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RE: 19th Southern Tier Open
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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)
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.
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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