Little Valley Speedway readies for new season

Little Valley Speedway Sponsors Return To Back Ambitious Plans for 2002 Little Valley, NY - The start of 2002 racing season at Little Valley Speedway will be Sunday May 26, which is conveniently, Memorial Day Weekend. Though that is nearly...

Little Valley Speedway Sponsors Return To Back Ambitious Plans for 2002

Little Valley, NY - The start of 2002 racing season at Little Valley Speedway will be Sunday May 26, which is conveniently, Memorial Day Weekend. Though that is nearly three months away, the Speedway offices are already racing on eight cylinders working on of what promises to be the best year ever at the historic Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds race track.

John Charlesworth, President of the Cattarargus Agricultural Society, which owns and operates the Fair and Speedway, is proud to announce the renewal of major sponsorship programs. These include: Emerling Chevrolet in Boston, Emerling Ford - Mercury in Springville, Kendall Oil by Wm. Satterlee & Sons of Bradford, Pennsylvania, Little Valley Sand & Gravel, the Miller Family of Beers by Salamanca Area Beverage, and Pepsi of Olean. "These fine people have been with us since we reopened the Speedway in 1997. The sponsorships help all of our businesses, and we are very proud of the continuing relationships," reports Charlesworth.

Little Valley Speedway's nine event 2002 schedule is the most varied and probably the most ambitious auto racing program in the long history of the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds. The diverse programs during the season will provide seven classes of race cars, plus school buses and a demolition derby which promise to provide plenty of excitement. Gary Montgomery, the recently appointed promoter of Little Valley Speedway, is working with Louis Ensworth of Allegany, NY, to document the rich history of LVS. "Big Cars," as they were called then, raced at LVS until the early 50's when Midgets became the "hot ticket" for county fair barnstorming. It is interesting to note that when LVS was reopened in 1997 the scheduled headline division was Sprint Cars. It is this background of open cockpit cars that has sparked the "Open Cockpit Reunion" program scheduled for Friday, June 14. Vintage race cars and heroes of the open cockpit era will be guests of the Speedway for what will become an annual tradition. On track action that night will be highlighted by the ESS 360 Super Sprints.

Little Valley Speedway is located on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley, NY. The Speedway is easily accessed from Interstate 86 or US Route 219. Use the trip planner available on the LVS website www.littlevalleyspeedway.com to determine your route to Little Valley Speedway. -lvs-

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Series Sprint , Stock car , Vintage