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posted June 22, 2001 07:59 PM
Tue., June 26, 7:30 - CARQUEST PA Sprint Speedweek. 410 Sprints, NASCAR
Fri., June 29, 8:00 - Dairy Association Night. NASCAR Weekly Racing Series
Modifieds, ShorTrack Sportsman, Roadrunners.
Tue., July 3, 7:30 - Georgie Stevenson Memorial. NASCAR WRS Modified
Championship 50, NASCAR Roadrunners.
Friday, July 6, 8:00 - True Value Hardware Night & Simpson Racing Products
Contingency Night IV. NASCAR WRS Modifieds, ShorTrack Sportsman, Roadrunners.
Tue., July 10, 7:30-10:00 - Open Practice Night III. (Any Divisions, No
Membership Required, $15 Pits, Free to Stands.)
Fri., July 13, 8:00 - United Racing Club Sprints. NASCAR Modifieds,
STRONG FIELD EXPECTED FOR CARQUEST PA SPRINT SPEEDWEEK ACTION TUESDAY, JUNE 26
SPRINTERS KICK OFF SUMMER SPECTACULAR SCHEDULE - SIX DATES IN 17 DAYS
Minersville, PA - June 22 - The 410 Super Sprints make only their fourth
appearance ever at Big Diamond Raceway in Forestville, PA, on Tuesday night,
June 26, as part of CARQUEST Auto Parts Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. The
sprinters will headline the 7:30 PM card, which will also include the
Sportsman Stocks to kick-off Big Diamond's Super Summer Seventeen Series,
with six dates in seventeen days on the Big Diamond schedule.
Fans have been talking about the Tuesday night, June 26, appearance of the
powerful 410 Super Sprints as part of CARQUEST Penna. Sprint Speedweek 2001.
The York-based Apple Motorsports Team is undefeated in Big Diamond 410 Sprint
action as Fred Rahmer, Greg Hodnett and Tyler Walker have recorded wins in
the red 12. Tennessee native, Hodnett, is back in the 12 after a year with
the World of Outlaws and is ready to extend the streak. But stars like Fred
Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz, Todd Shaffer, Keith Kauffman, Dave Ely,
Curt Michael, Sean Michael, and Len Thompson are among the expected
"When we discussed the date for our Speedweek event this season, we knew
the All Stars have historically had their Ohio Speedweek at the same time we
ran here in Pennsylvania," shared Big Diamond Race Director, Jeff Gromis. "We
picked this Tuesday because the All Stars have their Ohio series next week. I
don't know if we can attract any of the Western Pennsylvania, Ohio or other
sprint teams to Big Diamond but we certainly will not be running against the
Ohio tracks that could attract a few of the local stars West. We're looking
to provide the fans with the best show we can."
The NASCAR ShorTrack Sportsman will also be on the June 26 card in a race
that will carry track points. Big Diamond regulars will be required to run
regular track tire to earn points but the event will also be a challenge to
visiting Sportsman stars. Those outsiders will be permitted to compete on
their local track's tire as long as they meet the remainder of Big Diamond's
Time trials for the sprint cars start at 7:30 PM. Gates will open at 5:30.
The event will also see the cars of the Official Potato Chips of Big Diamond
Raceway, Middleswarth, in action.
On Friday June 29, the NASCAR Modifieds, Sportsman and Roadrunners will be
in action on Dairy Association Night. There will also be a very special
pre-race Meet the Drivers/Big Diamond Be a Reader program involving modified
driver Duane Howard with his 126, sportsman driver, Shawn Fitzpatrick and his
102 and roadrunner racer Mike Allar and his 22.
On Tuesday night, July 3, Big Diamond hosts the Georgie Stevenson Memorial
50 for Modifieds. The Stevenson Memorial is dedicated to the memory of
Georgie Stevenson, who dedicated his short life to helping others. With the
new Tuesday night date and the $4000 top prize, a few invaders are expected
to take on the already strong field of Big Diamond Modified stars. The
Roadrunners will also be on the card that carries a 7:30 starting time. Both
divisions will be running for Big Diamond NASCAR points in this event.
But it does not end there. On Friday, July 6, it's True Value Hardware
Night and the fourth Simpson Racing Products Contingency Night at Big Diamond
for the NASCAR's Weekly Racing Series Modifieds, ShorTrack Sportsman,
Roadrunners. The track opens on Tuesday, July 10, from 7:30-10:00 for another
Open Practice Night, which is open to any racing division for a $15 pit fee
with no membership, required. The practice is also free to fans in the stands.
The "Super Summer Seventeen" at Big Diamond is concluded on Friday night,
July 13, with another big one. The BAR'S Leaks United Racing Club Sprints
join the NASCAR Modifieds to provide two headlining divisions on the same
card. Additionally the NASCAR Roadrunners will also be in action.
For more info on racing at Big Diamond call (570) 544-6434 or drop in at www.bigdiamondraceway.com.