(Over Three Feet of New Clay Put in Place For 2014 Racing Season!)




          For Immediate Release

          Re:  prepping for 64th season



New Clay Put In Place As Five Mile Point Speedway Prepares For 64th Consecutive Year Of Racing.


KIRKWOOD, NY…To many people outside of the daily work load of short track operators the question is asked, “What do you do during the off-season?”  For the staff at Five Mile Point Speedway there is no “off-season”.  Just two days removed from the 44th Southern Tier 100 track crews went to work prepping the speedway for new clay that went down during the week.


On the Monday following the Southern Tier 100 track crews went to work on the speedway grooming the speedway surface in anticipation of new clay that was to be hauled in on Tuesday.  Unfortunately that was delayed as snow and cold temperatures blanked the southern tier overnight.


Late in the week new clay was indeed hauled in and put in place by track crews as they were racing to stay ahead of the predicted heavy Sunday rain.  By mid-day Sunday all of the new clay was put in place, graded, packed and ready for the Sunday, April 6th season opener.  The 64th Season Opener will again feature the RoC Sportsman and Street Stocks in big opening day Sunday afternoon event.  The following Sunday will see the RoC Dirt Modifieds competing in the re-scheduled 100 lap fall finale that will actually determine the final RoC points for 2013. 


Five Mile Point Speedway owner Andrew Harpell commented on the continued improvements at the speedway, “We felt like the U.S Postal Service last week, working around snow and cold early in the week and then trying to complete our project prior to the heavy rain that fell Sunday.”  “We were fortunate to fit our re-surfacing project in between the changing weather and we are excited to start working on our full 2014 season at the speedway.


The new clay that was put in to place follows the recent paving that the speedway crews did around the turn four walkways and bleachers prior to the Southern Tier 100.  Harpell commented, “We have made a lot of improvements at the speedway over the past several years and will continue to do so in the years to come.” “Over 64 years the history of the speedway remains intact despite all of the facility changes in recent years.”


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