Brock Young Memorial Next For BRP
ON... An annual highlight of the Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm
Tour is the Brock Young Memorial. John Charlesworth, President of the
Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society and Little Valley Speedway
promoter, has scheduled the 12th annual running of this event for
Thursday July 3
The Brock Young Memorial event was first run in 2003 to honor the life
of Brock Young a BRP CanAm driver who died in a 2002 highway accident.
Since then the event has taken on added importance as it honors Roxie
Young, Brock’s mother, who died of cancer in 2009. Brock’s father, Dick,
brothers AJ and Kyle, and sister Kari all work to carry on this memorial
For the race teams the event has special meaning for those that know the
Young family. There is a long history of racing there that started with
Dick racing at Woodhull and Circle K often as a team mate with Monroe
Puffer. That tradition was carried on by Brock in his #22 and AJ in his
#33. The significance of the $1422 paid to the winner of the Brock Young
Memorial is - One For Twenty Two (Brock’s race car number).
Eight drivers have earned a Brock Young Memorial trophy and the $1422
check from the eleven events completed to-date. The defending race
champion is Bruce Miller who has won the event for the past three years.
Other winners of Brock's race include Bryce Davis (2010), Steve Dixon
(2009), Darren Kish (2005), Larry Knowles (2007), Rich Michael, Jr
(2006), Todd Rice (2003), and Jeremy Wonderling (2004 and 2008).
Little Valley Speedway gates will open at 4:00 on Thursday July 3 for
race action at 7:00.
The BRP CanAm Series marketing partners include: Bicknell Racing
Products, ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing
Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s
Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Hoosier Tires, ISKY
Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine
Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts,
Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, and
Wrisco Racing Aluminum
Contact: Gary Montgomery
Little Valley Speedway Set For Freedom
Massive Giveaways By NAPA
LITTLE VALLEY, NY- Following a disappointing rain-out on Friday,
June 13th, Little Valley Speedway is ready for the traditional Freedom
Daze doubleheader on July 3rd and 4th. On Thursday, July 3rd, NAPA of
Salamanca will present an action-packed racing card, featuring the Super
Late Models, led by defending champion Jason Dupont, paying $3,000 to
win. Two special races will also be competed, the Brock Young Memorial
for the BRP Can Am Series, with a first place check of $1422 and the
Bill Law Memorial for the Crate Late models, with $750 to win. The
evening will conclude with the very competitive E-Mods, with $750 to win
on the line and the Street Stocks, racing for $400 in first place money,
followed by a holiday fireworks display.
NAPA of Salamanca will be a huge presence this night. They will be
generously donating a large number of NAPA products to both fans and
drivers. At this point, over $5000 worth of tool chests, tools,
sweatshirts, and other items will be given out. Everyone is expected to
leave with a great prize for FREE. The evening begins at 7:00. Adult
tickets are $14, with those under 12 admitted free.
On the following night, July 4th, at 7:30, the traditional Freedom Daze
Demolition Derby takes over the facility, with two events, a large car
demo, paying $1,000 to win and a small car competition, with $750 to the
winner. The evening will conclude with a Fireworks Spectacular.
Admission for the night is only $8, with those under 8 admitted free.
Fan amenities for this entertaining two day show are free camping with
hookups, a covered grandstand stadium with stadium seats, and great food
at reasonable prices. Early arrival is allowed for campers.
Little Valley Speedway is located on the grounds of the Cattaraugus
County Fairgrounds, on Rt. 353 in Little Valley, New York. It is
conveniently located, just a few miles north of the Salamanca exit of
I-86 and only eight miles west of the resort town of Ellicottville on US
Rt. 219. Other areas of interest locally are the Seneca Casino in
Salamanca and Allegany State Park, the jewel of the New York State Park
system. For more information, call the Speedway at 716-938-9146.