SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels will make its debut at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse, N.Y., on March 8-9.
The Syracuse program will include two complete programs with qualifying and feature events for the three-quarter midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts each night.
The first ever event in Central New York will be the third and final leg of the 2019 Indoor series. Following annual races inside the PPL Center (Jan. 4-5) and Atlantic City famous Boardwalk Hall (Jan. 25-26), the teams will head to Syracuse where the champions will be decided in all three divisions.
The New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center opened during the recent Labor Day Fair. The huge state of the art $33 million project was built without obstructing poles. Grandstand seating will be available on both the front and backstretch. From their seats, fans will able to be able to see the entire speedway plus the pit area which will be located on the far side of the building.
“This is a great opportunity for fans in the area to again see exciting Indoor Auto Racing during the off-season,” series and event promoter Len Sammons said.
The headline three-quarter midgets annually competed inside the Niagara Falls Convention Center from 1984 through 2002 when the building was made into a casino. The Indoor Auto Racing Series made its debut in New York last year with an event held inside Albany’s Times Union Center, but an acceptable date could not be arranged. The Syracuse venue will be the sixth different location for a Len Sammons promoted Indoor Auto Racing Series event.
“The Syracuse location is the perfect building in just the right spot for our series,” said Sammons. “Many of the teams that competed in Niagara Falls back in the day, now have an event closer to their home. The events were also very popular with the fans so a big crowd is expected.”