All Roads Lead To Dundee This Saturday For Bully Hill Vineyards Fall Sprint Nationals KNOXVILLE, IOWA (SEPT. 2, 2001) - All roads lead to Dundee, New York, for this Saturday's Bully Hill Vineyards Fall Sprint Nationals at the Black Rock ...
All Roads Lead To Dundee This Saturday For Bully Hill Vineyards Fall Sprint Nationals
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (SEPT. 2, 2001) - All roads lead to Dundee, New York, for this Saturday's Bully Hill Vineyards Fall Sprint Nationals at the Black Rock Speedway. Over forty-five sprint cars and stars from throughout the northeastern United States and eastern Canada will converge on the tiny hamlet in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York for one of 360-cubic-inch sprint car racing's biggest events of the year. Among the sanctioning bodies that will be officially represented at the Fall Sprint Nationals are the Eastern Limited Sprints (ELS), Empire Super Sprints (ESS), Freedom Super Sprints (FRSS), Keystone Auto Racing on Speedways (KARS), and the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS). Unofficially, the United Racing Club (URC) will also be represented with at least two drivers, Doug Emery and defending event champion George Suprick, that are currently in URC's 'top six' in points.
Most of the entered teams will be busy racing on Friday night, too. KARS entrants Kevin Drury, Dan Richcreek and Mark Moody will be towing to Dundee from a September 7th Doorways Unlimited-sponsored show in Port Royal, Penna., at the Juniata County Fairgrounds. FSS entrants Dan Bennett, Mike Castner, Mike Young, Gary Troutman and Chris Mulheisen will be participating in a make-up date at their home Freedom Raceway in Delevan, N.Y., on Friday evening. The SOS troops, including Curt SHerwood and the Canadian father-son duo of Dick and Warren Mahoney, will be racing in a VSM Abrasives-sponsored show in Ransomville, N.Y., on the eve of the Fall Sprint Nationals.
However, the ESS racers will have the shortest tow, as they will be competing in their own "Night Before the Bully Hill" point show at the site of Fall Sprint Nationals, Dundee's Black Rock Speedway. Among those that will be getting more track time at Lin Hough's fine facility are Mike Woodring, Dan Kaszubinski, Lance Yonge, Kyle Drum, Justin Barger, and Canadians Ryan Coniam and Rick Wilson of Ontario, and Alain Bergeron of Quebec. New Englanders Russ Bennett and Scott Holcomb of Connecticut, and Don Sharp, Jr., of New Hampshire are also expected to be in Dundee on both Friday and Saturday nights. The ELS competitors, including Russ Bennett, Mike Miller, Bill Bailey and John Lieto, do not have a point race anywhere on Friday, so they may show up at the "Night Before the Bully Hill" show.
However, the furthest tow award of the weekend may go to three representatives of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa. They will be bringing their Mid-States Ford truck, United Expressline trailer, and the brand-new Gaerte-powered 360 c.i. Avenger chassis sprint car to the Bully Hill Vineyards Fall Sprint Nationals. The Gaerte/Avenger and the trailer will be raffled in December of 2002 to benefit the non-profit museum foundation.