Submitted by Floyd Santee
June 21 @ 6 p.m. Modified Twin 50s $2000 to win each + all regular track classes
June 28 @ 6 p.m. All regular track classes
June 29 @ 4 p.m. SpeedSTRs, Slingshots, Stage 1 Mods, Micro Stocks, Champ Karts, Vintage TQs
Mahoning Valley Speedway Hobby Stock winner to receive pay increase
Looking to continue the growth of the Hobby Stock division, Mahoning Valley Speedway has announced that the feature winner will now be racing for $250 to win starting with this Saturday’s races.
Also the entire purse payout will be equal to that of the track’s Pro 4 class and the feature distance is now 20 laps instead of 15.
The 4-cylinder Hobby Stock division, run with front wheel drive cars, is currently in its second season. It was created as an entry level class with an emphasis on keeping racing as economical as possible. Most drivers have built their cars at under $1500.
There has been a noticeable jump in car counts this season and the racing has been great. Corey Edelman has won the past three features and moved into the point lead over Steve McDonough. Edelman is also the reigning champion and has won 14 times in the past 30 starts. Earlier this year Scott Adams became the first driver to run a lap under 12 seconds with a Hobby Stock, setting a new class record at 11.751 seconds on May 24.
The pay increase marks yet another positive step forward by Santee since he took over the track in 2012.
This coming Saturday, June 21 will be a full slate of stock car action highlighted by Twin 50 lap Modified features paying $2000 to win each.
Also on the card are the Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks. Plus there is going to be a Kids Banner/Poster Contest taking place.
Racing gets underway at 6:00pm. Pit gates open at noon. There will be early paid practice from 1:00 to 3:00. Regular warm-ups will be held from 4:00 – 5:00. Adult general admission is $20. $2.00 off for students, seniors 65 + and active military, must have ID. Children 10 and under are free.
Mahoning Valley Speedway is located on PA route 443, two miles west of Lehighton. Additional info can be found on the track’s website at www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com Also on Facebook at Mahoning Valley Speedway.