By: BRIAN PAIGE
HOGANSBURG, NY – If you attend only one race this season, then this is the one to be present for!
The Battle of the Border is set to take place Friday September 16th at the Mohawk International Raceway as part of the 2 day Mohawk Nationals . This 30 lap event will see the winner take home $2,000 along with lap bonuses, $100 to take the green, and various awards throughout the field. This event has already sold over half of the laps at the time of this release.The Battle of the Border anticipates seeing cars from the Capital, Central areas of New York State. As well drivers will be invading from Ontario and Quebec. We do anticipate doing a very unique redraw for the top 8 qualifiers.
More details are to follow as we get closer to the Battle of the Border on Friday September 16th.
For Pro Stock drivers seeking more information on this event please contact Mike White at (315) 212- 7356 OR Kevin Fetterly at (315) 600-0844.
This special event has been made possible through the efforts of the White and Fetterly families. The Pro Stocks have successfully returned to MIR in 2022 and have brought the house down on several occasions.
Many drivers from the Speedway have found success there at Super Dirt Week in Syracuse. Louie Jackson would win the Pro Stock race in 2006 on the Moody Mile.John Lazore would finish 2nd at Super Dirt Week in 2003. Casey Swamp would win the Hard Charger Award in 2005.
Unfortunately the Pro Stocks would not be on the card weekly at the Mohawk International Raceway as the years went on. However in 2021, due to a rain out at the Can Am Speedway, a phone call was made to the Mohawk International Raceway.
Long time driver, owner and builder Mike White contacted the owners and explained they were looking for a place to race on that evening. After witnessing Kevin Fetterly Jr and Justin White race side by side for the final 8 laps in their feature, the roar of the crowd matched the engines. After some discussions between the drivers and the track, it was decided to bring the Pro Stocks back for the 2022 campaign.