LEHIGHTON, PA. 6-24-19) Mahoning Valley Speedway heads into the mid-point of the 2019 season this coming Saturday evening, June 29 with a special 75-lap Modified feature that will reward the winner $2500. Race time is 6:00 pm.
And, all indications are pointing towards a great race for the top prize with a number of noteworthy drivers looking to cash in at the always demanding paved ¼-mile oval.
Matt Hirschman has tossed his name into the ring and will no doubt be a creditable opponent. He won the season opening 100 and in his home state he is two for two, recently scoring a 75-lap victory at Evergreen Raceway.
In both those wins Hirschman was followed closely by Austin Kochenash who has three runner-ups at Mahoning and will be looking to advance those finishes by one.
Two-time and defending Mahoning champ Brian DeFebo is coming off his first win of the season and did so by beating current point leader Bobby Jones. Jones is a double winner in 2019 and has his car running well enough to make it three.
Kyle Strohl and Josh Scherer have visited Victory Lane twice and have plenty going their way to stop there a third time this Saturday as well.
John Markovic and Terry Markovic, Don Wagner, Anthony Sesely, Lou Strohl, Nick Baer, Ron Haring Jr., and Earl Paules are among the others who can clearly figure in as winners.
As an added twist the Modified feature will be a cone race format.
Joining the Modifieds will be the Late Models, Street Stocks, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks.
Front gates open at 4:00 pm. Adult grandstand admission is $18, $2 off for students, seniors 65+ and active military. Children under 10 are free. 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 4:15. Pit admission $30 members, $40 non-members. Driver sign-ins will be from 3:00 to 4:15.
Mahoning takes a summer break on July 6 and then returns on July 13 with a 50-lap/$1200-to-win Late Model headliner plus there will be a special Mahoning Valley/Dorney Park Legends event to conclude the night.
Please log onto the official Mahoning Valley Speedway website at www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com or on Facebook at Mahoning Valley Speedway for updated info. Mahoning Valley Speedway is located on PA route 443 just a few miles west of Lehighton.