OSWEGO — Teen racing sensation Tyler Thompson of Fulton drove to victory Sunday in the Budweiser International Classic at Oswego Speedway.
At 17, Thompson is the youngest driver to ever win the International Classic, the richest and most prestigious supermodified event in the country.
Thompson captured the $15,000 first-place prize money, plus contingencies. Thompson held off some of the sport’s most accomplished racers to notch his milestone win.
He started fifth in the 34-car feature field and wound up taking the checkered flag ahead of a pair of former Oswego Speedway track champions, Ohio’s Dave Shullick Jr. and Mexico’s Michael Barnes.
Former Classic winners Jeff Abold and Doug Didero completed the top five.
The rest of the top 10 were pole-sitter Brandon Bellinger, Chris Perley, Alison Sload, Michael Muldoon, and Keith Shampine.
International Classic finish (200 laps): 1. Tyler Thompson (98T), 2. Dave Shullick Jr. (95), 3. Michael Barnes (68), 4. Jeff Abold (05), 5. Doug Didero (3), 6. Brandon Bellinger (02), 7. Chris Perley (44), 8. Alison Sload (39), 9. Michael Muldoon (15), 10. Keith Shampine (55), 11. Ben Seitz (32), 12. Logan Rayvals (94), 13. Jack Patrick (90), 14. Camden Proud (54), 15. Dan Connors Jr. (01), 16. Otto Sitterly (7), 17. Jamie Timmons (27), 18. Jerry Curran (99), 19. Dave McKnight Jr. (70), 20. Bobby Santos III (1), 21. David Gruel (50), 22. Davey Hamilton (6), 23. Brian Osetek (75), 24. Lou LeVea Jr. (83), 25. David Danzer (52), 26. Hal LaTulip (56), 27. Joe Gosek (00), 28. Tim Snyder (0), 29. Dan Bowes (25), 30. Bob Bond (47), 31. Todd Stowell (89), 32. Lou LeVea Sr. (66), 33. Jason Spaulding (34), 34. Aric Iosue (11).
Mexico’s Mike Bond captured his fourth consecutive Bud Light SBS Classic triumph on Sunday at Oswego Speedway.
Bond, who started 11th in the 21-car field, passed track champion Anthony Losurdo for the lead on lap 48 and never looked back.
Losurdo, who started eighth, finished in second place. Rounding out the top five were David Cliff, Cameron Rowe, and Andrew Schartner.
Completing the top 10 were Brad Haynes, Bryan Haynes, Josh Sokolic, Greg O’Connor, and James Babcock.
Losurdo was in front at the midway point in the race with Bond, Sokolic, Schartner, and Cliff trailing at that point.
Bond won the first-place prize of $2,200.
SBS Classic (75 laps): 1. Mike Bond (74), 2. Anthony Losurdo (1), 3. David Cliff (50), 4. Cameron Rowe (77), 5. Andrew Schartner (18), 6. Brad Haynes (86), 7. Bryan Haynes (88), 8. Josh Sokolic (26), 9. Greg O’Connor (90), 10. James Babcock (15), 11. Dennis Richmond (03), 12. Jesse Bearup (37), 13. Russell Bartlett (02), 14. A.J. Bernys (24), 15. Mark Denny Jr. (14), 16. Stephen Flack (32), 17. Ken Moody Jr. (01), 18. Ray Sand Jr. (71), 19. Dave LaTulip (27), 20. Tony Pisa (89), 21. Mike Bruce (04), 22. Steve Wood (93).
Jeffrey Battle won the Busch Classic 35 for the 350 Supers on Sunday at Oswego Speedway.
Battle won the $1,350 first-place prize, with Stephen Duphily second. Rich Eaton, Bobby Timmons III, and Bill Fiske rounded out the top five.
Going into the 28th annual Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals on Saturday, Timmy Jedrzejek and Mike Lichty each owned six career winged feature wins at Oswego Speedway. While not all those victories were Super National wins, they each had a win in the last two of the Classic Weekend winged shows named the Jack Murphy Memorial — Lichty in 2017 and Jedrzejek in 2018.
In Saturday’s 60-lap feature, Jedrzejek started on the pole with Lichty in 11th, and eventually each wound up leading around half the 60 laps. Lichty took the checkered flag, his third win in the ISMA Super Nationals. He got the first-place prize of $3,800.
Jedrzejek placed second, followed by Trent Stephens, Ben Seitz, and Kyle Edwards.
Completing the top 10 in the 16-car field were Dave McKnight Jr., Mark Sammut, A.J. Lesiecki, Mike Ordway Jr., and Ryan Coniam.
A series of red flags and some nasty accidents slowed the race, which cut down a huge lead by Jedrzejek in the first half and gave Lichty a chance to take over and lead the final 30 laps.
Seitz and Stephens won 10-lap ISMA heats, and Edwards posted the fastest lap time in qualifying (14.822).
ISMA Super Nationals (60 laps): 1. Mike Lichty (84), 2. Tim Jedrzejek (97), 3. Trent Stephens (19), 4. Ben Seitz (32), 5. Kyle Edwards (1), 6. Dave McKnight Jr. (70), 7. Mark Sammut (78), 8. A.J. Leseicki (7), 9. Mike Ordway Jr. (61), 10. Ryan Coniam (74), 11. Nick Cappelli (86), 12. Mike McVetta (22), 13. Dave Shullick Jr. (49), 14. Chris Perley (11), 15. Lou LeVea Sr. (66), 16. Danny Shirey (72).
Jimmy Steffenhagen on Friday won the 50-lap Dave London Memorial feature for the super stocks.
Steffenhagen won the first-place prize of $2,000.
Fulton’s Brandon Bellinger set a track record with a lap time of 15.769 seconds on Friday in Novelis Supermodified qualifying for Sunday’s Budweiser International Classic 200.
Bellinger won the pole position for the Classic. Earning the outside-pole starting spot was Baldwinsville’s Jeff Abold with a time of 15.790.
Completing the top 10 in supermodified qualifying were Joe Gosek (15.824, Dave Shullick Jr. (15.896), Tyler Thompson (15.905), Otto Sitterly (15.915), David Gruel (15.920), Michael Barnes (15.957), Doug Didero (15.966), and Keith Shampine (15.979).
They were the only racers in the 15-second bracket.
In Pathfinder Bank Small-Block Supers qualifying for Sunday’s Bud Light SBS Classic 75, the fastest time was posted by Oswego’s David Cliff (18.546). Defending race winner Mike Bond of Mexico earned the outside pole with a time of 18.602).
Rounding out the top 10 drivers with the fastest times were Jesse Bearup (18.685), Dave LaTulip (18.779), Anthony Losurdo (18.803), Andrew Schartner (18.832), Russell Bartlett (18.860), Greg O’Connor (18.905), Josh Sokolic (18.943), and Cameron Rowe (19.007).
In winged 350 Supers qualifying, Jeffrey Battle Jr. of Westford, Massachusetts turned in the fastest lap time (16.956). He was followed by Matt Seavey (17.231), Rich Eaton (17.323), Bobby Timmons III (17.336), and Mike Netishen (17.389).