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Jake Davis Memorial Modified ‘King of the Bullring’ This Saturday At Woodhull

Jake Davis Memorial Modified ‘King of the Bullring’ This Saturday At Woodhull

Media Contact: Megan Dupuy -

For Immediate: July 31, 2019 - Joe Kaminski Jr. Photo

(WOODHULL,NY)- Dgien Trucking and Carapella’s Collision will present the racing action on the High Banks this Saturday night at Woodhull Raceway as the 7th annual Jake Davis Memorial King of the Ring for the Insinger Performance Modifieds will be held.

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 is featured in a 2017 story on Woodhull’s website.

2014 saw Josh Nobriga win in the final round over Joe Dgien, while ‘The Maniac’ Mike Bills won the 2015 running over Van Pelt. Van Pelt finally was able to win a Jake Davis Memorial last season in 2016.

2018 saw Russell Morseman got crowned the ‘King of the Bullring’ over Cory Costa.

“First off I have to thank Jake who’s up looking at this, I hope he enjoyed it,” said an emotional Morseman. It just showed how much it means to the Woodhull drivers to win this event.

Will we see the seventh different winner in seven tries this weekend? Make your way to Woodhull Raceway this weekend so you can find out live, in-person.

Previous Jake Davis Memorial Winners:

2013- Kenny Peoples Jr.

2014- Josh Nobriga

2015- Mike Bills

2016- Billy Van Pelt

2017- Donnie Lawson

2018- Russell Morseman

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.

Dgien Trucking and Carpella’s Collision will be sponsoring the nights racing action including all divisions. Divisions on hand include the Insinger Performance Modifieds, NAPA Crate Sportsman, Cummings Trucking RUSH Crate Late Models, Joe Willcox Performance Automatics Street Stocks, Woodhull Auto Supply Hobby Stocks, Johnson’s Auto Supply FWD, and Daugherty Auto Sales and Service Mini Stocks and Warriors.

Fans can find their way into the grandstands Saturday at 4:30 for only $13 for adults 13 and up. Seniors 62+ and Students 8-12 will be $7. Children 7 and under are always free at Woodhull Raceway. Our weekly Early Bird Special runs from 4:30-5:30 and offers $1 off general admission. Free camping is offered on the speedway grounds for those wishing to make it a weekend of family, friends and dirt track racing.

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.

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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 in May and July and the Short Track Super Series Modifieds in early-August.

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