‘Steel Valley Thunder’ program Saturday at Sharon Speedway | Sports
HARTFORD – Sharon Speedway will end a long period of racing with her 4th event in 9 days on Saturday night as the 92nd anniversary season continues.
The “Steel Valley Thunder” program will feature UMP Modifieds, Pro Stocks, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and Econo Mods. Race time is 7 p.m.
• UMP Mods will make their 2nd appearance of the 2021 season. In the season opener on April 24, Dave Hess, Jr. claimed his 4th career victory. Ty Rhoades billed 13-2 and will be hungry for the $ 1,000 salary. Joel Watson, who has 28 career wins with Sharon, finished 4th in this first game.
A second show was scheduled for May 26, but fell victim to Mother Nature. The next UMP Mods appearance will be on July 31st.
Sharon Speedway is part of the Eastern Region offering $ 2,000 to the champion with the top 10 receiving point funds, while the UMP national champion will take home $ 20,000.
• Due to bad weather and scheduled nights off, the Pro Stocks had only completed 2 events before last week’s 3rd annual Steel Valley Nationals, which saw 64 cars compete. Chris Schneider’s victory in the $ 10,000 event prevented Curt J. Bish from starting the season with 3 straight wins and his 2-game winning bid of $ 10,000 “Steel Valley Nationals”. 2019 track champion Bish has a 9-point advantage over 2018 champion Chris McGuire, who appeared to be heading for victory before scoring the fence and suffering a flat tire 10 laps from the finish. Chase Lambert, Larry Kugel and Coleton Walters are 3rd to 5th in points. Stocks will run for the gain of $ 700 if 24 or more cars are present.
• After an evening of rest with Sharon, the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds return for their 4th show of the 2021 season. Drivers will fight not only for Sharon Points, but also for the $ 3,500 to be won from the RUSH Weekly Series and 1 $ 000 up for grabs for the Wedge Motorsports Route 7 Rumble Series Championship. Chas Wolbert has won 2 of 3 events so far with a runner-up the other night to lead Sharon points by 10 over Justin Shea. Fourteen-year-old rookie Ben Easler is 3rd in points and just picked up his first career victory last week at Raceway 7.
Shea, who returned to racing this year after almost three years of hiatus, leads the Weekly Series and “Route 7 Rumble” standings. If 24 or more cars are available, RUSH Mods will compete for the additional payout of $ 500 up for grabs.
• The Econo Mods will also be back after a week off and, like the RUSH Mods, will be looking to complete their 4th show. The Econo Mods were part of the opening when Dennis Lunger, Jr. made his first start in the division by winning the 17th Jeremy Double start. Then, on May 15, Will Thomas III claimed his very first Econo Mod victory in his first start, Double coming home once again in second. After a pair of finalists, Doubled cracked Victory Lane on June 5 for his 15th career victory, which is the best among active drivers. Nate Young is second in points and despite Double’s three top-2s, he’s only 8 points behind. Nate’s cousin Jarrett is tied for 3rd in points with Thomas, while Travis Creech completes the top 5.
Remarks: There is no registration fee Sharon. One-way radios for the driver are mandatory; channel 454,000. AMB / MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $ 25. If a driver has not yet registered for the 2021 season, bring the completed registration form with you http: //www.sharonspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/RegistrationFormSharon2021 …. pit passes are $ 30. The stands will be open all afternoon with passes on sale at 4 p.m., while general admission opens at 5 p.m. The draw will end at 6.15 p.m. and the qualifying races will take place at 7 a.m. (14 and over) is $ 15, while admission for seniors is $ 10. Patio seat upgrades are just $ 5, and fan seat upgrades are $ 20 above the cost of general admission. These can be improved on the night of the race at the track office. Children 14 and under and parking are free. Outside coolers, food or drinks are not allowed. … On June 26, the Sprint Cars “410” return for $ 3,000 to be won and will be joined by the RUSH Sprint Cars, RUSH Sportsman Mods and Econo Mods. Race time is 7 PM … Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller and Kirila families and is a 3/8 mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road near the intersection of routes 7 and 305. For more information, visit sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter @sharonspdwy.