ROB KRISTYAK (Big Block) and Mike Kinney (E-Mods) Get wins at Sharon speedway

Rob Kristyak Wins 2011

ROB KRISTYAK (Big Block) and Mike Kinney (E-Mods) Get wins at Sharon speedway
Hartford, OH Jun 11, 2011 Sharon Speedway was able to beat Mother Nature for the second straight night on Saturday as all of the racing action was completed despite another two and a half hour rain delay.

After finishing runner-up on opening night back on April 9, Rob Kristyak hadn’t finished in the top five since; however, that changed on Saturday night when the Bristolville, Ohio celebrated with an early birthday presented as he scored the 20-lap Governor Insurance Big-Block Modified feature win. Kristyak turns 33 on Sunday.

Kristyak and Tom Mattocks led the Modified feature to the green flag with Kristyak taking the early lead. Kristyak led Mattocks, John Buchanan, Skip Moore, and Jim Weller, Jr. through the first half of the event, as the first caution appeared at lap 10 for Rex King, Jr. One more lap was scored before Dean Pearson caught the outside wall in turn three.

Back to green, one more round was scored with 12th starting Rex King advancing to fourth before the final caution appeared for Moore, who hit the outside wall in turn three. King advanced to second on the double file restart, and quickly closed on Kristyak. King made several strong bids to the inside, but Kristyak was able to hold on to the top spot.

Coming to the white flag, King got out of shape in turn four, leaving Kristyak to race on to his 10th career victory by a margin of 2.094 seconds in his Gallo’s Auto Sales/Mark Thomas Ford/Gold Connection/Gwinn Brothers Construction/Wedge Motorsports/Dave’s Towing/Bristol Disposing-sponsored #00.

Rain washes out Lucas Oil Late Model event on Friday

By Mike Leone

April 12, 2019                    

(Hartford, OH)…The 90th anniversary season opener at Sharon Speedway will have to wait as heavy afternoon rain on Friday (April 12) forced the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and RUSH Sportsman Modified event to be cancelled. All pre-sale tickets will be refunded. This marked the third time in four tries that the April LOLMDS date has been rained out.  

The next event at Sharon will be an open practice on Saturday, April 27.  Racing resumes on Saturday, May 4 with the “Buckeye Cup” featuring the first of three appearances by Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars along with the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars.  Tickets are on sale for this event.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series set to open Sharon’s 90th anniversary season Friday; Star-studded field of racers to battle for $12,000 along with RUSH Sportsman Mods

By Mike Leone

April 9, 2019             

(Hartford, OH)…The 90th anniversary season at Sharon Speedway is set to begin this Friday night (April 12) in a big way.  The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) will make its third appearance at the 3/8-mile clay oval.  The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will also be on the card with warm-ups slated to begin at 6:15 p.m.  

The LOLMDS boasts a star-studded lineup of racers that will be in competition battling in the $ 12,000 to-win “Steel Valley 50”. The inaugural “Steel Valley 50” was scheduled to take place in 2016, but Mother Nature washed out that event.  In 2017, the first ever Lucas Oil event at Sharon saw Josh Richards pick up the $ 10,000 win.  Last season’s April show was postponed until July and saw Don O’Neal win the increased $ 12,000 top prize. 

Jonathan Davenport heads up the list of 15 full-time competitors headed to Sharon on Friday night. Davenport leads the points as well as the win column with four victories to date.  Currently second in points is young Tyler Erb, who has had a breakout season with three victories.  Veteran Earl Pearson, Jr. has a victory and sits third in the standings.  Devin Moran, who has probably turned more laps at Sharon than any other of the Series regulars, is fourth. 

Standout racers like Richards, Tim McCreadie, Don O’Neal, and Jimmy Owens are all in the top nine in points, but are still looking for their first wins of the season. Other full-time LOLMDS racers include one-time 2019 winner Hudson O’Neal along with Kyle Bronson, Billy Moyer, Jr., Jason Jameson, Ryan King, Shanon Buckingham, and Stormy Scott.  For more information on the LOLMDS, check out their website at www.lucasdirt.com.

With the World of Outlaws Late Models off this weekend, Brandon Sheppard has Sharon on his schedule. Sheppard leads the WoO in points and with six Series win.  The WoO will be at Sharon for two complete shows on August 30-31 in the “Battle at the Border” with $ 6,000 to-win on Friday night and $ 15,000 to-win on Saturday night!  Sheppard has one LOLMDS victory this season.

Friday’s event is expected to attract a lot of regional talent like ULMS defending champion, Max Blair, who has dominated local Super Late Model and RUSH Crate Late Model competition in recent years. Defending Lernerville Speedway Champion, Michael Norris, earned his first career WoO win last year at his home track and collected a first ULMS victory at Port Royal Speedway on March 24.  Norris would love to add a LOLMDS win to his credit.  Gregg Satterlee, of Rochester Mills, Pa., is a former full-time competitor with LOLMDS, and is fan favorite throughout the region.  Delaware’s Austin Hubbard and Indiana’s Steve Casebolt have stated his intentions to compete at Sharon as well on Friday night.

Rounding out the two-division program will be the HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, who will run a complete program for $ 600 to-win along with an increased payoff throughout the field. The championship points race will begin both for Sharon along with the $ 3,000 to-win RUSH Weekly Series Championship.  The RUSH Mods will begin their sixth season of competition at Sharon and fifth as a weekly division.  Car counts have grown each year with an average count of 27 last year.  Only on two occasions in past three seasons has there been less than 20 cars.  Greg Martin, Brandon Ritchey, Kole Holden, and Garrett Krummert are past track champions. 

Friday will also kick-off the yearlong “Wheelman” Bonus Event Series presented by C&R Tire and Ohio Intra Express for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Each night, a separate race will be run for RUSH Modified racers that have never won a feature in a full-size car (excluding Mini Stocks).  RUSH will also tally a separate points standings for these events that will pay five positions for member racers.  

Pit passes will go on sale at 4 p.m. with the main grandstands opening at 5. Warm-ups begin at 6:15 followed by group qualifying for the LOLMDS and then heat race action for both classes. 

Reserved tickets are on sale through Thursday night at midnight for $ 30 by going to www.sharonspeedway.com and clicking on ‘buy tickets’ at the top left of the page.  All patio and fan suite tickets are sold out.  General admission adult tickets are $ 30, while pit passes are $ 40.  Children 13 and under, parking, and camping are FREE!  Sharon has a no carry-in cooler policy.

The next event at Sharon will be an open practice on Saturday, April 27. Racing resumes on Saturday, May 4 with the “Buckeye Cup” featuring the first of three appearances by Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars along with the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars.  Tickets are on sale for this event as well.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter @sharonspdwy.

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Reserved tickets now on sale for 2019 special events at Sharon; General admission, patio & fan suite seats options also available

By Mike Leone

February 21, 2019             

(Hartford, OH)…Sharon Speedway has announced its online ticketing program for the 2019 season is now available through its website at www.sharonspeedway.com.  Simply click on ‘buy tickets’ at the top left of the website or use the following direct link https://sharonspeedway.simpletix.com/Event-List.

The 90th anniversary season will open with one of those major special events on Friday, April 12 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in a $ 12,000 to-win event.  The next special events will be a trio of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champion shows on Saturday, May 4 for the “Buckeye Cup”, Tuesday, June 18 for Ohio Speedweek presented by Colella & Humphries CPA and Tom’s Sewer & Septic followed by the 11th annual “Lou Blaney Memorial” presented by Ollie’s Bargain Outlet on Saturday, July 6. 

The return by the Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds will take place on Tuesday, July 30 in a $ 7,500 to-win race presented by Predator Trucking and Stackhouse Construction.  The final major events will take place over Labor Day weekend for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models with two complete shows paying $ 6,000 on Friday, August 30 and $ 15,000 to-win on Saturday, August 31.  This will be the first WoO Late Model events at Sharon since 2010.

Reserved seats (includes patio and fan seat suites) are for all ages.  Reserved seats will go offline at midnight the night before the event. General admission tickets will still be on sale on the website all the way through the event for print at home or mobile ticket options.  General admission, though 13 and under are free, still need an admission ticket.  

Print at home or mobile ticket entry is encouraged, but you can have the option of will call and shipping for a fee.  Purchasing ahead of time allows you to go directly to the entrance gate and skip the ticket purchasing line the day of the race. 

Patios and fan suite seats normally sell out before race day for the special show so we encourage you to purchase those tickets in advance.  We will no longer allow people to hold or pay for the upgrade for patio seats and fan suite seats for the special races.  These tickets  must be purchased in advance.  If any are still available the night of the race, we will allow people to upgrade their seat in the office. 

The office will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for anyone needing help with purchasing tickets.  Remember, coolers are not permitted at any events.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

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