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Little Valley Speedway's July 3rd Freedom Daze Most Diverse Show Ever

Five classes will be on hand as Little Valley Speedway celebrates its popular annual Freedom Daze Late Model Special, sponsored by Media One Group on Monday, July 3rd. The divisions represent the most diverse field in the 20 year modern day racing history of the storied Speedway. Spearheaded by its signature Super Late Models, the show will also highlight two open-wheel divisions, one returning after a long absence and the other making its first ever appearance.

The Super Late Models will be presenting the “Pete Loretto Memorial,” named for the beloved former track official, media personality, and dedicated Super Late Model aficionado, who passed away last year after a courageous battle with cancer. The top drivers in the region will be vying for $3,000 to win. Returning this season will be the BRP Big Block Modified Series, led by defending series champion Erick Rudolph and defending Lernerville Big Block Champion Mat Williamson, racing for $2,000 to win. Appearing for the first time will be the Modified Sportsman as part of the Bellinger Electric Inc. “Lightning Series,” paying $1,000 to win. Add to that the Crate Late Models racing the “Bill Law Memorial,” named for a pioneer in the development of the class, who will be chasing $1,200 for first place, and the Street Stocks, with $300 to win up for grabs, and you have a variety never before seen on the only true half mile dirt oval in the region.

Gates open for this ambitious show at 3:00, with hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6:30. Admission is $20 for adults, with those under 12 admitted free. Pit passes are $30 and fans are reminded that no one under 16 is allowed in the pit area.

Little Valley Speedway is located on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds on Rt 353 in Little Valley New York, just north of the Salamanca exit of I-86 and eight miles west of the resort town of Ellicottville, which is situated on US Rt. 219.

Fan amenities include free camping with hookups (early arrival is allowed), a covered grandstand with stadium seats, and great food, which includes the highly popular “Meal in a Slice” pizza, and “two-handed” fried dough, along with a variety of fine fare.

Other attractions in the area are the Seneca Casino in Salamanca, Alleghany State Park, the jewel of the New York State Park System, Kinzua Dam and Reservoir, and the Amish Trail.

For those with extended time on the holiday weekend, the Speedway will also host the “World's Largest Demolition Derby,” with $1,000 to win, presented by JM Motorsports Events, complete with a Fireworks Spectacular on Tuesday, July 4th at 7:30. Admission is $10, with those under eight admitted free. For tractor pull fans, the Lucas Oil Empire State Pullers will be on the grounds on Saturday, July 1st at 6:00. Admission is $14 for adults, with those under 12 admitted free. Gates open at 3:00.

The Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds Hosts Freedom Daze

A big weekend is planned at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds July 1, 3 and 4. Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at the fairgrounds beginning Saturday, July 1 with the Lucas Oil Empire State Pullers Tractor Pull. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., modified tractors, heavy super stock and super farm tractors will pull down the track to see who's the strongest. Adults are $14.00, under 12 free.

After a day off, the events continue Monday, July 3 at 6:30 with the Freedom Daze Late Model Special sponsored by Media One Group in Jamestown. Two special memorial races will take place - the Pete Loretto Memorial Late Model Race with $3000 to win and the Bill Law Memorial Crate Late Model Race with $1200 to win. The BRP Big Block Modified Series will compete for $2000 to win and the BEI Lightning Series Sport Modified and Street Stocks will round out the night. Adults are $20, seniors 62+ are $18 and children under 12 are free. Pit passes are $30.

On Tuesday, July 4, back by popular demand, is the Freedom Daze Demolition Derby! $1000 goes to the last one running in both the 4 and 6 cylinder classes! This event is presented by JM Productions - visit their website, for entry rules. Finally, to finish the busy weekend will be a huge FIREWORKS display following the demolition derby. The derby is $10 adults, under 8 free. For more information on these events or any other upcoming events, please visit our websites - or or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

For more information, call the Speedway at 716-938-9146.

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