Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY – LEHIGHTON, PA – Since the announcement of dirt Modifieds coming to race at Mahoning Valley Speedway as part of the track’s October 1 race day calendar of events there has been quite the influx from teams showing interest.
When first publicized the race was open to Crate and Open Sportsman dirt Modifieds. However, since then not only have those teams showed intent but a number of 358 Modified parties have also been inquisitive on attending.
After further deliberating on such high interest it has been decided to put the offer out to all 602 Crate, Open Sportsman and 358 dirt Modified race teams.
“We’ve been getting calls daily from guys wanting to come out and run with us for that day and surprisingly not just from the Crate and Open Sportsman teams but a good number of 358s as well,” stated Todd Baer, track Operations Manager.
“Honestly with the layout of Mahoning and those three different combinations of dirt Mods it really shouldn’t make a difference at all racing together. This is about as close to a level playing field you will ever get in putting them out there collectively in the same feature,” he continued.
“Mahoning Valley is not about horsepower and when you take into consideration that those cars will be strictly running on their dirt set-ups, it’s going to come down to driver talent more than anything.”
The speedway has also upped the first place winner’s share to $1000.
Dirt Modified rules will be posted on the track’s website at this link https://bit.ly/3deG8ce. They generally conform to current rules at most regional dirt tracks that run the classes. Any questions about the dirt Modifieds should be addressed to Baer at 610-730-7470.
The Dirt Modifieds will be joining in on “Champions Day.” All 2022 regular division champions will be honored during a special intermission ceremony.
Races for all those classes will take place as including Modifieds, Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pro 4s, Hobby Stocks and Futures.
The program gets underway at 2:00 pm. All classes will draw for heat starting spots.
Pit gates open at 10:00am. Warm-ups begin at noon. Adult grandstand admission is $14. Pits are $40. Driver sign-ins are from 10:30 am – 11:45 am.
Champions Day will also be the final tune-up for the season ending Fall Brawl II which will be taking place on Saturday, October 22. The Fall Brawl rain date is October 29.
Mahoning Valley Speedway will be in action this Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18. On Saturday evening starting at 5:00 pm is will be the final points for all regular tracks classes. Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm will be Junk Car races.