By Mike Leone           

February 28, 2011                

(Hartford, OH)…With the 2011 racing season now only one month away, Sharon Speedway is pleased to add two additional divisional sponsors for the upcoming 2011 racing season.  The new year will mark the 82nd anniversary season at the famed, historic oval in Hartford, Ohio that will feature weekly Saturday night racing and a bi-weekly Friday night card for the second straight year.

Summit Racing Equipment will present the second season of the two-barrel Econo Mod division, which will compete on the Friday night program.  Summit Racing Equipment started from humble beginnings and grew into the world’s largest mail order automotive performance equipment company.  Headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio, the company has two other retail store and distribution centers in Sparks, NV and McDonough, GA.  For more information on Summit, check out their website at

Ti22 Performance will be the divisional sponsor of the PA/OH Outlaw Sprint Car Warrior division.  The new class was formed over the winter to provide a competitive playing field for 305 Sprint Cars and the former Limited/Green Flag Sprint division that competed at Sharon over the past seven seasons.  The division will now headline Friday’s racing action.  

Located in Zelienople, Pa., Ti22 is the leading manufacturer of high-performance titanium race parts. Focused on the Sprint car and Motorsports industry, Ti22 offers drivers a superior line of products that outlast and out perform the competition. Since entering the market, Ti22 has significantly raised the bar by providing stronger, lighter titanium parts and custom manufacturing solutions to racecar teams in the United States and around the world. 

Ti22 also recently purchased the assets of JEI Performance and developed a new Sprint Car chassis called the GF1 through the team of Barry Jackson and George Fisher.  The GF1 won in its debut by Brian Ellenberger at Mercer Raceway Park last September.  For more information on Ti22, check out their website at

“I’m pleased to welcome on Summit and Ti22 as new marketing partners,” stated second year GM Dave Willoughby.  “To be able to attract nationally-known companies like these is a testament to Sharon Speedway.  We look forward to promoting these great companies all season long during our exciting 2011 schedule.”

The next event at Sharon Speedway will take place on Saturday, March 26.  An open practice will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will be followed up by the second annual “Springduro 150” Enduro paying $1,000 to-win!  Adult admission is just $7 and pit passes are only $20.  Rules and entry form are availble on the website under driver info at

The “Friday Night Thunder” program will debut on Friday, April 1.  Also on the program besides the Ti22 Performance Outlaw Sprint Warriors and the Summit Racing Econo Mods, will be the Joe’s Radiator & Uni-Tech Frame Straightening Mod Lites, the Uni-Tech Frame Straightening & Joe’s Radiator Sportsman Dwarf Cars, and the Micro Sprints.  Racing will being at 7:30 p.m.

After the April 2 open Stock Car, STAR’s Mod Lite, and Mini Stock special, the first “Steel Valley Thunder” program will hit the track on Saturday, April 9 featuring the Governor Insurance Big-Block Modifeds, Barris Supply FASTRAK Late Models, Ainsley 500 Heating & Cooling E-Mods, Gibson Insurance Stock Cars, and the Presendential Lawn Care Mini Stocks.  Race time is set for 7 p.m.

Speaking of the April 2 open Stock Car race, not only will $1,500 be up for grabs for the winner, but also lap money, qualfying, and a dash will be on tap.  Lap money is being sold for $20 a lap.  Already all 40 laps have been sold and laps are now being doubled up so more money will be available to the drivers. 

Bud’s Towing Service is offering $100 to the fast qualifier.  For more information on sponsoring a lap or the dash, contact Debbie Burns-Polk at or call 330-448-2349 (home) or 330-647-9419 (cell).  Checks can be made payable to Sharon Speedway and sent to P.O. Box 59, Hartford, OH 44424 with it marked attention Debbie.

A reminder that the $35 pre-entry deadline for the open Stock Car race is March 15; after that, the fee will increase to $50.  Registration forms and rules for the event are available on the website under driver info at

Stayed tuned for more information on Sharon Speedway in the coming weeks.  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 or call 330-772-5481.  Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at



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