posted August 14, 2002 12:04 PM
Silver Anniversary “Yankee Dirt Track Classic” Set September 11-14
NASCAR VS IMCA Late Models-September 11
Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Models-September 12
Bud Shootout Late Models-September 13&14
The Farley Speedway is getting geared up to host the 25th annual “Yankee Dirt Track Classic.” The annual fall classic will be contested at the Farley Speedway, September 11th thru the 14th. Keith Simmons of Simmons Promotions has made several improvements to the Farley Speedway over the course of the 2002 season. Including widening the racing surface in turns one and two, the track is now at least 40 feet wider than in years past allowing several lanes of racing. In addition the new Musco lighting system was put in place and utilized the first time early in July. 10 additional VIP suites were constructed prior to the opening of the season. A new 80’ x 200’ ballroom will be utilized for the first time at the “Yankee”. The all purpose facility will host post race parties and breakfast will be served Friday and Saturday mornings during the “Yankee”.
The on track action will get underway on Wednesday, September 11th with three classes of cars in action. The Farley Flyers will run their complete show on Wednesday night; the Hobby Stocks will run their qualifying heats. The headliner of the opening night will be an all new race to the format this year. The IMCA VS NASCAR challenge race will bring together Late Model drivers from both sanctioning bodies under a set of rules designed to equalize the competition. The Late model drivers will compete in a 30 lap feature which will award the winner $1,500.
Thursday, September 12th action will include last chance races and the main event for the Hobby Stocks. The Pro Stocks will run their heats and consolation events. The IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series late Models will run a full program with the 50 lap feature headlining the program.
Friday night’s program will include last chance races and the main event for the Pro Stocks plus qualifying heats and consolations for the Modifieds and the Budweiser Open Late Models.
Saturday, September 14th will be the grand finale of the 25th Anniversary “Yankee Dirt Track Classic.” The Modifieds will run their last chance plus their 25 lap feature which will pay the winner $2,000. The Bud Late Models will run the 25 lap Auto Acres feature event plus the Hollywood Graphics fast dash. The 100 lap “Yankee” featuring the Bud Late Models will cap off the week of racing. The 100 lap main event will award he winner a whopping $15,000.
Action will take to the track each night at 7 p.m. Advance tickets, camp ground reservations, back chute reservations along with suite space reservations can be made by contacting the Farley Speedway office at 563-744-3620.