Sharon announces Integra sealed shock rule for growing Econo Mods for 2014-2016

By Mike Leone

October 29, 2013

(Hartford, OH)…Sharon Speedway officials have announced they have come to an agreement with Integra Shocks that will require the growing Econo Mod division to be on an Integra 42 Series sealed welded bearing shock for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 seasons. The shock retails for $ 69.95 at most suppliers. The top 10 drivers in the 2014-2016 points will receive one free Integra sealed shock each year at the awards banquet.

The Econo Mods will begin their fifth season of competition in 2014. This past season saw the HTMA/Precise Racing Products-sponsored division grow in leaps and bounds. In just its second full season of being on the weekly Saturday night “Steel Valley Thunder” program, the Econo Mods averaged 21 cars per night, but more impressively never dipped below 22 cars in the final eight events! In fact, an all-time record of 27 cars participated in the September 14-15 “Apple Festival Nationals”. All told 47 different drivers competed throughout the 2013 season.

“We’ve been very proud of the growth of the Econo Mod division,” stated GM Dave Willoughby. “The division has grown in participation and car counts each year; however, we want to be proactive and continue to implement cost-saving measures to sustain the growth into the future. Even though we had a shock claim rule, the cost of shocks was becoming a great concern. When we voted on implementing this rule for 2014, 85% of the racers were for it.”

The complete 2014 Econo Mod rules will be posted soon. The following are the required Integra 42 Series Shock part numbers:

PART #
7″ SHOCKS 310-42173
7″ SHOCKS 310-42173-5
7″ SHOCKS 310-42174
7″ SHOCKS 310-42174-6
7″ SHOCKS 310-42174-8
7″ SHOCKS 310-42175
7″ SHOCKS 310-42175-3
7″ SHOCKS 310-42176
7″ SHOCKS 310-42176-3
7″ SHOCKS 310-42179-1

PART #
9″ SHOCKS 310-42193
9″ SHOCKS 310-42193-5
9″ SHOCKS 310-42194
9″ SHOCKS 310-42194-6
9″ SHOCKS 310-42195
9″ SHOCKS 310-42196
9″ SHOCKS 310-42196-3
9″ SHOCKS 310-42198-2

The 2013 award banquet and dinner will be on Saturday, February 1 at the Yankee Lake (OH) Ballroom located on Route 7 just north of Brookfield. Also, stay tuned for more information on the upcoming snowmobile races to be held this winter.

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 @SharonSpdwy.

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2014 Reserved Pit Parking Forms Available

The 2014 reserved pit parking forms are now available. Cost is $ 50. NOTE: Those that had spots in 2013 have until December 1 for a right of first refusal for their spot. After that all spots are first come, first serve.

2014 Reserved Season Pit Parking Form

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Sharon rained out for Saturday (Sept 21); final night of points Sept 28

By Mike Leone

September 21, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Hartford, OH)…Sharon Speedway was forced to cancel racing action scheduled for Saturday night (September 21) due to wet weather. Rain started in the morning and with moderated to heavy rain predicted through most of the afternoon, the decision was made to cancel the “Steel Valley Thunder” program. After a midseason stretch of several rainouts, Sharon was blessed with good weather for the past seven events until this rainout.

With the rainout, that means just one “Steel Valley Thunder” point night remains, which will take place next Saturday, September 28 featuring the Governor Insurance Agency DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

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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