Traditional Sprints and Truck and Tractor Pulling at the Park

Who could blame track manager Frank Benic and B.O.S.S.-man Aaron Fry if they sing a duet of “Rain, Rain, Go Away” Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park? Both the speedway and the region’s premiere non-wing sanctioning body have been hard hit by inclement weather so far in 2015. But, the extended forecast for the holiday weekend is looking favorable for the first of two consecutive Sprint Car specials. And, were that not enough to appease any motorsport enthusiast, Sunday evening the track will host the All American Spring Nationals Pulling Event presented by the All American “Smoker Series” on May 24. The pull will have a rain date of May 25, if needed.

B.O.S.S. sprintsThe Mo Vaughn Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series has yet to complete a program this season. So, the event at Mercer Raceway Park will be the first to go in the record books. Will the winner be one of Fry’s touring racers, of will it be a Mercer regular? Regardless who gets the bragging rights, the fans will see one spectacular show.

The B.O.S.S. tour boasts up to 20 drivers who are committed the the wild and wooly back ’em in style of Sprint Cars without wings. But many of the 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels 410 Sprint Car competitors are equally adept at racing without that massive wing overhead. And, you know that Superman, Arnie Kent, will be in the house for this one!

Joining the fun will be the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, and the Eperthener’s auto Wrecking/Ray’s Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks.

Gates will open at 4 p.m., with practice starting at 6:30, and racing at 7.

Remember, too, that this will be Scrappers Night, so come out early for all of the special promotions involving the Mahoning Valley Scrappers Baseball Club.

There will be special event ticket prices in effect on Saturday. Adult admission will be $15, seniors (60+) will be $13, and students (9-15) will be $7. Children (8 and under) will be free. The Family Pass will be available for $32, and that will cover mom, dad, and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.

BLACK SHEEP.14Then, Sunday, the earth will shake when the powerful trucks and tractors of the All American “Smoker Series” assault the pulling pit. The gates will open at 4 p.m., with the first pull set for 6:30.

The ticket pricing for the pull will be as follows. Adult admission will be $15, seniors (60+) will be $13, and students (9-15) will be $7. Children (8 and under) will be free. The Family Pass will be available for $35, and that will cover mom, dad, and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $25.

If you cannot make it to the track for either of these special programs, the merry month of May will
conclude with a Sprint Car spectacular courtesy of Bonnell’s Rod Shop. The Patriot Sprint Tour will bring in their 360 powered machines to join the 410 Sprints presented by 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels and the Outlaw Sprint Warriors sponsored by Bonnell’s Rod Shop. The Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds and the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites will round out the card.

Remember that y ou can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track’s website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

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.

Important Updates for the week of May 17

Mercer Raceway Park Clarifies Schedule and Confirms Practice Session

AttentionOpen Practice on Wednesday – Gates open at 4, practice starts at 5. Grandstands will NOT be open. Pit pass is $25.

Mod Lites will NOT be on the racing card this Saturday (May 23). There is a national TUSA event at another track that night.

The Spring Nationals pulling event starts at 6:30 pm on Sunday (May 24).

Prices for this weekend:
Saturday May 23
Pit Pass: $30
General Admission:
Adult $15
Senior (60+) $13
Students (9-15) $7
Kids 8 and Under Free
Family Pass * $32 Includes Mom and/or Dad and up to four kids


Sunday May 24
Pit Pass: $25
General Admission:
Adult $15
Senior (60+) $13
Students (9-15) $7
Kids 8 and Under Free
Family Pass * $35 Includes Mom and/or Dad and up to four kids


Mercer, PA (May 18, 2015): Mercer Raceway Park clarified the schedule for this week’s oval track action and it confirmed the first practice session of 2015.

On May 23, the following classes will race along with the Mo Vaughn Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series non-wing Sprint Cars:

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors
Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds
Precise Racing Products Stock Cars
Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks

There will be NO Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites.

The 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels 410 Sprint Cars will be allowed to compete with the B.O.S.S. series, sans wings of course.

Full points WILL be awarded to the Outlaw Sprint Warriors, 358 Modifieds, Stock Cars, and Mini Stocks.

Track management acknowledges that there were inconsistencies in the previously published schedules, and it apologizes for any inconvenience.

The first practice session of the 2015 season will be held this Wednesday, May 20. It will be open to all classes of cars. The pit gates open at 4 p.m. Practice will commence at 5 p.m. Pit Passes will be $25. Due to insurance regulations, no spectators will be admitted to the grandstand area.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track’s website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

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.

Sunday! Sunday! Sundayyyyy!!!!

Coming to Mercer Raceway Park THIS Sunday!

The 2015 start of the Big Rigs Pulling Series comes back to Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, PA. Complete the pull with “Smoker” tractors, Super Modified RWYB 4×4 Trucks and the all-new Work Stock 2.5 Diesel 4x4s.

BIG RIGS Spring Nationals

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Racing Canceled at Mercer Raceway Park; B.O.S.S. and Pulling up Next

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Mercer, PA (May 16, 2015): Rainy weather once again forced Mercer Raceway Park to cancel the Saturday Night Live! racing program set for May 16, but that will simply whet everyone’s appetite for a double helping of motorsports fun on May 23 and 24. The Mo Vaughn Transport Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will headline the action on the oval on Saturday, May 23. Then, the attentions will turn to the pulling pit for the All American Spring Nationals Pulling Event presented by the All American “Smoker Series” on May 24. The pull will have a rain date of May 25, if needed.

The hot topic of discussion leading into the B.O.S.S. invasion will be how many Mercer regulars will take off their wings to compete with some of the best “traditional” sprint car pilots? Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Scott Priester are two who can be counted on to remove the wings. And, Brandon Spithaler has a foot in both camps. He’s always at the Park whenever he is not off chasing the B.O.S.S. title. The B.O.S.S. tour boasts up to 20 drivers who are committed the the wild and wooly back ’em in style of Sprint Cars without wings.

Gates will open at 4 p.m., with practice starting at 6:30, and racing at 7.

There will be special event ticket prices in effect on Saturday. Adult admission will be $15, seniors (60+) will be $13, and students (9-15) will be $7. Children (8 and under) will be free. The Family Pass will be available for $32, and that will cover mom, dad, and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.

Then, Sunday, the earth will shake when the powerful trucks and tractors assault the pulling pit. The gates will open at 4 p.m., with the first pull set for 6:30.

The ticket pricing for the pull will be as follows. Adult admission will be $15, seniors (60+) will be $13, and students (9-15) will be $7. Children (8 and under) will be free. The Family Pass will be available for $35, and that will cover mom, dad, and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $25.

If you cannot make it to the track for either of these special programs, the merry month of May will
conclude witha Sprint Car spectacular courtesy of Bonnell’s Rod Shop. The Patriot Sprint Tour will bring in their 360 powered machines to join the 410 Sprints presented by 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels and the Outlaw Sprint Warriors sponsored by Bonnell’s Rod Shop. The Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds and the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites will round out the card.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track’s website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

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.

ATTENTION ALL RACERS

AttentionWhile management of Mercer Raceway Park continues to evaluate the potential changes to the format for the racing program, there will be NO CHANGES in the format at this time. Please watch the website for a future announcement regarding any such changes. In the meantime, racing events will continue to operate according to the current rules. There will be NO FORMAT CHANGES in effect on May 16, 2015.