Racing Starts Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park
Action abounds in the annual Jack Frost 150 Enduro
In just a few short days, Mercer Raceway Park will roar back to life after a long winter’s nap. A practice session will kick things off on Saturday morning, March 19, commencing at 10 a.m. Then, at 1 p.m., the annual Jack Frost 150 Enduro and Mini Stock Snowflake 25 will take to the track. These events are weather permitting, of course.
Pit gates will open at 9 a.m. for all classes of cars. Action will begin an hour later. This will be an excellent time for racers to register for competition for the 2016 season. However, registration is not required to have track time.
Fans are invited to enter the grounds at 11 a.m., when the front gates will open. They can enjoy the practice before the racing will begin.
The Snowflake 25 will take the green at 1 p.m. That is the longest and most prestigious race on the docket for the Mini Stocks, which are presented by Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles.
Jack Frost 150 Enduro
Soon after the checkered flag waives on the Mini Stocks, The Jack Frost 150 Enduro will begin. If you have never experienced one, be sure to come out this Saturday. The enduros are competitive and entertaining. The only time the racing will stop will be for safety reasons, such as a blocked track, an overturned car, or a fire. So, the excitement will be continuous all the way to the checkers!
You can never be sure who will be driving in the enduro, as many of the track’s Saturday Night Live! competitors like to mix it up with the amateurs in this traditional contest. And, don’t forget that enduro meister Tim Gillette will be in the field! Gillette has graced victory lane at Mercer Raceway Park several times before, and he surely wants to add another title to his long list of accomplishments.
Entries can still be submitted for the enduro. You can get an entry blank by calling the track office, at 724-662-1310; or by checking the website, www.mercerrracewaypark.com. Or, you can enter at the track on raceday.
Admission prices will be $13 for adults, $11 for seniors (60+), and $5 for students (9-15). Children (8 and under) are free as always at the Park. The economical Family Pass will be available for just $28, and that will apply to two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $30.
If you cannot make it to Mercer Raceway Park this Saturday, plan to attend the Chiller Thriller on March 26. This will be the first of two appearances by the BRP Modified Tour. See the ground-pounding Big Blocks challenge the nimble 358 Modifieds, which are presented courtesy of Approved Toilet Rentals. Also on the card will be unsanctioned Crate Late Models, Precise Racing Products Open Stocks, and the UEMS E-Mods.