Photo by Joe Kaminski / JGK Motorsports
Story by Kenny Shupp Jr. Promotions and Consulting LLC.
(Woodhull, NY) It all started several seasons ago when the ownership of the Woodhull Raceway decided to try something outside the box. The concept of a one-on-one elimination event was discussed and after some tweaking, the Modified King of the Ring event was born with the wording a combination of King (Of the class) incorporated with Ring (New York’s Toughest Dirt Bull Ring). The tradition will continue Saturday, July 30 as the competitors in the Insinger Performance Modified Division will once again go at it to see which driver will wear the crown and cape.
Since its inauguration, the Modified King of the Ring additional weekly classes that compete at Woodhull have been added to the King of the Ring list including NAPA Sportsman, Joe Willcox Street Stocks, Armstrong Rush Late Models and Hobby Stock Divisions.
The inception of the King of the Ring format has spilled over onto several other tracks throughout the northeast and in every case, it gives both drivers and fans something additional to enjoy with many drivers taking the opportunity to try some different chassis set-ups prior to feature action and at the same time hoping to win the title and bragging rights that goes along with being crowned King of the Ring.
There will be a who’s who list of drivers competing for the Dgien Trucking Insinger Performance Modified King of the Ring including cousins, Joe and Jake Dgien as well as Billy VanPelt, Dayton Brewer, Donnie Lawson, Brady Fultz and Bob Silvernail. All of which have won feature events in 2022 at the Woodhull Raceway.
In addition to the Insinger Performance Modified King of the Ring and their regular twenty-five lap feature event, also in competition it will be the NAPA Crate Sportsman, the Armstrong RUSH Crate Late Models and the Joe Willcox Performance Street Stocks. The Wicked Tee’s sponsored Mini Stocks and Woodhull Warriors, along with the Hobby Stocks and Front Wheel Drive Classes will round out the Great 8 card.
Race day pit gates open at 3:30 pm with Main Grandstand gates at 4:30 pm.
For updates throughout the week go to www.Facebook.com/WoodhullRaceway/
Dgien Trucking has been a mainstay at the Woodhull Raceway for many, many years and they will make a return in 2022 to sponsor the Saturday, July 30, 2022 event.
Dgien Trucking owners, Andrew and Karen Dgien of Howard, NY have spent a lifetime building one of the largest and most diversified short haul trucking companies in the region. With a mix of both tri-axle dump trucks and road tractors with dump trailers, Dgien trucking can manage all construction product hauling needs including large rip-rap type rock as well as sand, stone and gravel. Recently, Dgien Trucking has added into their portfolio a new construction division offering complete site work with equipment for earth moving, digging and grading for any application.
For more information pertaining to Dgien Trucking call 607-769-5040 or check them out at www.Facebook.com/DgienTrucking/. Dgien Trucking is located at 7455 CR 27 in Howard, NY.
Woodhull Raceway standout Insinger Performance Modified Driver, Jake Dgien is not only the son of Andrew Dgien, but is also involved in the company business. Currently, Dgien is an advantageous position in the Modified point battle and has thus far visited victory lane on three occasions in 2022.
For more information regarding the Woodhull Raceway including the current point standings, class rules, sponsor information, the tracks fifty-seven-year history as well as directions to the historic Steuben County Facility log on at www.woodhullraceway.com
The Woodhull Raceway is located on CR. 102 in Woodhull, NY just 1 mile off Rt. 417. 25 miles west of Corning, 25 miles east of Hornell, 25 miles south of Bath and 25 miles north of Wellsboro.
It’s the Greatest Show on Dirt at the Best Track in the Country, New York’s Toughest Dirt Bull Ring.