Saturday afternoon turned out to be a beautiful day; and nothing made that day even more beautiful than seeing 33 – 410ci sprint cars packing the Lincoln Speedway pit area. Doug Esh patiently followed Brian Leppo for most of the Saturday afternoon 25 lapper before taking the lead with roughly five laps to go. With the $3200 first prize money and the win in the books, this makes Doug Esh a top five finisher in two consecutive starts at the Lincoln Speedway thus far this season. On an other related note, XXX Chassis is now two for two in PA sprint car competition in 2011. The “Edge” took the $3500-to-win Icebreak 30 Lincoln Opener last Saturday afternoon to kick off what is so far a successful XXX Chassis season. Can XXX make it three for three in Pennsylvania? We’ll see what happens next Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.  .

The upcoming Williams Grove trip will make the 2011 track count up to three next Friday night; the famous paper-clip shaped half mile is featuring the 410 sprinters and 358ci sprint car support division. Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL and Lincoln Speedway are already checked off this year’s track list.

Upcoming schedule: The plan is to attend some season openers for Pennsylvania short tracks in the coming weeks. Williams Grove Speedway on March 18th is our headline event for the coming weekend; with Lernerville Speedway’s opener in Sarver, Pennsylvania marking the calendar for the following Friday, March 25.

Just want to take the time to send out some special thank you’s to those who have been with us from the start in developing this deal: Showtime Designs, Gross Embroidery, SprintCar and Midget Magazine, JNJ Motorsports Media, Rod George Racing, Stivason Photos, Mr. Glen Kilgore, Ms. “Truth” Kelsey George, Ty Basinger, Jeff Prugh, Sundown Motorsports, and our buddy “Guido.”

Thanks so much – and as always; Race Open Wheel!