Bill Cunningham to appear in Tri-State Championship at Little Valley. "Wild Bill" Cunningham, a regular runner on the Renegade Late Model, will be racing in the unique Tri-State Championship Series, a two weekend, six race competition for Super...
Bill Cunningham to appear in Tri-State Championship at Little Valley.
"Wild Bill" Cunningham, a regular runner on the Renegade Late Model, will be racing in the unique Tri-State Championship Series, a two weekend, six race competition for Super Late Models. Round one of the series begins at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio, on Friday, May, 24, and then moves to McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, May 25th, concluding on Sunday, May 26th at Little Valley Speedway in Little Valley, New York. Each night the region's top super late model drivers will be competing for a purse of $3333 to win for 33 laps, with a $6000 point fund being added after the second weekend, which will run July 12-14 at the same tracks and in the same order. An added bonus for the fans is that on the second weekend the cars will run "topless."
With the announcement by Bret Emerick of the rainout of the Renegade Series race at Portsmouth, Ohio, scheduled for May 26th, due to severe flooding conditions, Cunningham contacted Little Valley promoter, Gary Montgomery to say that he would be racing at Little Valley that day. Montgomery is presently working on bringing even more of the Renegade Series drivers in for what promises to be a precedent setting event, which will showcase the cooperative effort of Ron Neilson from Raceway 7, Dennis Shutt of McKean County, and Montgomery of Little Valley.
Cunningham joins previously announced drivers, Todd Andrews, Ryan Markham, Dick Barton, Bob Close, and numerous other top late model pilots in pursuit of the total purse of $72,000 for the two weekends, with top point getter pocketing $3000 in addition to the nightly purses. Second place money is $1000, with $500 for third, $400 for fourth, and $200 each for fifth through tenth. In order to participate in the point fund a driver must attempt to qualify in five of the six races.
For more information, contact Little Valley Speedway at 315-536-3728 or the track 716-938-9146. McKean County Raceway at 716-593-6984 or Raceway 7 at 814-967-4230.