Afton Motorsports Park Race Report

Flooding Rains Cancel Afton Motorsports Park on Friday — No Racing Next Week Due to Afton Fair

by JR Kenenrup

Afton Motorsports Park recap for June 30, 2017

Rained Out

Afton, NY — For the second week in a row the Afton Motorsports Park was forced to cancel their Friday night racing program due to heavy thunderstorms.

On Friday afternoon around three in the afternoon a severe line of thunderstorms passed over the community of Afton, NY. The rains came down in such volume that the inside of the turns at the track were under close to a foot of water.

Even though it did clear up and the sun came out the damage was already done to the racing surface with nearly a foor of standing water on the inside of the turns.

ZMK Construction who was going to sponsor the nights races will have their night moved to a different date.

The Mid Season Championship races for the Modifieds and Street Stocks will now take place on July 14th.

There will be no racing at Afton Motorsports Park on Friday July 7th due to the Afton Fair.

The next racing action will take place on Friday and Saturday July 14th and 15th.

On Friday the 14th Patriot Masonary will be the nightly sponsor with Fan Appreciation Night taking place for the Lightning Sprints, who will be in action on this night. Also on the card will be Modifieds who will be competing in their Mid Season Championship, Open Sportsman, Crate Sportsman, Street Stocks who will be competing in their Mid Season Championship, and Four Cylinder Trucks. All gates will open at 4 pm, with hot laps starting at 6:15 pm, and the first heat starting at 7 pm sharp.

On Saturday the 15th all gates will open at 10 am for the Vintage Palooza. This first time ever event will feature antique racing machines from Motorcycles to Stock Cars and there will be on track activity.

Coming Events — All gates open at 4pm, hot laps at 6:15 pm, first heat 7 pm sharp.

July 7th — No Racing Due to Afton Fair

July 14th — Patriot Masonary Night featuring Fan Appreciation Night for the Lightning Sprints plus ZMK Construction Modifieds Mid Season Championship, Scorpion Security Products Open Sportsman, Ted's Body Shop Crate Sportsman, Auto Plus Street Stocks Mid Season Championship, and Chambers & O'Hara Four Cylinder Trucks

Saturday July 15th — Gates open at 10am — Vintage Palooza — Featuring displays of Vintage Racing Machines from Motorcycles to Stock Cars with on track activity.

Afton Motorsports Park is fast, fun, and furious — check us out!