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Mazzagatti To Finish 2015 With a Ball

(AKRON, OH/NEO Racing News)

 Two-Time Main Event Racing Series winner and Barberton Speedway co-owner Mike Mazzagatti is planning to attend the “Ball” in Pensacola to cap off his 2015 season. The Snowball, that is.

Mazzagatti Motorsports and driver Mike Mazzagatti will be attempting to make the 48th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. The famous late model showdown attracts top racers from around the country for a 300 lap showdown every December since 1968. Previous winners include past, present, and future NASCAR stars. Kyle Busch, Darrell Waltrip, Erik Jones, Chase Elliott, and more have hoisted the trademark trophy, topped with a signature snowball.

For the 2015 edition scheduled for December 6th, over 60 cars have already registered. Drivers include Ty Majeski, Ross Kenseth, John Hunter Nemechek, Bubba Pollard, and Grant Enfinger. Qualifying on December 4th will lock in the top 30 drivers on time. Drivers that don’t qualify on time will have to race their way in on December 5th. Four drivers will advance from a 50 lap “Last Chance” race to complete the field.

Mike Mazzagatti earned two wins in the Main Event Racing Series this year, finishing third in points. His first came at Midvale Speedway near New Philadelphia, OH during the Downtown Ford 100. Mazzagatti dominated the show, leading 63 laps on his way to the checkers. He also powered his #87 FLF Chassis to victory lane at the recently re-opened Spitzer Motor Speedway of Mansfield. Mike completed the season with seven top-five finishes, and was 90 points behind 2015 Main Event Racing Series Champion Jeff Ganus.

The team is no stranger to major events. In 2011 and 2012, Mazzagatti competed in the World Series of Racing at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida. The annual event features multiple races over the course of a week, crowning a champion based on total points. Mike has earned two top-tens in the Pro Late Model division.

While Mazzagatti has found success on the track, he has also continued to support the Northeast Ohio racing scene. Mike, with his Brother Pat, purchased Barberton Speedway this summer and returned racing to the paperclip-shaped asphalt track. Barberton Speedway re-opened in September with over 100 cars in the pits and stands filled to capacity.

Mazzagatti Motorsports would like to thank their sponsors for making the 2015 season possible: Holub Recycling, Shakers Auto Salvage, Arlington Auto Wrecking, Barberton Speedway, FLF Race Cars, Medina Mountain Motors, and D.W. Signs.

Crew supporting Mazzagatti Motorsports this year include: Mark Carr, John Szitti, Dwayne Workman, Burt Hobert, Dennis Knoxx, Doug Sommers, Randy Burns

Special Thanks from Mazzagatti Motorsports to the following: Lisa, Chloe and Michael Mazzagatti (wife and kids), (Brother) Pat Mazzagatti and Family, All the crews wives and kids for allowing the long hours and travel away from home, Tim Curry (FLF Racecars), and all the supporters and the many many people who make this possible.

Sharon Speedway “Pays It Forward” Tonight!

Press Release provided by Sharon Speedway

Sharon Speedway is set to host another special race event and its first of three midweek shows of 2013 this Wednesday night (June 12). The inaugural “Summer Bash” Pay it Forward Foundation will feature the NDRL’s United Late Model Series (ULMS) and the United E-Mod Series (UEMS). The Econo Mods will also be on the racing card. Though not on the original published 2013 schedule, Hamilton-Young Motorsports has coordinated this special event part of the 84th anniversary season that will include NASCAR racers Ken Schrader and Ryan Blaney competing in Modifieds.

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Sharon Beats Rain to the Checkers

Press Release by Mike Leone, Provided by Sharon Speedway

Despite thunderstorms being in the forecast all week for Saturday, sunshine was present for much of the day and the storms held off until well after the completion of the eighth straight racing event at Sharon Speedway. It was a good night to be #27 as the first three feature winners of the night carried the number! And all six winners resides in Trumbull County, Ohio! Continue reading Sharon Beats Rain to the Checkers

Midvale Recap for May 18th


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

Sharon Speedway: “Springduro” Delayed to March 30th

Sharon Speedway has been forced to postpone Saturday’s (March 23) scheduled open practice and “Springduro 150” Enduro until next Saturday, March 30. An unseasonably cold and wet March hasn’t enabled track crews to be able to get on the 3/8-mile surface to date in addition to the parking areas being unusable left track officials with no choice but to postpone. March 30 will utilize the same event times with the open practice from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. followed by the Enduro at 2:30 p.m.

“Between the continual rain, snow and cold conditions this month, it just hasn’t allowed us to get the track ready,” explained General Manager Dave Willoughby. “This week’s weather was really the nail in the coffin and with more snow on the way there’s just no way to get the track and grounds ready even though Saturday’s weather doesn’t look too bad. We obviously need to provide safe conditions for both the racers and fans. Hopefully we’ll get some dry, warmer weather next week.” Continue reading Sharon Speedway: “Springduro” Delayed to March 30th