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Did you ever want to get in a fire-breathing supermodified, but knew you didn’t have the money, skill, knowledge…or guts to drive one? It’s always been the fantasy of many to roar around the steel palace in a supermodified, but not many of us have the thirty to seventy grand to put out to live that dream.
Now you don’t need it!
Coming this summer to Oswego Speedway, speedway management has acquired a two seat supermodified, formerly owned by Davey Hamilton, for promotion and RACING! For just a little a hundred bucks, you will have the opportunity to get the thrill of your life, on Saturdays, and other select dates.
The two packages available will cost $120 for three hair-raising laps, or $150 for five terrifying laps around the famed steel palace. The smaller package includes two general admission tickets for the night’s events, and the bigger package bumps you up to three VIP tickets. Most ride-alongs will take place on Saturday afternoon before the races, and will be limited to a maximum of probably ten riders. A helmet and fire suit will be provided, and you must be 15 years old to ride. Mid-week group / corporate packages will also be available and customized to your group.
This unique creation has been used on the west coast for promotion and excitement for the division. The passenger sits directly behind the driver, for maximum thrill, and vision of what’s happening. The car will be used mostly WITH a wing, for ultimate stability - and SPEED! The car is currently at Joey Hawksby’s shop, and comes race-ready. Of course the car will be completely gone through prior to turning any laps, for maximum safety. But this is a REAL supermodified - something very few people in this world get to cruise.
The first official outing for the 2-seater could be next Sunday, November 15th, at Stephen Gioia III’s fundraiser, at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego, N.Y. It would be a great time to help out the injured driver, as well as check out what may be the coolest supermodified ever. The $10 pork dinner starts at noon, and will help out with Stephen’s medical expenses and long recovery after seriously injuring both legs during this year’s Classic Weekend. A ride will be raffled off as part of the fundraiser.
The car will also be on display in the Oswego Speedway booth at the National Parts Peddler show at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse N.Y, coming up on November 20-22. “Show special” packages will be available at a discounted rate of $100 or $125. (Limited availability.)
And if you really can’t even wait that long to see this, I’ll let you in on a secret… the car will be at Oswego Speedway next Monday for pictures, so if you go there and act like you know what you’re doing, I’m sure you can have a peek at it. But you didn’t hear that from me….
Now for the coolest fantasy part of this deal…
How would you like to ride around Oswego Speedway with your favorite driver from the past or present? A “Ride with the Legends” program would be amazing! Maybe for an additional charge, perhaps you could get a ride with Bentley Warren? Davey Hamilton? Steve Gioia Jr.? Greg Furlong? J.J. Andrews (just kidding!). Or how about Doug Heveron?
Nothing like this has been planned yet, but I am sure that some drivers will be approached by speedway management about taking some lucky fans around the speedway. Extra proceeds would be for charitable contributions to cancer related charities, I’m told. It’s still early in the planning, but I bet any of those legends, and many more would consider something this fun - and helpful. This could happen Friday night of Classic Weekend, so start working up your nerve now.
What could be more exhilarating than a ride around Oswego Speedway, at speed, without the worries of keeping it off the wall, or the expense of building / owning the car?
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As a driver/owner in the Limited Supermodified division, JJ Andrews covers mostly Oswego Speedway events, from a driver's point of view.