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Jack Frost and Awards Banquet Highlight January at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (December 22, 2012): Soon after Santa leaves town, attentions will turn to Mercer Raceway Park for the annual winter racefest, the Jack Frost 150 Enduro and the Snowflake 25! The racing will be held on Saturday afternoon, January 5, 2013, rain or shine. Of course, a little snow would make things interesting.

Gates will open for the fun-filled winter event at 10 a.m. on January 5. Racing will begin at 1 p.m.

Ticket prices for the Jack Frost 150 will be just $7 for adults, $3 for students and $18 for the family pass. The family pass is good for up to two adults and four minors. As usual, though, children ages 8 and under are admitted free. Pit passes will be $25.

The annual event attracts a mix of amateur and veteran drivers. Last season, Rick Hall, a regular in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified division, made his first start in this race. Late in the contest, Hall was chasing down the leader, enduro ace Tim Gillette, when his car broke down. Gillette scooped up the cool one thousand dollar pay-off. Now, Hall wants a shot at redemption. Maybe the 2013 edition will be the one!

Trooper Tim Callahan, a member of the Pennsylvania State Police, will get to start on the pole for the Jack Frost race, as he was the first to get his entry in. He’ll be doing double duty, too. Before the Jack Frost goes to the post, he will get to start the Snowflake in his Mini Sock.

Entry forms can be obtained on the website, www.mercerracewaypark.com or by calling the track office, 724-662-1310. Entries should be sent to the track office, P.O. Box 577, Mercer, PA 16137. Remember that entries submitted before December 31 will cost just $50, which will also cover the cost of admission for the driver and the scorer.

Then, on January 19, Mercer Raceway Park will officially close the book on the 2012 season. That is when it will present the Annual Awards Ceremony and Banquet at the Normandy Banquet Center, located in nearby Hermitage. Tickets can still be obtained by contacting the track office. For just $30, you will get a sumptuous buffet dinner, beer and pop, dancing to a DJ, and the chance to mingle with all of your favorite drivers!

The 2013 racing season will kick off with the Chiller Thriller, on Saturday March 30, 2013. Watch the website and media outlets for further details.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway

Mercer Raceway Park Ticket Packages and Banquet Tickets Make Great Holday Gifts; Enduro Entries Streaming In!

Mercer, PA (December 1, 2012): If you’re having trouble getting the right gift or if you need a little stocking stuffer for the racers in your life, Mercer Raceway Park has just the ticket for you! That’s right, the track where Saturday nights come alive can help you solve your holiday gift-giving problems with economical ticket packages for the 2013 racing season or for the banquet and awards ceremony. And, if you place your order by December 15, you’ll be ready for Santa’s arrival.

There are plenty of choices available to fit your holiday budget.

The best deal is on the full season’s pass. These special tickets will provide admission to the stands or to the pits for every event on Mercer Raceway Park’s exciting 2013 schedule! Through the holidays, you can get a season’s pass for the low, low price of just $245. Or, if you want to get up close and personal with your favorite racers, a season’s pit pass will be only $385. Yep, you can save hundreds of dollars and be assured of seeing every lap of action!

The season’s pass and season’s pit pass are good for all of the track’s special events, too. That means you can take in the season opening Chiller Thriller, set for March 31; the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars (dates to be determined); and the fourteenth annual Little Guy Nationals, scheduled for September 20 and 21; all at greatly discounted prices.

If you’d like to pick and choose the events that you would like to attend, you can get the popular fan flex packages for six or ten events. This allows general admission for any Saturday Night Live! racing program. The six-pack for for adults is just $55 (normally $78) and for families (two adults and up to four minors) is only $140 (normally $168). Or, you can bump it up to ten events for just a little more. The adult ten-pack is $85 (normally $130) and the family plan is $210 (normally $280).

Or, if you just want to grab a single event ticket, Mercer Raceway Park can satisfy that need as well. A single-event advance ticket for an adult is $11 (normally $13) or for the family is $25 (normally $28).

If you’d like to see the top drivers in their finest attire, instead of their racing suits, grab a ticket for the annual awards ceremony and banquet, which will be held January 19, at Normandy Hall in nearby Hermitage. Tickets for this fun event are just $30, and that includes the buffet dinner, desert, beer and pop. A cash bar will be available for other adult beverages. After we honor the racers for their achievements, there will be music and dancing.

All of these great gifts can be obtained by contacting the track office or by reaching the track manager, Frank Benic. You can print an order form from the Mercer Raceway Park webpage,www.mercerracewaypark.com. You can mail it to the track office, which is Mercer Raceway Park, P.O. Box 577, Mercer, PA 16137. Or you can call 724-699-1260 or 724-347-5016.

And, if you want to get a taste of the action on the track, you can still submit your entry for the fun-filled Jack Frost 150 enduro. The green flag will fly on January 5, 2013. Remember that starting spots are assigned by the order of receipt, so get your in now to assure yourself of a prime starting position. Entry blanks and other information are available on the track’s website www.mercerracewaypark.com, or by calling 724-699-1260 or 724-347-5016.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.