By Kenny Shupp Jr.
WOODHULL, NY- Historically the Jim Williams Memorial at the Woodhull Raceway is the biggest attended night of the season. Year after year fans flock to the facility for what is arguable the biggest and best fireworks show in the region. Jim Williams was a great race promoter, Old School, and he did not stand for any shenanigans. Back then social media did not exist and even if it were available, Jim would not have even been bothered with it. He ran a tight- ship and everyone knew where they stood with Jim. It
is in his memory that this event continues.
The fireworks tradition started decades ago by the late Jim Williams who along with his family owned the historic Steuben County Speedway and that torch has been passed onto other track owners including Scott and Amy Drake, Vern Wasson, Ted and Brandy White and current Woodhull Raceway owners, Terry and Niki Brewer. “Even before we purchased the track over two years ago, we knew that Jim Williams Fireworks Night was big. We have been attending the Jim Williams event for a long time and now it is our pleasure to
bring what many consider the best fireworks program in this region to the fans. In 2020 we did not have fireworks because fans were not allowed in, but this season we have a lot planned. That according to the Brewer’s.
A trio of top- notch marketing partners will join forces to sponsor this year’s Jim Williams Memorial Fireworks Show including Schweigart’s Maple Products of Woodhull, Louie’s Gun Shop of Bath and Outback Liquor and Wines of Canisteo.
Schweigart’s is a buyer and seller of maple syrup and maple products as well as handling a complete line of Maple Syrup manufacturing equipment. Located on CR 103 midway between Woodhull and Austinburg, Pa you can look at their extensive web site where you can also order products online including maple syrup, maple candy, sauces and toppings. Owners, Cathy and George are great people and hard workers as they attend numerous functions throughout the year promoting their company brand. For more information log on at www.schweigarts.com or like them on Facebook.
Louie’s Gun Shop is located on West Morris Street in Bath, NY and is a buyer and seller of firearms and ammo. Customers rave about the place claiming that “If Louie’s doesn’t have it, they can get it.” If you are looking for a specific firearm, handgun or ammunition Louie’s Gun Shop is the place to turn for all your outdoor shooting needs. You can go to www.louiesgunshop.com. or www.facebook.comLOUIESGUNSHOP.
Outback Liquor and Wines is in downtown Canisteo at 56 West Main Street and has a complete selection of wines and spirits. By the bottle or by the case, Outback offers a large variety for any taste including NYS wines. Celebrating fourteen years in business Outback is open daily with varying hours. For more details phone 607-698-2222.
On the track as part of the Jim Williams Memorial it will be a Regular Great 8 Show featuring the Insinger Performance Modifieds, the Armstrong RUSH Late Models and the NAPA Crate Sportsman. Also in competition will be the Joe Willcox Performance Street Stocks, the Hobby Stocks and FWD. Big Jim’s Wicked Tee’s sponsored Warriors and Mini Stocks round out the card with all classes running regular distance feature events.
Reserved seating for Fireworks Extravaganza will be on sale at the track the day of the event at a cost of $5.00 a seat. Those reserving seats are required to bring along a blanket or cardboard along with tape to secure their spot.
Times for reserving seats on the day of the event will be posted on Facebook.
Both Pit and Grandstand Gates open at 4:30 with General Admission priced at just $15.
For continual updates leading up to the event including any weather-related issues you can simply go to www.facebook.com/WoodhullRaceway/.
For a complete look at the current points, the 2022 schedule of events, rules, purses, sponsor information and much more log on at www.woodhullraceway.com.
The Woodhull Raceway is located 25 miles west of Corning, 25 miles east of Hornell, 25 miles south of Bath and 25 miles north of Wellsboro, Pa on CR 102 just off Rt 417.
Now celebrating 57 continuous years of providing some of the region’s best race action It’s New York
State’s Toughest Dirt Bull Ring providing “Fan” tastic racing. The Woodhull Raceway!