Five Mile Point Speedway
Friday, September 18, 2009
Vintage Modifieds to Showcase Auto Racing History at Short Track SuperNationals
by Brett Deyo
KIRKWOOD, N.Y. --- The history of dirt-track Modified racing in the Northeast will be showcased during the Short Track SuperNationals presented Dart Machinery at Five Mile Point Speedway on Oct. 10.
A 'Vintage Modified Open' is part of the program that is headlined by a 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event offering a $5,000 top prize. The Trackside Products RoC Dart Pure Stock Series and Four Cylinders are also on the card. A special Trackside Products All-Star Clash featuring Modified track champions from eight facilities is part of the program.
Vintage Modifieds from all clubs and organizations are welcome at the SuperNationals. The Vintage Modifieds will run a 15-lap feature event and a pair of heat races depending on car count. Vintage competitors will receive two free pit passes for the SuperNationals per car entry.
"Vintage Modifieds from any club or organization are welcome at this event," SuperNationals promoter Brett Deyo said. "We're looking forward to highlighting racing's past to the fans with a large field of Vintage Cars."
The Vintage Modified event will run in typical race format. Starting lineups will be determined via a random draw for heat-race position with a heads-up start for the feature.
Grandstand admission bought individually for Adults is set at $18; Senior (62 & over) & Youth (13-17) tickets are $14; Kids 12 and under are FREE.
Thanks to a 'Family Five Pack' promotion, for just $40, a family will receive two Adult tickets, three Senior/Student tickets, five hot dogs and five sodas.
On Saturday afternoon (Oct. 10), pit gates will open at 2 p.m., with grandstand gates opening at 3 p.m.
At 4 p.m., hot laps for the Trackside Products RoC Dart Pure Stocks, Vintage Modifieds and Four Cylinders will hit the track. Their qualifying events will begin at 4:45 p.m.
Modified hot laps have been set for 5:45 p.m. with the division's first heat expected to hit the quarter-mile oval at 6:30 p.m.
Race fans wishing to see only a full Modified program with main events for the support divisions should plan to arrive for the 6:30 p.m. start time.
Due to the high number of outsiders and first-time competitors expected for the SuperNationals, a Friday-night open practice session has been added beginning at 6 p.m. for Oct. 9. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. The practice will run for three hours, with on-track activity curtailing at 9 p.m. Pit admission for practice will be $20. The grandstands will be open to the public free of charge.
All pricing information, rules and a complete order of events has been posted at: www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com.
The Short Track SuperNationals is a production of Brett Deyo Motorsports Media.
The Short Track SuperNationals is sponsored in part by Dart Machinery, Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc., Trackside Products, Accord Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway, Vogel Race Designs, Fabrications by Tauschman, Behrent's Performance Warehouse, Joe Adams Lettering LLC, BFP Specialty & Subway of Binghamton, N.Y.