MERCER, PA (May 4, 2017) – With wet weather and unseasonably cold temperatures forecasted for the entire upcoming weekend, Lernerville Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have decided to postpone the Arctic Cat All Star visit to Western Pennsylvania until Friday and Saturday, June 2-3.
As originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will host two, full programs awarding $5,000 each during their weekend visit to The Keystone State, kicking-off the two-race slate with a visit to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver on Friday, June 2, followed by an appearance at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer on Saturday, June 3. It will be the first and only Arctic Cat All Star visits to Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park in 2017.
“I think rescheduling the weekend is the best case scenario for all involved,” Eric Williams explained, promoter of Mercer Raceway Park. “It’s not in our best interest to fight the weather. It was best for both tracks to move the entire weekend and hope for more seasonable conditions. This will also give our fans an opportunity to make other plans this weekend, while arranging plans to attend our All Star show next month.”
“We hate to have weather interfere with our schedule,” said Don Grabey, Arctic Cat All Star Series Director. “Unfortunately, the upcoming weather front seems to be inevitable. We’re all excited to have the opportunity to come back to Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park in a few weeks.”
This shuffle in the schedule will have some minor impacts to the upcoming events in early June. The June 3rd makeup date will host the Arctic Cat All Star Sprints, Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds, and the Bonnell’s Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars as originally planned for May 6th. The Mid-Season Championship will be delayed one week to June 10th and the Twin State Auto Racing Club Night will be moved to June 17th.
Saturday Night Live! racing will resume on May 13 and May 20. May 20 is also Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night.
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 for 2107 include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Ritenour Equipment Center, Pizza Joe’s, AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson’s, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, 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.