April 18, 2017
Changes Announced for Chemung Speedrome INEX Bandolero Class
by Ray Hodge

  The INEX Bandolero class at Chemung has put on some of the most exciting racing at the ‘Drome for the past few years and with efforts to continue to improve this beginners class, Chemung Speedrome has made some changes.

  Chemung Speedrome would like to welcome US Legend Cars / INEX authorized parts dealer Bowen Racecars on board as the title sponsor of the Bandolero Class for the 2017 season.

  “I am very grateful for the opportunity to give back to the racer and help support the Bandolero division at Chemung Speedrome,“ stated John Bowen, Owner of Bowen Racecars.

  Part of the sponsorship will be naming rights to the Bandolero class, but the deal could get sweeter for a driver in each division.

  “As an added bonus will be awarding the mid-season 3rd place in points driver from both divisions a set of new uncut tires after the July 1st race. At the mid-season point we feel if you’ve raced all 9 races so far you could use a set of new tires to chase down the points leader and contend for the track championship.”

  With competitor safety in mind, Chemung Speedrome held an open test on April 15, 2017 monitored by Race Director Ray Hodge and Track Owner John White to gather data and information regarding the use of an INEX approved restrictor plate.

  “We felt the test gave us the information and feedback we needed to not only make an educated decision regarding the use of restrictor plates but also improve the safety of the Bowen Racecars Bandolero division for our younger drivers.” Stated Ray Hodge.

  Beginning with the 2017 season, the Bowen Racecars Bandolero division will be split into separate races based on their INEX licensed division. The Bowen Racecars Bandits division will be required to run an INEX legal “Red Plate”, while the Bowen Racecars Outlaws will remain unrestricted.

  Another added rule to the 2017 Chemung Speedrome rulebook states that street Fuel, not more than 93 Octane SUNOCO Ultra, will be mandatory. No mixing/blending of fuels allowed. No additives allowed. Fuel will be checked and subject to disqualification at the discretion of Speedway Officials.

  Opening night for the Bowen Racecars Bandolero Division will be Saturday, May 6 when the ROC Tour Modified invades Chemung Speedrome for 75 laps of action. Also on tap will be 30 lap feature for the NY Street Stocks, and 20 lap feature for the INEX Legends.

  For more information on how to purchase Bowen Racecars Bandolero Division and INEX Legends division parts please visit BowenRacecars.com or call 704-619-5341.



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