BALDWINSVILLE, NY – (By Dave Medler) – On Monday, a group of nearly sixty representatives from Brewerton and Fulton Speedway Modified and Sportsman race teams filled the Radisson Ale House for a planning meeting with track owner John Wight and Track Marketing Director, Cory Reed. Wight and Reed laid out their plans for 2014 for both Brewerton and Fulton and provided thoughts for further discussion.
The most notable announcement was that the Tracey Road Equipment Modified class will carry a DIRTcar Sanction at both tracks in 2014. A change to DIRTcar Hoosier tires will be mandatory beginning with opening day at each track. At Brewerton, the class will only run as a DIRTcar Big Block Modified division.
At Fulton, the class will be a mixed class carrying separate track points and DIRTcar bonus points for Big Block and 358-Modifieds.
The 358-modifieds competing at Fulton will be governed exclusively by DIRTcar engine rules following all 358-Modified rules as published in the 2014 DIRTcar Rule Book. Wight made clear that his goal for the 358-Modified class is to provide a suitable platform for teams to step up to the Modified division.
On opening night at Fulton, Modified teams must declare if they will run as a Big Block or 358-Modified for the 2014 season. Track points will be awarded each week for the 358-class as they finish in the Modified feature and those points will be tallied separately from those that are declared big block. Only a single Modified race will be held weekly with a single purse awarded. However, 358-Modifieds will race for a separate year-end point fund and teams will earn DIRTcar Bonus points toward the overall DIRTcar NE point championship.
Despite the tire change for weekly Modified competition, there will be no changes for the 29th Outlaw 200 Weekend at the Fulton Speedway. Modified teams will again race with sail panels and an open tire rule.
Citing healthy car counts in the SUNY Canton Sportsman and E&V Energy Novice Sportsman most technical rules will remain the same. The class will not carry a sanction and will again have a short schedule of events at Brewerton as a complement to a full season at Fulton.
The only potential Sportsman rule change is regarding tires.
Wight plans to start the season with an open tire rule, and allow an ample phase-out period for American Racer tires. Wight would like to have both Sportsman classes exclusively on the DIRT Hoosier Modified tire by July 1. The Outlaw Weekend Industrial Tire of CNY Sportsman Shootout at Fulton, though, would continue as an open tire event. Wight and Reed welcome comments from competitors on the Sportsman tire rule as that was not finalized at the Monday night meeting.
Procedurally, the Sportsman heat races at Fulton will go from seven to eight laps weekly. Also, Sportsman features will expand from twenty laps to twenty-five for a Saturday night event.
Any further Modified and Sportsman competition guidelines will be discussed and announced during the off-season. With any questions, please contact Cory Reed at [email protected] – [email protected] and both track websites http://brewertonspeedway.com/ http://fultonspeedway.com/ for all the latest news.
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