KIRKWOOD, NY – On Friday, Five Mile Point Speedway released the 2017 racing schedule at the Mike & Michelle Stolarcyk Cars and Trucks Oakdale Mall Car Show. The 67th consecutive season of racing gets underway with a “March Madness” event on Saturday, March 25th. Once again the family structed pricing and racing makes Five Mile Point Speedway the best weekly value in racing.
The 2017 schedule is once again loaded with big racing events and family oriented programs that continues to make Five Mile Point Speedway “The Home Speedway of the Southern Tier”. As in the past children 12 years old and younger will be admitted free to every race event. The extremely popular “Family Five Pack” remains at $30 and includes 2 adult, 3 youth/senior or child tickets along with 5 hot dogs and 5 soda’s. This is truly the best value in all of short track racing. Seven Community Nights load up the 2017 racing schedule. The Community Nights provide free admission on set nights for entire area townships. Residence of those towns simply need to just show photo i.d. at the box office on those slated race nights.
Five Mile Point Speedway owner Andrew Harpell coined the promotion “Pack the Track Night” back in 1994 at the old Tioga Speedway. The fan appreciation event will continue again this season at “The Point” on Saturday, June 3rd. The “Pack the Track Night” event will see grandstand admission on 67 cents as this is the 67th consecutive year of racing. The “Pack the Track Night” takes place every year at the speedway and fans certainly take advantage of this unique opportunity.
On Saturday, March 25th a special “March Madness” race event will get the 67th consecutive season underway. The day will begin with an open paid practice from 12 noon to 3 p.m. This will be open to all racing divisions. The racing action will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a complete “March Madness” racing program for the Street Stocks, Factory Stocks, Front Wheel Driver Four Cylinders and Slingshots. There is a set rain date for the next day – Sunday, March 26th if needed.
The Crate Sportsman will begin their race season on Sunday, April 2nd with the season opener for the GRIT Crate Sportsman Series. These series races are always very popular at the speedway and boast some of the best car counts of the entire GRIT tour. The annual “Tommy Boy 20” for Factory Stocks will be joined by touring events for the Tobias Slingshots and Xcel Modifieds. The FWD Four Cylinders will compete in race number 1 of the “Fantastic Five Series” that early indications have shown will be an awesome opportunity for those teams.
Modified action gets underway on Sunday, April 9th with race number 1 of the four race Sunday Summer Slam Series. This weekend date traditionally serves as a big Modified race at FMP and this year will be no different. Last year Anthony Perrego and Brad Szulewski were Co-Champions of the first Sunday Summer Slam Series. The opener will be 30 laps – $2,000 to win. No speedway in the southern tier region has more high paying shows for Modifieds than FMP this season. Five – $2,000 to win Modified shows are on the schedule along with a $1,500 to win program and the annual Super DIRTcar Series on June 11th that will pay $6,000 to win.
The complete schedule was released on Friday at the annual Mike & Michelle Stolarcyk Cars and Trucks Southern Tier Speedworld show at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City, New York. If the Friday interest was any indication the upcoming season at the quarter mile oval could be one of the best in recent memory. The 2016 season saw a notable increase in car counts in all classes and this year once again looks to see that trend continue. The complete schedule is available on the Five Mile Point Speedway website.
The 2017 racing season gets underway with a special pre-season “March Madness” racing program on Saturday, March 25th. The race will feature the Street Stocks, Factory Stocks, FWD Four Cylinders and Slingshots. The first Crate Sportsman event will take place on Sunday, April 2nd as the opener for the GRIT Crate Sportsman Tour. The Modified lid lifter will also serve as race 1 for the Sunday Summer Slam Series on Sunday, April 9th.
For additional information please phone 607-775-5555 or log on to www.5milepointspeedway.com. You may also email the speedway directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Five Mile Point Speedway – “The Home Speedway of the Southern Tier” where kids 12 and younger are admitted FREE to every race event!
2017 Racing Schedule –
Start times for all Saturday events are as follows: gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 6:05 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 Open Practice (all classes) – 12 noon – 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 4:30 p.m. – “March Madness” Street Stocks (25), Factory Stocks (DOT tires only) (20), Front Wheel Drive Four Cylinders (DOT tires only), Slingshots. (Rain date) Sunday, March 26th.
Saturday, April 1 – Open Practice (1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Free grandstand admission with donation of non-perishable item to benefit CHOW.
*Sunday, April 2 – 5 p.m. GRIT American Racer Sportsman Tour, Tommy Boy 20 for Factory Stocks – 600 Modified Tour Combination event plus Tobias Slingshot Dual Regional Tour + FWD Four Cylinder Fantastic Five Race 1.
Saturday, April 8 – Open Practice (1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Free grandstand admission with donation of non-perishable item to benefit CHOW.
*Sunday, April 9 – 5 p.m. Summer Slam Race 1 for Modifieds 30 laps $2,000 to win – Fight Night Street Stocks
Sunday Slam Series for Xcel 600 Modifieds – FWD Four Cylinders – (25 show up points for Mods) (rain date for 4/2 GRIT)
Saturday, April 15 Open Practice (1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Free grandstand admission with donation of non-perishable item to benefit CHOW.
*Saturday, April 22nd Southern Tier Open for Modifieds 40 laps – $2,000 to win – Season Opening point races for Crate Sportsman, Factory Stocks, Lightning Cat Expert/Novice and Slingshots.
Saturday, April 29 – Official Modified Season Opening Point Race – 30 laps – $1,500 to win plus complete racing program.
Saturday, May 6 – Complete racing program.
Saturday, May 13 – no racing – off for track improvements…
Saturday, May 20th – Complete racing program plus 600 Modified North Tour.
Saturday, May 27th – Complete racing program.
Saturday, June 3 – “Pack the Track Night” – .67 cent grandstand admission celebrating 67 years of racing. Point races for Crate Sportsman, Factory Stocks, Lightning Cats and Slingshots. (food & drinks not permitted to be brought in this night).
*Sunday, June 11 – DIRTcar Super Dirt Series 67 for Modifieds – GRIT Sportsman – 600 Modified North Tour plus FWD Four Cylinder Fantastic Five Race 2. (25 show up points for Crate Sportsman and Lightning Cat Experts).
Saturday, June 17 – Complete racing program – Youth Night (all kids 17 years old and younger FREE).
Saturday, June 24 – no racing.
Saturday, July 1 – Complete racing program.
Saturday, July 8 – Complete racing program.
*Sunday, July 16 –Summer Slam Series Race 2 for Modifieds – 30 laps – $2,000 to win plus Fight Night Street Stocks, Summer Slam Series for Xcel 600 Mods, Factory Stocks, Lightning Cats (25 show up points for weekly classes).
Saturday, July 22 – Complete racing program.
*Saturday, July 29 – 53rd Heath Memorial Modifieds 40 laps $2,000 to win – “Little Mike’s Race to Win” $1,000 to win for IMCA style Modifieds – 600 Modified North Tour plus Crate Sportsman, Factory Stocks, Lightning Cats. (Slingshots off).
Saturday, August 5 – No racing.
Sunday, August 13 – Summer Slam Modified Race 3 – 30 laps – $2,000 to win plus complete program for all weekly classes (show up points for all classes).
Saturday, August 19 – Complete racing program – 600 Modified North Tour.
*Saturday, August 26 – Season Championship Night for all divisions.
*Sunday, Sept. 17th – Modified Summer Slam Finale 30 laps – $2,000 to win – Crate Sportsman $850 to win “Great Crate Race Qualifier” plus IMCA style Modifieds and FWD Four Cylinder Fantastic Five Race 3.
Friday, Oct. 6th & Saturday, Oct. 7th National Quarter Mile Dirt Cup Championship Weekend
*Friday, October 6th – GRIT Sportsman $1,000 to win – Modifieds – Four Cylinder Open – 600 Modified North Tour
*Saturday, October 7th – Factory Stocks, Tobias Slingshot National, $2,000 to win GRIT Crate Sportsman Great Crate Race Qualifier – 600 Modified Combination Tour plus FWD Four Cylinder Fantastic Five Race 4.________________________
*Saturday, October 28th – Great Crate Race for Sportsman plus $1,000 to win FWD Fantastic Five Finale (other classes tba)…
*Schedule subject to change without notice – weekly racing program consists of Big Block/Small Block Modifieds, Crate Sportsman, Factory Stocks, Lightning Cats and Slingshots.
Five Mile Point Speedway – Kids 12 and younger FREE at every racing event!
607 – 775 – 5555 – www.5milepointspeedway.com
Home of the weekly “Family Five Pack” – $30 includes 2 adult grandstand tickets, 3 senior/youth or child tickets plus 5 soda’s and 5 hot dogs.