March 21st, 2013
Chemung Speedrome Announces 2013 Special
By: John Flock
Chemungís season opening event
presents the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified tour. The
Sunday, May 5th afternoon race will cover a distance of 75
laps. Andrew Harpell will lead the RoC Modified tour to
their annual visit at 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. Several RoC Modified teams
are expected to dial in their Modifieds for the RoC race the
Scheduled NASCAR events begin on Friday, May 10th at 7:30 pm. The Sunoco
Modifieds open their points chase with twin-25 lap features.
Increased purses for the Sunoco Modifieds and Super Stock
divisions are posted on the trackís web site. No other
changes to purse structures have been released.
Headlining weekly events, the Sunoco Modifieds are expected to produce a
solid increase in car counts. The track expects
area racers like Zach Curran, Jody Buckley, T. J. Potrzebowski, rookie Frank Morich, Jeff Frisbee, and Darin
Scherer to join the ranks of Sunoco Modifieds.
There is a possibility that the Sharpsteen brothers
(Charlie, Gill, and Lee) may add to the list of Super Stock
drivers. John and Joe Lane, Chuck Nichols, Jason Duke and
many others are expected to visit Chemung Speedrome this
The newly redefined 4-cylinder division should bring a new field of
drivers to Chemung. Using the basic rules from Spencer
Speedway, the class has returned to entry level status.
These new rules have been added to the Speedrome web site.
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. Nick will
pilot a 4-cylinder entry along with racing his Bandoleros
INEX National Qualifying events for Legends and Bandoleros will be
featured on July 2nd at Spencer Speedway, and on August 9th
at the Speedrome.
The dirt-track Crate Sportsman Modifieds featured track champion Casey
Pavlick, Dale Welty, Chris Brockway, Allison Pierce, AJ
Potrzebowski, and Loren Lincoln in the 2012 season. Speedway
officials are hoping for stronger numbers in this
Many special events are scheduled, including USAC Ford Focus Midgets,
kidís race car rides, Midstate Antique racers, and a special
appearance of McGruff The Crime Dog and his bicycle & helmet
For more information, see www.ChemungSpeedrome.net. Contact
owner/promoter John White at his winter office at
(631)722-3800, or cell (631)745-9805. Chemung Speedrome is
located off the Chemung exit of I-86 (US 17).