Story By: ANDREW HARPELL / FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY – KIRKWOOD, NY – Lingering cold weather and wet conditions has again led to the postponement of the 68th consecutive season opening race at Five Mile Point Speedway.
An open practice will still be held this Sunday, April 8th for the race teams between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. For spectators they can check out the practice with the donation of a non-perishable food time to benefit CHOW. The opening day race event will now be held on Sunday, April 15th.
After a very successful practice last Saturday the race teams will have another opportunity to test their new race equipment this Sunday. The speedway racing surface went through a major overhaul during the month of December with a record amount of new clay put down. The new surface held up very well last Saturday and each practice day will only help the new surface prior to the first racing action of the season.
Five Mile Point Speedway owner Andrew Harpell commented, “Although we are disappointed to have to hold back our opener another week we are extremely excited about the upcoming season. All indications look to an outstanding year of racing at Five Mile Point Speedway.” He added, “Temperatures look like they will be moderating by the end of next week and everyone is excited to get the first racing event underway next Sunday.”
The Sunday, April 15th season opening race program will begin at 4 p.m. The Crate Sportsman, All-Star Street Stocks, Xcel 600 Modified Tour, Four Cylinders and Factory Stocks will be on the card. Teams from all over the northeast are expected for the big opening day event. The Crate Sportsman will run in their first Sunday Summer Slam event paying $1,000 to the race winner.
For fans, children 12 years old and younger are always admitted in to the grandstand free of charge. For residence of Bradford County (PA) this will be the opportunity of the season. All county residence will be admitted free next Sunday as part of our annual Community Nights.
The 68th consecutive season opener will be a big jump start to a very busy schedule of racing at action at the historic quarter mile oval. The Modifieds will begin their Sunday Summer Slam racing program on Sunday, April 22nd.
For additional information please phone 607-775-5555 or log on to www.5milepointspeedway.com. You may also email the speedway directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!