By Kenny Shupp JR.
WOODHULL, NY-After recently announcing the class sponsors for 2023 and with the Annual Arnot Mall Car Show set for March 11 and 12, Woodhull Raceway owners, Terry and Niki Brewer have released their full schedule for the upcoming race season.
“We wanted to get this out sooner, but some schedule changes, additions to a few nightly events as well as several new sponsors coming onboard prior to the schedule going to print it pushed the release back a few weeks. We could not have done this without the help of Terry Pierce and Becky Stewart of Southern Tier Customs. It if was not for the huge amount of time and effort that they put into this the schedule would not be what it is and fans and drivers are really going to like what they see in 2023.” That according to the Brewer’s.
It all begins with two practice dates set for Saturday, April 8 and 15, 2022. Gate times and pit admission prices will be announced as the time gets closer.
The first night of race competition will be Saturday, April 22 as Close Racing Supply of Eldred, Pa will be at the track as the nightly event sponsor. Seven of the eight weekly classes will see action with the Modified Division sitting idle.
Then on April 29, the Insinger Performance Modifieds will hit the track for their first night of competition as they will race for $2,100 to win their A Main feature event. The NAPA Sportsman, Southern Tier Customs Street Stocks, Doug Gross RUSH Late Models along with the Wicked Tee’s sponsored Mini Stocks, Warriors and FWD as well as the KMD Excavating Hobby Stocks will also be on the aggressive card. White’s Repair of Westfield, Pa along with a new sponsor in Reaper Forestry Mulching will tag team the night as marketing partners for the event.
The first Doug Gross Construction RUSH Crate Late Model extra distance event will go off May 6 as the full fender ground pounders will race a 30 lap special which pays $1,200 to the winner. Close Racing Supply along with Johnny and Junes will be at the track as event sponsors for the Great 8 Show.
The following week the Wicked Tee’s Front Wheel Drive Class will run a special 25 lap Fast and Furious feature paying a whomping $1,000 to win all sponsored by Superior Propane and the next week on May 20 the Wicked Tee’s Mini’s race for $1,000 to win their 30 lap feature event as Law Enforcement of Steuben County will be at the track to market the show. In addition to the Great 8 Program the IMCA Modifieds will make their first of two stops at the famed high banked one-third of a mile oval.
The month of May wraps up on the 27th as Elkland Moose will present the Annual George Williams Memorial which features an Insinger Performance Modified 30 lap special paying the winner a nifty $2,500. It will also be Autograph Night along with a bed sheet banner competition for the fans.
The late Ted Morseman Sr. will be memorialized on June 3 which will see a Mini Stock Dash for Cash in his name with Kuhn Ventures and Welsh Well Drilling teaming up to co-sponsor the night of action.
The month of June also features Armed Forces Night and a Ladies Powder Puff event as well as King of the Ring one on one elimination races in the KMD Hobby Stocks and Doug Gross Late Models.
June will conclude with the traditional Jim Williams Memorial Fireworks Extravaganza on the 24th.
Sawyer’s RV and Trailer Repair, Hatfield Real Estate, S & D Pools, Twin Tier Detailing, Schweigart’s Sugar Shack, Louie’s Gun Shop and Outback Liquor Wine will all be at the track to sponsor nightly events in the month of June.
For the first time in memory, the Woodhull Raceway will take a “Night Off” on Saturday, July 1, 2023, to give all their drivers, fans, sponsors and employees a chance to celebrate the Independence Day Weekend with their families. The track will then come roaring back on July 8 with the Mid Season Championship Double Point races for all weekly classes with the night being dubbed Race of Remembrance Night with all feature winners bagging an extra $200 on top of their regular purse. A trio of partners will join forces to sponsor the July 8 show including Southern Tier Customs, RLB Trucking and Brown’s Used Cars.
Also scheduled in July, the Empire Super Sprints will return to Woodhull after a fifteen year absence. Cory Sparks was the ESS winner at Woodhull in 2008 and a huge contingent of the 360 winged sprints are expected to converge on the historic Steuben County oval on July 15. Hometown Excavation, AA Construction and CS Tree Service will sponsor the night.
The Annual Christmas in July bicycle giveaway is set for Saturday, July 22 presented by NAPA and the Addison Eagles.
Also scheduled in July will be the Big Bop Dirty 30 for the KMD Hobby Stocks on the 29th. Run in memory of the late Billy Joe Birdsall, the night will also see the second appearance of the IMCA Modifieds along with all the rest of the weekly divisions. The Vintage Cars will also be at the track as the New York State Stock Car Association and Maple City Dodge will team up to sponsor the show.
Dgien Trucking and Maple City Collision will co-sponsor the August 5 event which features the King of the Ring for the Insinger Modifieds. Dgien has attached their name to this event for years as they will be joined by MCC for the Great 8 Show.
Then three days later Tuesday, August 8, the biggest race event of the year will happen at the track as B and H Logging, Empire Crushing and Davis Electric present the Second Annual Honoring Alice Night. Named in honor of the First Lady of the Woodhull Raceway, Alice Williams, the Insinger Modifieds will race for $5,500 to win and they will be joined by the RUSH Crate Late Model Touring Division where the winner will pocket $4,000. The Empire Street Stock Tour will round out the three card show with the winner of the 30 lap feature walking off with $1,000. This is a must see event so mark the date!
The track will then come right back on Saturday, August 12 as Dave’s Custom Logging will be at the track as the NY6A 600 Micro Sprints will return to Woodhull after a highly successful 2022 engagement. A Great 8 program with all the weekly divisions will also be on the card.
Another high dollar Doug Gross Construction RUSH Crate Late Model Special is set for August 19 as Pepsi and Maple City Dodge will be onboard to co-sponsor the Great 8 Show which also includes the CRSA 305 Winged Sprints.
Terry and Niki Brewer will pull the curtain on the month of August on the 26th as Wicked Tee’s will present a regular show which includes a special Race of Champions event. It is also Back to School Backpack Night at the track.
September 2 finds the final Great 8 Show of the season which will also include King of the Ring Specials for the Mini’s and FWD Divisions. Rent a Tent will be at the track to market the night of action.
The Final Point Season Championship Night will occur on Saturday, September 9, 2023, with Superior Propane back at the facility for another night of sponsorship and beginning the following week two consecutive weeks of special events will wrap up the 2023 campaign.
Full Fender Night including the Southern Tier Customs sponsored Woodhull 100 Street Stock event commences on Saturday, September 16. $2,000 plus tons of lap money are up for grabs in one of the highest paying Street Stock races in the region. The Crate LM, Hobby Stocks, Mini and FWD Divisions complete the night.
The Nikk L Brew Restaurant will sponsor the final event of 2023 as the Modifieds will run for a winners check of $2,500. The Mod Squad will be complimented by a $1,500 to win NAPA Crate Sportsman special. The Crate LM, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini’s and FWD round out the card.
Awards for the top point finishers in each weekly division are set for Saturday afternoon, September 30, 2023. The Woodhull Raceway will be the setting for the event as fourth year owners, Terry and Niki Brewer will pull the curtain on their season.
Beginning in early April weekly press releases will be issued regarding each respective night of race activity with a more concise and in depth look into each event and the sponsors that make the show possible.
For a complete look at the 2023 Woodhull Raceway Schedule of Events go to www.Facebook.com/WoodhullRaceway/ or go the to the web at www.woodhullraceway.com.