MINERSVILLE, PA – Big Diamond Speedway will once again have Sunoco Racing Fuels and Insinger Performance as the official fuel supplier for the 2017 season.
With the announcement also comes word that Sunoco has introduced a mandatory ‘spec’ fuel for this year and the track will begin random fuel testing following the April 7 Money in the Mountain big block/small block challenge race.
The fuel can be purchased from any authorized Sunoco race fuel dealer or the track. The spec fuels will be Sunoco Standard 110, Sunoco Supreme 112, or Sunoco HCR Plus. No oxygenated fuel.
The spec fuels have a marker in the fuel and cannot be copied for testing purposes. Testing will be done throughout the season.
Methanol will also be tested on a regular basis with Sunoco methanol being used as the base fuel for testing. Any fuel not meeting the proper Sunoco specifications will be deemed illegal and you will be disqualified.
Drivers with any questions can contact Bruce Insinger at Insinger Performance, 570 928-7300 or Big Diamond technical inspector Jim Carey at 570-640-4171
The 46th season opener takes place on Friday night, March 31, with a 30-lap, $4,000 to win feature for the Steel & Metal Service Center 358 modifieds. Also on the card that night will be the U.S.S. Achey sportsman, Savage 61 roadrunners and the No Sweat Service Group street stocks. The sportsman 20-lap feature will pay $1,000 to win.
The unofficial kick-off to the 2017 season begins March 6-10 with the annual Schuylkill Mall car show in Frackville, Pa., just off Route 61 and Interstate 81. The track will present an open practice day on Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m., for any car with a roll cage. Following practice, an Enduro Dash 50 will be held.
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