Oswego, NY - Persistent showers throughout the day and an 80% chance of precipitation for Saturday night forced the cancellation of the Clearview Home & Leisure / Century 21 racing activities at Oswego Speedway July 15. Next Saturday, July...
Oswego, NY - Persistent showers throughout the day and an 80% chance of precipitation for Saturday night forced the cancellation of the Clearview Home & Leisure / Century 21 racing activities at Oswego Speedway July 15. Next Saturday, July 22nd, one of the most anticipated shows of the year will be on tap at Oswego Speedway. The Dunkin' Donuts $10,000 to Win Mr. Supermodified 50, $1,000.00 to Win Mr. Limited 30 and $500.00 to Win Mr. Super Stock 20 is always a wild, action packed affair and this year should be no exception. The Doug Danger Show, due to the 3-big races on July 15, will move to the 50th Anniversary race night, Aug. 12.
As many fans know, the Mr. Supermodified event at Oswego has always produced some phenomenal racing, with incredible action and then some. Some of supermodified's top drivers have earned a place in supermodified history by winning this race.
In 1987, Gene Lee Gibson, of the famous Ohio racing family, notched the first victory in the $10,000 to win the event in the Graves house car. In a often remembered crash, race leaders Doug Heveron and Bentley Warren were eliminated from competition in a devastating crash.
Mike Muldoon won his first ever Oswego feature in 1988 taking home the $10,000 in the Joe Magari #10. Doug Heveron came back to win in 1989, piloting another Graves creation, the famous black #1. He took over the lead that year when Bentley Warren's #61 developed a brake line oil leak.
Mike Ordway is known even today as the king of the Mr. Supermodified events, being the only driver ever to win the event three times. His first came in 1990 in another Graves benefit as this time Ordway pulled the #1 into victory lane ahead of Ken Williamson, Bentley Warren and Eddie Bellinger. Ordway would become the only back-to-back winner in the history of the race when he won in 1991, again in the Graves #1. Pat Abold broke Ordway's short streak when he beat out Mike and Bentley Warren for the big check in 1992, piloting his famous #05. This was Pat's 5th win that season, incidentally, and he went on for three more earning him the 1992 track title.
Mike Ordway wasn't about to give up his proclivity for the big check, however, as he came back strong in 1993, this time in the Paul Dunigan 26, to take home the honors. Steve Gioia Jr., became the first Oswego driver to cop the title when he brought his #9 home first chased by Russ Wood and Eddie Bellinger in 1994.
Doug Didero became another new winner of the affair in 1995 while Pat Abold repeated his '92 win in 1996, only the second driver to win it more than once.
Timmy Gareau became the first of the limited super grads to take the win in 1997 followed by Didero and Abold. Mike Muldoon, ten years after his initial feature win, came back to take the $10,000 again in 1998 to become the third multi-time winner.. Newcomers Bob Goutermout and Howie Page entered the top three that year and Goutermout moved it up one spot in 1999 to take the win Nine winners have taken the title in the 13-year history of the lucrative event.
Dan Ferlito is the defending champion of the Mr. Limited Super race, which has seen Ray Graham, Andy Jodway, Tim Gareau and Scott Landers among the others in victory lane since the race's inception in 1993.
Daredevil Doug Danger has been rescheduled for Saturday night, Aug. 12. The Doug Danger Thrill Show is an action-packed performance that combines high-speed motorcycle feats of daring with Hollywood-style stunts. In 1984, Doug Danger jumped over a 3 story restaurant into Forest Lake (MA) reaching a height of 85 feet and a distance of 145 feet. Then, on June 22, 1991, Doug Danger entered the Guinness Book of World Records for a ramp to ramp motorcycle jump soaring 251 feet on a Honda CR500. Danger will perform motorcycle jumps, a quad jump, a wheelie show and the famousWall of Fire during his Oswego visit.
For those of you with Oswego Industry Family Night tickets, just redeem them at one of the ticket booths next Saturday night and they will be honored.
Saturday, July 22, gates will open at 4 pm with the first race getting underway at 6 pm. Admission prices are$14.00 for adults, $12.00 for students/seniors and $2.00 for children 12 & under. The back grandstand will be open next week, as well.