This Sunday July 30th, Five Mile Point Speedway will commemorate its history with the 59th running of the Heath Memorial. They'll pay tribute to the man that built the speedway in 1951, Irv Heath.

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Heath passed away in 1965 and the track has held a memorial race in his honor ever since.  Anna Heath took over after Irv's death and operated the speedway until she passed away in 2004. Five Mile Point Speedway will remember both Irv and Anna Heath's contributions to the tracks success.

Heath Memorial at Five Mile Point Speedway

The racing program will feature many different divisions including Modifieds, Sportsman, Futures Sportsman, Factory Stocks, 600 Modifieds, and Expert Four Cylinders.

As always at Five Mile Point, you can expect an evening of intense competition, with the Modifieds competing in a 40-lap, $3,500-to-win event, along with bonus lap money and a “Dash for Cash” among the qualifying heat winners.

The Factory Stock teams will be competing in the “Beat Down at Sundown” 25 lap event, with extra money and bonus lap money up for grabs, including a $100 bonus. The best part is...that's only a part of the evening's excitement.

Heath Memorial Former Racer's Reunion

One of the highlights of the Heath Memorial is the Annual Former Racer’s Reunion. Drivers from decades past will come back to Five Mile Point Speedway and relive their memories that has taken place there for 73 consecutive years. The drivers will be hosted in the VIP Suites during the evening and introduced to the spectators during a special ceremony.

Pit gates open at 2:45 p.m. with the grandstand opening at 4 p.m. Practice starts at 5 p.m. for the teams with the green flag flying beginning at 5:45 p.m. Children 8 years old and younger are admitted free in the grandstand area when accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 607-775-5555.

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