Classic Weekend Revs Up Thursday at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (August 26, 2013) – Budweiser International Classic Weekend officially kicks-off at Oswego Speedway on Thursday with the annual Classic Cruise-In and Party in the Pits and Oswego Kartway Classic.

The Classic Weekend Cruise-In and Party in the Pits has become a tradition at the ‘Steel Palace,’ serving as the lid lifter to a tremendous weekend of racing featuring hundreds of classic cars and hot rods. Several awards will be presented throughout the night including Best in Show, Best Truck, Best Flames, Best Muscle Car, Best Motorcycle, Best Foreign Car, and Best Street Rod.

Thursday’s party will get underway at 5pm featuring music from Ron Gray’s Millennium Music, which will carry the party well into the evening.

Beginning at 6pm on Thursday the Oswego Kartway will be in action behind the Speedway with the running of the 7th annual Oswego Kartway Classic.

Eleven different divisions of flat kart racing will be in action with drivers varying in age from 5-65 as they all compete for the right to be Classic Champions.

Time trials for the Kartway Classic will begin at 7pm with main events to follow.

Spectator admission for the Kartway Classic is only $5 per car load and as always a full concession stand will be in service.

Budweiser International Classic Week runs from August 28-September 1 with the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified 100 joining ‘Fast 14’ Supermodified time trials on August 30.  Supermodified time trials will begin on August 30 at 6:15pm.

The August 31 line-up features the final round of the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA SuperSeries with the Bud Light ISMA SuperNationals 60, the Bud Light SBS Classic 75, and the ATQMRA TQ Midget Classic. Race time on Saturday, August 31 is 5pm.

Second round Supermodified time trials, the Bud Light B-Main, and the Budweiser International Classic 200 will all take place on Sunday, September 1.  Round two time trials will take the green at noon with the International Classic scheduled to take the green at approximately 3pm.

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About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.