Saturday’s “Circle Track Showdown” at Sharon is a GO!


By Mike Leone
Hartford, OH January 24, 2014 The 2014 season at Sharon Speedway will kick-off Saturday (January 25) with the third annual “Circle Track Showdown” featuring Snowmobile, ATV, and Side-by-Side competition. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and again be presented by JohnnyK’s Powersports of Niles, Ohio. All access admission is just $5!

“The status for the event was questionable earlier in the week, but we got a lot of response for the ATV portion in the last couple days and now we’re expected to get several inches of snow overnight and throughout the day on Saturday for our snowmobiles,” explained GM Dave Willoughby. “We invite everyone out for this affordable and fun day of action!”

The inaugural event held in 2011 saw a packed grandstands of eager fans brave bitter cold temperatures with the wind chill well below zero and watched over 100 snowmobile competitors put on a quite a show. In 2012, it took three tries before a last minute snowstorm allowed the event to take place that featured nine different winners in 11 classes. No snow forced the event to be cancelled three times in 2013.

The following snowmobile classes will be in action in both independent front suspension and leaf: 400cc and under, 401-500 cc, 501-600cc, 601-700cc, 701-800cc, 801cc+ & mods, along with the vintage sleds. For the first time ever, this year’s event has been expanded to include ATVs and Side-by-Sides! The classes of competition for the latter will be broke down by utility and sport and cc.

Helmets are required, while suits, gloves, chest protectors & tethers are highly recommended. Sled and/or rider must be visibly numbered! Each class will run heats and a feature. Drivers will be permitted a few warm-up laps. There will be no cash prizes as winners will receive trophies only. Hay bales will be setup around the 3/8-mile track.

Registration is now $30. Registration forms are available at Gates will open at 9 with racing at 11 a.m.

JohnnyK’s Powersports is located at 420 Youngstown-Warren Road in Niles, Ohio. JohnnyK’s specializes in ATV’s, snowmobiles, utility vehicles, watecraft, scooters, cargo trailers, and sport utility trailers in brands like Arctic Cat, Can-Am, Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, E-Ton, Triton, and Kawaski. For more information, check out their website at or call 330-544-9696.

Sharon will host the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday, February 1. The first auto racing event of 2014 will hit the track on Saturday, March 22 with open practice for all divisions followed by the “Springduro 150” Enduro. Ticket order forms and registration forms for these events are on our website at

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 or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at


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