October 12th, 2004
KIRKWOOD, NY…Five Mile Point Speedway track crews have been working overtime widening turns 1 and 2 at the quarter mile for this Friday and Saturdays big racing program. Racing on Friday will get underway at 7 p.m. with Saturday racing set for 5 p.m.
When race teams arrive at the speedway on Friday they will be greeted with a much wider racing surface in turns 1 and 2. The turns have been pushed out between 20 and 30 feet to allow for more racing room for the drivers. In the past if a driver ran the extreme outside of the speedway in turn 1 they ran out of race track in turn 2. The changes being made will permit a driver to stand on the accelerator all the way around the quarter mile oval now.
The extra racing room will not affect the ultra smooth racing surface that Five Mile Point Speedway race teams have been accustomed to. The speedway racing surface has been prepared identical to the last race. The new material has only been added to what used to be the run off area in turns 1 and 2. This will allow a driver to recover if he or she should get too wide while opening up a lot more racing room at the same time.
The end of the turns will be filled with a high safety dirt embankment area for this weekend. This will be similar to what was in place prior. Concrete retaining wall blocks will be added this fall once the new clay surface is laid down for the 2005 racing season. The inside of the speedway has not been changed at all so the speedway is still a quarter mile but now just much wider on the outside.
Be a part of the final 2004 weekend of racing in the southern tier as Five Mile Point Speedway plays host to the Binghamton Pepsi Cola National Quarter Mile Dirt Track Championship on Friday and the Southern Tier Open on Saturday.
For additional information please contact the speedway offices at (607) 775-5555 or log on to www.fivemilepointspeedway.net for more.