Mar. 16/23/30/31 Test and Tune noon – 4:00 pm Mar. 30 @5:00 pm Party in the Pits Apr. 6 @6:00 pm Opening Day Modified 100-lap/$3000-to-win + LM, SS, DM, P4 & HS
Mahoning Valley Speedway/Evergreen Raceway announce special twin-track Enduro Series
Eastern Pennsylvania’s two paved short tracks, Evergreen Raceway in St; Johns and Lehighton, Pennsylvania's Mahoning Valley Speedway, took advantage at the 2019 PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show in Oaks to announce a special Enduro Car Series to be held between the two facilities during the upcoming season. Both tracks have had a supportive history of Enduro races over the years and many of those who compete race both speedways. That led to a sparked interest and the concept of the Mahoning Valley Speedway/Evergreen Raceway Small Car Enduro Series. Nine races, alternating once a month per each track, will make of the series. Each race will award $500 to win, with 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th receiving $300, $200, $150 and $100 respectively. Points will be tallied for each driver and the top five in the final standings will be awarded the same payout.The series kicks off on Saturday, March 30 at Evergreen. Then it’s on to Mahoning Valley on Sunday, April 28. Sunday, May 19 race No. 3 moves back to Evergreen. On Sunday, June 16 Mahoning welcomes back the show for round 4 and then Evergreen on Sunday, July 21. The series stays at Evergreen for a Sunday, August 25 event while Mahoning gets a reappearance for the next two on Sunday, September 15 and Sunday, October 20. The conclusion of the inaugural twin-track outing will be Saturday afternoon, November 2 at Evergreen. The series is open to all 4-cylinder, front wheel drive Enduro cars Each track has other racing events slated for all of the aforementioned dates as well.
Mahoning Valley Speedway 2019 season begins with $3000-to-win Modified feature
Mahoning Valley Speedway rolls into the 2019 season headlined by the Modified class as the main attraction with a 100-lap/$3000-to-win feature on Opening Night, Saturday April 6. Also on the slate will be Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks. Race time is 6:00 pm. Mahoning’s season, which heads into the second year under owners Jack and Rebecca Carlino, will run weekly through mid-October. The Modifieds will have a number of other big-paying shows across the year including the season ending Octoberfast 150 which will award the winner a cool $5000. All of the aforementioned classes will also see extra-distance and added payout races during the year. Most of the special features, including the Modifieds, will be “cone races” for an added twist of intrigue.
After a re-examination of the Sportsman Modified division, which at the end of last year was temporarily suspended, the class will be back in ’19 but will now run the same track tire as the Late Models that most feel will be a positive in improved competition. The Sportsman Modifieds will see action every third week beginning on April 20.
New this season will be a special Enduro Series between Mahoning Valley and Evergreen Raceway. Nine Small Car Enduro’s will run once a month alternating between the two tracks. An overall champion as well as top point earners will be crowned after the final Enduro in November at Evergreen. All of the Enduro’s hosted by Mahoning will be Sunday afternoons.
Each Enduro race will award $500 to win, with 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th receiving $300, $200, $150 and $100 respectively and the top five in the final standings will be awarded the same payout.
The touring American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association will visit on three occasions.
Also making a return will be the All-Star Slingshots and Jr. Slingshots on April 28 and June 16. Both will be run in conjunction with the Sunday Enduro’s. The April 28 Slingshot feature will be a National Tour event.
The newly formed East Coast TQ Midgets will be on track for a number of select Sunday’s, sharing the billing with the Enduro’s.
After a tryout at the end of last year to bring back the popular “Run What Ya Brung” track management will again close out the year with that event on October 20. Details on the specific classes are still in the works.
Pre-season practice days are scheduled on March 16, 23, 30 & 31.
The first Annual Party in the Pits will be held on Saturday, March 30 beginning at 5:00 pm. The event will be a special celebration of honor to the 2018 champions and respective division point finishers and serve as the kick-off to the 2019 season. The specifics are being finalized and will be outlined in short order.
For a complete look at this year’s schedule of events please log onto the official Mahoning Valley Speedway website at www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com or on Facebook at Mahoning Valley Speedway. Mahoning Valley Speedway is located on PA route 443 just a few miles west of Lehighton.