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09/18/06


SuperNationals The "Mecca" For Mini-Sprint Racing

AFTON, NY - Afton Speedway will be the "Mecca" for Mini-Sprint racing on Oct. 6-7 during the inaugural Short Track SuperNationals.

The Mini-Sprints will be in action twice that weekend at the three-tenths-mile oval: on Friday night in a 25-lap, $500-to-win event and on Saturday night in a 30-lap contest paying $1,500 to the winner.

Friday's event will pay $50 to take the green, with the Saturday race offering $75 to the last-place finisher.

Overall, the 1200cc winged warriors will compete for nearly $10,000 in the two-day extravaganza run under Central New York Mini-Sprint affiliation.

A 'B-Main' will be run on Saturday as well, meaning every car that enters the first-year event will leave with some cash.

Due to lack of interest and scheduling conflicts, there will be no Micro-Sprint racing during the Super Nationals as previously announced.

"I've consulted with several of the top Micro-Sprint names and parts providers," said Short Track SuperNationals co-promoter Brett Deyo. "While both Pat (Jordan, Afton promoter) and I were excited about having the Micros here that weekend, it doesn't look like it will work out this year."

The 1200cc Mini-Sprint program, directed by CNYMS's Mike Emhof, is taking off; Mini-Sprint entries have been received from a wide geographic area - from Canadensis, Pa., to Mendon, Mass.

For further information on the Short Track Super Nationals, check out the official website: www.shorttracksupernationals.com or contact co-promoter Brett Deyo by phone at: (845) 728-2781 or via e-mail: Deyo99H@aol.com. The track phone is: (607) 657-8018 or (607) 638-1966.

Entry forms, purse structures, and rules are posted on the website. All advertised purses are guaranteed.


Vintage Modifieds A Big Part of Afton's SuperNationals

AFTON, NY - The cars of the past haven't been forgotten in Afton Speedway's new tradition: the Short Track SuperNationals.

On Sat., Oct. 7, the Vintage Modifieds will turn laps on the three-tenths-mile oval for a 15-lap feature event, after taking part in a 'still display' during the pre-race Pit Party held on the horse track from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

"There are so many fans who miss racing's 'glory days,'" said Brett Deyo, co-promoter of the inaugural Short Track SuperNationals with Pat Jordan.

"Having the Vintage Modifieds on hand for a 'still display' will provide an up-close look at the restored racers," said Deyo.

"Then, we'll bring the cars out on the track for a 15-lap event that will definitely stir some memories racing in front of Afton's historic covered grandstands."

While the event is run in affiliation with the Northeastern Vintage Dirt Modified Racing Club based in the Middletown, N.Y., area, it is a truly "open" affair. Members of all Vintage Modified groups are invited to participate. Two free pit passes will be granted to each Vintage car registered.

The Short Track SuperNationals is a first-year event consisting of two jam-packed days of racing.

Fri., Oct. 6's program will consist of Sportsman (40-laps, $1,000-to-win), Mini-Sprints (25-laps, $500-to-win), Thunder/Junkyard Dogs (20-laps, $250-to-win) and open Modified practice. Gates open at 5 p.m., with hot laps at 6:45 p.m. and racing at 7:15 p.m.

On Sat., Oct. 7, the big-block/small-block Modifieds will run a 50-lap main paying $3,500 to the winner, plus a $400 Halfway Bonus courtesy of Dale Smith Photography. Also on the card: Mini-Sprints (30-laps, $1,500-to-win), Fabrications by Tauschman Modified All-Star Cash Dash (10-laps, $1,000-to-win), Pure Stocks (25-laps, $500-to-win), Thunder/Junkyard Pups (20-laps, $250-to-win) and Vintage Modifieds (15-laps, two free passes granted per car). Gates open at 11 a.m., with the Pit Party at 1:30 p.m., hot laps at 3 p.m. and racing at 4 p.m.

A weekend grandstand pass is just $22. Friday grandstand admission is $7. Saturday admission is $18 (Adults) and $16 (Seniors, age 62 and above and Students, age 10-16). Kids nine and under are FREE.

For further information, contact Brett Deyo at: (845) 728-2781, by e-mail at: Deyo99H@aol.com or on the web: www.shorttracksupernationals.com.


Pit Party/Autograph Session Added To SuperNationals

AFTON, NY - If an entire weekend of short-track racing - seven divisions, two days - for $22 isn't enough for fans attending the inaugural Short Track SuperNationals, there's one more bonus planned for the Oct. 6-7 event at Afton Speedway in Afton, N.Y.

On Sat., Oct. 7, a Pit Party/Autograph Session has been added from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on the horse track adjacent to the frontstretch. Hot laps will hit the track at 3 p.m., with racing promptly at 4 p.m.

Fans will be invited to mingle on the with drivers and their cars - a great opportunity to meet invading talent and renew friendships with the local drivers looking to defend their home turf on the Afton clay.

For longtime race enthusiasts longing for racing's glory days, a number of restored Vintage Modifieds will be on display in preparation for the 15-lap on-track Vintage Modified Open later in the day.

To cap off the Pit Party/Autograph Session, the drivers participating in the 10-lap, $1,000-to-win Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash will draw for their starting positions in the public eye.

Eligible Cash Dash drivers are Alan Rudalavage, Brian Weaver, Mitch Gibbs, Stewart Friesen, Joey Grammes, Mike Ricci, Rich Ricci Jr., Mike Colsten, Todd Burley, Andy Bachetti and Tony Pepicelli. These drivers earned their way into the go-for-broke event via a series of qualifiers run at participating tracks through the summer months.

"Make plans to come out to the track a little early," said SuperNationals co-promoter Brett Deyo, who is spearheading the show with Afton's Pat Jordan. "It should be a great time for everyone involved."

Fri., Oct. 6's program will consist of Sportsman (40-laps, $1,000-to-win), Mini-Sprints (25-laps, $500-to-win), Thunder/Junkyard Dogs (20-laps, $250-to-win) and open Modified practice. Gates open at 5 p.m., with hot laps at 6:45 p.m. and racing at 7:15 p.m.

On Sat., Oct. 7, the big-block/small-block Modifieds will run a 50-lap main paying $3,500 to the winner, plus a $400 Halfway Bonus courtesy of Dale Smith Photography. Also on the card: Mini-Sprints (30-laps, $1,500-to-win), Fabrications by Tauschman Modified All-Star Cash Dash (10-laps, $1,000-to-win), Pure Stocks (25-laps, $500-to-win), Thunder/Junkyard Pups (20-laps, $250-to-win) and Vintage Modifieds (15-laps, two free passes granted per car). Gates open at 11 a.m., with the Pit Party at 1:30 p.m., hot laps at 3 p.m. and racing at 4 p.m.

A weekend grandstand pass is just $22. Friday grandstand admission is $7. Saturday admission is $18 (Adults) and $16 (Seniors, age 62 and above and Students, age 10-16). Kids nine and under are FREE.

For further information, contact Brett Deyo at: (845) 728-2781, by e-mail at: Deyo99H@aol.com or on the web: www.shorttracksupernationals.com.


Short Track SuperNationals Set To Go; Revamped Format In Place

AFTON, NY - The inauguralShort Track SuperNationals is set to go green on Oct. 6-7 at Afton Speedway, as interest continues to build for the Brett Deyo/Pat Jordan-promoted two-day affair at the three-tenths-mile oval.

There have, however, been some format changes to the weekend.

Saturday's portion of the SuperNationals will be headlined by a 50-lap, $3,500-to-win event for the big-block/small-block Modifieds. The event will offer a handsome $500 for the 10th-place finisher and $200 to take the green.

Any 13- x 92-inch tire will be permitted. Cars may run on gas or alcohol with big- or small-block engines (and all things in between - Grandview (Pa.)/Big Diamond (Pa.) 9-to-1/10.5-to-1 engines allowed). Sail panels (maximum height - 65 inches) or DIRT-legal windows are permitted.

Lap money and a $400 halfway bonus, courtesy of Dale Smith Photography, will also be handed out to the Modified competitors.

Also for the Modifieds will be the 10-lap, $1,000-to-win Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash for the following eligible drivers: Alan Rudalavage, Brian Weaver, Mitch Gibbs, Stewart Friesen, Joey Grammes, Mike Ricci, Rich Ricci Jr., Mike Colsten, Todd Burley, Andy Bachetti and Tony Pepicelli. These drivers earned their way into the go-for-broke event via a series of qualifiers run at participating tracks through the summer months.

Other divisions racing on Saturday are Mini-Sprints under Central New York Mini-Sprint affiliation ($1,500-to-win), Pure Stocks ($500-to-win), Thunder/Junkyard Pups ($250-to-win, every car will be paid) and an open exhibition for Vintage Modifieds. All Vintage racing groups are invited to participate in the 15-lap event, with two free pit passes granted to each Vintage Modified registered.

The major changes come to the Friday program, where the Sportsman competitors will now headline the show with a 40-lap, $1,000-to-win feature (sail panels or DIRT-legal windows, aluminum or steel wheels, or any 13- x 92-inch tire allowed ).

The Mini-Sprints ($500-to-win), Thunder/Junkyard Dogs ($250-to-win, every car will be paid) and open Modified practice will fill out the day one card.

Due to lack of interest and scheduling conflicts, there will be no Micro-Sprint racing during the SuperNationals as previously announced.

"I've consulted with several of the top Micro-Sprint names and parts providers," said co-promoter Brett Deyo. "While both Pat and I were excited about having the Micros here that weekend, it doesn't look like it will work out this year.

"In the past few weeks, we've had countless calls from Sportsman racers. With the large number of Sportsman cars in the area, it is the logical choice to run a special race for that division. We also would like to invite our Sportsman to stay over and run with the Modifieds on Saturday night."

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Entries have been pouring in for the weekend affair. Early Modified entrants include multi-time Penn-Can (Pa.)/Thunder Mountain (N.Y.) champion and Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour standout Brian Weaver of Windsor, N.Y., who will drive Randy Decker's potent No. 9R in the 50-lap event.

Orange County (N.Y.) Fair Speedway big-block Modified winner Tom Hindley of Fair Oaks, N.Y., has already entered the event. Aside from his strong efforts on the five-eighths-mile OCFS oval, Hindley has been a top performer on the Accord (N.Y.) Speedway bullring with his No. 17H.

Bobby Varin of Sharon Springs, N.Y., plans to compete in the SuperNationals 50 with Ed Monger's Magsarus No. 93 Modified. Varin is a past Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour co-champion and owns two championships at N.Y.'s historic Fonda Speedway.

Other top names who have verbally committed to attend include former Afton champion and '06 RoC Dirt North Region title winner Mitch Gibbs; four-time Moc-A-Tek (Pa.) Speedway high points man Dom 'the Iceman' Roselli; nine-time Accord 358-Mod champ Rich Ricci Jr.; former Super DIRT Week 358-Modified winner Mike Ricci; past Eckerd 200 Halfway Leader and two-time Accord champ Rick Mill; former Orange County champion Chuck McKee; and 2005 Race of Champions Dirt Sportsman Tour champ Jason Hamilton, a Big Diamond Raceway 358-Modified regular.

Mini-Sprint entries have been received from a wide geographic area - from Canadensis, Pa., to Mendon, Mass.

Weekend grandstand passes are $22. Friday admission is $7, Saturday admission is $18 (Adult) or $16 (Seniors 62 and up, Students ages 10-16). Friday pit admission is $25. Saturday pit admission is $30.

For further information on the Short Track SuperNationals, check out the official website: www.shorttracksupernationals.com or contact co-promoter Brett Deyo by phone at: (845) 728-2781 or via e-mail: Deyo99H@aol.com. The track phone is: (607) 657-8018 or (607) (607) 638-1966.

Entry forms and rules are posted on the website. All advertised purses are guaranteed.


Cook and Hurlburt Share Afton Spotlight
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. - On Friday Night at Afton Speedway, Chad Cook and J.R. Hurlburt
captured much needed victories in the double Modified features. The win
gave Cook his first ever Afton Modified title while Hurburt's victory was
his first in over 2 years.

In the first 30-lap Modified feature event, Mike McCollum took control of
the race at the drop of the green flag.

McCollum paced the field early with Cook chasing him from the fifth starting
spot. Cook patiently maneuvered his no. 2J around the speedway using both
the top and bottom of the track surface.

"The car was awesome," stated the Deposit, N.Y., native. "I could go
wherever I need to go."

Just after the midway point, Cook moved into the runner-up spot and began
applying pressure to McCollum.

The pair raced one and two with three laps remaining as Cook made his move.
Cook began going into the turns on the high side and then switching lanes to
work off the bottom of the speedway. This gave him the momentum he needed
as he moved to the inside of McCollum on the 29th circuit to take the top
spot away in turn one.

"I kept going wider and wider," stated Cook. "I could get a really good run
from the outside to the inside and I was able to slingshot right by him."

Cook led the final circuit for the win with McCollum settling for second,
Jeremy Smith, Rick Amo, and J.R. Crouse rounded out the top five.

The win helped propel Cook to the Modified title. He has previous
championships in the Pro Stocks and Sportsman at the speedway.

"This is really special when you can be ahead of the quality of cars that
race here," stated Cook. "We had a good car early in the year and we
carried that momentum to the title."

In the regularly scheduled 30-lap race, Hurlburt, of Otego, N.Y., captured
his first win since 2004 at the Chenango County oval.

"I really needed this win bad," stated Hurlburt. "We've struggled and
struggled but this week I felt the best in the car I've felt all year."

James Cornell, of Harpursville, N.Y., assumed command as the race got
underway in his Doug's Speed Shop ride. He moved to the inside on the
opening green to get by Duane Hiller for the top spot.

He set a quick pace but several early race cautions slowed his momentum
while Hurlburt moved from the eighth starting spot to the front.

By lap 10, Hurlburt was in the second spot looking for an opportunity to
grab the race lead.

His opportunity came on lap 20 as he went to the outside in turn 2 to take
the lead away from Cornell.

"My car was good enough to run whatever lane I wanted to run," stated
Hurlburt. "I got a good run on the topside and drove by him down the
backstretch."

Now the leader, Hurlburt was slowed by one caution with six laps remaining.
Under the caution, Cornell drove up beside him and gave him the thumbs up.

"I didn't know what he was doing at the time," stated Hurlburt. "Afterwards
he told me he was telling me that he had nothing for me."

On the restart, Hurlburt pulled away to score the victory. Cornell finished
in the second spot while Rich Price, Cook and Crouse completed the top five.

In the 20-lap Sportsman feature event it was Ryan Olsommer controlling his
own destiny by picking up the win and his first ever track title.

"This is awesome," said Olsommer. "We worked so hard all year and it
couldn't have ended any better than it did tonight."

Olsommer, of Waymart, Pa., took the lead on lap three from Matt Latwinski to
score his second victory of the season on the 3/10th mile oval. He was
followed to the line by Joshua Pursell, Dan Clark, Tim Mayne and newcomer
Ted Degroat.

In the 20-lap held-over Pro Stock feature event, Denny Smith, of Trout
Creek, N.Y. claimed the win and solidified his name atop the points
guaranteeing himself another track title. Pat Nolan took the race lead from
the pole but Smith worked from the fourth starting spot to take command on
lap six. He dove low under Nolan as the pair exited turn four. He easily
led the rest of the distance for the victory. Pat Nolan came home in the
runner-up spot with Harold Humphrey, Dick Koch and Jim Sykes completing the
top five.

In the second 20-lap Pro Stock event, it was Neil Palladino taking home a
hard fought victory. Palladino, of Nineveh, N.Y., battled first with Paul
Harrington for the top spot. Harrington went too high in turn three and
caught the wall giving Palladino the top spot on lap 6. As the race leader,
Palladino battled with Jim Howard and Harold Humphrey right up to the drop
of the checkered flag. Several times Howard dove to the inside but was
unable to take the lead from Palladino who went on to victory. Howard came
to the line second with Harold Humphrey, Denny Smith and Jason Rhodes
completing the top five.

In the 20-lap Pure Stock feature, Darl Ellis, of Binghamton, N.Y., took home
his third consecutive win. Ellis passed Bob Mills on lap 11 en route to the
victory. Ellis also claimed his first ever track title.

In the 15-lap 4-Cylinder Pup feature, Gary Kinne, of Sidney Center, was the
winner. The 2006 track title went to David Smith.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and
hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with
a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small
Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off
Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at
The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or
checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.

AFTON SPEEDWAY FEATURE RESULTS 9/8/06
MODIFIED FEATURE (30 LAPS): J.R. HURLBURT, James Cornell, Rich Price, Chad
Cook, J.R. Course, Gary Hager, Kris Savoie, Rick Amo, Jeremy Smith, Michael
McCollum, Chuck McKee, Dan Fassett, Barry Readinger, Scott Ferrier, Duane
Hiller, Teddy Hollenbeck, Jim Corcoran, Rick Mill, Ricky Yetter, Steve Walsh,
Brian Corcoran, Tony Pepicelli, Kirk Horton, Ed Harris DNS - John Sowle
HEAT WINNERS: Amo, Crouse, J. Corcoran

MODIFIED FEATURE MAKE-UP FROM 8/25/06 (30 LAPS): CHAD COOK, Michael
McCollum, Jeremy Smith, Rick Amo, J.R. Crouse, Tony Pepicelli, J.R.
Hurlburt, Ricky Yetter, James Cornell, Jim Corcoran, Gary Hager, Duane
Hiller, Rich Price, Brian Corcoran, Kris Savoie, John Sowle, Ed Harris DNS -
Chris Weaver, Ray Deemer

SPORTSMAN FEATURE (20 LAPS): RYAN OLSOMMER, Joshua Pursell, Dan Clark, Tim
Mayne, Ted Degroat, Jeff Leslie, Brad Alger, Skip Pickwick, Matthew
Latwinski, Craig Pope, Corey Ziegler, Tom Witko, Randy Banks Jr. DNS - Adam
Smith
HEAT WINNERS: Leslie, Olsommer

PRO STOCK FEATURE (20 LAPS): NEIL PALLADINO, Jimmy Howard, Harold Humphrey,
Denny Smith, Jason Rhodes, Dick Koch, Duane Head, Pat Nolan, Jeff Young,
Paul Harrington, Jim Sykes, Fred Christ, Stan Clark DNS - Pat Zimmerman, Jerry Holmes
HEAT WINNERS: Sykes, Smith

PRO STOCK FEATURE MAKE-UP FROM 8/25/06 (20 LAPS): DENNY SMITH, Pat Nolan,
Harold Humphrey, Dick Koch, Jim Sykes, Neil Palladino, Jeff Young, Duane
Head, Paul Harrington

PURE STOCK FEATURE (20 LAPS): DARL ELLIS, Tom Harrington, Steve Polhamus,
Eugene VanAlstyne, Chuck Culbertson, Nick Austin, Dave Bagg, Rob Harder, Bob
Mills, Kurt Decker, Brandon Clapperton, Bill Craw, Dave VanBuren, Sheppard
Blodgett DNS - Shaun Witt
HEAT WINNERS: Ellis, Mills

4 CYLINDER PUPS FEATURE (15 LAPS): GARY KINNE, David Smith, Billy Barse,
Rick Engelhardt, Dave Finch, Dustin Wilber, Brian Backus, Nate Youngs, Leo
Shew, Jordan Jaindl, Nick Stark, Chris Wheeler, Dave Cotton, Jake Cotton DNS
- Jeff Harrington
HEAT WINNERS: Wilber, Smith


Big Things at Afton This Friday Sept. 1
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY - Featured this Friday night at the Afton Speedway will be a
regular program plus make-up features for the Pure Stocks and 4-Cylinder
Pups as well as the Capital Region Sprint Alliance and the first ever
appearance by the Thunder Dogs.

"We are really excited about this week's program," stated Promoter Pat
Jordan. "This is the first appearance by the Thunder Dogs and I am really
excited about the return of the CRSA traveling Sprint Car series."

The C.R.S.A. series was added to the show this coming Friday night after
having their feature rained out last weekend.

"We've been looking forward to racing at Afton all year," stated Brian
Grisel, President of CRSA. "We had a couple of shows booked and were rained
out but I'm glad we can get back on the schedule."

The CRSA has also been added to the Friday night portion of Spooktacular
weekend.

Don't forget, coming up at the Afton Speedway on October 6/7 is the first
ever Short Track SuperNationals Weekend. The weekend is highlighted by a
50-lap Modified feature event on Saturday night paying $3,500 to the winner.

Admission this Friday night is only $10 with racing getting underway
promptly at 7:30pm.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and
hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with
a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small
Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off
Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at
The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or
checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


Clark Takes Sportsman Win, Rain Forces Other Races to be Postponed
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY - On Friday night, the New Afton Speedway attempted to dodge the
rain drops but as the CRSA feature took to the track, the rains began to
fall forcing all remaining features to be postponed.

Dan Clark, of Richford, N.Y., won the only feature event of the evening.
Clark took the lead on the very first lap of the 20-lap Sportsman feature.
Clark, who started on the pole, was challenged several times for the top
spot by Skip Pickwick and Tim Mayne. Both drivers were unable to catch
Clark as he took home his second win of 2006.

"It was great to get my first win a few weeks back," stated Clark. "But
this one is just as special as the other one for me."

Following Clark to the line was Tim Mayne, Skip Pickwick, Ryan Olsommer and
Jeff Leslie.

The schedule has been revised for the final two weeks of the racing season.
Coming on September 1 will be a regular show for Modifieds and Sportsman
plus double features for the Pure Stocks and 4-Cylinder Pups. The CRSA
Sprint Car series and the Thunder Dogs have been added the night's racing
action as well. The Pro Stocks have been given the evening off.

In two weeks, on September 8, is a regular show plus two regular distance
features for the Modifieds. Modifieds will run the held over feature from
August 25 as well as a regular 30-lap Modified feature for the normal purse
structure. The Pro Stocks are also back on the schedule as they will also
compete in double features in order to make up the rain out feature from
August 8.

The final point night of the season is also a Taushmann Short Track
SuperNationals Dash for Cash qualifying event for the Modifieds and a
Spooktacular qualifying event for the Pure Stocks.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and
hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with
a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small
Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off
Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at
The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or
checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.

AFTON SPEEDWAY FEATURE RESULTS 8/25/06
SPORTSMAN FEATURE (20 LAPS): DAN CLARK, Tim Mayne, Skip Pickwick, Ryan
Olsommer, Jeff Leslie, Brad Alger, Adam Smith, Matt Latwinski, Craig Pope,
Randy Banks Jr., Tom Witko DNS: Danny Varin
HEAT WINNERS: Clark, Mayne

MODIFIED HEAT WINNERS: Rick Amo, Rich Price Jr., Jeremy Smith

PRO STOCK HEAT WINNER: Denny Smith

PURE STOCK HEAT WINNERS: Darl Ellis, Tom Harrington

CRSA SPRINT CAR HEAT WINNERS: Warren Alexson, Billy Jaycox

4 CYLINDER PUP HEAT WINNERS: Rick Englehardt, David Smith


Cornell Dominates for First Modified Win
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. - All season long James Cornell has been doing everything in his
power to try and reach victory lane at the New Afton Speedway. This past
Friday night, the driver out of Harpursville, N.Y., stumbled onto the right
setup and led all 30 laps of the caution free feature for his first career
Modified win at the speedway.

"I've wanted this one really bad for a long time," stated Cornell in victory
lane. "I wasn't sure if I was ever going to get it but tonight everything
went our way."

Cornell started fourth in the main-event and made short work of front row
starters Mike McCollum and Steve Walsh as he went to the outside of turn two
to grab the number one position in his no. J3 on the very first lap.

"The top was really good and that was where I made my move for the lead,"
said Cornell. "Late in the race that line went away and I came back to the
bottom because that's where the car felt best."

Once he took control of the feature, Cornell continued to work both lanes of
the speedway as Ricky Yetter moved into the runner-up spot and tried to
chase him down.

With only five laps remaining, Cornell entered into heavy lapped traffic
with Yetter closing but he easily maneuvered through en route to the win.

"I didn't know what kind of lead I had," said Cornell. "I just went as hard
as I could and tried to get through the traffic as quickly as possible."

Yetter, of Easton, Pa., settled for second in his all black no. 3.

"I wish I had gotten a better start," stated Yetter. "I may have had
something Cornell but it took me to long to get into second."

The 2005 Modified champion, Jeremy Smith, was third while J.R. Crouse and
Tony Pepicelli completed the top five.

In the Sportsman 20-lap feature event, Ryan Olsommer, of Waymart, Pa., took
home his first checkered flag of 2006. Olsommer started the feature event
in the fourth spot and used lapped traffic and the top side of the speedway
in turn one to get by Adam Smith on lap 14. It was Olsommer's first career
victory at the 3/10th mile speedway.

"He (Smith) got stuck behind the lapped car," commented Olsommer. "I went
to the outside and got by him and that was it.

"The car was really good on Tuesday and it was really good again tonight."

Smith finished in second followed by Josh Pursell, Brad Alger and Tim Mayne.

The Pro Stock feature event was won by Denny Smith of Trout Creek, N.Y.
Smith, the all-time winningest Pro Stock driver, took the lead from Buck
Mills on the sixth circuit of the 20-lap main event. He held off Neil
Palladino and Bill Rampe in the final laps to claim the win. With the
victory, he is back atop the current point standings with only three point
shows remaining. Palladino finished second with Rampe, Dick Koch and Jeff
Young rounding out the top five.

Kurt Decker, of Afton, N.Y., held on to win the 20-lap Pure Stock feature
event. Decker took control of the feature on lap 3 and battled with Darl
Ellis Sr. over the entire distance. Several times Decker and Ellis were
side-by-side with Decker gaining enough of an advantage on the final lap to
take home the win. Ellis settled for second followed by Bob Mills, Tom
Harrington and Steve Polhamus.

In the 4-Cylinder Pup division, Dave Smith won his third consecutive feature
event as he passed Billy Barse on lap 10 to claim the win.

Four different mechanics races were held with Erik Nelson, Paul McCollum,
Kenny Winn and Dave Jaindl taking home the victories.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and
hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with
a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small
Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off
Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at
The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or
checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.

AFTON SPEEDWAY FEATURE RESULTS 8/18/06
MODIFIED FEATURE (30 LAPS): JAMES CORNELL, Ricky Yetter, Jeremy Smith, J.R.
Crouse, Tony Pepicelli, Craig Terrell, Chad Cook, J.R. Hurlburt, Rick Amo,
Rich Price Jr., John Sowle, Steve Walsh, Kris Savoi, Brian Corcoran, Teddy
Hollenbeck, Mike McCollum, Jim Corcoran, Duane Hillar, Jimmy Reppert, Chris
Weaver, Ed Harris
HEAT WINNERS: Walsh, Hurlburt, Cook

SPORTSMAN FEATURE (20 LAPS): RYAN OLSOMMER, Adam Smith, Josh Purcell, Brad
Alger, Tim Mayne, Matt Latwinski, Butch Klinger, Randy Banks, Skip Pickwick,
Nick Rochinski, David Ellis, Craig Pope, Corey Ziegler, DNS - Jim Witko, Dan
Clark
HEAT WINNERS: Alger, Olsommer

PRO STOCK FEATURE (20 LAPS): DENNY SMITH, Neil Palladino, Bill Rampe, Dick
Koch, Jeff Young, Buck Mills, Paul Harrington, Pat Nolan, DNS - Fred Christ,
Jim Sykes
HEAT WINNER: Palladino

PURE STOCK FEATURE (20 LAPS): KURT DECKER, Darl Ellis Sr., Bob Mills, Tom
Harrington, Steve Polhamus, Eugene VanAlstyne, Shaun Witt, Nick Austin,
Chuck Culbertson, Bill Craw, DNS - Brandon Clapperton
HEAT WINNER: Decker

4 CYLINDER PUPS FEATURE (15 LAPS): DAVID SMITH, Billy Barse, Dave Finch,
Dave Cotten, Chris Wheeler, Jordan Jaindl, Jake Cotton, Leo Shew, Cory
Farber, Dustin Wilber, Shawn Cummings, Gary Kinne
HEAT WINNERS: Kinne, Finch


Leslie and Howard Win Afton Features Again
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY - On Tuesday night at the New Afton Speedway, Jeff Leslie captured
his second consecutive Sportsman feature event and pocketed the hefty $1,000
payday for winning the 50-lap affair.

"It was great to win on Friday," commented Leslie. "But to win tonight is
even better."

Following Leslie to the line was Ryan Olsommer in second with Butch Klinger,
J.R. Hurlburt and Adam Smith rounding out the top five.

Ryan Olsommer took control the extra distance affair at the drop of the
green in his no. 51z. He held the top spot through several early cautions
while Leslie worked his way forward from the seventh starting spot in his
Leslie Home Improvement Troyer machine.

"At the beginning of the race I just wanted to be patient," stated the Fly
Creek, N.Y., driver. "I ran my line and tried to stay out of trouble."

By the halfway point, Leslie was in third with Olsommer still setting the
pace.

With ten laps remaining, Leslie began to challenge Olsommer for the top
spot. Then, on lap 43, Leslie dove to the inside of turn two and moved by
Olsommer for the lead.

"Originally I was working Olsommer on the high side," said Leslie. "Once we
got into traffic he got a little loose and I got a good run and made the
move down low."

Now the leader, Leslie easily led the final seven laps for his second career
Sportsman feature win.

Olsommer, of Waymart, Pa., settled for second after leading much of the
event from his pole-starting position.

"I used up my tires too early," said Olsommer. "The car was really good I
just should have made a different tire selection."

In the 20-Lap Trackside Products Pro/Super Stocks Series, Jim Howard, of
Cortland, N.Y., claimed his second consecutive feature event at the
speedway.

"The track was really good tonight," said Howard. "The track was good in
the heat and it got even better in the feature event."

Pat Nolan took lead as the race went green from outside the front row. He
held onto the top spot for the first nine laps until Howard moved from third
into the lead in turn four.

Howard then set a torrid pace and pulled away from the field en route to his
11th win of 2006.

In the 25-lap, $1,000 to win Central New York Mini Sprint feature event,
Jared Fink took home the win.

Fink, of Germantown, N.Y., took the lead from the front row in his no. 21.
He held off all challengers in the extra-distance race and claimed his
fourth CNYMS feature win.

For more information a full run down of results visit www.cnyms.com.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and
hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with
a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small
Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off
Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at
The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or
checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.

AFTON SPEEDWAY FEATURE RESULTS 8/15/06
SPORTSMAN FEATURE (50 LAPS): JEFF LESLIE, Ryan Olsommer, Butch Klinger,
J.R. Hurlburt, Adam Smith, Nick Petrilak, Dan Creeden, Ken Titus, Dan Clark,
Joey Colsten, Jeremy Vunk, Dave Coene, Mike Lartz, Alan Barker, Tim Mayne,
Shaun Walker, Erik Holgren, Skip Pickwick, Danny Tyler, Bubba Folk, Randy
Banks Jr., Aaron Shelton, James Christ, Kevin Jordan, Chad O'Hara, Dan
Frack, Brad Alger, Tom Perrego
HEAT WINNERS: Olsommer, Vunk, Jordan

TRACKSIDE PRODUCTS PRO/SUPER STOCK FEATURE (20 LAPS): JIM HOWARD, Denny
Decker, Bill Rampe, Paul Harrington, Jim Hewitt, Chris Piasecki, James
Millard, Pat Nolan, Jeff Young, Fred Christ, Dick Koch, Harry Marvin III
HEAT WINNERS: Howard, Rampe

CENTRAL NEW YORK MINI SPRINTS (25 LAPS) TOP FIVE: JARED FINK, Rich Wood Jr.,
Don Harvey Jr,, Jeff VanDusen, Mike Kiser

SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS GUARANTEED STARTER: JARED FINK


Chris Weaver Scores First Career Afton Win
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY - It was another night of first at the New Afton Speedway as Chris
Weaver won his first career 30-lap Modified feature event.

"It feels good to finally get a win here at Afton," stated Weaver in victory
lane after beating Tony Pepicelli for his first win.

Steve Walsh, of Hankins, N.Y., jumped out to race lead in his no. 213. He
paced the field for the first 10 laps as Weaver moved from his fifth
starting position.

On lap 18 Weaver finally made his move as he went to the outside of turn two
and beat Walsh of the corner to inherit the lead.

"The car felt really good tonight," said Weaver. "I could run the topside
and that's where I had to go to get the lead."

Once the leader, his only challenge came on lap 27 as the caution came out
slowing the field one last time. This allowed Pepicelli to get right up to
the rear of Weaver's car.

Weaver got a good jump on the restart and pulled away from Pepicelli for the
win.

Pepicelli, last week's feature winner, settled for second in his no. 11a.

"The car was fast," said Pepicelli. "But it just wasn't fast enough for me
to catch Chris (Weaver)."

Walsh ended the night in third while Rick Amo and Ricky Yetter rounded out
the top five.

Jeff Leslie, of Fly Creek, N.Y., captured his first career 20-lap Sportsman
feature event. Tim Mayne led the initial laps with Leslie running in the
second spot. This continued until the sixth circuit as Leslie moved to the
inside of turn four to take over the race lead. Leslie held off all
challenges and survived through several cautions to claim the victory.

"I didn't like all the cautions," laughed Leslie after the win. "But it
feels really good to finally get a win here."

Butch Klinger returned to finish second while Ryan Olsommer, Brad Alger and
Mayne rounded out the top five.

In the 25-lap Trackside Products Pro/Super Stock Series event, Jim Howard
captured his first career Afton Speedway Pro Stock victory. Bill Rampe
grabbed the early lead from his outside pole starting spot until lap four
when Denny Decker dove to the inside in turn three to take the lead away.
On lap 11, Howard moved his no.11 to the topside and worked around Decker to
assume control of the feature event. With five laps remaining, Duane Head
spun on the front straightaway almost taking out the race leader. Howard
escaped the mishap without making contact and led the final five laps for
the win. Rampe finished second followed by Fred Christ, Denny Smith and Jim
Sykes.

In the 20-lap Pure Stock feature it was all Darl Ellis Sr. Ellis assumed
the lead on lap one and briefly gave the lead over to Bob Mills. Mills led
one lap until Ellis worked back by to take helm for good.

In the 4-Cylinder Pup division it was David Smith taking home his second
consecutive win.

Coming up this Tuesday night at the New Afton Speedway is the second annual
Summer Slam featuring the Sportsman, Central New York Mini Sprints and
Trackside Products Pro/Super Stock Series. The Sportsman feature is 50-laps
and it pays the winner $1,000. The CNYMS are competing in a 25-lap feature
worth $1,000 as well. The Pro/Super Stock Series feature is 25-lap in
distance.

Also added to the schedule to make up the previously scheduled events is the
Capital Region Sprint Car Alliance. Their first appearance of the season is
scheduled for August 25th and they are joining the IMCA Style Modified Pabis
Memorial on Friday, October 27th as part of the Spooktacular weekend.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and
hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with
a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small
Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off
Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at
The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or
checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.

AFTON SPEEDWAY FEATURE RESULTS 8/11/06
MODIFIED FEATURE (30 LAPS): CHRIS WEAVER, Tony Pepicelli, Steve Walsh, Rick
Amo, Ricky Yetter, Craig Terrell, Rich Price, J.R. Crouse, James Cornell,
Jeremy Smith, John Ramsey, J.R. Hurlburt, Michael McCollum, Chad Cook, Brian
Payne, Kris Savoi, Teddy Hollenbeck, Ed Harris, John Sowle, Jimmy Reppert
HEAT WINNERS: Pepicelli, Hurlburt, Weaver

TRACKSIDE PRODUCTS PRO/SUPER STOCK FEATURE (25 LAPS): JIM HOWARD, Bill
Rampe, Fred Christ, Denny Smith, Jim Sykes, Jim Hewitt, James Mallaco, Jeff
Young, Duane Head, Harry Marvin Jr., Paul Harrington, Denny Decker, Jason
Rhodes, Neil Palladino, Chris Piaseski, Bob Zimmerman, Pat Nolan, Harry
Marvin III
HEAT WINNERS: Smith, Palladino

SPORTSMAN FEATURE (20 LAPS): JEFF LESLIE, Butch Klinger, Ryan Olsommer, Brad
Alger, Tim Mayne, Skip Pickwick, Dan Clark, Matt Latwinski, Adam Smith,
Aaron Shelton, Tom Witko, Corey Zielger, Kevin Smith, James Christ, Craig
Pope, Randy Banks Jr.
HEAT WINNERS: Smith, Mayne

PURE STOCK FEATURE (20 LAPS): DARL ELLIS SR., Eugene VanAlstyne, Nick
Austin, Chuck Culbertson, Steve Polhamus, Brandon Clapperton, Robert Harder,
Bob Mills, Josh Towner, Tommy Groover, Bill Jones, Shaun Witt, Kurt Decker
HEAT WINNERS: Ellis, Mills

4 CYLINDER PUPS FEATURE (15 LAPS): DAVID SMITH, Dave Cotton, Billy Barse,
Rick Engelhardt, Rich Kraus, Brian Backus, Dustin Wilber, Dave Finch, Nate
Youngs, Chris Wheeler, Jeff Harrington, Gary Kinne, Jeremy Hale, Marshall
Rous, Jake Cotton, Jordan Jandl, Leo Shew, Shawn Cummings
HEAT WINNERS: Barse, Backus, Cummings


Trackside Product Pro/Super Stock Series at Afton Friday, Summer Slam Tuesday
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY - Coming up this Friday night at the New Afton Speedway is the
Trackside Products Pro/Super Stock Series.

Several times earlier in the season this race has been scheduled but then
rained out; making this event the first to be held at the track in 2006.

Coming into this race, Denny Smith currently leads the Afton Speedway Pro
Stock point standings. Paul Harrington, of Unadilla, N.Y., is coming off
his first career Pro Stock win on Friday night and they are looking to
defend the home turf as several drivers invade the 3/10th mile oval on
Friday.

Also on the card Friday evening are the Modifieds, Sportsman, Pure Stocks,
and 4-Cylinder Pups. They are joined by powder puff races for the open
wheel and full fender divisions. Racing time is 7:30pm with gates open at
5pm.

On Tuesday August 15th, the Trackside Product Series will return to the
speedway and join the 50-lap, $1,000 to win event for the Sportsman and the
25-lap, $1,000 to win event for the Central New York Mini Sprints. Gates
for this event open at 5pm with racing at 7pm.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and
hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with
a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small
Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off
Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at
The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or
checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


Pepicelli Leads List of First-Time Winners at Afton
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY - On Friday night at the New Afton Speedway, Tony Pepicelli
finally had something to smile about.

The former speedway champion dominated the 30-lap Modified feature to claim
his first win of 2006.

"We've had a really rough year," said Pepicelli from victory lane. "The car
has been good but it seems like we've been in the wrong place at the wrong
time.

"Hopefully this win will change our luck in the last month of the season."

Pepicelli, of Princeton, N.Y., started the feature event from the front row
and quickly raced out into the lead.

By lap 10, he opened up a full straightaway advantage over the field and
found himself in the midst of heavy lapped traffic.

"I hate starting up front because you never know how good the car is,"
stated Pepicelli. "Once I got into lapped traffic I knew we had a good car
because it felt better and better."

The only caution of the race came out on lap 29 as Duane Hiller made contact
with the backstretch wall setting up a one-lap shootout between Pepicelli
and second running Don Hart Jr.

On the restart, Pepicelli easily pulled away to claim his 15th career win at
the speedway.

"I really didn't want to see that last caution," commented Pepicelli. "I
wasn't sure how close everyone was to me but with one lap left I just wanted
it to be over."

Don Hart Jr. finished second followed by Chris Weaver, Chad Cook, and Rich
Price Jr.

In the 20-lap Sportsman feature event, Dan Clark, of Richford, N.Y., claimed
his first career win. Adam Smith led the first 19 laps of the distance but
on the final lap he and Rodney Hart came together sending both drivers
spinning in turn one. Smith was sent to the tail of the field while Hart
was sent into the pit area. On the restart, Clark led the final lap for his
first ever Afton Speedway victory.

The 20-lap Pro Stock feature was won by Paul Harrington. Harrington led the
entire distance for his first career victory at the speedway in the
division.

The Pure Stock division's 20-lap feature went to Kurt Decker. Decker, of
Afton, N.Y., wasted little time making his way to the front. He started the
feature from the fourth spot and made a three-wide move for the lead on the
first lap in turn two to take command of the feature. He led the rest of
event to claim his 6th career win.

The Central New York Mini Sprint feature was won by Otego, N.Y., driver Jeff
VanDusen. VanDusen, a regular with the Empire Super Sprints, hopped behind
the wheel of James Kiser's no. 18 to claim his first career win at the Afton
Speedway. VanDusen held off current CNYMS point leader, Don Harvey, in the
closing laps for the victory.

The 4-Cylinder Pup 12-lap feature was won by David Smith.

Coming up on Tuesday, August 15, is Summer Slam II. The Sportsman will be
in action with a 50-lap, $1,000 to win feature. They are joined by the
Central New York Mini Sprints who are competing in a 25-lap feature paying
$1,000 to win. Also on the schedule is a Trackside Products Pro/Super Stock
Series event. Gates open at 5pm with racing at 7pm.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and
hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with
a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small
Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off
Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at
The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or
checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.

AFTON SPEEDWAY FEATURE RESULTS 8/4/06
MODIFIED FEATURE (30 LAPS): TONY PEPICELLI, Don Hart Jr., Chris Weaver,
Chad Cook, Rich Price Jr., Craig Terrell, James Cornell, J.R. Hurlburt, J.R.
Crouse, Rick Amo, Jeremy Smith, Brian Corcoran, Ed Harris, Ricky Yetter,
Jimmy Reppert, Brian Payne, Steve Walsh, Duane Hiller, Jim Corcoran, Stewart
Friesen, Michael McCollum
HEAT WINNERS: Pepicelli, Terrell, Yetter

SPORTSMAN FEATURE (20 LAPS): DAN CLARK, Jeff Leslie, Ryan Olsommer, Brad
Alger, Matt Latwinski, Tim Mayne, Adam Smith, Randy Banks Jr., Skip
Pickwick, Kevin Smith, Terry Mudge, DNS: Craig Pope, DQ/Suspended: Rodney
Hart
HEAT WINNERS: Smith, Olsommer

PRO STOCK FEATURE (20 LAPS): PAUL HARRINGTON, Pat Nolan, Fred Christ, Denny
Smith, Jeff Young, Neil Palladino, Pat Nolan, Michael Thayer, Bob Zimmerman
HEAT WINNERS: Smith

PURE STOCK FEATURE (20 LAPS): KURT DECKER, Tom Harrington, Bob Mills, Rich
Sharpsteen, Steve Polhamus, Darl Ellis Sr., Shaun Witt, Nick Austin, Chuck
Culbertson, Eugene VanAlstyne, Bill Craw, Brandon Clapperton
HEAT WINNERS: Sharpsteen, Polhamus

4 CYLINDER PUPS FEATURE (15 LAPS): DAVID SMITH, Dustin Wilber, Shawn
Cummings, Brian Backus, Billy Barse, Dave Cotton, Dave Finch, Rich
Engelhardt, Wendell Washington, John Squires, Jeff Harrington, Leo Shew, Ray
Baker, James Lee, DNS: Gary Kinne

CENTRAL NEW YORK MINI SPRINTS (20 LAPS) TOP FIVE: JEFF VANDUSEN, Don Harvey
Jr., Jared Fink, Rich Wood Jr., Bubba Broderick


Rain Forces Schedule Changes at Afton
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY - On Friday night the Afton Speedway was once again forced to
cancel the evening's racing program due to rain and wet grounds.

With the cancellation, the speedway has been forced to shuffle the schedule
for the remainder of the season.

Coming up next Friday night (8/4), the speedway will host the Central New
York Mini Sprints while adding a Short Track SuperNationals Taushmann Dash
for Cash Qualifier for the Modified division.

On Friday August, 11, the speedway welcomes Smith Companies as they present
a regular show plus powder puff races for the open wheel and full fender
divisions.

One of the biggest shows of the season normally run in June has been
rescheduled for Tuesday August 15. Summer Slam II features the Sportsman in
a 50-lap event paying $1,000 to win, the Central New York Mini Sprints in a
25-lap $1,000 to win feature, and a Trackside Products Series event for the
Pro Stocks.

More schedule changes will be announced in the near future as the speedway
prepares for the final weeks of the racing season.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and
hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with
a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small
Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off
Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at
The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or
checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


Rain Forces Schedule Changes at Afton
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY - On Friday night the Afton Speedway was once again forced to
cancel the evening's racing program due to rain and wet grounds.

With the cancellation, the speedway has been forced to shuffle the schedule
for the remainder of the season.

Coming up next Friday night (8/4), the speedway will host the Central New
York Mini Sprints while adding a Short Track SuperNationals Taushmann Dash
for Cash Qualifier for the Modified division.

On Friday August, 11, the speedway welcomes Smith Companies as they present
a regular show plus powder puff races for the open wheel and full fender
divisions.

One of the biggest shows of the season normally run in June has been
rescheduled for Tuesday August 15. Summer Slam II features the Sportsman in
a 50-lap event paying $1,000 to win, the Central New York Mini Sprints in a
25-lap $1,000 to win feature, and a Pure Stock $500 to win Spooktacular
Qualifier.

More schedule changes will be announced in the near future as the speedway
prepares for the final weeks of the racing season.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and
hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with
a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small
Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off
Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at
The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or
checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


Yetter Gets First Career Mod Win, Klinger Takes Needed Sportsman Win
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY – Ricky Yetter has struggled all season long with motor woes. He’s had the lead in several feature events only to fall out with problems in his no. 3 machine.
On Friday night, everything worked perfectly for the Easton, Pa, driver, as he captured his first career Modified feature event at the New Afton Speedway.
“This is a really big win for this team,” stated Yetter after his feature event win. “We beat some of the best drivers that run at this speedway on a weekly basis.”
Yetter, a Pennsylvania lawyer, took the lead on the initial start after drawing the pole for the 15-lap Modified invitational.
As the laps clicked off, Yetter continued to work the bottom of the speedway while Saquoit, NY, driver Rich Price Jr., was making his way to the front of the talented field.
By the tenth circuit, Price has pulled to the rear of Yetter but he was unable to make a pass for the lead with Yetter protecting the bottom of the speedway.
“I knew I had to keep the car on the inside of the speedway,” said Yetter. “If anyone was going to get around me I was going to make them go to the outside.”
With Yetter taking the win, Price had his best finish of the season in second. J.R. Hurlburt of Otego, NY, was third, Don Hart Jr. finished fourth and Tony Pepicelli rounded out the top five.
Butch Klinger, of Walton, NY, grabbed a much needed win in the 20-lap Sportsman feature event. Klinger lost much of his racing equipment in the recent flood forcing him to search for parts in order to get his car back together for racing action.
“That was one of the most fun races I’ve even been in,” said Klinger. “And considering all that happened lately it’s nice to get back to the race track and just get away from all that.”
Skip Pickwick took the early lead as current point leader, Rodney Hart, made his way to the front from his eighth starting spot. By lap 12, Hart was pressuring Pickwick for the lead but ultimately spun bringing out the caution.
When the resumed action, Klinger was in the runner-up spot and he immediately went to work on Pickwick. Finally, on lap 16, Klinger slid to the low-side of turn four to beat Pickwick to the line for lead.
He never faltered in the remaining laps for his first win of the season.
In the 20-lap Pro Stock feature, Denny Smith once again dominated the event taking the feature win. Neil Palladino jumped out to the lead as the race began and held of Smith off for the first seven laps but Smith was just too quick. Smith made his move on the eighth lap as he drove to the high-side of turn two to grab the lead and eventually the win.
Kurt Decker, of Afton, NY, continued his quest for a championship after he captured the 20-lap Pure Stock feature event. Shaun Witt paced the field early but once again Decker had the right setup in his no. 89 machine. Decker worked the low-side of the speedway to perfection and made the pass on lap three and he never looked back for his third win of the season.
The caution plagued 15-lap 4-Cylinder Pups feature event was won by Billy Barse. Barse passed Dustin Wilber on the final lap in turn two for the win.
Next Friday night the Afton Speedway will be silent as the Afton Fair is in town. In two weeks the speedway returns to action with a regular show for all divisions with the speedway’s first Trackside Products Pro/Super Stock Series event.
The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.

AFTON SPEEDWAY FEATURE RESULTS 7/14/06
MODIFIED INVITATIONAL FEATURE (15 LAPS): RICKY YETTER, Rich Price Jr., J.R. Hurlburt, Don Hart Jr., Tony Pepicelli, Chad Cook, Rick Amo, Mike McCollum, Ed Harris, Duane Hiller, James Cornell, Jeremy Smith

SPORTSMAN FEATURE (20 LAPS): BUTCH KLINGER, Skip Pickwick, Tim Mayne, Rodney Hart, Brad Alger, Jeff Leslie, Jeremy Holt, Dan Clark, Matt Latwinski, Adam Smith, Mike Trautschold, Terry Mudge, Ryan Olsommer

PRO STOCK FEATURE (20 LAPS): DENNY SMITH, Neil Palladino, Pat Nolan, Paul Harrington, Dick Koch, Jeff Young, Bob Zimmerman, Duane Head, Mike Reynolds, Wade Decker

PURE STOCK FEATURE (20 LAPS): KURT DECKER, Jamie Batzel, Darl Ellis Sr., Tom Harrington, Rob Loucks, Jeremy Shaw, Steve Polhamus, Chuck Culbertson, Nick Austin, Eugene VanAlstyne, Brandon Clapperton, Brett VanBuren, Jeff Witt, Shaun Witt

4 CYLINDER PUPS FEATURE (15 LAPS): BILLY BARSE, Dustin Wilber, Brian Backus, Rick Engelhart, Dave Cotton, Jordan Jaindl, James Lee, Leo Shew, Gary Kinne, Shawn Cummings, Jake Cotton, David Smith, Jeff Harrington, Dave Finch


Resumes Racing Friday Night at Afton
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY – All last week crews worked non-stop to get the speedway ready for operations and because of that effort the speedway will re-open this Friday night July 14.
“It was a team effort,” stated co-Promoter Pat Jordan. “A lot of different people came out and helped us out. Without them there is no way we would be racing as soon as we are.”
The Afton Speedway was forced to close on June 29 after severe flooding disabled much of the Southern Tier region including the speedway.
Throughout the past few weeks; drivers, fans and speedway employees have all worked together getting the speedway’s equipment in operating order as well as cleaning every building on the speedway grounds.
Fortunately, all the major equipment on the speedway grounds came back to life including the generator and speedway maintenance vehicles.
This Friday’s program will feature all of the regular divisions with a twist. The Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Pure Stocks and 4-Cylinder Pups are competing in regular point events.
The Modified division will compete in the speedway’s first ever Modified invitational. Some of the best drivers from the New Afton Speedway are competing in a special feature event as well as signing autographs during the intermission period.
“We wanted to try something a little different,” said Jordan. “We want to give the fans an opportunity to meet with the drivers they see on a weekly basis and we feel this is a great way for that to happen.”
The speedway is silent on July 21 for the Afton Fair but a full regular schedule will resume on July 28.
The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


Afton Set to Re-open on July 14
BY MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. – After a successful cleanup day on July 4, the New Afton Speedway is set to return to racing action on Friday July 14.
“I really have to thank all the drivers and fans that came out to help us out last Tuesday,” stated co-promoter Pat Jordan. “The amount of support made it possible for us to re-open in a couple of weeks.”
Among the repairs made on Tuesday include wreckers, the speedway’s water trucks, and the generator.
“I still can’t believe the generator came back to life,” commented Jordan. “If that was damaged we may have had a serious issue.”
The only damage left is to the speedway surface itself as some walls collapsed forcing crews to work throughout this week trying to repair the damage. The speedway’s surface will also be completely redone in order to ensure that the racing is as good as it was before the flood hit the valley.
The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


Colsten and Grammes Earn All-Star Dash Spots; Accord Next

AFTON, NY - Add Mike Colsten and Joey Grammes to the mix.

With big victories on Independence Day weekend, Colsten, who topped Thunder Mountain (N.Y.) Speedway's Modified main on Saturday night, and Grammes, Monday's "Firecracker 40" winner at Penn-Can (Pa.) Speedway, have earned starting berths in the Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash.

The Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash, run during the Saturday portion of the Fri.-Sat. Oct. 6-7 First Annual Short Track SuperNationals at Afton Speedway, will feature 12 eligible drivers, who earn their way into the 10-lap, $1,000-to-win go-for-broke Modified event via a series of qualifying races held throughout the summer at six different tracks.

Alan Rudalavage won the first All-Star Cash Dash Qualifier at Penn-Can Speedway on Fri., April 28. Mitch Gibbs garnered the second event on Sat., May 6 at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y.

On Sun., June 4 at Utica-Rome (N.Y.) Speedway, Todd Burley of Spencerport, N.Y., racked up the victory and a spot in the Dash.

An added date - on Tues., June 13 at Five Mile Point - gave Brian Weaver the chance he needed to get into the All-Star Dash.

The next All-Star Cash Dash qualifier is set for N.Y.'s Accord Speedway on Fri., July 14 when the Ulster County quarter-mile oval hosts the 55-lap, $2,000-to-win Joe Winne Memorial 358-Modified event.

The July 7 event at Afton has been postponed due to the flooding that has temporarily shut down the three-tenths-mile oval. A new date will be set ASAP.

In other news, Afton promoters Pat and Janet Jordan have confirmed that the facility will be ready for the October event. They are setting a mid-July goal to open the gates again for racing.

Momentum continues to build for the First Annual Short Track SuperNationals, a Brett Deyo/Pat Jordan promotion.

The Fri., Oct. 6 portion of the Short Track SuperNationals will include high-paying events for the 125cc, 270cc and 600cc Micro-Sprints plus Mini-Sprints in a preliminary $500-to-win feature.

On Sat., Oct. 7, the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified main will headline a program that includes the Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash, a Mini-Sprint event paying $1,500-to-win, plus Pure Stocks and Four Cylinder Pups.

For further information on the Short Track SuperNationals, visit the comprehensive website: www.shorttracksupernationals.com, or contact promoter Brett Deyo by phone at: (845) 565-4850 or (845) 728-2781. He can be reached via e-mail at: Deyo99H@aol.com.

Lap and event sponsorships are available now, along with Advance Sale grandstand tickets. Entry forms and purses for all classes have been posted. Visit the website for details.

Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash Qualifiers
Fri., April 28 - Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa. - WINNER: Alan Rudalavage
Sat., May 6 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y. - WINNER: Mitch Gibbs
Sun., June 4 - Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon,
N.Y. - WINNER: Todd Burley
Tues., June 13 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y. - WINNER: Brian Weaver
Sat., July 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. - WINNER: Mike Colsten
Mon., July 3 - Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa.- WINNER: Joey Grammes
Fri., July 7 - Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y. - POSTPONED
Fri., July 14 - Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Sun., July 16 - Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y.
Fri., Aug. 4 - Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Sat., Aug. 5 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y.
Fri., Sept. 8 - Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.

SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS AT A GLANCE:
Fri., Oct. 6 - 1200cc Mini Sprints (25-laps, $500-to-win); 600cc Micro-Sprints (25-laps, $600-to-win); 270cc Micro-Sprints (25-laps, $1,000-to-win); 125cc Micro-Sprints (20-laps, $300-to-win). Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 6:15 p.m., racing at 7 p.m. All grandstand admission: $7/Pit admission: $25.
Sat., Oct. 7 - Modifieds (50-laps, $3,500-to-win); Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash (10-laps, $1,000-to-win); 1200cc Mini-Sprints (30-laps, $1,500-to-win); Pure Stocks (25-laps, $500-to-win); and Four Cylinder Pups (20-laps). Gates open at 11 a.m., hot laps at 3 p.m., racing at 4 p.m. Adult admission: $18; Senior/Student grandstand admission: $16/Pit admission: $30.
Weekend grandstand pass: $22 (Adults); $20 (Seniors and Students)/Weekend pit pass: $50
Kids 9 and under admitted FREE!


Short Track SuperNationals Qualifier At Thunder Mountain Sat., July 1 and Penn-Can Mon., July 3

AFTON, NY - The fifth of 12 All-Star Cash Dash Qualifiers is slated for this Sat., July 1 at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y.

The winner of the 30-lap big-block/small-block main at the fast three-eighths-mile oval on Saturday night will gain entry into the prestigious Cash Dash.

Penn-Can (Pa.) Speedway will follow on Mon., July 3 with the Firecracker 40, the sixth All-Star Cash Dash Qualifier.

The rained-out Rene Downes Memorial at Accord (N.Y.) Speedway has been rescheduled for Fri., Aug. 4. That event, originally slated for Fri., June 23, will grant a starting berth in the Dash.

The Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash, run during the Saturday portion of the Fri.-Sat. Oct. 6-7 First Annual Short Track SuperNationals at Afton Speedway, will feature 12 eligible drivers, who will earn their way into the 10-lap, $1,000-to-win go-for-broke Modified event via a series of qualifying races held throughout the summer at six different tracks.

Alan Rudalavage won the first All-Star Cash Dash Qualifier at Penn-Can Speedway on Fri., April 28. Mitch Gibbs garnered the second event on Sat., May 6 at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y.

On Sun., June 4 at Utica-Rome (N.Y.) Speedway, Todd Burley of Spencerport, N.Y., racked up the victory and a spot in the Dash.

An added date - on Tues., June 13 at Five Mile Point - gave Brian Weaver the chance he needed to get into the All-Star Dash.

Momentum continues to build for the First Annual Short Track SuperNationals, a Brett Deyo/Pat Jordan promotion.

The Fri., Oct. 6 portion of the Short Track SuperNationals will include high-paying events for the 125cc, 270cc and 600cc Micro-Sprints plus Mini-Sprints in a preliminary $500-to-win feature.

On Sat., Oct. 7, the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified main will headline a program that includes the Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash, a Mini-Sprint event paying $1,500-to-win, plus Pure Stocks and Four Cylinder Pups.

For further information on the Short Track SuperNationals, visit the comprehensive website: www.shorttracksupernationals.com, or contact promoter Brett Deyo by phone at: (845) 565-4850 or (845) 728-2781. He can be reached via e-mail at: Deyo99H@aol.com.

Lap and event sponsorships are available now, along with Advance Sale grandstand tickets. Entry forms and purses for all classes have been posted. Visit the website for details.

Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash Qualifiers
Fri., April 28 - Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa. - WINNER: Alan Rudalavage
Sat., May 6 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y. - WINNER: Mitch Gibbs
Sun., June 4 - Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon,
N.Y. - WINNER: Todd Burley
Tues., June 13 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y. - WINNER: Brian Weaver
Sat., July 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y.
Mon., July 3 - Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa.
Fri., July 7 - Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.
Fri., July 14 - Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Sun., July 16 - Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y.
Fri., Aug. 4 - Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Sat., Aug. 5 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y.
Fri., Sept. 8 - Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.

SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS AT A GLANCE:
Fri., Oct. 6 - 1200cc Mini Sprints (25-laps, $500-to-win); 600cc Micro-Sprints (25-laps, $600-to-win); 270cc Micro-Sprints (25-laps, $1,000-to-win); 125cc Micro-Sprints (20-laps, $300-to-win). Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 6:15 p.m., racing at 7 p.m. All grandstand admission: $7/Pit admission: $25.
Sat., Oct. 7 - Modifieds (50-laps, $3,500-to-win); Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash (10-laps, $1,000-to-win); 1200cc Mini-Sprints (30-laps, $1,500-to-win); Pure Stocks (25-laps, $500-to-win); and Four Cylinder Pups (20-laps). Gates open at 11 a.m., hot laps at 3 p.m., racing at 4 p.m. Adult admission: $18; Senior/Student grandstand admission: $16/Pit admission: $30.

Weekend grandstand pass: $22 (Adults); $20 (Seniors and Students)/Weekend pit pass: $50

Kids 9 and under admitted FREE!


Racing at Afton Postponed Until Further Notice
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. – The major flooding throughout the Southern Tier has forced the New Afton Speedway to cancel racing action until further notice.
Currently, the speedway sits under several feet of water with much of the equipment ruined including the speedway generator and tow trucks.
“I just don’t know when we’ll be able to get things going,” said a distraught Pat Jordan from the speedway. “I can’t even give a date because the water is still covering most of the property.
“We will come up with a plan once the water starts to recede, but until then I just don’t know.”
The Speedway management wants to thank everyone for their continued support through this difficult time.
Updates will be posted on the speedway’s website throughout the coming weeks detailing the plans for speedway work and the resuming of racing operations.
For more information visit www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


Afton Cancels Due to Severe Flooding
BY MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. – The New Afton Speedway is cancelled for this Friday night following the torrential rains that hit the area. The speedway itself is under several feet of water with more flooding expected in the coming days.

“It’s unbelievable,” stated Pat Jordan from the speedway as he was pulling equipment from the water with the speedway grader. “I have water up to my waste at most points around the track and I’m just hope we can save some of our equipment.

“We’ll get things back together and hopefully we’ll ready to go again next Friday night.”

With the weather causing yet another rainout, the speedway forced to cancel for the ninth time in 2006 making the speedway record 13 rainouts and only four events going off as scheduled.

When racing does resume on July 7, the evening features a regular show for all divisions plus the much anticipated return of the Central New York Mini Sprints. The CNYMS were set to invade three times already in 2006 with each event being rained out.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


Afton Falls to Rain Yet Again
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. – Whether it be a regular Friday night or a special Tuesday show, Mother Nature continues her vendetta against the New Afton Speedway. Tuesday night’s program that was to feature the Sportsman, Central New York Mini-Sprints and the Capital Region Sprint Association has been cancelled due to heavy rains.

“It hasn’t stopped raining here since Sunday,” stated Pat Jordan. “I really can’t believe the luck we are having but hopefully it’ll turn around and we’ll get some racing in.”

Although the show was rained out, it has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 15. There will be a schedule change as well as the Trackside Products Pro/Super Stock Series will replace the C.R.S.A. on the schedule in order to make-up one of their two rained out events at the speedway. The C.R.S.A event will be rescheduled at a later date.

The Trackside Products Series has also been added to the card on Friday, July 28 in an attempt to make-up another one of the rained out events.

This Friday night is a regular program for the Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Pure Stocks, and the 4-Cylinder Pups. The winner of the Modified feature event will earn a guaranteed starting spot for Monday, July 3’s, Firework Extravaganza at the Penn Can Speedway. The event is also a Fabrication by Tauschman Cash Dash Qualifying Event for the Short Track SuperNationals on Saturday, October 7. The feature is 40-laps in length with $1,500 going to the winner.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


Afton Loses to Rain, Summer Slam Set for Tuesday
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY – For the sixth time in 2006, the New Afton Speedway was forced to cancel its Friday night racing program.

Heavy rains began to fall shortly after 2pm forcing Promoter Pat Jordan to pull the plug on the evening’s racing program.

With racing action cancelled, the speedway will remain silent until Tuesday, June 27th when the speedway is hosting its second annual Summer Slam event.

The evening is headlined by a 50-lap, $1,000 to win for the Sportsman. All Sportsman drivers from the Southern Tier are encouraged to attend. Afton Speedway rules are in effect except for the tire rule. Drivers are allowed to run any 13x92 inch Modified tire for the evening’s program.

Joining the Sportsman on card are the Central New York Mini Sprints in a 25-lap event paying a hefty $1,000 to the winner. Last year, Rich Hench, of Newport, Pa., captured the win over the more than 40 cars who entered.

Along with the mini-winger warriors will be the first ever appearance by the Capital Region Sprint Car Alliance. These full sized sprints will be competing in a double purse event that features drivers from both New York and Pennsylvania.

On Tuesday evening, gates will open at 4:30pm with racing getting underway promptly at 7pm.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


Pro Stock Tour Friday, Summer Slam on Tuesday at Afton
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. – This Friday night at the New Afton Speedway, the Trackside Products Pro/Super Stock series will make its first stop of 2006 after being rained out early in the season.

“We’ve been looking forward to having these guys are our track,” stated Promoter Pat Jordan. “We’ll have a good track for them and we should see some good racing.”

Currently, Denny Decker, of Afton, N.Y., leads the series points. He’ll do battle this Friday night with Afton Speedway point leader, Denny Smith. Smith will be joined in the battle by Wade Decker and Paul Harrington along with a host of other Afton Speedway regulars.

Joining the Pro Stocks will be a regular show for Modifieds, Sportsman, Pure Stocks, and 4-Cylinder Pups.

On Friday night, gates open at 5pm with racing starting at 7:30pm.

Coming on Tuesday, June 27, is the second annual Summer Slam for the Sportsman Modifieds. The evening features a 50-lap Sportsman main-event paying $1,000 to the winner. Rules for the event are Afton Speedway home-track rules for Sportsman with an open tire rule. Any 13X92 inch tire will be legal for this event.

Also in action are the Central New York Mini-Sprints in a 25-lap, $1,000 to win feature. The Capital Region Sprint Alliance is making its first appearance of 2006. They will be competing in a double purse event featuring drivers from both the New York and Pennsylvania areas.

Cost for the evening is $15 with gates opening at 5pm and racing at 7pm.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


Terrell Makes it Two Straight at Afton
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. – On Friday night at the New Afton Speedway, Craig Terrell captured his second-consecutive Modified 30-lap feature event in convincing style.
The Windsor, N.Y., driver took command from Jim Corcoran on lap 10 on Reppert Racing Night for his third career Modified feature win.
“The car was flawless,” said Terrell. “This win is a credit to my crew but I have to thank Pat Jordan and Wally Smith (co-promoters) for the great job they did on this racetrack.
“This has to be the nicest track surface I’ve ever raced on.”
Jim Corcoran, of Honesdale, Pa., took the lead as the race went green for the first time from his pole starting position.
Corcoran held the top spot while Terrell was busy maneuvering his Champion Builder’s Teo Pro car through traffic from his eighth starting spot.
By lap five, Terrell put himself in the runner-up spot and he began chasing Corcoran for the race lead. Finally, on lap 10, Corcoran opened the door and Terrell slipped to the inside and took over the race lead as the pair exited turn four.
Once out in front, Terrell was slowed only once on lap 24 as the caution flag flew for James Cornell.
“I didn’t want to see that last caution,” stated Terrell. “I wasn’t sure who was behind me and I didn’t know how fast they were.”
Once the race resumed, Terrell again jumped out to the race lead and J.R. Crouse attempted to run down the leader but it was to no avail as Terrell was able to hang on for the victory.
Crouse, of Nazareth, Pa., held on for solid second place finish.
“First I have to say congratulations to Craig (Terrell),” said Crouse. “I thought we were better than him in the straights but we were way to tight in the corners and he (Terrell) just pulled away from us.”
Rich Price Jr., of Saquoit, N.Y, was third, Jeremy Smith brought his Express Mart ride home in fourth, and Rick Amo rounded out the top five.
Brad Alger, of Oneonta, N.Y., captured his first win of the season as he won the 20 lap Sportsman feature event. Alger used his pole starting position to catapult him into the number one spot as the race went green. Several late cautions slowed the event forcing Alger to hold off the charges of Ryan Olsommer and Rodney Hart. In the end, Alger proved to be too much as he grabbed the win.
“I knew some really good cars were back there,” said Alger after his win. “Those guys stuck their nose in there a couple of times but I just kept in going the best I could and we got the win.”
Denny Smith, of Trout Creek, N.Y., captured his third 20-lap Pro Stock feature of 2006. Smith took the helm on lap three from Pat Nolan. Nolan jumped out to the early lead while Smith moved up from his third starting spot on the outside. Then, on lap three, Smith took his no. 04 to the outside and moved around Nolan as the pair raced in turn four. Once he assumed command of the race, Smith checked out and took the win.
The 20-lap Pure Stock feature, defending Sportsman champion, Bob Mills, grabbed his first win of 2006. Mills took full advantage of his outside front row starting position to lead all 20 laps en route to the win. As the race went green, Mills jumped out into the race lead with several drivers in two, including Kurt Decker. Decker chased Mills for several laps with the two racing side by side for six laps until Decker had something let go in his no. 89 on the 17th circuit. Mills held on over the remaining three laps for the win.
In 4-Cylinder Pup action, David Smith captured the checkered flag. Smith took the number one spot on lap 11 using an inside move in turn three. Shawn Cummings led the early distance but slid high and Smith put his no. 21 in the right spot as he beat Cummings off the corner and took the lead. He was able to lead the remaining nine laps for the win.
The Midstate Vintage Antique 12-lap feature event went to Branchport, N.Y., driver Jim Hilimire. Hilimire took the lead on lap 3 of the feature. Ray Cook set the pace early but Hilimire proved to be too much as he worked his way to the outside of turn one to make the pass for the lead.
In the 10-lap Faster Pastor feature, Jim Ingalls of Faith Community Church in Sidney, N.Y., took his second win in the event after passing Tom Mott of McClure and Sanford United Methodist Church on lap 7 of the feature event.
The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.

AFTON SPEEDWAY FEATURE RESULTS 6/16/06
MODIFIED FEATURE (30 LAPS): CRAIG TERRELL, J.R. Crouse, Rich Price Jr., Jeremy Smith, Rick Amo, Tony Pepicelli, Chad Cook, Jimmy Reppert, J.R. Hurlburt, James Cornell, Brian Corcoran, Jim Corcoran, Chris Weaver, Steve Walsh, Ed Harris, Wade Decker, Mike McCollum, Ricky Yetter, Duane Hiller, Don Hart Jr., Gordie Isham
HEAT WINNERS: Hart, Yetter, Amo

SPORTSMAN FEATURE (20 LAPS): BRAD ALGER, Ryan Olsommer, Rodney Hart, Jeff Leslie, Butch Klinger, Skip Pickwick, Tim Mayne, Adam Smith, Dan Clark, Jim Smith, Jeremy Holt, Jason Griffith, Dustin Winn, Roger Cook, Kevin Smith, Craig Pope
HEAT WINNERS: Clark, Olsommer

PRO STOCK FEATURE (20 LAPS): DENNY SMITH, Pat Nolan, Neil Palladino, Wade Decker, Dick Koch, Michael Thayer, Paul Harrington, Jeff Young
HEAT WINNER: Smith

PURE STOCK FEATURE (20 LAPS): BOB MILLS, Tom Harrington, Jeremy Shaw, Darl Ellis Sr., Steve Polhamus, Jamie Batzel, Chuck Culbertson, Shaun Witt, Eugene VanAlstyne, Kurt Decker, Bimmer Gulley, Duane Head, Brandon Clapperton, Nick Austin
HEAT WINNERS: Decker, Mills

4 CYLINDER PUPS FEATURE (15 LAPS): DAVID SMITH, Shawn Cummings, Gary Kinne, Billy Barse, Jeff Harrington, Brian Backus, Aaron Shelton, John Squires, Dustin Wilber, Dave Finch, Chris Wheeeler, Alex Gloeckler, Joey Hurlburt, Jake Cotton, Jordan Jaindl, Dave Cotton, Nate Youngs
HEAT WINNERS: Barse, Backus

MIDSTATE VINTAGE ANTIQUE CLUB FEATURE (12 LAPS): JIM HILIMIRE, Jeff Ackerman, Ray Cole, Larry Witter, Tom Toomey, Dick Ackerman, Gary Wood, Jim Chase

FASTER PASTOR FEATURE (10 LAPS): JIM ENGALLS, Tom Mott, Bob Kensinger, Phil Jordan


It’s Friday, It Rained Again at Afton
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. – For the second consecutive week, Mother Nature forced Friday night’s racing program at the New Afton Speedway.
“We tried but it didn’t matter,” said Promoter Pat Jordan. “We thought we may have had a chance to get this show in but Mother Nature just wasn’t going to let us have this one tonight.”
The rainout forced the cancellation of a regular program featuring Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Pure Stocks, and 4-Cylinder Pups.
Racing will resume next Friday Night with a regular program plus the Faster Pastor Race sponsored by Reppert Racing. Along with the Faster Pastor feature event, there will be gifts for the first 100 kids in attendance as well a drawing for three free bikes. Children can also be entered into the Big Wheel Races (bring your own) and have their faces painted.
Joining this stellar program is a regular night of racing for the Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Pure Stocks, and 4-Cylinder Pups.
The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


Another Friday and More Rain at Afton
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. – After beating Mother Nature last Friday night, she picked up her game this week and forced the cancellation of Friday night’s racing program.

“We got lucky last week,” stated Promoter Pat Jordan. “This week we didn’t even have a chance. It rained hard all day and there was no way we were going to be able to get tonight’s program in.”

With the rainout the point standing remained unchanged heading into next week. Currently, Chad Cook, of Deposit, N.Y., sits atop the Modified points standings. Jeremy Smith and J.R. Crouse sit tied for second with J.R. Hurlburt and Craig Terrell, coming fresh of last week’s win, rounding out the top five.

Rodney Hart has dominated the Sportsman division as he currently leads the point standings over Adam Smith and Butch Klinger. The Pro Stock division hasn’t seen action at the speedway in over three weeks and that has allowed Denny Smith to stay on top. In the Pure Stock division, Darl Ellis Sr., of Binghamton, N.Y., is still the current number one point man and David Smith leads all drivers in the 4-Cylinder Pup division.

Racing resumes next Friday night with a regular program for the Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Pure Stocks, and 4-Cylinder Pups.

In two weeks, Reppert Racing presents the Faster Pastor Race. This race features local pastors behind the wheel of Enduro cars racing in front of their respective congregations at the Speedway. Reppert Racing will be giving away free prizes to the first 100 kids in attendance and throughout the evening fans will be receiving various giveaways as well. Kids will also have the opportunity to have their faces painted. Also on the schedule is a regular show for the Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stock, Pure Stocks, and 4-Cylinder Pups.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


Short Track SuperNationals Qualifier At Utica-Rome On Sun., June 4

AFTON, NY - The third of 11 All-Star Cash Dash Qualifiers is slated for this Sun., June 4 at N.Y.'s half-mile Utica-Rome Speedway.

The Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash, run during the Saturday portion of the Fri.-Sat. Oct. 6-7 First Annual Short Track SuperNationals at Afton Speedway, will feature 11 eligible drivers, who will earn their way into the 10-lap, $1,000-to-win go-for-broke Modified event via a series of qualifying races held throughout the summer at six different tracks.

Alan Rudalavage won the first All-Star Cash Dash Qualifier at Penn-Can (Pa.) Speedway on Fri., April 28. Mitch Gibbs garnered the second event on Sat., May 6 at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y.

Momentum continues to build for the First Annual Short Track SuperNationals, a Brett Deyo/Pat Jordan promotion.

The Fri., Oct. 6 portion of the Short Track SuperNationals will include high-paying events for the 125cc, 270cc and 600cc Micro-Sprints plus Mini-Sprints in a preliminary $500-to-win feature.

On Sat., Oct. 7, the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified main will headline a program that includes the Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash, a Mini-Sprint event paying $1,500-to-win, plus Pure Stocks and Four Cylinder Pups.

For further information on the Short Track SuperNationals, visit the comprehensive website: www.shorttracksupernationals.com, or contact promoter Brett Deyo by phone at: (845) 565-4850 or (845) 728-2781. He can be reached via e-mail at: Deyo99H@aol.com.

Lap and event sponsorships are available now, along with Advance Sale grandstand tickets. Entry forms and purses for all classes have been posted. Visit the website for details.

Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash Qualifiers

Fri., April 28 - Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa. - WINNER: Alan Rudalavage
Sat., May 6 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y. - WINNER: Mitch Gibbs
Sun., June 4 - Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y.
Fri., June 23 - Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Sat., July 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y.
Mon., July 3 - Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa.
Fri., July 7 - Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.
Fri., July 14 - Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Sun., July 16 - Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y.
Sat., Aug. 5 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y.
Fri., Sept. 8 - Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.

SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS AT A GLANCE:
Fri., Oct. 6 - 1200cc Mini Sprints (25-laps, $500-to-win); 600cc Micro-Sprints (25-laps, $600-to-win); 270cc Micro-Sprints (25-laps, $1,000-to-win); 125cc Micro-Sprints (20-laps, $300-to-win). Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 6:15 p.m., racing at 7 p.m. All grandstand admission: $7/Pit admission: $25.
Sat., Oct. 7 - Modifieds (50-laps, $3,500-to-win); Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash (10-laps, $1,000-to-win); 1200cc Mini-Sprints (30-laps, $1,500-to-win); Pure Stocks (25-laps, $500-to-win); and Four Cylinder Pups (20-laps). Gates open at 11 a.m., hot laps at 3 p.m., racing at 4 p.m. Adult admission: $18; Senior/Student grandstand admission: $16/Pit admission: $30.
Weekend grandstand pass: $22 (Adults); $20 (Seniors and Students)/Weekend pit pass: $50
Kids 9 and under admitted FREE!


Terrell Beats Rain and Competition at Afton
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY – On a night when Mother Nature was threatening once again, Craig Terrell fended off the competition and the rain to grab his first win of 2006 in the 30-lap Modified feature event on Friday night at the New Afton Speedway.

The Windsor, NY, driver took his Champion Builders Supply; Enders powered Teo Pro Car to the front and never looked back for his second-career Modified feature win.

“The car was flawless tonight,” said Terrell in victory lane. “The car was off in the heat but we decided to leave it and the track was awesome.

“I just don’t know why no one would want to race here.”

Terrell started the race from outside of the third row. He watched as Ricky Yetter took over early command of the event.

Terrell took some chances and almost took himself out to the race as moved forward to work by Mike Doty and Mike McCollum.

“I was trying to get between a few cars,” stated Terrell. “Then I figured I better not do that.”

By lap eight, Terrell moved into the second position and began gaining on the race leader Yetter.

Then, on lap 10, Yetter went high as he broke a motor and Terrell moved by on the inside of turn one.

Once in control of the feature event, Terrell weaved his way through lap traffic over the final 20 laps.

His final challenge came on lap 27 as the race restarted with Jeremy Smith in the second spot. Terrell held off Smith and the rest of the competition for the win.

Smith, of Triangle, NY, settled for the runner-up spot in his Finger Lakes powered Bicknell ride.

“Eddie (Maslin) made a couple changes this week because the car wasn’t so hot the last few weeks,” said Smith. “I think I got the car back to where we want it to be.”

Chad Cook, of Deposit, NY, continued his string of top five finishes as he came home third.

“I don’t know what it is but the car has been consistent,” said Cook. “I got a few guys with the lap traffic and I’m really content with the third place finish.”

Nazareth, Pa, driver J.R. Crouse was fourth and J.R. Hurlburt rounded out the top five.

The BRC 25-lap Late Model feature was won by Randall Paxton Jr. Paxton used the redraw to gain the pole starting position and never gave up command during the feature event.

“It was nice to start up front,” stated Paxton, of Factoryville, Pa. “The track had a lot bite in it and we had a lot fun tonight.”

For Paxton, it was his first career Afton Speedway win as well as his first BRC Series win in 2006.

“It’s a good way to start and I hope we can keep it going,” said Paxton. “There are a lot of good guys in this class and to win means a lot.”

Dan Stone chased Paxton after gaining the number two spot on lap 14 but he was unable to reel in Paxton who had opened a sizeable advantage over the rest of the field.

Allen Coy, Bud Phillips, and Dave Zona rounded out the top five.

Rodney Hart continued his dominance in the Sportsman division as he captured his third consecutive 20-lap Sportsman feature of the season. The Bainbridge, NY, driver started from the sixth starting spot in his Hart’s Logging ride.

Butch Klinger, of Walton, NY, grabbed the early lead as he started on the outside of the front row but it was short lived as Hart moved by him on the inside of turn four on lap 4.

Once the leader, Hart checked out on the field to win by a half straightaway.

Klinger finished second, with Jeff Leslie, Adam Smith, and Brad Alger completing the top five.

Kurt Decker took full advantage of his outside front row starting position to claim the win in the 20-lap Pure Stock feature event. Decker, of Afton, NY, took the lead at the drop of the green flag from pole sitter, Brandon Clapperton. Decker charged out in front while two-time feature winner, Darl Ellis, Sr., battled his way from the sixth starting spot into the runner-up position. By the midway point, Ellis challenged Decker for the race lead. The pair dueled over the remaining portions of the race with Decker fending off Ellis for his first win of 2006.

In the 4 Cylinder Pups feature, Gary Kinne, of Sidney Center, NY, captured his first win of 2006. Kinne started sixth and took the lead from Jeff Harrington on lap three of the 15-lap event. Kinne dove to the inside of Harrington in turn one and never looked back on his way to the win.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.

AFTON SPEEDWAY FEATURE RESULTS 5/26/06
MODIFIED FEATURE (30 LAPS): CRAIG TERRELL, Jeremy Smith, Chad Cook, J.R. Crouse, J.R. Hurlburt, James Cornell, Jimmy Reppert, Mike McCollum, Steve Walsh, Gordie Eisham, Don Hart Jr., Rob Fairweather, Rich Price, Ricky Yetter, Chris Weaver, Mike Doty, Tony Pepicelli, Jim Corcoran, Brian Corcoran, Rick Amo, Joe Uliana
HEAT WINNERS: Hart, McCollum, Yetter

BRC LATE MODEL SERIES FEATURE (25 LAPS): RANDALL PAXTON JR., Dan Stone, Allen Coy, Bud Phillips, Dave Zona, Jamie Griffiths, Keith Mudge, Jim O’Hara, Brett Spoor, Tracy Gregory, Steve Cummings, R.J. Windhausen, Allen Kellog, Chad Hollenbeck, DNS – Adam McGeorge
HEAT WINNERS: Zona, Spoor

SPORTSMAN FEATURE (20 LAPS): RODNEY HART, Butch Klinger, Jeff Leslie, Adam Smith, Brad Alger, Ryan Olsommer, Skip Pickwick, Dan Clark, Dan Frack, Craig Pope, Matt Latwinski, DNS – James Griffith
HEAT WINNERS: Clark, Klinger

PURE STOCK FEATURE (20 LAPS): KURT DECKER, Darl Ellis Sr., Rob Loucks, Tom Harrington, Jamie Batzel, Jeremy Shaw, Steve Polhamus, Chuck Culbertson, Eugen VanAlstyne, Nick Austin, Jeff Witt, Brandon Clapperton, Shane Wolf, DNS – Sean Witt
HEAT WINNERS: Ellis, Harrington

4 CYLINDER PUPS FEATURE (15 LAPS): GARY KINNE, David Smith, Aaron Shetlon, Brian Backus, Billy Barse, Dustin Wilber, Jordan Jaindl, Dave Finch, Jake Cotton, John Lolos, Steven Gray, Ken Kokoszka, Eric Barrett, James Lee, Chuck Corbin, Shawn Cummings, Jeff Harrington, Nate Youngs, DNS - Rick Engelhardt
HEAT WINNERS: Backus, Smith, Cummings


Rain Forces Afton Cancellation
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY – With a week full of rain and no end in sight, the Afton Speedway has been forced to cancel tonight’s racing program 5/19.

The speedway crew went to work late last night trying to prepare the racing surface for tonight’s program but with the torrential rain hitting the area all afternoon there was no other choice but to cancel. The forecast for the evening was no better with a 60% of rain throughout the Afton area.

With no racing this week, Chad Cook continues to sit atop the Modified point standings. Cook has led the Modified division after he captured a win and a solid second place finish in the first two weeks of the season. J.R. Hurlburt is currently second in the points and looks to make a run at the 2006 title as he’s had a pair of top five finishes as well. Nazareth, Pa’s, J.R. Crouse is third with James Cornell and Jeremy Smith round out the top five.

Rodney Hart has ridden his two wins to top the Sportsman points while Denny Smith leads the Pro Stock campaigners into the week off. Darl Ellis Sr.’s back to back wins also place him on top of the Pure Stocks points while David Smith leads the 4 Cylinder Pups.

Racing action will resume next Friday night at 7:30pm with the BRC Late Model Series. All other divisions will be in action except the Pro Stocks as they get an evening off. In 2005, the show was rained out but next weekends forecast looks promising as teams plan to make the tow to the 3/10th mile oval.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five-division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net


Rain Forces Afton Cancellation
BY MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY – After having sunshine most of the afternoon, Promoter Pat Jordan was forced to pull the plug on Friday’s racing action at The New Afton Speedway after a heavy shower hit the speedway just prior to six o’clock.

“It would take me two hours to get the track even close to ready,” stated a dejected Jordan after the decision was made. “And that’s if it doesn’t rain anymore and right now things aren’t looking great.”

The cancellation forces the postponement of the Trackside Products Super Stock Series. No rain date has been set for the make-up event but stay tuned to the speedway website for more information.

Chad Cook was riding a hot streak as he currently sits atop the Modified point standings. He leads Afton Speedway veteran campaigner J.R. Hurlburt, of Otego, NY, and J.R. Crouse. James Cornell and the 2005 track champion, Jeremy Smith, round out the top five.

In the Sportsman Modified standings, Rodney Hart has used his two wins to vault to the top of the standings. He leads Adam Smith and Skip Pickwick with several drivers tied for the fourth spot.

Denny Smith currently controls the Pro Stocks point standings with Wade Decker nipping at his heals. Darl Ellis Sr. currently leads the Pure Stocks with David Smith leading the 4 Cylinder pups.

Racing action will resume next Friday night at 7:30pm with a regular show plus the Central New York Mini Sprints as they make their first of three scheduled appearances in 2006. Last year, Rich Hench, of Newport, Pa., captured the win and he looks to return in order to defend his 2005 victory.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five-division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


TRACKSIDE PRODUCTS SUPER/PRO STOCK TOUR BEGINS AT AFTON SPEEDWAY FRIDAY

Binghamton, NY.The first race of the new Trackside Products Super/Pro Stock
Tour begins Friday night at the Afton Speedway in Afton, New York. This new
series is a joint venture in the southern tier of New York with the four
local speedways cooperating to feature super/pro stock racing in a thirteen
race tour. Five Mile Point Speedway, Thunder Mountain Speedway, and Penn Can
Speedway are also participating in this new partnership.

Friday marks the first race of the touring series. Qualifying for the
twenty five lap feature event will be held through heat races. Drivers will
draw for their heat racing positions when they sign in at the speedway. Once
qualified the top drivers in the heats will redraw for their feature
starting positions. Other qualified drivers will then fill in to make up the
twenty four car starting field. This qualifying procedure will be followed
throughout the thirteen race season. One of the unique things about this
tour is that there will not be any track running the division the night of
the tour races. This Friday with the tour at Afton, Penn Can will not be
running the super stocks this night to hopefully insure a good field at
Afton Speedway.

The series will be sponsored by Trackside Products of Endicott, New York.
Trackside Product is the American Race Tire dealer in the area and supplies
tires for three of the four participating speedways. "It's good business for
us to support this series," explains Trackside Products owner Al Wilcox. "We
can work on setting up some kind of point system to reward the drivers for
their efforts over the series season."

The Trackside Product sponsored series was to kick off with the Spring
125 at Penn Can Speedway on Sunday April 23rd. That race was rained out and
rescheduled for Monday May 29th. After this Friday's race, the series then
moves to Thunder Mountain May 22nd. The rest of the races are spread over
the 2006 season with the champion being crowned during the Quarter Mile
Championship Weekend at Five Mile Point in October. The complete schedule
can be found on the participating tracks websites.


Gibbs Garners Second All-Star Cash Dash Spot; Utica-Rome On Deck Sun., June 4

AFTON, NY - North Norwich, N.Y., star Mitch Gibbs became the second driver to earn a guaranteed starting position in the Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash to be held during the First Annual Short Track SuperNationals on Sat, Oct. 7 at Afton Speedway.

Gibbs won Saturday night's 50-lap 56th Season Opener at N.Y.'s Five Mile Point Speedway, driving his potent, self-owned No. 2G small-block Modified.

In Victory Lane, Gibbs confirmed that he would enter the Short Track SuperNationals and take advantage of the starting spot in the no-holds-barred sprint race.

Alan Rudalavage won on April 28 at Penn-Can (Pa.) Speedway. In the process he became the first eligible All-Star Cash Dash entrant.

The third All-Star Cash Dash Qualifier is slated for Sun., June 4 at N.Y.'s half-mile Utica-Rome Speedway.

The Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash will feature 11 eligible drivers, who will earn their way into the 10-lap, $1,000-to-win go-for-broke event via a series of qualifying races held throughout the summer at six different tracks.

Momentum continues to build for the First Annual Short Track SuperNationals, a Brett Deyo/Pat Jordan promotion.

The Fri., Oct. 6 portion of the Short Track SuperNationals will include high-paying events for the 125cc, 270cc and 600cc Micro-Sprints plus Mini-Sprints in a preliminary $500-to-win feature.

On Sat., Oct. 7, the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified main will headline a program that includes the Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash, a Mini-Sprint event paying $1,500-to-win, plus Pure Stocks and Four Cylinder Pups.

For further information on the Short Track SuperNationals, visit the comprehensive website: www.shorttracksupernationals.com, or contact promoter Brett Deyo by phone at: (845) 565-4850 or (845) 728-2781. He can be reached via e-mail at: Deyo99H@aol.com.

Lap and event sponsorships are available now, along with Advance Sale grandstand tickets. Entry forms and purses for all classes have been posted. Visit the website for details.

Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash Qualifiers
Fri., April 28 - Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa. - WINNER: Alan Rudalavage
Sat., May 6 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y. - WINNER: Mitch Gibbs
Sun., June 4 - Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y.
Fri., June 23 - Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Sat., July 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y.
Mon., July 3 - Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa.
Fri., July 7 - Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.
Fri., July 14 - Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Sun., July 16 - Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y.
Sat., Aug. 5 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y.
Fri., Sept. 8 - Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.

SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS AT A GLANCE:
Fri., Oct. 6 - 1200cc Mini Sprints (25-laps, $500-to-win); 600cc Micro-Sprints (25-laps, $600-to-win); 270cc Micro-Sprints (25-laps, $1,000-to-win); 125cc Micro-Sprints (20-laps, $300-to-win). Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 6:15 p.m., racing at 7 p.m. All grandstand admission: $7/Pit admission: $25.
Sat., Oct. 7 - Modifieds (50-laps, $3,500-to-win); Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash (10-laps, $1,000-to-win); 1200cc Mini-Sprints (30-laps, $1,500-to-win); Pure Stocks (25-laps, $500-to-win); and Four Cylinder Pups (20-laps). Gates open at 11 a.m., hot laps at 3 p.m., racing at 4 p.m. Adult admission: $18; Senior/Student grandstand admission: $16/Pit admission: $30.
Weekend grandstand pass: $22 (Adults); $20 (Seniors and Students)/Weekend pit pass: $50
Kids 9 and under admitted FREE!


Cook Wins first Modified Feature at Afton
BY MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY – On Friday night at The New Afton Speedway, Chad Cook captured his first career 30-lap Modified main event at the 3/10th mile oval.

“During the off-season we weren’t sure where we were going to run,” said Cook in victory lane. “It was basically a coin flip but so far the car has been so good we have to stay here again.”

Rick Amo took the lead from his pole starting position as the race went green for the first time. Amo continued to pace the field while Cook was moving forward in his no. 2j.

By lap 8, Cook was already fourth and looking for more as he worked out the outside of the speedway.

The caution flew several times just before the halfway point but the most important was on lap 13 as Ricky Yetter came to a stop in turn two.

On the restart, Cook immediately moved to the outside groove and passed Amo as he raced into turn one.

Now the leader, Cook made short work of the lap traffic as he went on to claim his first career Modified feature win at the Speedway.

J.R. Hurlburt, of Otego, NY, came home second after starting 13th. In the closing laps, Hurlburt was closing the gap but he was unable to gain enough ground to race Cook for the lead.

“I really can’t complain after I started 13th and finished 10th,” stated Hurlburt. “We needed a couple more laps but give us some time and we’ll put it in victory lane.”

Amo held on to finish in the third spot while Sauquoit, NY, driver Rich Price Jr. was fourth and the 2005 track champion Jeremy Smith rounded out the top five.

Bainbridge, NY, driver Rodney Hart once again had the Sportman field covered as he dominated the 20-lap main event for his second consecutive win at the Speedway.

“I really wasn’t happy with the car after the heat race,” said Hart. “The team went to work and made a bunch of changes and this just shows how good of a job they do.”

Hart started the feature event from the inside of the fourth row in his Hart’s Logging 10x machine. He methodically worked through the front of the field using multiple grooves on the speedway. By lap 2 he was running in the runner-up spot trying to find a way around race leader Dan Clark. The yellow came out on lap 3 and with the restart Hart got a great run and stayed with Clark and finally made his move one lap later. As the duo entered into turn one, Hart went to the high-side and took control of the event. He led the remaining laps to secure his second consecutive Afton Speedway win.

In Pro Stock action, Denny Smith, of Trout Creek, NY, won his first feature event of 2006. Smith started on the outside of row number two and patiently stalked his prey. Just after the midway point, Smith got right up to the bumper of the race leader, Pat Nolan. The pair raced side-by-side for numerous laps until Smith finally made the pass for the lead lap 13 as the raced into turn one. Once in command of the 20-lap feature, Smith never flinched en route to the feature victory.

Darl Ellis Sr., of Binghamton, NY, made it two in a row in the Pure Stock division. Ellis started 12th on the grid and used the races three cautions and a superb race car to move his way forward. By lap 15 of the 20-lap feature, Ellis was stalking the race leader Jamie Batzel. On lap 19 the caution the came out one final time giving Ellis one last shot at the race leader. On the restart, Batzel led the pair into turn one but Ellis stayed with him down the backstretch. As they exited turn four coming to the checkered flag, Ellis snuck by on the outside to take the win by a bumper at the line.

In 4 Cylinder Pup action, David Smith, of Unadilla, NY, captured the 15-lap feature. Smith took the lead on lap 13 from Brian Backus and never looked back as he captured the victory.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.

FEATURE RESULTS 5/5/06
MODIEFIED (30 LAPS): CHAD COOK, J.R. Hurlburt, Rich Amo, Rich Price Jr., Jeremy Smith, J.R. Crouse, James Cornell, Jim Corcoran, Chris Weaver, Brian Corcoran, Don Hart Jr., Mike Doty, Mike McCollum, Steve Walsh, Joe Uliana, Craig Terrell, Ricky Yetter, Jimmy Reppert, Tony Pepicelli, Gordie Eisham
HEAT WINNERS: Amo, Walsh

SPORTSMAN (20 LAPS): RODNEY HART, Dan Clark, Adam Smith, Ryan Olsommer, Brad Alger, Skip Pickwick, Jeff Leslie, Jason Griffith, Craig Pope, Butch Klinger, Matt Latwinski
HEAT WINNERS: Clark, Smith

PRO STOCKS (20 LAPS): DENNY SMITH, Pat Nolan, Joe Reeves, Wade Decker, Paul Harrington, Neil Palladino, Dick Koch
HEAT WINNER: Nolan

PURE STOCKS (20 LAPS): Darl Ellis Sr., Jamie Batzel, Rob Loucks, Jeremy Shaw, De Ramey, Steve Polhamus, Shaun Witt, Chuck Culbertson, Kurt Decker, Eugene Van Alstyne, Nick Austin, Tom Harrington, Brandon Clapperton
HEAT WINNERS: Batzel, Shaw

4 CYLINDER PUPS (20 LAPS): David Smith, Chris Wheeler, Brian Backus, Gary Kinne, Dustin Wilber, Joey Hurlburt, Tracy Williams, Billy Barse, Dave Finch, Jordan Jaindl, John Lolos, Shawn Cummings, Aaron Shelton, Jeff Harrington, Nate Youngs
HEAT WINNERS: Smith, Shelton


Alan Rudalavage Wins First All-Star Cash Dash Qualifier; Five Mile Point Up Next

AFTON, NY - Newton Lake, Pa.'s Alan Rudalavage made history on Friday night at Penn-Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa., becoming the first eligible driver to compete in the Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash.

The All-Star Cash Dash will be held during the Fri.-Sat. Oct. 6-7 First Annual Short Track SuperNationals at Afton Speedway.

Rudalavage, a veteran Keystone State driver, topped Friday night's 40-lap Modified Season Opener at the three-eighths-mile oval, earning $1,500 plus the guaranteed starting berth in the All-Star Cash Dash.

The next All-Star Cash Dash Qualifier is slated for Sat., May 6 at N.Y.'s Five Mile Point Speedway during the quarter-mile oval's 56th Season Opener. The big-block/small-block Modifieds will compete in a 50-lap feature.

The Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash will feature 11 eligible drivers, who will earn their way into the 10-lap, $1,000-to-win go-for-broke event via a series of qualifying races held throughout the summer at six different tracks.

Momentum continues to build for the First Annual Short Track SuperNationals, a Brett Deyo/Pat Jordan promotion.

The Fri., Oct. 6 portion of the Short Track SuperNationals will include high-paying events for the 125cc, 270cc and 600cc Micro-Sprints plus Mini-Sprints in a preliminary $500-to-win feature.

On Sat., Oct. 7, the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified main will headline a program that includes the Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash, a Mini-Sprint event paying $1,500-to-win, plus Pure Stocks and Four Cylinder Pups.

For further information on the Short Track SuperNationals, visit the comprehensive website: www.shorttracksupernationals.com, or contact promoter Brett Deyo by phone at: (845) 565-4850 or (845) 728-2781. He can be reached via e-mail at: Deyo99H@aol.com.

Lap and event sponsorships are available now, along with Advance Sale grandstand tickets. Entry forms and purses for all classes have been posted. Visit the website for details.

Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash Qualifiers
Fri., April 28 - Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa. - WINNER: Alan Rudalavage
Sat., May 6 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y.
Sun., June 4 - Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y.
Fri., June 23 - Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Sat., July 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y.
Mon., July 3 - Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa.
Fri., July 7 - Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.
Fri., July 14 - Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Sun., July 16 - Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y.
Sat., Aug. 5 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y.
Fri., Sept. 8 - Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.

SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS AT A GLANCE:
Fri., Oct. 6 - 1200cc Mini Sprints (25-laps, $500-to-win); 600cc Micro-Sprints (25-laps, $600-to-win); 270cc Micro-Sprints (25-laps, $1,000-to-win); 125cc Micro-Sprints (20-laps, $300-to-win). Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 6:15 p.m., racing at 7 p.m. All grandstand admission: $7/Pit admission: $25.
Sat., Oct. 7 - Modifieds (50-laps, $3,500-to-win); Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash (10-laps, $1,000-to-win); 1200cc Mini-Sprints (30-laps, $1,500-to-win); Pure Stocks (25-laps, $500-to-win); and Four Cylinder Pups (20-laps). Gates open at 11 a.m., hot laps at 3 p.m., racing at 4 p.m. Adult admission: $18; Senior/Student grandstand admission: $16/Pit admission: $30.
Weekend grandstand pass: $22 (Adults); $20 (Seniors and Students)/Weekend pit pass: $50
Kids 9 and under admitted FREE!


Higbie Victorious on Opening Night Afton
BY MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, NY – “I love this place,” stated an elated Jerry Higbie Jr., in victory lane at the end of Friday night’s 30-lap Modified feature event at the Afton Speedway.
“This was an awesome racetrack,” said Higbie, of Slate Hill, NY. “Everyone here is so nice and the flagger does an excellent job.
“I’m really happy we decided to come up here tonight.”
Higbie started the feature event on the outside of the front row, but as the race went green, he slid back to the fourth spot. Ricky Yetter took the helm from his pole starting position.
As the race moved foward, Higbie moved his Freightliner sponsored Precision powered Bicknell mount to the high side of the banked turns and began moving to the front.
After a caution on lap seven for Rich Price Jr., Higbie went back to the topside on the restart and worked by J.R. Crouse for the number two spot. At that point he set his sites on Yetter.
On lap 8, Yetter raced into turn two on the inside while Higbie powered around the top. The pair were side-by-side through the middle of the corner with Higbie wrestling the lead away as they exited the second corner.
“At the drop of the green the top was still a little too wet to run up there,” stated Higbie. “But later in the race the top really came in and I could go up there and get a really good run off of two.”
Once he assumed the top spot, he quickly pulled away from the rest field and was only challenged by lap traffic for the remaining distance.
While Higbie held the top spot, Chad Cook was making his way from the ninth starting spot into the runner-up position.
Cook, of Deposit, NY, used the same groove Higbie found up on the topside to work his way forward but he was unable to reel in the leader as the feature drew to a close.
“I would of liked to have a caution,” said Cook. “We may have had something for him but I just don’t know.”
With Cook forced to settle for second, Craig Terrell charged from the 11th starting position to finish third. J.R. Hurlburt, of Otego, NY, was fourth and Don Hart Jr. rounded out the top five.
Rodney Hart was once again too strong for the Sportsman field at the Afton Speedway as he took home the checkers in the 20-lap Sportsman Modified feature event. Hart took the lead from Ray Taylor on lap nine and then maneuvered through the lap traffic for the win.
“We had a phenomenal race car,” stated Hart in victory lane. “We had a good battle with Shaun Walker and we rubbed a little bit. But hey, that’s short track racing.”
Hart started third in the main event and quickly began working on the pole-sitter, Shaun Walker. Walker led the first lap but Taylor found some bite on the high side of turn two and he shot by Walker on the second lap. Taylor continued to pace the field for the next six laps when Dan Frack spun in turn one bringing out the caution. On the ensuing restart, Hart moved his Hart’s Logging mount to the low-side of the speedway as he made the move around Taylor for the lead. Taylor did all he could to recover the lead but it was to no avail as Hart secured the win. Taylor settled for second while Walker finished third. Adam Smith and Skip Pickwick rounded out the top five.
Wade Decker, of Afton, NY, grabbed yet another win in the Pro Stock Division. Decker, who started sixth, took the lead on lap 14 of the 20-lap feature en route to the win. At the drop of the green, Paul Harrington took control of the number one spot. He held that position until the ninth circuit when he slid up the speedway in turn four opening the door for Pat Nolan to assume control. Nolan was able to pull away from strong runners Decker and Chris Stull. Unfortunately for Nolan, he came up limp on lap 14 handing the top spot to Decker. Decker held off his teammate Stull for the final six laps for the win.
In Pure Stock action, Darl Ellis Sr. picked up right where we left off in 2005 as he dominated the 20-lap Pure Stock feature event. After winning his heat race event, Ellis started the feature event from the pole. Behind the wheel of a brand new car, Ellis quickly pulled away from the field and was never seriously challenged for the top spot.
Aaron Shelton captured the 15-lap 4-Cylinder Pup feature event. Shetlon, in his gray Ford Probe, started the feature from inside the second row. He chased down Chris Wheeler in only one lap to take the lead on lap two. From that point on, Shelton dominated the feature event taking home his first win of 2006.
The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.

FEATURE RESULTS 4/28/06
MODIFIED (30 LAPS) – JERRY HIGBIE, Chad Cook, Craig Terrell, J.R. Hurlburt, Don Hart Jr., Jeremy Smith, James Cornell, Chris Weaver, Mike Doty, Brian Corcoran, Jim Corcoran, Rich Price Jr., Michael McCollum, Steve Walsh, Ed Harris, Jimmy Reppert, Ricky Yetter, Joe Uliana, Rick Amo, DNS – Wade Decker
HEAT WINNERS: Yetter, Higbie

SPORTSMAN (20 LAPS) – RODNEY HART, Ray Taylor, Shaun Walker, Adam Smith, Skip Pickwick, Butch Klinger, Brad Alger, Ryan Olsommer, Ben Bushaw, Jeff Leslie, Matt Latwinski, Jim Smith, Dan Clark, Josh Pursell, Kevin Smith, Dan Frack, Craig Pope
HEAT WINNERS: Walker, Taylor

PRO STOCKS (20 LAPS) – WADE DECKER, Chris Stull, Denny Smith, Joe Reeves, Neil Palladino, Clayton Ingrahm, Dick Koch, Paul Harrington, Harold Humphrey, Pat Nolan, Dustin Harris, Richard Post, Jeff Young, Bob Zimmerman, DNS – Fred Christ
HEAT WINNERS: Harrington, Humphrey

PURE STOCKS (20 LAPS) – DARL ELLIS SR., Tom Harrington, Jeremy Shaw, Kurt Decker, Matt Spencer, Mike Coddington, Steve Polhamus, Chuck Culbertson, Jamie Batzel, Eugene VanAlstyne, Dan Russell Jr., Nick Austin, Shaun Witt, Brandon Clapperton, DNS – Bob Mills, Tim Clapper, John Wesolowski
HEAT WINNERS – Ellis, Taylor

4 CYLINDER PUPS (15 LAPS) – AARON SHELTON, John Squires, Dustin Wilber, Gary Kinne, Bill Gregory, David Smith, Chris Wheeler, Shawn Cummings, Brian Backus, Dave Finch, Jordan Jainol, James Lee, Steven Gray, Nate Youngs, Billy Barse, Jeff Harrington
HEAT WINNERS: Wheeler, Cummings


Mother Nature Forces Cancellation of Icebreaker Triple 25
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. – Just like every other racetrack from Virginia to New England, the New Afton Speedway was forced to cancel Saturday night’s scheduled opener for the 360 Sprints and Central New York Mini Sprints.

“It’s a difficult decision but we have no choice,” stated Pat Jordan after looking at the local weather forecast. “We have green (rain) covering all of New York and a 100% chance of rain this evening.”

With the rainout, there will not be a make-up date for the 360 Sprint car race.

“We had a perfect date for running the 360 Sprint show because no other series had started their season,” stated Jordan. “With the loss of this date it’s just too hard to find a date where no one else is scheduled to run a race.”

With racing action cancelled, the speedway’s first race will come this Friday night when the season gets underway with a regular show for the Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Pure Stocks, and the 4-Cylinder Pups. On Friday, gates will open at 4pm, with hot laps at 6:45pm and racing promptly at 7:30pm.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


First Short Track SuperNationals Qualifier Set For Penn-Can Fri., April 28; Thunder Mountain Inks Date

AFTON, NY - The first Short Track SuperNationals All-Star Cash Dash Qualifier is set for Fri., April 28 at Pa.'s Penn-Can Speedway.

The winner of the night's 40-lap Modified Season Opener at the three-eighths-mile oval will be the first eligible driver to compete in the go-for-broke, 10-lap, $1,000-to-win Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash to be held at Afton Speedway during the Oct. 6-7 First Annual Short Track SuperNationals.

The Fri., Oct. 6 portion of the Short Track SuperNationals will include high-paying events for the 125cc, 270cc and 600cc Micro-Sprints plus Mini-Sprints in a preliminary $500-to-win feature.

On Sat., Oct. 7, the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified main will headline a program that includes the Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash, a huge Mini-Sprint event paying $1,500-to-win, plus Pure Stocks and Four Cylinder Pups.

"The All-Star Cash Dash is a race I'm looking forward to," said Brett Deyo, who is promoting the Columbus Day Weekend event with Pat Jordan. Mike Emhof, leader of the established Central New York Mini-Sprint group, is a partner in the Mini-Sprint portion of the weekend.

"We'll have some of the top drivers from the area going at it for good money in a short race. And that's before we even think about the feature!"

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In other news, Thunder Mountain (N.Y.) Speedway promoter Karl Spoonhower inked a Short Track SuperNationals Qualifier date at his fast three-eighths-mile oval. The Qualifier is slated for Sat., July 1 in conjunction with a gigantic fireworks display.

"I'm glad to have Thunder Mountain on board," said Deyo, adding, "It's nice to have so many of the independent tracks working together on something."

Thunder Mountain becomes the sixth track to book an All-Star Cash Dash Qualifier, joining Accord (N.Y.) Speedway, Afton, Five Mile Point (N.Y.) Speedway, Penn-Can and Utica-Rome (N.Y.) Speedway.

For further information on the Short Track SuperNationals, visit the comprehensive website: www.shorttracksupernationals.com, or contact promoter Brett Deyo by phone at: (845) 565-4850 or (845) 728-2781. He can be reached via e-mail at: Deyo99H@aol.com.

Lap and event sponsorships are available now, along with Advance Sale grandstand tickets. Entry forms and purses for all classes have been posted. Visit the website for details.

Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash Qualifiers
Fri., April 28 – Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa.
Sat., May 6 – Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y.
Sun., June 4 – Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y.
Fri., June 23 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Sat., July 1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y.
Mon., July 3 – Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa.
Fri., July 7 – Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.
Fri., July 14 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Sun., July 16 – Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y.
Sat., Aug. 5 – Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y.
Fri., Sept. 8 – Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.

SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS AT A GLANCE:
Fri., Oct. 6 - 1200cc Mini Sprints (25-laps, $500-to-win); 600cc Micro-Sprints (25-laps, $600-to-win); 270cc Micro-Sprints (25-laps, $1,000-to-win); 125cc Micro-Sprints (20-laps, $300-to-win). Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 6:15 p.m., racing at 7 p.m. All grandstand admission: $7/Pit admission: $25.
Sat., Oct. 7 - Modifieds (50-laps, $3,500-to-win); Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash (10-laps, $1,000-to-win); 1200cc Mini-Sprints (30-laps, $1,500-to-win); Pure Stocks (25-laps, $500-to-win); and Four Cylinder Pups (20-laps). Gates open at 11 a.m., hot laps at 3 p.m., racing at 4 p.m. Adult admission: $18; Senior/Student grandstand admission: $16/Pit admission: $30.
Weekend grandstand pass: $22 (Adults); $20 (Seniors and Students)/Weekend pit pass: $50
Kids 9 and under admitted FREE!


Practice Successful, Icebreaker This Weekend
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. – On Saturday afternoon over 50 cars passed through the gates of the Afton Speedway for the first of two practice sessions in 2006.

“The afternoon was perfect for practice,” stated Promoter Pat Jordan. “We worked on the speedway surface and it stayed together all afternoon.”

With the first practice session in the books, the second scheduled practice is this Friday night at 7pm. It joins the first annual Icebreaker Weekend’s Friday night program that includes a $500 to win 50 lap Enduro as well as a $500 to win Demolition Derby. Admission for fans is only $6 and the program begins promptly at 7:30pm.

On Saturday night, racing action returns to the lightening quick 3/10th mile oval as the 360 Sprint Cars highlight the afternoon with a 25 lap feature event paying a hefty $1,300 as well as guaranteeing them a spot in the Bully Hill Dash Event.

Joining their larger counterparts will be the Central New York Mini Sprint in their first event of 2006, paying $1,000 to the winner. Last year, Rick Hench captured the top prize from more than 40 cars whom entered the sole event for the Mini Sprints at the speedway.

Along with the winged warriors, the ever popular Pure Stock division will compete in a 25 lap, $500 to win program that will also see the winner grab themselves a guaranteed start spot in the Spooktacular’s $1,000 to win event for the Pure Stocks. Gates open at 3pm for drivers with racing beginning promptly at 6pm.

The New Afton Speedway is the home of the Short Track SuperNationals and hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly five division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


The New Afton Speedway to Hold Practice, Icebreaker Next Weekend
By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. – The New Afton Speedway will hold the first of two practice sessions this Saturday afternoon at 1pm. All drivers, from any division, are encouraged to come and shake down their equipment for the 2006 racing season.

The season official kick-offs on April 21, 22 for the first annual Icebreaker weekend. On Friday, April 21, the Enduro division will take to the track for a $500 to win feature event. Joining the Enduro will be a special $500 to win Demolition Derby with heats and consolation events being used to decide the overall outcome of the evening. At the end of the evening, an open practice will be held for all other divisions including 360 Sprint Cars and Mini-Sprints, which will highlight the show on Saturday evening. Gates will open at 4pm with the show kicking off at 7:30pm.

On Saturday evening, April 22, the winged warriors come in to town for their first appearance in several years. The 360 Sprint Cars highlight the Triple 25 show that l will pay the winner of that race $1300 as well giving them a guaranteed starting spot in the Bully Hill Invitational Dash Event in September. The Central New York Mini Sprints will be competing for $1,000 to win while there will be a $500 to win Pure Stock Spooktacular Qualifier.

Empire Super Sprint regular Bobby Podolak will have his Scott Davis owned mount behind the grandstand prior to racing action for young and old fans to get an up close and personal look at what they will be seeing on the speedway later in the evening.

In cooperation with www.DirtTrackDigest.com, the New Afton Speedway is holding a contest which plans to give away free tickets. Anyone hoping to win must enter by Wednesday, April 19. See the website for more information.

Gates for Saturday’s program are set to open at 3pm with racing action beginning at 6pm.

Camping spaces, with hookups, are available by calling the speedway office at (607)657-8018.

The New Afton Speedway hosts racing every Friday night at 7:30pm from April through September with a weekly six division show that is highlighted by the mighty Big/Small Block Modifieds featuring sail panels. The Speedway is located just off Interstate 88 at exit 7. For more information about the upcoming events at The New Afton Speedway, call the speedway office at (607) 657-8018 or checkout our website at http://www.thenewaftonspeedway.net.


Short Track SuperNationals Base Purse Over $35,000; 1200cc Mini-Sprints To Carry CNYMS Sanction

AFTON, NY - One big weekend. One huge purse.

As full-throttle preparations continue for the First Annual Short Track SuperNationals at Afton Speedway, event co-promoters Brett Deyo and Pat Jordan have established a base purse for the Fri.-Sat. Oct. 6-7 two-day affair.

They also welcome the addition of Mike Emhof and the Central New York Mini-Sprint group to inaugural event.

Over $35,000 will be distributed at the three-tenths-mile oval during the anticipated weekend, which will be headlined by a big-block/small-block Modified 50-lapper, in addition to high-profile events for the 1200cc Mini-Sprints, 270cc Micro-Sprints, 600cc Micro-Sprints, 125cc Micro-Sprints, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinder Pups.

The Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash for the Modifieds, with qualifiers scheduled throughout the summer at Afton, Accord (N.Y.), Penn-Can (Pa.), Five Mile Point (N.Y.) and Utica-Rome (N.Y.), is also a major attraction. The 10-lap, $1,000-to-win go-for-broke event will be run during Saturday's program.

"That's just the base," Deyo said of the 35k number. "It doesn't include any of the lap and bonus money that's already been coming in.

"The racers I've talked to about coming are all pretty excited. I don't blame them. They've got 35,000 reasons to be excited!"

Deyo and Jordan are enthused about the involvement of Mike Emhof and his Central New York Mini-Sprint group. While it will not be a CNYMS points-paying event, their rules package will be utilized.

Emhof has owned CNYMS for the past three seasons and has been involved with the group for a decade.

"Having Mike and Central New York on board is a big boost for us," noted Pat Jordan. "We've had tremendous success with the Mini-Sprints at Afton, so I am looking forward to a huge turnout that weekend."

The Mini-Sprints will compete for $500-to-win in Friday night's preliminary, with a $1,500 top prize in place for the Saturday main. The 1200cc Mini-Sprint purse for the weekend is nearing $10,000.

"We have a lot of resources to draw from between the three of us," said Emhof. "It should be a successful event.

"The move from far-reaching New England into a more centralized location will be a huge benefit," said Emhof, who previously promoted the "Fall Foliage Weekend" at Canaan (N.H.) Speedway.

Further details will be available as the race date nears. Full purses will be posted on the official Short Track SuperNationals website: www.shorttracksupernationals.com. The website will be up and running by April 15.

For further information, entry forms, advance ticket sales or to pursue marketing opportunities, contact Brett Deyo by phone at (845) 728-2781 or (845) 565-4850, or via e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com.

SUPERNATIONALS SIDENOTES: Mike Ricci, who tamed The New York State Fairgrounds in 1993 as the 358-Modified Super DIRT Week winner, has committed to the SuperNationals.
Rosendale, N.Y's Ricci will pilot a Jim Winchell-owned Enders-powered PMC car in the event....
Bobby Varin was the first driver to go on record saying he would attempt the Super DIRT Week/SuperNationals doubleheader, running big-block on the "Moody Mile" and his No. 00 small-block at Afton....
Lap sponsorhips are available at: $25 per lap (Modified); $15 per lap (Mini-Sprint); and $10 per lap (270cc, 600cc, 125cc Micro-Sprints and Pure Stocks).
Event and program ad sponsorships are also available. Contact Brett Deyo for information....

SHORT TRACK SUPERNATIONALS AT A GLANCE:
Fri., Oct. 6 - 1200cc Mini Sprints (25-laps, $500-to-win); 600cc Micro-Sprints (25-laps, $600-to-win); 270cc Micro-Sprints (25-laps, $1,000-to-win); 125cc Micro-Sprints (20-laps, $300-to-win). Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 6:15 p.m., racing at 7 p.m. Adult grandstand admission: $7/Pit admission: $25.
Sat., Oct. 7 - Modifieds (50-laps, $3,500-to-win); Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash (10-laps, $1,000-to-win); 1200cc Mini-Sprints (30-laps, $1,500-to-win); Pure Stocks (25-laps, $500-to-win); and Four Cylinder Pups (20-laps). Gates open at 11 a.m., hot laps at 3 p.m., racing at 4 p.m. Adult admission: $18/Pit admission: $30.
Weekend grandstand pass: $22/Weekend pit pass: $50

FABRICATIONS BY TAUSCHMAN MODIFIED ALL-STAR CASH DASH QUALIFIERS
Fri., April 28 - Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa.
Sat., May 6 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y.
Sun., June 4 - Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y.
Fri., June 23 - Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Mon., July 3 - Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa.
Fri., July 7 - Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.
Fri., July 14 - Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Sun., July 16 - Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y.
Sat., Aug. 5 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y.
Fri., Sept. 8 - Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.


Short Track SuperNationals Planned For Afton Speedway; Modifieds Headline Oct. 6-7 Deyo/Jordan Promotion

AFTON, NY - Dirt Modified world, make room for a new Columbus Day Weekend tradition.
In a joint venture between Brett Deyo and Afton Speedway promoter Pat Jordan, the three-tenths-mile fairgrounds track will play host to the First Annual Short Track SuperNationals on Fri.-Sat. Oct. 6-7.
A 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event offering a lucrative purse plus lap and bonus money will headline the two-day affair.
Other divisions planned for the groundbreaking program include 1200cc Mini-Sprints, 125cc/270cc/600cc Micro-Sprints, Pure Stocks and Four Cylinder Pups.
The Modifieds will compete with an open tire rule (13- x 92-inch Modified tire). Sail panels with a maximum height of 65 inches will be permitted. Gasoline or alcohol may be run. Pennsylvania 9-to-1 and DIRT-legal cars are welcome.
On Friday night, winged racers will take the spotlight with 125cc, 250cc and 600cc Micro-Sprints doing battle. The 1200cc Mini-Sprints will also be on hand in a preliminary program to their "big show" on Saturday. Gates open at 4 p.m., with hot laps at 6:15 p.m. and racing at 7:15 p.m.
Saturday's program includes Modified heats, consolations, feature and All-Star Cash Dash, 1200cc Mini-Sprints paying $1,500 to the winner, Pure Stocks in a $500-to-win Spooktacular Qualifier and Four Cylinder Pups. Gates open at 11 a.m., with hot laps at 3 p.m. and racing at 4 p.m.
The Modified All-Star Cash Dash, presented in part by Fabrications by Tauschman of Greentown, Pa., will be 10-laps in distance with a unique twist (to be announced the day of the event).
Drivers will earn a starting berth in the Cash Dash through a series of qualifiers run during the summer months at Afton, Accord (N.Y.), Five Mile Point (N.Y.), Utica-Rome (N.Y.) and Penn-Can (Pa.).
The winner of the Dash will earn $1,000 (that translates into $100 per lap), meaning it will be one of the most hotly-contested sprint races in history.
"There's no doubt in my mind, there is room for a race like this," said Deyo, who handles PR for Accord, Five Mile Point and the Race of Champions Dirt Modified and Sportsman Tours.
"This race isn't designed to 'go against' Super DIRT Week. I envision it as an option for the teams who don't want to or can't afford to hit the 'Moody Mile.' For so many years, Super DIRT Week has been the only game in town."
Jordan feels strongly the event should pull in racers from across the region.
"There are so many cars sitting home that weekend," Jordan said. "They just don't have a place to race. This is an ideal show for the little guy, the weekly racer who is the backbone of this sport."
To further boost the event's significance, Jordan has canceled his Fri., Sept. 28 "Kenny Underwood Memorial" program. All the year-end focus, now, will fall on the Short Track SuperNationals. Underwood's memory, of course, will be kept alive during the weekend.
Work is underway on the official Short Track SuperNationals website: www.shorttracksupernationals.com, where entry forms, purse breakdowns, camping permits and marketing information will be available.
Lap and event sponsorships are on sale now. Event sponsorships can be tailored to fit any budget and include ads in the souvenir program printed specially for the event. Lap sponsorships are on sale for $25 per lap.
Interested parties should contact Brett Deyo by phone at: (845) 728-2781 or (845) 565-4850 or via e-mail at: Deyo99H@aol.com.

SUPERNATIONALS SIDENOTES: It took only minutes after word circulated for the first entry to roll in for the Modified portion of the Short Track SuperNationals. The driver: Nazareth, Pa.'s J.R. Crouse....
All divisions will draw for starting positions. The Modifieds will do so at the drivers' meeting, in the style of Lebanon Valley (N.Y.) Speedway's Howie Commander....
Advance ticket sales will begin on April 1 by contacting Brett Deyo. Tickets are $7 for Friday and $18 for Saturday (Adult pricing). A weekend pass is available for $22....
The officiating team for this event will be a mix of weekly Afton staff and a number of workers from other speedways assembled by Deyo....
Detailed information will be released as the race date approaches....

Fabrications by Tauschman All-Star Cash Dash Qualifiers
Fri., April 28 - Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa.
Sat., May 6 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y.
Sun., June 4 - Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y.
Fri., June 23 - Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Mon., July 3 - Penn-Can Speedway/Susquehanna, Pa.
Fri., July 7 - Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.
Fri., July 14 - Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y.
Sun., July 16 - Utica-Rome Speedway/Vernon, N.Y.
Sat., Aug. 5 - Five Mile Point Speedway/Kirkwood, N.Y.
Fri., Sept. 8 - Afton Speedway/Afton, N.Y.


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