*** Spencer Speedway Press ***
WILLIAMSON, NY….The Super Stock class will make it’s return to the famed Spencer Speedway half mile oval in 2011, replacing the Street Stock division. “We have sat down and looked at the rules and decided to upgrade the present Street Stocks to Super Stock status,” relate Spencer promoter John White. “We feel that by making these changes and now and letting our race teams know about the change we can help increase the number of competitors in our full fender division.”
The news changes include allowing the use of a Ford 9 inch rear end and step headers, a 10:1 compression ratio, 560 gears and the use of a standard transmission. For more information about these rules go to the www.Spencerspeedway.org website.
The Super Stocks will be joining a Four Star weekly Friday program at Spencer Speedway of Sunoco Modifieds, Super Sixes and Auto Value Four Cylinder Scorpions. To help encourage Super Stocks a minimum of $100 will be paid for last place and there is no planned limit to the number of cars starting the feature. Thus all Super Stocks will be given the opportunity to start the feature.
The Super Stock class ran at Spencer Speedway for a 15 year period, between 1982 and 1996. Brian Horn was the inaugural champion. Roger Steurrys won the final title as well as earning the divisional title in 1988, to reign as a two time champion. Howie Ellinwood won the Super Stock title three times, 1992, 1993 and 1995. His three year reign was interrupted in 1994 by future Sunoco Modified driver, Wilbur Hebing.
Other Spencer Speedway Super Stock champions include: Steve Scharr (83, 84), Dave Seils (85, 87), Phil Johnson (86), Bob Otto (89, 90), and Dave Weisner (91).
Spencer Speedway is located just fifteen minutes east of Rochester, NY, along Route 104 in the Town of Williamson. Spencer Speedway is the local “NASCAR Place to Race” for upstate New York. Points earned each week at Spencer are counted into the national NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship.