American Rental to once again back Mahoning Street Stockers Gamblers Series

(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.com or on Facebook at Mahoning Valley Speedway.

Southern Sizzler 150 Postponed

Southern Sizzler 150 Postponed

Whelen Southern Modified Tour Race Will Now Be Held April 2

                                                                    

Sophia, N.C. – Due to the forecast for rain throughout the day on Saturday, Concord Speedway has postponed the Southern Sizzler 150 originally scheduled to begin at approximately 6 p.m. The race for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is now slated for Saturday, April 2.

Austin Dillon Takes the Pole for the Auto Club 400

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Time Trial Results
Auto Club Speedway
20th Annual Auto Club 400
Fri, March 18, 2016
Track Qualifying Record:	Austin Dillon	03/18/16	38.200	188.482

Pos	Car	Driver	Team	Time	Speed	Lap #	# Laps	-Fastest	-Next
Qualifying Round:	3
1		3	Austin Dillon	American Ethanol Chevrolet	38.200	188.482	1	1	0.000	0.000
2		4	Kevin Harvick	Jimmy John's Chevrolet	38.231	188.329	1	1	0.031	0.031
3		11	Denny Hamlin	Sport Clips Toyota	38.372	187.637	1	1	0.172	0.141
4		31	Ryan Newman	Caterpillar Chevrolet	38.446	187.276	1	1	0.246	0.074
5		19	Carl Edwards	Subway Toyota	38.457	187.222	1	1	0.257	0.011
6		18	Kyle Busch	M&M's 75 Toyota	38.459	187.212	1	1	0.259	0.002
7		6	Trevor Bayne	AdvoCare Ford	38.520	186.916	1	1	0.320	0.061
8		24	Chase Elliott #	NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet	38.545	186.795	1	1	0.345	0.025
9		22	Joey Logano	AAA Southern California Ford	38.594	186.557	1	1	0.394	0.049
10		1	Jamie McMurray	McDonald's Chevrolet	38.638	186.345	1	1	0.438	0.044
11		47	AJ Allmendinger	Food4Less/Scott Products Chevrolet	38.775	185.687	1	1	0.575	0.137
12		5	Kasey Kahne	Farmers Insurance Chevrolet	0.000	0.000	0	0	-----	-----
Qualifying Round:	2
1		11	Denny Hamlin	Sport Clips Toyota	38.194	188.511	1	1	0.000	0.000
2		24	Chase Elliott #	NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet	38.195	188.506	1	1	0.001	0.001
3		3	Austin Dillon	American Ethanol Chevrolet	38.209	188.437	1	1	0.015	0.014
4		4	Kevin Harvick	Jimmy John's Chevrolet	38.226	188.353	1	1	0.032	0.017
5		6	Trevor Bayne	AdvoCare Ford	38.291	188.034	1	1	0.097	0.065
6		1	Jamie McMurray	McDonald's Chevrolet	38.327	187.857	1	1	0.133	0.036
7		22	Joey Logano	AAA Southern California Ford	38.350	187.744	1	1	0.156	0.023
8		19	Carl Edwards	Subway Toyota	38.360	187.696	1	1	0.166	0.010
9		18	Kyle Busch	M&M's 75 Toyota	38.362	187.686	1	1	0.168	0.002
10		47	AJ Allmendinger	Food4Less/Scott Products Chevrolet	38.365	187.671	1	1	0.171	0.003
11		31	Ryan Newman	Caterpillar Chevrolet	38.369	187.651	1	1	0.175	0.004
12		5	Kasey Kahne	Farmers Insurance Chevrolet	38.371	187.642	1	1	0.177	0.002
13		27	Paul Menard	FVP/Menards Chevrolet	38.401	187.495	1	1	0.207	0.030
14	*	21	Ryan Blaney #	Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford	38.404	187.480	1	3	0.210	0.003
15		2	Brad Keselowski	Wurth Ford	38.455	187.232	1	3	0.261	0.051
16		34	Chris Buescher #	Love's Travel Stops Ford	38.471	187.154	1	3	0.277	0.016
17		78	Martin Truex Jr.	Furniture Row Toyota	38.497	187.028	1	1	0.303	0.026
18		17	Ricky Stenhouse Jr.	Fastenal Ford	38.600	186.528	1	1	0.406	0.103
19		48	Jimmie Johnson	Lowe's/Superman Chevrolet	38.648	186.297	1	1	0.454	0.048
20		20	Matt Kenseth	DeWalt Toyota	38.654	186.268	1	3	0.460	0.006
21		44	Brian Scott #	Albertsons Co/White Tail Ford	38.673	186.176	1	1	0.479	0.019
22		16	Greg Biffle	Ford EcoBoost Ford	38.694	186.075	1	2	0.500	0.021
23		13	Casey Mears	GEICO Chevrolet	38.757	185.773	1	1	0.563	0.063
24		14	Brian Vickers	Jnssn Arnie's Army Chrtble Fndtn Chevrolet	38.797	185.581	1	1	0.603	0.040
Pos	Car	Driver	Team	Time	Speed	Lap #	# Laps	-Fastest	-Next
Qualifying Round:	1
1		2	Brad Keselowski	Wurth Ford	38.200	188.482	1	1	0.000	0.000
2		24	Chase Elliott #	NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet	38.215	188.408	1	1	0.015	0.015
3		4	Kevin Harvick	Jimmy John's Chevrolet	38.238	188.294	1	1	0.038	0.023
4		11	Denny Hamlin	Sport Clips Toyota	38.241	188.280	1	1	0.041	0.003
5		22	Joey Logano	AAA Southern California Ford	38.267	188.152	1	1	0.067	0.026
6		5	Kasey Kahne	Farmers Insurance Chevrolet	38.301	187.985	1	1	0.101	0.034
7		78	Martin Truex Jr.	Furniture Row Toyota	38.314	187.921	1	1	0.114	0.013
8		6	Trevor Bayne	AdvoCare Ford	38.334	187.823	1	1	0.134	0.020
9		20	Matt Kenseth	DeWalt Toyota	38.388	187.559	1	1	0.188	0.054
10		31	Ryan Newman	Caterpillar Chevrolet	38.388	187.559	1	1	0.188	0.000
11		1	Jamie McMurray	McDonald's Chevrolet	38.392	187.539	1	1	0.192	0.004
12		47	AJ Allmendinger	Food4Less/Scott Products Chevrolet	38.392	187.539	1	1	0.192	0.000
13		18	Kyle Busch	M&M's 75 Toyota	38.413	187.437	1	1	0.213	0.021
14		3	Austin Dillon	American Ethanol Chevrolet	38.413	187.437	1	1	0.213	0.000
15		48	Jimmie Johnson	Lowe's/Superman Chevrolet	38.414	187.432	1	1	0.214	0.001
16		17	Ricky Stenhouse Jr.	Fastenal Ford	38.417	187.417	1	1	0.217	0.003
17		27	Paul Menard	FVP/Menards Chevrolet	38.451	187.251	1	1	0.251	0.034
18		13	Casey Mears	GEICO Chevrolet	38.456	187.227	1	1	0.256	0.005
19		14	Brian Vickers	Jnssn Arnie's Army Chrtble Fndtn Chevrolet	38.486	187.081	1	1	0.286	0.030
20		19	Carl Edwards	Subway Toyota	38.505	186.989	1	1	0.305	0.019
21	*	21	Ryan Blaney #	Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford	38.561	186.717	1	1	0.361	0.056
22		34	Chris Buescher #	Love's Travel Stops Ford	38.575	186.649	1	1	0.375	0.014
23		16	Greg Biffle	Ford EcoBoost Ford	38.585	186.601	1	1	0.385	0.010
24		44	Brian Scott #	Albertsons Co/White Tail Ford	38.616	186.451	1	1	0.416	0.031
25		43	Aric Almirola	Smithfield Ford	38.627	186.398	1	3	0.427	0.011
26		41	Kurt Busch	Haas Automation/Monster Energy 	38.690	186.095	1	3	0.490	0.063
27		88	Dale Earnhardt Jr.	Nationwide/Batman Chevrolet	38.693	186.080	1	3	0.493	0.003
28		7	Regan Smith	AIPAC Chevrolet	38.773	185.696	1	3	0.573	0.080
29		15	Clint Bowyer	Visine Chevrolet	38.785	185.639	1	3	0.585	0.012
30		95	Michael McDowell	WRL General Contractors Chevrolet	38.817	185.486	1	3	0.617	0.032
31		10	Danica Patrick	TaxAct Chevrolet	38.898	185.099	1	3	0.698	0.081
32		42	Kyle Larson	Target Chevrolet	38.921	184.990	1	3	0.721	0.023
33		83	Matt DiBenedetto	Cosmo Motors Toyota	39.001	184.611	1	1	0.801	0.080
34		38	Landon Cassill	MDS Transport Ford	39.091	184.186	1	3	0.891	0.090
35		23	David Ragan	Dr Pepper Toyota	39.333	183.052	1	1	1.133	0.242
36	*	98	Cole Whitt	Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters Chevrolet	39.485	182.348	1	1	1.285	0.152
37	*	30	Josh Wise	SBC Contractors Chevrolet	39.571	181.951	1	1	1.371	0.086
38		46	Michael Annett	Pilot Flying J Chevrolet	39.865	180.610	3	3	1.665	0.294
39		32	Jeffrey Earnhardt #	Can-Am Ford	39.908	180.415	1	3	1.708	0.043

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