Opening Night This Friday!
Fife Lake, Michigan (May 21, 2013): Due To A rain Out On 5/17/13, The time has come for the much anticipated return of “Flyin Friday Nights” to the great white north of Michigan. The 3/8ths mile high banked dirt oval of Cherry Raceway located in Fife Lake, MI will begin the 2013 season this Friday night May 24th. The weekly racing divisions will include; UMP Super Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks, 4-Cylinder Warriors, and 4-Cylinder Compacts.
The 2012 season saw the point’s battle in the UMP Super Late Models come to a tie in the very end, which was between Brandon Thrilby, and Alex Beeman who were both crowned co-cherry raceway track champions. John McCaul won the UMP Modifeds division championship by way of a season high 9 feature wins. Although it was his rookie season behind the wheel of a street stock, Allen Oyer managed to finish with great consistency to win the championship. The Factory Stocks had fifteen year old Jimmy Hiller win his first career track championship with 9 wins in 2012. Finally, the two 4-cylinder divisions had a pair of first time champions the rookie Jim Durga (Warriors) and 13-year old Chris Casey (Compacts).
This Friday will be the season opener which will feature a “best looking car” contest before the races begin. Also in action will be the AUTO VALUE UMP Late Models,WELLER TRUCK PARTS UMP Modfieds, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks, 4-Cylinder Warriors, and CROSSROADS CHEVROLET 4-Cylinder Compacts. Some other dates to keep on the calendar for this year is; Friday June 7th will be “Topless Night” for UMP Modfieds, and UMP Super Late Models, and double point’s night for all classes. June 28th is Mid-Season Championship Night for all divisions, and pizza hut kid’s night. July 5th will feature the Michigan Dirt Cup Modifieds A full show will accompany them with no UMP Super Late Models. July 12th will see an “Open Wheel Special” featuring the Michigan Traditional Sprints, and the Lightening Mini Sprints. There will also be a full show with no UMP Super Late Models. August 30th will be the date of the 2013 season championship night for all racing divisions. For more information on our entire 2013 schedule, please visit www.cherryraceway.com.
Ticket Prices for Friday May 24th are: Adults (13-59): $12.00 – Seniors (60 and Over): $9.00 – Children (6-12): $5.00 – Kids (5 and Under): FREE – Pit Passes: $25.00.The Pit Gates Open at 5:00p.m. Grandstand Gates Open at 6:00p.m. Practice & Qualifying starts at 6:00pm. Then after Pre-Race Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem(s), Racing Begins at approximately at 7:30pm.
Cherry Raceway is located at: 8649 East M-113 in Fife Lake, Michigan. For more information, please call: 1 (231) 468-1477. Don’t forget to check out the track website at: www.cherryraceway.com you can also follow us on Facebook by going to: www.facebook.com/cherryraceway and clicking on the “Like” button.