Little Valley Speedway will present its Labor Day Full Fender Special on Sunday, September 1st, featuring the return of the DIRT Pro Stocks, who put on a great race when they debuted at the lightning fast Â½ mile clay oval on July 3rd, with the ...
Little Valley Speedway will present its Labor Day Full Fender Special on Sunday, September 1st, featuring the return of the DIRT Pro Stocks, who put on a great race when they debuted at the lightning fast ½ mile clay oval on July 3rd, with the margin of victory a scant half car length, one of the closest finishes in a long time. The Pro Stocks will race 25 laps for $1000 to win. Co-featured will be the Super Late Models, who are embroiled in a tight points battle, racing for 30 laps and $3000 to win.
Thirty Pro Stocks were on hand for their first appearance and the drivers took to the track immediately, all of them enjoying the speed they could run at Little Valley, arguably the second fastest track they get to run, behind Syracuse. Scott Kerwin from Newfane put on a driving clinic as he came from the rear of the field after an earlier mishap, being nipped at he wire as he made a final straightaway charge. As fortunes played out, his No. 7 was declared the winner after post race inspection revealed a technical violation on the No. 92.1 of Joey Ladouceur. You can look for the same kind of action when the drivers return with race experience under their belts.
The Super Late Models will be making their second last appearance and there are a number of top runners with a shot at the title, including perennial front runners, Dick Barton from Ashville, Bob Close from Eldred, PA, Todd Andrews, also from Eldred and "Mr. Outside," Ron Davies from Warren, PA. Others who have found Little Valley to their liking are past winner Scott Haus from Hamburg, PA, David Scott from Garland, PA, Brent Rhebergen from Clymer, Andy Kania from Erie, and Mike Wonderling from Wellsville. The competition should be fierce as the season winds down.
Also on the card will be the Super Stocks, led by "Billy the Kid" Holmes from Chaffee, and the Street Stocks, led by Wayne Mohawk from Irving and Jim Kennerknecht from Erie.
Gates open at 3:00, an hour earlier than usual, and racing starts at 6:00, again an hour earlier than the regular starting time. Tickets are $12 for adults, with those under 12 admitted FREE. As always, there is free camping, with hook-ups, available on the grounds.
Little Valley Speedway is located at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds on Rt. 353 in Little Valley, NY, just north of Salamanca off I-86. For more information, contact the office at 315-536-3728, the track at 716-938-9146, or visit our website at www.littlevalleyspeedway.com.