A joint venture between the International Supermodified Association, Oswego Speedway, and Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions – the TCCS award ceremony will bring ISMA and Oswego competitor’s together one more time to finish the 2017 campaign.
“With the ISMA and Oswego banquets usually just a week or two apart it made sense to gather everyone at Turning Stone so the ISMA contingent did not have to travel to New York State twice in a three week period,” said Dan Kapuscinski, TCCS promoter. “Banquet time is a great time. I have enjoyed hosting each of these banquets for the last several years, and this year’s ISMA celebration will have a nice added bonus with the TCCS purse and trophies being presented. I’m looking forward to handing out the awards and celebrating what we all hope is a successful season.”
As of March 18 four drivers have registered to take on the challenge of the TCCS campaign, which will see five non-wing Supermodified events at Oswego Speedway and five wing events on the ISMA tour including races at Lancaster Speedway, Stafford Speedway, Sandusky Speedway, and Star Speedway.
While points will be awarded at all 10 events only a driver’s best three Oswego point finishes will be combined with his or her best three ISMA point finishes to count toward the overall championship, for a total of six events.
Drivers or teams do not have to compete in all 10 events, but they must compete in at least three TCCS races on each series to be eligible for the year end point payout.
A minimum of $27,000 in point fund money will be split between two separate championships.
Half of the point fund will go to the TCCS Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship, with points awarded only to the driver competing. Drivers in this championship have the ability to run as many different race cars as they wish, on either series, in order to collect points.
The TCCS Bentley Warren Driver of the Year will earn a cool $6,000 for his or her efforts at year end with $4,000, $2,000, $1,000, and $500 being awarded second through fifth.
The other half of the point fund will go to the TCCS Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year championship, with points awarded only to the car entry. Supermodifieds eligible for this portion of the championship must run as the same built Supermodified in all entered TCCS events, on either series, wing and non-wing.
The TCCS Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year will earn another $6,000 for their cross-over efforts at year end with $4,000, $2,000, $1,000, and $500 being awarded second through fifth. The entire $13,500 Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year point fund will be paid, no matter the number of eligible Supermodifieds taking place.
Under this format, drivers and teams utilizing the same driver and Supermodified across the TCCS could bring home a total of $12,000.
The Supermodified duo of Dave Shullick Jr. and Otto Sitterly will join forces with Bodnar Racing and Nicotra Racing to take on the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year portion of the series. Both drivers will contend in Bodnar mounts for the ISMA events while driving Nicotra roadsters in the Oswego shows.
Jeff Abold and Dave McKnight will also contend for Bentley Warren Driver of the Year but they plan to do so in the same Supermodified at all TCCS events they enter, making them eligible for another $6,000 prize in the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year category.
At least another half dozen drivers and teams are expected to take on the ultimate challenge in Supermodified racing, with registrations not due until a team’s first event.
If interested in helping to support the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing feel free to contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (315) 708-7544.
To learn more about Oswego Speedway, visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com and be sure to visit www.ismasupers.com for more information on the International Supermodified Association.
### About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.
Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear Schedule:
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing)
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing)
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing)
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing)
July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing)
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)**
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing)
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)**
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)**
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)**
** - Indicates Double Point Shows
Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total