Mercer Raceway Park http://mercerracewaypark.com Where Saturday Nights Come Alive! Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:21:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Wet grounds force cancellation for April 25 http://mercerracewaypark.com/wet-grounds-force-cancellation-for-april-25/ http://mercerracewaypark.com/wet-grounds-force-cancellation-for-april-25/#respond Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:03:46 +0000 http://mercerracewaypark.com/?p=4073 Racing is canceled for April 25.

Next up on the schedule is our first doubleheader weekend with the All Stars Circuit of Champions making the first of three appearances at The Park on Saturday, and then on Sunday we will have our oft-delayed Enduro which has been rechristened as the May Flower 150.

Joining the All Stars Sprints on Saturday, May 2, will be the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars operating under the Open Stock rules, and the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Gates will open at 4 p.m., and All Stars qualifications will begin at 7 p.m.

Then, on Sunday afternoon, May 3, the May Flowers 150 Enduro will go to the post. Also on the card will be the Full Bloom 25 for the Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking/Ray’s Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks. Gates will open at 10 a.m. and the green flag will fly at 1 p.m.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding any postponement of racing action at Mercer Raceway Park through Rainedout.com. You can sign up for this free service by clicking on the icon at the track’s website and following the simple 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.

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Kekich Claims the Gelt at Mercer Raceway Park http://mercerracewaypark.com/kekich-claims-the-gelt-at-mercer-raceway-park/ http://mercerracewaypark.com/kekich-claims-the-gelt-at-mercer-raceway-park/#respond Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:14:46 +0000 http://mercerracewaypark.com/?p=4009 Mercer, PA (April 18, 2015): Adam Kekich roared to a $4,000 victory in the 410 Sprints presented by 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels on opening night at Mercer Raceway Park. The third generation driver from nearby Hermitage proudly carried the colors of his new sponsor, Bonell’s Rod Shop, which also happened to be the benefactor for all divisions on this special night. Joining Kekick in celebration were Tommy Kristyak (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Cody Bova (Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), Curtis J. Bish (Precise Racing Products Stock Cars), Mark Marcucci (Rock Concrete Modified Lites, and Steve Longwell, Jr. (Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking/Ray’s Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks).

Kekich was enjoying the thrill of the chase, as he closed in on an old rival, Brandon Spithaler. “It was pretty cool racing with Spithaler like that again, we started in Karts the same year, and it seemed like either he was winning, or I was winning.” Their contest ended when Spithaler’s mount lost the right rear wheel just eleven laps into the fray. “It was a bummer that that had to happen, I would have liked to race with him a little bit more,” he added. Kekich noted “through traffic, we were a little bit better but Brandon was pretty good in the open air.” He added, “we were trying some new stuff and it was just coming on as the race went on, it just got better and better.”

The luck of the draw put Kekich on the pole with Brandon Spithaler by his side for the start of the first feature under the twin banners of 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels. Spithaler jumped out front, and he opened up a six car length advantage in no time flat. Spithaler seemed to be on cruise control, as he was seeking his fourth opening night victory at the Park. But, misfortune came his way when be lost the big right rear tire entering the first turn with 11 laps in the books. That handed the lead over to Kekich, who had closed in somewhat while the leaders were fighting their way through the lapped traffic.

Kekich sped away from good friend Brandon Matus when racing resumed. Matus had a slight margin over Dan Kuriger, but some heavy hitters were working their way to the front in a hurry. Jack Sodeman, Jr., driving the car of injured racer Jimmy Seeger, and defending track champion, Eric “Turkey” WIlliams, were on the march. They displaced New Yorker Todd Hoddick and Scott Priester. Meanwhile, Brent Matus was also starting to make some headway in the top ten.

Kekich pulled away as the laps wound down. On Lap 27, the second, and final, stoppage occurred when Davey Jones brought his mount to a halt in turn one. While the field was circulating under the yellow, Kuriger surrendered his top five position. Although that enabled Matus to close to his rear nerf bar, there was no doubt that Kekich was the star of the show.

Kekich led the last three laps to the finish without incident. Brandon Matus came home second., with Sodeman, Williams, and Hoddick completing the top five. Rod George, last year’s opening night winner, came across in sixth. Priester held off Outlaw Sprint Warrior graduate, Jimmy Morris, A.J. Flick, and Brent Matus.

The preliminaries belonged to Kekich and Spithaler. There was no B Main this night.

Veteran Tommy Kristyak drove his Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified to an emotional win. It was his first in over a decade a track that was his oyster back in the day. Kristyak won in every type of center-steered modified at the Park, including Six Cylinders, Sprortsmen Modifieds, Big Block Modifieds, and 358 Modifieds.

Kristyak chased newcomer Sid Unversagt, Jr. for the first five rounds of the contest. Then, he ducked to the inside to make the winning move. Kristyak had a comfortable margin through most of the race. but a caution with 19 down put Lonny Riggs right next to him for the restart. The yellow was for defending divisional champion Jimmy “the Jet” Holden, whose right rear tire shredded while he was in the top five.

Riggs had some troubles with the cushion when the green light flashed on again, and Kyle Fink slipped by for second. Frankie Guidace climbed into the top five, along with Clyde Gumpp, as Unversagt slipped back in the running order.

Unversagt held on for sixth, with New Yorker Ron Cartwright, Jr. next. Shayne Izzo, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., and Brian Schaffer rounded out the top ten.

Heat winners were Kristyak and Riggs. There was no B Main.

In the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warrior feature, Alex Paden set the early pace before spinning out of the lead. That handed the point to George Hobaugh, Jr., who was making his first start in the Lockhart 58. Hobaugh was doing his new owners proud for much of the race. However, the machine got looser and looser as the race wore on. That, plus some difficulties with lapped cars, allowed Bova to chase him down.

Meanwhile, all eyes were on Brandon Spithaler, who started the Skip Dougherty 27D last when Doughterty took ill after the heat races. Spithaler climbed all the way to fourth before retiring due to a mechanical woe.

Bova made a strong inside move as he and Hobaugh raced through turns one and two with 17 laps completed. Bova raced to the win, and Hobaugh maintained the second spot. Rob Felix was third, with Mod Lite graduate Darin Gallagher taking fourth. Mike Marano, II rallied for fifth.

Kotie Kirkbride was sixth, with Paden coming back through the pack to earn seventh. George Englert, the defending Modified Lite champion, was eighth in his first outing with a wing over his head. Evan Kornbaugh and C.J. Jones were ninth and tenth, respectively.

The heat victores went to Englert and Hobaugh. There was no B Main.

In the Precise Racing Product Stock Cars, Pat Fielding and Ryan Moyer traded the lead several times before Fielding assumed command following a mid-race restart. Curtis J. Bish worked his way into second, while Brett McDonald and Gary Miller also cracking the top five.

A number of cautions and one red flag interrupted the final third of the race. During one interlude, Bish passed Fielding and he led the way to the checkers. Fielding held second, with Moyer in third. Gary Miller came back to reclaim fifth. He had spun while racing fourth and fought back with just a few laps remaining. Travis Norman was fifth.
Garrett Calvert took sixth, ahead of Brett McDonald, Dennis Clark, Chris Haines, and Rob Bates.

Miller and Bish prevailed in their respective heats. There was no B Main.

In the Rock Concrete Modified Lites, Mark Marcucci briefly surrendered the lead to Jacob Bova when his car got loose coming through turn four. However, within a couple of laps, Marcucci had the corner figured out, and he raced past Bova once again. Marcucci stretched things out over the remaining laps of the event.

Following Marcucci and Bova to the checkers were Keith Smith, Glenn Teeter, and Jason Darocha. Aaron Meister, Jason Johnston, Bill Stivason, Shane Webb, and Mike Flockerzi were the next five finishers.

Marcucci and Bova were the tops in the heats. There was no B Main.

Former champion Steve Longwell, Jr. made a bold late race pass of Russ Grossman to take the win in the Mini Stocks presented by Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles. Grossman’s teammate, Caleb Hickok was a very close third. Steve Longwell, Sr. and Tyler Fulton were fourth and fifth.

Tim Callahan raced back to sixth after he forfeited the lead on the opening lap of the race. Callahan’s hood came up as he entered turn one. After minor repairs, Callahan was one of the fastest cars on the track, but he ran out of laps. Alan Perry, Rudy Troples, Josh Seippel, and Roger Wigton were the next finishers.

Heat winners were Perry and Callahan. There was no B Main.

Next week will be a Saturday Night Live! racing event and Pittsburgh Circle Track CLub night. Two weeks hence, the All Stars Circuit of Champions make their first of three appearances at the Park. Remember, too, that the May Flowers 150 Enduro and Full Bloom 25 will be held on Sunday, May 3.

4 Your Car Connection/World of Wheels 410 Sprint Cars: Adam Kekich, Brandon Matus, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Eric Williams, Todd Hoddick, Rod George, Scott Priester, Jimmy Morris, A.J. Flick, Brent Matus, Gale Ruth, Sr., Dan Kurriger, Francis Sesco, Davey Jones, Brandon Spithaler, John McCracken, Jr. (DNS), Michael Bauer (DNS).

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Tommy Kristyak, Kyle Fink, Lonny Riggs, Frankie Guidace, Clyde Gumpp, Sid Unversagt, Jr., Ron Cartwright, Jr., Shayne Izzo, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Brian Schaffer, Max Smoker, Jimmy Holden, J.R. McGinley, Kevin Green, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Rich Whitney, Eric Gabany (DNS).

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Cody Bova, George Hobaugh, Jr., Rob Felix, Darin Gallagher, Mike Marano, II, Kotie Kirkbride, Alex Paden, George Englert, Evan Kornbaugh, C.J. Jones, Mark Rossey, Devin Litwiler, Ken Rossey, Brandon Spithaler, Darrin Pifer, Jacob Gomola, Andrew Rescemyer, Joe McEwen, Andy Feil.

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Curtis J. Bish, Pat Fielding, Ryan Moyer, Gary Miller, Travis Norman, Garrett Calvert, Brett McDonald, Dennis Clark, Chris Haines, Rob Bates, Jacob Billyk, Curt Bish, Jr., Andy Thompson, William Hurrelbrink, Chris Myers (DNS), Tim Burns (DNS).

Rock Concrete Modified Lites: Mark Marcucci, Jacob Bova, Keith Smith, Glenn Teeter, Jason Darocha, Aaron Meister, Jason Johnston, Bill Stivason, Shane Webb, Mike Flockerzi, Preston Roach, Shane Pfeuffer, Josh Christopher, Doug Jones (DNS).

Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking/Ray’s Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Steve Longwell, Jr., Russ Grossman, Caleb Hickok, Steve Longwell, Sr., Tyler Fulton, Tim Callahan, Alan Perry, Rudy Troples, Josh Seippel, Roger Wigton, Shane Shook, Todd Kougher, Todd Hanlon, Andy Proper, Corey Reitz, and Joshua Rathburn (DNS).

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Mercer Raceway Park Welcomes New Sponsors and Announces Schedule Change http://mercerracewaypark.com/mercer-raceway-park-welcomes-new-sponsors-and-announces-schedule-change-2/ http://mercerracewaypark.com/mercer-raceway-park-welcomes-new-sponsors-and-announces-schedule-change-2/#respond Sun, 08 Mar 2015 06:50:07 +0000 http://mercerracewaypark.com/?p=3847 4 your can connection and world of wheelsMercer, PA (March 7, 2015): Mercer Raceway Park is pleased to announce the sponsors for the 410 Sprint Car division in 2015, and the names will be familiar to the Western Pennsylvania motorsports community. 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels will present the speedway’s headline class. “We are proud to have these firms join us at Mercer Raceway Park,” said speedway owner and promoter Bill Altman. “They have been part of the racing family for a long time, and we are looking forward to having them partner with us for years to come.”

4 Your Car Connection is engaged in sales and rentals of used vehicles, and it boasts a full service center and towing operation as well. 4 Your Car Connection is located at 7082 U.S. Highway 322, in Cranberry, PA. The store is open Monday through Saturday, and evening hours are available during the week. But, if you are planning to shop on Saturday, plan to arrive early, as the store does close in the afternoon, so everybody can head to the racetrack to enjoy the fun. Check the website, www.4yourcarconnection.com for additional information.

World of Wheels sells ATVs, motorcycles, dirt bikes, cruisers, generators, and more from its shop located at 2572 State Route 257, in Seneca, PA. It is an authorized sales and service center for Honda, Kawasaki, Polaris, Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda Power Equipment, and Toro. Check out www.worldofwheels6.net for more information. Like 4 Your Car Connection, World of Wheels is open every Monday through Saturday. Evening hours are available during the week, but the shop does close early on Saturdays as well. You know that owner Bob Felmlee, a former Sprint Car champion at the Park, will want to be trackside to see his charges perform!

Returning to the fold are loyal sponsors Approved Toilet Rentals with the 358 Modifieds, Bonnell’s Rod Shop with the Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Precise Racing Products with the Stock Cars, and Rock Concrete with the Modified Lites. Once again, Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles will proffer the popular Mini Stocks.

Mercer Raceway Park will host Tony Stewart’s All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars three times during 2015. Stewart recently purchased the historic Sprint Car Tour, and plans are being made for a blockbuster season for the touring racers. The rift with an insurgent Sprint Car sanction has been resolved, and top talents from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere will be on hand, including former champions Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer, Chad Kemanah, and Greg Wilson. Rising star, Pittsburgh’s Danny Holtgraver will be joined by other up and coming drivers like Andrew Palker, Caleb Helms, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Lee Jacobs. May 2 will mark the first appearance for the All Stars. Please note a schedule change has been made for the two-day July 4 holiday extravaganza. Racing will now be held on Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4. Please mark your racing calendars to join us at the Park to celebrate Independence Day!

Coming up on Thursday through Saturday, March 12-14, fans will get to see more than twenty race cars on display at the Shenango Valley Mall. Stop out to see the shiny new machines before they hit the track for their first action of 2015.

The very next weekend, March 21, the races will get the cars out to play. There will be an open practice session, followed by the make-up date for the Jack Frost 150.

Racing will resume on March 28 with the Annual Chiller Thriller for the ULMS Late Models, UEMS Modifieds, unsanctioned Crate Late Models, and more!

Saturday Night Live! racing for the track’s super six divisions will kick off on April 4.

Remember, too, that you can get alerts regarding any postponement of racing action at Mercer Raceway Park through Rainedout.com. You can sign up for this free service by clicking on the icon at the track’s website and following the simple 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.

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TONY STEWART TO ACQUIRE ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS SPRINT CAR SERIES http://mercerracewaypark.com/tony-stewart-to-acquire-all-star-circuit-of-champions-sprint-car-series/ http://mercerracewaypark.com/tony-stewart-to-acquire-all-star-circuit-of-champions-sprint-car-series/#respond Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:30:13 +0000 http://mercerracewaypark.com/?p=3809 January 28, 2015 by EldoraPR

Purchase Secures Future of Nation’s Oldest Winged Sprint Car Tour


Tony Stewart will be the new owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2015.

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions logoINDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 28, 2015) – Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart has agreed to terms with Guy Webb, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series, to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour.

The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. The transaction between Webb and Stewart will proceed immediately.

“I’ve put my heart and soul into the All Star Circuit of Champions for many years, and it gives me great peace of mind to hand over the reins of this series to Tony Stewart,” Webb said. “Tony is dirt track racing’s biggest advocate, and he’s always working in the best interest of sprint car racing. His leadership will ensure the success of this series for many years to come.”

“My passion for sprint car racing is well known, and the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series has been a pillar of the sport for a long time,” Stewart said. “Racing is my business, and I look forward to building on the All Star Series’ already impressive legacy by taking it to a new level of success and sustainability.”

Stewart is a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion whose portfolio of dirt-track racing businesses include Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and Tony Stewart Racing, which fields entries for six-time and reigning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and 20-time World of Outlaws champion King of the Outlaws, Steve Kinser.

Augmenting the purchase of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series are the terms Stewart reached separately with Rob Hunter and Shane Helms, principals of the Renegade Sprint Series. The agreement will bring drivers from both series’ together under the All Star Circuit of Champions banner in 2015.

The 2015 UNOH All-Star Circuit of Champions schedule boasts 50 race dates and has been assembled through a collaborative effort between sanctioning bodies, existing speedways and promoters new to the series. Highlights include:

• A national point fund totaling more than $100,000.

• Season-opening events at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, Feb. 5-7 and at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, Feb. 11-12. The transition in ownership will see these events designated as non-point races.

• The first point race toward the national point fund will be March 28 at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio.

• Ohio Sprint Speedweek kicks off at Attica Raceway Park followed by traditional stops at Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Atomic Speedway, Fremont Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park and the $10,000-to-win finale at Fremont.

• Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway [and Mercer Raceway Park] will again play host to the All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series as part of several tours through the Keystone State.

• The season championship will conclude at the UNOH Sprintacular Oct. 10 at Eldora Speedway.

The full season schedule and new management team will be announced soon, and news updates will be posted as available on www.AllStarSprint.com.

An improved social media presence begins immediately on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com

This press release originally published at EldoraSpeedway.com

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Mercer Raceway Champions Feted, Schedule Released http://mercerracewaypark.com/mercer-raceway-champions-feted-schedule-released/ http://mercerracewaypark.com/mercer-raceway-champions-feted-schedule-released/#respond Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:21:30 +0000 http://mercerracewaypark.com/?p=3781 Mercer, PA (January 17, 2015): Mercer Raceway Park hosted the gala banquet and awards ceremony at the Normandy Banquet Center in Hermitage, PA, thus closing the books on the 2014 racing season. Points champions in the six Saturday Night Live! racing divisions were honored, along with some special recognitions being conferred. the tentative schedule was also released.

2014 Champions 2014 Champions Rookie of the Year - Evan Kornbau Most Improved Driver - Shawn Fleeger

Earning his second track championship in the 410 Sprint Car division was Greenville’s Eric “Turkey” Williams. Once again, the title battle went down to the wire, with his primary competition coming from veteran Rod George. The fans were all ready to see these popular drivers duke it out on the track, but foul weather on the final night of points wiped out any hopes of having them square off mano e mano. So, Williams claimed the crown in a memorable season in which he also took his wedding vows!

Adam Kekich and Brandon Matus made big strides in their racing careers, cracking the top five in the final standings. Jack Sodeman, Jr. held on for fifth, despite missing a number of events due to an injury sustained at another area speedway.

Steady Scott Priester was sixth in the final rankings, once again driving the immaculate machine owned by the First Lady of the Park, Martha Dionise. Dan Kuriger persevered through a multitude of mechanical woes to get the seventh position. Eighth went to 410 Sprint Car rookie A.J. Flick. Brent Matus and Francis Sesco completed the top ten.

Luxaire Heating & Cooling, along with local supplier McCrudden’s Heating & Supply were the benefactors of the 410 Sprints for the 2014 season, and many years before. The staff and management at the Park thank them for their loyal support and wish them well as they embark on new endeavors. Negotiations are still underway for the 410 Sprint Car divisional sponsor for the 2015 season.

Tiona’s Jimmy “the Jet” Holden regained his championship form in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified class, edging out Kyle Fink by just four markers. An added twist to their contest was the fact that the Holden racing team allowed Fink to use a back-up car to keep his points up after Fink’s mount sustained heavy damage in a mid-season crash. Frank Guidace, Eric Gabany, and J.R. McGinley rounded out the top five.

Shawn Fleeger barely missed making the first five, after having a position in the higher echelon for most of the season. Fleeger was also recognized as the track’s Most Improved Driver, a well-deserved honor.

Lonnie Riggs placed seventh, once again being sidelined far too often before the checkers fell. One night when Riggs had it all together, though, was when he spanked the BRP Modified Tour. It was the first time in the storied rivalry that a Mercer-legal 358 successfully defended the home turf against the touring Big Block Mods.

Three younger pilots, Makayla Guidace, Shayne Izzo, and Brian Schaffer, showed the promise of things to come, getting positions eight through ten.

Ohio pilot Jimmy Morris claimed the top honors in the Outlaw Sprint Warrior division, presented by Bonnell’s Rod Shop. Morris will not defend his crown, as he plans to move up to the more powerful 410 Sprint Cars for the 2015 season. Bonnell leaves the class in good, young hands, as several of the other top ten drivers are still learning the ropes, so to speak.

Second in the running order was Andy Feil, followed by Cody Bova. Both Feil and Bova are graduates from the Modified Lites. Fast and fearless C.J. Jones was fourth, with George Hobaugh, Jr. cracking the top five in his first fling in a full-sized Sprinter.

Mike Marano, III placed sixth, followed by Evan Kornbau, who was recognized as the track’s Rookie of the Year! Eric L. Williams, Devin Litwiler, and Alex Paden completed the top ten.

“Trusty” Rusty Moore once again dominated the Stock Car class at the Park. It was his unprecedented fourth consecutive championship. The New Castle veteran made a startling announcement that he sold his car and will not come back to try for one for the thumb!

While Moore had his way in the points standings, he had plenty of competition on the track, coming from the likes of Pat Fielding, Leigh Wheeler, Curtis J. Bish, and Ryan Moyer. William Hurrelbrink, Curt Bish, Gary Miller, Jr., Bob Schwartzmiller, and Garrett Calvert were also in the top ten.

Precise Racing Products presented the Stockers in 2014, and prior seasons, and negotiations are underway to continue that relationship.

“Big” George Englert celebrated the “roof flap dance” as he sped to a number of wins in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites. Englert will be moving up to the Outlaw Sprint Warriors for the 2015 season, and we cannot wait to see how the fun-loving driver will celebrate his first success in that tough class.

Jacob Bova topped Chris Logan by just two counters for the second spot. Mike Flockerzi and Josh Deems were fourth and fifth, respectively. Despite missing a couple of programs, Mark Marcucci was sixth in the final standings. Shane Webb, Shane Pfeuffer, Cory Webb, and Don Cain also received their accolades for top ten finishes.

Mike McConnell topped the Mini Stock rankings all season long. Tyler Fulton scored an impressive victory in the non-point event, the Snowlfake 25, but could not carry over that dominance into the regular season. “Trooper” Tim Callahan was third, and we wish him well in the Outlaw Sprint Warriors in 2015. Caleb Hickok and Shane Shook were fourth and fifth.

Steve Longwell, Sr. led Patricia Riffe to the podium. Rudy Troples, Roger Wigton, and Ed Haylett were also recognized for their accomplishments .

Once again, Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles will herald the Mini Stockers.

Wayne Sheets, a long-time track official, received a special award for his years of dedicated service preparing the region’s best racing surface.

Plans are underway for another dynamic 2015 racing season. Mercer Raceway Park will return to action on March 21, with the postponed Jack Frost 150 Enduro and Snowflake 25. The Chiller Thriller will be up next, on March 28. Once again, that program will feature the full-fendered cars. ULMS Late Models will team up with unsanctioned Crate Late Models, and Open Stocks. The UEMS Modifieds will round out the card.

The month of May will have three specials for the Sprint Car gentry. The All Stars Circuit of Champions will make its first of three appearances at the Park on May 2. The exciting Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will return on May 23 for the only non-wing show of the season. The Patriot Sprint Tour will close out the month with a 360 Sprint program on May 30.

Other big events for the Sprints will be the annual charity fete for Auto Racers for Kids, this time on June 13, and the two-day All Stars event over the July 4-5 holiday weekend. The Putsy Kekich Memorial will be held on August 8.

The oldest sanctioning body in the country, the America Racing Drivers Club, will bring the mighty Midgets back to the tricky oval, on July 11.

Smackdown! will be back, pitting the BRP Modified Tour against the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. That fun event will be held on August 15.

The Little Guy Nationals will close out the season on September 25 and 26. That race always attracts the top 358 Modified drivers, along with the region’s best in the Stock Car ranks.

Many other promotions are in the works for the 2015 season, but one new one will be Christmas in July! On the 25th, Santa will make an early stop at the Park, and all children will receive an early gift from the Jolly Old Elf.

Two Truck and Tractor pulling events will be held once again. The first action in the pulling pit will be May 24, with the final Fall Full Pull coming on September 19.

Watch the website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, for other announcements and promotions.

Remember, too, that you can get alerts regarding any postponement of racing action at Mercer Raceway Park through Rainedout.com. You can sign up for this free service by clicking on the icon at the track’s website and following the simple 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.

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2014 Kids Club in Review http://mercerracewaypark.com/2014-kids-club-in-review/ http://mercerracewaypark.com/2014-kids-club-in-review/#respond Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:24:40 +0000 http://mercerracewaypark.com/?p=3683 Every year Jess and Don Kennedy do an amazing job with the Mercer Raceway Park Kids Club, ministering to the kids and their families. And each year they put together a video review of the past season.

2014 Season in Review:

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2015 Rules http://mercerracewaypark.com/2015-rules/ http://mercerracewaypark.com/2015-rules/#respond Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:19:39 +0000 http://mercerracewaypark.com/?p=3678 The 2015 Mod Lite rules were added to the Rules page today, so all rules are now updated for 2015.

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Mercer Raceway Park Is Looking For A Few Good People http://mercerracewaypark.com/mercer-raceway-park-is-looking-for-a-few-good-people/ http://mercerracewaypark.com/mercer-raceway-park-is-looking-for-a-few-good-people/#respond Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:03:35 +0000 http://mercerracewaypark.com/?p=3573 As we head into the 2015 season, Mercer Raceway Park has a few job positions open. The positions open include:

  • Main Gate Worker
  • Side Gate Ticket Sellers
  • Pit Pass Sellers
  • Main Pit Gate Worker
  • Victory Lane Pit Gate Worker
  • Pit Official

If you are interested in one of these positions, please complete the form below and submit it.

Please do not apply in any other other manner, as this is the only accepted manner of application.

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Mercer Raceway Park Ticket Packages Make Great Holday Gifts http://mercerracewaypark.com/mercer-raceway-park-ticket-packages-make-great-holday-gifts/ http://mercerracewaypark.com/mercer-raceway-park-ticket-packages-make-great-holday-gifts/#respond Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:37:51 +0000 http://mercerracewaypark.com/?p=3559 Parking Spot Tickets for Jack Frost Also Available

Mercer, PA (November 14, 2014): 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 2015 racing season. 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 2015 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 $475. That’s right, you can save hundreds of dollars and be assured of seeing every lap of action!

The season pass and season pit pass are good for all of the track’s special events, too. That means you can take in the season opening Chiller Thriller, and visits from several touring series, 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).

And finally, if you would like to watch the annual Jack Frost Enduro, scheduled for January 3, from the warmth and comfort of your car, there are still a few reserved parking spots left for viewing. To purchase these parking spots, please call Track Manager Frank Benic at 724-662-1310.

The season passes and stocking stuffers can be ordered by downloading the order forms below.

Stocking Stuffers

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Jack Frost Enduro Set for January 3, Registrations Open http://mercerracewaypark.com/jack-frost-enduro-set-for-january-3-registrations-open/ http://mercerracewaypark.com/jack-frost-enduro-set-for-january-3-registrations-open/#respond Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:30:38 +0000 http://mercerracewaypark.com/?p=3546 We apologize for our earlier post that contained the incorrect date.

Mercer, PA (October 20, 2014): With the 2014 racing season complete, the staff and management of Mercer Raceway Park are already making plans for a bigger and better 2015. Once again, the fun will start on the first Saturday in January, January 3 to be exact, with the Jack Frost 150 Enduro and Snow Flake 25.

Rules and Registration Forms are available on our Jack Frost page.

Remember to register early, for starting positions in the big race will be determined by the order in which the entry blanks are received.

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

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