Oswego, NY . . . Due to the inclement weather which rolled into the Oswego area overnight, the Coca-Cola Kickoff at Oswego Speedway has been postponed to next Saturday, May 19th. This marks the 5th time in six years that the Speedway has been...
Oswego, NY . . . Due to the inclement weather which rolled into the Oswego area overnight, the Coca-Cola Kickoff at Oswego Speedway has been postponed to next Saturday, May 19th. This marks the 5th time in six years that the Speedway has been unable to run its opening day event as scheduled.
According to Oswego promoter Romey Caruso, "The National Weather Service is calling for scattered showers with 15 mph winds through 5 pm today. Eventual clearing sometime Saturday evening is likely, but the wind chill factor will make temperatures feel like its close to freezing.
"It's senseless to make those fans who are devoted enough to attend suffer through cold, windy conditions when there is a built in rain date for just this type of situation. In addition, this inclement weather presents less than ideal conditions for the competitors. A green track coupled with cold temperatures could make for a long night of racing with multiple cautions and little passing.
"With respect to the live racing broadcasts on television, that does not enter into our decision making whatsoever. The "fans" that choose to sit in front of their TV set instead of going to a local track, whether it's Oswego or any place else, are unknowingly contributing to the demise of short track racing in the country, and we're certainly not going to accommodate them."
The schedule for next Saturday, May 19th is the same with gates opening at 4 pm and race time at 6 pm. The program is also the same with a full slate of qualifiers plus a 45 lap supermodified feature, a 25 lap limited super feature and a 20 lap super stock main. Admission prices are Adults - $12.00,
Students/Seniors - $10.00 and Children 12 & under - $2.00. For more information call the Speedway Box Office, Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 4 pm at (315) 342-0646.