FINAL STEEL VALLEY THUNDER RAINED OUT SATURDAY; CHAMPIONS DECIDED; 2-DAY APPLE FESTIVAL NATIONALS NEXT FRIDAY & SATURDAY
By Mike Leone
September 10, 2011
(Hartford, OH)…Morning rain and the forecast of additional showers throughout the day and night have forced Sharon Speedway to call off tonight’s (September 10) “Steel Valley Thunder” finale program. The event will not be rescheduled. There will be an open practice this Wednesday from 4 until dark and the season will end next Friday and Saturday with the “Apple Festival” Nationals.
With the rainout, the 2011 “Steel Valley Thunder” champions have been decided. They are as of follows Rex King-Governor Insurance Agency Big-Block Modifieds, Josh Double-Barris Supply FASTRAK Late Models, Carl McKinney-Ainsley 500 Heating & Cooling E-Mods, Steve D’Apolito-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Junior Mechling-Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods, and Bill Fuchs-Presidential Lawn Care Mini Stocks.
This season will conclude next Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17 with the annual “Apple Festival” Nationals” featuring two complete shows at 7 p.m. each night. The FASTRAK Late Models, open Stock Cars, Econo Mods, and Mini Stocks will compete both days, while the E-Mods will run for a $1,000 on Friday night and the BRP Modifieds will highlight Saturday’s program.
FASTRAK will run a Weekly Series event on Friday night for $700 to-win with time trials and a paying dash for the fastest six cars then on Saturday, the Northeast Touring Series returns for the fourth and final time with $1,200 up for grabs. There will also be a special “Futures Cup” Australian Pursuit.
The Stock Cars will run in the popular “open rules” format with $500 to-win on Friday night and the ante will be doubled on Saturday with $1,000 to-win! The Econo Mods will run for a regular purse on Friday night then finish the year off with $350 to-win on Saturday night. The Mini Stocks will run for $200 to-win on Friday night and double features on Saturday for $200 to-win each! Six-cylinders will also be permitted. There will also be a Powder Puff for E-Mods on Friday night.
Regular grandstand admission prices will be in effect both nights, but there will be a two-day $20 adult, $50 family, and $50 pit pass offered. Pit passes will be $30 each night. FREE camping will be available all weekend.
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 www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.