(LEHIGHTON, PA. 4-2-17) With approximately 70 cars on hand for the final day of Test and Tune, Mahoning Valley Speedway wrapped up the pre-season activities and it’s now all systems full steam ahead for the start of the 2017 season set for Saturday, April 8.
Sunday’s Test and Tune showed that racers of the paved ¼-mile oval are indeed anxious to get rolling, evident by the impressive turnout of cars, one of the best in recent years.
Throughout the day-long practice session drivers continually made laps to dial-in setups for the upcoming opener and judging by unofficial lap times it should be quite competitive across all six classes.
There was also a great look into the pride of their race cars as many teams unveiled eye-catching paint schemes and there is more to come.
The focus now switches to the first point paying race of the year with Opening Day 2017. The program will be made up of all six regular track classes including Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks. Heat races begin at 6:00 pm.
The grandstands will open at 4:00 pm. Adult general admission is $14. $2.00 off admission price for students, seniors 65 + and active Military. Children 10 and under are FREE.
Pits will open at 11:00 am for anyone who would like to partake in early paid practice which will run from noon to 3:00. Regular practice begins at 4:30. Sign-ins are from 3-4:15.
The following week, April 15, the ATQMRA joins the stock car regulars for their season opener.
For additional information log onto www.mahoningvalley-speedway.