FOR RELEASE:
April 10th, 2012

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RE:  19th Southern Tier Open

CONTACT:  fivemilepoint1@aol.com (775-5555)

 

19th EDITION OF THE SOUTHERN TIER OPEN THIS SATURDAY AT FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY.  MODIFIED 40 LAPPER TO PAY A MINIMUM OF $2,500 TO WIN.  

(complete list of past winners below)

 

 

KIRKWOOD, NYThis Saturday Five Mile Point Speedway will host the 19th running of the Southern Tier Open for Modifieds.  The “Open” style event will pay $2,500 to the winner of the 40 lapper.  Danny Creeden is the defending race winner.

 

The Southern Tier Open has a long running history at Five Mile Point Speedway.  The race for many years was a lead in to the fall Southern Tier 100.   The event was moved to the spring several years ago to give the area Modified teams a big early season show in the southern tier. 

 

Once again this year the race will allow the Modified teams to bolt on the “sail panels” for this race.  Teams will also be permitted to run any “92 x ’13 Modified tire for the race.  This will allow teams to make tire decisions based on track conditions for that day.

 

Last year the young talent showed their skills as Danny Creeden recorded his first ever Five Mile Point Speedway victory in the event.  Danny Tyler, the recent Sportsman Open winner at the speedway finished second.  Modified rookie Jamie Batzel was third followed by Woodhull Raceway star Billy VanPelt and fellow Modified rookie Justin Holland.

 

This Saturday the Modified open event will be joined by full programs for the Sportsman, IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks and Lightning Cats.  This will be their opening night for the 2012 point season. 

 

Race time this Saturday is 6 p.m. with practice set to start at 5:05 p.m.  Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. and grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m.  Kids 12 and younger will be admitted free of charge in to the grandstand area.

 

For additional information please log on to the official Five Mile Point Speedway website at www.fivemilepointspeedway.net or phone the speedway offices at (607) 775-5555 you can also find us on Facebook or email the offices directly at fivemilepoint1@aol.com.  If you would like to receive updated text alerts regarding race day weather please text us at 607-775-5555.

 

French’s Auto Parts Modified Southern Tier Open Official Feature Finish 40 laps:  Danny Creeden, Danny Tyler, Jamie Batzel, Billy VanPelt, Justin Holland, Kevin Bates, Stewart Friesen, Shaun Walker, Brian Weaver, Michael Lartz, Mike Gular, Nick Rochinski, Dan Vauter, Mike Bowman, Jim Gabriel Jr., Richard Smith, Tim Votra, Brent Boyer, Mike Colsten, Joey Colsten, Brett Tonkin, Barry White, Glenn Knapp, Pat Ward, Jim Crawn.

 

 

                        1970                       Ivan Little

                        1971                       Lou Lazarro

                        1972                       Frank Mears

                        1973                       Stan Ploski

                        1974                       Chuck Ciprich

                        1975                       Jack Johnson

                        2000                       Jim Crawn

                        2001                       Mike Colsten

                        2002                       Mitch Gibbs

                        2003                       Rich Keehle, Jr.

                        2004                       Mitch Gibbs

                        2005                       Rich Ricci, Jr.

                        2006                       Rich Ricci, Jr.

                        2007                       Joey Grammes                                                      

                        2008                       Mike Colsten

                        2009                       Brian Weaver

                        2010                       Pat Ward

                        2011                       Dan Creeden

ALL TIME TOP FIVE SOUTHERN TIER OPEN FINISHERS

YEAR/WINNER   SECOND               THIRD                   FOURTH                               FIFTH

1970  Ivan Little                   George Ely             Stan Ploski            Frankie Schneider                Gerald Chamberlin

1971 Lou Lazarro                Terry Edwards      Jake Ressiga         Roger Beagell                       DeForest Chalker

1972 Frank Mears               Don Beagell          Kenny Moore       Jim Keppley

1973 Stan Ploksi                  Roger Beagell       Jackie Wilson       Kenny Moore                       Walt Emery

1974 Chuck Ciprich            Don Beagell          Billy Osmun          Roger Beagell                       Chuck Akulis

1975 Jack Johnson             Dave Kneisel        Kenny Moore       Pete Cordes                           Don Beagell

2000 Jim Crawn                   Dave Locke           Craig Terrell          Eddie White                          Dave Rumsey

2001 Mike Colsten              Doug Worthing    Mitch Gibbs          Brian Weaver                        Meme DeSantis

2002 Mitch Gibbs               Mike Colsten        Brian Davis           George Kostelansky            Butch Klinger

2003 Rich Keehle, Jr.          Alan Kellogg        Bobby Puckett      Glenn Knapp                         Kirk Horton

2004 Mitch Gibbs               Meme DeSantis    Rick Virkitis           Rich Keehle                           Bob Savoie

2005 Rich Ricci, Jr.              Mike Ricci             Mitch Gibbs          Brian Weaver                        Alan Rudalavage

2006 Rick Ricci, Jr.              Mike Ricci             Joey Grammes       Mitch Gibbs                          Billy Pauch, Jr.

2007 Joey Grammes            Pat Ward               Brian Weaver        Mike Colsten                        J.R. Crouse

2008 Mike Colsten              Joey Grammes       Tony Kawalchuk  Jeff Rudalavage                    Shaun Walker

2009 Brian Weaver             Rich Ricci, Jr.        Kevin Bates          Billy VanPelt                         Mike Bowman

2010 Pat Ward                     Mike Bowman       Brian Weaver        Stewart Friesen                     Brian Malcolm

2011 Dan Creeden               Danny Tyler          Jamie Batzel           Billy VanPelt                         Justin Holland

 

 

 

 

 

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