The Kittanning Comet Returns to Mercer’s Victory Lane

Guidace, Bova, Moore, Spinneweber, Hickok and Myers Also Winners

Mercer, PA (June 28, 2014): The Kittanning Comet, Rod George, was sighted in victory lane at Mercer Raceway Park for the first time since the opening race of the season. The 410 Sprint Car that he rode to victory in the Luxaire Heating & Cooling/McCrudden Heating & Supply sponsored event was the same machine that tumbled end over end a few weeks prior. Master craftsman Ronnie Trevis “fixed it good as new,” George said. He got to celebrate with the Twin State Auto Racing Club this night.

Frankie Guidace won the one-lap dash for cash in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Cody Bova grabbed his first career victory in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors after an opening lap crash in turn two decimated the field. Trusty Rusty Moore chalked up another win in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. Caleb Hickok earned his third triumph of the season in the Mini Stocks presented by Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles. The Vintage Dirt Modified go went to the Reno Rocket, Les Myers.

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Sodeman Is Mid-Season Champ at Mercer Raceway Park

McGinley, Morris, Englert, Moore, and McConnell also Crowned

Mercer, PA: Herr’s snacks presented Meet your Heroes Night at Mercer Raceway Park. Jack Sodeman, Jr. stormed to victory in the Mid-Season Championship for the 410 Sprints running under the twin banners of Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden Heating & Supply. The win unofficially put him into the lead in the season’s standings.

In the Mini Stock division, sponsored by Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles, points leader Mike McConnell padded his lead with a wire-to wire victory in the evening’s opening feature event. J.R. McGinley took advantage of Eric Gabany’s difficulty navigating through lapped traffic to capture the win in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Big George Englert took the unofficial points lead in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites with his win and a disappointing outing by defending champ Shane Pfeuffer. Jimmy Morris romped to victory in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Rusty Moore prevailed in the finale for the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars.
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Our Condolences

The staff, drivers and fans of Mercer Raceway Park offer our sincere condolences to track owner Bill Altman on the passing of his sister Pat Rigby.

Calling All Drivers and Crew Members

Calling ALL drivers and crew members the MRP Kids Club is hosting a Color Contest just for you! That’s right; we want to reverse things up and see how our drivers and crew members can color! Release your inner child!

Pick up your entry form from Don or Jess Kennedy and turn it back in by June 28th. Fans will vote on July 12 and we will announce the winner on July 13. Fans will vote by placing spare change in a container that goes with their favorite entry with all money collected going to the Dream Racer Project

Lynch Wins for the Kids at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (June 14, 2014): Ed Lynch, Jr. made a rare appearance at Mercer Raceway Park pay off on Auto Racers for Kids Night, presented by Bonnell’s Collision Center. The win was worth $3,000 to Lynch, but the real beneficiaries were the disadvantaged children of Northwest Pennsylvania. The proceeds of this event went to children’s charities, such as the Court Appointed Special Advocate program of Mercer County.

Eric Gabany snatched the lead from Lonny Riggs midway through the 358 Modified feature and he held control the rest of the way to garner his second win of the season. C.J. Jones led the entire distance, but he had to withstand a furious challenge from divisional rookie Cody Bova, with six laps remaining in the Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Jeff Teeters topped the Modified Lites for the second time this season. Caleb Hickok wore the nightcap for the Mini Stocks. It was his second triumph of the season.

“The clean air here at Mercer really helped out a lot,” Lynch said. Every time he approached lapped traffic, it seemed as though a caution would come out, giving Lynch the open track once again. However, he had to master the numerous restarts, which posed no problems for him. “I couldn’t believe that the inside took off that many times,” he explained. Late in the going, though, Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Sheldon Haudenschild tried the outside line, to no avail.

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