Nolan Swift

Nolan Swift

Auto Racing

Enshrined: 1990

Born: January 31, 1923

Taylorville, Ill.

Died: March 27, 2004

Recognized as an innovator in super modified racing, Nolan Swift Jr. became an Oswego Speedway track legend. The hall of famer raced from 1951 to 1978 and one of his signatures was his “10 Pins” logo. Swift racked up an estimated 250 feature victories during his stellar career and retired as one of Oswego Speedway’s winningest drivers.

Swift won 42 features in the Oswego Modified Stock Car era and added 41 Super Modified races at Oswego. In 1952, he was the New York State NASCAR Champion. He captured the Oswego Speedway Track Championship eight times and also took home six Oswego 200-Lap International Classic titles.

In addition to his driving success, Swift and long-time partner Bill Wright designed the first steel-tube space frame modified race car.

Career highlights:

1953-1977: Won 42 features in Oswego Modified Stock Car era and 41 Super Modified races at Oswego after 1962

1952: New York State NASCAR Champion

1953-1972: Eight-time winner of Oswego Speedway Track Championship

1956, 1957 and 1958: Won the New York State Fair Stock Car Championship

1960-1972: Six-time winner of the Oswego 200-Lap International Classic

1957-1961: Three-time runner-up at Oswego

1970: Member of Oswego $1000 Club

1998: Charter member of the Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame

 

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