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Mercer
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Midseason Championships Rescheduled Due to Weather

(Mercer, PA June 11, 2016): With late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the forecast, Mercer Raceway Park has cancelled the racing event to be held on June 11, 2016. The Midseason Championships presented by Herr’s Snacks will now be held on July 16, along with the American Cancer Society “Racing for a Cure” Night. “With all of these cancellations, we are really put into a bind to fit the promotions into the schedule,” said track owner Bill Altman. “Let’s hope for good weather for next week’s ULMS Late Model special.”

Joining the ULMS Late Models on June 18 will be the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, the Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars, the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, the Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks, and the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints.

It will be a fun-filled night of racing for just $15 for the adult fans. Senior admission, for those 60 and over, will be $13. Students (9-15) will be admitted for $7, while the younger set will be admitted for free. The Family Pass for this event will be $35, and that will apply to two parents and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.

Gates will open at 3 for the racers, and at 4 for the fans. Racing will begin at 5:30 for the Mod Lites, Mini Stocks, and Junior Sprints. The remaining classes will roll onto the track at 7 p.m.

June 25 will be the popular Fireworks Night, with the extra excitement being provided courtesy of Pizza Joe’s. The racing will be a Saturday Night Live! card.

July 2 will be a night that all fans of winged Sprint Cars will want to enjoy. That will be the Auto Racers for Kids Night, with the proceeds going to help children’s charities in the northwestern PA area. There will be three, yes three, classes of Sprints in action, with the 360 Patriot Sprint Tour joining the track’s regular 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints and the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. To the casual observer, these three types of Sprints may all look alike, but, under the hoods will be different sizes of powerplants. This will be a can’t miss event!

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track’s website, www. mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Mercer Hardware, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service, Pizza Joe’s, Sharon Auto Wrecking, Inc., AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson’s, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Ritenour Equipment Co., Herr’s Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www. mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.