(Little Valley, NY) Little Valley Speedway, the fast
half mile dirt track located at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in
Little Valley, NY, is set to open its 2013 season on Sunday, May 26th,
when it presents the Memorial Day Late Model Special, sponsored by Close
Racing Supply. It will also be Relay for Life Night, with activities
planned to benefit the Ellicottville Relay for Life, an organization
dedicated to the fight against cancer.
The racing program will include a 30 lap, $3,000 to
win feature for the highly competitive Super Late Models, led by 2012
champion Jason Dupont, along with the BRP Can Am 360 Late Models, led by
champion John Waters, racing for a $1,000 first place check. The
action-filled card will also see the E-Mods, paced by champion Randy
Hall, with $750 going to the winner, the Crate Late Models, with a $750
check for the first one over the line, and the Street Stocks, vying for
$500 first place money.
Joining the festivities will be the Ellicottville
Relay for Life, one of 19 such events, sponsored by different
communities in Western New York, which will conduct several fund raising
activities during the evening. All of the track’s proceeds from the
50/50 draw will be donated, while a number of drivers will circulate
through the stands with their helmets seeking donations for the cause.
In addition, Relay for Life decals will be on sale to all drivers, and a
bonus will be awarded to any winning driver displaying the decal. There
will also be an information table set up in the grandstand concourse.
All funds raised from this effort will be channeled
to the American Cancer Society for patient programs and research to
continue the fight against this deadly disease.
Gates open at 3:00, with hot laps at 5:30, and racing
at 6:30. Adult admission is $14, with those under 12 admitted free.
The Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds are located on Rt.
353 in Little Valley, New York. The only true half mile in the area is
easily accessible, just a few miles north of the Salamanca exit of I-86.
It is also only eight miles from the resort town of Ellicottville and US
Rt. 219. Fan amenities include free parking, a covered grandstand, free
camping with hookups, and great food, all in a picturesque setting. For
those interested in arriving early or staying later, there is a first
class casino in Salamanca, and Alleghany State Park, the jewel of the
New York State Park system is only a short distance away.
For more information, call the Speedway at (716)