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  1. How bout this early season race, on a cold and windy April night, Jeff Strunk runs down and beats Stewart Friesen in this sb vs bb race at the 💎...
  2. Can’t forget about last years incredible Coalcracker race...
  3. We are hangin in there my friend, hope all is well with you, be safe...Hope to see ya soon.
  4. /2020 1:19:16 PM +0/-0 Billy Pauch Jr revealed over the weekend his plans for Friday night weekly war competition at the BDS...Pauch Jr will once again split the 2020 BDS schedule between running his brand new self owned Bicknell #15 Morgantini powered 358 modified and the Breitenstein family owned Bicknell #14 Gatto powered 358 modified...Pauch Jr posted on FB today to look for a retro design for his self owned #15 this year that many will remember...Pauch Jr will be looking to add his 2nd career BDS championship to his racing resume along with trying to get the BMS gang their very first career win at BDS...It all starts on Friday night April 10th when opening night gets the new season started under the lights at the Big Diamond Speedway.
  5. Mike Gular Racing posted their 2020 racing plans on their FB page this morning...Mike and the team will be returning to OCFS weekly on Saturday nights, will run both the North and South STSS schedule, race the Thunder On The Hill races, and WILL BE adding weekly Friday night racing in 2020 at the Big Diamond Speedway...They will be starting the season at the PPB Motorsports show and then will head south to compete at the All Tech Speedway for the STSS Sunshine Swing races. Mike has been super fast and is up front every time he has raced at BDS the past couple of years...He becomes an instant contender for the championship and to park his hot rod multiple times in BDS victory lane next season...BDS already has one of the most talented and competitive weekly modified fields around, and now the addition of Mike Gular just takes it up another notch...April can't get here fast enough.
  6. Per Alex’s FB page today... 🚨2020 HOME TRACKS!🚨 We will return to Big Diamond Speedway weekly for 2020! On Saturday nights,I will race in the Small Block division at the Orange County Fair Speedway. We will also run select shows to fill in our schedule. Thank you to everyone for the support as we go into the 2020 season!
  7. Yes they are, Yankowski racing will be using all Hig-Fab cars next season.
  8. On the eve of Thanksgiving, some exciting racing news for the fans of Big Diamond Speedway to be thankful for in the 2020 racing season has been confirmed. Was given the “green light” today by the ‘Quaker Shaker’ Rick Laubach to announce that Laubach and legendary local Schuylkill County Pa car owner Dick Biever have reunited for the 2020 racing season. Laubach will pilot Biever’s historic #14s Bicknell modified on Friday nights at Big Diamond Speedway for the weekly racing wars once the gates swing open next April. Other special events are a possibility and might be added to their schedule for the 2020 racing season. The Laubach/Biever combination is a second go around for this duo, as Laubach drove for Biever back in the early 2000’s and the combination had great success back then with Laubach parking Biever’s modified in victory lane at BDS and other speedways multiple times. Laubach will return to Biever’s hot rod for the first time since 2008 once the green flag drops for the 2020 season. With Laubach’s talent and ability and Biever giving him the equipment he needs to get to victory lane, look for this reunited combination to be a major force and be racing up front all year long at BDS, a speedway they both know extremely well. Wishing Rick Laubach and Dick Biever all the best in 2020.
  9. I heard it weeks ago also...Just got the “green light” from Laubach today to post it.
  10. Some early offseason racing news surfaced yesterday and has been CONFIRMED by car owner Dave Renaldo...A change in racing venues on Saturday nights will find Frank Cozze now calling New Egypt Speedway in NJ home on Saturday nights driving the Renaldo 401 Bicknell modified...Cozze has had tremendous success at NES in the past as he sits fourth on the all time modified win list at the speedway, and will most certainly being adding to his win total once the NES gates swing open spring of 20 Cozze drove Renaldo's 401 modified at Big Diamond Speedway in 2019 on Friday nights when mechanical issues didn't dampen their campaign...Cozze WILL BE returning to Big Diamond Speedway on Friday nights as a weekly warrior once BDS opens their gates April 2020...Cozze will be behind the potent Tom Umbenhauer owned Bicknell 5 modified for the Friday night action next season...The Umbenhaue/Cozze combination over the years has been a successful one as they have graced victory lane many times at another speedway...Both Umbenhauer, as a racer, and Cozze have visited and celebrated in BDS victory lane in the past, but in 2020 they will be looking to etch their names in the BDS record books for the first time as an owner/driver combination. Some exciting local racing news for 2020 for sure.
  11. Selinsgrove Speedway announced on FB today the dirt modifieds will return to the speedway on March 21st, the day before the STSS race at Port Royal Speedway...With both tracks being close in proximity should be a great early season weekend for both racers and fans...With the pits now being moved outside the race track and not in the infield sight lines are so much better and improved since the last time the modifieds were at the place.
  12. Its been reported in AARN but not confirmed Strunk and the 126 team to Bridgeport Speedway in 2020
  13. If they wanted one they would have one, just saying
  14. The talk has been going around the last few weeks but today it was officially announced that the 358 Modifieds at Big Diamond Speedway will be switching to gas ONLY, no more alcohol...Many reasons went into and homework done to come to this decision, and an overwhelming support from the race teams at BDS help make this decision a reality...BDS talked to top engine builders and were assured no internal work needed to be done for the switch, just a carb and fuel cell switch is all that is needed...And to help make this switch a little easier BDS and Insinger Fuels teamed up and bought a brand new Competition Carb built by noted builder Bob Oliver and will be given away on December 1st to a lucky winner randomly drawn who buya their 2020 BDS pit license in the month of November...No more fuel stops, less wear n tear on the motors, a lil less HP to slow the cars down a tad should make for even better racing, and the racing to end 2019 was pretty darn good haha...2020 gonna be fun to say the least 😃.
  15. Posted on tracks FB page today... Here are a few answers to the 602 crate questions we have received: -All cars must run the MSD 8727CT digital rev control limiter, 6,200rpm max. -All NEW engines must be purchased through & sealed by Big Diamond Speedway. New Egypt Speedway seals will be accepted. -All used engines with factory seals will be accepted. -602 engines are considered to be non repairable and non rebuildable. If factory seals are removed, the engine is considered expired and a new one must be purchased. If your engine has been rebuilt it is deemed illegal. -Aluminum wheels are allowed, 2,400lbs. -Steel wheels are allowed, 2,350lbs. -No sail panels. -No cockpit adjustments besides brake bias. -Any track stamped American Racer tire will be accepted. Minimum compounds are 33 left front, 38 right front, 44 left rear, and 48 right rear. -Sunoco gas must be used, up to 110 octane. -One single 4 barrel 650, 650hp, 750, 750hp stock carb must be used. -No high dollar or custom headers. Must be approved by tech inspector. -All chassis must be at least 1 year old. Any questions please call Jim at (570) 640-4171
  16. Mark your calendars now...As it was announced today the 2020 Big Diamond Speedway opener will happen Friday night April 3rd...On the card will be the 358 Modifieds racing for a $4000 payday, the new 602 Crate Sportsman class at BDS for 2020 will race for $1000 to win...along with the Road Runners and Street Stocks to round out the opening night card...The 2019 racing season ended on a huge high note on how great the racing was to close out the season, 2020 gonna be fun and super exciting year as soon as the gates swing open next spring.
  17. You weren’t there last night you missed out on an INCREDIBLE race, one of the best CC races EVER...Huge crowd on hand were on the edge of their seats with the show CVD, Brett Kessley, Duane Howard, and earlier on in the race Alex Yankowski put on...Jake Smulley has the new clay surface figured out and is just nailing it perfect week after week now...2020 is gonna be fun as soon as the gates swing open next spring... Short Results 9/1/2019 - The Coalcracker 72 presented by Jack Rich, Inc. Insinger Performance Modifieds – The Coalcracker 72 was won by Craig Von Dohren and followed by Brett Kressley, Duane Howard, Mike Gular, Frank Cozze, Jeff Strunk, Ryan Godown, Richie Pratt Jr, Billy Pauch Jr, Rick Laubach, Jared Umbenhauer, Danny Bouc, Alex Yankowski, Dan Hineline, Wade Hendrickson, Frank Yankowski, Briggs Danner, Neal Williams, Kevin Beach Jr, Louden Reimert, Timmy Buckwalter, Doug Manmiller, Mike Lisowski, Cale Ross and Nick Rochinski. Did Not Qualify - Craig Whitmoyer, Kyle Weiss, Kenny Gilmore, Kris Graver, Frank Yankowski, Brett Gilmore, Justin Grim, Dan Waisenpacher, Dave Dissinger, Ryan Krachun, Billy Pauch, Billy Osmun, Shawn Fitzpatrick, Matt Stangle, Brandon Grosso, Brandon Grosso and JR Fulper. The Modified heat races were won by Kevin Beach Jr, Nick Rochinski, Richie Pratt Jr and Duane Howard. Savage 61 Roadrunners – The feature was won by Chris Holland and followed by Kris Ney, Shawn Mulhall, Kevin Holland, Ronny Suhr, Seth Reichert, Tonya Lance, Jim Kost, Matt Ney, Mike Reichert, Terry Kramer, Alex Ditzler and Tod Roth Jr. The Roadrunner heat races were won by Kris Ney and Chris Holland. Eash's Salvage & Towing Street Stocks – The feature was won by Jasen Geesaman and followed by Ryan Smith, Jeff Haag, Kody Sites, Eric Tripp, Chris Derr, Elvin Brennan III, Kyle Saylor, Mike Radocha Sr, Robin Wagner, John Snesavage, David Conover, John McGeoy, Dean Hine and Bruce Ditzler. The Street Stock heat races were won by Jasen Geesaman and Jeff Haag. Xcel 600 Modifieds - The feature was won by Geoffrey Sutton and followed by Matt Warner, Sam Scicchitano, Jeff Sechrist, Brianna James, Brian Blankenbiller, Ray Gradwell, Ryan Stoner, Travis Fichter, Tim Higgins, Jermain Godshall, Shawna Schibilia, John Singley, Chuck Bowers, Keith Inglin, Cody Manmiller, Grant Schibilia, Steve Sterner, Hunter Diehl, Korey Inglin, John Willman and Trent Warner. The 600 Modified heat races were won by Matt Warner and Hunter Diehl. 2019 Track Champions: Insinger Performance Modifieds: Craig Von Dohren USS Achey Sportsman: Doug Hendricks Savage 61 Roadrunners: Chris Holland Eash's Salvage & Towing Street Stocks: Kody Sites
  18. Highlights from the awesome CC 72 last night...
  19. Well the Coal Cracker weekend at BDS started off with an incredible 40 lap sportsman modified race last night...Craig Whitmoyer and Doug Hendricks put a show on for the fans...From about lap 15 for around 20+ laps in the 40 lapper Whitmoyer ran the high side and Hendricks ran the bottom lap after lap side by side much of the time, with Whitmoyer opening up a bit of a lead the last 7-8 laps to go on and take the win...BDS track crew have gotten the new clay surface figured out as the last 4-6 weeks racing has been multiple grooved, no dust, just awesome...Tomorrow sees the Coal Cracker 72 take center stage at BDS with the winner taking home an awesome $17,000 for the 358 Modifieds...Forecast has improved greatly for down here in “Skook” Pa, passing shower in the afternoon, tomorrow evening and night looks to be partly cloudy, someone gonna be going home with lots of $$$$ haha...Highlights from last nights battle royal sportsman race...
  20. Accu Weather has taken and showers out of the forecast for us here at Big Diamond Speedway till about 5am Monday morning...Someone going home with $17,000 tonight, be here to see who it is!!!
  21. Highlights from this past Friday nights 50 lap feature event...AWESOME racing on a spectacular racing surface, top to bottom all race long and NO DUST...$17,000 on the line for next Sunday nights Coal Cracker, going to be a MUST SEE EVENT...
  22. Highlights from the 358 Mods n Sportsman from Friday night...
  23. Well its that time of year again and the Prelude To The Coal Cracker is next on tap at the BDS this coming Friday night...It will be the final points night for the 358 Modifieds but for the 50 lap $5000 to win event it will also be a draw/redraw show for the heats and features...Here is some more info... Friday, August 23: Prelude to the Coalcracker Modified 50, $5,000 to win, Sportsman, Roadrunners. Mechanics Race. Gates open 5:30 Racing 7:45 Kids 10 and under free Active military with valid id free Kids 11-12 $10 General admission $23 Draw and points event for the Modifieds.
  24. As always it was awesome having you with us at BDS Friday night my friend...Glad you had a great weekend and seen some pretty darn good racing both nights...Yea definitely sounds like you picked a great weekend to come down with your home tracks raining out.