SHARON’S “CIRCLE TRACK SHOWDOWN” WINTER EVENT TO FEATURE SNOWMOBILES, ATVs & SIDE-BY-SIDES ON JANUARY 10
By Mike Leone
Hartford, OH November 13, 2014 With the 2014 season well in the record books, Sharon Speedway officials have been busy preparing for the 2015 season. Some 100 tri-axle loads of material have been put down on the 3/8-mile oval and before the 86th anniversary season officially begins in the spring, the annual “Circle Track Showdown” featuring Snowmobiles, ATVs, and Side-by-Sides will take to the track on Saturday, January 10. A no snow make-up date has been scheduled for January 24.
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. This year on January 25, over 80 competitors participated as the ATVs and Side-by-Sides were added.
The Side-by-Sides and ATVs will be back in addition to the following snowmobile classes 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.
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.
There will be no pre-registration for this coming year’s event; instead the registration fee will be $25 for all competitors per class.
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.
The Yankee Lake (OH) Ballroom will host the annual Sharon Speedway Awards Banquet and Dinner on Saturday, February 7. More information on the banquet will be released in the near future. Stay tuned to our website at www.sharonspeedway.com for the latest updates throughout the winter.
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.