SHARON’S “CIRCLE TRACK SHOWDOWN” FEATURING SNOWMOBILES, ATVs & SIDE-BY-SIDES DRAWING NEAR ON JANUARY 25
By Mike Leone
Hartford, OH January 6, 2014 With the calendar change to 2014, Sharon Speedway is ready to kick off the new season on Saturday, January 25 with the “Circle Track Showdown” featuring Snowmobile, ATV, and Side-by-Side competition. The event will again be presented by JohnnyK’s Powersports of Niles, Ohio.
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. Due to numerous requests, this year’s event has been expanded to include ATVs and Side-by-Sides!
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 $20 per class through January 18 and increases to $30 beginning January 19. Registration forms are available at www.sharonspeedway.com/drivers/registration. It is asked that you please pre-enter as it not only saves you money and time on race day, but also allows us to gauge interest and be more prepared.
Once again, admission is just $5 for an all-access facility pass, which includes both grandstands and pits! 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 www.johnnykspowersports.com 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 www.sharonspeedway.com.
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.