MINERSVILLE, PA – It will be huge night of racing action this Friday July 3rd at the Big Diamond Speedway with the track’s annual presentation of the Georgie Stevenson Memorial on B&H Landscaping Night. The Insigner Performance Modifeds will compete in a 30-lap main event with the winner receiving a $4,000 payday. Last Friday’s winner Craig Von Dohren will be looking to make it two in a row and is also the defending winner of the Georgie Stevenson race.
Georgie Stevenson was an avid fan of the Big Diamond Speedway along with his family. Georgie and his family supported the speedway religiously each week. Sadly, Georgie was diagnosed with cancer at a young age and while fighting the dreaded disease, the young man worked hard to raise money for cancer research. Georgie’s battle with cancer concluded at the age of twelve when the courageous young man passed away. Georgie loved the sport of dirt racing especially at his home track, the Big Diamond Speedway.
After Georgie’s passing, his father George worked relentlessly to raise money for the terminally ill children who were also suffering from cancer. The Stevenson family’s goal was to help defray the costs of treatment and to also help the families to deal with anything that was thrown at them. Sadly, George died in 2015 but the Stevenson family’s presence radiates through the speedway with the annual running of the Stevenson Memorial.
Also, competing on Friday night will be the Rapid Tire USAC Wingless Sprints as they make their Big Diamond debut in 2020. This will be the second race of the season for the traveling club with their season set to get started this week. Last year’s races were very exciting and look for the same to take place on Friday.
The first ever Sportsman vs 602 Sportsman will take place this Friday night when the USS Achey Open Sportsman go up against the Savage 61 602 Crate Sportsman. Special cash prizes will be available to the 602 Crates as they go up against the more powerful Open Sportsman. See below for specifics on this race.
If you must pick out a division that week after week puts on the best feature of the night at Big Diamond, look no further that the Red White and Blue Autos Roadrunners. The past three weeks, this division has put on some of the best racing scene anywhere. Last Friday night you could have put a blanket over the first six positions as they battled hard and clean while racing for the win. Do yourself a favor, if you are one who generally gets up to take a walk during the Roadrunner feature. Stay in your seat this week and watch. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
In celebration of our nation’s birthday, promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley will present a huge fireworks display during the night.
Race Specifics for Sportsman vs 602 Crate Race
This race will feature an open draw and each car will receive 200 show-up points for whatever car you are driving that night. The purse will be following a normal Open Sportsman purse, $600 to win, $100 to take the green. Crate Bonuses: Highest Finishing Crate – $125 Bonus, 2nd Highest Finishing Crate – $100 Bonus, 3rd Highest Finishing Crate – $75 Bonus, 4th Highest Finishing Crate – $50 Bonus. Any Crate electing to start at the rear of the feature and win will receive a $1,000 Bonus. Any Open Sportsman electing to start at the rear of the feature and win will receive a $1000 Bonus.
The event will be broadcast exclusively on Dirt Track Digest TV. You can purchase the event for $24.99 by CLICKING HERE.
Gate will open on Friday night at 5:30pm with warm-ups hitting the track at 7:15pm, Racing will get underway at 7:45pm.
General admission for this Friday will be $25, Seniors admission is $23, Kids 10-11 are $10 with kids 10 and under admitted free. Active Military with a valid ID are free.
For more information on the upcoming 2020 season, please visit the Big Diamond Speedway website at www.bigdspeedway.net