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Big Diamond/Mahoning Valley Speedways enter into marketing agreement

LEHIGHTON, PA. 6-25-18) On Friday night’s Big Diamond Speedway, the 3/8-mile dirt oval in Forestville puts on a great show of stock car racing. Saturday’s at the paved ¼-mile oval Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton the same can be said.

Each track can boast their own unique brand of action that always leaves fans coming back for more.

Separated by a mere 36 miles, familiar faces can also be seen in both grandstands as numerous buffs like an equal amount both dirt and asphalt racing.

Looking upon those prospects Jake Smulley, promoter of Big Diamond and Mahoning Valley’s Jack Carlino have made a commitment to offer spectators a $2-off discount when showing their respective front gate wristbands.

            Starting this Friday fans from Big Diamond can attend the next night at Mahoning Valley and take advantage of the $2-off deal. Likewise Saturday’s wrist bands from Mahoning Valley will offer the same discount the following Friday at Big Diamond.

            Please note that the wristband offer is can only be used on a per-week basis and not carry over an additional week.

            And, the special offer couldn’t start at a better time as both tracks have big nights planned.

This Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway the 2nd annual Dave Kamp Memorial Night will see plenty of bonus money available to racers in all four divisions.

The Mattera’s Electrical and General Contracting Modified division will compete in a $4000 to win feature. Additionally there will be a $300 to win Dave Kamp Memorial Cash Dash for the night’s heat winners sponsored by Red, White and Blue Auto Sales.

In the USS Achey Sportsman division, the winner of the 20-lap feature event will pay a total of $1300 thanks to a $300 bonus courtesy of Pioneer Pole Buildings. A $100 bonus will be given to the halfway leader of the feature sponsored by Ric’s Service Center of Palo Alto. A $150 hard charger bonus sponsored by Ed’s USA Auto Rental will also be available.

The Savage 61 Road Runners will race for a total of $608 thanks to a $158 feature winner bonus sponsored by Greg’s Auto Service and Collision.

The No Sweat Service Group Street Stock division will race for a payout of $900 to win. Included in that amount is a $400 bonus sponsored by Ken’s Tire.

Gates open at 5:30pm with warmups starting at 7:30. Friday’s general admission is $20, kids 10-11 are $10, under 10 free. Senior admission is $18 and as always active Military with ID are free.

Mahoning Valley Speedway is proud to announce that the second running of the Bill Teel Memorial Modified 4-16s will be held on Saturday, June 30.

Teel passed away in 2012. He won Modified titles in 1988, 1990 and 2000. He was also the 2011 Modified car owner champion with Tyler Haydt.

The Bill Teel Memorial Modified 4-16s will again consist of four 16 lap Modified features paying a minimum $816 to win each plus lap money and contingencies. There will be an overall top finisher who will receive additional money along with a huge trophy.

Drivers will draw for heat starting spots to qualify for the first feature. The next three races will be an invert for starting positions 6–20 provided all drivers are on the lead lap at the respective finishes. In-between features cars will be pitted in the staging area.

Also on tap will be Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks plus the ATQMRA TQ Midgets. Kids Big Wheel races take place at intermission.

The winner of the Street Stock feature will earn an additional $200 plus a free American Racer Tire.

Adult grandstand admission is $16, $2 off for students, seniors 65+ and active military. Children under 10 are free. Front gates open at 4 pm, racing begins at 6:00 pm.

For additional information log onto www.bigdspeedway.net or www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com

 

$20,000 up for grabs to win the Big Diamond and New Egypt Speedway track titles in 2018 courtesy of Insinger Performance and Sunoco Race Fuels

Insigner Performance and Sunoco Race Fuels, the leading provider of racing fuel in the Northeast have once again stepped up to the plate in their support of our local dirt modified racing. Insigner Performance has teamed up with Big Diamond Speedway and New Egypt Speedway to announce a $5,000 bonus to any driver who can win both the Big Diamond and New Egypt Speedway track titles in 2018.

The bonus being offered by Insigner Performance and Sunoco Race Fuels will provide a great incentive for a driver to run both Big Diamond Speedway on Fridays and New Egypt Speedway on Saturdays to vie for the $5,000 bonus. If a single driver was able to pull off winning the titles at both tracks, him and his team could take in total winnings in excess of $20,000.

In an era where it is uncommon to see tracks working together for the good of the sport this is a welcome start and hopefully a good sign of things to come in the future.

Big Diamond Speedway promoter Jake Smulley is excited for the 2018 season to get started and is happy to work together with Insigner Performance and Sunoco Race Fuels along with New Egypt Speedway to provide an extra incentive to the drivers to run both tracks.

“I talk to Joey (New Egypt track manager Joey Liquori) pretty often and we get along well.” Mentioned Smulley, “I told him last week that I was going to try to secure a sponsor to pay a bonus if a Modified driver can win both the Big Diamond Speedway and New Egypt Speedway points title and he was all for it. The potential to win up to $20,000 is a great incentive to run both tracks. We are already both under contract with Sunoco Race Fuels and I allow any track stamped American Racer tire to compete at Big Diamond on a weekly basis. It just made sense to try to do something between the two tracks and see how it goes.”

New Egypt Speedway track manager Joey Liquori is equally excited to be able to work together with one of his fellow track operators to give a little bit back to the drivers and teams that make this all possible.

“That’s a lot of money for somebody to race weekly.” In talking to Liquori. “The biggest thing is that the tracks are working together. Everybody wants race tracks to work together and now that some of us are hopefully some of the others will work together too. I think some of the racers will take advantage of it, so we’ll see what happens.”

Both Big Diamond Speedway and New Egypt Speedway have a tremendous schedule planned for 2018 with a multitude of special events that are sure to wet the appetite of both the competitors and the fans alike.

The 2018 season at Big Diamond Speedway is scheduled to get underway on Friday April 6thwith a 30 lap $4000 to win show for the Modifieds followed up by the annual “Money in the Mountains” big block/small block challenge the following Friday April 13thwith a first-place prize of $6000 to the winner. Some of the other highlights of the 2018 season schedule at Big Diamond is the first ever Modified Topless 35 feature on Friday May 4thpaying a cool $4000 to win.

The USAC Wingless Sprints will be in town for two shows in 2018 (5/18 & 7/20) as will the URC Sprints (5/25 & 6/22). The big paying modified shows continue in June when the STSS will present the fourth running of the Anthracite Assault which will be a combined North/South Series race sure to bring all the stars to God’s country on Tuesday June 5th. The George Stevenson Memorial race returns in 2018 but this year the format for the race will the fan popular “Twin 20’s.”

The “Prelude to the Coalcracker” 35 lap event paying $4000 will be the run again Friday August 17th in 2018 to get everyone ready for the tracks signature race on Sunday September 2nd, the $10,000 to win Jack Rich Coalcracker 72. Not be to be outdone, the tracks Sportsman teams will for the first time ever run a Summer Classic race sponsored by Leindecker Race Engines paying an unheard of $5,000 to the winner of the 40-lap race.

The Sportsman modifieds will also be a part of the Coalcracker weekend on Friday August 31stwhen they will run a 40-lap feature event with $1800 going to the winner. You can check out all of what’s happening at Big Diamond Speedway by going to their new websitewww.bigdspeedway.net

Down in the pine regions of New Jersey, the New Egypt Speedway has quite an impressive schedule in place for the 2018 season as well. The track which for years had been a spec 358 only track for its modified division has opened up the motor rules for 2018 so any combination motor will be legal for competition this season.

The 2018 season will get underway on Saturday March 24thwhen the track presents it’s March Meltdown 50 lap event paying $5,000 to win. The regular season will kick-off on Saturday April 7thwith a 40-lap double points event for the Modifieds.

Some of the other highlight shows for the speedway are the Twin 20’s night on Saturday April 28th. The track will present the “Garden State Gunfight 2” on Wednesday June 20thfor the Modifieds paying $6000 to win the 60-lap feature race. Saturday night July 7thwill be the Firecracker 40 followed by the “Jersey Rush VIII” on Tuesday July 24th.

The fan popular Twin 20’s return on Saturday September 1stand on September 22ndit will be the second annual “Legends of the Fall 75” a 75-lap feature event paying a tidy sum of $7500 for the victory.

The track will then conclude it’s 2018 season on Saturday October 20thwhen they present the sixth annual All-Star Cup Classic 60 lap $6000 to win race. For more information and to get the speedway’s complete schedule go to www.newegyptspeedway.net

It’s shaping up to be an exciting season at both Big Diamond Speedway and New Egypt Speedway in 2018 and with a little help from Mother Nature which everyone will agree owes us all a little cooperation it should be a banner season.

Thank you to Bruce Insinger and Insinger Performance for all of their support to make this possible. Insinger Performance is a major distributor of Sunoco Race Fuels and is the number one supplier of Methanol in the northeast. To contact Insigner Performance you can call them at 1-570-928-7300 or go to their website

atwww.insingerperformance.com. To find more information on Sunoco Race Fuels please go towww.racegas.com