Little Valley Speedway's July 3rd Freedom Daze Most Diverse Show
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, jmderby.com 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
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For more information, call the Speedway at 716-938-9146.