OPEN PRACTICE & “SPRINGDURO 150” ENDURO UP NEXT AT SHARON SATURDAY
By Mike Leone
Hartford, OH Mar 22, 2014 After the “Circle Track Showdown” Snowmobile, ATV, and Side-by-Side races were completed on January 25, Sharon Speedway is scheduled to resume the 85th anniversary season this Saturday afternoon, March 22 (weather permitting) with open practice followed by the “Springduro 150” Enduro. Gates open at 9 a.m. with open practice from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. followed by the Enduro.
The inaugural “Springduro 150” in 2010 was won by Andy Sweetland, an Enduro veteran and E-Mod racer, from Spartansburg, Pa. Sweetland came from the 39th starting position to capture the $1,000 prize. Enduro ace Tim Gillette of Linesville, Pa. nailed down the $1,000 victories in both the 2011 and 2012 races. Last year’s event was cancelled.
A total of 42 cars have pre-entered for the Enduro, which pays $1,000 to the winner, $500 for second, $400 for third, $300 for fourth, and $200 for fifth. New entries will be accepted on Saturday at the cost of $100. Registration forms are available on the website by going to SharonSpeedway.com, clicking on the Drivers tab followed by the Registration link. The starting line-up is also posted on the website.
In 2012, a record 66 cars took part in the open practice. Cars of any kind will be able to practice. The transponder scoring loop will be functional with results uploaded to MyLaps after the conclusion of practice. Drivers in the Speedway’s regular six weekly divisions will also have the opportunity to register for the season.
Grandstand admission is just $7 for those 14 and older. Children 13 and under are always free in the grandstand. Pit admission is $20.
The 2014 regular racing season will get underway on Saturday, April 19 at 7 p.m. featuring the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks.
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.