By MIKE LEONE
HARTFORD, OH – The scheduled “410” Sprint Car event on Saturday, August 12 at Sharon Speedway will now be the “Simon Yoder Memorial” and will pay $3,000 to-win, $250 to-start along with a special dash for cash! The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Summit Equipment Econo Mods, and Junior Sprints will also be on the program presented by Thompson Fab with racing at 7 p.m. General admission is just $10.
The following contributors have helped increase this payoff of this “410” Sprint Car event: Jim Miller, Good Tire Service, BLR Trucking, Deems Logging, Bill Altman, Palmer Pools, Intense Fabrication, Don Book Excavating, Mitcheltree Bros. Logging & Lumber, Jake Yoder, and Nathan Exley. Yoder was a huge Sprint Car fan, who passed away from cancer.
The “410” Sprint Cars have made two visits this season under the All Star Circuit of Champions sanction with Kyle Larson winning the Ohio Speedweek event on June 20 and Christopher Bell the “Lou Blaney Memorial”. The August 12 event along with the September 8-9 “Apple Festival Nationals” event will be non-sanctioned. There will be no entry or registration fees. Standard local Sprint Car rules will be utilized. Mufflers are not required.
“We’ve had great success with our Sprint Car shows,” stated general manager Dave Willoughby. “Last year we were unable on a couple tries to get our non-sanctioned 410 Sprint show in, but had a great turnout in 2015. This year we’ve added a second non-sanctioned show as part of the Apple Festival Nationals. We have to thank all of the contributors that allowed us to raise the purse in memory of Simon Yoder, while keeping the general admission price at just $10. We really hope both the fans and racers support this event so we can do more in the future.”
Coming up this Saturday night (August 5) is the “Bill Kirila Memorial” featuring the Big-Block Modifieds, E-Mods for $1,000 to-win presented by A&MP Electric, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Econo Mods. The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will also run their $800 to-win 2016 “Apple Festival Nationals” make-up feature. Pits open at 4 p.m. with grandstands at 5 and racing at 7. Adult admission is $10 and pit passes are $30.
Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.