June 13, 2023
Oswego, NY - Michael Conti, Past eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Champion (2014) and current series driver for Junior Motorsports (JRM) to test Haynes Racing #86 Small Block Supermodified (SBS) at the historic Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY.
The test will take place on July 7, 2023 during the regularly scheduled “Fast Friday” when Oswego Speedway regulars have an opportunity to test prior to the Saturday show. The test comes as the result of Conti’s newest sim racing partner for 2023, MARDON PC and its owner Bryan Haynes.
“This is an exciting deal with so many layers to it, but mostly it is an opportunity for Michael and I to have some fun while helping bridge the gap between sim and real world,” says Haynes.
Haynes Racing is a veteran team in the SBS class with multiple feature wins, heat wins, and the 2015 SBS Classic Championship to their credit. A family run operation, brothers Bryan and Brad are the only two brothers to finish 1st and 2nd in a feature in any division at Oswego Speedway. They accomplished this in the second race of the 2021 season which would also see them finish 3rd (Bryan) and 5th (Brad) in the season points.
Michael Conti is sure to be in top notch equipment as he circles the historic 5/8s of a mile steel palace.
"I cannot express just how thankful I am for the opportunities Bryan and MARDON PC have provided me with this year. As a racer himself, Bryan understands how much value sim racing adds when it comes to allowing sim racers to acclimate quickly to real life tracks and cars they've never raced before. I look forward to getting on track at Oswego Speedway, learning the track and car, and further validating iRacing's placement as the premier simulation service in the industry”, added Conti.
In keeping with the spirit of sim racing and the incredible amount of content produced daily by sim racers, fans will have plenty of ways to engage with Conti, MARDON PC, Oswego Speedway, and Haynes Racing leading up to and during the actual test. More details will follow in the coming days.
MARDON PC also invites any members of the media that wish to cover the testing session in person to reach out directly to Camden Proud (email@example.com) or Bryan Haynes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.