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04 August 2011 | Archived News | |    

By Mike Leone

August 4, 2011

(Hartford, OH)…While the “Steel Valley Thunder” program is still yet to come this Saturday, August 6, Late Model fans are gearing up for a doubleheader of Late Model action next Saturday, August 13. The Super Late Models under the All Star Circuit of Champions banner will be joined by the Barris Supply FASTRAK Late Models, who will complete their July 23 event as well as be featured in a complete new program! Also on the card will be the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods and the Presidential Lawn Care Mini Stocks. The event will be presented by Car*Mate Trailers.

The Super Late Models will be making their first and only appearance of the season. A big $4,000 will await the 40-lap feature winner! Last season, Rick “Boom” Briggs captured the first ever All Star race at Sharon beating defending Series champion Robbie Blair, Doug Horton, Dave Hess, Jr., and Gregg Satterlee.

Currently Eddie Carrier, Jr. leads the points over Donnie Moran, Miley, rookie contender Devin Moran, Bryan Cressley, Rod Conley, Russ Frohnaphel, Russell King, Briggs, and Greg Oakes.

A big field of FASTRAK Late Models are expected as not only will they be on hand to finish up their rained out July 23 Northeast Touring Series program, but will also be competing a compete in a new Weekly Series event. Forty-five cars were on hand for the July 23 show, which was rained out after the completion of the five heat races.

Two B mains, a 30-lap $2,000 to-win feature, and a non-qualifiers program still have to be completed in addition to the new program. Pittsburgh area racers George Kowatic and Kyle Lukon will bring the feature field to green. Also, Series sponsor Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC will be giving a brand new GM 604 engine away valued at $5,100 to one of the lucky drivers that was on hand back on July 23!

“Late Models have a strong history at Sharon Speedway,” acknowledged second year GM Dave Willoughby. “Fans will get a rare opportunity to see three Late Model features on this event! The Super Lates always put on a great show at Sharon and the FASTRAK competition has been incredible this year with 10 different winners in 13 races! Late Model fans will certainly be in heaven for this show!”

The growing Econo Mods, which were just added to the weekly Saturday program, and the always competitive Mini Stocks will complete this exciting racing event.

Race time is set for 7 p.m. There is a rain date of Sunday, August 14 at 5:30. Adult admission is $20. Students 9-13 are $8. Children five and under are free. Pit passes are $35. Advance tickets are on sale, which will admit the holder into the grandstands one hour early for preferred seating, by calling the track office at 330-772-5481.

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 or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at


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