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Oct 15, 2012 04:20 PM EST

Racing at Black Rock Returns with Dutch Hoag’s National Open Extravaganza!

By RICH VLECK


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Rich Vleck, DUNDEE, NY, (October 15, 2012)- It has been nearly two months since the dirt flew at the Black Rock Speedway; but after an extended hiatus, racers and fans alike will certainly get their fix this Saturday.

 

Dutch Hoag’s National Open Weekend returns to Black Rock Speedway this Saturday, with a day event that should have teams from far and wide venturing in to the Finger Lakes.  Nearly 200 cars are anticipated for this great day of motorsports.

 

One of the special features of the special features of this event is that time trials will be held for a number of divisions.  The street stocks, modifieds, sportsman and late models are currently schedule to run time trials; however that could change depending on time constraints and car counts.

 

This event is synonymous with the biggest street stock race of the year, the Empire 100.  Now in its eighth year, this $2,000-to-win, $200-to-start event has featured only one repeat winner, Chris Fisher, who was once again the track champion in the decision this season.

 

Saturday will also be the fourth of five appearances for the mighty modifieds, which will pay $1,500 to win.  Alan Johnson won this event last year running a Big Block, but small blocks will certainly have a chance to take home the top prize.

 

A crate sportsman feature, paying $1,000 to win will also bring in a healthy group of cars.  Tim Sears Jr. won the event last year, but he has moved on to the modified and late model ranks, which could bring the Clay, NY drive back down for the first ever BRP/Crate Late Model challenge.  Each car will have to run under their own division’s rules which should make for a wild showdown.  Former track champion Jerermy Wonderling won the late model event last year.

 

The division added to this great weekend is the IMCA Modifieds, which will have their annual Empire Series race event.  In addition, the RWD and FWD 4-Cylinders will challenge each other in a $200-to-win special.

 

Pit gates will open at 8:00 AM, with hot laps at 10:00 A.M.  Time Trials will be held at 11:00 A.M. with heat races getting underway at 1:00 P.M.  Teams interested in parking their haulers the night before may do so from 5:00-9:00 P.M. on Friday. Rules for each division have been posted on the www.BlackRockSpeedway.com website.