October 1st, 2004
KIRKWOOD, NY…Officials have announced a scheduling change entering the big upcoming October 15th and 16th weekend at Five Mile Point Speedway. The UMP/IMCA Shootout originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16th has been moved ahead to Friday, October 15th. This change will allow for teams to participate in a conflicting event that was scheduled at the Fonda Speedway on that Saturday. Racing on Friday, October 15th will get underway at 7:00 p.m.
The change was implemented to allow teams to compete in two weekend races without having to make a decision to miss one of them. Many southern tier teams had an interest in competing in the Fonda event so this will accommodate all the teams. Track operator Andrew Harpell commented, “Our UMP teams were excited about the opportunity of racing in both events so we wanted give them the opportunity to do so. Due to the Fonda rainout and rescheduled date we decided to change our event in an attempt to benefit everyone.”
The UMP/IMCA Shootout at Five Mile Point Speedway will join the remainder of the Binghamton Pepsi National Quarter Mile Dirt Track Championship event. The event was rained out after getting underway and was rescheduled for Friday, October 15th. Fans that were in attendance before the rain out will see their rain checks being honored with the added bonus of the UMP/IMCA Shootout race.
Teams competing in this race will be able to use either their Five Mile Point Speedway – UMP Hoosier tires or the IMCA McCreary tires for this event. The race will be 30 laps in distance and pay $500 to the winner.
Also on that night the Big Block/Small Block Modifieds will compete in the Southern Tier 100 along with a 40 lap event for the Sportsman, Street Stock and 4 Cylinder Stock racing. As a portion of the program was completed prior to the rains, the Modifieds will have two consolation events that will allow new teams to fall into the rear of the field. Then a final “last chance race” will be held with two additional qualifiers being locked into the 28 car starting field. Each of the two scheduled consolations will see three drivers transferring into the 100 lap event.
The Sportsman division will see the 23 drivers previously in attendance locked into the 40 lapper. A “last chance race” will be held for any new teams with five drivers earning starting berths. A “last chance race” will also be held for the Street Stock class. The Four Cylinder Stock class had no qualifying events however the teams that did support the previous event will be locked in as guaranteed starters. The remaining heat races will be used to determine starting position with a “last chance race” being held for new competitors. Seven drivers will earn a qualifying spot in the “last chance race”.
Friday, October 15th is only the beginning of two days of great racing action at Five Mile Point Speedway. Race teams are welcome to camp overnight in order to participate in both days of racing. Free parking, free camping and kids 10 years old and younger are always admitted free of charge.
Five Mile Point Speedway will be the place to be on Friday, October 15th and Saturday, October 16th. For additional information please phone the speedway offices at (607) 775-5555 or log on to www.fivemilepointspeedway.net for more.