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08-28-2006, 10:16 AM

Wes Gilbert
4C Super Modifieds
Preston Md

08-28-2006, 07:43 PM
i heard today the land owner maybe taking over the promoting of the race track may be something to look into

08-28-2006, 11:43 PM
Wow this is great news. I also just saw a press release on Race NY message board. It said in the PR that they would contact the touring divisions so I will let everyone know where we stand for the October 7th race there.

Wes Gilbert
4C Super Modified
Preston Md

08-28-2006, 11:48 PM
See this post.... (http://www.racerhub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9736)

08-29-2006, 06:34 PM
Catskill Mountain Speedway
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Catskill Mountain Demise Put on Hold

by Greg Hertzog
WHITE LAKE, N.Y. -- This past week has been a roller coaster of emotions for everyone associated with Catskill Mountain Speedway. Things went south when then promoter Michelle Gannon announced that financially, she could no longer manage the speedway. In a span of just 7 days, the situation has come full circle. Effective Monday, August 28 Donna Aumick takes over at the helm of the Sullivan County 1/4-mile asphalt oval under it's new name, White Lake Raceway.

"Racing resumes with a new attitude" says husband Mike Aumick, who leaves his racing seat to help manage the speedway. The Aumicks bring decades of experience in the racing business, and certainly hope to parlay that into a successful stint at race promoting. They're fully aware of the challenges they face trying to get fans and drivers back to the track. In an effort to do just that the adult grandstand admission price will be lowered to $10. Past track employees are still being contacted, so their full operations team has not been finalized.

Racing could return to the speedway as early as this coming Saturday night, September 2. The biggest obstacle Aumick faces in making that happen, is the transfer of all the necessary operating permits into her name. There will be a future press release when the reopening plans become finalized. Since there are only 8 events remaining on the existing 2006 calendar, racing would continue with the current regular divisions of CMS Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, and 4 Cylinders. The semi-regular Legends will also stay on the remaining races. Aumick will determine what other touring divisions will remain on the schedule, and contacting them individually.

Aumick's main goal for the rest of this year is to prove the financial viability for next year. It has yet to be determined if there will be any changes to purse, but the remaining races will be non-points events. Aumick will be meeting with Gannon in the coming days to go over the purse structure and other financial details.

"Michelle's (Gannon) been extremely helpful getting me up to speed quickly" says Donna Aumick of her indoctrination.

As word of the trackís brighter future circulated through this small racing community, her phone had been ringing off the hook. Any questions regarding the remainder of the 2006 season should be directed to Donna Aumick, phone: (973) 764-9893 or email: daumick@warwick.net. Track photographer Lisa Andresen has offered her website ( http://www.photosplusbylisa.com/), where fans and drivers can go for up to the minute track information.

09-14-2006, 04:49 PM

By Greg Hertzog

WHITE LAKE, N.Y. (09-13-2006) - Finally all the ducks are in a row and the reopening of White Lake Raceway, formerly Catskill Mountain Speedway, will occur this Saturday night, September 16. It's been 4 long weeks since racers turned competitive laps at the Sullivan County asphalt oval. But that wait is now over, and drivers and race fans are set for the return of racing.

"We really had a lot to get done to get to this point. Thanks to a lot of people, itís finally going to happen" says Donna Aumick of preparing to be the new promoter.

The weekend racing program will include all the regular divisions of WLR Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, and 4 Cylinders. Adding to this special night will be the Legends and Northeast Vintage Dirt Modifieds will both be part of the night's racing action. The pit gate opens at 3:00 p.m., while the grandstand gate opens up at 4:00 p.m. Hot laps will begin at 5:00 p.m., and the first heat rolls off at 6:00 p.m. The new adult grandstand admission price is $10.

The remainder of the 2006 racing schedule and latest news can be viewed at the raceway's website at www.photosplusbylisa.com.