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Little Valley Speedway Ready for Season Twenty

Though the weather has taken its toll the past few years, Little Valley Speedway is geared up to celebrate its twentieth season in the modern era in fine style, headed once again by the Super Late Models, as they have every year since racing resumed at the track in 1997. It is located at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds on Rt 353 in Little Valley, NY, just north of the Salamanca exit of I-86 and eight miles west of the resort town of Ellicottville. The only true half mile dirt track in the region will open its 2017 season on Sunday, May 28th, with the Memorial Day Late Model and 358 Modified Special, sponsored by Close Racing Supply, a show which usually concludes the four race “Specials Only” format at the facility. Also sponsoring the busy night are Coca-Cola of Buffalo, Sanzo Beverage, and Little Valley Sand and Gravel. The popular show will also run in its normal spot on September 16th, with the Western New York Super Late Model and 358 Modified Doubleheader, giving fans two chances to see some of the top 358 drivers compete alongside the signature Late Models.

The May 28th opener will see the Super Late Models, racing for a hefty $3,000 to win, while the 358 Modifieds will vie for a $2,000 winner's check. Also on the card will be the fourth annual Mike “Duke” DuClon Memorial for the Crate Late Models, with a posted $1000 to win, plus a bonus of $558 to the winner, along with the Street Stocks, with $300 going to the first one over the line.

Gates open at 3:00, with hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6:30. Admission for this program is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 62 years of age and older, while those under 12 are admitted free. For those who like to go to the pits, the price is $30. Note that no one under 16 is allowed in the pit area.

Fan amenities include a covered grandstand, great food, including the famous pizza and two-hand fried dough. There is also free parking and free camping with hookups on the grounds. Attractions in the area, along with Ellicottville, are the Seneca Casino in Salamanca, Allegheny State Park, the jewel of the New York State Park System, Kinzua Dam and Reservoir, and the Amish Trail.

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

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