FULTON, NY – The NAPA Late Model class will continue to be an integral part of the weekly racing program at Fulton Speedway in 2013, the fourth consecutive season the GM crate powered Late Models have competed at the high banks.
After a slow start in 2012, the fields picked up and the NAPA Late Models staged some outstanding feature events throughout the year.
Defending high point man and Outlaw 200 Weekend LM Championship winner Larry Wight, and 2011 track point king Tim Sears, Jr. had eleven feature triumphs between them last season, but neither will be in contention to repeat at the top of the heap.
Both Wight and Sears plan to concentrate on their Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modified efforts weekly, and will likely make just limited starts in the LM Class. Dale Caswell, the 2010 track champion, does plan a return to the high banks in 2013 in hopes of reclaiming the track title, and all indications are a solid field of NAPA Late Models will be ready to go when the season gets underway in April.
The NAPA Late Models are governed by a Fulton speedway technical rules package that is now posted on www.fultonspeedway.com. The rules are the same as has governed the class since its 2009 inception, based primarily on Fastrak, and remain unchanged from 2012. The same SDLM American Racer will be the required tire again in 2013.
New for 2013, a Fulton Speedway track membership will be required for all competing drivers in all classes. The license will permit drivers to compete at the track and will include discounted pit admission and a significantly increased medical insurance benefit for all licensed members. Details on the track membership can be found on www.fultonspeedway.com.
The NAPA Late Models will help kick off the 2013 Fulton Speedway season as part of the April 13, Methanol Meltdown featuring the Patriot Sprint Tour and SUNY Canton Sportsman and Mod Lites.
The regular season lid-lifter opens the curtain on the 2013 points season a few weeks after the Methanol Meltdown on May 4.
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