“Wheelman” Matus Rolls to Kekich Memorial Victory

Gabany, Bova, Miller and Darocha also Score

Mercer, PA (August 9, 2014): “Wheelman” is one of several nicknames belonging to third generation driver Brandon Matus, and he showed everybody why he claims that moniker. He held off a couple of furious challenges from Adam Kekich and scored his first 410 Sprint Car feature at Mercer Raceway Park in the Putsy Kekich Memorial sponsored by Sunburst Environmental & Bonnell’s Rod Shop. It was his second triumph of the weekend and it came just one day after he celebrated his 20th birthday with a win at another local track.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Eric Gabany ran a strong race, and benefited from two different leaders breaking while out front, to score his third win of the season. Cody Bova took his second win of the season in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Gary Miller scored an inspirational win in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. The nightcap for the Rock Concrete Modified Lites was won by Jason Dracocha for his first Mercer Raceway Park victory. Because of the special event status of the program, no points were awarded in any of the divisions.

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Approaching Storms Force Postponement of Action at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (August 2, 2014): Once again, an approaching storm front led to a postponement of the racing at Mercer Raceway Park. The show was to be a Saturday Night Live! program with bicycle races for the children. The younger set will get to compete on August 16, when the rainchecks and wristbands from last week’s cancellation can be used. Coming up next weekend, the speedway will host a doubleheader, weather permitting, of course.
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Rain Halts Mercer Races, Smackdown! Postponed Two Weeks

Mercer, PA (July 26, 2014): Rains cut the Saturday Night Live! racing program short at Mercer Raceway Park and the extended forecast promised more moisture, causing management to postpone the Sunday racing card. Before the storm front moved into the area, the heat races were completed for the two winged Sprint Car divisions.

The Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors were the first class onto the speedway Saturday evening. Twenty-one cars signed in to compete. The victories went to C.J. Jones and Ken Rossey. Making his first start in several weeks was Michael Bauer. Bauer was the division’s point leader before he crashed his potent machine. After it was repaired, Bauer moved up to the 410 Sprint Cars. His new ride is the Lockhart number 58 formerly driven by third-generation driver Sye Lynch.

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MRP Kids Club Now Officially Part of MROA Ministries

MRP Kids Club not part of MROAOver the last few seasons the Kids Club has grown! As the Kids Club Directors (Don & Jess Kennedy) we felt the need to attend Motor Racing Outreach’s Ministry in Motor Sports training seminar in January 2014. By attending the seminar we gained valuable skills and knowledge that allows us to better assist our racing family in a much wider aspect.

After attending the seminar we felt the desire to join MROA (Motor Racing Outreach Association). As much as we don’t want to see it, Tragedy/Crisis situations do arise in motorsports, but we are now ready to assist our local racing community alongside our fellow MROA chaplains: Bill Beck, Tim Thoma ( Lernerville Speedway), Kevin Green and Scott & Judy Huey ( Hummingbird Speedway).
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Rain Foils Mercer Raceway Park; Doubleheader Weekend Next

Mercer, PA (July 19, 2014): Steady rains overnight and continuing into raceday inundated the track and grounds at Mercer Raceway Park forcing a cancellation of the Racing for a Cure Night. The event benefiting the American Cancer Society will be made up at a later date.

Next week, the speedway will host a pair of racing programs. July 26 will feature a Saturday Night Live! event. Sunday, July 27, will be the make-up date for Smackdown!, round two of the contest between the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds and the BRP Modified Tour.
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