(LEHIGHTON, Pa. 3-20-16) After a very successful series of special event features for the Street Stock racers of Mahoning Valley Speedway last season, American Rental Equipment of Lehighton and Allentown is proud to be back as the official sponsor of the American Rental Street Stock Gamblers Series (ARSSGS).
In 2015 there was a six race series held and followed the same format as a poker game. Monetary prizes of $800, $500, $400, $300 and $200 respectively went to the top six in the series with Mahoning’s all-time leader in Street Stock feature wins, Todd Ahner, capturing to ARSSGS title.
“It works out really well for us. We’re a local business and we like to support the town by keeping our advertising dollars in this area. There is at least 10 or more guys a week from the Street Stock division that come in and visit the store each week,” said Mike Piechota, who operates the Lehighton American Rental Equipment store located at 511 Mahoning Drive East.
American Rental Equipment offers rental items that range from Bobcat excavators and backhoes to tile saws, pressure washers, stump grinders, chippers and lawn equipment. They also rent party equipment, including hot dog rollers, bounce houses, folding tables and chairs, and cotton candy and popcorn machines.
The store sells many of the same products that are offered as rentals. For example, they are a dealer for Ferris and BigDog zero-turn mowers. Ferris mowers are best known for their full suspension system, which allows for a smoother ride while mowing.
“We look forward to sponsoring the Gamblers Series again. It gives those guys something to look to when those events come up,” said Piechota, who will also be doing some driving in the Series when he will buckle into the Steve Hoffman No. 21 Camaro.
“I really like the Street Stocks at Mahoning Valley. It is one of the more competitive classes that the track has to offer,” added Piechota, who will also be doing some driving in the Series when he will buckle into the Steve Hoffman No. 21 Camaro.
“I really like the Street Stocks at Mahoning Valley. It is one of the more competitive classes that the track has to offer.”
The first of the six races will be on Saturday, April 16. The following events will be held on May 28, which is a 75-lapper, then September 3 for the Triple 20s and the finale on October 22 which is part of Octoberfast 2016.
Zach Graver is the reigning champion of the Street Stock division. He claimed the crown by a scant five points over Randy Schlenker. Last season saw 19 different winners in 23 races.
Mahoning Valley racers will get their first opportunity of track time this upcoming Saturday, March 26 for the first of three Test and Tune days. April 2-3 are the other daters which will run from noon to 4:00 pm.
The cost for Test and Tune is $25 per car and $10 per person entering the pits. Grandstand admission is free for all three Test and Tunes.
Also, on April 2 there will be a Racers Flea Market that will begin at 10:00 a.m. Anyone wishing to sell items are welcome at no charge.
Opening Day is April 9, featuring the Modifieds running for $2800-to-win in the Break the Ice 75. Pit gates open at 11:00 a.m. followed by Modified inspection at 11:30 a.m. Sign-in takes place from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Heat racing will begin at 4:00 p.m. Also on the card will be Late Models, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks.
Additional news can be found on the track’s official website at www.mahoningvalley-speedway.