Bully Hill Vineyards Fall Sprint Nationals preview

Count down to the Bully Hill Vineyards Fall Sprint Nationals. DUNDEE N.Y. -- The richest 360 sprint car event on the east coast is just a little over a month away. The fourth annual Bully Hill Vineyards Fall Sprint Nationals, presented by S.P.

Count down to the Bully Hill Vineyards Fall Sprint Nationals.

DUNDEE N.Y. -- The richest 360 sprint car event on the east coast is just a little over a month away. The fourth annual Bully Hill Vineyards Fall Sprint Nationals, presented by S.P. Wilson/Lakes Gas, will provide sprint car fans with two great nights of action. On September 6 & 7 more than 50 of the winged machines will converge to the hamlet of Dundee, N.Y. and battle it out on the fast, high banked Black Rock Speedway.

The event will go back to the original format which was successfully used in 1999 and 2000 with the "Sweet 16's" triple feature events on Friday highlighting the night. The $41,000 two day show will culminate with the 35 lap A-Main which pays $4,000 to the winner. With Friday night's feature events paying $1000 to win each, it's possible one driver could take home over $5,000 in cash.

Points will be earned each time a sprinter hits the track, a format used each year during the Knoxville Nationals. From Friday night's time trials to Saturday's heat events, the drivers that earn the most points will be awarded starting berths in the finale.

The United Racing Club (URC), Empire Super Sprints (ESS), Freedom Speedway Sprint Cars (FRSS) and the Northeastern Sprint Car Association (NSA) have all set aside the weekend on their schedules to make sure all the top 360 sprint car drivers in the Northeastern United States as well as Ontario and Quebec, Canada will be in the field. Names like Mike Woodring, Greg Coverdale, Bill Brian Jr., Rick Wilson, Phil Mott, Lance Yonge, Mike Haggenbottom, and two-time defending Nationals champion George Suprick will be some of the stars in the pits at the Yates County Oval. Sprint teams are reminded that this is an open event and all cars legal under the Bully Hill 360 rules can attend regardless of sanctions that he or she competes in.

Also on tap for the Saturday portion of the show is a special sprint car dash event which boasts a $1300 purse where the winner collects $300 of the pot. Several qualifiers during the 2002 season are being held for each sanction and the winner of these qualifiers get a starting spot in the dash event.

September 6 & 7 is a must date to be marked on the calendar for any sprint fan. If you have been to the first three Bully Hill Nationals, you know what to expect and more. The fourth annual event is promising to be bigger and more exciting, it will not be for the faint at heart. Dundee, N.Y--.The Black Rock Speedway, oh the wine country area of Central, N.Y., are you ready for the invasion!

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