Perry, NY: The motor sport car shows have been full of fresh paint and sharp-looking machines ready to hit the racing surface for the 2006 racing season. Crews have spent the long winter season maintaining and reconditioning chassis and engines.
Although some say racecars are just a hobby…deep down, many take the sport very seriously…and that’s why racing the Super Short Track of Wyoming County International Speedway is fast becoming recognized as the host of great competition.
This past weekend at the Batavia Center City Mall, WCIS representatives participated in the 2nd annual motor sports show. Young Rob Miccolli’s #24 (Jeff Gordon-style) mini-cup received best of show in the asphalt division. Mike VerWier’s #81 and his awesome, new 2kwik SST Modified was voted 2nd place and Pete Yasses Racing #71 SST Modified rounded out the top three.
Steve McIlwaine’s #81 and Brian Gordon’s #17 represented the Super Stock division. Sam Mazzarella had his 4-Cylinder Stock available for other rookie drivers to review. The entry level division at the Perry asphalt oval is getting a lot of attention as many are seeing this as a fun way to being racing.
Speedway representatives, including writer/race fan Dan Hall visited with fans and distributed free food vouchers for the big Spring ‘Race of Champions’ show, Fathers Day, June 18th. Interested fans reminisced about yesterday’s heroes of the region as they paged through pictures bringing back fond memories of stockcars of yesterday…
Pre-season practice, or test-n-tune, begins next Sunday, April 23rd (Noon-5pm). Spectators looking to get a quick glimpse of ‘who’s got one to beat’ are welcome to stop by. Sunday open practice continues right up to opening day, Sunday, May 14th at 2:30. All moms will receive a free chance to win a night’s stay at the Quality Inn or the Country Inn & Suites of Livingston County. For more information, log on to www.wyomingcountyinternationalspeedway.com or phone (585) 237-2580.
T-3 Dirt Modifieds Visit the BullRing!
Perry, NY: Throughout the long history of the 1/3 mile oval of Perry, NY, fans have seen the racing surface change back and forth between dirt and asphalt… So hold on to your seats dirt fans…the dirt Mods are coming back! Wow! What a great response the asphalt BullRing is getting from T-3 teams. Series promoter Kenny Shupp approached WCIS owner Jim Majchrzak about the idea of an exhibition race. Both groups are finding out, this idea could grow…and like the old days, teams may travel back and forth as drivers challenge a variety of track surfaces on their way to the championship title. Well, that may be just a vision…but in the meantime, don’t miss the T-3 Modified Tour as they visit Wyoming County International Speedway Sunday afternoon, June 4th at 2:30pm. Interested teams are recommended to log on to www.T3allstarseries.com.
Sunday and Wednesday practice sessions at WCIS are open to T-3 teams looking to dial in their machine, or get seat time. See you at the BullRing!