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RUSTY SMITH WINS THE 46 LAP DOUG WORTHING TRIBUTE MODIFIED RACE TAKING HOME $2,063 WITH ADDITIONAL BONUS MONEY.
Incredibly successful night honoring the “Junkyard Jet”, Doug Worthing. The night was sponsored by Stockholm's Barbershop in Binghamton.
A 46-lap modified feature was ran in his tribute paying $2,063 to win and over $1,700 in bonus money went to drivers all throughout the field. Doug is one of the 50 greatest racers of all time at the track with 46 feature wins, hence why the race was ran 46 laps. We had invaders such as big names like, Stewart Friesen, his wife Jessica, Pat Ward, ad Danny Johnson. Along with them we had many drivers from all over the state as all other tracks that had races scheduled had cancelled due to weather. The pits and stands were packed as we had 157 cars in the pits for a phenomenal night of racing.
The Doug Tribute 46-lap Sunoco Modified race was led to green by Butch Getz and Brett Tonkin. Lap 1 there was a big pile up on the backstretch, causing tempers to flare. Getz and Tonkin lead the field to the restart. Tonkin breaks lap 8 bring out the caution. Lap 12 Stewart Friesen takes the lead over Getz until lap 17 when Friesen’s rear end broke. Getz and Petrilak led the field to the green on the restart. Petrilak led the field until lap 43 when he slowed on the front stretch. Danny Johnson then claimed the lead until 2 laps later when his rear end broke. Rusty Smith ended up leading the last lap after starting 19th because he didn’t make it in through his heat and ended up having to run a consi. He took his number 34 BLUEOX machine to Victory Lane. Where he got to hold the big check for $2,063. Smith was followed by Getz, Gibbs, Malcolm, and Worthing.
The INSINGER Performancer Crate Sportsman’s were led to the green by Brandon Fritsch and Travis Green. Fritsch fell back a few spots after the green. Bringing Corey Cormier to second. Todd Titus then spins pulling out the caution on lap 2. Bringing Cormier and Green side by side on the restart. Where Cormier led the field the rest of the way through the caution filled race. Cormier was followed by Gary Smith, Travis Green, Tommy Collins, and Dustin Jordan.
The 600cc Modified’s were led to the green by Korey Inglin and Jared Green. Inglin led to almost the half way point until he broke. Bringing Jared Green to the lead. Green led the race the rest of the way. Matthew Warner was on his back bumper the last few laps but never got by him. Green was followed by Warner, Randal, Beebe, and Mills.
Lightning Cat Experts were led to the green by Kenny Underwood and Caleb Lacey. The race was extremely caution filled. Mike Robinson came from 12th place to win the feature over Nick Kennedy, Trevor Williams, Kenny Underwood, and Caleb Lacey.
Lightning Cat Novice class was led to the green by Owen Clark and Bethany Bertram. Walter Decker ended up winning the race over Owen Clark, Bethany Bertram, Ashley Slater, and Billy Colwell.
The Factory Stock race will be ran next weekend as they will now have a double header.
Five Mile Point Speedway Set To Open in 2019.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tyler Harpell
Five Mile Point Speedway sees new life for 2019 season.
Informational Meeting Set For January 26th.
KIRKWOOD, NY…. After an off season filled with uncertainty, Five Mile Point Speedway will officially open its doors for the 69th consecutive season in 2019. After a successful 2018 racing season it was unclear what the future of the speedway would be as Track Operator Andrew Harpell indicated that he would no longer operate the speedway.
Upon the news, three familiar faces around the speedway sat down and began talks of becoming the next promoters of the speedway. Brothers Tyler, Tanner, and Tucker Harpell, the great grand children of the track’s founders Irving and Anna Heath knew immediately that they wanted to be the ones to take over the speedway and continue its rich history.
The trio have leased the speedway for the 2019 season with their corporation T3 Motorsports, Inc. The Harpell brothers have grown up at the speedway with their father and former promoter Dan Harpell, along with their uncle and most recent promoter Andrew Harpell. Tyler had served as the speedway’s announcer for nearly 10 years, while Tanner and Tucker have spent most of their lives racing at the track and helping out around the facility any way that they could. After making the decision to become promoters, Tanner and Tucker decided they would take a step back from their racing careers and focus their attention promoting the speedway.
New co promoter Tyler Harpell stated, “We are beyond excited to be the new promoters of the speedway. We have all grown up at the track and it has been a dream of ours to one day become the promoters of the track. It will be a lot of work, but we are ambitious and excited for the future of the track.”
The trio has already gotten to work at the speedway in preparation of the 2019 season and is currently working on finalizing the schedule for next season. Tyler also stated, “We have a list full of new ideas and a lifetime full of experience in the industry. We look forward to making more announcements in the days and weeks to come.” A schedule, weekly classes, and rules will be released in the following weeks. An informational meeting will be held at the Five Mile Point fire station just down the hill from the speedway on Saturday January 26th.
For more information please log on to our website at www.5milepointspeedway.com, email us directly at [email protected] or call us at 607-775-5555. Any correspondence can be mailed to 3T Motorsports, Inc. – P.O. Box 242 – Kirkwood, NY 13795. Our official Facebook page is under the name Five Mile Point Speedway.