Thunder Mountain Speedway
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
IMCA Empire State Series at Thunder Mountain July 5
by Bill Martin
CENTER LISLE, N.Y. -- The third race in the World Products Empire State Series takes IMCA Modifieds to Thunder Mountain Speedway for a Sunday, July 5 show.
Pit gates and the grandstand at Center Lisle open at noon. Hot laps are at 1:15 p.m. and racing starts at 2 p.m.
The main event pays $400 to win and a minimum of $75 to start. All applicable IMCA points will be awarded.
Grandstand admission is $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students (10-17). Kids nine and under get in free. Pit passes are $30. Free camping, but no hookups, will be available.
Numbers to call for more information are 607 227-9602 or 607 849-7889 on race day.
Tom Eiklor prevailed in the only previous series event held at Center Lisle, last July 6.
Kevan Cook won the 2009 opening night feature at Skyline Raceway and leads the current series point stand ings. Eddie Sites was the round two tour winner, at Redline Raceway.
The World Products Empire State Series is at Brewerton Speedway for a Friday, Aug. 7 show before return ing to Thunder Mountain on Sunday, Aug. 16.
Top 20 series point standings – 1. Kevan Cook, Constantia, N.Y., 78; 2. Lyle Smith, Elkland, Pa., 74; 3. Mike Smith, Arkport, N.Y., 72; 4. Howard Jones, Freeville, N.Y., 67; 5. J.J. Courcy, Mexico, N.Y., 66; 6. Jerry Lobdell Jr., Freeville, N.Y., 64; 7. Victor McNeal, Troy, Pa., 61; 8. Christopher Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y., 59; 9. Mark Griffin, Canton, Pa., and Wayne Baldwin, Troy, Pa., both 57; 11. Tyler Stoddard, Binghamton, N.Y., 56; 12. Gary Roberts, Afton, N.Y., 54; 13. Pete Neff, Newfield, N.Y., 49; 14. Mike Wilbur, Spencer, N.Y., 47; 15. Mike Stoddard, Binghamton, N.Y., 44; 16. Rich McNeal Jr., Troy, Pa., 42; 17. Ricky Hunsinger, Stevensville, Pa., and Eddie Sites, Monroeton, Pa., both 40; 19. Jim Walsh, Chittenango, N.Y., 35; 20. Sonny Terry, Towanda, Pa., 34.