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Area stock car racing: Multi-groove surface made Big Show 5 a real classic

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There were a number of stars at “Big Show 5 presented by Recovery Sports Grill” Tuesday night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, most notable Brett Hearn, who promoted the race and also won the top prize of $9,711.

But the real star of the night was the racing surface. All too often, overhyped big races fall flat because of a dry, slick, one-groove-race track. That wasn’t the case on Tuesday.

“I think that is a testament ...

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