EVANS MILLS, NY – This past weekend, the gates swung open at Evans Mills Speedway for the first of two preseason practices leading up to the speedway’s April 30th season opener. Another practice is slated for Saturday, April 22, before the 3/8 mile asphalt oval goes to its regular Sunday program.
For the first time, Mills Modified crate engine asphalt Modifieds turned laps on the track. Randy Brunelle got some laps in, as he prepares to move from the Pro Stock division to the new class. Brunelle was the winningest Pro Stock driver in 2016, and is always looking to be a top contender in any division he competes in. Terry Gardner was also among those taking advantage of the practice time. Gardner will also be making the move up from the Pro Stocks, but will also compete regularly in the Legends class.
Though Gardner concentrated his efforts for the day on his Modified, the Legends class was still well represented, with a number of drivers in attendance. Nate Plantz, who finished tenth in points for the 2016 season, took to the track to shake down a new car. Dalton Rombough, who picked up two wins in 2016 turned several laps in preparation of the upcoming season. Also among those on hand was Breanne Gilligan, who is looking to improve on her fifth place points finish in 2016. Rookie Bryan Chirico, who is new to both the Legends division and Evans Mills Speedway, turned his first laps as well.
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