifieds when they make their annual Tuesday night visit to Stafford Speedway in Connecticut on July 7th and end the week with a new Sunday afternoon date at Cayuga Speedway in Canada on July 12th. It is a newly scheduled race at the Oswego Speedway, in between these two events, that will have the winged supermodified fans and competitors talking right up until race day.
The July 11th date was tentatively set up as an MSA/Oswego Wing 40 lap feature race. It will now be a 50 lap $10,000 to win race. All MSA teams are expected to join the Oswego regulars, as this is part of the MSA/Oswego Wing Series. Many top ISMA teams and fans on their way from Stafford to Cayuga are expected as well to compete in and watch this giant payday for winged supermodifieds.
Sponsors of the “King of Wings” event are Burkes Do-It Best Home Centers, Community Bank, N.A. and AT&T. The AT&T sponsorship is a unique “Rollover Bonus” that will be triggered if the driver that wins the “King of Wings” race on July 11th comes back and wins the “Mr. Novelis Supermodified” race on August 1st. If the same driver does complete the sweep, his first place checks of $10,000 for each win will be doubled, creating a payday of $40,000 for the two wins. The additional “Rollover Bonus” will be paid directly to the driver and not to the car owner. This will allow the winning “King of Wings” driver to shop for a ride, if he needs to, for the “Mr. Novelis Supermodified” race, as he will be the only driver running for $30,000 to win on August 1st. Pre-registration announcements for these races will be forthcoming.
The $10,000 to win Burkes, Community Bank and AT&T “King of Wings” race will start a maximum of twenty eight cars and the $10,000 to win “Mr. Novelis Supermodified” race will start a maximum of twenty four cars. These two races will be the signature winged and non-wing supermodified races for the 2009 season offering up the largest single day winner’s purse in supermodified history of $30,000 on August 1st.
The weekend of July 10th and 11th at the Oswego Speedway will take on the life of a mini Classic Weekend with the WSEN Super Cruise and Party in the Pits on Friday night and the Days Inn & Scottish Inn Old Timers Reunion on Saturday morning. There will be plenty of free camping on the grounds of the Oswego Speedway. For out of town visitors with an Old Timers Reunion ticket, Days Inn & Scottish Inn will offer a special $45 room rate on Friday night. The back grandstands will be open for the “King of Wings” event as this is expected to be a “must see” winged supermodified event for the ages. An earlier than normal practice session start time will allow all teams to fine tune their race cars for the big $10,000 first place check.
Mother Nature will not spoil the fun for these two big 50 lap “$10,000 to Win” events. The rain date for the July 11th “King of Wings” will be Friday night of Classic Weekend. The rain date for the August 1st “Mr. Novelis Supermodified” will be Saturday August 8th.
For more information, visit www.oswegospeedway.com.
Sources: ISMA PR