Pay It Forward Foundation “Summer Bash” June 12; ULMS Lates $3K & UEMS Mods $2K; Dave Blaney & Ken Schrader to compete
By Mike Leone
January 24, 2013
(Hartford, OH)…Though not on the original published 2013 schedule, Sharon Speedway is pleased to announce an additional and new event coming Wednesday, June 12 as part of the 84th anniversary season. In coordination with Hamilton-Young Motorsports, the Pay It Forward Foundation of Cleveland will present the “Summer Bash” featuring the ULMS Super Late Models and the UEMS Modifieds. NASCAR racers Ken Schrader and Dave Blaney will be competing in the Modifieds.
Keith Barbara ended the 2012 season on October 6 winning the season’s only Super Late Model show and first ever ULMS event at the speedway. This year, the Super Late Models will have a big presence at Sharon Speedway with four events under the ULMS banner kicking off on April 20 followed by June 12, July 20, and October 5. Each event will pay $3,000 to-win!
The Modifieds annually have one of Sharon’s highest weekly car counts and 2012 was no different. In 2012, Jack Young tied for the championship with Joel Watson. Young and his car owner Ken Hamilton were instrumental in making the June 12 event happen. Sharon’s own Dave Blaney, who has 27 career “410” Sprint Car victories, two in the Big-Block Modifieds, and one more in the Modifieds, will be behind the wheel of a Modified on this night. Schrader, a true racer that still competes on a high level driving just about anything and anywhere over his illustrious career, will join Blaney in a Modified.
Sharon will have several Modified special events in 2013 including $1,000 to-win on April 20 and July 20 and $2,000 will be up for grabs on June 12 and September 14 all under the UEMS banner!
The Pay It Forward Foundation was formed with the desire to carry out the mission defined by the principle of generosity witnessed in the movie Pay It Forward. P.I.F.F. is a completely volunteer group in the spirit of love and faith that raises money to help hard-working people who have fallen on tough times regardless of their beliefs, color, sex, age or orientation. The only thing they ask is that the recipients, in the same spirit of love and faith, pay it forward with three random acts of kindness. For more information, check out their website at www.piffcleveland.org.
“This will be a great event to be able to host at Sharon Speedway,” stated Sharon GM Dave Willoughby. “It gives us another opportunity to feature the Super Late Models. Racers and fans both are always asking us to do more events so I think they’ll be pleased with our schedule this year. I have to thank Hamilton-Young Motorsports for making this night happen. Ken is working hard to get a lot of other top talent to be competing on this night that we’ll be able to announce in the future.”
Sharon Speedway will have an open practice on Saturday, March 23 followed by the $1,000 to-win “Springduro 150” Enduro. The “Steel Valley Thunder” regular season gets underway on Saturday, April 6 featuring the Governor Insurance Agency DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks.
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.