SATURDAY THE 14TH’S SNOWMOBILE RACES POSTPONED AGAIN; JANUARY 21 & FEBRUARY 11 NOW SCHEDULED
By Mike Leone
January 12, 2012
(Hartford, OH)…For the second consecutive week, Sharon Speedway has been forced to postpone the scheduled Saturday snowmobile races due to the lack of winter weather. The “Circle Track Showdown” Snowmobile Races I & II have now been rescheduled to Saturday, January 21 and Saturday, February 11. Both events will be presented by new marketing partner JohnnyK’s Powersports of Niles, Ohio, while Northstar Powersports will be an associate sponsor.
“It’s hard to imagine that it’s almost mid-January and we have no snow and the ground isn’t even frozen yet,” stated third year GM Dave Willoughby. “While there is some snow in the forecast from Thursday night through early Saturday, it’s just not going to be enough with the conditions of the grounds. We’ll see what happens with the weather next week. Due to some commitments on January 28 and our awards banquet on February 4, we had to back up the second race until February 11.”
Last year’s inaugural event saw a packed grandstands brave bitter cold temperatures with the wind chill well below zero and watched over 100 competitors put on a quite a show. Once again, admission is just $5 for an all-access facility pass, which includes both grandstands and pits!
The following classes will be in action in both independent front suspension and leaf: 400cc and under, 401-500 cc, 501-600cc, 601-700cc, 701-800cc, 801cc+ & mods, along with the vintage sleds. Age groups per class will be 12-14, 15-17, 18+, and the senior vintage class of 55+.
Helmets are required, while suits, gloves, chest protectors & tethers are highly recommended. Each class will run heats, last chance races (if necessary) and a feature. Drivers will be permitted a few warm-up laps. There will be no cash prizes as winners will receive trophies only. Hay bales will be setup around the 3/8-mile track.
Sled and/or rider must be visibly numbered! Pre-registration is $20 per class through January 14 for the January 21 event and through February 4 for the February 11 event. It’s $30 per class on race day. Registration forms are available at www.sharonspeedway.com/drivers/registration. Gates open at 9 a.m. with racing at 11 a.m. for both events.
JohnnyK’s Powersports is located at 420 Youngstown-Warren Road in Niles, Ohio. JohnnyK’s specializes in ATV’s, snowmobiles, utility vehicles, watercraft, scooters, cargo trailers, and sport utility trailers in brands like Arctic Cat, Can-Am, Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, E-Ton, Triton, and Kawasaki. For more information, check out their website at www.johnnykspowersports.com or call 330-544-9696 330-544-9696 .
Sharon will hold the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday, February 4 at Yankee Lake Ballroom. A reminder that the ticket deadline is January 21. The first auto racing event of 2012 will hit the track on Saturday, March 24 with open practice followed by the “Springduro 150” Enduro. Ticket order forms and registration forms for these events are on our website at www.sharonspeedway.com.
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.