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posted March 11, 2001 08:17 PM
It is full speed ahead for Don Martin's Lernerville Speedway! Coming
together 34 years ago the Sarver "speedplant" was a vision. The mission was
to create one of the finest dirt tracks in the United States. If you gave it
a reality check today you would know that some of the finest people have
worked together to make this dream come to fruition. For over three decades
the quest for excellence continues and the staff at Lernerville are providing
another "blockbuster" schedule. Gates will open Friday, March 30th at 5:00pm
and racing will begin at 7:30pm sharp signaling the beginning of what will be
a splendid 2001 season.
Once again you will find that Lernerville is the only track in the nation
to present the top three paying divisions weekly and they are as follows:
Triangle Gasoline Sprints, Friedman's Supermarkets/Bi-Lo Foods Late Models,
and the Ferrtante Oldsmobile Modifieds. Add to this the ever popular Digbat's
Restaurants Pure Stocks and you have a mixture of racing not easily equaled
anywhere for a $10 admission price. There are 19 "Fabulous Four" Friday
Eleven special events will be presented in 2001 Three exclusive Pennzoil
World of Outlaws Sprint Shows will highlight this season. The first Friday,
June 1st, will be a live TNN televised broadcast. This will be the first
Lernerville WoO Sprint race to be shown across the world. The second WoO
event is Tuesday, July 24th and will present the Don Martin Memorial Silver
Cup X Race, posting a healthy $34,000 to win that matches the years of track
operation. The last WoO show is Tuesday, September 25th.
The World of Outlaws Gumout Series season inaugural event will take place
at the Sarver oval April 20th. This $5,000 to win, $500-to-start event is
the season opener for these young talented drivers whose group is in their
second year of operation. Director Rick Ferkel, who is presently
recuperating from a hip replacement, will be back at the helm. The second WoO
Gumout Support Series will feature the Earl and David Bauman Memorial Sprint
Show, Friday August 31st.
The first Mid-Atlantic Championship Series Late Model event will take place
Friday May 11th along with the Sprints and Pure Stocks. Lynn Geisler is the
defending 2001 Champion of the MACS Series. Lernerville will host its own
Late Model Summer Classic August 4th.
Celebrating the end of the school year, Tuesday June 12th, the track will
feature "Summer-Vacation" Blue Bird" School Bus Races. Back by popular demand
will be the "Powder Puff" Bus Racing and for the children the super Ferraccio
Family Supermarket's "Bike Races," an Auto Demo Derby and the Zoresco PCTC
Senior Series. September 1st is slated for the "Back-To-School Bus Race,
Powder Puff Races, Ferraccio Family Supermarket's Bike Races, and the
Zoresco PCTC Senior Series Gland Neal Memorial Championship Race.
The AutumnMotive-Fest VII will be Saturday, September 29th featuring Pure
Stock Pandemonium, "Back-To-School" Bus Races/The Sequel, and a Giant
Championship Demo Derby.
It is "Fan Appreciation" night, June 22nd and features Holiday Fab Four
Racing and a spectacular Independence Day Zambelli ground and aerial
fireworks display at no additional charge.
Illuminating the speedway will be the newly installed Musco lighting. The
track crew has worked six days a week since the season ended to add this and
other improvements to the speedway. New clay should make the track a venue
for continued competitive racing.
In 2001 Lernerville Speedway will reach a milestone not only with the TNN
live telecast but our late promoter Don Martin will posthumously be inducted
into Knoxville Sprint Car Hall June 2. Martin has forever left his footprints
not only in dirt track racing but also in our hearts forever.
Businesses that wish to sponsor an evening or purchase a corporate box
are urged to call the speedway at 724-353-1511.
Don't forget the Highlands Mall Car Show March 15 - 17.
Remember…circle March 30th on you calendar. Be there Friday evening to
kick off the 34th season and witness "quality in motion" at the
From the track,