It’s the middle of June and you’ve probably already made your plans for the upcoming summer. You’ve got your camping gear packed and are ready to hit the road. Whether you’re driving to a nearby state park or simply want to take a long weekend and escape the hustle and bustle of the world, the open road ahead of you beckons. It’s time to explore America by car. Pack your bags. Hit the road. Don’t forget: this weekender is one of the biggest attractions in all of New York State. We’re talking about the legendary Oswego Speedway located about an hour south of Syracuse. If you’ve never been there, then it’s time for you to make the trip. If you’ve been there before, then why not treat yourself to another visit. Put your feet up on the dashboard and take a load off. It’s going to be another hot one out there and who knows – maybe the heat will even take the edge off your summer vacation boredom.
Fastest Motorcycle In The Universe
If you’ve never been there and you’ve seen one car race, then you’ve seen them all. Oswego is one of the country’s premier venues for motor racing and for good reason. The speedway is home to the Mid Atlantic Championship (MACY), an asphalt racing series that includes some of the top manufacturers and drivers in the sport. Racing at Oswego is fast and furious. The biggest crowd pleaser is the popular Legends Night event where some of the greats from the past come back to shine in the sun. It’s a shame to miss out on such an event. The night is hosted by the New York State Fair at the end of June and draws large crowds. In 2019, the event was postponed due to the pandemic. Hopefully, it will be back for another go-around in June 2020.
The Ultimate Driving Experience
Those in the know say that the ultimate driving experience is located at Oswego. It’s not hyperbole. The speedway truly is an experience. There’s so much more to it than simply racing cars. You can take a stroll around the grounds. Visit the paddock area where the horses live and roam free. You can even pet some of them. The smell of burnt rubber takes you back to your childhood. It’s really a mini-vacation in the middle of the city. If you love cars and motorcyclists, then it’s definitely worth the trip to Oswego.
A Bucket List Of Racing Venues
If you’ve never been to Oswego, you might not know the extent of its racing greatness. It’s home to NASCAR, IndyCar, and a plethora of other famous competitions. Those who have been there know exactly what kind of racing sanctuary it is. Once you’ve been there, you’ll have a bucket list of race venues to visit. You’ll want to see the Indy 500, the Grand Prix, and the Daytona 500. There’s also the 24 Hours of Daytona, which is the biggest and most prestigious event of them all. It draws crowds from all over the world. If you’re a petrol head, then Oswego is a place you have to see.
Why Is It Always So Hot At Oswego?
The answer to this question is actually very simple. Oswego is located in Upstate New York, which is actually the northern part of the state. Northern climates are typically cold and damp, which makes for perfect growing conditions for plants and trees. The forest industry takes advantage of this and you’ll often find acres of trees lining the streets near the speedway. As a result, there’s a lot of shade, which keeps the place cool. Plus, there’s plenty of water everywhere you look. You’ll definitely need a hat and sunscreen when you visit Oswego. But, it’s such a beautiful place that even the most common items are worn with pride.
The Biggest Weekender In The Country
There’s also a lot more to the Oswego weekender than just racing. Besides all the sports, the Mid-Atlantic Classic has music, art, and food venues. This year, the festival will feature performances from some of the biggest names in music. This year’s lineup includes Korn, who are currently touring the country and playing to sold-out audiences. You’ll also find performances from Blink-182, who are wrapping up their reunion tour, as well as Greta Van Fleet, who are finally stepping out on their own and are ready to make a name for themselves. There are going to be a lot of memorable moments at this year’s Oswego weekender. You can bet on it.