MINERSVILLE, PA – Racers from all divisions took part in a very successful practice session last Sunday at the Big Diamond Speedway. It was a chance for teams and drivers to get some much-needed track time on the new clay surface that was put down over the winter. From all reports the track held up well and drivers were very pleased with the new Clay.
Returning to race Friday’s at Big Diamond on a regular basis this season, Insinger Performance Modified driver Brett Kressley had this to say about the new surface. “I liked it a lot. It was strange not having a cushion to lean on, but I think it has a lot of potential to be awesome. I was really impressed with it.”
Approximately a half dozen drivers from each of the tracks four weekly divisions took advantage of the open practice to dial their cars in for the season opener coming up on Friday April 12th.
Day/Date Change for this week’s practice
Due to the heavy rain that is forecasted for this Friday, the second scheduled practice has been moved to Sunday April 7th. The format will be the same as last Sunday’s practice with gates opening at 11:00am. The practice is open to any type of car with a roll cage. Track time for practice will be 1:00pm to 3:00pm Following the practice there will be an Enduro dash 50 along with the vintage cars. Scott Riggleman was the winner of last week’s enduro and will be looking to go back to back this week to start the season.
Pit fees are $30 for Big Diamond and Vintage car members and $40 for non-members. Grandstand admission is free.
Enduro registrations are available on the Big Diamond website www.bigdspeedway.net
Just like at the last practice, reserved seats can be marked and paid for on Sunday Pit licenses and season passes will also be available for purchase while you are at the track.
Sunoco race fuel will be available at both practice sessions and teams can also purchase their 2019 pit licenses.
After Sunday’s practice is in the books, it will be all systems go for the season opener set for Friday night April 12th. The season opener will be presented by Schaeffer’s Motorsport and will feature a $4000 to win 30-lap main event for the Insinger Performance 358 Modifieds. The USS Achey Sportsman will also take to the track for some extra money on opening night with a 20-lap $1000 to win feature event. The always exciting Savage 61 Road Runners and the No Sweat Service Group Street Stocks will round out the schedule as the track opens its 48th season of competition.
The above listed events are subject to change. Please visit our website at www.bigdspeedway.net for up to the minute information regarding the speedway.