‘The Ridge’ To Award $11,000 In Point Fund Money For 2017 Racing Season
October 20, 2017 (Fultonville, NY) DTD Article – Today Glen Ridge promoters Mike Parillo and Ray Sefrin announced that they will give out $11,000 in point fund money to five divisions of regular weekly racers. Each division champion will be awarded $1,000 plus trophies and the remainder of the money will be given out to the second through fifth place in points in the five weekly divisions from Crate Modifieds to Sr. Sling Shots.
When they (Parillo and Sefrin) took over at Glen Ridge the duo looked for a way to come up with an incentive for racers and fans to come to their Sunday night track. They dropped the adult admission price to $8, offered $6 for seniors, and committed to providing good affordable food at the concession stands.
For the racers they came up with an idea for a point fund that didn’t include the normal 50/50 contributions. They collected a $10 registration fee each week from drivers, which the track matched. In just a short 10 week point season they accumulated $11,000 without any contribution from the aforementioned 50/50 money.
The weekly 50/50 prize money was divided between drivers and fans each week. The driver finishing in the position drawn at the end of the feature in a pre-determined division for the night was awarded half of the 50/50 money, while the other half was taken home by a lucky fan.
Most promoters would say their season is nearly half over in the month of July, but these gentlemen began their maiden voyage as promoters at the fastest 1/4 mile on dirt in Fultonville, NY on July 2nd. The pair of Mike Parillo and Ray Sefrin brought new life to Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and within a few short months put their best foot forward in bringing racing and fans back to the hilltop oval.
With the season winding down they are working on setting up next years schedule. Plans are to begin April 8, 2018 with an open practice session. Street Stocks will be added to the weekly racing card in 2018 and as soon as the gates close on this season they will begin work on the facility. One of the first projects they’ll be working on is bringing in new clay along with improving buildings on the site.
Both promoters feel they had a successful first season and look forward to bringing more improvements to the popular Montgomery County oval. Imagine what this team could do next.