Oswego Speedway road construction detours

Small detour needed to get to Oswego Speedway this season. Oswego, NY - Oswego Speedway has hit a road block this season - not a major one, but an slight inconvenience just the same. When the doors open for practice on Saturday, May 4, one of...

Small detour needed to get to Oswego Speedway this season.

Oswego, NY - Oswego Speedway has hit a road block this season - not a major one, but an slight inconvenience just the same. When the doors open for practice on Saturday, May 4, one of the major entry roads to the famed 5/8th's mile asphalt oval will be closed. As a matter of fact, it's closed as of this writing. Those fans and competitors who come from the west up East Albany Street will find the bridge just before the speedway closed and it will remain unaccessible to vehicular traffic all season long with much needed repairs taking place until November 2002.

So, for those of you who come that way, plan on making a detour. You can go to Route 104 East and turn onto Jim Shampine Drive, making a left toward the speedway entrance. Or, stay on Route 104, heading east, turning right just past Burritt Motors onto City Line Road. The first right off City Line Road is East Albany St. Proceed up the hill to the speedway. A third entry may be made by taking East 10th Street to Hall Road. Head East on Hall Road until City Line Road (about a mile and a half past Bosco and Geers). The first left off City Line will be E. Albany Street. Competitors hauling long trailers will probably find the City Line route into the Speedway the best bet.

The Oswego Speedway management is excited about their 2002 schedule and it is hoped this little traffic detour will not dampen the fan or competitor spirit.

The track opens its 52nd season of Saturday night racing on May 11 with the C&B Farm Market-Piggers Liquor-Coca Cola Kickoff Super 45. Limited supers and super stocks join the supermodifieds. The second big show in May is the annual Jim Shampine Memorial May 25, finding the winged ISMA supers and the non-winged supers each running a 50 lap event, accompanied by the limited supers and super stocks. This exciting event has been a "must see" for the last few years and this year should be no different.

Many other specials dot the program, including Kids Night on June 15, the rock'em, sock'em Demo Derby on June 29, Fireworks on July 6, the Mr. Supermodified, Mr. Limited Super and Mr. Super Stock trio on July 20, the Race of Champions Modified qualifier (Aug. 3), the Anniversary Night on August 10 and Twin 30's on August 17. The culmination of the season is the big Budweiser Classic Weekend, August 30-Sept. 1. Also in September this year is the 52nd annual Race of Champions with a scheduled appearance by Winston Cup super star Tony Stewart Sept. 21.

There's much more in store so plan on being at the Oswego Speedway for this exciting season of great racing! For further information, a brochure and/or schedule card, call 315-342-0646 or write PO Box 3043, Oswego, NY 13126. Or visit us online at oswegospeedway.com.

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