T.J. TOYOTA/WAITE TOYOTA LATE MODEL 125 TO PAY $4000 TO THE
RACE WINNER ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 25TH AT OSWEGO SPEEDWAY RoC
Late Model division has shared a great deal of history on the
pavement throughout the northeast during the last sixty years. Once
again this season they will be a big part of the excitement of the
60th Race of Champions Weekend at Oswego Speedway. The T.J.
Toyota/Waite Toyota 125 will pay $4,000 to the race winner on
Saturday, Sept. 24th.
The Late Models first ran as a companion division to the Modified
RoC back in 1974 at the Trenton Speedway. The Late Model Sportsman
as they were known, were a very competitive division. In 1974 Bill
Dennis was the race winner at the 1.5 mile Trenton Speedway in New
Jersey. The following year Bobby Allison was the race winner. Junior
Hanley won back to back events at Trenton in 1976 and 1977. The 1976
event was won at Trenton with his 1977 victory coming at the Pocono
In 1999 RoC promoter Andrew Harpell brought the class back in to the
big RoC weekend activities at Oswego Speedway. Pennsylvania Late
Model star Jimmy Wismer was the winner that season. Dan Abold a
local Oswego product collected the win in 2000 and the Late Models
would become an annual affair at the “Steel Palace”. Southern Tier
New York talent Chris Zacharias was the race winner in 2001.
Lancaster Speedway standout John Julicher was the 2002 race winner
with Shawn Dunning winning back to back in ’03 and ’04. Western New
York drivers would dominate the action the following years with Todd
Hoddick winning in ’05 and ’08 and Joey Brainard winning in ’06.
Will Thomas was the ’07 winner.
ASA 2009 National Champion Tommy Cloce won the first 125 lap Late
Model event last season in what was won of the best Late Model races
at Oswego. The 125 lap format allowed teams to pit and make changes
if needed throughout the race and the action up front was intense.
Cloce held off Will Thomas and Todd Hoddick for the victory. George
Skora, III and Bob Weber rounded out the top five.
The 2010 T.J. Toyota/Waite Toyota Late Model 125 will pay a cool
$4,000 to the race winner with the runner-up slot being paid $2,000.
Third place will pay $1,200 with fourth $1,100 and fifth being paid
$1,000. A strong field of the northeast’s best Late Model teams is
expected to take part in the Saturday action.
The Sunoco Race of Champions Weekend is set for Friday and Saturday,
September 24th and 25th. An open practice will occur on Thursday,
September 23rd. For a complete schedule of events and pricing please
log on to
To order your tickets please phone the Oswego Speedway box office at
Source: JR Kennerup / RoC Modified Tour