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Michael Barnes looks to ‘have fun’ in 2012

by Dan Johnson

“We want to finish races, have fun, and roll it on the trailer at the end of the night,” is how veteran supermodified driver Michael Barnes described what he is looking for out of his 2012 supermodified season at Oswego Speedway.

“That’s how we’re looking at it,” he continued. “Of course, we want to run well and win races, but we all get along and have fun. The way I’m looking at it is: this is my sophomore year of supermodified racing at Oswego Speedway.“

Barnes was tabbed by Pat and Terry Strong midway through the 2011 season to be the wheelman for the newer car out of the Plum Crazy stable. “I can’t thank Pat and Terry enough,” Barnes said with gratitude. “They gave me a chance to drive their second car, the newer car last year. They put the car together in ’09, but it didn’t see much track time.

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New car and new ideas for Oswego Speedway’s Steven Gioia III

by Dan Johnson

Garages all around Central New York are in full thrash mode as racing season gets closer and closer.

Teams competing at Oswego Speedway have May 5 circled on their calendars as the gates to the Steel Palace swing open that day for its 62nd consecutive year of racing.
Teams, officials and fans alike are anxiously awaiting Opening Day No. 62 at Oswego Speedway as the supermodifieds and SBS classes headline a full summer of activity at the lakeside oval.

In those 62 years of racing, the Gioia family name has been around the speedway possibly more than any other family.

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Oswego Speedway: Dave Danzer hopes 2012 continues where 2011 left off

by Dan Johnson

With opening day at Oswego Speedway fast approaching, teams are putting the finishing touches on their winter projects, trying to be in top form for when the speedway’s gates swing open May 5.

While some are looking for a clean slate to start 2012, there is one who would like to pick up in 2012 where he left off in 2011.

If there was one driver that didn’t want to see the 2011 Novelis supermodified season end at Oswego Speedway, it had to be Dave Danzer, driver of the family owned #52.

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