LEHIGHTON, PA. — The official 2017 race schedule for Lehighton’s Mahoning Valley Speedway has been released and a very aggressive slate of events will make up the upcoming season.
It all begins in late March with pre-season Test and Tune and continues through October with the annual Octoberfast.
All weekly track classes will be back in action which includes Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks along with a variety of others such as the TQ midgets of the American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association, the All Start Slingshots, Micro Stocks and Champ Karts. Also getting track time in 2017 will be Enduro racers which will consist of Big Car, Small Car and Jr. Enduros. Last year also saw the return of Demo Derby’s and they too will be on the docket at select dates.
The headline Modified division will partake in a handful of extra distance/money races and culminate during the seventh annual Octoberfast. This year will feature the longest race in track history as 200 laps will make up the $6000-to-win main.
Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks will all get special shows during the course of the season.
Track management has decided to include a championship for Enduro racers this year and likewise for the visiting Micro Stock competitors.
Also announced for 2017 will be a summer start time of 7:00 pm which will begin on June 10 and continue through August 26.
Test and Tune days will open up the year with pre-season track time days on March 25-26 and April 1-2. The April 1 date will also be a day of racing for Enduros along with a Demo Derby.
Open Day 2017 will be held on Saturday, April 8 at 6:00 pm with all regular track classes. The action then rolls on from Spring and onto Fall with Octoberfast on October 28.
Floyd Santee returns to the helm as track promoter for his seventh year of running the show at Mahoning Valley Speedway.
Recently it was revealed that American Racer will be the new track tire. On Saturday, January 7 representative Fred Woodring of American Racer will attend the special general meeting being held at the Slatedale Fire House in Slatedale to discuss the change and field questions and concerns about the American Racer tire.
The meeting, which begins at noon, is open to driver and owner only.
For additional information log onto www.mahoningvalley-speedway.
-Mahoning Valley Speedway Press Release
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