Friday, 22 August 2014 00:00

Big Cash Distributed to Leaders at Budweiser International Classic 200

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Bob Bond leads the Classic pack in 2013. Bond won the 2013 Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway and with it claimed several dollars in lap money.  Bond hopes to do the same in 2014. Bob Bond leads the Classic pack in 2013. Bond won the 2013 Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway and with it claimed several dollars in lap money. Bond hopes to do the same in 2014. Bill Taylor photo

     At the conclusion of the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds on Sunday, Aug. 31, a total of $6,900 in lap money will be distributed to lap leaders of the richest and most prestigious event in Supermodified racing.

     Each year, Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame member Jim Liccardi works to sell lap sponsorships in memory of or supporting Oswego Speedway competitors. 

     Each lap of the Budweiser International Classic 200 is worth at least $25 to the leader, and in some cases considerably more, as several bonus laps were sold for this year’s running of the Classic.

     Laps 81 and 122 will be important laps to lead in this year’s Classic as Doug & Sherry Heveron have posted $500 to lead each lap in memory of Tom & Gail Heveron.  The Heverons have been a staple family in the history of Oswego Speedway as Tom owned several Supermodifieds piloted by his son Doug as well as Bentley Warren.

     Tom Heveron recently passed away and the Heveron family has graciously posted each bonus in the memory of both Tom & Gail.

     The Trenca Family and Burritt Chevrolet also owns each respective lap, meaning a total of $525 will be paid to lead laps 81 and 122.

     Other bonus laps include laps 25, 75, 125, and 175 in memory of Brad Livesey from Rudy’s Lakeside in Oswego.  Each of those four laps will pay a minimum of $100 to the race leader.

     This year’s lap sponsorships are just a part of the over $100,000 in cash and contingencies that will be posted during this year’s 58th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200. 

     Individual seating is available for all three days of Budweiser International Classic Weekend, with three day ticket packages also available.

     Three day general admission seating is $105, with three day reserved seating set at $115, and three day pit passes for $125.

     Kids 5 and under are free throughout all of Budweiser International Classic Weekend with three day child admission for kids 6-16 available for only $35.

     Budweiser International Classic Weekend will kick-off on Friday, August 29 with Corr/Pak Merchandising ‘Fast Friday’ featuring Budweiser International Classic ‘Fast 14’ Novelis Supermodified time trials, Bud Light SBS Classic ‘Super 6’ Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super time trials, and the RoC Modified 100. 

     A full day of practice begins on Friday at 11:30 a.m. with Small Block Super ‘Super 6’ time trials hitting the Speedway at 6 p.m. followed immediately by Supermodified ‘Fast 14’ time trials at 6:30 p.m.

     Classic Weekend’s Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ will feature the final round of the ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series with the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals, as well as the Bud Light SBS Classic 75, and the ATQMRA TQ Midget Classic.

     Grandstands open at 3 p.m. on Saturday with qualifying getting underway at 5 p.m.

     Budweiser International ‘Classic Sunday’ will see grandstand gates open at 9:30 a.m. and second round Supermodified time trials take to the Speedway at noon. 

     The 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 is expected to take the green flag at 3 p.m.

     To purchase tickets for Budweiser International Classic Weekend and the 58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200, call the Speedway’s box office today at (315) 342-0646.

     The Speedway’s box office will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each week day leading up to Classic Weekend for ticket sales.

 

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