KIRKWOOD, NY – Five Mile Point Speedway held another very successful practice session on Wednesday night. After two failed attempts to officially start the 68th consecutive race season due to the wet and cold spring the speedway has made a very popular decision to jump start the season. Five Mile Point Speedway will now host a racing program on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. The originally scheduled race for Sunday remains intact as well. Racing on Sunday will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday setting up a double header weekend.
The Open Practice session originally set up for Saturday will still take place but has been moved up to 12 noon and run until 3 p.m. Then the first official race of 2018 in the southern tier will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The effort made by track crews this winter and spring has paid off. The brand new clay speedway surface put down in December was in fantastic shape on Wednesday evening for the open practice rounds. Track crews have been working overtime removing snow and prepping the Five Mile Point Speedway racing surface in preparation for this Saturday’s season opening event.
Five Mile Point Speedway owner Andrew Harpell commented on the newly added race event for this Saturday, “We have certainly been monitoring the weekly weather trends and with Saturday’s warm temperatures predicted we couldn’t pass up this opportunity to jump start the 2018 racing season.” He added, “We have worked very hard this spring to be in this position to race this Saturday and Sunday and our new racing surface has been excellent during the first two practice sessions we held.”
On Saturday racing will officially get underway at 5 p.m. The four – division program will be highlighted by a $1,000 to win GRIT Crate Sportsman event. The race was originally scheduled for April 8th but was postponed due to the cold and wet conditions. The Summer Slam program for Xcel 600 Modifieds and Street Stocks will be joined by the Fantastic Five FWD Four Cylinders on Saturday’s racing card.
On Sunday racing will begin at 4 p.m. The Crate Sportsman will have their first Sunday Summer Slam event at the speedway paying another $1,000 to the race winner. The All-Star Street Stock Tour, Xcel 600 Modified Tour, Four Cylinder Open and Factory Stocks will be fill out the card on Sunday.
For additional information please phone 607-775-5555 or log on to www.5milepointspeedway.com. You may also email the speedway directly at email@example.com. Complete pricing, order of events and race rules can be found on our website. Five Mile Point Speedway – “The Home Speedway of the Southern Tier” where kids 12 and younger are admitted FREE to every race event!
Saturday, April 14th – Open Paid Practice – 12 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. Pit Gates Open
Pit Admission: $20
Grandstand: Free Admission with the donation of a non-perishable item to benefit CHOW.
(pits will be cleared after practice – teams that bought the dual pit pass will just assemble at concession stand to check wrist bands – do not have to go back down to pit sign in booth)
Saturday, April 14th Race Program – Order of Events & Pricing
3:15 p.m. Pit and grandstand gates cleared.
3:30 p.m. Gates Re-open
4:15 p.m. Practice in the following order: Xcel 600 Summer Slam Mods, GRIT Crate Sportsman, Fantastic Five FWD 4 Cylinders, Summer Slam Street Stocks.
5:00 p.m. Xcel 600 Mod Summer Slam Heats – (8 laps)
GRIT Crate Sportsman Heats (8 laps)
FWD 4 Cylinder Heats (6 laps)
Street Stock Heats (8 laps)
Consolations as needed (tba)
Fantastic Five FWD Four Cylinder 2017 Top Driver Introductions
Xcel 600 Modified Feature (20 laps) ($250 to win)
Summer Slam Street Stock Feature (25 laps) ($650 to win)
FWD 4 Cylinder Feature (20 laps) ($400 to win)
GRIT Crate Sportsman Feature (25 laps) ($1,000 to win)
Grandstand Admission: Kids 12 and younger FREE! – Adults $15; Senior (ages 65 and older): $13 – Students (ages 13 – 17): ONLY $5.
The Amazing Family Five Pack Deal – two Adult tickets, three Senior/Students tickets, five hot dogs and five sodas – ONLY $30
Race Pit Admission: $30
Dual Pit Pass: $50 (pay upon paid practice entry – includes race and practice and those with the dual wristbands won’t have to clear the pit area prior the race program).
Please note…Factory Stock teams can run American Racers in all Summer Slam Street Stock races to qualify for a $100 posted bonus at each event. All Saturday Summer Slam Races (Xcel, Street Stock and 4 Cyl. will only award 10 show up points for those slam point standings due to this rescheduling/short notice)…
For more information please phone the Five Mile Point Speedway offices at 607-775-5555 or log on to www.5milepointspeedway.com. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, April 15th Race Program Schedule
1:30 p.m. Pit gates open.
2:30 p.m. Grandstand gates open.
3:00 p.m. Practice in the following order: Summer Slam Crate Sportsman, Xcel 600 Modified Tour, Fight Night All-Star Street Stocks, Four Cylinder Open, Factory Stocks.
4:00 p.m. Racing begins.