Colton Flinner 2013 Action

Colton Flinner Earns Third Place Finish with FASTRAK Sweeney Cars Northeast Series
Heads to PPMS and Lernerville on April 13th & 14th
By Tyler Altmeyer: ‘ Presented by Schaeffer’s Racing Oil & Weather Capital Sales’

Pittsburgh, PA (April 7th, 2013) – Colton Flinner spent this past Saturday evening, April 6th, at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania; competing against the premiere FASTRAK Sweeney Cars Northeast Series crate late models during the annual ‘Chiller Thriller.’ Flinner, who will race the entire FASTRAK Northeast schedule in 2013, finished third (3rd) on Saturday evening during the 40 lap, $2,000-to-win, FASTRAK – ‘Chiller Thriller’ main event. The ‘Chiller Thriller’ was the first event of the season for the FASTRAK Sweeney Cars Northeast Series; as well as the first event of the season for Mercer Raceway Park.

The Allison Park, Pennsylvania native started the ‘Chiller Thriller’ crate late model main event from the outside of the front row, and battled relentlessly throughout the entire 40-lap distance to earn the podium finish. There were twenty-five (25) FASTRAK Sweeney Cars Northeast Series crate late models signed in for action at the Mercer Raceway Park. Former Super Late Model hotshoe, David Scott, was the $2,000 FASTRAK winner.

“We had a pretty good weekend at Mercer Raceway Park” said Flinner, “A third place finish is really what this team needed…we have been having a lot of bad luck recently, so to get a third place finish against this level of competition is a great feeling…I need to thank all of my sponsors, as well as my family, for giving me this opportunity to race with the FASTRAK tour in 2013…it’s going to be a fun season and I can’t wait to get back to the track!”

Colton Flinner, who pilots the American Framers, Vox Energy, A.W. Beattie Career Center, no. 75 crate late model, will be back in action this Saturday and Sunday, April 13th & 14th, in the heart of Western Pennsylvania. The two-time and defending Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway FASTRAK/Pro Late Model Track Champion will return to the familiar stomping grounds on Saturday, April 13th. Flinner will roll south to the Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania for a ‘regular’ afternoon of action featuring the crate late models. This Saturday’s program will endorse a 2:00PM start, and will be the facility’s first race of the 2013 season. Flinner is a former winner at the Imperial, Pennsylvania based oval, and would enjoy nothing more than to celebrate his season’s first victory at his ‘home track.’ For more information, please visit Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway online at

On Sunday, April 14th, Colton Flinner will make an appearance at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania for the ‘Steel City Stampede’ make-up program. Although Flinner did not take part in preliminary action for this event back in October of 2012, the Vox Energy ‘75’ will be able to tag the field of the crate late model consolation event. The FASTRAK Sweeney Cars Northeast Series will sanction Sunday’s program. Check out more on this event online at

“This weekend will be a lot of fun” explained Flinner, “Pittsburgh is a place we have been successful at, and Lernerville has a lot of rich history…hopefully the weather will stay polite and we can get the entire weekend in…I just can’t thank everyone involved enough…it’s been a great year thus far and it’s only April!”

Fans can keep up with Colton Flinner during his entire 2013 campaign, right here at ‘ Presented by Schaeffer’s Racing Oil & Weather Capital Sales.’ Be sure to also stay connected with Colton Flinner via social networks:  including Twitter – @coltonflinner and Facebook –


Colton Flinner would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: American Framers, VOX Energy, A.W. Beattie Career Center, Bellisarios Lounge, Randig Towing, Ingram Racing Engines, Goodcars Auto Sales, Advance Auto Parts, Petland of Pittsburgh Mills Mall, Presented by Schaeffer’s Racing Oil & Weather Capital Sales, Kunzler Signs; with a Special Thanks to Marcie Barlow.

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