FAMED NY TRACK
TRUE VALUE MODIFIED RACE IN 2010
In a surprising development, a first ever race has been agreed upon by True
Value Modified Racing Series president and founder, Jack Bateman, and Bruce
Richards, promoter of the famed Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York.
The event will take place in 2010.
Richards made the announcement Wednesday night in a pre-race
drivers meeting at his 4/10 mile speedway. It will mark the first time the
sixth year series will compete outside of New England.
John Hoyt, series race director, confirmed Wednesday night that
negotiations have been ongoing with an actual race date to be finalized. “It
looks like it will be in April or the very beginning of May. That is still
to be worked out. Jack and Bruce have been going back and forth and
something will be announced soon,” stated Hoyt.
Several speedway operators throughout the northeast and Canada have
approached Bateman in the last three years with an interest in booking race
dates with the popular modified series. Bateman declined wanting the series
to build a stronger foundation in New England and that has happened.
The Canaan, N.H. based series is already at work on the 2010
schedule.” It is our hope to have a schedule out early this off season” said
Richards disclosed recently his intent to take up the clay track
this fall and prepare the popular speedway for asphalt competition with
several events including the 2010 ACT season opener.
Source: John H. Spence
/ True Value Modified Racing Series