Saturday portion of Shootout at the Bullring is a Must See Event

By Steven Petty

PERRY, NY – Members of the media were welcomed to the Bullring at Wyoming County International Speedway on Wednesday afternoon for Media Day, to kick off the festivities leading up to the annual Fall Shootout at the Bullring Weekend featuring the third running of the American 100.

On hand were representatives from the New York Super Stock Series (NYSS) and Wyoming County International Speedway (WCIS), discussing the fall spectacle of speed that will take place the weekend of October 14-15. WCIS Management would like to thank all those in attendance for their continued coverage and support of the racing action at the Bullring.

The Saturday portion of the Shootout at the Bullring will feature the Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100, in honor and memory of 2007 SST Modified and WCIS Champion Jim Pierce, who passed away suddenly at the age of 47 this past August. “We are truly honored to be able to show tribute to not only a fellow racer but a friend by running the Shootout SST 100 as the Jim Pierce Memorial. Jim was a respected competitor at WCIS who was not only a great racer but also one of the ‘good guys’ in racing”, stated track owner Jim Majchrzak.

A “Lucky 15” Lap Money program for the drivers will be taking place for the Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100 is being organized by Lori Overdorf. Laps are a minimum of $26 each in honor of Pierce’s racing number and are now available for purchase. Specialty awards such as Hard Charger, Hard Luck, and more are available for sponsorship as well. 100% of the lap money raised will go towards the drivers participating in the memorial race. To purchase a lap, please contact Lori at LOverdorf@hotmail.com or at 716-207-2824. In addition to the lap money, Dennis Murphy and RNE Precision are designing a custom trophy for the race winner. The SST Modifieds will compete in 10-lap qualifying races and then the Jim Pierce Memorial 100 to cap off the night.

The return of the New York Super Stock Series is also highly anticipated in the running of the Sandra Vogler 51. Last year, Chris Vogler won the emotional event, in memory of his mother. Sandra Vogler passed away back in 2005 and the Sandra Vogler Memorial race is a staple on the NYSS schedule. F/A Products, Engines and Performance Parts is presenting the final points race of the season for the NYSS as their top drivers search for their season championship. The race also marks the final race of the Northcoast 50 lap series. The NYSS will be giving away two (2) Champion Generators from SuperGen. One generator will be raffled off to an NYSS driver and the other will be raffled off to one lucky fan in the grandstands the day of the race! The NYSS will run 10-lap qualifying races and then their 51 laps A-Main.

The 6 cylinders, 4 cylinders, and Vintage Late Models will round out the Saturday night card. Pit gates will open at 8:00 am with pre-race tech inspection opening at 9:00 am. Grandstand gates will swing open at 11:00 am with racing getting underway at 2:00 pm sharp.

Registration is now open for the Shootout at the Bullring weekend by going online to
www.thebullringwcis.com and clicking on the “2017 Shootout at the Bullring” banner.

Admission on Saturday is $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for students ages 10-16 and kids under 9 are FREE. A family pass is available for $55 which includes two adults and unlimited children. Pit admission Saturday is $40 a person and a $30 SST Modified driver entry fee is required.

Fans are encouraged to follow The Bullring on Facebook and Instagram for ticket giveaways and to see who will be racing in the annual fall spectacle of speed on the racy Perry 1/3rd mile Bullring. Fans and drivers coming in from out of town are encouraged to check out the area hotels and Camping is available at WCIS all weekend long for $20.

For more information about WCIS, log online to www.thebullringwcis.com or call (585) 245-2123 or the speedway office at (585) 237-2580. You can also check out The BullRing on Facebook and Instagram.