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05-17-2011, 08:53 PM
Mahoning Valley Speedway Hand One Modified 100 Poker Series race set for Saturday night

(LEHIGHTON, PA 5-17-11) Lehighton’s Mahoning Valley Speedway is gearing up for the first of five Modified 100 Poker Series races this coming Saturday night, May 21 starting at 6:00 pm. Gates open at 4:00 pm.
Now entering its third year, the Mahoning Poker Series has become the signature event at the popular paved quarter mile oval. Not only do the tough-as-nails weekly track warriors compete for the $3000 first place prize money but so too do a wide variety of other local and regional asphalt Modified talents which always leads to some outstanding short track action.
The Poker Series is an exclusive event to Mahoning Valley as no other track has run such a promotion of this kind.
The tournament is played in a 7 card stud format. The top three drivers with the best poker hand will share in a $5000 jackpot with first place paying $2500, $1500 for second and $1000 for third. There is also a bonus of $1000 being paid this year to the driver with the worst poker hand.
There are a pair of 35-lap ‘Wild Card’ features in which drivers can utilize cards from those events to better their hand if need be. Thus far point leader Earl Paules leads the tournament with an Ace of Diamonds which he acquired two weeks ago in the first wild card event.
Drivers must compete in the 5 100 lap races to be eligible for poker money.
The Modified drivers will run two lap time trials with the top 12 locked into the main event. All others will then contest in heats and a consolation in order to fill out the remaining starting spots.
Included that night will be the Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods and Pro4 Late Models plus the 4c Super Modifieds.
Also next Saturday the first 300 adult paying fans attending the races will receive a free general admission ticket to attend the June 11 Pocono ARCA 200, an 80-lap, 200-mile ARCA Series presented by Menards race. It is the lead-in event to the Pocono 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race the following day at the 2.5-mile Tricky Triangle. There will also be NASCAR Sprint Cup pole qualifying that takes place prior to the ARCA race.
Furthermore, Mahoning race fans will also be eligible to win free Terrace Grandstand race day tickets to the June 12 Pocono 500.
Coming up in two weeks on Saturday, May 28 it will be another 100-lap run only this time for the Street Stocks racing in the Gene Bowers Memorial 100 paying $1000-to-win. Lap sponsorship is available for this event by contacting the track office.
Mahoning Valley Speedway, run under the direction of the husband and wife team of Doug and Gena Hoffman, is located on PA route 443, two miles west of Lehighton.
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.