Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY – LEHIGHTON, PA – Starting with pre-season Test and Tune and then the first two weeks of the scheduled events of racing has been a challenge to say the least for fans and teams at Lehighton’s Mahoning Valley Speedway as cancellations and postponements have certainly hampered efforts to get little if any on track activities of the 2022 races underway.
But with positive thinking as the best solution the popular paved ¼-mile oval remains resolute and will be ready to yet again host the season opener this coming Saturday, April 23 starting at 5:00 pm.
Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pro 4s, Hobby Stocks and Futures will be on the card for a compete show of heats and features.
Pit gates open at 10:30 am. Early paid practice will take place from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Warm-ups begin at 3:00 pm and racing gets the green flag at 5:00 pm. Adult grandstand admission is $14. Pits are $40.
Coming up in two weeks on Saturday, April 30 the Sportsman Modified and Late Models will get to race for first time after falling victim to this past weekend’s rainout.
A reminder to all Modified race teams that pre-registration is still open for the May 22 Modified Spring Zing “Tom Wanick Jr., Memorial 150.” This is a $7000-to-win/150 lap feature with $1500 for 10th and $1200 to take the green.