Legends to visit Oswego Speedway

Many of the legends of stock car and supermodified racing will be at Oswego Speedway¹s Golden Anniversary Celebration next weekend, August 11 & 12. Fifty years ago this week, the 1/3 mile dirt oval opened its doors to a capacity crowd. Over the...

Many of the legends of stock car and supermodified racing will be at Oswego Speedway¹s Golden Anniversary Celebration next weekend, August 11 & 12. Fifty years ago this week, the 1/3 mile dirt oval opened its doors to a capacity crowd. Over the decades hundreds of racers would test their talents on the famous lakeside track.

Four local guys competed at Oswego Speedway for a combined 100 plus years - Nolan Swift, Irish Jack Murphy, Ronnie Wallace and Jimmy Shampine. Swift, of Camillus, Murphy of Baldwinsville, and Wallace from Fulton competed at Oswego in the early stocks and successfully made the transition to the supermodifieds in the early 1960¹s. Shampine was just starting his career at that time, but would eventually become the winningest driver in the history of the track.

Swift, Murphy and Wallace, along with Shampine¹s widow, Leona Shampine Barnett will attend the weekend festivities, which include a press luncheon, parade through downtown Oswego and Party in the Pits on Friday night. On Saturday night, a full racing card of supermodified, limited supermodified and super stock racing will start at 6:00pm. And the admission price will be the same as it was on August 10, 1951 - $1.60 for Adults, Senior Citizens and Students and just 25¢ for kids. For tickets and additional info: call (315) 342-0646 or visit our website: http://oswegospeedway.com.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Jack Murphy