Mercer, PA (May 29, 2011) – Fans came out in droves last night to witness Mercer Raceway Park’s second annual Sprint Car Shootout benefiting Auto Racers for Kids Charities, and they weren’t disappointed by the show!
Thirty sprint cars were on hand to compete for the $5,000 top prize, but at the end of the night it was Brian Ellenberger who stood in victory lane. Frank Guidace also picked up a $1,000 win in the 358 Modifieds with Mike Lutz winning the Outlaw Sprint Warrior feature and Dan Bish the victor in the Mini Stock division.
The night started off well for Ellenberger, who picked up a heat race win, but he earned a seventh place starting position in the front stretch pill draw. Mike Lutz drew the pole position for the second week in a row, and looked to be the car to beat.