Record purse offered by Little Valley. The highest purse in the history of Little Valley Speedway will be up for grabs on Wednesday, July 3rd, when the ARANY Pro Stock Tour pays its first ever visit to the Â½ mile clay track at the Cattaraugus...
Record purse offered by Little Valley.
The highest purse in the history of Little Valley Speedway will be up for grabs on Wednesday, July 3rd, when the ARANY Pro Stock Tour pays its first ever visit to the ½ mile clay track at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds on Rt. 353 in Little Valley, NY, where it will share top billing with the Super Late Models. These racers will be vying for a share of just under $25,000 on the night, as the Super Stocks and Street Stocks will also compete, followed by a Freedom Daze fireworks display.
For the sleek full-fendered DIRT Pro Stocks, it will be an opportunity to compete on what is arguably the second fastest track on the circuit (the fastest being the Moody Mile at Syracuse). With Little Valley's long straightaways and tight turns those drivers who really like high speed will find the race to be truly exhilarating. They will also be sharing in a very generous purse structure, with $1,000 going to the winner of the 25 lap event, with $500 for second, $400 for third, $300 for fourth, and $200 for fifth. Even the tenth place driver will receive $150, while those finishing 15-19 will get $100. Drivers will earn $75 to start the event.
Going into the June 23rd Tour event at Gasport International Speedway, the top five drivers were Dave Schulz from Somerset, NY; Tom Barron from Ontario, NY; Joey Ladoucuer from Alexandria, Ontario; Jon Miller from Olcott, NY; and Scott Kerwin from Newfane. They were separated by a mere 20 points, so the competition should be intense.
The Super Late Models, led by the likes of current track champion Dick Barton, arch rival Bob Close, Little Valley Tri State Championship race winner, Ron Davies and his brother Dutch, veteran Mike Wonderling and son Brady, Brent Rhebergen, and other top pilots, will compete for a winner's check of $3,000 for 30 laps.
Also adding to the rich pay day will be the Super Stocks racing 20 laps for $1,000 to win and the Street Stocks looking for a $500 winner's check for 15 laps of competition. These two special races were originally scheduled for Friday, June 14th as part of the Open Cockpit Reunion, featuring the Empire Super Sprints, which was, unfortunately, rained out. The Reunion has been rescheduled for September 21st, with the ESS and Big Block Modifieds as headliners.
Gates open at 4:00, with the first race at 7:00. Tickets are just $12 for adults, with those under 12 admitted FREE. As always there is free camping available on the grounds. Plan to stay over for the July 4th Freedom Daze spectacular, featuring School Bus races, a demolition derby, and a giant fireworks display. Gates for that event open at 4:00, with action starting at 7:30. Tickets are just $6.00 for adults, with those under seven admitted free. The Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds are located just north of Salamanca off I-86.
For more information, including pre-race and group sales, contact the track at (716) 938-9146, or log on to our website at www.littlevalleyspeedway.com.