While weather has cancelled racing at a handful of tracks, many others plan to push through the cold and run races.
While there is plenty of great racing still on schedule tonight, the highlight is probably Toledo Speedway in Toledo, OH. The ARCA / CRA Super Series and Midwest Tour will both hit the track for the 7-UP 150 tonight at 5 PM. Sharon Speedway features its first Super Late Model Showdown night of the year, while Hilltop Speedway hosts EDGE Modifieds. Also, a pair of FAST series compete at Fremont and Columbus. Drivers battling for the Fremont Attica Sprint Title hit up Fremont Speedway for the first time of 2013, while FAST Series Legend Cars take to Columbus Speedway.
Weather was cold and damp enough to cancel racing at Attica Raceway Park last night, and also led to the cancellations of four other races. Midvale Speedway and Lorain County Speedway were both scheduled to start their seasons tonight, but have pushed things back to the 27th now. Eldora and Deerfield also cancelled events due to weather conditions.
For a full look at racing across the area, plus known start times and ticket costs, please visit our calendar.
Due to the damp, cold weather and rain across the region, racing has been cancelled at dirt tracks this weekend. Attica, Sharon, Fremont, and Wayne County Speedway have all cancelled racing due to track flooding and poor parking lot conditions.
For most of the tracks, weekly racing will resume next week. Wayne County Speedway was scheduled to host the World of Outlaw Late Models this weekend, but has announced the visit has been postponed to a later date. The series will return to kick off Memorial Day Weekend on May 24th.
Columbus Motor Speedway is still scheduled to race tonight.
Even with snow showers still scattered about and on the heels of a cold, wet winter, all systems are a go for Saturday’s 2013 opener at Sharon Speedway! The 84th anniversary season will get underway at 7 p.m. on April 6 featuring Sharon’s “Steel Valley Thunder” program consisting 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.
The planned early season events at Sharon did not get off the ground as the lack of snow in January cancelled the “Circle Track Showdown” Snowmobile races three times and then wet grounds didn’t allow for the open practice and “Springduro 150” Enduro to happen the past two weeks. Continue reading Season Opens at Sharon Speedway
After snow, rain, and cold conditions washed out last week’s action, cars will take to the track today at Attica and Hilltop.
Attica Raceway Park had cancelled their Friday night visit from the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, but their scheduled race tonight will be one of two dirt tracks opening up the 2013 calendar. The Sprints will be joined by the track’s UMP DIRTcar Late Models and 305 Sprints for a full night of racing. Main gates at the track open at 4 PM, with racing starting at 7 PM. Adults are $22 through the door, with discounts for seniors and children.
Hilltop Speedway is the other track opening tonight with their weekly divisions of racing. The Millersburg, OH track will feature Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Trucks, and Mini Wedges. Stands open at 4 PM, with hotlaps at 5 PM and racing at 6:30 PM. General admission costs $10, and kids 12 and under are free.
Sharon Speedway has cancelled its “Springduro 150” scheduled for March 30th due to weather.
For a second week, the track has had to scrap plans for the event because of Mother Nature intervening with cold temperatures, rain, and snow melt. Officials were concerned with both the 3/8-mile dirt track surface and surrounding parking areas.
“Nothing has changed since last Wednesday when we had to postpone the event, in fact with the additional rounds of wet snow and cold conditions things are worse,” explained General Manager Dave Willoughby in a statement from the track. Continue reading “Springduro” Cancelled by Weather
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
Mother Nature is delaying Attica Raceway Park‘s silver season by a week, as the track cancelled Friday’s (March 22nd) opener due to poor conditions.
“The grounds, especially the parking areas, are just too wet and soft,” stated Director of Operations Rex LeJeune in a track release. He continued, saying, “With rain and ice and snow the first couple of days of the week and very little drying opportunity and coupled with the forecast which calls for highs only in the mid 30s and lows in the 20s….that’s not a good combination for the fans and race teams.”
The delay means that Attica’s 25th season will instead kick off with a full weekend of UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints. A full slate of racing will run on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th. Series on the schedule include the All Star Sprints, UMP DIRTcar Late Models, and 305 Sprints. Gates open at 5 PM and 4 PM, respectively. Adult tickets for Friday are $18 and $22 on Saturday. Kids under ten are free. For full pricing and race times, visit Attica Raceway Park’s website.
Sharon Speedway is still scheduled to kick off its season on Saturday, March 23rd. Their “Springduro” Enduro is scheduled for a 2:30 PM start time. Adult tickets are $7, kids 13 and under are free.
Toledo Speedway race fans will have another busy racing season in 2013.
Combining forces to start the track’s season, April 20th will see the ARCA CRA Super Series and ARCA Midwest Tours in one race. In May, the ARCA Racing Series and ARCA Trucks will descend on Toledo for Menards 200 weekend. You can check out both series on May 18th and 19th. Also making three stops is the ARCA Late Model Gold Cup. You can see that series in May, July, and August. Continue reading Menards 200 Highlights 2013 Schedule at Toledo
Attica Raceway Park is planning to celebrate its “Silver Anniversary” in style this year, with plans to bring six touring series in 2013.
The 25 year old track will feature three late model tours, two sprint tours, and one modified tour. UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will be the first major touring series to stop by, featuring two days of racing on March 29th and 30th. The All Star Sprints will end up visiting Attica a total of five times this year. Continue reading Attica Raceway Park has Big Plans for Silver Anniversary
Fremont Speedway has announced a busy schedule for the 2013 season, highlighted by four national touring series visits.
Leading the pack will be the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, which is visiting the one-third mile clay track six times throughout the summer, including two stops during Ohio Sprint Week. Fremont will also host the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars on September 27th. Two non-wing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series races are on the schedule for May and October. Rounding out the touring schedule is a visit from the National Tractor Pullers Association during the Sandusky County Fair. Continue reading Fremont Features Full Schedule For 2013