Mercer, PA (March 24, 2013): Like area racers, the staff and management of Mercer Raceway Park are anxiously watching the weather forecasts hoping that they will be able to swing open the gates for the annual Chiller Thriller on Saturday, March 30. Weather permitting, they will do so at 4 p.m. An autograph session will take place at 6, with racing at 7.

“We are hoping that the weather will cooperate with us,” said track manager Frank Benic. “This is always one of our most anticipated races of the season.”

The 2013 edition will feature the ULMS Late Models, the FASTRAK Late Models, the UEMS Modifieds, and Mercer’s Open Stocks. There will be a rain date for this even, just in case the winter storm dumps too much snow in the days ahead. The same program will be run the following Saturday, April 6, if need be. Otherwise, the April 6 program will be the first Saturday Night Live! event featuring Mercer’s six exciting weekly racing divisions.

Special event ticket pricing will be in effect for the Chiller Thriller. Adult general admission will be $17. Seniors (age 60 and over) will get a two dollar discount at the front gate only. Students will be admitted for $7 and all children (ages 8 and under) are free, as usual. The economical Family Pass will be $35, which is good for up to two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit passes will be $30.

Remember that alerts regarding cancellations or postponements of racing events at Mercer Raceway Park can be sent directly to your smart phones, e-mail accounts or other electronic devices. All you need to do is go to the track website, www.mercerraceway, and click on the icon for and follow the easy directions to register your device of choice. Or, you can go to the website for and search for Mercer Raceway Park. Seaching there will produce two hits, and we recommend that you register for both to ensure complete coverage.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out,, or