Lee, N.H. – Indianapolis 500 veteran and multi-time supermodified champ Joe Gosek is the latest entry for the 45th Annual “Classic” Championship 100, Saturday night, Sept. 11, here at Lee USA Speedway.


Gosek joins a long list of drivers who will be competing in New England‘s longest running traditional oval-track racing event.


Making his only appearance in New England this season, Gosek is driving a sleek low-slung supermod which he recently wheeled to victory in a feature event at Oswego, N.Y.

A two-time “Classic” champion (1995, 2001) Gosek also is a two-time season point champion of the International Supermodified Association (ISMA), which is sanctioning the 100-lap main event at Lee, spilt into two 50-lap feature races. Gosek’s 30-season career also includes three “International Classic 200” wins, two starts as an Indy 500 qualifier, wins from Florida to Canada and two season track championships at Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway.

Gosek, 51, brings with him a reputation as a clever competitor who is always among the top challengers wherever he races, particularly on short ovals like Lee’s 3/Sthmile track.

This “Classic” marks the first time since 1967 that the race has been run in Lee, N.H.

Other top drivers in the field include four-time “Classic” champion Chris Perley, five-time winner Russ Wood, current NASCAR national modified point leader Bobby Santos III, Canadian stars Mike Lichty and Mark Sammut.

The pit area will be open at noon while practice starts at 4 p.m. on Classic Saturday. Qualifying heats begin at 6 p.m. and the “Classic” gets the green flag at 7:30 p.m.

In the case of a rainout, the “Classic” will be held Sunday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m.