OSWEGO, N.Y. – Andrew Schartner finished the job he set out to do this season when he walked through the gate at the Oswego Speedway and got into the Crow Motorsports No. 18 Small Block Supermodified for practice. By virtue of his 40 show up points, he locked up his first ever Oswego track championship. It was also the first ever for his team after 20 years of hard work.
Then he went out and dominated the Race of Champions race for the third year in a row.
After the race, which was the last of an 18-hour marathon of Race of Champions events at the Speedway, Andrew was excited for his team.
“This isn’t about me,” he said. “This is about these guys who work so hard to put me in a car that can win here week in and week out. My father probably puts over 100 hours in on the car. Winning the championship was the goal coming into the season and we started off strong with the early wins. That was the key. Down the stretch I definitely drove a bit more defensively to make sure nothing happened. It felt good to go into the feature tonight knowing we had the championship so I could just relax and drive to win the race. The car loves the cold weather and it was spot on all night.”
Plans for 2015 are uncertain, but Andrew did not rule out the possibility of defending his title in the Small Blocks or of moving to the Supermodified division if the right opportunity came along.