Story By: DAVE MEDLER / FULTON SPEEDWAY – FULTON, NY – On this Memorial Day weekend, let us remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can be free as Americans and be able to enjoy the sport we love.
The racing at the Fulton Speedway has been as hot as the recent temperatures. This Saturday, May 28 the heat will be turned up even more when the methanol breathing winged warriors Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will do battle on the ‘Highbanks.’
Joining ESS in the holiday weekend festival of speed will be the Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modifieds. DOT Foods DIRTcar Sportsman. Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux Hobby Stocks, and the E&V Energy Novice Sportsman.
Adult G/A is $25.00, 18 years old and younger is free. Pits (All Ages) is $40. Pits open at 4:00 pm. Grandstands 5:00 pm. Hot laps are at 5:50 pm. Racing starts at 7:00 pm.
The Empire Super Sprints annually brings in the best drivers in the Northeast, Ontario and Quebec, Canada. This Saturday should be no different.
In 2021 local Empire Super Sprints fan favorite Jason Barney won all three features at the speedway. This season during Highbank Holdup weekend, Danny Varin snapped Barney’s win streak. Varin has won all three ESS he has run coming into Saturday’s race.
Last week in the Modifieds Tim Sears Jr. won his third straight feature after a late race battle with defending track champion Ron Davis III. The Sportsman ran a pair of 25-Lap features, with Cody Manitta winning his first of the year and David Rogers won his first career feature at the speedway. Jim Evans won his first ever Hobby Stock feature and 13-year-old Jason Parkhurst Jr. impressed everyone with his second straight Novice Sportsman victory.
Top-Five Division Point Standings:
Modifieds: Tim Sears Jr. (180). Ron Davis III (168). Dave Marcuccilli (152). Marshall Hurd (146). Todd Root (140).
Sportsman: Andrew Buff (166). Chris Mackey (158). Cody Manitta (158). Austin Germinio (158). David Rogers (154).
Hobby Stocks: Brennan Fitzgibbons (158). Casey Cunningham (150). Brandon Barron (144). Bob Buono (142). Ron Hawker (142).