not forgotten . . .

Dominic Miuccio

Central Square, NY
03.Aug.1949 - 06.Jul.1974

 Dom Miuccio crashed during a Saturday evening preliminary event at the Oswego Speedway. While trying to avoid a multi-car pile-up, his super modified car flipped onto its side and crashed into a retaining wall. Transported to the State University Hospital in Syracuse, New York, he died six days later from head injuries.

 Miuccio, 24, was a resident of Mattydale, New York. Born in Oswego, New York, he had been a construction worker for three years in the Syracuse area. He was a member of the Plasterers' Union and Laborers' Building Local 40.

 Domenic Miuccio was survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Miuccio; his sister, Mary Jo; a brother, Philip, Jr., all of Mattydale; and his grandmother, Mrs. Josephine Miceli of Oswego.

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from a 1972 Oswego Eagle program . . .  

Meet New Driver; Dominic Miuccio

One of the new drivers planning on running Oswego regularly this year is Domonic Miuccio of Syracuse, New York, pilot of number 77.. Domonic is 22 years of age, single and is employed as a plasterer.

If you've been a steady fan over the years, you'll most likely recognize Dom's car at first glance. It's the former Dick Dumigan Special, car 90, which popular local ace Ronnie Wallace had fine success with in the 1968 and 1969 racing seasons. Dom bought the car from Dick in the fall of 1970 and since that time it has been completely rebuilt by Dick. Dom states, "It took over three years to save enough money to buy the car and then have it rebuilt". The car sports a sharp looking red paint job with blue and white trim.

Dom raced go-karts at the Weedsport Speedway in 1965 and 1966 and in the second year of competition finished second in points. The go-kart track is not the track where the modifieds fly around today, but a smaller oval inside the main oval. Dom has been coming to Oswego pretty steady since 1967 and his favorites over the years have been Norm Mackereth, Ron Wallace and Nolan Swift. When asked the question why he decided to race, Dom replied, "It's something that grew on me over the years".

Dom has found his biggest help coming from Dumigan as he assisted him in every way possible to get the car on the track. Also helping to get the car prepared has been crew member Joe Bellinger and Pete Burgmeir, who races a limited sportsman at Evans Mills Speedway. Dom contributed quite a bit of help toward Pete with his sportsman and now in turn, Pete has helped Dom out considerably. The 77 is equipped with a small block 327 Chevy and will not only see action at Oswego, but also Fulton.

Dom's goals for the 1972 season are to qualify for the International Classic and hopefully be in contention for "Rookie of the Year" honors. Above all, he'd like to keep the car in one piece and gain as much racing experience as possible.

The best of luck to Domonic and his crew for a successful 1972 racing season.





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