Below Freezing Temperatures Delay Opening Day Until 04/26/14
We are so excited to begin our 2014 racing season. Unfortunately...... Yesterday's icy snow and last night, tonight and tomorrow night's below freezing temperatures have put an end to our plans to open this Saturday.
We cannot get the water turned on with the temperatures below freezing and without water, we cannot complete the track prep and get everything ready for our first Test & Tune. So we will not be opening this Saturday.
Our first T&T is now scheduled for Saturday, 04/26 (weather permitting).
We wish everyone a very Happy Easter and look forward to seeing you next weekend.
Skyview Drags Announces its 2014 Racing Schedule
SKYVIEW DRAGS 10th ANNIVERSARY SEASON!
Skyview Drags opened its 1/8-mile drag strip in July of 2004. This year marks the 10th anniversary in business and Skyview‘s racing schedule returns to its roots in 2014. “Our emphasis this year is going to be on Bracket Racing & more Bracket Racing,” said Skyview’s Track Director Amy Culver. “We’ve done a lot of big shows in the past and tried to bring in a lot of special events and while they’ve been a lot of fun to do, we wanted this season, our 10th year in the business, to focus on our racers and their Bracket Racing programs.”The track will host the Chad Wilcox Bike/Sled Shootout, the Junior Dragster Shootout, and their very popular Old School Nostalgia Night, feature the Pro Stick Racing Series. The remainder of the weekly racing season will include the Northern Summer Nationals 2-day event; Skyview’s 10th Annual Blowout race to celebrate their anniversary; The Mid-Season double points race; The Labor Day weekend 2-day event; and the Halloween Classic 2-day event to finish up the racing season. The track is also pleased to announce the return of the Girls Gone Racing event and the Ironman Classic race.
2013 Skyview Drags Super Pro Track Champion Carl Drake, Jr.!
What would you call a race season where you blew up 2 motors and 10 transmissions in your stable of race cars? Well for the Drake family racing team, at least one member calls it his first ever track championship season!
CJ Drake, from Binghamton, NY, started his Super Pro drag racing career when he got his license at just 16 years of age. From the time he was 16 until he was 20, Drake raced approximately 5 times. “I’m from a racing family and really wanted to race, but at that age, I was just more interested in girls and other sports,” said Drake. But the racing bug finally bit Drake big time when he was 21 years of age. His dad bought him a car and Drake won his first race at his new home track, Skyview Drags in Tioga Center, NY. The very next week, Drake won a 20k race at Atco Dratgway in Atco, NJ and a drag racer was born.
For the Drake family, racing is a family sport spent on the road for weeks at a time. They’ve been running the racing circuit for years now. Although Drake calls Skyview Drags home, he is often racing all over the country for the big money. “I’ve never had the chance to run for a track championship because we miss so many weeks. It’s hard to accumulate points when you miss 7 or 8 races because of other commitments,” said Drake.
2014 PIT SPACE RENTAL!
2014 Season Pit Spaces
All unpaid pit spaces will become available on DECEMBER 20, 2013 on a first-come-first-served basis.
To reserve your space, contact Amy at 607-687-9392.
RESERVED PIT SPACES MUST BE PAID FOR ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 19TH.
Skyview Wraps Up The 2013 Points Season!
races on Sunday to be held.The morning started with the June 1st make up race. Round 1 of all classes were completed, but the race was cancelled during buy backs. This allowed racers to enter that lost 1st round, or new entries, to get back into 2nd round after making it through buy backs. Super Pro: Carl Drake Sr of Binghamton NY earned an overdue Skyview Super Pro win in the make up race after defeating Steve Morton of Cortland NY in an all door car final. Drake dialed 6.75, went .535 on the tree running 6.779 ET on his dial. Morton, dialed 6.06, went .495 red on the tree, turning the win light on for Drake (Morton: 6.094 ET). Semi final honors of the make up race went to Gene Stankivitz.
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