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Mahoning Valley Speedway will close out 2017 Octoberfast weekend, October 28-29

(LEHIGHTON, PA. 10-17-17) Mahoning Valley Speedway’s regular point season came to a close this past Saturday evening but there still remains one more show to run, the annual Octoberfast.

Taking place on Saturday, October 28, this event will go down in track history as the Modifieds will race for 200 laps and $6000-to-win. The distance and payout are both record amounts for the paved ¼-mile oval.

For the 200 the Modified teams will be allotted six American Racer tires. They can change a tire anytime during the feature. The race will also run straight through with no breaks.

The Octoberfast 2017 will also have a 60-lap/$1200-to-win Late Model feature. 75-lap/$1200-to-win Street Stock feature and a 50-lap/$500-to-win Hobby Stock feature. Vintage Stock Cars, many of which formerly raced at Mahoning Valley and Dorney Park Speedways, are also on the docket.

The Modified entry fee is set at $100. The Late Model and Street Stock entry fee is $60. Hobby Stock entry is $30.

Pit entrance is $50 per person. There will be early paid practice from noon to 2:00 pm at $25 per car. Regular warmups will take place starting at 2:30 pm with the first round of heats beginning at 4:00 pm.

Each race will award 100 championship bonus points towards the final 2017 standings. 22 cars will start each feature. Drivers will pick pills for heat starting spots. Feature line-ups will be heads up from the heat finishes.

Times and schedule are subject to change.

The complete purse breakdown will be released later this week.

Adult grandstand admission is $30. $2.00 off admission price for students, seniors 65 + and active Military. Children 10 and under are free.

On Sunday, October 29, Mahoning Valley Speedway will close out the season with the make-up show from October 15.

The track will be hosting a Big/Small/Jr. Car Enduro, Big/Small Car Demo Derby, All-Star Slinghots, Champ Karts and Micro Stocks.

Anyone who attends Octoberfast and returns for the Sunday show will be admitted to the grandstands for $5 provided you have your wristband from the pervious day.

On Saturday, October 21 from noon to 4:00 pm the track will hold an open practice. It will be $25 per car and $10 per person to entry the pits. Grandstand admission is free.

For additional information log onto www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com or on Facebook at Mahoning Valley Speedway. Mahoning Valley Speedway is located on PA route 443 just a few miles west of Lehighton.

SOUTHERN MODIFIED RACING SERIES: TIGHT POINT BATTLE – SEASON FINALE SATURDAY AT ORANGE COUNTY

     ROUGEMONT, N.C. – The 2017 season for the Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) comes to a close on Saturday night with a 75-lap feature at Orange Country Speedway.  With 11-events completed the Championship point battle is tight with Jeremy Gerstner, of Wesley Chapel, Fla., holding a five-point advantage over Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem.
 
 How much is five points in the SMRS point structure?
 
Finishing position is critical with the winner getting 100 points and a drop-off of two-points per position through the field.   A three-spot differential in the feature is a six-point swing.
 
The SMRS point structure also has bonus points:  5 points for the Precision Spindle pole award in qualifying, 5 points for leading a lap, and a 5-point bonus for leading the most laps. 
 
 With finishing position and the bonus points it’s virtually a head-to-head battle between Gerstner and Ward.   
 
For Gerstner the season has featured one win and he has racked up 60 bonus points.  Ward is a four-time winner – including March 25 at Orange County – and has 65 bonus points.   Ward has won six pole awards.
 
While Gerstner and Ward will have that “big picture” of a Championship in mind the other drivers will simply be looking for victory.  Burt Myers, of Walnut Cover, leads the series in wins this season with five.  Tobacoville’s Tim Brown is a two-time winner on the tour this season and John Smith is a single race winner.  
 
Those drivers will all be looking to boost their win totals while a strong field of competitors will be looking for first wins in 2017.
 
 The Southern Modified Racing Series will be joined by the Pro All Star Series (PASS) super late models who will compete in a 150-lap feature.  The Limited Sportsman are also on the schedule.
 
Race time is 7pm Saturday.  Orange County Speedway is located at 9740 NC Highway 57 in Rougemont, N.C.
 
                More information on the Southern Modified Racing Series is available at www.SouthernModifiedRacingSeries.com or on the organizations Facebook page.

WALL’S SPOOKY SPECTACULAR SET FOR SATURDAY (OCT. 21) OCT. 28 RAINDATE IN EFFECT

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Although the current long range forecast says that October 21 will offer near perfect weather for the annual running of the “Spooky Spectacular” at Wall Stadium Speedway, officials are taking no chances as an October 28 rain date has been announced. On either October 21 of on October 28 if needed, pit area gates will open at 11:00 a.m., practice starts at noon, grandstand seating opens at 2:00 p.m. and qualifying starts at 2:45 p.m. with main events immediately to follow at around 4:00 p.m.
An impressive field of Freehold Ford Modified stock cars can be expected when a 75-lap main event offering $3,000 to the winner headlines the annual Spooky Spectacular stock car racing card.
Newly crowned Modified driving champion and six-time winner Jimmy Blewett of Howell is sure to be a favorite as are top point earners four-time winner Steven Reed of Jackson and three-time winner Andrew Krause of Holmdel. Two-time winner Derek Hopkinson of Toms River and impressive rookies Blake Barney of Jackson and Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa. are also expected to be among those in the Modified field.
Also on the October 21 Halloween themed card will be the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, led by 2017 champion Scott Riggleman, in Twin 25 lap races and the Snap-on Sportsman cars, led by newly crowned champion Tyler Truex of Mayetta, in a 25-lapper. Robert French of Howell, the 2017 Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars champion, is expected to be in the field in a 25-lap main event and the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, led by recent title winner Brian Osborn of Howell, will race in a 25-lapper.
With the season-long title chase completed drivers in all divisions can forget about earning points and race strictly for the prize money offered.
Also featured during the festivities will be a “Haunted Carnival” in the grandstand midway area. Included in the grandstand admission price fans will have the opportunity to play a variety of carnival games as much as they like in order to collect tickets to win prizes such as stuffed animals, candy, toys and more. Fans are also welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to the track to add to the fun.
Once the October 21 event is in the books all attention will turn toward the 44th running of the “Turkey Derby” on FridaySaturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend during the daylight hours.
Wall Stadium Speedway is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. More information can be obtained by visiting www.wallspeedwayracing.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.