OSWEGO, NY – In a recent announcement, Bobby Santos III has been tabbed to pilot Ray Graham’s all-new LFR Chassis Modified in Oswego Speedway’s 75-lap Race of Champions Modified Richie Evans Memorial on Saturday, May 9, presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press.
Santos, a former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, competed at Oswego Speedway twice last season in Supermodified action, finishing fourth in the prestigious Budweiser International Classic 200.
So far in 2015, Santos has finishes of third and eleventh in the first two NASCAR tour events of the season.
Car owner Graham stated that Novelis Supermodified action will be his prime focus in 2015, and he wanted to take nothing from that effort this season.
“We made a lot of changes to my Supermodified last season, and I really want to focus totally on that effort this season,” said Graham. “I do not want to cut my Supermodified effort short this year, so who better to put in the car than Bobby (Santos)?”
LFR Chassis founder Rob Fuller, a 25-year veteran of the sport based in Mooresville, NC, echoes Graham’s thoughts.
“We’re looking forward to having Bobby drive this new car,” said Fuller. “It is always a positive to have someone of his caliber at the wheel. We have had great feedback with our new cars, and Bobby’s input will certainly go a long way.”
LFR Chassis has been on a tear as of late, earning their first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory just weeks ago at the Thompson International Speedway Icebreaker, with Doug Coby at the wheel.
Between Coby and Ron Silk, LFR Chassis was fastest in practice, won the pole and led every lap of the Icebreaker 150.
“We have high expectations for our race cars,” said Fuller. “We would love to come up to Oswego, lead every lap and win the race. Realistically though we are just looking for more positive feedback and to learn the American Racer Tire. We have never had an LFR Chassis Modified on American Racers before.”
LFR Chassis, founded in 2014, takes pride in building cutting edge racecar chassis for both Modified and Late Model competitors. Daily operations are overseen by former NASCAR crew chief Tony Eury Jr., who spent time on the pit box for Dale Earnhardt Incorporated, Hendrick Motorsports, and JR Motorsports.
The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified tour kicks off on Sunday, May 3 at Chemung Speedrome and will move to Oswego for their second event of the season next Saturday, May 9, with Santos and LFR now in the line-up.
Next Saturday’s racing at Oswego will be the 65th annual opening night at the ‘Steel Palace’ featuring the lid lifters for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the RoC Modified Richie Evans Memorial.
Pit gates will open on May 9 at 11:30 a.m. with practice getting underway at 1:30 p.m. Time trials for Supermodifieds and SBS will be held at 4 p.m., with the first heat race of the season going green at 5 p.m.
General admission for the 65th annual opening night celebration will be $25, reserved seating $35, and pit admission $40.
Kids 16 and under with paid adult and active military with I.D. are free.
The Speedway will also hold an open practice session on Saturday, May 2 from 1-5 p.m. The practice is open to all cars competing at Oswego in 2015, with admission to the grandstands being free.
For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.
-Race of Champions Press Release. Photo Credit: Speed51.com photo