Fulton Speedway

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Fulton Speedway is a 3/8th mile high bank dirt oval raceway in Fulton, New York. The track was built into a hilly area on the banks of the Oswego River in a natural bowl, with seating high above the track, on a hill.

History[edit]

Millard “Bub” Benway and his brother Ray used their construction business, Benway Bros. Construction, to build a 1/3 mile paved oval under the name Mil-Ray Raceway. [1] The first event was held June 24th, 1961, and a 1/8 mile dragstrip began operations on July 15th, 1962 and ran for a decade. [2]

Asphalt racing was on the weekly schedule until 1978. The track was reopened as a 3/8 mile dirt oval in 1979. [3]

in July of 1998, Harvey, Joan, and David Fink purchased the track. Since 2009, the track, along with the Brewerton Speedway, has been owned by John and Laura Wight. [4] The Wights previously owned the Can-Am Speedway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fulton Set to begin 3RD year as a Sweeney Rush Late Model weekly series track". Retrieved 2020-07-28.
  2. ^ "Race Tracks-Fulton Speedway". North American Motorsports Pages. Retrieved 2020-07-28.
  3. ^ "Excitement on the High Banks: Fulton Speedway". Apex Automotive Magazine. Retrieved 2020-07-28.
  4. ^ "John Wight to buy Brewerton and Fulton speedways". Syracuse.com. Retrieved 2020-07-28.