Canaan, NH — In a surprising development, a first ever race has been agreed upon by True Value Modified Racing Series president and founder, Jack Bateman, and Bruce Richards, promoter of the famed Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York. The event will take place in 2010.
Richards made the announcement Wednesday night in a pre-race drivers meeting at his 4/10 mile speedway. It will mark the first time the sixth year series will compete outside of New England.
John Hoyt, series race director, confirmed Wednesday night that negotiations have been ongoing with an actual race date to be finalized. “It looks like it will be in April or the very beginning of May. That is still to be worked out. Jack and Bruce have been going back and forth and something will be announced soon,” stated Hoyt.
Several speedway operators throughout the northeast and Canada have approached Bateman in the last three years with an interest in booking race dates with the popular modified series. Bateman declined wanting the series to build a stronger foundation in New England and that has happened.
The Canaan, N.H. based series is already at work on the 2010 schedule.” It is our hope to have a schedule out early this off season” said Hoyt.
Richards disclosed recently his intent to take up the clay track this fall and prepare the popular speedway for asphalt competition with several events including the 2010 ACT season opener.
Sources: John Spence, Sr,/True Value Modified Racing Series PR