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EVANS MILLS, NY - While the 2017 season is barely in the record books, preparations are already well underway for 2018 at Evans Mills Speedway.  Management made the announcement this week that the 3/8-mile asphalt oval would make a switch to Friday night racing for the 2018 season.

"The move to Friday nights will provide competitors and fans with an outlet to unwind at the end of the week, while also freeing them up to enjoy Sunday activities with their families" stated Operations Manager Tracy Chirico. "We are currently working on finalizing details of the schedule, which we hope to have available soon." Groups that may be interested in hosting an event at the speedway in 2018 are encouraged to call the office at (315) 221-9180, ext. 1.

The track, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in August of 2017, successfully debuted a crate engine asphalt modified division - called the Mills Modified class - in 2017, which will continue to be the headline class for 2018, as several competitors have already announced plans to join the growing class.

Further details about the 2018 season are expected to be released shortly.

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Any thoughts on well this is going to go? I didn't get up there on a Sunday due to work commitments at Utica-Rome.  I saw they had 6-8 of their new Modified division.  That might be the ticket moving forward, but changing to run against Mohawk might make it tough.

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Friday nights may work out in terms of picking up a few cars in the Super Stock and Legends classes. Right now Spencer is the only other NY asphalt track running on Fridays, and they do not run Super Stocks or Legends weekly. 

Unfortunately, their modified class has sort of put them on an island in terms of rules. The NY SST/sportsman modified tracks all use the open two-barrel motors, and some have a 604 crate option as well. Evans Mills's 602 class most closely aligns with New England's SK Lites, but there are still a lot of major differences. Another track picking up Evans Mills's rules may incentivize guys to build cars, knowing that they're not stuck going to one track. 

I'd love to see an ROC tour race there. The track layout reminds me a lot of the original Shangri-la Speedway. 

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The Evans Mills Speedway is a 3/8 mile, oval asphalt track located in Evans Mills, New York, just outside Fort Drum.

EVANS MILLS, NY - With the 2018 racing season drawing closer, officials at Evans Mills Speedway have made the announcement that their planned 2018 race schedule has shifted, with events from May through the end of August being moved to Saturday nights. September races will still be held on Sundays, as originally scheduled. 

After racing on Sunday afternoons for the past several seasons, the announcement had been made in late October that the 3/8-mile paved oval would switch to Friday nights for the upcoming season. However, the late December sale of neighboring Can-Am Speedway and the subsequent announcement that Can-Am would be racing on Fridays instead of Saturdays prompted Evans Mills management to reconsider their options and opt instead to race on Saturdays.

The Evans Mills Speedway schedule retains the special events that had been announced, including a visit from the Classic Asphalt Modifieds and the 50-lap New York Super Stock (NYSS) Series event. The Classic Asphalt Modifieds will now make their appearance on Saturday, May 19th; and the NYSS event will take place on Saturday, July 7th. The  Oswego Small Block Supermodified race, scheduled for Sunday,  September 16th, is unaffected by the change. All previously purchased season grandstand passes will be honored for the new race dates.

The 2018 schedule at Evans Mills Speedway is slated to kick off with two preseason practice sessions on April 21 and 28, followed by Opening Night on May 5th. A number of special events have already been planned, including two driver autograph sessions, on Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, September 2. The schedule also features four Enduro events on Saturday,  May 26th; Saturday, June 30th; Saturday, August 4th; and Sunday, September 2nd.

The track will host a Firefighter Appreciation Night on May 19th, an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Appreciation Night on June 30th, and a Law Enforcement Officer Appreciation Night on August 25th. The track will once again play host to the "Battle at the Border" INEX Legends Asphalt Nationals Qualifier and Bandolero Championship race on Sunday, September 9th. There will be no racing on Saturday, June 23rd for Graduation Weekend.

On Saturday, June 9th, prior to the start of racing events, the Rusty Wallace Driving Experience will take place at the speedway. The program offers a choice of a "ride along" or driving experience, and gives the race fan or racer a chance to turn laps at the track. More details and booking is available online at www.racewithrusty.com, or by calling (855) 22-RUSTY. 

The growing Mills Modified crate engine asphalt Modified class will continue to headline the schedule at Evans Mills Speedway in 2018. Several drivers have already purchased cars for the upcoming season, adding to the car count from the division's debut in 2017. The Legends and Bandoleros, nationally sanctioned by INEX, will also return to action in 2018; as will the Thunder Stock and 4 Cylinder Truck divisions. After a several-year hiatus, the Sport Compact class will once again be in action.

More information can be obtained by calling (315) 221-9180. 
Tentative 2018 Scheudle
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2018 Schedule

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