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Little Guys Nationals Format Announced

(Mercer, PA September 21, 2016): Due to the high volume of calls and erroneous posts on social media about this weekend’s Little Guys Nationals, the management of Mercer Raceway Park is providing additional information about the format of the two-day event. Please note that ALL classes will have features on Friday and will get PAID. Saturday all classes will follow the traditional format (heats, B Mains (if needed), and features) and there will be a separate pay-out.

Friday will have a standard program consisting of heats, B Mains and A Main for the clash between the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series and Mercer’s own Precise Racing Products Open Stocks.

“However, changes were made in the qualification system for the other divisions in the hope of concluding the program at a reasonable hour,” said track owner Bill Altman. “We did NOT reduce the purse for any of the classes,” Altman said.

Several of the classes—Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, and the 270 Micro Sprints—will be racing in a pair of semi-features, with the top ten to twelve racers moving on to the respective feature events on Friday night. The remaining classes—Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints, Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking/Ray’s Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks, and the two barrel E-Mods—will have quick hot laps before heading into their features only competition on Friday night. Those hot lap sessions will start at 6 p.m., followed by racing at approximately 6:30.

Saturday will be a bountiful day of racing, starting at 3 p.m, with a full compliment of heats, consolations, and feature events for all classes. Please keep in mind that there may be as many as three feature events for the Stocks, depending on the number of entries.

Friday’s Order of Events:

5:30 Pill Draw Closes and Driver’s Meeting

6:00 Hot Laps for Junior Sprints, Mod Lites, 2-bbl E-Mods, and Mini Stocks

6:30 Heats for Stock Cars
Junior Sprint feature
Outlaw Sprint Warrior semi-features
Mod Lite feature
358 Modified semi-features
2-bbl E-Mod feature
Micro Sprint semi-features
Mini Stock feature

Stock B Mains (if needed)

Outlaw Sprint Warrior feature
Stock Car feature
358 Modified feature
Micro Sprint feature

Saturday’s Order of Events:

2:30 Pill Draw Closes and Driver’s Meeting

3:00 Heat Races for Stock Cars, Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Junior Sprints, 358 Modifieds, 2-bbl E-Mods, Micro Sprints, Mod Lites, Mini Stocks

B Mains (if needed) for Stock Cars, Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Junior Sprints, 358 Modifieds, 2-bbl E-Mods, Micro Sprints, Mod Lites, Mini Stocks

Stock Car A feature
Outlaw Sprint Warrior feature
Junior Sprint feature
358 Modified feature
Stock Car B feature
2-bbl E-Mod feature
Micro Sprint feature
Mod Lite feature
Mini Stock feature
Stock Car C feature

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.

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.