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Posted 25 October 2018 - 06:38 PM
I heard the same thing at the Steel City Stampede. Now they own that whole section of property. Could this be why PMS put out their 2019 schedule with the sprint cars already so Mercer does not try to run them on a weekly basis? Should be very interesting what happens between these two tracks who have a history of stepping on each others toes. Wonder how Sharon will react.
Edited by Sparkler, 25 October 2018 - 06:38 PM.
Posted 25 October 2018 - 09:02 PM
He came around and talked in the pits at the little guy nationals. Talked some ideas. Have to wait on a few things before they can make an official announcement.
Posted 26 October 2018 - 12:22 AM
Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:07 PM
What's important right now is to support Turkey and his race, The Little Guy Nationals. At the present time he is Mercer's best hope. Spreading rumours and third hand info is not going to help anybody.
Posted 26 October 2018 - 05:43 AM
Who says everybody is going to have a job there? With new owners they may want to bring in their own people as obviously the people there might not have been the best choice for the past owner.
Posted 26 October 2018 - 01:27 PM
Actually, dirt student is showing us his sarcastic side. As should I after being called a liar just a few weeks ago on a topic about this same thing. Despite being told from the horses mouth. Lol. Oh well.
Posted 26 October 2018 - 07:12 PM
I hope we arent all liars but you kinda have to wait for an official statement before its a done deal. I know y their waiting but still you hope nothing happens in the meantime and messes it up
Posted 29 October 2018 - 09:32 AM
The AARN item was part of Chuck Bollinger's column. I assume he talked with Ed Michaels, but don't know for sure.
Posted 29 October 2018 - 01:24 PM
What are you talking about? People have talked to them. Its not official yet, so no one is saying its official.
Posted 29 October 2018 - 01:52 PM
Well if people have talked to them what are they saying? I'm sure if they were interested in the property they have said it to somebody at least one time or another. It's not like the property was wanted by 500 people then I could see them keeping their mouth shut.
Posted 29 October 2018 - 02:36 PM
I thought it was clear, theyre in the process of buying it.
Posted 29 October 2018 - 03:00 PM
I was told by a person in the know that Ed Michaels was introduced to the drivers at the Little Guy Nationals as the new owner. With my bad hip I did not go to the pits so was not there to hear such personally. Seems to me we will just have to wait until an "official" announcement is made, and since Chuck said there was a closing on October 31, we may not have to wait too long!!
Posted 29 October 2018 - 03:35 PM
Good things come to those who wait. Let the announcement come then support them 100 percent. It's a huge commitment to take on the ownership of a track in today's world and I'm sorry but everyone that bad mouths or talks down on a track should be truly ashamed of themselves. It's a true blessing to have as many tracks in our area as we do but it shouldn't be taken for granted cause they can be gone tomorrow. Think twice before you start the negative keyboard racing. I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels this way.
Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:57 AM
They are waiting so they can do the sale without a realitor involved. To save some money
Posted 03 November 2018 - 10:37 AM
2019 will bring life back into the raceway. When the sale is finalized there will be an official announcement. Thank you for your continued support! -Eric
About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.
Posted 03 November 2018 - 11:10 AM
Eric!!!............For the Nov. 13th issue of AARN I am planning a column on the various tracks that have been shut down. Will be working on the column next week and send to the paper on Sunday Nov. 11, so please contact me with the most up to date info you can release at that time!!
THANX & GOOD RACING!!!
Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:21 AM
Thanks Eric. I think that you have done a superior job for the circumstances you are working with, in these past 2 seasons, and hope to see more upward momentum.
My dad drove late models in the early 70's at North Hills, Butler, Mercer, Blanket Hill, and occasionally Tri City. We won the last late model track championship at Blanket Hill.
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