Back in February, Josh Towner announced a three race mini-series at the Penn Can Speedway banquet for the Factory Stock division. Unfortunately about a month later, we would learn that Penn Can's status was very much in doubt as the acting promoter of the speedway stepped down just a few weeks prior to opening night.
With no one to promote the facility, several planned events such as the Dick Longstreet Memorial and the Triple Crown Throwdown were in limbo. And just like the Longstreet's had to do with their race (which was moved to Five Mile Point), Towner also had to find a new home for his series due to Penn Can's uncertain future. Dean Catlin and Skyline Raceway thankfully stepped up for the full fender class and took the races in.
Now tonight more bad news has hit our racing community as Skyline Raceway announced that they would be ceasing operations for the remainder of the 2018 season. We're very sorry to hear this and we truly do not wish this kind of fortune for any race track, whether they are minutes from us, or several hours away. We know Dean and his crew worked tirelessly to change the culture in Cortland and we are sure there is no one more devastated then he is. Best wishes to the Catlin family and thank you for giving it your all up north for the racers!
With the series now needing new home again, Josh Towner has reached out to current Penn Can Speedway promoter, Chad Towner, and both have come to terms to bring the series back to the Can.
The first race of this series will be this Friday night, which also happens to be the Pappy Beavan Memorial/Legends of Penn Can night. The first two races will pay $300 to win, while the 3rd and final event will be paying a larger sum of $500.
The dates for the next two series events will be announced soon along with some other information. All questions can be directed to Chad Towner or visit our website if information is needed for rules - www.penncanspeedway.net