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.