FULTONVILLE, NY – Today Glen Ridge promoters, Mike Parillo and Ray Sefrin announced that they will give out $11,000 in point fund money to five divisions of regular weekly racers. Each division champion will be awarded $1000 plus a trophy and the remainder of the money will be given out to the second through fifth place in points in the five weekly divisions from Crate Modifieds to Sr. Slingshots.
When they took over at Glen Ridge Parillo and Sefrin looked for a way to come up with an incentive for racers and fans to come to their Sunday night track. They dropped the adult admission price to $8.00, $6.00 for seniors and committed to providing good and affordable food at the concession stands.
For the racers they came up with an idea for a point fund, one that did not include the normal 50/50. They collected an extra $10 each week from drivers at the pit gate which the track matched. In a short ten weeks of points they accumulated $11,000. And this is all minus any contribution from the 50/50 or sponsors. The weekly 50/50 was divided between fans and drivers each week. The driver finishing in the position drawn at the end of the feature in a pre-determined division of the night was awarded half of the 50/50 money. The other half was taken home by a lucky fan.
When most promoters were looking at the month of July saying their season is half over two gentlemen began their maiden voyage as promoters at the fast 1/4 mile on the hill in Fultonville, NY. Mike Parillo and Ray Sefrin brought new life to Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and within a few short months they have put their best foot forward in bringing both race cars and fans back to the oval.
With this season winding down for the two new promoters they are currently setting up next years schedule. Plans are to begin racing on Sunday, April 8, 2018 with an open practice session. They will add Street Stocks to the weekly racing card. As soon as the gate closes on the 2017 season on October 28th both Parillo and Sefrin will begin work on the facility. One of the first things will be bringing in new clay and working on improving the buildings on the site.
Both promoters feel that they had a successful first season and look forward to bringing more improvements to the popular oval. Imagine what this team will do next.