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posted April 06, 2001 03:45 PM UIN: 16262997
50th anniversary season opener postponed at Mercer

By Mike Leone

April 6, 2001
Mercer, PA.The 50th anniversary season opener scheduled for Saturday night
at Mercer Raceway Park has been postponed due to wet grounds. Heavy
overnight rain showers that lasted throughout Friday morning drenched the
facility leaving track officials with no choice but to cancel opening night.

"We were set to go Thursday night," said track owner Vicki Emig. "Everything
had dried up real nice with the two days of sunshine, but the heavy rain
this morning was too much to allow the track crew to finish up some
remaining improvements and properly prepare the track for action."

Opening night has now been pushed back a week to Saturday, April 14 with the
Luxaire Heating & Cooling Sprint Cars, the Bolland Machine Big-Block
Modifieds, the New Castle School of Trades Sportsman Modifieds, and the
Butterfield's Pub Stock Cars all in action. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and
racing at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call the office at 724-964-9300 Monday through Friday,
or check out for the latest.

Contact: Mike Leone, 53 East Glenora Drive, Grove City, PA 16127. Office
phone 724-964-9300 and fax to 724-964-0604. Home phone/fax: 724-748-3358.

Mercer Raceway Park is located 3 miles north of I-80, exit 2. The track is
0.5 miles north of SR 258 on US 19, then 0.2 miles east on Fairground Road
in Findley Township. The office number is 724-964-9300. Fax to 724-964-0604.
The race track phone number is 724-662-1310. Our web site is E-mail to

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