Triple Crown Championship Series Turns Focus to Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic Weekend
OSWEGO, NY – The world’s richest and longest Supermodified race is now the focus of the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear, as the cars and stars of the ultimate Supermodified championship begin preparations for the Budweiser International Classic 200 at Oswego Speedway.
With eight TCCS events in the books, including the first Triple Crown event at Sandusky Speedway, the Oswego Classic emerges as the next double point event on the schedule with valuable points and money on the line.
Dave Shullick Jr. has been in control of the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year standings since the season opened at Oswego on May 13 and he now holds an 85-point lead on Mike Muldoon as the tour returns to Oswego on Sunday, September 3. While an 85-point advantage is steep, double points can change that margin in a hurry.
Shullick has indicated via social media that his total focus through Classic Weekend will be solely on non-wing Supermodified action, driving only the John Nicotra Racing No. 2 through September 3. The Bodnar Motorsports winged Supermodifieds will not return to action until the Star Speedway Classic on September 9, which will finish the lucrative TCCS season.
High point men Shullick, Muldoon, Otto Sitterly, Jeff Abold, and Joey Payne will also turn their focus solely to Oswego in the next three weeks to prepare for the 200 and they will be joined by fellow TCCS followers Tim Snyder and Joe Gosek.
Dave Danzer, Tim Jedrzejek, and Dave McKnight will have slightly less time to prepare for the Oswego Classic as they will compete in a flurry of ISMA events before Labor Day Weekend with trips to Lee USA, Waterford, and Delaware International.
While Shullick has been in control of the driver championship all season, Muldoon Racing has emerged as the new favorite in the Supermodified championship with their No. 15 machine.
Muldoon Racing holds a 75-point lead in that portion of the championship heading back to Oswego leading Team Abold Racing, who thrust themselves into the championship conversation with a stellar weekend at Sandusky in the No. 05.
A finish of ninth in the Hy-Miler 100 at Sandusky has Team Abold Racing and driver Jeff Abold running second in the Supermodified championship. The defending champions of Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic, the Abold team is in prime position to make a run at the title over the course of the last two races of the season.
The Penix Racing 14 with Joey Payne at the controls has moved to third in the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year championship with the Danzer Racing No. 52 and the Snyder Racing No. 0 finishing the top five with 200-laps next on tap for the TCCS at Oswego.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (315) 708-7544.
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.
Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Standings: (as of July 29)
1. Dave Shullick Jr.*** – 699
2. Mike Muldoon – 614
3. Otto Sitterly – 586
4. Dave Danzer – 555
5. Jeff Abold – 539
6. Joey Payne – 534
7. Tim Snyder – 527
8. Tim Jedzrejek – 525
9. Dave McKnight – 521
10. Joe Gosek – 460
Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Standings: (as of July 29)
1. Muldoon Racing 15 – 614
2. Team Abold Racing 05 – 539
3. Penix Racing 14 – 534
4. Danzer Racing 52 – 527
5. Snyder Racing 0 – 527
6. Morton Racing 70 – 521
7. Gosek Racing 00 – 460
Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing) – Trent Stephens
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing) – Ben Seitz
July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)** – Dave Gruel
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing) – Moe Lilje
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)** – Mike Ordway Jr.
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