View Full Version : Dirt Mods and Street Stocks Set to Open Mahoning Season

02-05-2010, 07:25 AM
(LEHIGHTON, PA 2-5-09) Mahoning Valley Speedway has made a change to its previously announced Opening Night of April 17. The 2010 lid-lifter has been moved up one week to Saturday, April 11.

The highlight will be a pair of feature races for the Dirt Modifieds and Street Stocks.

Dirt Cars on Asphalt Spring 50 will be a 50 lap, $1200 to win main. 2010 marks the second season as a regular track class for the Dirt Mods and the speedway is showing its continued commitment to the class with this special extra distance, extra payoff show.

Randy Thomas of Palmerton is the defending Dirt Modified champion.
The Street Stocks will contest in a regular 25 lap main. For both classes this will be the first point races of the season.

Pit gates will open at 11:00 with open practice for all classes from noon to 3:00. Qualifying for the twin features starts at 3:30.

Pit admission is $25 for members and non-members. Grandstands, which open at noon, are $10.

One week later, April 17 at 6:00 pm, all regular track classes will be in action including the Modifieds, Late Models and Pro4 Late Models.

That evening will be headlined by a race that has yet to be run from 2009. The fifth and final event from the Mahoning Valley Speedway Poker Tournament will crown the champion of the special five-race match series for the Modifieds.

Last year five 100-lap $3000 to win shows were scheduled but after several tries due to inclement weather the finale was put on hold until 2010. A $5000 jackpot will be divvied between the top three drivers who are able to put together the best poker hand. That lucky trio will get $2500, $1500 and $1000 respectively.

Currently there are ten drivers who have a shot at sharing the payoff led by Eric Beers with a pair of Aces.

A whole new Mahoning Valley Speedway Poker Tournament will take place with another series of extra distance races but with some new twists that will be announced shortly.

A reminder also that on Saturday, February 20, Mahoning’s annual Winter Jam takes place at the Palmerton Hotel from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for drivers and teams to register for the upcoming season while enjoying a great pre-season get together.

The hotel is located at 304 Delaware Avenue Palmerton, PA 18071-1814
The track is slated to be open on Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28 from noon until 4:00 pm for a paid practice session as well as tech inspection for all regular track divisions. All classes/types of race cars are welcome to partake in the special test and tune dates. All practices offer free grandstand admission.

Mahoning Valley Speedway is conveniently located just west of Lehighton on PA Route 443. For additional updates and information log onto www.mahoningspeedway.com or call the track office at 570-386-4900. You can also follow the track on Facebook and Rainout.com.

02-20-2010, 12:56 PM
Will they be announcing the 2010 schedule tonight?

02-23-2010, 06:13 PM