WOODHULL RACEWAY COMPLETES SECOND AND FINAL TEST AND TUNE PRIOR TO REGULAR SEASON.
Story by Kenny Shupp Jr.
(Woodhull, NY) In a rare coincidence, the Woodhull Raceway was able to get their second and final practice session into the record books on Saturday, April 15, 2023,
“We always schedule two practice dates prior to our regular season opener. You never can predict what kind of Spring weather we will get in this region, so the hope is to get one of the two in the books to give our competitors a chance to shake down their equipment for the upcoming race season.” That according to Woodhull Raceway owners, Terry and Niki Brewer.
Mother Nature has been exceptionally good to the Upstate New York area in early April with abundant sunshine, high winds and abnormally warm and in some cases, record breaking high temperatures allowing the track preparation crew at Woodhull the chance to put an exceptionally good racing surface out there for practice.
“You just never know what you are going to get this time of year, but this has been one for the books as we were able to get both practice dates in. There have been years where the weather was lousy, and we did not get any practice in due to wet grounds and cold temperatures so we are hopeful this will be the trend for the upcoming season.”
The Saturday, April 15 final test and tune event was greeted with mid seventy temperatures and a racing surface that was in mid-season form allowing competitors to use a multitude of different grooves to dial in their mounts for the season opener on April 22.
Some fifty-eight machines representing all of Woodhull’s weekly divisions of competition were on hand as the track was open from 5:00 till 9:00 pm for test and tune.
“We are thrilled with the turnout of cars and spectators, stated Terry Brewer. The surface is right where it needs to be allowing drivers to get a realistic feel for what is to come when we open for weekly race action.”
A large turnout of race fans was on hand to witness the practice session with many securing their seasonal reserved seating, purchasing season pit and grandstand passes as well as picking -up Woodhull Raceway 2023 apparel and enjoying great racetrack food and beverages.
All competitors were allowed ample track time to shake down the equipment and shake off the rust in preparation for the 58th Annual Woodhull Raceway season opener on April 22 with all the weekly classes seeing race action except for the Insinger Performance Modifieds which will not begin their season start until April 29.
Alfred State College will present the season lid lifter which will see the Doug Gross Construction RUSH Crate Late Models as well as the NAPA 602 Crate Sportsman headlining the Super 7 Show which will also include the Southern Tier Customs Street Stocks and the KMD Excavating Hobby Stocks in action. A trio of Big Jim’s Wicked Tee’s sponsored classes in the Mini Stocks, Front Wheel Drive’s and Woodhull Warriors round out the card for the April 22 event.
Main grandstand seating for all weekly Woodhull Raceway events opens at 4:30 with an Early Bird Ticket Special for the first hour. Discounts are offered for Senior’s +62 and youngsters 8-12 with a paid adult.
Hot laps are set for 5:30 with the first green flag of the night waving at 6:30 pm.
“On opening night, we keep things simple because the weather is still cold when the sun goes down, so we like to get fans and racers in and out of here in a timely manner. That once again according to the Brewer’s.
The Insinger Modifieds will make their inaugural appearance of the 2023 season one weekly later on Saturday, April 29 as the Mod Squad will race for a winner’s check of $2,100 to pick up the victory on White’s Service and Towning and Reapers Forestry Mulching Night.
Updates leading up to the April 22 season opener will be posted as necessary at www.Facebook.com/WoodhullRaceway/. Should weather become an issue that too will be posted on Facebook.
For a complete look at the rules and payouts for each weekly division, track history, contacts, sponsor information as well as a look at the complete 2023 schedule of events you can log on at www.woodhullraceway.com.
The Woodhull Raceway, New York’s Toughest Dirt Bull Ring, is located on CR. 102 just off Rt. 417 in Woodhull, NY.
25 miles west of Corning, 25 miles east of Hornell, 25 miles south of Bath and 25 miles north of Wellsboro, Pa.