(Mercer, PA January 13, 2017): Mercer Raceway Park is changing its Saturday Night Live! racing program which has been the backbone of the schedule in recent years. “We experimented with a two-tiered format last season, by having several of our support classes starting earlier in the day. But, the lessons learned from that experience suggested that we needed to move in a different direction,” observed Bill Altman, the track’s owner. “So, we are going to scale back our program by eliminating two of the divisions, and move the starting time to 6:30 for better racing. This will allow our fans to arrive a little later, see the entire program, and still get out at a reasonable hour.” The new Saturday Night Live! program will consist of 410 Sprint Cars, 305 Sprint Cars, 358 Modifieds, Modified Lites, and Mini Stocks.
“It was a hard decision to drop the Stock Cars and Junior Sprints from our staple program,” Altman said. “We want those competitors to know that we appreciate their past support and that they still have a place at Mercer Raceway Park.” Each class will appear at selected special events during the season, including the season-ending extravaganza, the Little Guy Nationals.
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.
Mercer Raceway Park is still gathering its marketing partners for the 2017 season. If you have a business that would like to become part of the excitement, please contact the track office at 724-662-1310.
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.