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Mahoning Valley Speedway Sportsman Modifieds make debut this week; ATQMRA ready for 62nd season

   (LEHIGHTON, PA. 4-18-18) After an amazing Opening Night of racing at Lehighton’s Mahoning Valley Speedway that saw great weather, a great crowd and great racing, the popular paved ¼-mile oval is ready for week two this coming Saturday, April 21.

Saturday evening will be the debut of the Sportsman Modified class. There has been a lot of attention being given towards this division and much of that was seen in pre-season testing. The Sportsman will run 10-lap heats and a 25-lap feature.

Also coming out will be the American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association TQs for their first race of the season. This marks the 62nd season for the ATQMRA and Mahoning Valley has always been a favorite stop on the yearly tour. The TQ Midgets have the distinction of being the fastest cars to turn a lap at Mahoning, getting around in blistering speeds and laps at times that dip below 9-seconds.

Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks are in action. The Dirt Mods have this week off.

Grandstand admission is $12. $2 off for students, seniors 65+ and active military. Children under 10 are free. Coolers are allowed in grandstand but must be no bigger than 12” X 12”.Pits will open at 11:30 am. Early paid practice ($25 per car) will be from 12:30 to 3:30. Regular warm-ups begin at 4:30. Pit admission is $25 members, $35 non-members. Driver sign-ins will be from 3:00 to 4:15. Heats will begin at 6:00 pm.

            Coming up in two weeksSaturday April 28 will be a 75-lap/$2500-to-win main for the Modifieds.

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

Kids giveaways big part of Mahoning Valley Speedway Opening Night

 (LEHIGHTON, PA. 4-9-18) As part of Opening Night festivities this coming Saturday evening, April 14, at Mahoning Valley Speedway presented by Lehighton Ford, the younger set will be treated to some special delights.

            Karen Bortz, Mahoning Valley Speedway Special Event Coordinator has been busy as always taking care of business with the track’s younger generation.

            The first 250 children age 12-years and younger to enter the grandstands will receive a plastic Easter egg filled with a coupon for a FREE Kids Meal with the purchase of an adult entrée at Texas Roadhouse, 6268 Hamilton Boulevard, Trexlertown.

            Texas Roadhouse of Trexlertown has graciously sponsored the Easter egg giveaway, which had originally been slated to take place on April 7 before poor weather pushed back the season opener to this Saturday. There may even be a few “special” prized eggs handed out!

            Also being given away to a few lucky kids will be brand new bicycles and big wheels. Details will be available upon arrival at the track.

            A special thanks to Bonnie’s Flower Boutique, Inc., Responsible Recycling Services, Atlas Towing Inc., Don’s Auto Service, Aqua Duck and HB Motorsports, Frontline Graphix, Kromer Plumbing, Heating and Air, IIC/K2 Motorsports and Devin Schmidt Racing for the generous donations of the bikes.

There is much anticipation heading into the 2018 lid-lifter as great weather is predicated with temperatures calling for the mid-70s.

Pit gates will open at 11:30 am. Early paid practice is from 12:30 to 3:30 at $25 per car. Driver sign-ins for the night’s action will be from 3:00 to 4:15. Regular warmups start at 4:30. Race time is 6:00 pm.

            Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks will run heats and features. All will draw for starting heat spots. Features will be lined in a heads up start by heat finishes. Also competing will be the Micro Stocks.

            The Sportsman Modified class will have their debut on April 21.

            Grandstands open at 4:00 pm. Adult admission is $12. There is $2 off for students, seniors 65+, and active military. Children under 10 are free.

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

Mahoning Valley Speedway set for season Opener.Lehighton Ford named as presenting sponsor

 (LEHIGHTON, PA. 4-8-18) Mahoning Valley Speedway’s 2018 season Opening Night may be one week later than planned but indications are that it will be well worth the wait.

            After losing this past weekend’s first race meet to poor weather conditions, the paved ¼-mile oval is in an all-systems-go-mode for Saturday, April 14.

            To get things going Mahoning Valley Speedway proudly welcomes Lehighton Ford as an official presenting sponsor for the 2018 regular season. Lehighton Ford is located at 54 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East in Lehighton and is conveniently located just a few miles east of the race track on PA Route 443.    

Although no racing took place there was still a bevy of ongoing activity as track crews continued to ready the facility, assuring fans and race teams alike that all is in top form when the gates swing open.

            This coming Saturday’s agenda begins with pit gates opening at 11:30 am. Early paid practice is from 12:30 to 3:30 at $25 per car. Driver sign-ins for the night’s action will be from 3:00 to 4:15. Regular warmups start at 4:30. Race time is 6:00 pm.

            Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks will run heats and respective features. All will draw for starting heat spots. Features will be lined in a heads up start by heat finishes. Also competing will be the Micro Stocks.

            The Sportsman Modified class will have their debut on April 21.

            Thanks to a number of gracious supporters there will be bicycle giveaways for the kids.

            Grandstands open at 4:00 pm. Adult admission is $12. There is $2 off for students, seniors 65+, and active military. Children under 10 are free.

On April 21 the American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association is on the race card for the club’s first race of the year. They will join the regular night’s line-up of Modifieds, Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks. The Dirt Mods have the evening off.

            The Modifieds will have a 75-lap, $2500-to-win feature set for April 28.      

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