Woodhull Raceway is happy to announce a new sponsorship partner that has jumped onboard late in the 2018 season.
Local higher education institution Alfred State College has joined the growing list of track sponsors at “New York’s Toughest Bullring.” Specifically, Alfred State’s motorsports technology program will participate in the race night on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Any current Alfred State motorsports technology students or students set to begin study in 2018 will be admitted free of charge to the General Admission grandstands. A list of students will be available at the ticket office, so be prepared to present college or another form of identification.
Alfred State has contributed financially to increase purse or offer incentives for winning heat races for all seven of Woodhull’s paying divisions. The premier division, Insinger Performance Modifieds, will see $550 added to the top five positions in the running order.
The NAPA Crate Sportsman and Joe Willcox Performance Automatics Street Stocks will see purse increases of $400 to the top 5 positions and $325 to the top six positions respectively for each division.
Meanwhile, the SWL Awards Crate Late Models, Woodhull Auto Supply Hobby Stocks, Daugherty’s Auto Sales & Service Mini Stocks, and Bear’s Auto Body Front Wheel Drives will all compete for $25-to-win their respective heat races.
“This is very exciting to us and we very much look forward to working with Woodhull Raceway,” said Alfred State Automotive Trades Department Chair Eric Wilmot.
Along with the purse and incentives offered on Aug. 11, Alfred State will also add its name to the list of sponsors that have joined Woodhull Raceway’s weekly Facebook Live podcast “Inside the Bullring,” airing on Monday nights at 6 p.m.
“This is a great partnership of two entities that go together like PB&J,” said Woodhull Raceway Media Director Steven Ovens. “There are many Alfred State graduates on crews here at the raceway and many more that pilot racecars here every weekend. We want to thank Eric, Andrew, and President Sullivan for their collaboration to help put this together.”
Alfred State College in 2018 was named No. 1 in the United States by StartClass.com for colleges with vehicle maintenance and repair tech programs. Students who complete the motorsports technology curriculum will have experience with almost every aspect of motor racing that a technician needs and will be ready for a successful career in any form of racing. Alfred State graduates are involved in many forms of motor racing, including but not limited to: circle track, road racing, drag racing, and rally racing.
For more information on Alfred State, visit www.alfredstate.edu/motorsports as it is not too late to sign up for classes beginning this fall. The staff of the Automotive Trades Department, the Admissions Office, and the Financial Aid Office are ready to serve you and assist in navigating the registration process. Race fans and potential students can also contact Alfred State by phone at 1-800-4-ALFRED (25-3733).
Woodhull Raceway is located in Woodhull, just 30 minutes west of Corning, and competitions take place weekly there on Saturday nights from mid-April through Labor Day weekend. The track offers several special events, including the Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprints in May and July and the Short Track Super Series Modifieds in early August.