Mahoning Valley Speedway set to present Octoberfast 2019

LEHIGHTON, PA. 10-3-19) With the recently completed regular season, Mahoning Valley Speedway is now priming for the ¼-mile paved oval’s biggest event of the year, Octoberfast 2019.

This will mark the 8th annual Octoberfast which takes place on Saturday, October 12. Race time is 4:00 pm.

The Modifieds lead the list of classes with a big 150-lap, $5000-to-win feature. Since the event began in 2012 Matt Hirschman has become the ruler, winning the first two and again last year.

The Modified portion of Octoberfast always draws a great list of talent. Zane Zeiner, Roger Coss, Kyle Strohl and Bobby Jones have also taken the coveted top prize while fending off a bevy of top notch competition from start to finish, a now customary trademark with this extra distance feature.

Also in action will be the Late Models with a 60-lap/$1500-to-win main. Street Stocks are racing for $1200-to-win over a 75 lap distance. The Hobby Stocks will be going for a $500 first place payout contested in 50 laps and the All Star Slingshots and Junior Slingshots are competing in a nation tour event.

Each of the aforementioned divisions have provided amazing racing just as good as the Modifieds.

Pit gates will open at 10:00 am. There will be early paid practice ($25) from 11:30 – 2:00.

Regular warmups start at 2:30.

Pit entrance is $50 per person. Modified entry fee $100. Late Model entry fee $70. Street Stock entry fee $60. Hobby Stock entry fee is $30. All-Star Slingshot entry fee is $25. Jr. Slingshot entry fee is $15. Driver sign-ins take place from 1:00 – 2:15 pm. Heats get underway at 4:00 pm.

The running order (subject to change) will be Jr. Slingshots, All Star Slingshots, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Modifieds, and Late Models. There will be a draw for heat starting spots and redraw for features. Number of redraw TBD per class.

Grandstands will open at 2:00 pm. Adult admission is $25, $2 off for students, seniors 65+ and active military (must show positive I.D.) Children under 10 are free.

Octoberfast rain date is Saturday, October 19.

The 2019 season will close on Sunday afternoon, October 20 with the first ever Mahoning Valley Speedway Small Car Nationals. All feature events will be challenged with 4-cylinder of less size power-plants.

The line-up will include an Open Comp Hobby Stock/Pro 4 feature, Small Car Enduro, East Coast TQ Midgets and for the first time at Mahoning Junk Car races.

Grandstand general admission for the Mahoning Valley Speedway Small Car Nationals is just $7 and $25 for the pits.

Please log onto the official Mahoning Valley Speedway website at 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.

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