IMCA Modifieds roar at Thunder Mountain in Empire State Series opener 

CENTER LISLE, N.Y. (May 24) – Touring IMCA Modifieds race for $750 to win when the 16th an­nual Empire State Series opens Saturday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region, Allstar Perfor­mance State and track points will be awarded for the May 27 event. The feature pays a minimum of $80 to start and there is no entry fee.

Pit gates at Center Lisle open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Pit passes are $30. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for kids ages 10 and under.

More information about the opening night show at Center Lisle is available by calling 607 725-1402 and at the website.

Five previous Empire State Series events have been held at Thunder Mountain, the most recent of them in September of 2010.

2016 Empire State Series top 20 point standings – 1. Brad Sites, Monroeton, Pa., 356; 2. Tyler Stoddard, Binghamton, 338; 3. Keith Jack Lamphere, 303; 4. Gary Roberts, Afton, 289; 5. Matt Cole, Vestal, 270; 6. James Cornell, Port Crane, 258; 7. Beau Ballard, Grand Gorge, 257; 8. Brad Smith, Horseheads, 251; 9. Eddie Sites, Towanda, Pa., 246; 10. Michael Stoddard, Binghamton, 209; 11. Will Ward, Cobleskill, 201; 12. Rodney Morgan, Mainesburg, Pa., 197; 13. Brandon Smith, Bath, 178; 14. Robert Maynard, Towanda, Pa., 147; 15. Ray McClure, Troy, Pa., 139; 16. Bumps Scutt, Groton, 130; 17. J.C. Austin, Campbell, 103; 18. Jeffrey Cardinale, Syracuse, 102; 19. Douglas McKane, Groton, and Gary Smith, Harpursville, both 90.