Thursday, June 21, 2012
Bands Set for June 24, Autograph Session and Sportsmen Special Also on Tap
by Jay Pees
HAMMET, Pa. -- Music will be heard from Eriez Speedway Sunday afternoon. Not the typical horsepower music but band music as three bands will play on the grounds from noon until 4 PM. On track will be the popular annual autograph session plus a $500 to win Gannon University Sportsmen Special.
The admission for the entire day, bands, autograph session, and racing, will be $15 for adults, $13 for Seniors, $10 for children 6-10 with under 6 being admitted free, as always. Anyone entering the gates after 4 PM will pay the regular ticket prices. Three bands will be donating their music with the increase in entrance Net Proceeds to benefit our Veterans through the SGC HomeTown Heroís Fund. Visit www.sikxgun.com for Details.
After a break in points racing last week when the World of Outlaws came to town, the championship battles will heat up again.
Currently Mike Knight leads the Jayís Auto Wrecking Super Late Model chase. Knight is looking for his second pointís championship. Knight was the E-Mod champion in 2011 along with an earlier Super Late Model triumph. Scott Gurdak, a former E-Mod champion is second in points.
Opening night winner Billy Henry currently has an 18-point edge over Max Blair for the Danís Rt 8 Boardwalk Bar & Grill FASTRAK Late Model Championship. Both drivers has wins this season.
Rich Michael Jr has a substantial pointís lead over Jack Young in the Plyler Overhead Door E-Mod championship.
Chris Ottaway, the 2012 Conway & OíMalley Limited Late Model Champion, is leading in his quest to repeat his championship, albeit a narrow margin. With an opening night win, Ottaway currently has an 8 point margin over Steve Kania, looking for his first championship in this class.
Greg Fenno has dominated the Bonnell Collision Center Street Stocks this season and is at the top of the championship chase over Pat McGuire, the only other driver to score a win in this season.
Wade Watson leads Tim Card in the Gannon Sportsmen Championship year-long chase.
Casey Burch has won all but one Kandyís Dinner Theater Challenger feature this season and has a near 100-point edge over Wesley Stull.
Eriez Speedway is located on Sampson Road, just off Lake Pleasant Road in the town of Hammett, PA, 3 miles south of Interstate 90. Take Route 8 South from Interstate 90 Exit 29 and follow the signs starting in Hammett. Admission for all regular racing weekends is $11.00 for Adults, $9 for seniors, children 6 - 15 $6, under 6 free. Special events (Sprints and World of Outlaws Late Models) are more.