wallstadium_239129296WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ A large field of Downs Ford Modified stock cars can be expected at Wall Stadium Speedway on October 24 when the headlining 100-lap feature race offers $5,000 to the winner. The “Haunted Hundred” is just a part of the four division/five main event spooky spectacular dubbed “The Thriller.” On October 24, pit area gates will open at 9:00 a.m., practice starts at 10:00 a.m., grandstand seating opens at 11:00 a.m. and qualifying starts at 12:30 p.m. with main events immediately to follow at around 2:00 p.m.

With big money up for grabs and the opportunity to tune-up for November’s Turkey Derby a large field of cars is expected. Also on the October 24 Halloween themed card will be the Snap-on Sportsman cars in the “Freakish 50,” the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars in the “Blood Thirsty 30,” and the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks in “Twisted Twin 25’s.”

Fans who arrive at the track in zombie attire will receive a monster discount at the grandstand admission gates and all fans that dress as zombie’s will participate in a “Thriller Dance Mob” on the track during intermission. Make up artists will be available in the grandstand mid-way as will several Halloween themed events. After the day’s events are complete fans will be invited to visit the pit area to participate in a “trunk or treat” with the race teams.

Once the October 24 event is in the books all attention will turn toward the 41st running of the “Turkey Derby” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.

Wall Stadium Speedway is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. More information can be obtained by visiting www.wallspeedwayracing.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

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Orange County Fair Speedway’s 2015 Eastern States Weekend Sets a Record for Prize Money

OCFS-Logo2More than $60,000 awaits a driver who can win both Modified championship races

MIDDLETOWN, NY ……..Six times in Orange County Fair Speedway’s Eastern States history, one driver has won both the Small Block Modified championship race and the headline Eastern States 200 in the same weekend. Danny Johnson swept both races in 1992 and Brett Hearn took top honors in both races five times—1986, 2002, 2004, 2012, and 2014.  But neither Johnson nor Hearn ever won as much money as a double victor will this year.

With $35,000 going to the winner of the 2015 Eastern States 200, and $15,000 to the Small-block Modified 100 victor, plus a $10,000 bonus for a sweep of the two races, one driver could leave the historic Middletown “Hard Clay” on Sunday evening, October 25 some $60,000 richer. And this doesn’t include special awards like $1,000 for fast time and the pole position in the 200 and $500 for the outside pole slot, nor the lap money in both races to the leader of each completed circuit.

The questions thus become, how many drivers will enter both races?  And who has to best chance of winning the double?

During Orange County’s 2015 weekly racing schedule, 19 different drivers raced one or more times in both the Big-Block Modified and the Small-Block Modified divisions. Of the 19, the best overall record was turned in by Tim Hindley, who was the runner up in the Big-Block standings and finished third in Small-Block points. Hindley has finished third in the last two Eastern States 200 races, but hasn’t had similar luck in the Small-Block event, dropping out last year and finishing 14th in 2013. Yet, based on his 2015 weekly performances in both divisions, Hindley has to be considered one of the favorites to join Johnson and Hearn in the exclusive weekend sweep club.

The 54th Annual Eastern States Weekend is the oldest continuously-run championship race weekend for dirt track Modifieds, is set for Friday through Sunday, October 23-25 at the newly refurbished Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York.  Friday action will fins Modified Time Trials, Modified Heats, Sportsman Time Trials, Sportsman Heats and a 50 Lap Sportsman Feature. Saturday action will have the Small Block Modifieds running Time Trials, Heats and a 100 Lap Feature Event, also in action on Saturday will be the CRSA Sprint Cars with heats and a 25 Lap Feature. On Sunday the Street Stocks will run heats and a 25 Lap Feature along with final chance races for the Modifieds to be followed by the Grand Daddy of All Modified Events – The 54th Annual Eastern States 200.  Call the Speedway Office for times and ticket information.

Gary Lee’s Brown Daub KIA to present $500 to one lucky fan and driver at Mahoning Valley Speedway October 24 season finale

unnamed(LEHIGHTON, Pa. 10-15-15) Mahoning Valley Speedway will conclude the 2015 season with its final event slated for Saturday, October 24, featuring Dirt Mods, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, All Star Slingshots, the ATQMRA and the Vintage Division of the ATQMRA.

The speedway is also proud to announce that Gary Lee’s Brown Daub KIA will sponsor the day of racing.

Located at 3600 William Penn Highway in Easton, Gary Lee’s Brown Daub KIA played a leading role in the 2015 season at Mahoning Valley as each week one lucky fan and driver were presented with $50 cash through the “Weekly Wheel Spin.”

Gary Lee’s Brown Daub KIA also was the primary sponsor on the No. 5 championship Dirt Modified of Ricky Yetter.

The popular dealership likewise played a major part in this year’s Fan Appreciation Night and during the year provided Mahoning Valley with the “Official Pace Car” a KIA Optima. Fans were also able to take advantage of a special $500 off coupon from the program book from their best negotiated deal.

Seeing how well the relationship has been, Gary Lee is going above and beyond for the season closer. One lucky fan and driver from either the Dirt Mods, Street Stocks or Hobby Stocks will receive $500.

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.

The Dirt Mods will battle for 60 laps and $1500 to win. The Street Stocks will race in a 40-lap feature with $800 to win plus it will be the deciding race of the American Rental Street Stock Gamblers Series. Hobby Stocks will cover a distance of 25 laps and be awarded $300 for the victor.

The All-Star Slingshots will hit the pavement in a 25 lap main that is part of the 2015 National Tour with major title implications on the line.

A champion of the American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association will be crowned at the end of their 25-lapper.

At intermission the Vintage Division of the ATQMRA will conduct an exhibition race.

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.

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