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Author: SquareCircle   Date: 10/12/2017 8:44:17 AM    Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

Sunday's 200 was one of the very best races I've ever attended in person. The atmosphere and the racing were really terrific.

Oswego has always reminded me a lot of Flemington (I like to say that Oswego-paved is like Flemington-paved, but without the passing!). I sat in the covered grandstand and wouldn't have wanted to sit anywhere else. I was right on the track for the best action and yet, because the infield was mostly clear, had a view of almost the entire track.

In some ways the atmosphere is better than Syracuse because Oswego has a great classic track feel with the old grandstand, along with it being the fabled home of the supers, and yet the setting is way more intimate than the Mile. Plus it was still able to pull off a big race feel. The Mile was special because as a mile it was so unique from weekly tracks, but clay-covered Oswego maintains the uniqueness as well.

As far as bringing open wheel cars to Oswego for the Saturday card, I totally agree. It would be terrific. It would make the Saturday card worthwhile, separating it from the Sunday card, which for only $5 more per ticket is currently the better date. I'd personally like to see USAC champ cars or wingless sprints together with the 358s on Saturday. From my understanding though, a catch fence would have to be installed around the track for one of these to be added to the card, especially with the added height of the dirt racing surface. It's not hard to imagine the dangers for open wheel cars in turn 4 for example where there is no catch fence and outside the steel fence is a steep drop down a hill. A catch fence would probably involve a major investment, which few short tracks seem willing to make these days.

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Oswego Sunday Thoughts.... Harry Meeks Sr 10/10/2017 7:20:46 AM