Only 6 pack sized coolers allowed to be carried into the Grandstands.
Grandstand gates open at 5:00 pm
Racing starts at 6:00 pm
Adults $12.00 / Senior citizens $10.00 / Kids 7 -16 $10.00 / 6 and under free with paid adult
Promoters: Annette Mazur 585-344-2142
Race Director: Burt Stevens 585-943-5818
Pit Steward: Ferris Hazlett
Tech Inspector: Surprise
Safety Inspector: Tim Claus 585-813-3888
Head Starter: John Powell
Assistant Starter: Tina Powell
Turn 2 Track Entrance: Vicky Richardson
Turn 1 and 2: Paul Gavenda
Turn 3 and 4: Rick Walch
Track Announcer: Dave McCredy
Scorers: Jessica Ball, Angie Newton
Points Keeper: Burt Stevens
Track Prep: Rich Mogavero/Burt Stevens/Tyler Lang
Track Photographer: Rick Franclemont
Roving Reporter, Mower, Video and whatever keeps me busy: Burt Stevens - 585-943-5818
EMT's: Cathy "3 out of 4 cool grandsons ain't bad" Skeet and Karen "Tywer's Mommy" Lang
Awesome helper Dude: Robert Stevens II
Pit Gate to grandstands: Don Manes
Pit Gate vehicle entrance: Dave Gleeson
A little bit about Raceway5.
The race track at the Genesee fairgrounds is as old as dirt. This works out well since it is dirt. It is a 3/8 oval that used to be known as Genesee Speedway. The new name was derived from the fact that it’s a raceway, and it’s located on route 5 (we’re not talking about Einstein here folks). Almost every type of motorized vehicle has used the track in some fashion. From motorcycles, to tractor pulls, stunt cars and of course race cars. There have been some exciting times on the track, and the 2011 will be no exception.
With the new promoters, Jim and Annette Mazur at the helm, the upcoming year is poised to be something special. Jim has raced first asphalt and then dirt for many years. His experience as a driver will serve him well in his new role as promoter (OK Annette “Co-promoter” sheesh). Jim has since retired from racing to dedicate his time to helping his son JJ race, along with building the proven Lo-line race car chassis, and running Mazur Auto.
Through all of Jim’s years of racing he has won over 100 feature races and several different track championships. During this all this time, his wife Annette of 30 long agonizing years, has been right there with him. Mind you not always because Jim wanted her there, but like the good Reverend said, “through good times and bad”. This combination gives them over 60 years of experience to see what does and doesn’t work to make a track successful. Anyone who knows Jim, knows that when he sets his mind to something, it hard to change the channel. This new challenge is no different and something Jim has attacked with passion.
What can you expect this year at Raceway5. Some of the most competitive racing in years, and some very fan friendly amenities. Jim and Annette are running 5 classes this year. Sprint 600's, Mini stocks, Street stocks, Late Model, and Sportsman Modified. The goal is to put on the best show possible for both racers and fans alike. They plan to run 15 races this year, weather permitting, starting at the end of May. The Raceway5 website (www.raceway5.com) will have current weather conditions along with many other useful tools. Please check it out. We will also be trying to send notifications when a race event is canceled or postponed due to weather via the website, and/or Facebook, twitter, or having Annette yell from atop the press box.
Some changes you will see are a slightly different layout in the pits, new victory lane, quicker turn around between races, and a pit reporter that is one handsome son-of-a-gun. Jim will have plenty of help from friends, relatives, and people that may have owed Jim a nickel from 30 years ago (you didn’t think he’d forget about something like that, did you).
In all seriousness, if you’re looking for an affordable night out with family or friends on a Saturday night this coming summer, come to Raceway5. The track will be fast, the food hot, and the beer cold. Put down the remote, the game controller and live a little. I can promise you this, if you come to race track and sit in the stands, you’ll be outside!