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Latest News On Central New York Raceway Park

Latest News On Central New York Raceway Park

The following releases and images were sent to OntarioOval.com by John Lehmann of Central New York Raceway Park (CNYRP). For more information on this new project visit www.CNYRP.com.

CNYRP Releases Artist Renditions of Facility  
For Immediate Release Central Square, NY – With construction set for the spring of 2012, Central New York Raceway Park (CNYRP) is pressing forward in completing all the pre-construction processes.  Planning for the road course garage, as well as the dirt track grandstand, restaurant, and tower are nearly complete.  CNYRP is proud to release artist renditions of both the road course garage as well as the dirt track grandstand.  “All our investors and management team have been working extremely hard in anticipation for ground breaking,” said Donnelly Partners LLC President Glenn Donnelly.  “We are proud to release the artist renditions to the racers, fans, and sponsors so they can feel connected with every step of the process.” 

The artist renditions we completed by Modular Space Corporation (ModSpace) in conjunction with John Lehmann, a former Assistant General Manger of Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel and Senior Operations Manager at Turning Stone Casino Resort.  “The renditions aren’t an exact replica of the finished product,” says John Lehmann, “but it does give the viewer a sense of how the facility will be laid out.  With all the experience and input of the investors and management team I believe the finished product will exceed expectations.”

CNYRP facility will encompass more than 140 acres, and have a 2-mile road course, 1/2-mile synthetic dirt track and a 1/4-mile drag strip.  The artist rendition of the road course garage shows the layout of the front of the building.  The garage will be 56 bays, 50 available for club use with two double bays and two more single bays for technical inspections..  The garage will have a catwalk for crewmembers and spotters to view the course.  “It was our goal to make sure all the competitors would have the amenities and comfort of a NASCAR style garage,” said Lehmann.

The artist rendition of the dirt track shows the 10,000-seat grandstand, restaurant, and race control tower.  Seating in the grandstand will be stadium seating guaranteeing each seat with an unobstructed view of the racetrack.  VIP suites and a 300-seat buffet style restaurant will occupy the second level.  The race and facility control center will sit atop of the structure.  “We took input from other dirt tracks, and other multi-use facilities to design a great lay out,” said Lehmann.  “We feel the customer will have still receive the dirt track racing experience, but also be treated to services of a modern multi-use facility.”   

Artist renditions will be on display and CNYRP representatives will be available to answer questions at the 32nd annual National Parts Peddler Trade Show November 18th, 19th, 20th at the Americraft Center of Progress Building at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.  Donnelly Partners LLC President Glenn Donnelly will be available for questions on Saturday, November 19th from 1-5pm.

Ground breaking of CNYRP will begin in the spring of 2012.  CNYRP consists of three racing facilities.  A half-mile dirt track covered by the synthetic dirt surface SYNDI, a 2-mile road course, and a 1/4-mile drag strip.  The facility is being built under the direction of Glenn Donnelly Partners LLC.
 
 
For more information on CNYRP or Donnelly Partners LLC visit www.CNYRP.com, or call 716-361-1552. 
 
Donnelly Partners LLC is a Limited Liability Company comprised of a group of investors. Members included: 
Glenn Donnelly – has over 35 years experience in dirt racing, owned and operated DIRT Motorsports from 1975 to 2005, introduced live television to dirt track racing.
Carl Myers – President and CEO of Sweeteners Plus, Owner of World of Outlaws Late Model and Super DIRTcar Series race cars
Todd Town &Tony Komuda Jr. – President and Vice President of Town Mechanical Inc, in 2004 Town Mechanical purchased Carl Electric and became major provider of heating and air conditioner services, major sponsor of Syracuse’s Super DIRT Week.
Robert Lutz – CEO and President of NASCAR Driving Experience and Mario Andretti Driving School, founded Richard Petty Driving Experience with Richard Petty and ran day-to-day operations.
Peter Mack – second-generation owner of Mack Studio in Auburn, NY, recently started Masterpiece Shutters, a member of Ferrari club series
Derek Tarolli – President of DE Tarolli INC heavy construction company from Warners, NY
Gregg Kidd – managing partner of Pinnacle Investments, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority General Securities Principal and Municipal Securities Principal, Former Board member of the Onondaga County industrial Development Agency
 
 
 
CNYRP Names Peter Argetsinger Chief Road Course Designer 
For immediate release Weedsport, NY – With Ground breaking set for the spring of 2012, Central New York Raceway Park (CNYRP) is proud to announce the appointment of Peter Argetsinger as the Chief Road Course Designer.  Argetsinger, a professional driver and racing instructor who has coached the likes of former F1 World Champion Damon Hill and NASCAR stand-out Juan Pablo Montoya, will be in charge of the layout of the 2 mile road course that will encompass the CNYRP facility.  “I can’t say how excited I am to have someone of Peter’s background and experience involved in the design of the road course,”  said Donnelly Partners LLC President Glenn Donnelly.  “We want to make sure the road course is unique and challenging, and we believe Peter can deliver this.”  
 
Peter Argetsinger is the son of the late Cameron Argetsinger, who was the founder of Watkins Glen International and was responsible for making it the home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix from 1961-1980.  Argetsinger’s racing experience spans 36 years and includes living and racing successfully in Europe for 14 years. Stateside Peter first competed in the IMSA Camel GTP series in a Loa T616 and has numerous starts in the Sebring 12 Hour and Daytona Rolex 24 Hour classics.  As a factory driver in England he competed in literally hundreds of races including winning a British Brands Hatch based Formula Ford Championship.  He was instrumental in helping the team win a European Championship including setting a new track record at Hockenheimring.  He has raced on all the European tracks including the Nurburgring , Monaco , Spa, Zandvoort , Zeltweg, Silverstone, Oulton Park to name a few.  Stateside he has wins in the IMSA/ALMS Petit Le-Mans at Road Atlanta and in Grand Am at Watkins Glen as well as a track record at Homestead-” Because of his extensive racing and teaching background Argetsinger understands the needs of the racing community” Donnelly said. 
 
Argetsinger was Chief Instructor at the Brands Hatch Racing School UK , the Ian Taylor racing School at Thruxton UK, and set up Brands Hatch America in Florida, he has been a Lead Instructor for the Skip Barber Racing School for 23 years , was Head Coach for Formula BMW America a Global race series working for BMW Motorsports as a support series to F1 at Sao Paulo Brazil, Montreal, Malaysian Grand Prix, Indianapolis with training facilities in Valencia Spain. Additionally he has hundreds of private clients racing in everything from HSR Vintage, SCCA, IRL, IMSA, Grand Am, Porsche Club, Ferrari Club, BMW, Audi to name a few of his affiliations. His instructing client list includes Damon Hill , Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Indycar’s Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, the U.S. State Department Anti-Terrorist Division, AC/DC star Brian Johnson, and even members of  Englands House of Lords. He has acted as race director for this years Ferrari Club racing series, Chief Instructor for the Sports Car Driving Experience and is a feature coach for the Lime Rock Drivers Club.

“ I’ve raced on virtually every  track in the US and Europe “ Argetsinger said “ and I am looking forward to the challenge of helping Glenn and his team develop something that is challenging and fun to drive while also being safe and functional” “ Remembering that both Lime Rock Park at 1.5 miles and Brands Hatch Club at 1.2 miles are amongst the most challenging tracks anywhere we feel that we can make the 2 mile mile road course here in the Syracuse area something racers will love ” “ Amongst our design objectives are to provide ample space for passing opportunities to make it a track for racers, as well as space for Paddocks/Pits/Gridding/Autocross and Skid Pad facilities taking in mind the many functions different groups require”

Ground breaking of CNYRP will begin in the spring of 2012.  CNYRP consists of three racing facilities.  A half mile dirt track covered by the synthetic dirt surface SYNDI, a 2 mile road course and a 1/4 mile or 1/8th mile drag strip.  The facility is being built under the direction of Glenn Donnelly Partners LLC.
 
For more information on CNYRP or Donnelly Partners LLC visit www.CNYRP.com or call 716-361-1552.
 
Donnelly Partners LLC is a Limited Liability Company comprised of a group of investors. Members included:
Glenn Donnelly – has over 35 years experience in dirt racing, owned and operated DIRT Motorsports from 1975 to 2005, introduced live television to dirt track racing.
Carl Myers – President and CEO of Sweeteners Plus, Owner of World of Outlaws Late Model and Super DIRTcar Series race cars
Todd Town &Tony Komuda Jr. – President and Vice President of Town Mechanical Inc, in 2004 Town Mechanical purchased Carl Electric and became major provider of heating and air conditioner services, major sponsor of Syracuse’s Super DIRT Week.
Robert Lutz – CEO and President of NASCAR Driving Experience and Mario Andretti Driving School, founded Richard Petty Driving Experience with Richard Petty and ran day to day operations.
Peter Mack – second generation owner of Mack Studio in Auburn, NY, recently started Masterpiece Shutters, a member of Ferrari club series
Derek Tarolli – President of DE Tarolli INC heavy construction company from Warners, NY
Gregg Kidd – managing partner of Pinnacle Investments, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority General Securities Principal and Municipal Securities Principal, Former Board member of the Onondaga County industrial Development Agency

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