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Five Mile Point Speedway Modified Championships on Sunday

Five Mile Point Speedway/ Joe Kaminski and D & J Fotos
Five Mile Point Speedway/ Joe Kaminski and D & J Fotos

Summer may be about over but there’s still time for one more dirt track event in the Southern Tier and it’s happening on Sunday at Five Mile Point Speedway.

The 2017 Modified Track Championship and Modified Summer Slam Title will be decided in two races on the same day. They will also pay tribute to Steve Kellogg, a longtime race official and racing columnist.

The Modified Track Championship comes down to a held over feature event from July 1st. The 30 lap feature will decide the 2017 Track Championship between current point leader Kevin Bates and second place driver Tyler Siri.

Bates leads Siri by 15 points and has to finish sixth or better to lwin his first ever Five Mile Point Speedway Track Championship.

Don’t be late because the Modified 30 lap Track Championship event will be early in the program before new qualifying and an additional 31 lap Modified feature to determine the Sunday Modified Summer Slam Championship.

The race will honor the memory of longtime northeast race official Steve Kellogg. He worked as an official and chief flagger for many years throughout the northeast. Kellogg passed away on April 9th, the same day of the first Sunday Summer Slam Modified event at Five Mile Point Speedway.

The leader of each of the 31 laps of the Modified feature will receive a case of Coors Lite. There will also be a $100 Hard Luck Award in Memory of Steve Kellogg posted by his neighbors.

The GRIT Crate Sportsman, Xcel 600 Modified North Regional Tour and Front Wheel Drive Four Cylinders will join the Modifieds on Sunday. Pit gates open at 2 pm with the grandstand gates opening at 3 pm. Practice begins at 4 pm and the first race scheduled to start around 5 pm.

Remember kids 12 and younger are always admitted free.

[via Five Mile Point Speedway]

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