Wet & cold weather postpones April 20 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series invasion to Monday, July 2

By Mike Leone

April 19, 2018

(Hartford, OH)…The 89th anniversary season opener at Sharon Speedway will have to wait one more week as wet and unseasonably cold weather has forced Friday’s (April 20) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and RUSH Sportsman Modified event to be postponed until Monday, July 2. All pre-sale tickets will be good for the make-up date.

The postponement to July 2 will set up a busy swing for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with four straight nights of racing in the Buckeye State starting with Portsmouth on Saturday, June 30 followed by Mansfield on Sunday, Sharon on Monday, and Muskingum on Tuesday.

“We couldn’t catch a break with the weather,” stated Sharon GM Dave Willoughby. “It’s been a very wet and cold March and April. We needed some dry weather this week, but unfortunately it’s been cold with and rain and snow. That coupled with Friday’s high temperature only in the mid 40s and dropping into the 30s during race time just isn’t conducive. We’re thankful to have an opportunity to bring Lucas Oil back in the summer during the Fourth of July week, and have optimal racing conditions. This will now create a mini Ohio Speedweek for Late Models that hopefully fans and racers can make plans for.”

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director, Rick Schwallie said: “We’ve worked closely with the management at Sharon Speedway all week. We believe postponing the event is the best-case scenario for all involved. It’s not in anyone’s best interest to fight the weather. We look forward to an exciting weekend in July.”

Sharon will now turn its focus to Saturday, April 28 when the gates will swing open for the first time in 2018 as Menards presents the first “Super Series” event featuring The Modified Tour for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply big blocks paying $ 2,000 to-win. The Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods, and Junior Sprints for kids will also be on the card. Race time is 7 p.m.

Coming up on Saturday, May 5 will be the first of three appearances by Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil One. The Econo Mods are also on the card. Reserved and advanced tickets are on sale through our website.

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 coming to Sharon Friday, April 20

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their second ever visit to Sharon on Friday, April 20 for the “Steel Valley 50” paying a record $ 12,000 to-win.  The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will also be on the card for $ 600 to-win.  Adult admission is $ 27 and pit passes are $ 40.  For ticket information, click buy tickets at the top of the page.  Pit passes will go on sale at 4 p.m., grandstand tickets at 5 with racing at 7.  

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Sharon welcomes Menards as presenting sponsor of 12-race “Menards Super Series”

March 23, 2018

(Hartford, OH)… Despite the cold Ohio weather, things are heating up at Sharon Speedway for the 2018 season. Sharon is welcoming Menards home improvement stores to the Speedway family as the presenting sponsor of the new “Menards Super Series”.

Debuting in 2018, the Menards Super Series will include six events each for the $ 3,000-to-win “410” Sprint Cars and the $ 2,000-to-win Big-Block Modifieds, which will run under the Modified Tour, Inc. sanction.

“Having Menards as an official partner of the Speedway is exciting because they have really great quality materials and supplies that we use at the track,” said General Manager Dave Willoughby. “We have made a number of improvements at the facility in the past few years with materials that our fans can buy at Menards for their own home improvement projects. It will be great to see that connection brought to life.”

In addition to presenting the 12-race Menards Super Series, the Warren, Ohio store, located only 20 minutes from Sharon Speedway, will make discounted tickets for the 12 races available to customers in store. Fans will be able to stop in to the Warren location to shop for home improvement supplies, garage and trailer projects and pick up tickets good for any Menards Super Series races, excluding the July 7th Lou Blaney Memorial, at the same time.

“As a family-owned and run Midwestern business, we can appreciate all the hard work it takes to run a race track,” said Jeff Abbott, Menards Spokesperson. “We are proud to be partnering with Sharon Speedway this year and grateful for all the loyal customers who continue to shop at Menards. Plus, we’re happy to announce that we are selling discounted race tickets in our stores.”

The Menards Super Series will debut on Saturday, April 28th with the ground-pounding Big-Block Modifieds. The $ 2,000-to-win Modifieds will also be on the card on May 26, June 23, July 7, July 21, and August 25. The “410” Sprint Cars will make their Menards Super Series debut on May 12, followed by $ 3,000-to-win events on June 2, June 30, August 4, August 11, and August 18. 

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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