PENNSYLVANIA POINT BATTLES WINDING DOWN
As the season starts to wind down in western Pennsylvania track
chases are heating up and champions are being crowned. Friday at
Speedway Rod George won the battle but Ed Lynch Jr. won the war
clinched the sprint car championship over George despite the fact
scored his fourth win of the season at the track.
modified title was also decided Friday when Dave Murdick clinched
championship over Brian Swartzlander. The championship is Murdick’s
consecutive title. The late model and stock car crowns will be decided
Friday in the final point night as John Flinner and Lynn Geisler
this Friday separated by just two points in the late model standings
stock car racers Greg Beach and Butch Lambert are separated by just
washed out action at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday and it allowed
George to clinch his first ever sprint car championship at the track.
battle behind George and the other divisions will be decided this
when Mercer presents the 6th annual sprint car Slug Out.
year’s edition will feature a new unique format with the sprint
racing in three separate fifteen lap features each paying 1,000
the winner. There will also be a 500 dollar bonus to any driver
that can win
all three features. With nearby Sharon Speedway not running sprint
there should be a good turn out of winged warriors for this show.
small block modifieds and stock cars will join the sprint cars for
special show and both will be racing for higher purses. The strictly
will also be in action and will be signing autographs for the fans
the show. Gates will open at 4:30 with hot laps at 6:15 followed
trials and racing. You can obtain more info at www.mercerracewaypark.com
driver who locked up a championship over the weekend was thundercar
driver Chad Myers at Tri-City Speedway. The Oil City driver rebounded
nasty crash a week earlier and won his eighth feature of the season.
was the rookie of the year in the thundercars last season and this
his win has broken the record for most thundercar wins in a season
Lernerville and Mercer, Raceway 7, and Tri-City will all crown the
of their champions this weekend with their final point races of
Sharon Speedway will decide their points championships on Septemeber
when all five divisions will race for double points.
Speedway will give their support divisions a chance to headline
show this Saturday when the stock cars, e-mods, and green flag sprints
be joined by the stock car senior series for the annual Fall Classic.
is scheduled to get underway at 6:00pm.
Watson was the big winner at Raceway 7 over the weekend when he
a field of forty-three e-mods to win the thirty lap “Summer
by Applebee Motorsports which was worth 1,000 dollars to the Ashtabula
late model action the “Titusville Terror” Rob Blair
scored his third
straight feature win, and sixth of the season. The win was Blair’s
thirty-first of his career at the track and moves him into a tie
Barton for second on the all time list behind Chub Frank. Other
included Dan Maxim; semi-lates, Rusty Wheeler; street stocks, and
Horvath; hobby stocks.
the local point battles winding down most of the area tracks have
some big shows planned in the next month. I’ll be back soon
to let you know
about all the special events coming up. Until then stop by
www.sprintcarnews.com for the latest results and area pictures.