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For Immediate Release – September 5th, 2017 – Joe Kaminski photo -
(WOODHULL) – Teams have called for it, fans have called for it and finally in 2018- Woodhull will host weekly Big Block/Small Block Modified racing.
Woodhull Raceway owners Ted and Brandi White have mulled over the idea of making the major change all season long in preparation for 2018. Over the Summer months, they met with teams on race nights trying to gauge where the teams were at on making the change.
The overwhelming majority of teams welcomed the upcoming change, with the Whites making it official in a letter to their Modified teams that was distributed on Season Championship Night Saturday.
The letter outlined the basic rules package- Big Block or Small Block engines using Chevrolet/GM, Ford or Chrysler/Dodge carbureted engines only. The rules will also not allow all-aluminum block engines.
Weights for the new rules package will include a minimum weight of 2,400 pounds for engines 370 cubic inches or lower and 2,500 pounds for engines over 370 cubic inches. White is happy to make the change teams have been calling for.
“Our rules have put us on an island up to this point but we’ve always had success,” said White on Saturday. “But as dirt racing and modified racing changes and adapts, we too have to change and adapt to bring our fans solid car counts and a great show.”
The decision to go Big Block/Small Block was revealed to drivers Saturday, to give teams time to prepare and rebuild without having to wait until the banquet in December or the rules meeting over the winter.
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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 offers numerous special invents including the Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprints and the Short Track Super Series Modifieds in mid-August.