Story By: FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY – KIRKWOOD, NY – The 70th consecutive year of racing at Five Mile Point Speedway has certainly been one of a kind. The speedway has been forced to keep the spectator grandstand closed throughout the entire season due to NYS Covid-19 guidelines.
This did not slow any of the enthusiasm of the 70th Anniversary season.
The season comes to a close this Saturday with a double header of racing action and a crowning of the Fall Championship Series Titlists. Racing for the Small Cars begins at 3 p.m. and the Big Car racing program gets underway at 6:15 p.m.
The Fall Championship Series has provided race teams the opportunity to run for a championship after the regular season closed out and season long champions were determined. This Saturday the Fall Championship titlists will be decided with one last day of racing at the famed quarter mile oval. Pit passes are $40 and are good for both the Small Car and Big Car racing programs.
The Small Car racing gets underway at 3 p.m. and consists of 600 Modifieds, FWD Four Cylinder Experts and Novice along with All-Star and Junior Slingshots. The Small Cars have put on some tremendous racing thus far during the fall racing program and this Saturday looks to be no different.
The Big Cars will hit the speedway at 5:45 p.m. with the qualifying heat races set to begin at 6:15 p.m. The Big Car program consists of the Insinger Performance Crate Sportsman, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and Futures Sportsman. Temperatures will be cool so the program will be run off quickly.
The split racing programs serves several purposes but for the teams it means they don’t have to be at the track for extended hours. For the Small Cars they have been running on an extremely smooth and racy surface for their events. The surface for the night racing has been extraordinary and the great racing has been the result for the teams.
Pit gates open at 1 p.m. for the Small Car program with practice at 2:15 p.m. and racing at 3 p.m. The Big Cars will begin their qualifying at 6:15 p.m. This Saturday will bring the 2020 racing season to a close.