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For Immediate Release – July 14th, 2016 – Shane Jackson photo -
(WOODHULL) – Dgien Trucking will present the racing action on the High Banks this Saturday night at Woodhull Raceway as the 4th annual Jake Davis Memorial King of the Ring for the 370 Modifieds will be held.
One of the most anticipated events of the Summer is the Modified King of the Ring and the Davis family has stepped up in a big way to make the 2016 running even more special. The event that traditionally pays $500 to the winner has been boosted to $1,000-to-win and $250 for second with a generous contribution from Amy and Bobby Davis.
Jake Davis was an up and coming dirt racer who had an incredibly bright future ahead of him on the Steuben County dirt. He was lost before his full potential could shine down on the third-mile Woodhull Raceway, but his family, friends and speedway officials wouldn’t let their loss be how they would remember ‘Jake the Snake’.
The very first King of the Ring for the Modifieds finished in storybook fashion, with Jake’s uncle Kenny Peoples Jr. taking the popular win in 2013 over Billy Van Pelt. That race and the circumstances surrounding that race will be featured on Woodhull’s website later this week in preparation for this weekend’s fourth running of the event.
2014 saw Josh Nobriga win in the final round over Joe Dgien, while ‘The Maniac’ Mike Bills won last year’s running over Van Pelt. Will we see the fourth different winner in four tries this weekend? Make your way to Woodhull Raceway this weekend so you can find out live, in-person.
The King of the Ring is a ‘knockout style’ single elimination match race that sees drivers compete in two lap match races. The winner of each match race moves on to the next round, while the second place car heads back to the trailer to make final adjustments for that night’s A-Main.
All of Woodhull Raceway’s racing divisions will be on hand including the Insinger Performance 370 Modifieds, NAPA Crate Sportsman, SWL 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.
The Woodhull Warriors have been added to the weekly schedule for the remainder of the season, however only the dates posted on the 2016 schedule will count for points the rest of the season as voted on by the drivers and parents in the division.
Fans can find their way into the grandstands Saturday at 4:30 for only $12 for adults 13 and up. Seniors and ages 8-12 will be $6. Children 7 and under are always free at Woodhull Raceway. Free camping is offered on the speedway grounds for those wishing to make it a weekend of family, friends and dirt track racing.
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Woodhull Racewat can be found in Woodhull, NY, just 30 minutes West of Corning, NY, competing
weekly on Saturday nights from mid-April all the way until Labor Day Weekend. The track offer
numerous special invents including the Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprints and the Short Track Super Series Modifieds in mid-August.