Born: January 31, 1923
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.
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