Monday, December 19, 2011
'Frostbite 6' Ahead for Mountain Speedway
by Gene Ostrowski
As the holiday season approaches, racers are already feeling the itch to get back behind the wheel. However, Jack Frost normally brings the season to a halt by this time of the year, but that’s not the case for Mountain Speedway, as the track once again begins to prepare for the “Frostbite” winter enduros.
The first event of the 2012 racing season would kick off on Saturday, January 7, as the celebration of the New Year continues with the "Frostbite 6" enduro-racing event.
The Mountain Madness Enduro Series schedule will comprise of several events throughout the course of the season and the 6th annual Frostbite enduro will be the first show to highlight the 2012-racing schedule.
Run like a true to form enduro, the Mountain Madness Enduro Series features relatively inexpensive "bone stock" automobiles for low budget racers, helping make enduro racing more affordable for beginners and masters alike. Each of the two divisions have a three wide rolling start. Without any yellow flags, only red flags will be thrown for serious incidents, or if a driver is in a dangerous situation on the speedway.
Sam Ryan and Tom Szoke took victories in the 5th annual event and may be in action to score the repeat victories.
With two divisions running 100-laps each in “Frostbit 6”, race fans that are looking to fuel their racing appetites will once again have the opportunity to do so at Mountain Speedway in January.
The 2011 enduro rules will apply for the Frostbite event and they can be viewed by logging on to www.mountainspeedway.com. The speedway office can be reached at 570-384-3215 and 570-788-7544 on race days. Also, the 2012 regular season schedule will be released in early January.
The Mountain Madness enduro events are typically held rain, snow or shine. However, if there is severe weather or very deep snow, the show may be rescheduled.
The pit area will open at 10 AM and the grandstands will be open at 12 noon. The first enduro event is slated to take the green flag at 12:30 PM. Pit admission is $30 and the enduro registration fee is $50.
Mountain Speedway is just minutes from Hazleton, PA, located on St. John’s Road, between Routes 93 and 309. Grandstand admission for all regular events is just $10 for ages 11 and older. Children 10 years of age and younger are admitted for free.
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