Brandon Matus and Ryan Moyer hoping for a little luck on Friday the 13th!

$13 Dollar Admission, but get a Cowboy decal for a buck!

Nostalgia Night brings back four decades of heroes

Sarver, PA (July 12, 2012) Jason Vorhees won’t be at the Action Track tomorrow night, but we’ll celebrate Friday the 13th in our own little way!  We’ll start off by dropping the price of admission to $13 for the night, but will very kindly ask for that $1 back as you pass through the gate to help fund Brian Steinman’s recovery from last week’s scary wreck in turn four.  Brian has undergone a pair of surgeries to stabilize his spinal column and has a long road to recovery, so every dollar will help!  In return, the first 200 fans that donate at least $1 will receive a “Get Well Soon” decal courtesy of Chunk at ZeroWraps and  There will be a Chinese Benefit Auction at the speedway in two weeks, on Friday, July 27 as well.  More details on what will all be available for bidding as the event draws near!

This Friday will also be Nostalgia Night as Rappin’ on Racin’s Don Gamble and the fine folks from the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club will host “Old Timers Night” featuring dozens of retired drivers from the first four decades of Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway.   Our guests from the Annals of Action Track History will enjoy a eat & greet meal courtesy of the Circle Track Club from 5:00-6:00 and then head in to the expanded vendor area from 6:00-7:00 to mingle with fans for autographs, pictures and some gold old fashioned bench racing!  

The following drivers have attended Nostalgia Night in the past, are invited and expected to attend: Bob & John Axe, Dick Bailey, Ray Baselj, Carl Bittner, Paul Brougher, Harley Chuba, Bob Davidson, Bud Daum, Lou Gentile, Howie Goss, Doc Harmon, Kenny & Kevin Harris, Dick Hecker, Harry Hein, Gary Henry, Dave Hoffman, Larry Johnston, George Leon, Gus Linder, Andy Lutz, Ed Lynch Sr., Hoot Martin, Rick Majors, Jim Magill, Jerry Matus, Dave Meloy, Jerry & Chuck McDowell, Ron McIntyre, Dave Mohn, Mark Muehlman, Carl Murdick, Art Osmer, Don & Dave Pegher, Barry Peters, John Phillips, Ralph Quarterson, Frank Raiti, Dave Rupp, Don Seanor, Deek Scott, Smokey Schempp, Gus Sholich, Jack Sodeman, Bob Stanford, Randy Stivason, Dick Swartzlander, Bruce Taylor, Dave Thompson, Jim & Tom Valasek, Larry Walters, Blackie Watt, Bill Wheeling, John Beatty, Banker Beach, Skip Bertges, Paul Busch, Frank Choura, Buddy Cochran, Ron Cubic, Bill Banick, Estol Harp, Barry Kelley, Bill Kessler Jr, Dave Lundy, Ralph McBride, Jerry Morris, Ed Murphy, Dave Norris, Tom Phillips, Bob Puz, Terry Rosenberger and Joe Viglione.

The following car have also been on display the past few years and most are expected to be on display again Friday Night: Paul Backus (Deek Modified #7A), Lynn Geisler (Webster PRA #3), Jorn Jenson (Fred Lorenzen NASCAR #28), Jerry McDowell (Sprint #22), Art Osmer (Modified 6A), Junior Radvansky (Midget Race Car), Darwin Stivenson (Old Chevy Coupe), Jim McDermott (#5 Big Block Modified), Don Tarr (#28 Six Cylinder Modified), Howie Goss (1957 Chevy Late Model), Jim Karpakus (#4 Coupe), Al Byerly (1939 coupe), Gary Mariani (#11 1937 Chevy Coupe) and Kerry Jackson (1955 Chevy Stock Car).

Joining Nostalgia Night for the first time will be the Western PA Vintage Dirt Modifieds and not only will fans get to see the Vintage cars in a static display, but the cars registered for racing will take to the track for a Heat and Feature.  

Those expected to attend and/or take to the track include: #6 6 cylinder ‘Mudd Bus’ of Art, Dan & Wes Osmer (Petrolia, PA), #28 6 cylinder Coupe of Don Tarr (Greenville, PA), #7 Coupe of Paul Baccus (Valencia, PA), #47 6 cylinder Coupe of Alan Byerly (Russell, PA), #5 Chevy Vega of Jim McDermott/Terry Wells (Hiram, OH), #4 Coupe of Kevin Mohney (Leechburg, PA), #68 Coupe of Mark Weigle (Friedens, PA), #814 Coupe of Howard Duff (Mercer, PA), and #1 Pontiac of Dale McCandless (Butler, PA).

The numerology with the #13 will continue once the green flag flies as 13 lucky fans of Fab Four Racing could walk away with FREE tickets to a future Fab Four Race if Brandon Matus (Ti22 Sprint #13), Ryan Moyer (Pic-A-Part Sportsman #13X) or any driver starting 13th on the grid can win their respective feature!

Kevin Schaeffer continues to lead the way in the Budweiser points for the Ti22 Sprints over last week’s feature winner Rod George.  Jared Miley enjoys a comfortable lead in the Precise Late Models, while Chuck Sarver is still sporting a smile a mile wide after his career first feature win last Friday Night.  Dave Murdick inched ahead of rivals Kevin Bolland and Brian Swartzlander with his Diehl Mods feature win last Friday Night; these top three drivers are separated by just six total points!  While he still hasn’t rolled his #20J into Sheetz Victory Lane, Jim Fosnaught rode another top five finish to reel in Bud points leader and four-time feature winner Corey McPherson in the Pic-A-Part Sportsman.  Rob Shook outdueled Defending Track Champion Mike Miller for the feature win last week.

The Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXI Twin 30s featuring the World of Outlaws is less than a week away!  Tickets for the Silver Cup are available 24/7 or during normal business hours by visiting or calling the speedway office at (724) 353-1511.  All advance ticket sales include a FREE pit pass upgrade and are priced at $39!

Contact: Lernerville Speedway                 

Eric J. Westendorf, Public Relations Director

(724) 664-1075 /

Photos Courtesy of Cory Stivason/Stivason Photos