Dave Shullick Jr. wins Oswego Speedway 70th opener


Oswego Speedway opened its 70th season on Saturday night and Dave Shullick Jr. claimed a convincing victory in the 50-lap main event for the supermodified.

Shullick started ninth in the starting field of 24 cars. In the first half of the event, Mike McVetta Dave Danzer and Michael Barnes each took turns in the lead. But in the second half, Shullick took first place and moved aside for a dominant lead of a half-turn to the controllers.

Shullick is a 39 year old second generation runner from North Ridgeville, Ohio. He drives a team car with Keith Shampine for owner Chris Osetek. Osetek designed, built and maintained both supers. Shullick’s victory was his 17th career supermodified victory at Oswego and he picked up a check for $ 2,000 for his efforts.

Barnes was far second in the ladies, followed by Doug Didero, Otto Sitterly, Dave Danzer, Jeff Abold, Dan Connors, Tim Snyder, Alison Sload and Brandon Bellinger.


Dan Kapuscinski has worked at Oswego Speedway in the public relations and advertising arena and for the past 20 years has occasionally gotten involved in driving super and super small blocks without winning a feature film.

It all came to an end in the small block of 30 laps when the Fulton rider claimed that very first victory over Oswego. The win was worth $ 600, and Andrew Schartner and Bryan Haynes finished second and third.

The 25-lap super feature of 350 saw Mike Netishen ride into town from Auburn, New Hampshire, and walk away with a winning check for $ 900.


After his disappointing arrival at Friday night’s NASCAR Truck Series event in Darlington, Stewart Friesen returned to the friendly limits of Fonda Speedway and racked up his 70th career triumph on this half-mile fairground oval .

It was the 10th feature film victory in 17 outings this year for his modified team Halmar Racing. Bobby Varin was far behind, followed by Mike Mahaney, Craig Hanson and Ronnie Johnson.

Billy Decker and Larry Wight won modified games on Saturday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

Friday night’s rain from the World of Outlaws / USAC 410 sprint car at Eldora, Ohio Speedway forced a day / night double on Saturday.

Brent Marks (WoO) and Robert Ballou (USAC) won the afternoon game, and Sheldon Haudenschild and Tyler Courtney won the nighttime show. The Lebanon Valley and Land of Legends expressways have both been rainy.


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