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Update-Thursday, May 12th

IMPORTANT SPEEDWAY INFO FOR SAT NIGHT 5/14/2022: Gates open at 5, please do not come sooner unless you are staff, Races are at 7. LIVE BAND FOLLOWING MAIN EVENT. Adult admission is 15.00, kids 6-12 5.00, 5 and under FREE. PIT RULES…Adult Rider licenses for the season are 60.00, Youth licenses are 40.00, if you get them this weekend only there is a 10.00 discount. Mechanic licenses are 20.00. If you buy the riders licenses signup is 20.00 for adult classes and 15.00 for youth, same as always. If you do not wish to buy a license then entries are 10.00 more per night, same as always. Youth rider entry fee comes with one free pit pass. If mechanics buy a license your pit pass will be discounted. If mechanics do not wish to buy a license, your pit passes will be higher. THERE IS A MAXIMUM OF TWO people allowed in the pits per rider moving forward and they must wear black or white pants or shorts or team uniform. No open toe shoes. THERE WILL BE NO SMOKING OR VAPING ALLOWED IN THE PITS!!! If you must do it, go outside of the pits! If you need to come talk to me, please do not do it with a cig hanging out of your mouth!!! Zero tolerance for this!!! For this Sat night, riders may park vehicles in the back half of the pits but not past the light poles. After this race though you will need to park vehicles outside of the pit area. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation! Looking forward to a great season! If anyone needs me after this afternoon, call or text 585 739 9612, I likely will not be able to check fb messages.

Champion Speedway Opens May 14th, 2022

 
Great News for local racing fans…Champion Speedway in Owego will open its doors for its 48th Anniversary year, Saturday, May 14th, at 7pm, the East Coast Patrick Ahlund Championship and Live Music from the Band Devon Lawton and the Inlaws immediately following the Main Event!
The racing promises to be the best it has been in recent years and the sport looks to be making a strong comeback with a nice Division 1 field already signed up for the Opener. Among the riders committed to race the Opener are regulars…Spencer Portararo, of Maine, who was the top NY scorer in the AMA National Championships last season, current and 5-time track champion, Lenny McBride of Windsor, Adam Mittl of Maine, also a 5-time Champ, Multi-time East Coast and NY State Champ, Tuff McBride of Windsor, Dave and Dalton Oakden of Rochester, Caleb Stewart of Apalachin, Alex Heath, Brian Hollenbeck and Russ Cornell of Owego, Mike Cortese Jr of New Jersey, Trenton Lane of Watkins Glen and more!
A growing turnout of new JR riders have been seen at practice sessions recently and there seems to be a resurgence going on in the sport.    
The ATV turnout was very strong last year and is expected to keep growing. Local pros Shane Smith, Donnie Archibald, Stoney Ray, Chris Merwin, Dan Hawk, Dylan Hawk, Lonnie Whitmore, Toby Relyea, Tony Hanbury and Bruce Stauder are just some of the names that will figure in on the action!
The Quad program grew to such large numbers that a new track for ATV’s and Karts is being constructed in the back parking lot area. An all-new BMX course is under construction at Champion currently as well. Champion also features exciting Trike racing headed by local stars Paulie Crambo, Daniel Henninge, Jordan Taft, TJ Smith and Aaron Vogel!
The tracks promotion team will also be operating races at Action Park East, Champion’s sister track, in Greene, New York, with the Quad program kicking off the season there on Friday, May 13th
The Friday night dirt go-kart races will be promoted by Brandon Clapperton from Deposit, NY when the new track is completed soon in the back at Champion.  He is also running special schedule of kart racing on Saturdays at Action Park East.  

Action Park East and Champion will play host to the US Open National Championships Labor Day weekend.

   
More information can be found at

www.eastcoastspeedway.com

or

www.speedwaybikes.com