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Fremont Speedway to Raise Donations for Oklahoma

By Brian Liskai, PRess Release from Fremont Speedway’s website

Race people take care of others.

Simple and to the point.

The tornado that devastated Oklahoma this past week effected thousands of people and the race fans of Northwest Ohio are stepping up to help.

This weekend is a big event at Fremont Speedway. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Car teams will compete in a double-header on Saturday and Sunday. And, not only is the Second Annual Kick-It Kickball Tournament going to be held to raise funds for childhood cancer research, but the track has teamed up with several race teams and businesses to help the victims of the tornado. Continue reading Fremont Speedway to Raise Donations for Oklahoma

Midvale Recap for May 18th

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By Adam Mackey, Press Release Provided by Midvale Speedway

Fans were treated to another thrilling night that had full fields in the top two divisions this past Saturday, May 18, at Midvale Speedway.  Late Models and Modifieds were joined by Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Compacts, and Funpacts. Continue reading Midvale Recap for May 18th

Young, Old Winners Abound at Sharon Speedway

By Mike Leone, Press Release Provided by Sharon Speedway

Sharon Speedway was able to complete their fifth straight night of racing and sixth of the season on a beautiful, sunny Saturday evening. Trumbull Business College presented the “Steel Valley Thunder” program on a night that saw six new feature winners, of which three were their first ever wins at the speedway! The age of the winners ranged from 12 to 59!

Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Dave Murdick-Governor Insurance DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Will Thomas III-Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Bob Diver-Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Bob Sloss-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Jacob Eucker-HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Travis Creech-Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Christie Unrue and Alan were the bike giveaway winners courtesy of King Bros. and Sharon Speedway. Continue reading Young, Old Winners Abound at Sharon Speedway

“Steel Valley Thunder” Preview

By Mike Leone, Press Release Provided by Sharon Speedway

Sharon Speedway continues to battle Mother Nature seemingly every week this year, but is hoping for brighter, warmer weather this Saturday night (May 18) as it looks to complete its fifth straight week of racing action on Trumbull County Business College Night.

It’ll be another installment of “Steel Valley Thunder” featuring the Governor Insurance Agency DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Racing begins at 7 p.m. Continue reading “Steel Valley Thunder” Preview

Roseberry Races To Dominating Midvale Late Model Win

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By Adam Mackey, Press Release & Photo Provided by Midvale Speedway

With cool conditions, drivers were turning some extremely fast laps this past Saturday night, May 11 at Midvale Speedway.  All six divisions were on hand in addition to the Midvale Karting Series for a race at intermission. Continue reading Roseberry Races To Dominating Midvale Late Model Win

Sharon Speedway Beats Rain To Checkers

By Mike Leone, Press Release Provided by Sharon Speedway

While just about every race track in the region cancelled due to the inclement weather on Saturday, Sharon forged on with the “Steel Valley Thunder” program on Speed Energy Drink Night. Heavy rains Friday night and overcast, cool conditions led to a fast track and the show was completed just before the rains came again.

Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Brian Swartzlander-Governor Insurance DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Josh Double-Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Joel Watson-Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Paul Davis-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Ryan Fraley-HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Scott Gilliland-Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Hunter Zilhauer and Emily Clemens were the two winners of the bike giveaways courtesy of King Bros. and Sharon Speedway. Continue reading Sharon Speedway Beats Rain To Checkers

Weather Cancels Friday Racing at Three Tracks

Due to rain that moved through the area Thursday night and Friday afternoon, three tracks have cancelled Friday night racing.  Attica Raceway Park, 250 Speedway, and Wayne County Speedway all pulled the plug for weekly racing, citing rain and a muddy track.  All three area dirt tracks had scheduled weekly racing, and will not be rescheduled.

Toledo Speedway, which is the only asphalt track running tonight, has continued on with racing.  The track hosts the ARCA Gold Cup late model series tonight for the Hollywood Casino 100.

Smith Repeats While Green Takes First Career Win

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By Adam Mackey, Press Release Provided by Midvale Speedway

Night number two was nearly a replica of opening night when it came to the large car count, great weather, and exciting racing.  In the neighborhood of 90 cars filled the pits for the second week straight for the six divisions on hand. Continue reading Smith Repeats While Green Takes First Career Win

Weller Wins First Sharon Big-Block Mods Race Since 2010

By Mike Leone, Press Release Provided by Sharon Speedway

For the second straight week, Sharon Speedway was blessed with a beautiful sunny, 70-degree spring day. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane on Saturday night were Jim Weller, Jr.-Governor Insurance DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Dennis Lunger, Jr.-Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Joel Watson-Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Bryan Wagner-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Jeremy Double-HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Ken Koby II-Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Sam Kavala of Titusville, Pa. and Paige Skelton of Niles, Ohio were the two winners of the bike giveaways courtesy of King Bros. and Sharon Speedway. Continue reading Weller Wins First Sharon Big-Block Mods Race Since 2010

“Steel Valley Thunder” Continues at Sharon

By Mike Leone, Press Release Provided by Sharon Speedway

Hartford, OH May 1, 2013 After a miserable start with weather to the 2013 racing season at Sharon Speedway, things finally broke last Saturday with a beautiful sunny 70-degree day. The sunny, warming trend is to continue right into the weekend as another clear, mild day is predicted for this Saturday, May 4. It’ll be another installment of “Steel Valley Thunder” featuring a six-division program of Governor Insurance Agency DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

Who will be the first to stop the Kings in the DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds!? Opening night saw Rex, Jr. lead all 20 laps of the Governor Insurance Agency feature and last Saturday it was Rex, Sr. doing the same. In recent years, the Big-Block Modified counts have been low at the beginning of the season and then increased by mid-year, but so far a respectable 18 cars were at each of the first two shows with 23 different drivers competing to date. The elder King currently leads “Cooter” by three markers.

Mike Pegher, Jr. made quick work of the RUSH Late Model competition last Saturday. After getting by Billy Henry, Jr. on lap three for runner-up, Pegher chased race-long leader Bobby Whitling for nearly 10 laps before making a breathtaking move in lapped traffic splitting Whitling and the lapped car for the winning move. It was a busy day for Pegher, who won earlier in the day at Pittsburgh, then beat feet to Sharon just in time for action to accumulate important points toward the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Weekly Series Championship. Opening night winner, Dennis Lunger, Jr., has an eight-point advantage on “Futures Cup” contender Eric Wilson in the Barris Supply point battle.

The competition in the Modified division is always stout. This year is no different with three winners in as many races. Jeff Johnson got his season off to a fast start winning opening night, while Randy Hall won the UEMS special on week two, then Alan Dellinger came out on top of a wild three-wide battle in the closing laps to win last week’s feature. Dellinger, the division’s all-time winner, currently has a five-point lead on Shingledecker. Already 40 different racers have participated this season in the Summit Racing Equipment-presented class!

While the Stock Cars no longer draw the big car count numbers of years past, the competition level is top notch and generally features the tightest point races. Mike Clark and Paul Davis, who have been adding wins at a much more frequent pace the last couple seasons, have won the first two shows. Defending champion, Tim Burns, has the point lead by one over Clark and Brian Carothers. Just four points separates the top six cars in the battle for the Gibson Insurance Agency title!

After just 13 cars each of the first two weeks, the count rose to 20 last Saturday in the HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods. That trend is expected to continue as the season progresses. The competition is pretty equal as youngsters Jeremy Double, Ryan Fraley, and Steve Burns, Jr. have picked up victories to date. Twelve-year-old Jacob Eucker has led laps all three features and it won’t be long until he finds victory lane. Burns has a one-point lead on Fraley with Double and Eucker not far behind.

In 2011 it was Bill Fuchs dominating the Mini Stocks for his first career championship. Last year, Jim Haefke, Jr. emerged as the driver to beat to capture his first ever championship. This year, Scott Gilliland has had the upper hand so far winning two features and leads the early Deforest Used Parts championship chase. The Warren, Ohio racer has the biggest point lead of all of the six divisions as he has an 22-point margin over Fuchs.

Once again Saturday night, one lucky boy and girl under the age of 14 will win a bicycle or scooter thanks to King Bros. This promotion will continue throughout the 2013 season.

Pits open at 4 p.m. Saturday with grandstands at 5 and heat races slated for 7. Grandstand admission for those 14 and are over is $13, while children under 14 are always free. Pit passes are $25. Parking and camping is always free.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at @SharonSpdwy.