Mahoning Valley Speedway
Friday, August 10, 2012
Mahoning Modified Madness Series Continues this Saturday with Another Triple 25s
by Dino Oberto
LEHIGHTON, Pa. -- The popular Mahoning Modified Madness Series (MMMS) is back on track this coming Saturday evening, August 11, with the final installment of the Triple 25s. Joining the Modifieds will be the Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods and 4-Cylinder Stocks. Race time is 6:00 p.m.
The Triple 25s have become a smashing success with time trials and the all-out excitement of the Modifieds dashing around the paved quarter mile oval in three separate features in a quest for the $1000 first place prize payout for each event.
In order to make the grid all cars must race against the clock with the top 14 locked into the first feature. All others will then run in a B Main with the top six advancing.
The second and third features will be inverted with a fan from the grandstand picking a pill to determine the invert number which will be either 6,7,8,9,10, 11 or 12.
Eligible invert cars must have finished on the lead lap after the most recent completed feature. Alternates will be added as needed after features one and two and if a car that started the first main and is sidelined for the second but can return for the third race then the alternate will be displaced.
Each car will receive 50 show-up points with a qualifying attempt. After the first and second feature all cars will be pitted in the staging area.
There will be a $6000 purse to be divided amongst the top point finishers in the Mahoning Modified Madness Series after the final race on October 6. The champ will earn $2000 with $1500 to the runner-up, $1000 for 3rd, $700 for 4th, $500 for 5th and $300 to 6th plus all regular monies being paid for each night of racing in those respective shows means some very satisfactory walks to the payout window.
Don Wagner is the point leader of the MMMS over Zane Zeiner, Kevin Rex, Jr., Earl Puales and John Bennett.
Zeiner, Wagner and Matt Hirschman scored wins on April 28. On June 16 it was once again Zeiner and Wagner with Rex also taking a victory.
Saturday’s Triple 25s will be the last of the season, however, the MMMS will continue on with the points finale on October 6 which is a 100-lap, $3000-to-win main event.
Grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m. Practice will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Qualifying starts at 6:00 p.m. General adult admission is $20. $2.00 off admission price for students, seniors 65+ and active Military.
Additional news can be found on the track’s website at www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com You can also follow track happenings on FACEBOOK.
Mahoning Valley Speedway is located on PA route 443, two miles west of Lehighton. Race day call 570-386-4900 for latest info on events, starting times and weather.