Little Valley Tri State Late Model preview

Little Valley goes "Topless" for Tri State LM finale. The Tri State Championship Series for super late models, contested at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio; McKean County Raceway in E. Smethport, Pennsylvania; and Little Valley Speedway in Little ...

Little Valley goes "Topless" for Tri State LM finale.

The Tri State Championship Series for super late models, contested at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio; McKean County Raceway in E. Smethport, Pennsylvania; and Little Valley Speedway in Little Valley, New York, will conclude this weekend, July 12, 13, and 14, with the running of the second round. The six race series, with each race paying $3333 to win for thirty-three laps, plus a $6000 point fund for those who attempt to qualify in five of the six races, will offer a new twist for Little Valley fans. The cars will be running "topless," for the entire second round, meaning their roofs will be removed, giving the fans at the three tracks a unique view of the drivers as they manhandle their eight hundred horsepower machines.

Ron Neilson from Raceway 7, who has been running a special "topless" race for four years, says that it has become one his most popular races of the season. The fans really like seeing the drivers in action in the cockpit. The Tri State "topless" race will give him two of that type this season. Little Valley fans will be seeing a "topless" race for the first time at the facility, and it promises to be an interesting experience.

Going into the second round of the series, Dick Barton from Ashville, NY, holds a slim lead over Bob Close from Eldred, PA, with several other drivers in contention for the top prize of $3000, including Scott Haus, from Hamburg, PA, who won the July 3rd Late Model Feature at Little Valley, Ron Davies from Warren, PA, who won the first round Tri State Championship race at Little Valley, and Brent Rhebergen from Clymer, who ran well in the first round and currently lies fourth in points.

Also on the July 14th card at Little Valley will be Super Stocks, Street Stocks and School Buses. Gates open at 4:00, with the first race at 7:00. Tickets are $12 for adults, with those under 12 years old admitted FREE. There is free camping , with hookups, on the grounds.

Little Valley Speedway is located on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley, New York. Little Valley is on State Route 353 eight miles north of Interstate 86 Exit #20 [Salamanca] westbound and twelve miles northeast of Interstate 86 Exit #16 [Randolph] eastbound. From the Buffalo area LVS is accessed off State Route 242 10 miles southwest of Ellicottville / Route 219. The Speedway office phone is 315-536-3728 or 716-938-9146 [race day]. The World Wide Web address is www.littlevalleyspeedway.com

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