Well it looks as though we will finally be able to get our 2013 season underway as we put the finishing touches on what has been a massive construction project. Sunday May 26th will now be an open Time Trial Day as the weather forced us to cancel for Saturday. We’ll open the gates at 9am with time trials starting at 10am. We will get our Summit E.T. Points Season started on June 9th after another open time trial day on June 8th. We had scheduled the Street Showdown for June 9th but seeing how that will be our first points race we will reschedule the Street Showdown for June 30th. Thanks for hanging in there and we’ll see everyone on Sunday.

New Concrete Startline to Delay Opener


Well Racers & Spectators, it is with great pleasure to confirm the rumors, dispel myths, or otherwise and inform everyone that ESTA will be going 330' with a new CONCRETE STARTINGLINE! Construction is set to begin on or about April 15 WEATHER PERMITTING!

We all have to remember that we live in Upstate NY, so bear in mind that cold temperatures & concrete do not mix well. The blacktop grinding equipment needs temperatures above freezing before we begin. Also, the concrete needs warmer temps as well. So stay tuned to the forum for updates!

As it stands, we will be removing the 21' of blacktop between the starting line and burnout box which will be replaced with concrete. The starting line, from roughly 34' behind, out to the 330' will all be new concrete 12' wide. (We have currently been using only 8') After the concrete has been placed and cured, it will be diamond honed for flatness & texture, identical to National Event Tracks!

Due to this work the scheduled April 14 season opener will be delayed. Keep checking in on the message forum for the most current news updates.

2013 ESTA Preview

Cicero, NY - Last year at this time we had some of the warmest Spring weather in years so naturally this year when we want to get started on our new starting line project the weather stinks! While we cannot do anything about the weather we can look forward to an exciting 2013 racing season.

motorama displayRealistically we will probably open mid-May and plan on running as many Saturday time trial days with Sunday Summit Racing E.T. Series days as we can. Some of our highlighted races this year will be the 10K-to-Win race on July 20th, the Jr. Dragster Challenge on August18th, NYS Championships/ND Challenge on September 8th and the NHRA Stock/Super Stock race on September 15th. Other special events will include the Susan G. Komen Charity race on July 14, The Girls-Go-Racing at ESTA race to benefit D.R.A.W. on August 25th, in addition to our Showdown races for the money classes featuring top payouts to the winners.


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