IMCA Empire State Series returns to Thunder Mountain for Saturday show

CENTER LISLE, N.Y. – Round three of the Empire State Series for IMCA Modifieds brings the tour back to Thunder Mountain Speedway for a Saturday, July 15 event.

The Farmer Insurance Night feature pays $750 to win with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region, Allstar Performance State and track points at stake as well.

Pit gates at Center Lisle open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

There is no entry fee.

Pit passes are $30 while spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and free for kids ages 10 and under.

More information is available by calling 607 725-1402 and at the website.

2014 series champion James Cornell of Port Crane was the winner when the 16th annual tour opened at Thunder Mountain over the Memorial Weekend.

IMCA Empire State Series top 20 point standings – 1. Richard Michael Jr., Ischua, 78; 2. Will Ward, Cobleskill, 69; 3. Brad Smith, Horseheads, 67; 4. Billy Ward, Cobleskill, and Michael Stoddard, Binghamton, both 64; 6. Brandon Smith, Bath, 61; 7. Tyler Stoddard, Binghamton, 60; 8. Robert Maynard, Towanda, Pa., 57; 9. James Cornell, Port Crane, 40; 10. Shawn Bruce, Troy, Pa., and Dan Searls, Groton, both 39; 12. Phil Yaw, Watkins Glen, 38; 13. Rich Karlnoski, Dun­dee, 37; 14. Keith Jack Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa., and Gary Roberts, Afton, both 36; 16. Beau Ballard, Grand Gorge, 35; 17. Glenn Whritenour, Jasper, 31; 18. Don Alvord, Locke, 29; 19. Todd Stone, Campbell, and Timothy VanDemark, Walton, both 28.