All Systems Go For Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway With Active Month Of March; 2016 Northeast Dirt-Track Modified Season Opens At Historic First State Facility
GEORGETOWN, DE – The month of March is typically slow in the world of Northeast dirt Modified racing.
For Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway, however, it is all systems go!
The historic half-mile clay oval will roar to life to ignite the region’s 2016 dirt-track season with on-track activity planned shortly after the conclusion of February auto racing festivities in Florida
On Saturday, March 5, the first open practice session of the year is set for Georgetown. Pit gates open at 1 p.m., with on-track action targeted for 3 p.m. Pit admission for the open practice is $20. Grandstand admission is free of charge. Any race car able to pass safety inspection is permitted to attend the practice.
Six days later, on March 11, a second open practice session is scheduled to precede the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial on the 12th. The Friday night test and tune will have gates opening at 4 p.m. Cars will hit the track at 6:30 p.m. Again, pit admission is $20, with grandstand admission free.
The season-opening dirt Modified event takes place on Saturday, March 12 with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. Headlining the program is the first Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region event of the ’16 campaign, with the potent big-block/small-block Modifieds battling 49 laps for $4,900 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $490 to take the green in memory of the speedway’s founder. Lap money, bonus award and contingency prizes will further ‘sweeten the pot’ for competitors.
Also on the card: Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win, $100 to start), Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.
Pit gates open at 11 a.m., with the grandstands unlocked at noon for the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. Hot laps hit the track at 2 p.m. and racing follows at 3 p.m.
A Sunday, March 13 rain date has been reserved, if needed.
Complete pricing and general information on the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial can be found online at: http://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=120
The final event of March at Georgetown is scheduled for Friday, March 25 with the Deron Rust Memorial. For this event, small-block Modifieds top the program in a 33-lap main paying $3,396 to the winner and $396 to start: a tribute to Rust’s car number. Crate 602 Sportsman, Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks fill out the show.
Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates are unlocked at 5 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 6:30 p.m. and racing begins at 7:15 p.m.
Complete race information for the Deron Rust Memorial is online at: http://www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com/?page_id=143
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FONDA SPEEDWAY HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE MEMBERS CHOSEN
By: Ron Szczerba
FONDA, NY – The racing museum has been a part of the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway for a few years now ever since it was moved from the McDonalds on Riverside Drive in Fultonville during their renovation. It has always been the responsibility of the racing promoter to appoint members to the museum and Hall of Fame committees and Pete and Matt Demitraszek are no different.
Ed and Betty Biittig, David and Jackie Lape, Bruce Dostal and Joe Achzet are the first appointments to the museum and Hall of Fame committee under the Demitraszek Enterprises banner and they have hit the ground running according to Matt Demitraszek.
“All of these people have a vast knowledge of local racing and we have a good mix of ages and memories,” Demitraszek said. “These people all have different experiences and connections in the racing community and I feel it will add to the quality of both the Fonda Speedway museum and Hall of Fame.”
Ed & Betty Biittig and David Lape were inducted into the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame last year in 2015 while Dostal was an inductee back in 1993. Lape and Dostal are also members of the New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) Hall of Fame after being inducted in 2011 and 2015 respectively while Lape is also a member of the DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame after being inducted back in 2004.
For more information about the Fonda Speedway and plans for the 2016 racing season as they become available you can go to their website at www.fondaspeedway.com
Current Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame members and the year they were inducted as compiled by Ed & Betty Biittig are:
Ron Narducci, Sr.
Jerry "Jereome" Emiden
Jerry Pennock, Sr.
Tom Wilson, Jr.
Ed & Betty Biittig
Alton & Carole Palmer
Sheppard Faces New Challenge as He Seeks Back-to-Back Super DIRTcar Series Championships
Kicks off season at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals
CONCORD, N.C. Jan. 29, 2016 Matt Sheppard, the 2015 Super DIRTcar Series champion, will have a different set of challenges than previous years when the series kicks-off at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. Sheppard will pursue the 2016 series title piloting a car owned and operated by his own team after parting ways with Heinke-Baldwin Racing (HBR).
Sheppard drove for HBR for two seasons, capturing the 2015 series title over Billy Decker, who bested Sheppard in 2014. Sheppard scored four wins, 15 top fives and 23 top 10s, capturing his first series title since winning three in a row in 2010, 11 and 12.
It was a great season for us, the Waterloo, N.Y-native said. We won a bunch of races, then capped it off with the series championship, not much more you can ask for.
Sheppard starts the 2016 season in an unfamiliar hole after HBR decided to scale back to a one car operation led by Jimmy Phelps. After examining his options, Sheppard decided to pursue his own racing venture.
Were having to build a team right now, Sheppard said. We have to gather equipment and find sponsorship. We had a lot of great people step up and we are just piecing it together one piece at a time. We should be in great shape to start 2016.
Im excited just to get going, Florida cant get here soon enough. Our goals are going to be the same as last year. Hopefully we can win as many races as possible and capture our fifth series title.
With less than two weeks remaining before the 2016 season begins, all eyes will be on Matt Sheppard and whether he will be able to hold form and compete for his fifth career championship.
Joining Sheppard and kicking off the 2016 season in Florida will be a host of familiar names, including Stewart Friesen, Jimmy Horton, Willy Auchmoody, Danny Johnson, Larry Wight, Tim Fuller, Dave Rauscher, Rich Laubach, Rich Scagliotta, Jamie Mills, Randy Chrysler, Eric Rudolph, Jesse Mueller, Tyler Dippel, Billy Pauch Sr., Chris Ostrowsky, Mat Williamson, Ryan Krutchen, Tim Kerr, Peter Britten and Eldon Payne.
The Super DIRTcar Series will return in 2016 with new sponsor Mikes Racing Heads. The Concord, N.C.-based company is one of the leading custom cylinder head shops in the country with 30 years of cylinder head, manifold, and valve train development.
Tickets for DIRTcar Nationals start at just $20 and are on sale now by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting http://www.DIRTcarNationals.com.
Infield parking will be available on a first come, first served basis to all fans with a pit pass. The cost of the pit pass is $10 and will be available at the pit gate off of turn four.
Visit http://www.DIRTcarNationals.com for the latest news and information from the event. Follow DIRTcar Nationals on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/DIRTcarNats and on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/DIRTcarNationals.
SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES FOR BIG-BLOCK MODS & RENEGADES OF DIRT FOR E-MODS TO MAKE 1ST EVER SHARON APPEARANCE ON JULY 21
By Mike Leone
Hartford, OH January 28, 2016 Sharon Speedway recently announced a Late Model doubleheader with the first ever appearance by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series to officially open the season on Friday, April 22. Sharon is now excited to announce a Modified doubleheader coming on Thursday, July 21 when the Super DIRTcar Series for big blocks and the Renegades of Dirt for E-Mods take to the 3/8-mile dirt for the first time ever!
The Super DIRTcar Series is the premier traveling Big-Block Modified tour in the world. Not only will July 21 mark the first ever Super DIRTcar Series event at Sharon, but 10 years since they last appeared in the western Pa./eastern Ohio region with a 2006 visit to Lernerville Speedway. The event will be the region's only appearance and will pay $6,000 to-win making it the richest Modified race in the history of Sharon. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds have been a weekly attraction at Sharon since 1981. The late Lou Blaney leads the all-time win list with 121 victories over active racer Rex King, who has upped his total to 51.
The race will attract drivers from all over the Northeast and East Coast to take on the region's best. In 2015, Matt Sheppard was crowned the Super DIRTcar Series champion over Billy Decker, Jimmy Phelps, Larry Wight, Brett Hearn, Danny Johnson, Pat Ward, Tim Fuller, Stewart Friesen, and Peter Britten. Most of those racers and many others will be on hand in this full points paying event. For more information on the Series, check out their website at www.superdirtcarseries.com.
While the Renegades of Dirt Modifieds have made a few regional appearances over the past couple years, July 21 will mark the Sharon debut of the traveling West Virginia-based group that enters their sixth year of operations. The RoD Mods will race for $1,500 to-win on July 21 in a weekend doubleheader with Lernerville the following night. Their appearance at Sharon will be their first of two as they'll return for the "Apple Festival Nationals" on September 16-17.
The Summit Racing Equipment (E) Modifieds have been a weekly division at Sharon since 1996 as Alan Dellinger leads the all-time win list at 87 victories. The Sharon locals along with the region's best will take on the RoD invaders. Derrick Ramey was the 2015 RoD Champion. For more information on RoD, check out their website at www.renegadesofdirt.com.
Reserved tickets will be available for this event in the near future. Ticket prices and times will be announced soon. Stay tuned to www.sharonspeedway.com and social media for the latest.
The 87th anniversary season at Sharon will begin with the twice rained out night two of the "Apple Festival Nationals" from 2015 on Saturday, April 16. There will also be an open practice on Friday, April 15. Following the Lucas Oil/RUSH Late Model event on April 22, weekly racing will get underway with "Steel Valley Thunder" on Saturday, April 30. A big season is in the works, stayed tuned throughout the winter months for updates.
ELMO RECKNER MOTORSPORTS READY FOR ACTION AT WEEKLY TRACKS
Fan Friendly Modified Driver Calling Albany-Saratoga & Lebanon Valley Home In 2016
January 22, 2016 (Malta, NY) – Elmo Reckner has been pounding the dirt behind the wheel of racecars since 1979. The Ballston Lake, NY driver has come quite a ways since his championship Hobby Stock days now driving his familiar number 17 Modified around the Capital Region weekly. Elmo Reckner Motorsports will return to Albany-Saratoga and Lebanon Valley Speedway in 2016 for weekly competition.
It takes some drivers years to visit victory lane in the Modified division, however after moving up from Sportsman in 2005, Reckner claimed victory one season later for his first career Big Block win at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in 2006. Since then he’s spent a majority of his seasons calling the ‘great race place’ home on Friday nights competing against talented peers on the 4/10-mile clay oval.
Reckner finished 9th in final points respectively at Malta including multiple top five finishes. Despite missing out on victory lane in 2015, he’s ready to hit the track running with the Troyer Race Car. Some new Penske Shocks along with a newly freshened Walt Market big block should keep Reckner in the hunt for a win during the summer months.
"Albany-Saratoga is right in our back yard and after a hard days work on Friday night it's nice to unwind close to home with great racing and great people," said Elmo Reckner
He continued saying, "We're excited to get back to the track in the spring and see if we can put the Wendy's Troyer Race Car in victory lane at Albany-Saratoga. They treat us well, it's a great environment, and we're happy to be part of the action."
If Reckner was running for President of Modified racing he might use the slogan “Let’s make big blocks great again.” Lebanon Valley was a learning curve for Elmo Reckner in 2015. By seasons end he had found a rhythm on the high banks, but admittedly needed more horsepower. The team had spent a majority of the season trying to work out the kinks in the LS7 Spec Big Block program, but struggled to find enough speed to keep them competitive.
During this off-season Reckner has bulked up his big block program after acquiring a Performance Tech power plant. And 18-degree beast with all the good stuff cost a bit more, but increased the teams Lebanon Valley program 10 fold. Upgrading the engine package for Lebanon wasn’t the only change for Reckner and team, as he also has purchased a new Bicknell Racing Chassis for the high banks.
Elmo plans to toss a new Penske shock package on, strap in, and be in the hunt come spring for some more top 10 finishes. His goal is to finish more laps at Lebanon than he did in 2015, reduce the DNF’s, and if the opportunity presents itself make a visit to victory lane. The team and its driver are still learning at the valley of speed, but posses the tools to get the job done.
“We still have a lot to learn at Lebanon Valley. It’s going to take some more adjusting and fine-tuning, but we aren’t afraid of the challenge. We’ll get after it each week and hopefully have some good results this season to show for it,” said Reckner.
Elmo Reckner Motorsports thanks the fans for the continued support and looks forward to seeing everyone at the track. Reckner also gave special thanks to Walt Market and Dave Hunt for their continued help in maintaining the engine program, Carbs By James for fine tuning the carburetor, Dick Hicks from HICO Fabrication for keeping the gear up to par, Dave Reedy from Penske shocks.
He also gave praise and thanks to his sponsors; Wendy’s, The Glass Man, Holmes Excavation, Elmo’s Auto Body, and Elmo’s Speed & Supply. Elmo then gave thanks to his crew for their tireless efforts in keeping the two-car team going. Crew chief Adam Gross, Chris Reckner, Tom Martin, James Venditti, and all those that help when they can. A final thanks to the employee’s of Elmo’s Auto Body and Elmo’s Speed & Supply for helping make things run smoothly.
When the season begins in 2016 fans of Albany-Saratoga and Lebanon Valley can rely on seeing another friendly face in the crowd with Elmo Reckner on hand. He truly is one of the nice guys in dirt track racing, which adds to the already positive atmosphere surrounding the great race place.
More info about Elmo Reckner Motorsports online at www.elmosspeedandsupply.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/elmorecknermotorsports.
Info about Albany-Saratoga Speedway can be found online at www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com, Facebook at www.facebook.com/Albany-Saratoga-Speedway, on Twitter, and on Instagram.
Lebanon Valley Speedway info can be found online at www.lebanonvalley.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lebanonvalleyspeedway, and on Twitter.
THE DOCTOR WILL BE MAKING A HOUSE CALL AT THE FONDA SPEEDWAY IN 2016
By: Ron Szczerba
Fonda, NY – Are you feeling blue due to the lack of excitement in your diet? Having anxiety attacks over the upcoming racing season?
Well the “Track of Champions” has the cure for your aliments. The “Doctor” will be setting up office at the Fonda Speedway this year. In a conversation with car owner Chris Gennarelli, it was confirmed that Danny Johnson’s #27J will be calling the “Track of Champions” his new Saturday Night home according to Fonda Speedway promoter Pete Demitraszek.
In the history of the Fonda Speedway Johnson has a total of 10 career wins, the first one coming on September 25, 1982 and the last one on September 23, 2012 which included a two win season in 1988.
Johnson’s last win at Fonda back on Sunday September 23, 2012 came in a rain delayed feature from the night before on the final race weekend of the 2012 racing season. Johnson took the early lead in the 40-lap event from his pole position start with Matt Sheppard and Brett Hearn racing side by side for the first few laps for the second position after starting second and third respectively. Eventually Sheppard would get the second spot and he and Johnson would pull away from the rest of the field by lap five.
Stewart Friesen started the event in the sixth position and on lap 10 he took the third position away from Hearn and a few laps later took the second spot away from Sheppard. Friesen tried to get to the inside of Johnson in turn one many times as the laps wound down but each time the “Doctor” closed the door and held on to the lead.
Sheppard got by Friesen for the second spot with four laps to go and he also tried to get to the inside of Johnson in turn one only to have Johnson close the door on him as well. At the checkered flag Johnson was the winner followed in the top five by Sheppard, Hearn, Friesen, and Alan Johnson.
For Johnson the win came in the Page Trucking sponsored #27J Bicknell car.
“It has been a long time since I have been here in victory lane at Fonda,” Johnson said in victory lane with his last win at Fonda coming on April 14, 2007. “It was tough to pass and I was getting stuck behind the lap cars, it was like racing on asphalt.”
Out of Johnson’s 10 career wins at Fonda, eight of them have come in events of 50 laps or more. Four of those victories were in Super DIRT Series events back in 1983, 1988, 1992, and 1993. His win at Fonda in the 1992 Super DIRT Series event led him to the 1992 Mr. DIRT title which he was also able to win back in 1989, 1997, and 1999 as a four time Mr. DIRT Champion. Johnson was also the Super DIRT Week Champion back in 1997 and 2006.
The Fonda Speedway website is back up at www.fondaspeedway.com which is where you can go to see the latest news about the “Track of Champions” as plans for the 2016 season are announced.
Anticipated Orange County Fair Speedway Season Kicks Off Saturday, April 2 With ‘Hard Clay Open’
MIDDLETOWN, NY – Anticipation has reached a fever pitch for the 2016 season at one of dirt racing’s hallowed grounds: Orange County Fair Speedway.
And the event that starts it all is the third running of the ‘Hard Clay Open’ on Saturday, April 2.
Bolstered by the backing of Halmar International’s Chris Larsen, renovations at the fairgrounds facility have been widespread and an influx of new talent joining the solid core of regulars will thrill the speedway’s loyal fans. To kick of ’16, OCFS hosts the opening round of the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP North Region with the ‘Hard Clay Open’ event co-promoted by BD Motorsports Media LLC.
The two-division open-wheel program is slated to open the New York dirt Modified season.
Modifieds, big-blocks using traditional windows and small-blocks with sail panels, will battle for a minimum $5,000 winner’s share with a hefty $30,000 base purse posted including $1,000 for the 10th-place finisher and $500 to take the green flag in the 50-lap main. Crate 602 Sportsman, under weekly OCFS rules, will battle in a 25-lap feature paying $1,000 to the winner and $100 to take the green.
The ‘Legendary House of Power’ launches the race for the lucrative STSS North Region title chase with a point fund of more than $38,000 posted for the ’16 campaign. The top-12 drivers in the final STSS North point standings will share in the fund.
Again this season, United Pump & Tank has signed on as the lead ‘Hard Clay Open’ marketing partner. United Pump & Tank, based in Newburgh, N.Y., is the leader in service station maintenance and technologies. The Lowitt family owned business specializes in all service needs, including repair service, maintenance, and installations, from new to upgrades. To learn more about United Pump & Tank, visit www.unitedpumpandtank.com.
For the ’16 ‘Hard Clay Open’ event, pit gates will open at 11 a.m. Grandstand and drive-in gates open at 1 p.m. A drivers’ meeting takes place at 3:30 p.m., with hot laps at 4 p.m. and racing at 5 p.m. A rain date of Saturday, April 9 is in place.
The Saturday, April 2 race will be preceded at OCFS by an open practice run on Friday night, April 1.
Complete pricing information will be released in the coming weeks.
A year ago, Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., opened his STSS North title-winning season with a ‘Hard Clay Open’ triumph worth $5,783 in the No. 44 Jeff Daley small-block. He bested 13th-starting Jerry Higbie Jr., running a big-block with windows, eighth-starter Danny Johnson, Tommy Meier, up from 14th, and 23rd-starting Brett Hearn.
Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., the ’14 STSS champion, holds the recognition as the inaugural ‘Hard Clay Open’ winner as he held off a charging Tim Hindley in the race’s first edition.
Ironically both Friesen and Bachetti used Orange County victories as springboards to their STSS championship efforts.
The Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP and BD Motorsports Media LLC can be found on the web at www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com. Brett Deyo can be reached by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: email@example.com. The series is also on Twitter @ShortTrackSS and Facebook under “Short Track Super Series.”
Located at 239 Wisner Avenue Middletown, N.Y., 10940 on the Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange County Fair Speedway is the oldest continuously operating dirt track in the United States. The first auto race was held at the speedway in 1919. The five-eighths-mile oval offers fully-covered and half-covered grandstands in addition to open bleacher seating on the frontstretch and turn one areas, with drive-in viewing on the backstretch. To learn more, contact the Orange County Fair Speedway office at 845.342.2573 or visit www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.
The 2016 Short Track Super Series is presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear, VP Racing Fuels, American Racer/Lias Tire, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, HyperCo, Bicknell Racing Products, Hig Fab Chassis, Teo-Pro Car, ATL Fuel Cells, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Vahlco Wheels, Dirt Track Digest & many more marketing partners
2016 Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP North Region Schedule
Saturday, April 2 (Rain Date: April 9) – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, NY – Hard Clay Open
Tuesday, May 10 (Rain Date: May 17) – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA – Anthracite Assault (Combo)
Sunday, May 29 (Rain Date: May 30) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY – Lightning on the Mountain
Tuesday, July 5 (Rain Date: July 6) – Accord Speedway/Accord, NY – Battle of the Bullring 4
Wednesday, July 13 (Rain Date: TBA) – Rolling Wheels Raceway Park/Elbridge, NY – STSS vs. RoC Challenge (all drivers in attendance receive 60 points)
Wednesday, July 27 (Rain Date: July 28) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY – Crazy 8s Special
Tuesday, August 16 (Rain Date: August 17) – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, NY – Hustlin’ the High Banks 52
Sunday, September 18 (Rain Date: September 25) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY – Wade Decker Memorial
Friday-Saturday October 7-8 (Rain Date: October 9) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY – Short Track SuperNationals 9 – Championship Points
Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP North Region Point Fund (*based on 9 events): 1. $12,000; 2. $7,000; 3. $4,000; 4. $3,000; 5. $2,500; 6. $1,850; 7. $1,750; 8. $1,650; 9. $1,550; 10. $1,450; 11. $1,000; 12. $1,000.
*Drivers outside the top-12 with perfect attendance receive $250
Blockbuster In The Making: Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP, Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour Unite For Co-Sanctioned Event Wednesday, July 13 At Rolling Wheels Raceway Park
ELBRIDGE, NY – This is one event Modified fans and competitors will not want to miss.
On Saturday during the Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) Convention at the Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia, Pa., a blockbuster dirt Modified program was announced for Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y., Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
Promotional icon Glenn Donnelly, Rolling Wheels manager, welcomes the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP and Race of Champions (RoC) Dirt Modified Tour in an unprecedented program at the five-eighths-mile oval.
Not only will the event mark the inaugural appearance by the STSS at Rolling Wheels; it is also the first co-sanctioned event in history for the Brett Deyo-managed STSS and RoC, now under the leadership of Joe Skotnicki.
Modifieds, big-blocks and small-blocks, will be featured in a 50-lap main event paying a minimum of $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th-place and $400 to take the green flag. Each series will work to secure lap money, bonuses and contingency/product awards.
Both American Racer and Hoosier tires will be permitted at this event. Fuel will be either VP Racing Fuel or Sunoco. Modifieds will utilize traditional windows. Small-block engines (up to 363 cubic inches) weigh 2,400 lbs. Big-block engines weigh 2,500 lbs.
Qualifying will take place with a draw/redraw format.
Both the STSS and RoC will reward all competitors attending this event with 60 points. Two provisional starting positions for each series will be awarded.
“Glenn Donnelly has always been able to create and provide innovative promotions,” Skotnicki said. “This event is not only a great concept, but shows that we all need to be willing to work with each other to move the sport forward, in a positive direction. It will definitely be one of the summer’s must-attend events.”
“This event no doubt will be something special,” Deyo said. “Not only is it an honor to be invited to Rolling Wheels, a premier New York facility, by Glenn Donnelly, it is a true showing of cooperation by working hand-in-hand with the RoC series. The field of Modifieds for this show should be second-to-none.”
Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, operated by Central New York Motorsports Inc., was constructed by the late Bob Petrocci and held its first event on August 17, 1969. Running a specials-only format since 1982, Rolling Wheels has become one of the most respected facilities in the Northeast. The speedway is located on New York State Route 5, five minutes east of Auburn, N.Y., and 10 minutes from Exit 40 of the New York State Thruway.
THE RACE OF CHAMPIONS DIRT MODIFIED SERIES TO MAKE THREE STOPS AT THE UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY IN 2016 HIGHLIGHTED BY ROC NEW YORKER 200
VERNON, NY- The Race of Champions Dirt Modified Series schedule was released this past weekend and once again the Utica-Rome Speedway will continue their strong relationship with the touring series. Three dates at the Vernon oval make up the 10 event schedule which means that Utica-Rome Speedway will play an important role in the battle for the series championship.
“We have always had a great relationship with Andrew Harpell and the RoC Series,” stated track owner Bill Shea, “and now with Joe Skotnicki at the helm we look forward to continuing that relationship. I see nothing but a positive future for the RoC Series.”
The first stop at the Utica-Rome Speedway for the series will be on Sunday, May 29 with 55 lap main event and returns again on Sunday August 21 with a 60 lap feature event. The highlight of the tour is on Saturday September 10 when the final event RoC event at Utica-Rome Speedway in 2016 will be the return of the 200 lap New Yorker. Like the asphalt RoC tour, the dirt tour will now have a signature annual event.
Full purse details and other information about upcoming events at the Utica-Rome Speedway will be released in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the schedule is continuing to be firmed up and look for many exciting events in 2016. The season opener is planned for Sunday April 17.
For more information, please log on to www.uticaromespeedway.com or continue to follow us on Facebook or Twitter. The speedway office can be contacted by calling (315)829-4557.
Georgetown Speedway Gears Up For 2016 Season Opener Saturday, March 12
Historic Delaware Oval To Kick-Start Northeast Modified Season With Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Event Paying $4,900 To Win, $490 To Start!
GEORGETOWN, DE – With 2016 ringing in, Georgetown Speedway is preparing to present the Northeast’s first major dirt-track Modified event of the New Year.
On Saturday, March 12, the historic half-mile will host the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial event, paying homage to the Delaware business icon who launched construction of the speedway in 1949. The program is headlined by a 49-lap feature for the big-block/small-block Modifieds of the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP. A Sunday rain date of March 13 will be in effect.
Georgetown will open the STSS South Region championship battle of ’16 and will also conclude the series in late-summer with the traditional ‘Blast at the Beach’ special on Aug. 30.
In March, STSS Modifieds will race 49 laps for $4,900-plus to win and $490 just to take the green flag in honor of Joseph’s No. 49. Lap money, bonuses and other contingency awards will make the day’s event more lucrative for participants. A number of fan promotions are in the works as well.
“As we open a new chapter in Georgetown’s long history, we look back at the man responsible for constructing the speedway,” Georgetown promoter Brett Deyo said. “Few people have contributed as much to racing in Delaware as Melvin Joseph and we are pleased his family gave us the approval to celebrate his accomplishments.”
Preceding the Saturday, March 12 program at Georgetown is an open practice set for Friday night, March 11. Competitors are urged to test and tune on Friday night in preparation for Saturday’s opener.
Lap sponsorships ($20 per lap), bonus award and other marketing opportunities for the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial are available now. Contact Brett Deyo at 845.728.2781 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about involvement in the event.
The most recent STSS event at Georgetown took place on Sept. 1, 2015 with local standout Jordan Watson of Milford, Del., besting an all-star ‘Blast at the Beach’ field that included drivers from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
Crate 602 Sportsman will be featured in the afternoon’s program with qualifying and a 20-lap feature paying $1,000 to win, in addition to the Little Lincoln, Delmarva Chargers and Southern Delaware Vintage Racing Club with feature-only events.
The Melvin L. Joseph Memorial will mark the first event under the new BD Motorsports Media LLC management team at Georgetown. Previously, Deyo and driver/racing businessman Eric Kormann leased the speedway for the pair of ‘Blast at the Beach’ events run during the last two summers. A limited schedule of exciting, special events is set for the ’16 campaign at Georgetown.
A number of ongoing clean-up and restoration projects at the speedway should provide a more fan- and racer-friendly experience.
The STSS South Region boasts an exciting seven-race schedule for ’16 with the aforementioned two stops at Georgetown (March 12 and Aug. 30), and events at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway April 17, Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa. (May 10), Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del. (May 26), New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway (June 14) and Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa. (July 31).
For further information on the Short Track Super Series, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail email@example.com, call 845.728.2781, like Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.
Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1950, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.
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Fulton Speedway exploring new 604 Modified Class; Informational Meeting slated for January 6
By Dave Medler
BALDWINSVILLE, NY (December 23, 2015) – Fulton Speedway Management is exploring the feasibility of a launching a new 604 Modified class for weekly competition.
This class would feature modified cars powered by GM 604 Crate Engines beginning as a step between the Tracey Road Equipment Modified and SUNY Canton Sportsman classes and would begin in 2016.
This class would run in addition to Modified and Sportsman each week, not replace either one.
Interested parties are invited to attend a meeting at the LJL Race Shop on County Route 57 on Wednesday, January 6 at 7pm.
For more information and to express interest, race teams should contact track Marketing Director Cory Reed at (315) 638-4056 or e-mail email@example.com
Modifieds Return To Susquehanna Speedway In 2016
Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP South Region To Visit Renovated Facility Under Leadership Of New Owner Scott Gobrecht & General Manager Kolten Gouse
NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – The roar of Modifieds will return to Susquehanna Speedway in 2016.
During the Dec. 19 Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Awards Banquet in Breinigsville, Pa., series organizer Brett Deyo announced Sunday, July 31 as the date for a South Region event at the Newberrytown, Pa., facility. The 50-lap event offers a massive purse for big-block/small-block Modified racers, with $5,000 minimum going to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green.
The STSS visit is scheduled during the track’s prestigious York County Nationals weekend with a tentative rain date of the following Sunday (Aug. 7).
Susquehanna Speedway has been purchased by businessman Scott Gobrecht, with Kolten Gouse named general manager. As the new leadership team prepares for its first season, improvements to the facility have been plentiful, including but not limited to new grandstand seats, renovated bathrooms, a complete resurfacing of the four-tenths-mile oval, replacing the backstretch guardrail, additional pit parking, and much more.
“I have been following along with the progress at Susquehanna since Scott and Kolten got their renovations started and I am impressed like everyone else,” STSS organizer Deyo said. “Scott, Kolten and I were all able to meet during the PRI (Performance Racing Industry) show in Indianapolis and solidify the date.
“There is storied Modified tradition at Susquehanna, and the track size and location are ideal for our series. The feedback thus far from racers has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s one to mark your calendars for.”
The last time a big-block Modified hit the track at Susquehanna was June 15, 2006, a Super DIRTcar Series event won by Jimmy Horton. The track hosted seven Super DIRTcar Series events from June 21, 1994 through 2006.
The most recent small-block Modified race took place on June 14, 2009. Meme DeSantis topped a field of 31 cars to take the checkered.
Modifieds were featured as a regular weekly attraction at Susquehanna from 1993 through the 2003 season.
The STSS South Region schedule is now set for ’16 with seven dates at six venues. The series opens at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway on March 12 and concludes at the historic track on Aug. 30. Also hosting STSS South Region events are Bridgeport (N.J.), Big Diamond in Minersville, Pa., New Egypt (N.J.) and Delaware International in Delmar, Del.
Ryan Watt of Boyertown, Pa., is the reigning STSS South Region champion. He pocketed $7,500 for his ’15 title, earning four top-10 finishes in the five events contested. Watt bested New York’s Anthony Perrego for the crown.
Short Track Super Series South Region 2016 Schedule
Saturday, March 12 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Melvin L. Joseph Memorial
Sunday, April 17 – Bridgeport Speedway/Bridgeport, NJ – South Jersey Shootout
Tuesday, May 10 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA – Anthracite Assault (Combo)
Thursday, May 26 – Delaware International Speedway/Delmar, DE – Diamond State 50
Tuesday, June 14 – New Egypt Speedway/New Egypt, NJ – Dirty Jersey 4
Sunday, July 31 – Susquehanna Speedway/Newberrytown, PA – York County Nationals
Tuesday, August 30 – Georgetown Speedway/Georgetown, DE – Blast at the Beach 3
$59,700 Distributed At First Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Awards Banquet
Stewart Friesen (North Region), Ryan Watt (South Region)
BREINIGSVILLE, PA – The Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP officially concluded its 2015 season on Saturday night in festive fashion.
For the first time, the STSS hosted an Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn Conference Center of Breinigsville, Pa. A point fund of $59,700 cash was distributed to competitors, in addition to product and other certificates, before more than 150 attendees.
Stewart Friesen, who earned the STSS Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region title and Ryan Watt, the Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region champion, led the list of honorees. Brian Carber was also in the limelight as the XCel 600 Modified mini-series champion.
Following a delicious buffet-style dinner and opening comments by series director Brett Deyo, the STSS announcing team of Jeff Ahlum and Leon Andrus took the podium to commence the awards ceremony. A multimedia presentation accompanied the point presentation.
Friesen, of Sprakers, N.Y., dominated the eight-race STSS Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region en route to the $15,000 title. Driving the Jeff Daley-owned No. 44, Friesen started the season with a win at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., in the ‘Hard Clay Open’ and scored three straight victories during the summer stretch with the ‘Crazy 8s Special’ at I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y., the ‘Hustlin’ the High Banks 51’ at N.Y.’s Woodhull Raceway and the Wade Decker Memorial at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y.
Four wins, plus a pair of runner-up finishes (at Pa.’s Big Diamond and Thunder Mountain’s June event) and a sixth in the I-88 Short Track SuperNationals finale allowed Friesen to accrue 790 points.
“The Short Track Super Series offers a great product,” noted Friesen upon collecting his championship hardware and embroidered American Racer jackets for both he and car owner Jeff Daley. “We really enjoyed getting out to some different places racing on the series this year; Woodhull comes to mind as a really cool event we were able to win.
“We started out with a win at Orange County and kept rolling from there. Jeff Daley gave us great equipment and Eric Mack my crew chief had us dialed in.”
Danny Johnson of Rochester, N.Y., earned second-place laurels, having four top-five finishes and five top-10 finishes with the Chris Gennarelli No. 27J. Johnson totaled 656 points and also won the “post-season” ‘Gobbler’ event at Accord (N.Y.) Speedway. He received $7,000.
2014 champion Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., placed third in the standings with six top-10 finishes in eight events including a second in the July ‘Crazy 8s Special’ at I-88 (633 points - $3,500). Completing the top-five were Jeff Heotzler of Wallkill, N.Y., earning 584 points and $2,500 with four top-10 finishes in the Mel Schrufer No. 2A and Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y., with the New York Truck Parts No. 55, totaling 582 points with five top-10 finishes ($2,000).
Drivers finishing sixth through 12th, respectively, were I-88 Short Track SuperNationals winner Danny Creeden of Wurtsboro, N.Y. (574 points - $1,650); three-time top-10 finisher Mike Mahaney of King Ferry, N.Y., with 548 points ($1,550); Accord ‘Battle of the Bullring’ victor Jackie Brown Jr. of Hurley, N.Y. (484 points - $1,450); Tommy Meier of Waldwick, N.J., with a best finish of second at Accord (480 points - $1,350); Woodhull king Billy Van Pelt of Westfield, Pa. (460 points - $1,250); Jeff Strunk of Boyertown, Pa. (405 points - $750); and sophomore Modified driver Nick Nye of Groton, N.Y. (346 points - $650).
Eight drivers entered the STSS Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region finale at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway with a chance to win the champions. One driver, Boyertown, Pa.’s Ryan Watt, emerged with the crown. Watt demonstrated both consistency and perseverance in his run to the title, including fourth-place finishes at Bridgeport (N.J.), New Egypt (N.J.) and Georgetown (Del.).
Watt and his Ron Roberts-fielded team battled through mid-race skirmishes to finish seventh at Big Diamond and 11th at Delaware International to earn 437 points and the $7,500 title.
Watt received a trophy and American Racer jackets for car owner Roberts and wife Lesley.
“When this series came out last winter, we made it a priority for our team,” Watt said. “We’ve run well at all the tracks on the series. Bridgeport is our home track and we’ve won at New Egypt and Big Diamond. I haven’t been able to win yet in Delaware, but we run well when we race down there at Georgetown and Delaware International.
“The high-paying series races made it more attractive for us to go out and race. Ron Roberts gave us what we needed, big-block, small-block, we had it.”
New York’s Anthony Perrego finished runner-up to Watt with four top-10 finishes in the five events, earning 416 points and $3,000. David Van Horn Jr., the ‘Diamond State 50’ winner at Delaware International and second-place finisher in the Bridgeport ‘South Jersey Shootout’ placed third. The Harmony, N.J., native accrued 402 points and received $2,250.
Two-time series winner at Bridgeport and Big Diamond – Rick Laubach of Hellertown, Pa. – finished fourth in the standings with 400 points ($1,500) and Billy Pauch Jr. of Frenchtown, N.J., was fifth with three top-10 finishes in the John Pakenham No. 18, accruing 347 points ($1,200).
Completing the top-10 were Craig Von Dohren of Oley, Pa., driving the Dick Biever No. 14s with two third-place finishes and 338 points ($1,000); Jamie Mills of Milford, Del. (336 points - $900); Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass. (292 points - $850); Brad Trice of Parsonsburg, Md. (284 points - $800); and Georgetown ‘Blast at the Beach’ winner Jordan Watson of Milford, Del. (281 points -$750).
Drivers recognized for having perfect attendance outside the top-10 were Brian Kressley of Orefield, Pa., Matt Jester of Milford, Del., Shawn Ward of Hurlock, Md., and Neal Williams of Glassboro, N.J. Each perfect attendance driver was eligible for $250.
STSS coordinator Brett Deyo presented a number of special awards.
Two Sportsmanship Awards were handed out. The South Region recipient was driver and business owner Brian Kressley, whose Kressley’s Auto Sales business in Claussville, Pa., provides the STSS pace truck. Kressley, while in the top-10 in points, gave up the seat of his car to Rick Laubach in the Georgetown South finale so Laubach could chase a championship.
In the North Region, all-around “good guy” Craig Hanson of Johnstown, N.Y., was recognized with a Sportsmanship Award for his commitment to the series and his family’s willingness to help and promote the STSS.
Entering the Georgetown STSS South Region final event, David Van Horn Jr. held the point lead. Van Horn was in position to win the title when a parts failure sent him to the pits late in the race. As such, Van Horn was selected as the Hard Luck Award recipient.
Andy Bachetti was bestowed the STSS Best Appearing Car Award for his immaculate black and fluorescent No. 34 mounts.
The 2015 Contribution to the Series Award went to Jeff Behrent of Behrent’s Performance Warehouse. Behrent has been pivotal in landing many of the contingency and product sponsors competitors enjoy while racing with the STSS. He is also the owner of the Tommy Meier-driven No. 3 on the series.
Gary Mann received the Car Owner of the Year Award. Mann’s team supported every North and South event this season, running all 12 points-paying events at the two ‘Gobbler’ events at Accord Speedway with driver Anthony Perrego, traveling a total of 3,369 miles from their race shop in Wurtsboro, N.Y.
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BANQUET BITS: Series director Brett Deyo outlined plans for the upcoming 2016 season which will again feature North and South regions. A South Region date has been added to the original tentative schedule: Sunday, July 31 at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., a return of big-block Modifieds for the first time since 2006 at the facility recently purchased by Scott Gobrecht….A review of the 2015 STSS season by the numbers was truly impressive. During the recently completed season, 667 feature-event laps were run. Each lap was sponsored for a minimum of $20 per lap. A total of $20,167 was distributed in lap money alone to series racers. Additional bonus money (heat money, Hard Charger Awards, etc.) added up to $14,557. Base purses paid totaled $360,137 and the point fund distributed was $59,700. All told, racers received $394,841 from the STSS in ’15…. A drawing of North Region top point-getters for a Henry Stainless Steel Exhaust System went to Mike Mahaney. Meanwhile, Anthony Perrego’s name was drawn for a wrap, worth $850, by Pilat Graphic Design. Billy Pauch Jr. was the recipient of an outer body kit from S&D Bodyline of Bath, Pa., a drawing of drivers with perfect attendance in the North and South regions, respectively…. Contingency and product awards were plentiful, in addition to a slew of door prize gifts….2016 STSS openers are set for Orange County Fair Speedway on April 2 (North) and Georgetown Speedway March 12 (South)….
2015 FONDA SPEEDWAY SEASON IN REVIEW
By: Ron Szczerba
The Track of Champions Fonda Speedway celebrated its 64th season of consecutive years of competition in 2015 on the ½ mile Montgomery County Fairgrounds track. It was promoter Matt DeLorenzo’s second season of running the speedway and because of the rough winter of 2014/2015 he lost his first two events of the 2015 season due to a heavy snow pack that just didn’t want to go away along with a deep frost in the ground that just didn’t want to thaw.
DeLorenzo also suffered three other rain outs during the season besides the first two events but after the last rain out on June 27 the remaining events were run right through September without any interference from the weather.
Leading the way in the modified division just as he had done in the last three seasons was Sprakers, NY driver Stewart Friesen in the Tadd Parks owned/Parks Companies sponsored Teo Pro car. Together in 2015 the Parks/Friesen combination won 11 events in the modified division at the Track of Champions to bring their all-time win total to 40 in just four full racing seasons of competition at the track. They also won their fourth consecutive track title which had been done only once before by none other than the winningest driver in the history of the Fonda Speedway Jumpin’ Jack Johnson who reached that feat in 1993, 1994, 1995, & 1996.
Besides all of his modified division victories in 2015 Friesen also won the Empire Super Sprint (ESS) feature on the final weekend of the 2015 season in September in his wife Jessica Zemken-Friesen’s #1Z sprint car!
Bobby Varin was next in line for wins in the modified division in 2015 with three wins on the season raising his career win total to 52. Mark Kislowski (three career wins) and Jeremy Wilder (five career wins) each had two wins during the 2015 season while Danny Varin (seven career wins), and Billy Decker (three career wins) both had one win apiece.
Decker’s win in the Super DIRTcar Series event in the final race of the 2015 season was his first win at the Track of Champions since 9/24/1988 after a 27 year drought! There were no first time winners in the modified division in 2015.
In the 602 sportsman division Rocky Warner drove the Jake and Nancy Spraker owned #1J to a division leading five wins to bring his win total in the division to 13. Warner also took home his second consecutive track championship in the division in 2015 and is the first driver to win two titles at the Track of Champions in the 602 sportsman division.
Following Warner in the number of wins in the division with four was Dave Constantino (14 career wins) and Cody Bleau with two wins (seven career wins). Drivers capturing one feature win in 2015 with their career win totals in parenthesis were Chris Schaffer (two), Connor Cleveland (two), Tim Hartman Jr. (two), Mark Mortensen (the current all-time win leader with a total of 15), Adam McAuliffe (six), Ricky Quick (three), and Cody Clark (two). Capturing their first career wins in the division were Chad Edwards and Ivan Joslin.
The limited sportsman division was new at Fonda in 2015 with eight events being run during the season. Leading the way in the division with three feature wins was Nick Scavia who was moved up to the regular 602 sportsman division after his third win on 7/4/2015. Once Scavia was moved up it allowed Don Folts to capture the track title in the division with one feature win. Other drivers with one feature win in the division were Chris Curtis, Rob Lanfear, Rob VanAernam, and John Stowell.
CBS Sports Network Broadcasts 2015 NAPA Super Dirt Week and Night One of the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals
The Finale at the Fairgrounds NAPA Super DIRT Week kicks off coverage on December 13
CONCORD, N.C. - Dec. 7, 2015 - CBS Sports Network kicks off three weeks of World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series action on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. with NAPA Super DIRT Week's Syracuse 200 from the New York State Fairgrounds.
Veteran play-by-play broadcaster Dave Rieff joins color analyst Shane Andrews, the voice of the Super DIRTcar Series, as well as reporters Tony Bokhoven and Bob Dillner for the 'Finale at the Fairgrounds.'
The Bad Boy Buggies World Finals night one airs the following week on Sunday, December 20 at 5 p.m. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series take on the Dirt Track at Charlotte for one of the final events of the 2015 season.
Rieff returns to the broadcast booth with analysis from Andrews and sprint car hall-of-famer Brad Doty. Bokhoven and Bobby Gerould provide all of the latest from the pits.
Night one of the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals will be replayed on Monday, December 21 at 3 a.m.
CBS Sports Network is available across the United States and Canada through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com/.
CBS Sports Network Broadcast Schedule
Dec. 13, 2015 6 p.m.
Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds
Dec. 14, 2015
Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds Replay
Dec. 17, 2015
CBS Sports Network
Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds Replay
Dec. 18, 2015
Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds Replay
Dec. 20, 2015
World of Outlaws World Finals Night One at the Dirt Track at Charlotte
Dec. 21, 2015
Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals Night One at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Replay
PENN CAN SPEEDWAY BANQUET TO HONOR 2015 CHAMPIONS ON JANUARY 23RD AT THE MONTDALE COUNTRY CLUB
SUSQUEHANNA, PA…Penn Can Speedway will pay tribute to its 2015 champions on Saturday, January 23rd. The Penn Can Speedway banquet will be held at the Montdale Country Club in Scott Township. Track Champions in all divisions will be honored for their efforts in the 2015 racing season.
The 2015 Track Champions are Kevin Hartnett (Modifieds), Shane Wolf, Jr. (Street Stock), Alec Gennarelli (Sportsman), Jeremy Williams (Factory Stocks) and Michael Robinson (4 Cylinders). Tickets for the festive event are $35 apiece and are available by sending a check to Harpell Motorsports, Inc., P.O. Box 267, Kirkwood, New York 13795. All track employees will receive a $5 discount.
Cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Awards presentations will take place from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Entertainment will keep the party going until 11:00 p.m.
The dinner will feature beef, chicken strips, pasta, meatballs, mashed potatoes, corn, pasta salad, cole slaw, rolls and butter and cake. The Montdale Country Club is well known for its delicious food.
In addition to the track champions, the top drivers in the Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and Four Cylinders will be recognized for their accomplishments. There will also be many special awards handed out during the awards ceremony.
Make your plans now to attend the Penn Can Speedway Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 23rd at the Montdale Country Club in Scott Township. For further information please call the speedway winter office at 607-296-4265. When purchasing tickets, please indicate who you would like seated at your table. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Parties of ten can reserve a table together.
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