January 28th, 2013
Chemung Speedrome Readying For 2013 Season
 by John Flock


 Chemung Speedrome and it's sister track, Spencer Speedway, have both renewed their sanction agreement with NASCAR. These two speedways are owned by John White, and both will run their weekly programs on Friday evenings. These tracks are two hours apart, so little conflict is expected. Spencer Speedway is just east of Rochester, near Lake Ontario. Chemung Speedrome, just off I-86 (US 17), is within sight of the NY/PA border.

 Chemung’s season monster opening event presents the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified tour. The Sunday, May 5th afternoon race will cover a distance of 75 laps. Andy Harpell will lead the RoC Modifieds to their annual visit to Chemung. Joining the fun will be the popular Super Stocks, INEX Legends, and the 4-Cylinder racers.

 The pre-season test and tune session is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, May 4th. Admission to the grandstands is free for this test and tune program. This is an open test session for all divisions. Several RoC Modified teams are expected to dial in their Modifieds for the RoC race the next day. Admission to the grandstands is free for this test and tune program.

 Chemung’s weekly Friday programs kick off on May 10th. The headline division is the Sunoco Modifieds, led by defending champion TJ Zacharias of Candor, NY. Super stock champion Cricket Clonch is expected to defend his 2012 championship. The newly defined 4-cylinder division should bring a new field of drivers to Chemung. INEX Legends track and national champion Matt Pappa has moved on to the Brett Hearn driver development program. Other top Legend racers Brandon DeBrakeleer, Jimmy Zacharias, nationally ranked Raven Schrantz and Brandon Michael should return to battle for the track title. The youth INEX Bandoleros division champion, Nick Morich, narrowly beat out top feature winner David French by a slim margin. It is unknown at this point if these two speedsters will return to the Bandoleros or perhaps move up to the Legends cars.

 Popular with fans last season were the dirt-track Crate Sportsman Modifieds. Champion Casey Pavlick, Dale Welty, Chris Brockway, Allison Pierce, AJ Potrzebowski, and Loren Lincoln all raced last season. More drivers are expected to join the fun on the asphalt at Chemung. Growth is expected in the 4-Cylinder division as they undergo rule changes to revive the economy aspects of the entry division.

 For further information, see the track web site at www.ChemungSpeedrome.net, Contact owner/promoter John White at his winter office at (631)722-3800, or cell (631)745-9805.



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