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12-race "Super Series" at Sharon in 2018 to feature 6 $3K to-win 410 Sprint races & 6 $2K to-win Big-Block Mod Tour races


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#1 Sharon Speedway PR

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:25 PM

NEW 12-RACE "SUPER SERIES" TO DEBUT IN 2018 AT SHARON FEATURING SIX $3000 TO-WIN "410" SPRINT EVENTS & SIX $2000 TO-WIN BIG-BLOCK MOD TOUR EVENTS

By Mike Leone

 

November 13, 2017               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

(Hartford, OH)…While the 2018 season is more than five months away with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series opener on April 20, Sharon Speedway management has been hard at work crafting an exciting new program to the premiere "410" Sprint Car and Big-Block Modified divisions.  The 89th anniversary season will feature a new 12-race program titled the "Super Series", which will include six events each for the "410" Sprint Cars ($3,000 to-win) and for the Big-Block Modifieds ($2,000 to-win) under the Mod Tour, Inc. banner. 

 

Ever since the "410" Sprints ran weekly in 2010, Sharon has traditionally held Sprint shows as part of Ohio Speedweek and the "Lou Blaney Memorial".  In recent years, some non-sanctioned events were added, which proved successful.  Last year, Danny Holtgraver and Sye Lynch won these events, while NASCAR's Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell won the Ohio Speedweek and "Lou Blaney Memorial" shows respectively.

 

In effort to expand the "410" Sprint Cars presence at Sharon in 2018, the "Super Series" will feature an additional six $3,000 to-win increased purse events on May 12, June 2, June 30, August 4, August 11, and August 18. 

 

Meanwhile, the headlining Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds will also have their share of special events in 2018.  The ground-pounders will battle for  increased purses six times as $2,000 will be on the line for their April 28 opener along with May 26, June 23, July 7 for the "Lou Blaney Memorial", July 21, and August 25.  After a year's hiatus, the Mod Tour will return to Sharon and will sanction these events. 

 

"We're really looking forward to bringing these events to Sharon in 2018," expressed General Manager Dave Willoughby.  "The Sprint Cars have always been an important part of our program.  The drivers and fans have really supported our events well in recent years so we're excited to give them some additional higher paying events.  Big-Block Modified racers have been clamoring for more higher paying races in the area so this will give them the opportunity to race for more money as well.  Along with these events, we're excited about Lucas Oil Late Models returning, three All Star Sprint events, the $10,000 to-win Penn-Ohio Stock event on June 16, and more for 2018."

 

The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, and Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods will continue to make up the balance of the weekly program in 2018.  These divisions are coming off a strong 2017 season that saw an average of 32 Stocks, 24 RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and 21 Econo Mods per night.

 

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.

 

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:01 PM

Good move on sharon's part. JMO. Lernerville needs to wake up. This kind of promotion brings cars. Time will tell.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:16 AM

Lernerville promoters are to new to owning a track to know what to do. PPMS wont ever do it as they want drivers to pay their own purse in 2018 if they want to race there the schedule says. 



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:57 AM

Pretty pumped about this... sounds like a great plan for local track, local racers, and local series. Thank you Sharon for taking a unique twist to specials and retaining weekly racing as well. Hats off and wish you the best!!!

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:44 AM

Props go out to Sharon Speedway for trying something and hopefully it works out for you guys. The same old schedule year after year from a lot of these tracks are not going to fix the low car counts. You need to take a risk and come up with something different to draw cars to your tracks in more fans.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:36 PM

Sad that next year it looks like in the western pa and eastern Ohio area weekly winged 410 sprint racing will only be Lernerville on Friday and Wayne County on Saturday.  One series on the PA side of the line and one on the Ohio side.    :(

 

It also might be that all the area racers who invested in 305 sprint racing will have no place left to race without making a long haul.

 

I'd guess Sharon's schedule is pretty much set for next year with regular points racing filling all not already mentioned and they see no business benefit supporting 410 winged points racing.  Well, it is what it is.  :(


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:18 PM

Sad that next year it looks like in the western pa and eastern Ohio area weekly winged 410 sprint racing will only be Lernerville on Friday and Wayne County on Saturday.  One series on the PA side of the line and one on the Ohio side.    :(
 
It also might be that all the area racers who invested in 305 sprint racing will have no place left to race without making a long haul.
 
I'd guess Sharon's schedule is pretty much set for next year with regular points racing filling all not already mentioned and they see no business benefit supporting 410 winged points racing.  Well, it is what it is.  :(

There's 9 sprint car races at Sharon. What more do you want?

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:03 PM

All paying $3,000 or more.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:29 PM

Sad that next year it looks like in the western pa and eastern Ohio area weekly winged 410 sprint racing will only be Lernerville on Friday and Wayne County on Saturday.  One series on the PA side of the line and one on the Ohio side.    :(
 
It also might be that all the area racers who invested in 305 sprint racing will have no place left to race without making a long haul.
 
I'd guess Sharon's schedule is pretty much set for next year with regular points racing filling all not already mentioned and they see no business benefit supporting 410 winged points racing.  Well, it is what it is.  :(


If a sprint team wants to run Saturdays in 2018, between Sharon and PPMS they can pretty much run every Saturday.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:53 PM

They can run Lernerville on Friday and then PMS on Saturday when they have their specials.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:01 PM

Without sitting down and getting out a calendar, it looks to me that Sharon and Pittsburgh have pretty much filled up most Saturday nights for 410 Sprint Car drivers!!   And with a lot of extra purse races that is very good news!!

 

However, I can't help but wonder where this leaves a new owner at Mercer???   I question that Mercer can survive without the 410 Sprints!!   The 358 Modifieds have been down to one track for several years and only draw about 11-13 cars a night.  The 305 Sprints are all but dead with worse car counts than the 358s.   Deerfield over in Ohio is expanding and that could hurt the "small car" counts.   Therefore, a new track owner at Mercer might be very hard pressed to make a go of the place and this sure isn't  going to help Bill Altman sell Mercer as a race track!!    THE NEXT FEW MONTHS WILL BE INTERESTING!!

 

GOOD RACING TO ALL!!!



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:45 PM

Bottom line. ALTMAN ruined Mercer. I’ll say it’s gone forever





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