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Malta, NY – The Albany-Saratoga Speedway is ready for the 2014 racing season, which will be the third under promoter Lyle DeVore. The first green flag will fly in just over a month and a half on Friday evening April … Continue reading
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Malta, NY – The Albany-Saratoga Speedway will open their gates for the first racing event of the season in just under two months on Friday evening April 18th. While the Sportsman division competitors will be on the card opening night, their attention will be focused on the event that will be held one week later.
On Friday evening April 25th track promoter Lyle DeVore and series organizer Ron Mensing will present the first event in the Featherfoot Warrior Series. The series will consist of five events spread out throughout the season.
“This is something that I have done both at Lebanon Valley and Albany-Saratoga,” Mensing said. “It’s a five race series where there is a little extra on the line for the winner.”
Mensing, who operates one of the tow trucks at the four tenths mile oval on Friday nights, is a past racer himself, which is where the name for the series comes from.
“I chose the name Featherfoot Warrior Series because that was the nickname that Marty Beberwyk gave me years ago when I raced,” Mensing said.
The same series was offered last season for the Pro Stock division under the name the AIM Warrior Series. Veteran Kenny Martin, Jr. was the series champion.
“The series will have a separate point fund,” DeVore said. “Each race will pay more to win.”
The series will have an event once every month. In addition to the April 25th opener, events will be held on May 16th, June 20th, July 25th and August 22nd. The point champion will earn $1,000 with the top five drivers in the final series standings earning a payout.
The complete 2014 track schedule will be released on Saturday morning March 1st. A total of 25 events are planned for this season.
Just a reminder that the deadline for ordering banquet tickets is coming up next Friday, the 28th. Here is a link to the post with all the information and the banquet ticket order form.
Malta, NY – The Albany-Saratoga Speedway is set to open for its third consecutive season under promoter Lyle Devore in just about two months’ time. The ultra-fast four tenths of a mile oval will take the green for the first time in 2014 on Friday evening April 18th.
The night will see all weekly divisions in action plus the Four Cylinders. As was the case in 2013, the weekly divisions at Albany-Saratoga will consist of the DIRTcar Modifieds, Sportsman, DIRTcar Pro Stocks, Novice Sportsman and Street Stocks. The full schedule will be released around the first weekend in March.
As an added attraction the band “Just Looking” will be performing on opening night. The band is based out of Saratoga Springs and offers Rock n Roll and some dance music. For more information on the band please search “Just Looking Band” on Facebook.
One year ago Sussex, New Jersey’s Brett Hearn picked up the opening day feature win over a stout field of DIRTcar Modifieds. The win would propel him to the 2013 track championship. He, along with the other champions will be honored on Saturday evening March 8th at the Holiday Inn – Saratoga Springs.
“We are just carrying this thing over from last year,” Hearn said after last season’s season opener. “I really don’t know what it’s all about but it’s working for me. Once it went single file I was pretty confident that we were pretty good at that point. From what I have been told we were pretty good at the end.”
The 2012 season saw the season opener held over two days, in a double header format. On Thursday evening Spraker’s, New York hot shoe Stewart Friesen claimed the win for the late Marty Burdick, while on Friday night Watertown’s World of Outlaw Late Model kingpin Tim McCreadie brought home the checkered flag.
“It’s pretty cool to be the first dirt winner in the new era,” Friesen said following that 2012 win. “Tonight was good, track position was key along with being up front. It was a battle royal with Ken (Tremont, Jr.) – it was tight. I saw him get up on the outside and I tried to slide him and get his line. We were able to hold him off.”
“Kudos to the track crew, it’s as smooth as glass,” McCreadie said after the Friday night win. “In the hot laps before the feature we were off a little bit, so we turned it back to where we were in the heat. It felt good, I saw Brett once early in the race and never saw him again so I didn’t know if he was better than me or if I was better than him but I didn’t like seeing him at the end – that’s for sure.”
Derrick McGrew and Rob Yetman have swept the opening day victories in the Sportsman and DIRTcar Pro Stock divisions since The Great Race Place returned to the clay surface in 2012. Connor Cleveland won the Novice Sportsman event in 2013 while Joey Scarborough won the “rookie” feature in 2012.
In other full fender action Bill Dupree and Matt Mosher were victorious in the Street Stock division season openers in 2012 and 2013 respectfully. In 2012 Chris VanDeputte (Dual Cam) and Dan Older, Jr. (Single Cam) won the opening day events while last season Todd Goldstein (Dual Cam) and Mark Lindblade (Single Cam) were opening event winners.
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Malta, NY – The Albany-Saratoga Speedway will honor the accomplishments of the 2013 season on Saturday March 8th with the traditional season ending awards banquet. This year’s banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn – Saratoga Springs, which is … Continue reading
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