OSWEGO, NY - The 50th Annual Sunoco Race of Champions event scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled for next Friday and Saturday October 13th and 14th. Weather forecasts for the Oswego area for this weekend call for cold temperatures ...
OSWEGO, NY - The 50th Annual Sunoco Race of Champions event scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled for next Friday and Saturday October 13th and 14th. Weather forecasts for the Oswego area for this weekend call for cold temperatures accompanied with rain and snow.
Teams from all over the northeast region of the country have made plans to be part of the excitement as the early entry list was the longest since the event moved to Oswego Speedway. Fifty-eight Modified teams have already entered with a field of nearly 70 expected to battle for the $10,000 top prize in the 200 lap event.
The Late Models, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Limited Super Modifieds will again be in action next weekend. The schedule will remain identical to the original schedule just one week later. Friday will see open practice and qualifying for Sportsman and Street Stocks. The Mini Stocks will run a complete program on Friday night. Pit gates will open at 12:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon.
The forecasted cold temperatures combined with precipitation would have made the weekend a miserable experience for drivers and fans. The cold racing surface would certainly make for more accidents along with a gusty wind that would leave fans very uncomfortable.
"We officially postponed the event on Thursday to help save teams and fans alike wasted travel time," stated Event Coordinator Andrew Harpell. He added, "The Sunday forecast was even worse so it left us with no window to get the event completed in a reasonable fashion. Had temperatures been warmer we would at least have a fighting chance to dry the track but the cold wouldn't be conducive for that".
For a complete list of times and additional information please log on to the official websites for Tioga and Oswego Speedways. The Tioga Speedway website can be reached at www.tiogaspeedway.com