Genesee Ready to Welcome Invaders for 1st Annual Topless Crate Nationals


BATAVIA, NY – The 2017 Season is almost over, but not until it goes out with a bang.

This Saturday and Sunday, the Genesee Speedway will host the 1st Annual Topless Crate Nationals. It is a two-day event featuring nine enormous races, all with impressive payouts, over $50,000 in total payout is set for the weekend.

The most prominent payouts, of course, will be the $3,000-to-win, $300-to-start Features on Sunday for the Sportsman and Crate Late Models. To add to the fun, three of the divisions will peel the roofs off to see the sky while they race against the area’s top stars. Information about the rule adjustments is available on the website and on the Genesee Facebook page. In order to qualify for these Sunday features though, the teams will need to role in on Saturday to qualify for the big show. As an added bonus though, both divisions will run 25-lap, $1,500-to-win races on Saturday, with separate qualifying races included. These will be the two most heralded trophies handed out at Genesee all season long and a host of names are expected to be on hand to see if they can nail the setup on the 1/3-mile.

The street stock portion of the weekend has grown by leaps and bounds over the last month, with the division now running both afternoons in separate $1,000-to-win features. This is sure to bring in competitors from across the area to see if they can take home their share of the pie.

The mini stocks will also be running both days with a pair of $300-to-win features. To round out the racing card, the 360 Late Models make their final appearance this year on Saturday with a special $600-to-win race and, oh yeah, they will go topless too!

Racing on both Saturday and Sunday will start at 3:00 P.M., with hot laps possible at 2:00 P.M. Two-day passes are available and pit gates will swing open at Noon and plenty of camping will be available to make it a weekend that you simply can’t miss. For more information, visit

Saturday, September 16
Pits open at Noon, Racing at 3:00 PM
Topless Crate Late Models: $1,500-to-win (plus Sunday Heat Races)
Topless Crate Sportsman: $1,500-to-win (plus Sunday Heat Races)
Topless 360 Late Models: $600-to-win
Street Stocks: $1,000-to-win
Mini Stocks: $300-to-win

Saturday, September 17
Pits open at Noon, Racing at 3:00 PM
Topless Crate Late Models: $3,000-to-win
Topless Crate Sportsman: $3,000-to-win
Street Stocks: $1,000-to-win
Mini Stocks: $300-to-win