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 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
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.
Feil, Holden, Blair, Callahan, Englert, and Bish Triumph
Mercer, PA (June 7, 2014): Adam Kekich celebrated his twenty-first birthday in fine style, earning the win in the 410 Sprint Car feature presented by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden’s Heating & Supply. It was his third career victory in a track where two prior generations of Kekiches achieved much success.
Andy Feil launched himself from third to first in the first two corners of the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors and went on to claim his second victory of the season. The victory propelled him into the points lead in this growing class. Jimmy Holden won the non-stop 20 lapper for the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Max Blair returned to his old stomping grounds, and circled the track like he never left. He earned the win in the unsanctioned Crate Late Model main. Trooper Tim Callahan prevailed in the Mini Stock race run under the twin banners of Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles. Big George Englert would not be denied the win in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites. The Precise Racing Products Stock Cars were the finale this evening, and the laurels went to Curtis J. Bish for the second time this year.