After Successful Mall Show, Woodhull Raceway Turns Attention To On-Track Action
Media Contact: Steven Ovens - email@example.com or (315) 729-3825 For Immediate Release: March 22nd, 2016
(HORSEHEADS, N.Y.) - This past weekend, Woodhull Raceway held a very successful car show at the Arnot Mall in Horseheads, NY sponsored by Swarthout Recycling. The Arnot Mall provided the raceway with 44 spots for cars to be displayed, with Woodhull owners and promoters Ted and Brandi White filling each and every spot.
Move in night took place on Friday night and was a smooth process to get all cars in place thanks to the security staff at the Arnot Mall. This set the stage for a weekend of new paint schemes and bench racing that would take place on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday kicked off day number one of the 2016 mall show and near-record numbers of race fans, fellow competitors and media personnel filed through the halls of the Horseheads, NY mall.
“We are really pleased with the number of people that made their way to the mall this weekend,” said White. “I think we saw more people this weekend than we have seen at the show in several years.”
With multiple cars on display from each of Woodhull’s weekly divisions of 370 Modifieds, Crate Sportsman, 360 Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Front Wheel Drives and Woodhull Warriors- there was plenty to take in. There were even entries from traveling series that make annual stops at “New York’s Toughest Bullring” including the Patriot Sprint Tour, 270cc Micro Sprint Tour, RUSH Dirt Late Model Series and an entry from Chemung Speedrome by Tim Gullo.
Saturday night was a highlight of the show as the Team Pit Stop Competition returned to the mall show festivities for 2016. Teams and fans circled around Center Court and lined the second floor Food Court to look down on the action.In keeping with a family tradition, the Morseman family team made up of 370 Modified driver Russell and Street Stock competitors Teddy and Branden took home first place with a sub-30 second tire change of Billy Van Pelt’s 370 Modified.
A team led by Street Stock driver Brett Marlatt finished in second place. Another team with 370 Modified driver Dillon Groover and Crate Sportsman driver Jake Dgien brought home a third place finish. The Seeley racing team led by 360 Late Model driver Mickey Seeley was honored with the “Best Dressed Team” award.
1st place- Morseman Racing
2nd place- Team MBA
3rd place- Groover/Dgien Racing
Best Dressed Team- Seeley Racing
Fans and teams alike made their season pass purchases for the 2016 season while attending the mall show. You may still do so by submitting your request to firstname.lastname@example.org for your reserved seats or season passes. Season reserved seats are $20, season grandstand passes are $220 and season pit passes are $450.
The attention now turns to an open practice session that is scheduled for Saturday April 9th at the raceway. Ted White related over the weekend that the early warm weather has really helped move things along with the track surface in preparation for the start of the season. If this weather continues, the practice session on April 9th will take place from 5PM-9PM with free grandstand admission.
Saturday April 16th will be opening night to start the 52nd consecutive season of racing on the third-mile Steuben County oval sponsored by Ted White Trucking. The Insinger Performance 370 Modifieds will have April 16th and 23rd off with their opening show taking place on April 30th.
This night will put all support divisions on center stage including the SLW Awards 360 Late Models, NAPA Crate Sportsman, Joe Willcox Performance Automatics Street Stocks, Daugherty Auto Sales Mini Stocks, Woodhull Auto Supply Front Wheel Drives and Daugherty Auto Sales Warriors.
Gates will swing open on Opening Night at 4:30PM with Scott Lyon’s first green flag of 2016 waving promptly at 6:30PM. Race fans are encouraged to sign up for the fastest alerts from Woodhull Raceway’s Rained Out Alert system by sending the text message “WoodhullAlert” to 84483, message and data rates may apply.
Woodhull Raceway is located in Woodhull, NY, just 30 minutes West of Corning, NY and competes weekly on Saturday nights from mid-April through Labor Day Weekend. The track offers several special events including the Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprints and the Short Track Super Series Modifieds in mid-August.
Woodhull offers weekly divisions including the Insinger Performance 370 Modifieds, NAPA Crate Sportsman, S&W Awards 360 Late Models, Joe Willcox Performance Automatics Street Stocks, Daugherty Auto Sales Mini Stocks, Woodhull Auto Supply Front Wheel Drives and Daugherty Auto Sales Warriors.