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posted April 12, 2001 07:51 PM UIN: 16262997

Minersville, PA -(April 12) - Dave Dissinger of Mohrsville, PA looks toward
the 2001 season planning to regain the form that carried him to the 1998
NASCAR ShorTrack Sportsman crown at Big Diamond Raceway.
Dave hopes to get his first shot at the Big Diamond Raceway 3/8th-mile
when the gates swing open for the track's 30th racing season on Friday night,
April 20. Racing is scheduled to get underway at 8 PM featuring the NASCAR
Weekly Racing Series Modifieds, NASCAR ShorTrack Sportsman and NASCAR
Roadrunners. Rain and wet grounds forced the track to cancel both of their
Sunday afternoon cards in April and following the off weekend for Good Friday
and Easter, the track shifts to action under the lights
"Big Diamond will be my home track this year, as we receive the most
support there," commented Dissinger. "My goal this year is to be able to
participate in all the races at Diamond. The last two seasons have not been
too kind due to health which makes this a good first goal."
In addition to his battle with phlebitis, Dave also had to deal with the
passing of his father, who was a major part of his involvement in racing.
"Both of my cars will carry the number 88x in honor of my late father,"
continued Dissinger. "Dad's car won the '73 opener at Big Diamond and
finished second in points at Grandview in >72 with the late Don Loder behind
the wheel of his 88x."
The NASCAR Winston Cup teams have nothing over Dave when personalizing
their cars.
"The workhorse of my two car stable is 'The Flying Dumpster' which is
the same '92 Troyer that I drove to the '98 championship," shared Dave. "I
also have the 2000 Troyer named 'The Chicken Coupe' at my disposal which
works great and carried me to a second last year at Five Mile Point and a
fourth against the 358 Modifieds at Mercer. Both cars will be powered by
fresh Lou Morgantini Chevrolets.
Dave is a boost to the sport at Big Diamond as he shares his knowledge
and experience with other drivers such as the rapidly developing star of
recent seasons at Big Diamond, Jimmy Reppert of Hamburg, PA. 2001 Sportsman
rookie Dale Hartz also of Hamburg is moving up from the roadrunners with many
parts and components and much advice provided by Dissinger.
Action at Big Diamond Raceway starts every Friday night through Labor
Day at 8 PM with a full card of qualifying races and features for the NASCAR
Weekly Racing Series Modifieds, NASCAR ShorTrack Sportsman and NASCAR
Roadrunners. The Sportsman have added incentive this season as their payoff
has been increased and restructured with the feature winner each week earning
For more information on Big Diamond Raceway call (570)-544-6434 or check
the speedway website at

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