With the 2010 Racing Season fast approaching, the Lee USA Speedway released a tentative schedule this week, which includes a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly race night change from Friday to Saturday evenings.
The 2010 Racing Season officially begins on Sunday, April 18th with the highly successful American-Canadian Tour Late Model, “ACT Governor's Cup 150”, preceded by a test and tune practice day on April 17th. All other weekly divisions will be in competition as well for the afternoon event, along with the Allison Legacy Series.
“We fully anticipate opening our weekly program on Saturday, May 1st,” states Lee USA Speedway Promoter Bob Watson. “Our attorney is working with the Town of Lee, through the court system, to ensure that we are able to hold weekly events on Saturdays this season.
“We feel that this change will benefit town residents by allowing us to complete our racing program earlier (most weeks by 9:30 PM), and it will also help alleviate some of the Friday afternoon traffic congestion on area roads. Secondly, it will allow our race teams and fans an opportunity to attend our events without having to miss work on Fridays, or face those same traffic delays.”
The speedway has been in contact with leadership of all touring series, and the feedback from them has been positive. This change will allow race fans to witness larger fields of cars for these special events with the NASCAR K & N Pro East Series, ISMA, NEMA, Pro Four, and the Modified Racing Series.
As a result, the ISMA dates have been changed because they were not available to race on Saturday of the previously scheduled weekends. The originally scheduled May event has been changed to June 5th, with the ISMA Classic being moved from August 13th to a very tentative date of September 11th.
Lee USA Speedway anticipates that the change to Saturday night racing will be finalized before the Lilac Mall Auto Show in Rochester, NH on March 19th - 21st. More than 20 race teams will have their cars on display for this event, with management on hand from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM on March 20th, to allow teams to register for the 2010 season.
Once finalized, Saturday night racing will start at 6:00 PM weekly, beginning on May 1st. Lee USA Speedway promises an exciting new NASCAR season, which includes the new “Car Soccer”, a Triple Crown Series, the PASS 200 for Super Late Models, and the Lance Davis Memorial Street Stock event. The 2010 Racing Season once again concludes with the annual Oktoberfest Weekend on October 22nd - 24th.