67th Season Begins Sunday at Five Mile Point

KIRKWOOD, NY – Five Mile Point Speedway fell victim to the weather on Saturday postponing the open practice session. All systems are a go for the 67th Season Opener tomorrow (Sunday, April 2nd). Racing gets underway at 5 p.m. Kids 12 years old and younger will be admitted FREE of charge.

A big opening day afternoon of racing will kick off the 67th consecutive season opener in fine fashion. The Crate Sportsman teams will do battle for the first event of the season. In addition, there will be regional touring races for both the Xcel 600 Modifieds and Tobias Slingshots. The “Tommy Boy 20” annual Factory Stock opener will be joined by race one of the Four Cylinder “Fantastic Five” program slated for this season at Five Mile Point Speedway. Modified race teams will be permitted to practice in three practice rounds that will be added to the racing program for those teams.

On Sunday, racing gets underway at 5 p.m. with the 67th season opening event. The GRIT Crate Sportsman Series will compete in a 30 lap opening event for their series this season. Race teams from all over the northeast will converge on the quarter mile oval for this $1,000 to win special event deemed the third annual “Coldcracker” event.

In 1951 Anna and Irving Heath opened the historic Five Mile Point Speedway. The race is one of the oldest consecutively operated speedway’s in the entire Unite States. This season will mark the 67th consecutive year of racing. Andrew Harpell, the current owner of the speedway is the grandson of track founders Anna and Irving Heath.

The 67th consecutive season opener is set for Sunday, April 2nd with the GRIT Crate Sportsman season opener headlining the action. Race time is 5 p.m. The Modified season opener will take place on Sunday, April 9th with race number one of the Sunday Summer Slam Series at the speedway.

For additional information please phone 607-775-5555 or log on to www.5milepointspeedway.com. You may also email the speedway directly at fivemilepoint1@aol.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!