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Sharon celebrates 2016 season with annual awards banquet at Yankee Lake; Crowns King Jr, Gabrielson, Ritche, Davis, Haefke & Walker champs

By Mike Leone February 25, 2017                 (Hartford, OH)…Sharon Speedway officially wrapped up the 87th anniversary season on Saturday night as the Yankee Lake (OH) Ballroom played host to the annual awards banquet and dinner. Celebrating as 2016 champions were Rex King, Jr.-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds, Joe Gabrielson-Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Brandon Ritchey-Lyden/Red […]

Sharon forced to cancel Saturday’s 410 Sprint show again due to impending storms; “Apple Festival Nat’s” next Fri & Sat; King Jr, Gabrielson, Ritchey, Davis, Haefke & Walker crowned 2016 champs

By Mike Leone September 10, 2016 (Hartford, OH)…After having great weather for both the Ohio Speedweek and Lou Blaney Memorial events in June and July for the “410” Sprint Cars, Sharon Speedway was forced to cancel the non-sanctioned Sprint Car event for the second straight time on Saturday. The “410” Sprints were scheduled back on […]

Erick Rudolph repeats in “Russ King Memorial” taking $3000 Big-Block Mod Tour on Saturday; Will Thomas wins 1st ever RUSH Late Model Tour race in “Gary Knollinger Memorial”; Remainder of program rained out & PPD to spring 2017

By Mike Leone September 17, 2016               (Hartford, OH)…Sharon Speedway brought down the curtain on the 87th anniversary racing season as the two-day “Apple Festival Nationals” was cut short by rain Saturday night.  Despite a near 100% chance of thunderstorms in the forecast all day and night, the track was able to withstand some light showers […]

Night 2 of rescheduled 2015 “Apple Festival Nat’s” to open season Saturday featuring “Russ King Memorial” for Big-Block Mod Tour along w/ RUSH LM & Mod Tour, Stocks, Mods, Econos & Minis; Open practice Friday night

By Mike Leone April 12, 2016                  (Hartford, OH)…With great weather predicted, Sharon Speedway will kick-off the 2016 season this weekend with an open practice on Friday evening (April 15) followed by the rescheduled night two of the 2015 “Apple Festival Nationals” on Saturday evening. Night one was completed back on September 11, but late afternoon […]

Night 2 of rescheduled “Apple Festival Nat’s” Saturday featuring “Russ King Mem” for Mod Tour plus RUSH LM & Mod Tour, Stocks, E-Mods, Econos & Minis

By Mike Leone October 1, 2015 (Hartford, OH)…Weather permitting Sharon Speedway will look to wrap up its 86th anniversary season this Saturday night (October 3) with the rescheduled night two of the “Apple Festival Nationals”. Night one was completed back on September 11, but late afternoon rain washed out the scheduled night two on September […]

Sharon crowns King Jr, Thomas, Dixon, Clark, Double & Fuchs Champs at 2014 Awards Banquet; Braymer & Kinter inducted into HoF

By Mike Leone February 7, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Yankee Lake, OH)…Sharon Speedway officially put the wraps on the 85th anniversary season on Saturday night as the Yankee Lake Ballroom hosted the annual awards banquet and dinner as well over 300 people attended the affair. The top 10 drivers in 2014 points in the Hovis […]

King wins RUSH LM Tour Knollinger Mem; Schneider dominates Stocks for $1500; Watson & Blackshear again in Mods & Econos; 1st wins for Hilton, Teeters, Grzelak & Hensel

By Mike Leone September 12, 2014 (Hartford, OH)…After a night off and a rainout, Sharon Speedway was back in action on a special Friday night program as the annual “Apple Festival Nationals” kicked off under dreary, October-like conditions. A record 190 cars filled the pit area for the first of two complete shows of the […]

Weller wins 5th of yr in King Mem for BRP Mods; Schneider & Blackshear sweep weekend in Stocks & Econos; Dixon & Martin win #4 in Mods & RUSH Sportsman; #8 for Creech in Minis

By Mike Leone September 13, 2014 (Hartford, OH)…Sharon Speedway wrapped up the “Apple Festival Nationals” Saturday with night two of the annual affair on another October-like night. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Jim Weller, Jr.-BRP Big-Block Modified Tour, Chris Schneider-Homak Penn-Ohio Stock Car Series, Steve Dixon-Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, […]

Rex King Jr holds off father for 6th Big-Block Mod win; #4 for Dellinger & Double in RUSH LM & Econos; Kinney charges to 3rd Mod win; Davis & Creech keep winning in Stocks & Minis

By Mike Leone September 20, 2014 (Hartford, OH)…After a successful two-day “Apple Festival Nationals” on September 12-13, Sharon Speedway was back in action on a beautiful Saturday night for the first “Steel Valley Thunder” weekly program since August 23. For the sixth straight night, over 100 race cars filled the pit area in the next […]

King returns to VL in Big-Block Mod season finale; 5th wins for Lunger, Dixon & Clark; Bowers ends 2 yr winless drought in Econos; Hilton in RUSH Mods; Creech gets #10 in Minis

By Mike Leone September 27, 2014 (Hartford, OH)…Summer-like conditions prevailed on Saturday in the 2014 season finale as Sharon Speedway put a wrap to the 85th anniversary season. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Rex King-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Dennis Lunger, Jr.-Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, […]

Dave Blaney beats teammate & brother Dale Blaney to win his 1st “Lou Blaney Memorial” in the Sprints while Rex King Jr continues stellar season with BRP Mod Tour win

By Mike Leone July 30, 2014 (Hartford, OH)…Sharon Speedway hosted the sixth annual “Lou Blaney Memorial” on Wednesday night. Despite thunderstorms scattered throughout the region during the day and night, only two brief showers hit the speedway in the late afternoon. A large crowd turned out along with 23 “410” Sprint Cars and 31 Big-Block […]

After losing out on 2013 DIRTcar Big-Block Mod Championship to Jim Weller, Rex King, Jr. defeats Weller to win $1010 “Drive to be a Champion” title

By Mike Leone January 13, 2014 (Hartford, OH)…With the western Pa./eastern Ohio region down to just two weekly speedways running Big-Block Modifieds, Sharon Speedway has worked hard in recent years to preserve the longstanding division that has been part of the weekly program since going back to dirt in 1981. Sharon joined with Lernerville Speedway […]


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