September 16, 2002
KIRKWOOD, NY…While many tracks are winding down for the season, the action at Five Mile Point Speedway is just starting to heat up. It all begins with the National Quarter Mile Dirt Track Championship Weekend on Friday and Saturday, September 27th and 28th. The big two day show kicks off a great fall schedule at the Point that concludes with the tracks annual Racers Flea Market in November.
The National Quarter Mile Dirt Track Championship Weekend is packed full of racing beginning on Friday night when B&D Exhaust presents Southern Tier Championships for the Sportsman, Street Stocks, Grand American/IMCA Modifieds and Four Cylinder Stocks.
The Sportsman will compete in a 50 lapper paying $1,000 to win. In addition the winner will receive a guaranteed starting spot in Saturday’s Southern Tier 100 for 358 Modifieds. The Street Stocks will compete in a STAR Series Championship event. It is the last race for them in the series and the title will be on the line in the $750 to win show.
The Grand American/IMCA Modifieds will battle it out for the $500 top prize while the Four Cylinder Stocks will also run a STAR Series event paying $300 to win. Race time on Friday is 7:00 p.m.
The attention then shifts to Saturday night’s 33rd running of the Binghamton Pepsi-Cola Southern Tier 100 for 358 Modifieds. The historical 100 lapper will pay $2,555 to win. Keeping with tradition, each lap leader will take home a six pack of Pepsi.
The 358 Modifieds will be joined by the 50 lap Northeast Pure Stock Championship. The $500 to win Pure Stock feature is also a STAR Series event. Race time on Saturday is 6:00 p.m.
Complete rules, along with entry forms, are available on our website at www.fivemilepointspeedway.net. The entry fee is $30 in advance for the Sportsman, Street Stocks, Grand American/IMCA Modifieds, Four Cylinder Stocks and Pure Stocks. The entry fee goes up to $35 on race day. The entry fee for the 358 Modifieds is $35 in advance or $50 on the day of the race. The entry fee includes the drivers admission.
Racing will return to the Point on Saturday, October 19th with the running of the Southern Tier Open for Big Block and Small Block Modifieds along with STAR Series finales for the Pure Stocks and Four Cylinder Stocks. Last years event brought out 57 Modifieds in what shaped up to be one of the best shows of the year.
The season will come to a close with the 11th annual Racers Flea Market. That will take place in the pit area on Saturday, November 2nd. It’s a great place to pick up a deal on anything from complete race cars to nut and bolts.
Upon conclusion of the season, more clay will be added to the surface in anticipation of the 2003 racing season. The clay laid down for the 2002 season has been fantastic, with no tire wear and excellent bite, making for three and some times four wide racing. The same clay will be put down for next season.
As you can see there is plenty of racing still ahead at Five Mile Point Speedway. The track is located at the intersection of routes 17 and 81 in Kirkwood, New York, near Binghamton. For further information, please call the speedway office at 607-775-5555 or log onto our website at www.fivemilepointspeedway.net.