Mercer, PA (April 19, 2014): Danny Holtgraver loves racing in front of the hometown fans, and it shows. The Pittsburgh Kid cut his teeth at Mercer Raceway Park before hitting the road with the All Stars Circuit of Champions. The $4,000 special event win for 410 Sprint Cars was his second of the weekend, and it makes him the odds-on favorite when the touring stars return to the Park for the first of three events.
Frankie Guidace rebounded from a disappointing opening night to score his first victory of the season in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Andy Feil led wire to wire to earn the laurels in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Tyler Fulton did likewise in the Mini Stocks, presented by Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles. Trusty Rusty Moore regained the winning form in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars.
Mercer, PA (April 18, 2014): The finish in the Outlaw Sprint Warrior feature on April 12 contained an error. Jimmy Morris placed second, with Mike Miller third. The results and story have been corrected. We apologize for the error.
Mercer, PA (April 16, 2014): There are two important announcements for all Modified Lite racers.
First, there will be NO Modified Lite racing at the track on April 19.
Second, the burn-off period for the American Racer tires will be in effect for the next two races.
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Mercer, PA (April 12, 2014): Rod George raced to victory in the 410 Sprint Car feature presented by Luxaire Heating & Cooling, Ralph Butch, Inc. and New Wilmington Motors. George’s win snapped a three-year run for Brandon Spithaler in capturing the first checkers for the winged machines at the Park.
Kyle Fink topped the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds after wrestling the lead away from Lonny Riggs. Tim Burns made a late-race pass to earn the win in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. Michael Bauer opened up his title defense the best way possible, taking the win in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Likewise, Shane Pfeuffer scored a win to begin his run for a second straight championship in the Modified Lites presented by Big Daddy’s Speed Center and Rock Concrete. Steve Longwell, Jr. took the nightcap for the Mini Stocks, offered by Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles.
George and company had to make repairs to the brakes of his Sprinter after the heat race, and the adjustments proved to be highly successful. “The older I get, the harder it gets,” the veteran mused. “These kids keep coming up and they’re faster, there are some young guys that are really fast,” he added. Indeed, George had to chase down one of the youngsters to claim the win.