For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Lou Long (412-760-9755)
Final Night of Points at Michaels Mercer Raceway;
Five Championships to be Decided Saturday
(Mercer, PA August 21, 2019): “It all comes down to this race,” said Ed Michaels, the owner of Michaels Mercer Raceway. “The drivers have worked all season long, and there is just this one last chance to garner points toward the championships in all of the Fast Five divisions.” In three of the classes, the contests are too close to call. So, you will want to be on hand yourself this Saturday, August 24, to see just who comes away with the titles.
The Diehl Ram Big Block Modifieds have three drivers in contention. The father and son team of Rex King, Sr. and Rex King, Jr. are tied for the lead. But, Dave Murdick is just seven points behind. Each of them should get two opportunities to rack up precious points, as both the heat and feature races will count toward the championship. Other positions will also be on the line, but most eyes will be on that trio.
Likewise, in the Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars, there is a tie going into the final round of action. Jacob Gomola and Kyle Colwell will go head to head for the crown. Hard Welding and Fabrication and River Valley Butcher Block are the sponsors of this class.
In the Turn 4 Toilets Fastrak Limited Modifieds, two points separate Brian Schaffer and Shayne Izzo in their quest for the championship.
By taking a green flag in her heat or the feature event, Vivian Jones will make history at Michaels Mercer Raceway. She will become the first female driver to earn a championship in any division. She has risen to the top of the Barris Trucking Modified Lites.
Joe Campbell has a fourteen point margin in the Mini Stocks presented by Ray’s Racing Collectibles and Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking. Mike Porterfield has a mathematical chance to come away with the title, but he will need some luck on his side, as only 30 points will be on the line in the heat and feature.
Dozens of other racers will be in action, too. While some of them cannot move ahead in the standings, they still have the incentive to race hard to get a feature win.
The Pit gates will swing open at 4 p.m. and the front gate will open an hour later. Practice sessions will start at 6:30. The first heat race will go green at 7 p.m.
The final regular season race will feature standard admission pricing. That means that adults will see the show for just $12. Seniors (60+) will come in for $10. Children (13 and under) will be admitted for free if they are in the company of a paying patron. Pit Passes will be available for $30. Seniors (60+) and children (10 and under) will be admitted to the Pits for $25.
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.net, and follow the easy steps.
About Michaels Mercer Raceway: Michaels Mercer Raceway is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstates 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 early October. For more information, check out www. mercerracewaypark.com.