56th Season Opener this Saturday June 13th 2020. $300 to Win for the Winged & Wingless 600's as well as the Winged 270's with 12+ cars per class. Also racing will be the C&C Archery Restricted 600's,125cc micros, Quarter midgets as well as go karts. Anyone is welcome to come in the pits. Grandstand seating not open due to NYS regulations. All people entering our facility must sign and turn in the COVID-19 Waiver to have access to our facility. If you do not you will not be allowed to enter.
Update from the speedway. Snow has halted clay delivery and work at the speedway. We currently have 54 loads of clay delivered. When the weather permits we will start hauling the balance of 36 loads bringing the total to 90 loads. In the 56 year history of the club we have never put this much clay on at one time. We are excited to have a premier surface to finalize our track expansion making it THE PLACE TO RACE in 2020. With a weekly purse of $300 to win, it also makes us the best paying micro sprint track in NY STATE. Stay tuned to our Facebook page, twitter and our website lrspeedway.com on updates of the next work event.
We NEED as many hands on deck as possible this Saturday.
We will be pounding in the posts for turns 1 & 2 and the front stretch with the help of our friends at Pavilion Drainage. Todd will be at the track at 9am with their post-pounding truck. We need to maximize this opportunity.
Please bring your tools with you - If you have an impact gun bring it! We will also need 1-1/4 and 15/16 sockets and wrenches. Grinders and torches might come in handy. Anything that you can throw in your vehicle that we might need, bring it The more people with tools the more that we can get done! We developed a system last year that really worked. We set a post, set a rail, and then set the next post. We plan to continue on until the first course is complete around turns 1 & 2 and the front stretch. Each piece of guardrail weighs roughly 100 pounds. If we can get several teams of people to do the work it will help us to keep going at a good pace. Last time it worked so well, because we had a lot of people lending a hand. If we have enough people we could even have a team working on the second course while the team with the truck is setting the first rail. We just need people and tools.
We need your help! This is a very important part of the project. We had a great crew last year– We could really use that many hands again! Please dress for the weather. It is still expected to be cold and snowing. Boots, gloves and lots of layers are a must. We will have heat in the trailer.
Lunch will be provided. This is a pivotal moment in the project and it will be hard work. I’m asking all members, fans or people looking to help out to please do.
See you all THIS SATURDAY to continue to make OUR facility the best there is and the place to race in 2020.
Our Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 23rd at J.W. Jones Hall in Caledonia. Tickets may be purchased by mailing a check as described below. They may also be purchased at upcoming workdays and at the October Club Meeting. Please purchase your tickets by November 15th so that we may let the caterer know how many people will be attending.
Today Mother Nature won. A handful of us showed up to continue with what we had been working on yesterday, but it was too wet to get the equipment on the track or to continue painting. So we worked on the plumbing in the concession stand. Butch Coffey tidied up the garage a bit and helped me wire in the new hot water tank. Nick Fauci worked on cleaning up some of the materials that are currently scattered around the grounds. Friday night – Rob & Jessica VanDyne and I finished up the tire kicker fence. On Saturday Chip Ayres was there with his excavator and he dug a series of trenches for us to run the rest of the electric. Mark DeRue and Irene Fink helped me with the conduit; they also marked off the spots for the trackside parking. We had a crew of guys hanging fence all day and well into the night – Rob VanDyne, Shawn Freeland, Dennis Cummings, Don Resch, Jerry McAllister, Dave Farnan, and Jake Starr completed turn four and the back stretch. There is just a little to tie in, in turn two. We still have to hang the rest of the front stretch. The ladies worked on painting the block – Jessica VanDyne, Kaydon VanDyne, Kylie VanDyne and Makayla Smith did a great job! It looks much cleaner. Kaydon and Makayla joined the guardrail painting team of Mark DeRue, Ricky Francis and Irene Fink and began the tedious task of alternating between black and white panels. They completed turn four. It’s gonna look sharp when it is all done. Mark also helped me to wire the disconnect switch in the garage for pit lighting. Ricky tamped the ground along the panels making it much easier for the crew to paint. During all of this Jim Howard was working the track surface. Like he says - it’s gonna be fast. Thank you to Mark Potter and Mark Potter II for bringing us a delicious home cooked pasta lunch.
These names probably look quite familiar. They’ve been there all winter. Thank you to all of you for donating your time. We still have a lot to do and we are just 20 days out. We’ll be there on Saturday; some will be there during the week here and there. We need help. There is a lot to do and just not enough people to do it and do it correctly. We’ve been working hard to make the facility the premiere track in Western New York. We are close to accomplishing that. We will accomplish it, but it will happen a lot faster if we get more help.
Please join me in welcoming back C&C Archery as the named sponsor of our 600cc Sportsman Class. Located at 7149 West Main Street in Le Roy, C & C Archery and Sporting Goods is the source for all of your archery needs. They have a year round indoor archery range and a wide selection of bows, arrows and everything else that you might need to be successful in the archery world. The shop is owned and operated by Mike Valencia an accomplished finger shooter. You may know Mike as the guy that was primarily hooking wrecks off the track last year on race night with our little blue tractor. Mike is also the Facilities Director at Meyer’s RV Superstores Limerock Speedway and has played an integral role in the track expansion project. He has generously sponsored the Sportsman Class for many years. He even bought the crew dinner Saturday night. Thank you, Mike for your continued support of the sport.
Whether you are an experienced shooter or brand new to the sport, C&C Archery and Sporting Goods is the perfect place to upgrade your gear. Stop by and see Mike.
I am pleased to announce our newest Returning Track Sponsor for the 2019 season at Meyer’s RV Superstores Limerock Speedway: Blum Brothers Customs.
They are located at 2901 Telephone Road, right here in Caledonia.
They specialize in:
• Custom Fabrication
• Welding Repairs
Their team (Lee Blum, Nathan Blum, and Bryan Scott) has over 70 years of combined experience with providing fabrication and machining work for agricultural equipment, construction equipment and a lot more! If you can think it up – They can probably make it happen. They even make things like fire pits complete with a cooking grate that can swing out of the way or be removed completely.
In addition to the sponsorship package price listed to have their banner proudly displayed trackside for the 2019 Season, they included an additional donation to help the track with the expansion project. Thank you! I’ve known these guys forever – We grew up together in Fowlerville. They are great guys that are hardworking and tremendously talented at what they do. And Nate is a force to be reckoned with when he is on the track.
To schedule their services for your next custom fabrication or welding project, call (585) 519-5953 or visit them at http://www.blumbrotherscustoms.com/
Please welcome our newest returning sponsor Davis Trailer World and Country Mall. Located at 1640 Main Street in York, they have a HUGE selection of trailers including horse, cattle, cargo, utility, dump, lightweight & heavy duty trailers. They sell & install hitches, brake controls, parts, and truck & trailer accessories. If that’s not enough, they would also love to outfit you with a great pair of boots, western outfit, work or casual outerwear.
They pride themselves as being full service, not self-service, working alongside their customers every step of the way. When you purchase a trailer through them – They will even complete all of your DMV paperwork AND go to the DMV for you! Now that’s full service!
Their banner will be hanging proudly again at The Rock this season. Stop by and check out their store. They are friendly people with 30 years of experience helping the customer choose the right trailer to meet their needs. You can check them out here: www.davistrailerworld.com
We would like to welcome our newest class sponsor: The HYPER RACING, EVO INJECTED WINGLESS 600S. Thank you Hyper Racing for supporting Meyer’s RV Superstores Limerock Speedway.
A ton of work was done today. We finished putting up the second and third rows of guardrail up where we put the posts in last week. (All along the new turns 3 and 4, in front of the concession stand, and lining the entrance and exit ramps.) We had a great crew of guys today. We were able to have a few teams working simultaneously. This helped us to really bang it out. Jake Starr, Rob VanDyne, Mike Fauci, Nick Fauci, Mike Gavin, Shawn Freeland, Rick Francis, Jerry McAllister, Dave Farnan, Randy Goetz, Jan Lynch, Chip Ayres, Don Resch and I were all hanging the guardrail. We placed over 60 pieces. Mike Valencia was busy in the concession stand reworking the layout with the new cabinetry, it’s really starting to take shape.
Thank you to the ladies for picking up the lunch. (Irene, Kaitlyn and Kaydon) A huge thank you to Michelle McAllister Burr who treated us to pizza from Daffy’s all the way from Maryland!
Our goal was to get the guardrail up by the end of the month. With the exception of two sections that need to be dug out to add the bottom row, we have done that.
Memberships are starting to roll in – Just a reminder they are due by March 16th if you’d like the discounted price. $75 for a family membership, $50 for a single membership. We also have started to receive orders for the Limerock Then and Now Book. Thank you to the Dorans, Whitesides and Buchanans for placing their orders and including an additional donation to be put towards the purchase of clay. We’ve been pricing clay, and it’s going to be a large investment. But it is a very much needed step in this project. If you’d like to order a book please go to http://www.lrspeedway.com/limerock-then-and-now-order-form.html and download the order form and return it by March 31st.
Thank you to everyone that was there today. Limerock is going to be the place to be this season, and it’s because of the hardworking membership.
A tremendous amount of work was done this weekend. On Saturday Nick Fauci and Dave Farnan unbolted a bunch of rail in preparation for today. Rob Lovejoy and Shawn cleaned out some more stuff in the garage. Rob VanDyne and I installed overhead shelving in the storage trailer to get items that would not be needed in the near future out of the way. The garage is now ready for when we begin work fabricating the fence posts. It is so clear that we were actually able to park the blue tractor in it today.
This morning Todd from Pavilion Drainage brought the truck over and spent the day with us pounding in the remainder of the posts. We installed the posts along the front stretch by the concession stand and lined the new entrance ramp. The new turns three and four is lined all the way down to the new exit. We put up 33 pieces of guardrail and all of the posts to support it. Chip hopped on the bulldozer and smoothed out the embankment behind the new turns. We are so blessed to have guys like this with the knowledge and the equipment to make this process easier.
There was a great crew on hand slinging guard rail and posts all day including the following: Jake Star, Chip Ayres, Rob VanDyne, Shawn Freeland, Mark Preston, Tony Marianetti, Jerry McAllister, Jay Evans, Nick Fauci, Mike Fauci, Mike Valencia, Mike Gavin and Phil Ellinwood. Special thanks to Mark Kilroy and Danny Knoll II for delivering lunch from Pizza Land, and to Irene Fink for bringing brownies and shooting photos of the day.
We are expecting milder weather this coming week. We have 2 courses of guardrail to put up on the posts that we installed today. If the ground thaws enough, we’ll dig out where we need to put the third row up in turn 2. It will be a great time to come out and checkout the progress and to lend a hand. We have a lot of guardrail to put up and it goes much faster when we have a few crews working on it.
Thank you to everyone that was there this weekend to help out. Take a look at the pics – We have a lot to be proud of as a club.
Have you been to The Rock in the last week? If not, I guarantee it looks way different than your last visit. On Saturday we reinforced the guardrail on the backstretch and finished hanging the third row of guardrail on the existing posts. There is a small section that will need digging out before we can hang the last few pieces in turn 2. There was a bit of prep that had to happen first. Mike Fauci was there at 7:30am bracing up the guardrail that had tilted under the extreme wind conditions during the week. Mike Valencia and Shawn Freeland were there to assist as well. Thank you all. Mike Valencia single handedly moved all of the posts up onto the race surface to make room for the next round of fill. Thank you, Mike! Shawn Freeland, Tony Marianetti, Jerry McAllister and Rob VanDyne torched and cut the old bolts on the guardrail that we were going to hang. Thank you guys! The crew hanging the rails included: Rob VanDyne, Shawn Freeland, Tony Marianetti, Jerry McCallister, John Kreckman, Ricky Francis, Mike Fauci and Mike Valencia. These guys were there putting up the guardrail on one of the coldest days yet. I hung the panel on the pole for our main power. Mike F., Mike V., Irene Fink and Kaydon VanDyne were all there to lend a hand. We all took a much needed lunch break and enjoyed piping hot baked ziti, bread and butter, cookies and snickerdoodles courtesy of Paula McAllister. Thank you so much. It was just what we needed to keep going on a cold day!
Rob and I returned on Sunday and made some much needed upgrades to the garage. We now have new LED lighting in the interior garage area and a new LED security light outside mounted above the overhead door. The switches inside the tower to control these as well as the scales and its light have been reworked. No longer will we be using the breaker panel like light switches.
Jake Starr met the trucks from Farrell Landscaping at the track this morning to direct them as to where to dump the 10 loads of fill that we ordered to get ready for the next session of post pounding. We’ll use this dirt to construct the exit and entrance ramps this week as well as support the guardrail posts. Thank you to Chad at Farrell Landscaping for being able to deliver when we needed it.
Please keep an eye here for updates. Weather dependent we are hoping to wrap up pounding in the posts this weekend. When the truck from Pavilion Drainage is coming we’ll need another good crew to help out. I’ll post details here when we know when that will be. When you plan to come out, please keep the following in mind: Dress for the weather – It is still expected to be cold. Boots, gloves and lots of layers are a must. We will have a propane heater fired up in the garage to get warm by, as well as a kerosene heater in the office trailer.
When the truck is with us again we will use the system that we developed the last time that worked well. We are setting posts and the top rail of guardrail as we go. We plan to continue on until the first course is complete around the perimeter of the speedway. Each piece of guardrail weighs roughly 80 pounds. If we can get several teams of people to do the work it will help us to keep going at a good pace. Last time it worked so well, because we had a lot of people lending a hand. If we have even more people and tools the second and third courses could go up right behind the first.
Tools needed: If you have an impact gun, bring it! Got a grinder – Bring that too! We will also need 1-1/4 and 15/16 sockets and wrenches.
We could also use the help of someone to bring food for the troops. We are hoping to continue to have a decent turnout from our membership each weekend. The crew will be working up an appetite out in the elements. This portion of the project is hard physical work. A warm meal, hot chocolate delivery etc. would be a great help. Even if you can’t deliver it personally but are willing to cover the cost that would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me if you’d be able to help with this. Thank you again to all that have been helping however they can. I continue to be proud to be a member of this club, and I hope that you are too.
This weekend we got a lot accomplished. The second row of guardrail went up on the new posts that line the back stretch. Thank you to the following: Jake Starr, Rob VanDyne, Rob Lovejoy, Andy Smith, Josh Ames, Jacob Lynch, Jan Lynch, Mike Fauci, Nick Fauci, Greg Fraser, Jack Fraser, and Mark Preston. These guys were torching holes, swinging sledges, hoisting up and fastening piece after piece of the guardrail. While this was going on Chip Ayres, Mike Fauci and I removed the old breaker box from the pole. The power is back up in the garage as well as the concession stand. Thank you also to Irene Fink and Kaydon VanDyne for being our runners. They took a trip to Crocker’s to pick up some supplies and handled the food delivery. An extra special thanks to Ray Sand Jr. he contributed the cash to cover lunch for a very hungry crew! Thank you all! It was a very cold day, and you all chose to spend it at the track helping to get us closer to being ready for the 2019 Season.
The work continued on Sunday in much nicer weather. Mike Valencia and Rob VanDyne sorted the remaining guardrail that we have into piles based on its condition. Jake and I were there as well. The four of us discussed more details of how we plan to install the new fencing. We discussed other options regarding upgrades to the layout of the facility. I also cleaned up the work bench that I messed up the day before. The same one that Rob had gotten well organized during the week. 😉
Please keep an eye here for updates. Weather dependent we might wrap up pounding the posts this weekend. When the truck is coming we’ll need another good crew to help out. I’ll post details here when we know. Even if the truck isn’t coming – We have lots to do. We purchased 1250 feet of guardrail today from our friends at Pavilion Drainage. The guardrail is in 25 foot sections weighing roughly 200 lbs each. Thank you to the guys that are hauling and unloading this stuff right now – Mike Valencia, Rob VanDyne and Shawn Freeland. We might need to disassemble this batch in order to put it up. When you plan to come out, please keep the following in mind: Dress for the weather – It is still expected to be cold. Boots, gloves and lots of layers are a must. We will have a propane heater fired up in the garage to get warm by, as well as a kerosene heater in the office trailer.
When the truck is with us again we will use the system that we developed the last time that worked well. We setting posts and the top rail of guardrail as we go. We plan to continue on until the first course is complete around the perimeter of the speedway. Each piece of guardrail weighs roughly 100 pounds. If we can get several teams of people to do the work it will help us to keep going at a good pace. Last time it worked so well, because we had a lot of people lending a hand.
Tools needed: If you have an impact gun, bring it! Got a grinder – Bring that too! We will also need 1-1/4 and 15/16 sockets and wrenches.
We could also use the help of someone to bring food for the troops. We are hoping to continue to have a decent turnout from our membership each weekend. The crew will be working up an appetite out in the elements. This portion of the project is hard physical work. A warm meal, hot chocolate delivery etc. would be a great help. Please contact me if you’d be able to help with this. Thank you again to all that have been helping however they can. I am proud to be a member of this club.
We put in a full day today at The Rock. In preparation Mike Valencia spent four hours yesterday pumping out the lake in the infield so that we could dig the trench to the closest infield light pole. Jake Starr finished pumping it out this morning. Chip Ayres was there bright and early with his excavator. Mike DeRue and Rob VanDyne did miracle work in the garage. They cleared out a ton of junk that was piled up. They removed the refrigerator and now just need to take the doors off so that it can be taken to the dump. Rob took the four wheeler home to begin the repairs that are needed to get it up and running for the spring. We actually have some floor space now which will be a huge help as we work through the winter and need a place to stand to get out of the cold for a bit. Mike D., Mike Fauci and Jay Evans joined, Chip, Jake and I in the trench work. We not only dug the trench, but we ran the new electric lines and conduit and back filled the trench. Jim Howard stopped by to discuss the plans to begin shaping the new track surface. Mike D. also treated us to a Pizza Land pizza for lunch. Also Thank You to Rhonda fir delivering the special key that was needed.
Since our last update - Last weekend I got the panel in the concession stand ready to be tied back in at the pole by Lauterborn. I ran the ground wire and I connected the new main lines at the box. Over in the old tower I removed the old box. A new one is in place and grounded. I still have a number of lines to reconnect, but we are in much better shape. Yesterday, Jeff Erwin delivered 10 pieces of guardrail that he secured. Rob met him at the track and helped him to unload it. This is a huge contribution. Thank you, Jeff for getting the guardrail and delivering it!
Thank you to this entire crew. They all took time away from their families this holiday season to get this crucial part of the project completed. If you see them – Give them a pat on the back. We’ll be back at it tomorrow. I’ll be working on wiring up the panel in the tower and we could still use help sorting the guardrail into piles that will be easily identifiable in the snow.
On Wednesday morning I had the unique opportunity to watch The Rock be surveyed. Mark DeRue and Bob McGrail of Warren McGrail Surveyors were there plotting the positions needed to guide us into the next phase of our expansion. As a result we have the points marked that show where the race surface will start and end. We now have drawings that show the old race surface versus the new complete with measurements for setting up the radius of the turns properly. We have the measurements of the existing elevations and instructions for the team to utilize when setting up the banking of the new race surface. There are a series of stakes in the ground showing where the guardrail will be. If you look through these pictures, the stakes in the fill pile denote where the guardrail will be in turns 3 and 4. Following this plan our track will be somewhere between an 1/5 and ¼ mile distance. (Almost double our 1/8th mile.)
The club is so fortunate to have such great connections within our membership. If you need land surveyed these guys are the ones to call. They are friendly and knowledgeable. Mark’s business card is the last pic in the album. Thank you Mark, Bob and Warren for your assistance!
This weekend we got some critical tasks out of the way. We took down all of the old poles that needed to be removed. Mark Preston and Dave Farnan worked their tails off dismantling a ton of guardrail. Mike Fauci, Nick Fauci, Jake, Starr worked as a great team removing the old poles. I worked on wiring up the concession stand panel. Kaydon Vandyne was an excellent runner helping to get things that I needed during the wiring process.
I met with Mike Lauterborn at 8:15 this morning to set the new main power pole. Nick and Mike, and I helped Mike L. to set the new pole. Mike, Nick and Mark also worked some more on sorting the guardrail. We definitely have a bunch of guardrail that will need to be replaced. We still have more to sort so that we can find it when the snow returns. I will finish wiring up the new breaker panel in the old scoring tower, hopefully this week. Mike L. will return when we are ready to tie the new power lines in at the pole. Now that the poles have been removed we can begin shaping the new track surface.
Thank you to everyone that came out this weekend. If everyone pitched in even half as much as these guys and Kaydon do we’d be in great shape.
Just a reminder – Our awards banquet will be held on January 26th. Tickets are on sale now:
$25 per person * $15 for children 12 and under.
Checks should be made out to Tri-County Racing Club, Inc.
Please mail your payment to:
Bill Coffey at 2576 Anderson Road, Linwood, New York 14486 by January 5th.
Please include instructions as to where to mail your tickets to.
Today the weather was milder enabling us to get a lot done with just a few people. I spent the day in the lift removing powerlines, old speakers and light fixtures. On the ground John Kreckman positioned the lift at each new location which was sometimes pretty tricky. He managed to get it level each time. Mark Preston helped with the leveling, hitching the lift back up to the truck, and rolling up a ton of downed cable. Irene Fink was there helping to level the lift. She arrived with Christmas cookies and her camera to document the progress. Kaydon Vandyne and Miranda Goetz also stopped by and provided comic relief.
The facility is going to look so much cleaner with the majority of the power run under ground. As we have worked on removing different power runs we are seeing that some of this work was definitely due. The wiring in spots was so old it was cracked with bare spots showing and you could see where it had arced. This week Mike Lauterborn will be back to install a new power pole where the main power lines come in from the road to the facility. This was needed to be done as the old pole that is there is 40 years old and is rotted.
Next Saturday we could really use help dismantling the guardrail and sorting it into stacks based on the condition of the pieces. If you’d like to help with this please bring tools to dismantle or cut the bolts off while taking care not to damage the guardrail. 1-1/4 or larger sockets, impact guns, grinders and torches are some of what we need.
This weekend we disconnected the power to the old scoring tower and the concession stand. I would like to thank Mike Lauterborn with Lauterborn Electric for coming out last night. Thank you also for your guidance with the electric on this project. We rented a lift again this weekend which enabled us to remove a bunch of old lines to the white scoring tower and to one of the light poles. We also removed an old quartz light fixture. We made the decision to replace the breaker box in the base of the scoring tower. I picked up a replacement this morning so that we are ready to wire everything in fresh.
Unfortunately we didn’t have enough people to organize taking apart the railing. We need folks to bring hand torches with them if you have them. Thank you to Dom Mangione for showing up this morning to help. Thank you also to Kaydon VanDyne for stopping by in the afternoon looking to help. Irene Fink and Jake Starr helped position the lift so that I could go up and cut down old lines and fixtures. Thank you to Chelsey Robinson for offering to bring food, since I was the only one there around lunchtime I asked her to hold off.
Tomorrow we plan to start around 11am. If we can get a crew together we can start taking the guard rail apart. I have banquet tickets in my possession for sale, so if you stop by you can purchase yours tomorrow.
We started early this morning doing our best to take advantage of the beautiful weather and the use of the equipment that we borrowed and rented for the weekend. We really could have used more hands, but those who did show up worked hard. The day began with a trip into the pond to pump out some of the standing water. Chip Ayres brought the excavator down and we dug two trenches roughly 5 feet deep. The first trench runs from the power pole in the pits to the concession stand 300'. The other runs from the pole to the old white tower 120'. We ran the power lines in these two locations today. This meant taking the power line and sheathing it in the black conduit that we removed from around the track last week. For the concession stand run John Kreckman, Jan Lynch, Jacob Lynch, Dennis Cummings, Irene Fink, Kaitlyn Fink, and I pulled the cable through the conduit which was a very physical task. Chip pulled the last bit through for us with the excavator and Jake came back just in time to put the last length of conduit on the end. We buried the power as well as warning tape.
John also worked up in the lift taking down old power lines so that we can get ready to remove the unneeded poles. Irene and Kaitlyn brought pizza for the crew and finished emptying the fridge. Chip, Jan, Jacob, Dennis and I moved the grease receptacle so that we had access to where the power comes into the building.
The second run to the tower was tackled by John, Jan, Jacob, Chip, Jake, Dennis and myself. The line was run and is buried. We worked past dark and we are all pretty beat. Thank you all for your hard work today.
Next week the weather does not look nearly as favorable, but we will be back at it again on Saturday at 10am. I hope to see you there.
The expansion work continued at the track this afternoon. We rented a lift from Cedar Street Rentals to disconnect the power from the poles that will be removed. Thank you to Jake Starr, Mike Valencia and Randy Goetz for your work today.
Work will start early tomorrow. Chip Ayres is bringing the excavator and we will dig the trenches necessary to bury the conduit for the relocated power lines. John Kreckman will be up in the lift disconnecting the old power lines. It’s is guaranteed to be a mud pit tomorrow, so if you plan to join us on this super warm day please wear your boots! We will need help disassembling the guardrail and we will also start to take inventory of what we have. We’ll need the good pieces separated from the bad, so that we know how much more we’ll need to acquire. I hope to see you there!
We held our Annual Meeting today at The American Legion in Le Roy. We elected in new officers to the board. Going into the 2019 season our board is made up of the following:
President: Jake Starr
Vice President: Billy Coffey
Secretary: Vikki Powell
Treasurer: Rhonda Fauci
Facilities Director: Mike Valencia
Member-at-Large: Mike Fauci
Member-at-Large: Irene Fink
Member-at-Large: Rob VanDyne
Member-at-Large: Andy Smith
Thank you to Darlene Stymus, Andrea Farnan, and Chad Bailey for their service in 2018 on the board.
Our Annual Meeting will be held at the American Legion in Le Roy this coming Saturday - December 1st at 10am. All members are encourage to attend.
In addition to conducting our regular monthly business, we will elect officers of the club as well as have banquet tickets for sale at this meeting. The banquet will be held on January 26th at 6pm at the Scottsville Fire Department Rental Hall, 387 Scottsville-Mumford Road. We will also provide an update on the track expansion progress thus far.
Here are the positions up for election:
President (2-Year Term): Jake Starr is the only candidate running.
Secretary (2-Year Term): Vicki Powell is the only candidate running.
Facilities Director (2-Year Term): Mike Valencia is the only candidate running.
Member-at-Large (1-Year Term)
Member-at-Large (2-Year Term)
Member-at-Large (2-Year Term)
Three of the following candidates will be elected to fill the three remaining Member-at-Large Seats:
The following board members will continue into the 2019 season:
Vice President: Billy Coffey
Treasurer: Rhonda Fauci
Member-at-Large: Mike Fauci
Thank you to Andrea Farnan, Darlene Stymus, and Chad Bailey for their service on the board in the 2018 Season.
If you are unable to attend our meeting you can still vote. Please see absentee ballot form below. This must be notarized and giving to a board member prior to our club meeting.
We had a very productive day today at the Rock. Early on Mike Valencia and I picked up bricks. The clean 53’ trailer got used for the purpose that it was installed for – Mike V. and I put the golf cart in there, and Ricky Francis and Shawn Freeland got the Kubota up and running and parked it in there too. It will be great to be able to properly store our equipment again this winter. Thank you again to the team that cleaned that beast yesterday. Mike V., Shawn, Ricky and Kyle Morrow got all of the PVC out from around the track. Nick and Mike Fauci plucked more fence posts with the loader. Thank you, again Andy Vargo for letting us use this powerful machine. Shawn, Ricky, Vikki Powell, Mark Preston and I removed the remainder of the fencing in turn 4. Vikki ran the grinder like a pro, cutting old cable that she and Irene Fink tore out. I removed more electric wire. Shawn torched some stubborn guardrail so that it could get towed away. The freezers were emptied by Kaydon VanDyne, Makayla Smith, and Irene. This will enable us to cut power to the foodstand this week. Thank you to Rob VanDyne for letting us use his jumpbox while he was in a tree-stand. Thank you all for your hard work. We accomplished a lot due to the influx of manpower and the milder weather. Everyone should be proud of their efforts this weekend.
We plan to work again next weekend on both Saturday, 12/1 & Sunday, 12/2. Saturday’s work day will start in the afternoon after our club meeting. We will be holding our Annual Meeting on Saturday at 10am at the American Legion in Le Roy. All members are encouraged to attend. At this meeting we will elect the new officers of the club. We had a great turn out at the last club meeting – I look forward to seeing everyone this coming weekend as well. If you plan to help at the track on a workday it is essential that you dress for the weather. The place is a giant mud-hole, and boots are a must.
Guardrail and electrical supplies are currently at the top of our wish list. If you have any leads regarding reasonably priced or free materials please call or message Billy Coffey.
Today was a very productive day. The rain provided challenges, but it was a nice change to not be freezing the whole time that we worked. It began with me installing a new led fixture in the back room of the concession stand. This is a storage room that was really in need of cleaning out. Vicki Powell and Makayla Smith cleared out a bunch of junk in there and organized the rest of the contents – It looks great! Thank you, ladies! They then moved on to cleaning out the 53’ storage trailer. With the help of Ricky Francis and Shawn Freeland the trailer is now clear of a lot of miscellaneous junk. Nick Fauci took loads of the junk to the dumpster with the loader. Thank you to Andy Vargo for letting us use this amazing machine. Thank you Mike Fauci for driving it back to the track again. The trailer is so clear that can now store equipment in it again. This will make it much easier to get the bottom of the tower under control in the coming weeks.
Mike DeRue and Randy Goetz disassembled more guardrail today from the back stretch. Shawn and Ricky took apart the remaining guardrail in the pits. John Kreckman and I removed more speaker and traffic light wiring. Mike Fauci, Mike Valencia and Nick removed Fence Posts. Jake Starr and Randy rolled up fencing. The track provided pizza and wings for the team to refuel and warm up. Mike DeRue brought delicious Peanut Butter Bars, and Irene Fink contributed some tasty brownies. After lunch Irene and Mike Valencia drained and wiped down the fryers. Nick, Mike F., and Jake pulled the infield pump.
Thank you to everyone that helped out today. It was great to see some new faces. We got a lot accomplished.
We’ll be back at it again tomorrow at 10am. The weather is supposed to be even milder tomorrow. If you are joining us - Please remember to dress for the weather. Boots are recommended the grounds are still very muddy. Tools are needed: Grinders, Sawzalls, portable band saws, impact guns, socket sets up to a 1 ¼”, hand tools, shovels, rakes, hammers, wood saws, metal saws, welding equipment, portable air compressors, large wrenches, large sockets, any type of tool.
We could still use more of the following:
4” x 2” rectangular steel tubing
Scrap steel (Square tubing/round tubing /flat stock etc.)
3/8 inch cable
PVC conduit any size
URD cable 4/0 and other sizes
UF romex 12/2 14/2
If you have any leads regarding reasonably priced or free materials please call or message Billy Coffey
Thank You to Phil at Pavilion Drainage Supply Company for giving us a great deal on the metal posts we needed for our track expansion project. For all your guardrail and steel post needs give them a call at 585-584-3261