National singing talent Tim Marchetto to preform National Anthem for Octoberfast

(LEHIGHTON 10-7-18) Mahoning Valley Speedway presented by Lehighton Ford and through the efforts of Future Motorsports is proud to announce that national singing talent Tim Marchetto will be preforming the National Anthem for the upcoming Octoberfast this coming Saturday, October 13.

A Penn State graduate and independent network consultant by day, Marchetto, a resident of Bethlehem, is no stranger to the stage and lights.

He has been performing for more than 20 years and has successfully competed in numerous nationally-themed contests, including the Talent Quest National Singing Championships in Las Vegas (NV). He’s performed throughout the tri-state area as lead vocalist of the legendary group Shake, Rattle & Soul.

An accomplished artist and published writer, Marchetto is an avid supporter of local charities such as the American Cancer Society, Toys-4-Tots, Dreams Come True, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes to name a few. His talents have blessed him with the opportunities to perform throughout the United States and even as far as Europe.

Marchetto was also a contestant on American Idol during season 6 (2007) and was a Hollywood finalist.

Race fans will also be treated to a great intermission concert courtesy of the Lehighton High School Marching Band.

The 80-plus member ensemble will march out onto the front straight following qualifying and gather at the start/finish line. Under the direction of band leader Bryan Buffington, Director of Bands. Lehighton Area High School, the orchestra will present a 30 minute concert.

Also on hand will be the Lehighton High School Indian cheerleaders who will be selling 50/50 tickets, with all proceeds will go directly to the group.

Octoberfast 2018 will be Saturday, October 13. Race time is 4:00 pm.

The Modifieds will be going 150 laps with $5000 to win. The Late Models are contesting a distance of 75 laps and $1500 for first place. Street Stocks are running 75 laps and $1200 to win. As mentioned the Dirt Mods will compete in a 50-lapper paying $1000 to the victor. The Hobby Stocks will also race for 50 laps with the winner’s take being $500. The Flashback Stocks are also on the card.

Modified entry fee is $100. Late Model entry fee is $70. Street Stock entry fee is $60. Dirt Mod entry fee $50. 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. Sign-ins take place from 1:00 – 2:15 pm. A compete purse breakdown will be released soon including contingencies.

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