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A date has been set for the DMA USAC Midgets (the original show rained out on May 24th), they will be at Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday, July 19, along with the NYDM Vintage Mods.
No matter what race promoter Lyle DeVore does at Albany Saratoga Speedway he can’t win against the rain. Last weekend DeVore suffered another cancellation at the Malta oval.
“It’s very frustrating but it’s out of our hands,” said DeVore regarding his battle with Mother Nature. “It’s out of our control and all we can do is just try to make the best of it.”
Moments between raindrops don’t seem to last long lately and that isn’t helping DeVore, who is also responsible for getting AS’s sister track, Lebanon Valley Speedway, race ready as well.
“We had rain on Monday, rain on Tuesday and today the track still needs to dry out before you can even think about working on it and then it is going to rain again tomorrow,” said DeVore on Wednesday afternoon from his office at the West Lebanon property. “I am going to do everything humanly possible to race on Friday. The fans want it, we want it ― and the drivers haven’t had a chance to get any momentum going this year.”
Otherwise, DeVore is happy.
“We’re happy with what we’ve done so far this year,” said DeVore. “We appreciate all the fan and drivers’ support and we are hoping for a stretch of good weather ― when we race it’s been good but we just don’t do it enough ― it’s so frustrating.”
Join DeVore and team on Friday night when they host the rescheduled ‘Mike Ronca Memorial’ event. Ronca’s familiar #7 will be the theme for the second annual event. A $100 bonus will be awarded to the leaders of lap 7 for all divisions while the Sportsman race will offer $700 to the race winner. The Modified purse has $700 added and bonus money for the second and third place finishers in the Modified feature event as well.
The car needs to be currently registered, inspected and insured. (No dealer plates)
Working seatbelt mandatory.
Driver must be alcohol-free.
You must sign in at the pit shack no later than 7:30 p.m.
You must purchase a pit pass.
Malta NY — The rain on Friday June 7th forced posponement of the 2nd Annual Mike Ronca Memorial until this Friday, June 14th. We will be running the event in conjunction with Spectator Racing.
Friday night was another proud moment for Modified racer Brett Hearn — he figured his performance issues out and took his second win this season at Albany Saratoga Speedway — and he watched his 2013 protégé, Matt Pappa, secure his … Continue reading
Thanks to Mike Sowle of Sowle Tractor Trailer Repair Services (Fultonville NY), the purses have been increased in the Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions for Friday May 31, 2013!
Click on the link to read the PRESS RELEASE for details.
The motorcycle races were rained out yesterday and have been rescheduled for Sunday, June 9th. Gates will be open at 8:00 a.m.
SUSSEX, NJ (May 21)…..The winner of the Tuesday, July 9 “The Big Show 5” 100-lap Super DIRTcar Modified Series race at Albany-Saratoga Speedway (Malta, New York) will take home $9,711 thanks to additional sponsor support from Sowle’s Trailer Repairs. The … Continue reading
Brett Hearn’s Driving School has been postponed to Tuesday, May 7th due to concerns about the weather. From his website: “In an effort to give everyone attending the Brett Hearn Driving School the best experience possible we have been forced … Continue reading
Malta ― During the first season under the helm of Howard Commander and Lyle DeVore, modified driver Brett Hearn secured six wins, and a 68 point lead at the end of the season allowed him to take the point championship title at the Malta oval.
So it’s fitting that Hearn, who is coming off of a stellar 2012 race season, is anxious to participate in Albany-Saratoga Speedway’s season opener on Friday night, April 19th.
“I have always liked it up there,” said Hearn. “We had some torrid battles last year, it was fun and we are looking forward to starting it up again.”
Hearn was in attendance when promoter DeVore hosted a ‘Test and Tune’ session on Sunday but he didn’t take any laps on the new race surface. When the season closed last fall DeVore dropped a lot of new clay.
“I’m anxious to see how the new re-configuration plays out,” said Hearn, who also experienced a great deal of success at the 4/10 mile oval under the Richards family reign. “I didn’t run any laps but to me the track looks considerably wider and I think the plan is to not put the inside berm back in there, which I was never really a big fan of so I’m happy about that.”
Hearn made the trip last weekend to see how Matt Pappa took to the speedplant. Pappa, a past US Legend Pro Division National Champion, will be driving a Dirt Sportsman car for Hearn. Pappa’s schedule will alternate between Albany-Saratoga Speedway and their sister speedway, Lebanon Valley.
Last season Hearn also secured the point championship title at the Valley and started right back out in that same fashion again this year ― Hearn took the win in the Valley’s season opener on Saturday. He would like to do the same at Albany-Saratoga Speedway as well.
“The weather looks good and we are ready,” said Hearn. “Both the Valley and Albany-Saratoga Speedway have always been good to us, we’ve had a lot of success at both tracks. We are looking forward to getting it started.”
The season opener includes the Modified, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Street Stocks and 4 Cylinder divisions. Race time is 7:00 p.m. The front gate is $10 for adults, kids under 12 are $2.00. Entry into the pit area is $20 for members and $25.00 for non-members.