Oswego, N.Y. – The 66th Annual Race of Champions will conclude an exciting 2016 season for the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco this Saturday, October 29 at Oswego Speedway. It will also be the final time for race fans to see asphalt modifieds compete in New York during the 2016 racing season. Orchard Park, N.Y.’s, Patrick Emerling and Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., have engaged in a battle for the top spot throughout the season and with just 250-laps remaining in the season and only 70-points separating them. It will also be time to present one of the most-prized possessions in this sport, the Al Gerber Memorial Trophy, which goes to the winner of the Race of Champions 250.
Emerling has never won the Race of Champions, while Hossfeld is looking to etch his name on the trophy for a fourth time and further establish himself as one of the elite drivers in asphalt modified racing.
Hossfeld and Emerling lead a star-studded field into Saturday’s 250-lap grind at Oswego. Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., Austin Kochensash of Danielsville, Pa., and Andy Jankowiak of North Tonawanda, N.Y., earned guaranteed starting positions for the event. When they pull into the historic Oswego Speedway pit area on Saturday, October 29, they will be joined by Ryan Preece of Berlin, Conn., who is currently a regular in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the 2013 NASCAR Modified Tour champion and a guaranteed starter in the 66th Annual Race of Champions after he earned a victory last season in the Turkey Derby at Wall Stadium, one of six events where drivers could earn guaranteed starting positions for the event.
The winner of the Race of Champions 250 will also become a guaranteed starter in the North-South Shootout at Concord (N.C.) Speedway on November 3-5.
The Super Stock All-Star, Small Block Supermodifieds and the Classic Asphalt Modified Series will also take to the track for asphalt racings final party in 2016 at Oswego Speedway.
$5 discount coupons toward the purchase of any ticket have been placed throughout the region for fans to receive an additional discount off the reduced price of the ticket for the event.
$5 discount coupons are available throughout the region, including the Oswego Speedway box office; Lighthouse Lanes; Cam’s Pizzeria; A&P Automotive; Burger King; Dunkin’ Donuts; the Holiday Inn Express; the Knight’s Inn; Quality Inn; Best Western and the Press Box Restaurant all in Oswego as well as select Sunoco locations throughout Central New York and Ontario County. Additional locations for $5 discount coupons are; Roger Phelps Used Cars in Phoenix, N.Y.; Mr. Auto Parts in Ontario, N.Y.; Wilbert’s U-Pull It in Williamson, N.Y.; the Red Roof Inn in Fulton, N.Y.; Airport Collision and Airport Truck and Auto in Cheektowaga, N.Y.; Jerry Gradl Motors in North Tonawanda, N.Y.; Vicari’s Pizzeria in Ontario, N.Y.; Rite Aid in Wolcott, N.Y.
Where: Oswego Speedway, Oswego, N.Y.
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Directions: The track is located at 300 E. Albany Street in Oswego, N.Y., just off of NY Route 104. 35 minutes North of Syracuse near the shores of Lake Ontario.
What: The 66th Annual Race of Champions Weekend. The Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco 66th Annual Race of Champions 250, the Super Stock “All-Star”; Small Block Supermodifieds.
More Information: www.oswegospeedway.com/ (Track Phone: 315.342.0646) / www.rocmodifiedseries.com
-Race of Champions Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com/MoJo Photos