Woodhull Raceway owners and promoters Ted and Brandi White are happy to announce the opening weekends of action that will begin the 55th consecutive season of racing ‘in the boonies.’
The high-banked third-mile Steuben County speedplant will roar to life for the first time in 2019 with two weekends of Open Practice sessions on Apr. 6 and Apr. 13.
Typically Apr. 13 or thereabouts would be the first race of the season for the track’s support divisions, but races scheduled in the area that weekend were a cause of concern for mainly weekly supporters.
Ted White was more than happy to try and help accommodate his weekly supporters.
“We don’t want to put our weekly supporters in a jam that weekend when they have pit passes, entries, and resources tied up in that rescheduled event,” said White. “We always keep our racers and fans at the forefront at Woodhull and will just host an extra practice session for those that want it if the weather allows it.”
Open Practice for any car, any division, any tire will be held on both Apr. 6 and Apr. 13 from 5-9 p.m.
Pit passes will be $15 each and the general admission area will be open free of charge for fans looking for their first on-track fix of the season.
This change in schedule will slide the first points show of the year to Saturday, Apr. 20, with the tentative plans calling for the annual 30-lap $1,000-to-win event for the Crate Late Models.
Joining the RUSH sanctioned dirt late models will be the Crate Sportsman, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Front Wheel Drives and the Woodhull Warriors.
The following week on Apr. 27, the mighty Modifieds will roar to life with their season opener along with all other divisions in action. Future updates on special events will be forthcoming as the offseason winds down.
Mall Show sign-ups for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at the Arnot Mall is now available on the Woodhull Raceway website. Race on over to www.woodhullraceway.com to enter your vehicle for the 2019 Swarthout Recycling Woodhull Raceway Car Show. Vehicles will enter the mall Friday night, with the show running Saturday and Sunday. An autograph session and pit stop competition are being planned for Saturday afternoon March 16.