SNOWMOBILE RACES A GO FOR JAN 21; RACING SET FOR 11 AM
SNOWMOBILE RACES A GO FOR SATURDAY AT SHARON; RACING SET FOR 11 AM
By Mike Leone
January 19, 2012
(Hartford, OH)…Just when it looked like the “Circle Track Showdown” Snowmobile Races would have to be postponed for a third straight week, Mother Nature dumped several inches of snow on Thursday at Sharon Speedway and with more snow in the forecast for Friday night, racing is a go for this Saturday (January 21). New marketing partner JohnnyK’s Powersports of Niles, Ohio will present this year’s snowmobile races (a second event is scheduled for February 11), while Northstar Powersports will be an associate sponsor. Gates open at 9 a.m. with racing at 11 a.m.
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! For those that aren’t pre-registered, it’s $30 to register per class. Registration forms are available at www.sharonspeedway.com/drivers/registration.
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.
Sharon will host the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday, February 4. A reminder that the ticket deadline is this Saturday, 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.