Dirt Track Racing Events Coming Up. Watch Jeremy race on Joy Global night this coming Saturday, June 22nd. Steel Valley Thunder.
6 DIVISIONS OF RACING EXCITEMENT SLATED FOR SATURDAY AT SHARON BEFORE TUESDAY’S OHIO SPRINT SPEEDWEEK By Mike Leone
June 19, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Hartford, OH)…With summer in full force, it’s been a busy stretch for
Sharon Speedway with a pair of events last week now two more slated
within the next week. “Steel Valley Thunder” racing will resume this
Saturday, June 22
COME WATCH JEREMY RACE ON THE OVAL DIRT TRACK
followed by Ohio Speedweek for the All Star Sprints on
Tuesday, June 25.
Sharon has completed 11 straight events and
will look to make it 12 on Saturday as good weather is predicted.
Saturday is Joy Global Night and will feature the Governor Insurance
Agency DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models,
Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars,
HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts
Mini Stocks. Racing begins at 7 p.m.
Once again Saturday night,
one lucky boy and girl under the age of 14 will win a bicycle or
scooter thanks to King Bros. and Sharon Speedway. This promotion will
continue throughout the 2013 season. Saturday’s kitchen special is
sauerkraut and kielbasa with mashed potatoes.
looked like Jim Weller, Jr. was clearly the dominate car with his new
Troyer in the DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Rex King has stepped up his
game with two consecutive victories after struggling since his April 27
win. Weller’s lead has shrunk to 12 points over King in the Governor
Insurance Agency Championship point chase. The two veterans have gone at
it now for some 30 years at Sharon!
Two-time winner Rex King,
Jr. is third in points with one-time victor Dave Murdick fourth. Ricky
Richner and Eric Gabany have been two great additions to the weekly
field this year with their “358” small-blocks and are fifth and sixth
respectively in points. Richner is coming off his season best run in
third one week after a season worst ninth place finish.
More Sharon Speedway Dirt Track Results
Lunger, Jr. kicked off a great weekend for himself in Sweeney Chevrolet
Buick GMC Weekly Series action winning his third of the season last
Saturday then went and made his first ever start Sunday at Allegheny
Mountain Raceway a successful one. Lunger leads the Sharon points by a
whopping 49 over defending champion Will Thomas III. Lunger is also the
highest Sharon regular in the $5,000 to-win Sweeney Weekly Championship
points as he sits fourth. Third through fifth in Sharon points are Josh
Double, Matt Latta, and Eric Wilson.
It was quite a week for
Modified racer Mike Kinney. The Ashtabula, Ohio driver won his season’s
first on June 8, finished fourth in the $2,000 to-win UEMS event on June
12 then found victory lane for the second time in a week last Saturday
night! Kinney now has a 16-point lead on Jeff Johnson in search of his
first ever championship in the Summit Racing Equipment-sponsored
division. Joe Gabrielson is just two points behind Johnson in third.
Early point leader Alan Dellinger has dropped to fourth over Shawn
The Stock Cars turned in their biggest count
for a regular show this season last Saturday at 18 and the highest since
the open show on May 26. Ironically, Rod Laskey was the winner of both
of those shows. After battling for the championship last year, Laskey
has only made four Sharon starts this year, but has made them count with
two wins, a second, and a fourth!
While in the Gibson
Insurance Agency point chase, Mike Clark sits atop the standings by 14
over defending champion Tim Burns. Clark, who has never won a
championship either, is having his career best season with two wins this
far. Third through fifth are Paul Davis, Jamie Scharba, and Brian
The battles between 17-year-old Jeremy Double and
12-year-old Jacob Eucker in the Econo Mods have sure stirred the
interest of the crowd. Double of nearby Bristolville, Ohio has four wins
to Hartford, Ohio racer Eucker’s three. The two compete side-by-side up
front seemingly week in and week out.
winner, Ryan Fraley, has been the more consistent of the trio as he has a
five-point advantage on Double in the HTMA/Precise Racing Products
point chase heading into Saturday. Eucker trails the point leader by
just 17. One-time winner Steve Burns, Jr. and rookie Ty Rhoades round
out the top five.
Travis Creech is having quite the rookie
season. The Mini Stock racer won his third of the season last Saturday
night and has battled his way to second in the Deforest Used Parts
points closing the gap to 39 behind five-time winner Scott Gilliland.
Pits open at 4 p.m. Saturday with grandstands at 5 and heat races
slated for 7. Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $13, while
children under 14 are always free. Pit passes are $25. Parking and
camping is always free.
Don’t forget that coming up on next
Tuesday (June 25) will be the first of four Sprint Car shows in 2013 at
Sharon! The first event will be an All Star Circuit of
Champions-sanctioned event as part of Ohio Speedweek with the winner
pocketing $5,000. The Econo Mods ($350 to-win) and Mini Stocks ($200
to-win) will be part of the program in points-paying events. Qualifying
for the Sprints will get underway at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and
is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford,
Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information,
check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at @SharonSpdwy.