(LEHIGHTON, Pa. 10-20-15) The curtain will come down on the 2015 season at Mahoning Valley Speedway this coming Saturday, October 24 as the paved ¼-mile oval located in Lehighton will present the second segment of Octoberfast 2015. Race time is 3:00 pm.
Sponsored by Gary Lee’s Brown Daub KIA of Easton, five divisions will hit the track which include the Dirt Mods running in a 60 lap $1500-to-win main, Street Stocks going 40 laps for $800 and the Hobby Stocks racing for 25 laps and a $300 first place prize.
The Street Stock feature will also crown the overall winners of the American Rental Street Stock Gamblers Series.
Mahoning Valley will also be hosting the American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association (ATQMRA) in their title event. The 25-lap feature will crown this year’s club champion which is going to be decided between current points leader Ryan Tidman or Buddy Sload. They are separated by just one finishing positions heading into Saturday’s finale.
Also in competition will be the All-Star Slingshots battling in a 25-lap main. This will be a big weekend for the Slingers as they will be racing for national points and right after the Mahoning event they pack up and head to New Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway the next day.
During intermission the Vintage Division of the ATQMRA will run an exhibition race.
Gary Lee’s Brown Daub KIA is playing a big role in Saturday’s race by giving only lucky fan $500 cash and likewise to a Dirt Mod, Street Stock or Hobby Stock driver.
The final “Weekly Wheel Spin” will be used to award the lucky recipient. For the fans all they need to do is purchase a copy of the Thunder in the Valley program book and check out the Gary Lee’s Brown Daub ad page. There is a stamped number on the page and if their number is called they will be given the chance to win the $500. There will be six lucky numbers called.
As for the racers they will have a wheel spin take place during the drivers meeting. If the wheel stops on the designated class then one lucky finisher from that feature will get a shot at the $500.
Gary Lee will also have additional giveaways including an I-pad. There will be a tent set-up near the main ticket window for fans to register to receive prizes and giveaways.
At intermission Gary Lee will make several laps with his 1991 custom Mustang Fox body while members of his team shoot t-shirts into the stands. He will also serve as official starter for the feature events.
Prior to the start of the races there will be a special releasing of purple and yellow balloons to honor the memory of Jennifer Flannigan Kutz.
Grandstands open at 1:00. Admission is $15. $2.00 off for students, seniors 65 + and active military. Must have ID. Kids 0 and under are free.
Pit sign-ins will take place from noon – 1:30. Pit admission is $30. There is a $20 entry fee for the All-Star Slingshots.
Any teams that wish to run an early practice can do so from noon to 1:00 pm. Early paid practice is $25 per car. Regular warm-ups will take place from 1:15 – 2:25.
More information will be out later this week. Additional news can be found on the track’s official site at www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com or on Facebook at Mahoning Valley Speedway and on Twitter at twitter.com/MahoningSpeed.
Banquet tickets will also be in sale at the pit sign-in window.