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ALBANY-SARATOGA FALL FESTIVAL/VENDOR FAIR October 1 – Rain or Shine! Are you looking for a new and unique vendor fair in the Capital District? Then come to the “First Annual Albany-Saratoga Fall Festival/Vendor Fair” being held at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway … Continue reading
Malta, New York — The poet T.S. Elliot said: “Life doesn’t end with a bang but with a whimper.” That is not true of the season finale at Albany-Saratoga Speedway.
The 2017 season will come to close with a bang and then some. On the card for Friday night September 15, is the King of Dirt 358 Modified Series Small Block Nationals, sponsored by Elmo’s Speed Supply (Ballston Lake, NY), Mueller and Sons Towing and Recovery (Pottersville, NY), and Roosevelt’s Towing and Recovery (Canajoharie, NY).
The action doesn’t stop there. The 30-lap Classic Muscle Parts Street Stock Nationals race will take place paying $1,000 to win. This is easily the most anticipated race on the 2017 Albany-Saratoga Speedway Street Stock schedule.
Also in action on the final evening of racing for 2017 will be the Sportsman, Limited Sportsman and 4-Cylinder divisions. The Empire Lightning Sprints will also make an appearance at “The Great Race Place.”
Admission will be $10 for adults $2 for children 11 and under. Pit admission will be $20 with a license and $25 without a license. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. Front gates open at 4 p.m. Racing begins at 7 p.m.
Malta, New York (August 22, 2017)- With just two points shows remaining for the Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions the crowning of the 2017 Albany-Saratoga Speedway Track Champions could very well come right down to the wire on Friday, … Continue reading
Malta, NY — Excitement was in the air as well as a packed house for the first ever Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, and when it was over Matt Sheppard stampeded the field in “The … Continue reading
Malta, New York (August 4, 2017) – Only a month and half of racing remain at the
Albany-Saratoga Speedway but “The Great Race Place” is not going to let the month of August
The closest point battle is in the 4-Cylinder Dual Cam division where Steve Ryan and
P.J. Bleau are tied atop the standings with 374 points each. Ben Grant sits just four points
back. All other divisions find the point leader having a 20 point or more lead over second place.
However, with just over a month left in the season any one of the point leaders could have a
bad week or two and suddenly things tighten up.
The highlight of the month will be on Tuesday, August 15, as Brett Deyo’s “Short
Track Super Series” fueled by VP makes its debut at the famed Malta oval with the running of
the “Stampede at the Toga.” The race will be 50 laps for the Modifieds with a purse of over
$25,000 spread throughout the field.
The unique program sponsored by Recovery Sports Grill will see the Modifieds with the
option to use sail panels and track regulars also able to use Hoosier tires. Also on the card for
the “Stampede at the Toga” will be the King of the Dirt Sportsman Series racing for a 30-lap
$1,000 to win feature.
The August 18 card will be “Autograph Night” featuring “The Featherfoot Pro Stock
Series” and a makeup event for the 4-Cylinder division.
The month will close out on Friday, August 25, with “Back to School Kids Raffle Night.”
The Mohawk Vintage Modifieds will be on hand. Also on the card will be the Sowle Trailer
Repair Sportsman Series paying $1,000 to win and a makeup feature for the Sportsman
division. Only one Sowle Trailer Repair Sportsman Series race remains and that will run the
following week on September 1.
Malta, New York (August 1, 2017) – For the first time since Father’s Day weekend and the second time this year, the DMA USAC Midgets from the Bear Ridge Speedway will make their way into “The Great Race Place” to … Continue reading
Malta, New York (July 24, 2017)- When the racing program gets underway at Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday, July 28 there will most certainly be someone watching over from above.
Stan DeVore, the father of track promoter Lyle DeVore and his sister, head of concessions Glenda DeVore, will be smiling down upon “The Great Race Place.”
Stan, who passed away just after the conclusion of the 2016 race season was a big part of the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. Stan was known by many as “The Roaming Reporter” and loved
watching all kinds of racing. In honor of his favorite number 32 all divisions will race 32 lap features on Friday night.
The Modified division will pay $3,200 to win and as an added bonus $320 is being put up to go to each Modified heat race winner, courtesy of Grady Vintage Racing photos. George
DeVore, Stan’s brother, has also put up an additional $320 on top of the winner’s share in each of the
Sponsorship is almost sold out for each lap of all features at $32 a lap. Further contingencies added to the Friday night program include Sowle Trailer Repair giving $32 for the hard charger in each of the five weekly divisions. Bart Contracting is giving $100 for the halfway leader in each of the five divisions. Bove Fuels is putting up $32 for the winners of each Sportsman and Pro Stock heat race.
On the card on Friday night all divisions will be in action including the 4-Cylinder division. A previously announced makeup feature for the Limited Sportsman will take place at a later date.
Racing will start at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults and $2 for children under 11. Pit admission is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m.
A big night of racing is this coming Friday July 28th, “Stan Da Man 32 Night”, in honor of Stan DeVore the feature events will be 32 laps in distance for Modifieds, Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Street Stocks (pending car count).
The modifieds will race for $3,200 to win! The modified heats will each pay $320 to win courtesy of Grady’s vintage racing photos.
George DeVore (Stan’s brother) is putting $320 on top of the winners share of the purse for the Sportsman, Pro Stock, Limited Sportsman, Street Stock and 4 cylinder features!! In addition lap sponsorship has been sold for almost all divisions at $32 a lap which will go to the respective lap leaders in their feature event.
A huge night honoring someone who was a big part of the success of Albany-Saratoga!! See you there!
As “The Great Race Place” moves into the mid stages of July a huge night of racing will take place on Friday night, July 14. The “Summer Showdown” will feature 50-lap races for the Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions.
Sowle Trailer Repair will put extra money on the line with $4,000 going to the Modified feature winner, $3,000 for the Sportsman feature winner and $2,000 for the Pro Stock feature winner. The Limited Sportsman and Street Stocks will fill out the evening.
A makeup 35-lap Modified feature from the June 23 rain out originally scheduled for July 14 will be rescheduled until July 21.
All divisions, excluding the 4-Cylinders, will be in action on Friday night. With recent rain outs jumbling the schedule, the makeup feature dates for the Limited Sportsman, Sportsman, Modified and Pro Stocks are yet to be determined.
Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. Front gates will open at 5 p.m. Admission for this Friday’s triple 50’s is $15 for adults and $2 for children 11 and under.
Dates for make up races from the June 23rd rain out will be as follows: Limited 6/30/17 Sportsman 7/7/17 Modified 7/21/17 Prostocks 8/4/17 4 Cylinder 8/18/17