By JR KENNERUP
AFTON, NY – This past week a very successful Afton Motorsports Park employee meeting was held at the Afton River Club. With nearly three feet of snow still on ground and racing is just under one month away. Track promoter Ron Ford and his staff are very optimistic that the Friday April 13th Test and Tune Session will be able to take place.
SEASON PASSES NOW AVAILABLE
Starting this week 2018 Season Passes for the Pits and Grandstands are now on sale. This is a great way to save some money in advance on admission to Afton Motorsports Park. Please contact Track promoter Ron Ford at 607 – 624 – 3772 or 607 – 639 – 1017 ( days ) to purchase your 2018 Afton Motorsports Park season pass.
KLINGER POWER SPORTS INCREASES THEIR SPONSORSHIP
Walton, NY successful businessman Butch Klinger and his Klinger Power Sports are returning to sponsor Afton Motorsports Park in 2018 and they are increasing their involvement. This year Klinger Power Sports will be providing Afton Motorsports Park with two Kawasaki four wheelers for use during the entire 2018 racing season.
KUHN RETURNS TO HEAD UP KIDS CLUB
Wendy Kuhn who took over the Afton Motorsports Park Kids Club early in the season last year, has told track management that she is returning to that position this year.
Wendy has already begun to purchase items that Afton Motorsports Park Kids Club members will receive when they sign up on race nights during the season.
New this year for the Kids Club is every race night one lucky Kids Club Member who has signed up for that evening will receive a free feature pace truck ride. The winner will be able to chose which division they would like to pace the field for the start of their feature.
Also this year sign ups for the Afton Motorsports Park Kids Club will go from 4 pm until 7 pm only.
COCHARDO NAMED PIT STEWARD
Veteran southern tier race official Brian Cochardo has been named by track promoter Ron Ford as the new Pit Steward for the 2018 racing season.
Brian came on board during the racing season last year at Afton Motorsports Park in an observer role. This year Brian will return to a position that all area racers are familiar with him in as the Pit Steward.
Todd Stanton who served as Pit Steward last season will move up to a role assisting track promoter Ron Ford on race nights this year in a variety of duties.
Afton Motorsports Park will be opening up on Friday April 13th with a Test and Tune Session for all divisions racing at the track in 2018. Round two of Test and Tune will take place on Friday night April 20th, each Test and Tune Session is expected to start at 6:30 pm with gates opening at 4pm.
The first point race of the year will take place on Friday night April 27th with all gates opening at 4pm and racing starting at 7 pm sharp. Racing action will be contested on the ZMK Construction Modifieds, Chambers & O’Hara Open Sportsman, Butler Auto Sales Crate Sportsman, Rinker Insurance Agency Street Stocks, IMCA Modifieds, and Four Cylinder Trucks.
Afton Motorsports Park is fast, fun, and furious….come check us out!