Beginning with Oswego Speedway’s Season Opener on May 25, the track’s safety lighting will be replaced with state of the art, LED lights created by the team at Whelen Engineering. It will mark the first time in decades that the track’s safety lighting system has been upgraded entirely.
“We’re excited to have Whelen onboard as the official safety lighting supplier of the Oswego Speedway,” said track owner, John Torrese. “We’ve had intentions of upgrading our lighting system for several years now and thankfully Whelen Engineering was the perfect fit for us.”
Whelen Engineering, headquartered in Chester, CT, is a global leader in the lighting industry having been trusted to perform since its beginnings in the early 1950’s.
Whelen designs and manufactures reliable and powerful warning lights, white illuminating lighting, sirens, controllers, and high powered warning systems for automotive, aviation, and mass notification industries around the world.
Initially founded in a garage in Deep River, Connecticut, Whelen now boasts two world class facilities in the New England region and employs the largest design staff in the lighting industry at over 1,500 employees.
Whelen’s Motorsports industry is also partnered with NASCAR as its ‘officially licensed warning lights.’ It is the presenting sponsor of the NASCAR Modified Tour, which will return to Oswego on Budweiser International Classic Weekend, Saturday, August 31.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s Toyota Modified Classic 150 will again be presented by McDonald’s in 2019, with the stars and cars of NASCAR’s premiere regional touring series now converging in a search for $12,000 under Oswego’s all new Whelen Lights.
For more information on the Whelen Engineering Company, fans are encouraged to visit Whelen.com. Whelen also has a strong presence on social media with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram accounts.
Oswego Speedway’s 69th season of racing opens on Saturday, May 25 with Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for the Novelis Supermodifieds plus the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS and a full program for the 350 Supers.
Tickets for 2019 events, including Budweiser International Classic Weekend, are available for purchase by phoning the track box office at (315)-342-0646 or sending an email to Paul Conzone at [email protected]
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About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.