March 12th, 2012


2012 Season Opener – Sunday, April 1st.


            For Immediate Release

          Re:  62 years of racing


Five Mile Point Speedway Begins 62nd Year of Racing With Hugh Month!


KIRKWOOD, NY…The 62nd year of racing at Five Mile Point Speedway is expected to be like no other as a huge month of April will begin an ambitious 2012 racing schedule.  The popular quarter mile oval is slated to open on Sunday, April 1st with the Race of Champions Dirt Sportsman Tour along with the RoC Dirt Street Stocks, 600 c.c. Mods, 4 Cylinders and the Tommy Boy Factory Stock 20.  Race time is 4:00 p.m.


Prior to the opening event a practice session will be held for the teams on Saturday, March 31st.  Another practice will be held on Saturday, April 7th with no racing scheduled on that weekend with the Easter Weekend Holiday. 


Racing will crank back up in a big way on back to back weekends with the Annual Southern Tier Open for the Big Block/Small Block Modifieds on Saturday, April 14th.  The popular “open competition” race will pay $2,500 to win for just 40 laps of racing.  The 2012 point races will begin on this night as well for the Sportsman, Street Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and Lightning Cats.


Saturday, April 21st will see another opportunity for teams to get dialed in with an open practice round.  The next day, Sunday April 22nd will see the Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour taking center stage for a 60 lap event.  The event will be part of the north region tour for the series and should see a stellar field of the top Modified drivers from the entire east coast.  The 60 lap race will pay a minimum of $4,500 to win.  The IMCA Modified teams will compete in an Empire State Series Tour race that day along with a $1,000 to win event for the Crate Sportsman.  Racing gets underway at 4:00 p.m.


The month of April will wrap up on Saturday, April 28th with the official 62nd Season Opener for the Big Block/Small Block Modifieds.  A complete program of Sportsman, Street Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and Lightning Cats will be on the card. 


For additional information please contact the Five Mile Point Speedway offices at 607-775-5555 or log on to  You can also email the speedway directly at or find us on Facebook.