FULTON, NY – (By Dave Medler) – The management of the Fulton Speedway would like to thank all of the loyal race fans and race teams for sticking around last Saturday night, June 1, under less than ideal conditions when Mother Nature tried her best to end the night after qualifying. After the rain delay the track crew got to work providing a fast racing surface that put on great feature racing for the fans and racers.
This coming Saturday, June 8, will see a full night of racing featuring the Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modifieds, SUNY Canton Sportsman, NAPA Late Models, E&V Energy Novice Sportsman and Four Cylinder Stocks.
SUNY Canton Sportsman crews sharpen your skills during the week as you will be having a Pit-Stop competition.
What can be said about fan favorite Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modified driver Pat Ward and his toughness. Last Tuesday Ward had his appendix removed and Saturday night he drivers to victory lane. With his win, the second of the season, Ward leads the points by 34 over teammate Larry Wight and Tom Sears Jr..Dan Vauter and Ryan Phelps are in the hunt showing fourth and fifth in the standings.
A first time winner landed in victory lane in the SUNY Canton Sportsman when Justin Crisafulli held off a late challenge from Jason Occhino, who also won his first feature earlier this season.
Looking at the Sportsman point standings who have yet to have a repeat winner, Beth Schneider has a 20 point edge over Tony Finch II. Weekly Schneider comes from deep in the pack racking up top-five finishes.
In the NAPA Late Models, Alan Fink’s three-race win streak was stopped. Dale Caswell put on a driving clinic in the 20 lap feature winning by almost a half a track over the rest of the field.
Fink still sits atop the standings with a 16-point lead over Caswell. Sean Beardsley, Rick Miller and Dustin Hanlon are third through fifth in the points. As tight as the racing has been in 2013 nothing is ever a sure thing for the rest of the season.
After a couple weeks not up to his standards, Gary Hoppins returned to victory lane last Saturday in the E&V Energy Novice Sportsman. Hoppins holds onto a slim 16 point lead over Jeremy Dygert. This class might be considered a beginners class for open wheel cars, but there features have been very exciting in 2013.
It finally happened last week, Skip DeGroff was beaten in the Four Cylinder Stocks. Eric M Zirbel who has come close to victory lane this season finally put it all together holding of DeGroff for his first win of 2013.
Gates will open Saturday at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.
Adult grandstand admission will be $12 with everyone 18 yrs old and younger admitted free.
Pit admission is $25 members/$30 non-members.
Any questions you might have about the season please contact Cory Reed at (315) 593-6531 or [email protected] . Keep up with track updates throughout the season at www.brewertonspeedway.com and www.fultonspeedway.com, on each speedway’s Facebook accounts and on Twitter at twitter.com/Fultonspeedway and twitter.com/BrewertonSpdway