CNYRP Ends Affiliation with Rolling Wheels Raceway Park
Central Square, NY - Central New York Raceway Park (CNYRP) announced today that it is officially ending its affiliation with Rolling Wheels Raceway Park after a successful 2015 racing season. “We want to thank the drivers, owners, sponsors, and fans for supporting us at Rolling Wheels Raceway,” said CNYRP President Glenn Donnelly. “With CNYRP construction projected to be complete this summer, we as a company have decided to focus all our efforts in continuing to make CNYRP become the crown jewel of motorsports in North America.”
Under the management team from CNYRP, the Rolling Wheels Raceway Park facility received several improvements that returned the “fast track” to national prominence. The facility improvements included a new synthetic racing surface featuring SYNDI. The SYNDI surface showed immediate promise as a potential game changer for dirt tracks across the country by creating a new world record for the fastest average speed of 145.527mph. The record makes Rolling Wheels Raceway Park the fastest dirt track in the world. “We are pleased with the results from SYNDI at Rolling Wheels,” said Donnelly. “With just about 50% application we not only created a better track for competition, but also a world record speed. We will continue to develop the product and believe that when it is fully applied at CNYRP, we will have a dynamite surface for the competitors and spectators.”
Also in 2015 the CNYRP Management team was able to bring Northeast modified racing back to a national TV audience through their partnership with MAVTV in broadcasting three taped delayed events from Rolling Wheels Raceway. “We have a great management team assembled at CNYRP,” says Donnelly. “It showed at Rolling Wheels this last season on how quickly we were able to make facility improvements, gain sponsorships, and sign a national TV deal in less than a month.”
MAVTV continues to highlight northeast modified racing every thursday night at 11pm est, as the three CNYRP produced shows continue to air. “The original contract only guaranteed three airings, so it's a testament to how exciting our brand of dirt racing is here in the Northeast,” says Donnelly. “We plan on continuing our partnerships with national TV broadcasters at CNYRP to showcase our drivers and their sponsors to a loyal national fan base.”
CNYRP’s dirt track construction is slated to be completed by mid summer of 2016, and several exciting events are in planning stages including hosting Super DIRT Week 45 this October.
CNYRP Named as Future Site of Super DIRT Week
Central Square, NY - With the announcement that New York State Fairgrounds mile race track was being removed as part of improvements being made to the Fairgrounds, officials have been working to keep the event in Central New York. On Wednesday New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo official announced that Central New York Raceway Park in Central Square, NY will be the new destination for Super DIRT Week. “We keep Super DIRT Week,” Said Cuomo. “We don't want to lose the economic engine of the racing industry.”
Central New York Raceway Park is currently under construction with a tentative spring of 2016 opening. The facility will feature a 2.2 mile road course, ½ mile synthetic Dirt oval, NASCAR style garage, a full service restaurant, VIP suites, observation deck, and a full television and radio production studio. “We are pleased that we were chosen as the future site of Super DIRT Week,” said CNYRP President Glenn Donnelly. “We look forward to working with World Racing Group and to continue to make Super DIRT Week the biggest event in dirt racing.”
Besides Super Dirt Week several other big events are in the planning stages for CNYRP. “Super Dirt Week is just be one of several major events at CNYRP,” says Donnelly. “We are working with several road racing organizations, oval racing associations, and major national series to develop the best schedule for fans.”
New York State will invest $5 million into the construction of CNYRP. Complete construction will cost an estimated $50 million.
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CNYRP Takes Over Management of Rolling Wheels Raceway
Central New York Raceway Park inc. has enter an agreement with current Rolling Wheels owners, to manage the 5/8ths mile Elbridge, NY oval. As part of the agreement CNYRP will be responsible for the day to day management and event promotion for the 2015 racing season and beyond. “As we wait for construction to be completed on the CNYRP facility in Brewerton, an opportunity became available to be involved with Rolling Wheels Raceway that we couldn’t pass up” said CNYRP President Glenn Donnelly. “We have assembled a great management team in anticipation for the opening of CNYRP in 2016, and this same management team will oversee operations at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.”
CNYRP President Donnelly is familiar with the “Fast Track”, as he was a part owner of the facility from 1976 to 2004, when it was sold to World Racing Group. Wednesday July 1st is the scheduled first event, with a 50 lap Modified $5,000 to win feature highlighting the card.
Over the course of the next month Rolling Wheels will receive a face-lift, including the addition of SYNDI to the racing surface. SYNDI is a petroleum based synthetic wax additive that will be combined with clay to create a dustless but racy surface. “Not only will the SYNDI surface cut back on track maintenance as well as save drivers money on tire wear, but will give fans a better experience at the track,” says Donnelly.
The balance of the 2015 schedule is still being created, but will feature several more big events for the Northeast divisions. Negotiations are in place to bring back Rush Hour on DIRT live television to broadcast all events at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.
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CNYRP Completes Successful Test of Synthetic Surface
Committed to having the most innovated technology at its 25 million dollar multi-use facility, Central New York Raceway Park is glad to announce the successful test of a new synthetic wax finish coating at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The test was conducted under racing conditions at the ½ mile semi banked racetrack.
CNYRP Receives Grant for State-of-the-Art Facility
Central New York Raceway Park (CNYRP) is pleased to announce the approval of $2 million in Competitive grants from the state of New York during the second annual New York State Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Award Presentation on December 19th. “We (CNYRP) thank Governor Cuomo for supporting the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council and particularly the CNYRP project,” said CNYRP President Glenn Donnelly. “We are pleased that Governor Cuomo shares our vision that CNYRP will create a significant boost to Oswego County and the Central New York economy.”
The funds are part of the $33.3 million in aid requested by the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council. The money will fund improvements to the existing public infrastructure of CNYRP to support the tourist anchoring potential that the raceway offers to Oswego County and the region. “It’s our goal to create a state-of-the-art facility that will create new jobs,” said Donnelly. “With the assistance from the state we will be able to maximize the impact to the Central New York region. “ The Central New York Regional Economic Development Council is made of volunteers from a five county region, and is co-chaired by Syracuse University Chancellor Dr. Nancy Cantor, and CenterState CEO Robert Simpson. The council reviewed 197 funding requests and recommended 34 projects to the state to receive funding. The state governors office reviewed the recommendations and gave final approve of the distribution of funds. “Thanks to the council, we have local say in the way state dollars are used for local economic development in a way we didn’t before.” says CenterState CEO Robert Simpson.
The council considered several variables such as five-year payroll generated, jobs created, jobs retained, total project investment leveraged, and return on investment (ROI). CNYRP received a ROI score of 27.2, the third highest among the 5 county regions of Central New York. The $2 million from the state is the largest amount awarded outside of Onondaga County to the Central New York Region. Last year the state awarded $785 Million to projects statewide. CNYRP facility plans included a ½ mile synthetic dirt oval covered by the revolutionary SYNDI Synthetic dirt, a 2.2 mile road course, theater style stadium seating for 4,980 spectators, a fifty bay NASCAR style garage, a 350 seat full service restaurant, a 275 seat banquet room, VIP suites, observation deck, and a full television and radio production studio. CNYRP plans to be able to host trade shows, banquets, corporate outings, snowmobile races, and weddings at its 25 million dollar campus. CNYRP anticipates creating 340 construction jobs and 150 permanent jobs, while creating another 240 indirect jobs according to a study done by Columbia University. For more information on CNYRP visit www.CNYRP.com. Follow CNYRP on Facebook and Twitter.
CNYRP Receives Approval for Certificate of Incorporation for its Harness Racing Corporation
Oswego Racing, Inc., a subsidiary of Central New York Raceway Park (CNYRP), received unanimous approval August 30th from the three member State Racing and Wagering Board to incorporate. The decision allows Oswego Racing, Inc. to start the process of applying for a harness race track license in New York State. If approved Oswego Racing, Inc. plans to run harness racing at its ½ mile synthetic dirt surface track. “We are excited by the approval,” says CNYRP President Glenn Donnelly. “It’s our goal to make CNYRP a year round facility.” Currently there are three other companies that are incorporated and vying for a license. Oswego Racing, Inc. is unique among the four competitors in that they are willing to open a harness track without adding a racino. If approved Oswego Racing, Inc. will be the 8th and final licensed harness race track approved by state regulators. “Our core business will be motorsports events on our proposed 2.2 mile road course and ½ mile synthetic dirt oval track,” says Donnelly. “Though we hope to obtain the last harness racing license, our plans are not contingent on the approval of the license.” The ½ mile synthetic dirt oval will be covered by the revolutionary SYNDI Synthetic dirt, which is virtually dustless. SYNDI has a freezing point below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing the surface to be used for horse racing in the late fall and early spring. “If we were to add harness racing to CNYRP we plan on running the events around the motorsports season which typically runs between May and September,” says Donnelly. Besides the 2.2 mile road course and ½ mile Synthetic dirt oval CNYRP will feature theater style stadium seating for 4,980 spectators, a fifty bay NASCAR style garage, a 350 seat full service restaurant, a 275 seat banquet room, VIP suites, observation deck, and a full television and radio production studio. CNYRP plans to be able to host trade shows, banquets, corporate outings, snowmobile races, and weddings at its 25 million dollar campus. The facility anticipates creating 150 permanent jobs and well over 300 construction jobs. The CNYRP project is backed by a group of investors spear headed by Donnelly. Donnelly owned and operated DIRT Motorsports until its sale in 2004. The Oswego Racing, Inc. board includes Donnelly, John Lehmann, Gregory Rigby, Gary Rowe and Peter Maciulewicz. For more information on CNYRP visit www.CNYRP.com. Follow CNYRP on Facebook and Twitter.