Championship Night Friday at Albany-Saratoga

MALTA, NY – The final month of the 2017 racing season at Albany-Saratoga will kick off on Friday night September 1. On the line are the track championships in the Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions.

While the Modified division will run a regular 35-lap feature the Sportsman will run the final “Sowle Trailer Repair Sportsman Series” race of the season. They will crown a champion in both that series as well as the track champion. The Pro Stocks will run the “Featherfoot Warrior Series” as well as the crown a track champion. Also on the card will be the Limited Sportsman, 4-Cylinders, and Street Stock, divisions.

Fireworks will the fill the sky over “The Great Race Place” on Friday night. The Fireworks were originally scheduled for the 4th of July weekend however Mother Nature had other ideas. As a result, they are now going to be on Labor Day weekend.

Looking at the point standings in the Modified division, Peter Britten fresh off his win last Fri-day night holds a 15 point advantage over Keith Flach. Unofficially a fourth place finish by Britten would clinch his first track championship at the Malta oval.

In the Sportsman division, Rocky Warner holds a comfortable 54 point margin over Connor Cleveland. With only a 40 point margin between first and last place in the feature Warner has already wrapped up the championship.

In the “Sowle Trailer Repair Sportsman Series,” Warner leads Tim Hartman by 12 points. Warn-er would need to finish fourth to wrap up the Series championship. So although 21st would garner him the track championship it probably will not gain him the “Sowle Trailer Repair Series” crown.

In the Pro Stocks, Kenny Martin has a 38 point advantage on Kim Duell. Unofficially a 21st place finish for Martin would sew up the championship.

Racing will start at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults and $2 for children under 11. Pit admission is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m.

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About Albany-Saratoga Speedway: Conveniently located at 2671 U.S. Route 9, Malta, NY 12020 the 4/10 mile dirt track is approximately one mile North of Exit 12 off I-87. Racing takes place every Friday night at 7 p.m. from mid-April to mid-September and features DIRTcar Modifieds (Big Block / Small Block combined), DIRTcar Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, DIRTcar Pro Stocks, Street Stocks and 4-Cylinders. “The Great Race Place” grandstand gate opens at 5 p.m.; pit gate opens at 4 p.m. The facility provides the ultimate fan-friendly location for motorsports entertainment including free parking and camping.