Oswego Speedway to Host Racing for Ronald McDonald House Walk

OSWEGO, NY (May 29, 2013) – Oswego Speedway will play host to the second annual Racing for Ronald McDonald House Walk on Saturday, June 8 beginning at 8:30am.

All proceeds from the charity walk will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY, based in Syracuse, NY, is a safe and comfortable place where families whose children are hospitalized in Central New York with serious and sometimes terminal illnesses can find relief just around the corner.  RMHC of CNY gives these families, who often suffer great financial burden due to expenses needed to tend to the medical needs of their child, a place to stay.

Since opening their doors in 1982, more than 17,000 families have found comfort and hope at the Ronald McDonald House in Syracuse.

The track walk is open to individual participants and teams.  At check-in each walker will be provided a lap sheet to keep track of their own laps; while awards will be given for completion of the most laps, participants looking to have a leisurely walk and not record laps are welcome to do so.

Refreshments will be made available throughout the race and participants can take breaks at any time.

Participants can register online at www.oswegospeedway.com by clicking on the Racing for Ronald McDonald House link on the left side of the page.  Completed registration forms can be mailed to Oswego Speedway with payment at 300 E. Albany St., Oswego, NY 13126.

All team members must pay a $20 registration fee.  Checks must be made payable to Racing for Ronald McDonald House.

Registration and pledge forms, as well as a full schedule of events are located at www.oswegospeedway.com.

At the conclusion of the track walk there will also be a charity kickball match on the Speedway grounds between ISMA and Oswego Speedway car owners and drivers.  Admission to the kickball match is free and the team that earns the most money in their donation boxes will be declared as the winner.

Event organizers would like to thank the following companies for their support:

Burke’s Home Centers, C’s Farm Market and Beverage Center, Coca-Cola, Eagle Beverage, Gioia Signs, Hill & Markes, Inkspot, International Supermodified Association, JB Sign Co., KDP Townhouses, Oswego Speedway, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, McDonald’s, Slice N’ Go Deli, Staples, and Top Stitch.

A full night of racing at Oswego Speedway will follow the walk beginning at 6:30pm.  The night’s racing will feature the second round of the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA SuperSeries with a 50-lap ISMA Supermodified main event and a 35-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS series feature.

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To purchase tickets for the 2013 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

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.