A number of new teams have already traveled to Oswego Speedway for the 51st Annual Sunoco Race of Champions. In the Modified division Featherlite Modified Series driver Doug Meservey arrived at the speedway with hopes of making a successful...
A number of new teams have already traveled to Oswego Speedway for the 51st Annual Sunoco Race of Champions. In the Modified division Featherlite Modified Series driver Doug Meservey arrived at the speedway with hopes of making a successful return to Oswego Speedway. His only start at Oswego came in the Pro 4 division several years ago. Another new driver Brian Pack, hauled up from Walkertown, NC to try and capture the SMART Tour Modified bonus of $300. Pack has liked Oswego to this point as he drew the pole for the fourth starting heat. The pole slots for the heat races have been filled in the Sportsman Modified and Modified classes. As the top drawn numbers have been picked. The Late Model field is still wide open to any new teams that should arrive. Only four of the top ten starting numbers have been drawn out of a possible one hundred chips. The Street Stock top 28 qualifiers were locked in from last Friday's heat races with 12 remaining spots up for grabs via the two consolation events scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Any new Street Stock teams will need to start at the rear of the field in the consolation events.
Some notable Modified drivers will have to do some extraordinary driving in their heat races as they drew bad starting positions for their qualifying events. Out of a 100 draw chips (name and number they drew) Karl Hehr (80), Lee Sherwood (85), Ken Woolley (86), Danny Knoll Jr. (95) Super Modified drivers Mike Ordway and Greg Furlong will need to use their hometrack advantage well as they both drew high starting spots Furlong (91), Ordway (97). If will be entertaining to watch these hard chargers trying to make their way to the front for a qualifying spot in the 51st Annual Sunoco Race of Champions on Saturday. Heat racing begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. For more information log on to www.raceofchampions.net or call (315) 342 0646. <pre> Practice will get underway at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday in the following order: 9:15 9:30 - Street Stocks 9:30 9:50 - Sportsman Modifieds 9:50 10:10 - Late Models 10:10 10:35 - Modifieds 10:35 10:50 - NORA Limited Super Modifieds
Sportsman Modified Pole Sitters Heat 1 Car #4 Ty Hurlbut Chemung, NY Chemung Speedrome Heat 2 - Car #6 Bill Morich Horseheads, NY Chemung Speedrome Heat 3 - Car #14 Bill Hebing Ontario, NY Spencer Speedway Heat 4 - Car #27 Josh Gregg Williamson, NY Spencer Speedway Heat 5 - Car #4 Neil Hopkins West Falls, NY Holland International
Sunoco R.o.C Modified Pole Sitters Heat 1 - Car #22 Jerry Boerman Marion, NY Independent Heat 2 - Car #0 Randall Richard Rutherford, NJ Independent Heat 3 - Car #66 Tim Arre Toms River, NJ Featherlite Tour Heat 4 - Car #81 Brian Pack Walkertown, NC SMART Tour Heat 5 - Car #99 Don Staubitz West Seneca, NY Lancaster Motorsports Park Heat 6 - Car #43 Larry Havens Holland, NY Independent
51ST ANNUAL SUNOCO RACE OF CHAMPIONS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, October 12th 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Pits will be open for teams. Wrist bands can be exchanged at box office window.
Saturday, October 13th 7:30 a.m. Box office will open for wrist band exchange only! No new sales until 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Pit Gates Open for wrist band exchange and new pit admission. 9:30 a.m. Grandstand Gates Open. 9:15 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Practice in the following order: 9:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Pure/Street Stock 1 session only. 9:30 a.m. 9:50 a.m. Sportsman/Tar Car/SK 9:50 a.m. 10:10 a.m. Super Stock/Late Model 10:10 a.m. 10:35 a.m. Modified 10:35 a.m. 10:50 a.m. NORA Limited Super Modifieds 11:00 a.m. Sportsman/Tar Car/SK Super Stock/Late Model meeting. (at checkerboard on homestretch) 11:00 a.m. Modified meeting by scales. 11:30 a.m. Heats in the following order: Street Stock Consolations (2) 10 laps Sportsman/Tar Car/SK NORA Limited Super Modifieds Modified Super Stock/Late Model Sportsman/Tar Car/SK Consolation NORA Limited Super Modified Consolation Modifieds Report to Scale Area Super Stock/Late Model Consolation 1:30 p.m. *Pure/Street Stock Feature (75) (cautions count) Two Modified Consolation Events 2:30 p.m. 2:55 p.m. Pits open to remove cars and equipment. 3:00 p.m. *NORA Limited Super Modified Feature (40) *Sportsman/Tar Car/SK Feature (50) *Super Stock/Late Model (50) 6:00 p.m. Award Ceremonies. 6:30 p.m. Modifieds to be staged on homestretch. 6:45 p.m. Modified Driver Introductions. 7:10 p.m. Modified Sunoco Race of Champions 200.
* wrist bands must be exchanged for new pit wrist bands and participant must sign in on pit sheet again. ** no cash refunds. Wrist bands may be transferred to new participant but all 10/13/01 participants must have the new wrist band and re-sign in for pit admission *** Modified 200 is tentatively set for 7:10 p.m. but will be moved up earlier if schedule allows.