Story By: MEGAN DUPUY / WOODHULL RACEWAY – WOODHULL, NY – Spring is here which means one thing; it’s race season. Woodhull Raceway kicks off the 2019 race season, this Saturday April 20. Close Racing Supply has signed on to present Opening Night action with a $1,000-to-win event for the Cummings Trucking Crate Late Models.
Located in Eldred, Pennsylvania, Close Racing Supply has been in business since 1996 supplying quality circle track components at competitive prices. CRS has a large inventory of parts for IMCA/UMP modifieds, Late Models, and Stock Clip Cars. They ship parts and components via UPS daily and accepts most major credit cards.
Cummings Trucking Crate Late Models will see $1,000 to win 30 lap race along with Challenge Series Race #1 for the street stock division which will pay $500 to win. Other divisions will include Woodhull Auto Supply Hobby Stocks, Johnson’s Auto Supply FWD, NAPA Crate Sportsman, Daugherty Auto Sales and Service Mini Stocks and Warriors.
Week #2 will be Insinger Performance Modifieds Kick-off and a complete show for all other divisions. Points will begin April 20 for supporting divisions and will start for Modifieds the following week during their debut. The handicap will also begin April 27 for supporting divisions and will start for Modifieds May 4.
Transponder System On Hold Until May 4 For Woodhull Raceway
Early in the off season it was announced Woodhull Raceway would start using a transponder system in all divisions. This was a step up from having no transponders in any division years prior.
The system being used for the 2019 race season will be the MyLaps transponder. All classes will be required to have a transponder. However the system is still being set up and will not be up and running for the first race, April 20.
The system should be up and running the first weekend of May. If the date for this changes drivers will be notified. Due to the system not being set up yet drivers will not need a transponder for the April 20 and April 27 races.
The first race is set for April 20 for all supporting divisions. Fans can find their way into the grandstands Saturday at 4:30 for only $12 for adults 13 and up. Seniors and ages 8-12 will be $6. Children 7 and under are always free at Woodhull Raceway. Free camping is offered on the speedway grounds for those wishing to make it a weekend of family, friends and dirt track racing.