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20th annual “Little guy nationals” all set for Mercer Oct 4-5; 8 classes per night with a complete show each night!!!
By Jim Balentine
In 1999 an idea to have a special “nationals” for the 358 Modifieds and the Pure Stocks at Mercer was created to be run in late September. The drivers responded with over 50 358 Mods and over 80 Pure stocks filling the pit area. As the 21st century began a record 122 stocks along with 58 358 modifieds in the year 2000.. and a now long standing tradition was born.
Now in 2019 the “Little Guy Nationals“ reaches its historic 20th anniversary under the Michael’s ownership. As always there will be a complete show both friday and saturday oct 4-5 with 8 different classes each night .
Headlining the card will be the 2 classes that started it all…the 358 Modifieds which will run for $1500 to win Friday and $3000 on Saturday and the Penn/Ohio Pro stocks competing for $1300 to win Friday and $1500 on Saturday. Also scheduled will be the FASTRAK modifieds running for $1000 and $1500, the Mod lites competing for $400 and $500, the mini stocks racing for $300 and $500, the 270 micro sprints racing for $400 and $500, the 305 sprints racing Friday for $600 to win, the 2 barrel economods racing Saturday for $600 and the Junior Sprints also competing on Saturday. There will be a spectacular fireworks display by Gibson fireworks also on Saturday.
For Friday pit gates will open at 3 pm, grandstands at 4 pm, hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6 pm. Grandstand admission will be $12, Seniors $10 and children under 13 are free with paying adult. Pit fees will be $30 , seniors and kids 10 and under $25.
On Saturday pit gates open at 1 pm, grandstands at 2 pm, hot laps at 3:30 and racing at 4 pm. Grandstand admission will be $15, seniors $13, and children under 13 will be free with paying adult. Pit fees will be $35, seniors and kids under 10 will be $30.
Camping is free all weekend with no hook ups. Please clean up after yourselves, this is how we can keep camping free.
There will also be a practice session held Thursday Oct 3rd beginning at 6 pm. Grandstands will be free with a $20 pit fee.
A registration fee will also be required for a driver that has not completed at Mercer this season.
For more information please visit out Facebook page or our website at www. mercerracewaypark.com or call on race day 724-662-1310.