Circle Track Showdown postponed from January 10 to January 24
By Mike Leone
January 8, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Hartford, OH)…Sharon Speedway has postponed the “Circle Track Showdown” scheduled for this Saturday, January 10 due to the lack of snow and forecasted bitter temperatures and wind chills to Saturday, January 24.
“At this point we don’t have enough snow,” explained Sharon Speedway GM Dave Willoughby. “We haven’t gotten the snow that was predicted the last couple days. In addition, we don’t want to subject our employees, fans, and competitors to the extreme cold conditions. School has been cancelled for much of the week in the region and Saturday isn’t looking any warmer. We wanted to make an early decision for everyone’s sake.”
On January 24, the Side-by-Sides and ATVs will be back in addition to the following snowmobile classes 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.
Competitors must be 14 years of age due to insurance requirements. Helmets are required, while suits, gloves, chest protectors & tethers are highly recommended. Sled and/or rider must be visibly numbered! Each class will run heats 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.
There will be no pre-registration for this coming year’s event; instead the registration fee will be $25 for all competitors per class. Once again, admission is just $5 for an all-access facility pass, which includes both grandstands and pits! Gates will open at 9 with racing at 11 a.m.
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.