Selinsgrove Kicks Off August with Rescheduled Firecracker 30 for Sprints

SELINSGROVE, PA – Selinsgrove Speedway will kick off the month of August, the last full month of racing this season, this Saturday, Aug. 5, with the rescheduled Firecracker 30 for 360 sprint cars plus super late models, pro stocks, and econo late models on Eastern Museum of Motor Racing Night sponsored by the Sunbury Eagles Club.

Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with qualifying at 7:30 p.m.

Sprint car drivers will draw for starting positions in their heat races and redraw for the 30-lap main event paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start.

The super late models will compete in a 25-lap feature, while the pro stocks and econo late models will each race 15-lap main events.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will have several restored race cars on display behind the covered grandstand before taking them to the track for exhibition laps.

Current points leader Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., is the defending winner of the Firecracker 30. He also took the win in 2014. The 2015 race was rained out. Past winners of the Firecracker race as a 40-lap contest include the late Jim Nace of Thompsontown (2002), the late Bob Beidleman of Walnutport (2003), Dave Calaman of Carlisle (2004), Nate Snyder of Halifax (2005), and Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove (2006).

In 2007, the race was abbreviated to 30 laps and was won by Calaman. Scott Flammer of West Milford, N.J.; (2008) Pat Cannon of Etters (2009); Snyder (2010); Logan Schuchart of Hanover (2011); Heimbach (2012); and Jason Shultz of Carlisle (2013) also took checkered flags in the race as a 30-lap event.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will host a program of go kart racing this Friday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2266.

Purse for Firecracker 30 Saturday, August 5, 2017: 1) $3,000 2) $1,200 3) $1,000 4) $800 5) $700 6) $600 7) $550 8) $500 9) $425 10) $400 11) $375 12) $360 13) $350 14) $325 15-24) $300
Also Racing: Super Late Models, Pro Stocks & Econo Late Models Gates Open: 5pm Race; Time: 7:30pm Admission for Saturday, August 5, 2017: Adults $15; Students (12-17) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30