Mike Leone: Hartford, OH March 20, 2013 - Sharon Speedway has been forced to postpone Saturday’s (March 23) scheduled open practice and “Springduro 150″ Enduro until next Saturday, March 30. An unseasonably cold and wet March hasn’t enabled track crews to be able to get on the 3/8-mile surface to date in addition to the parking areas being unusable left track officials with no choice but to postpone. March 30 will utilize the same event times with the open practice from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. followed by the Enduro at 2:30 p.m.
“Between the continual rain, snow and cold conditions this month, it just hasn’t allowed us to get the track ready,” explained General Manager Dave Willoughby. “This week’s weather was really the nail in the coffin and with more snow on the way there’s just no way to get the track and grounds ready even though Saturday’s weather doesn’t look too bad. We obviously need to provide safe conditions for both the racers and fans. Hopefully we’ll get some dry, warmer weather next week.”
Thirty-four cars to date have pre-entered for the “Springduro 150″ Enduro that will pay $1,000 to-win. Past winners include Andy Sweetland in 2010 and Tim Gillette in 2011 and 2012. Both racers are entered. William Hurrelbrink and Aaron Hill will lead the field to green for the 150-lap affair. Entries are still being accepted. The entry form can be found on the website under driver info then registration at SharonSpeedway.com.
Racers of any and all divisions are welcome to participate in the open practice. In 2011, the first year a practice was held with the Enduro, 40 cars turned out despite frigid temps around 30 degrees. Last year’s temperature was some 30 degrees warmer and brought out 66 cars for practice on the Sunday make-up date!
Grandstand admission for Saturday is $7, while pit passes are $20.
The “Steel Valley Thunder” regular season gets underway on Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. featuring the Governor Insurance Agency DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit 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.