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Michaels Mercer Raceway and Allegheny sprint tour pay tribute to 305 drivers Brandon Hawkins with massive weekend memorial.

By Jim Balentine Michaels Mercer Raceway and Allegheny sprint tour pay tribute to 305 drivers Brandon Hawkins with massive weekend memorial. It will be a special and emotional evening at Michaels Mercer Raceway this Saturday, August 22 as the track the drivers the crews and the fans pay tribute to Brandon Hawkins who at 26 years old perished from a construction accident July 20th. He won his first ever 305 sprint feature at Bedford on that prior Friday night, competed at Mercer on Saturday night, turned 26 years old on Sunday and then was tragically killed the next day on Monday. He leaves his son Maverick, his parents Dave and Chrissy, his girlfriend Ashley and his family and friends so to honor him and the people who loved him  The Big Mav Classic will be this Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Michael’s Mercer Raceway.  We would like to thank all of the individuals and businesses who have helped make this event possible for us and Brandon’s son, Maverick Hawkins. Purse Sponsors: Alternative Power Sources, INC. Stiller Trucking Patriot Homes Diehl Automotive Bennett Truck Transport Schake Industries, INC Heffner Racing Enterprises, LLC Sye Lynch Racing J & J Outdoor Power Equipment Denochick Logging & Clearing, LLC Tom Holden Racing Rodney Matthews Trucking Knox Bakery The Rehab Centre Travis Harry Race Engines Les Frickshun Showtime Designs Hex Motorsports Lap Sponsors: 1. Karleigh & Lakan Colwell 2. Ruby Myers 3. Doug Becker 4. J & J Outdoor Power Equipment 5. Jamie Colwell 6. Kyle Fink Motorsports 7. Taylor Hepler 8. Kroboth Racing 9. Myers Water Wells 10. Myers Water Wells 11. Karl & Tracy Becker 12. Fayetteville Motor Speedway 13. The Beatty’s 14. Schantz Brother’s Racing #8 and #14 15. Miss Tammy’s Flag Car Service 16. Carolina Sprint Tour 17. Carolina Sprint Tour 18. Carolina Sprint Tour 19. Carolina Sprint Tour 20. Colwell’s Xpress Lube 21. The Stroll Family 22. Amanda Colwell 23. Makena Stiller 24. 54J Race Team 25. Colwell’s Auto Service 26. Chuck & Diane Klinger 27. Kole Colwell & Maverick Hawkins For the following categories $100 will go to the driver and $27 will go to Maverick Hawkins. Hard Charger: Ron’s Lawn Service, LLC Quicktime in hot laps: Ryan & Alicia Fredericks Longest Tow: Economy Landscaping Best Appearing Car (Determined by fan vote): Cousins Designs Hardluck: O’Donnell Family The pill draw will be $25.00.  The pill draw will be at Jacob Gomola’s trailer (4J – Will be diagonal from turn 3).  You will receive a ticket for prizes along with a Big Mav Classic t-shirt. Heat Race winners will receive $50. $400 to win dash courtesy of Michael’s Mercer raceway, flag man Joe. The Brandon Hawkins Challenge: All 26 A main starters will receive an extra $50 before the start of the race.  If the 27H Brandon Hawkins car (Driven by Kyle Colwell) finishes ahead of you then you must donate the $50 back to his son, Maverick Hawkins.  His car will be starting the race in the 27th position. The Brandon Hawkins Last Row Challenge Sponsors are: 1. Brett Brunkenhoefer Racing 2. Smith Construction 3. Devin Bootsy Shindledecker 4. Dustin Marclante 5. Tammy Shalansky 6. Ben Baumcratz 7. In memory of Harold Michael’s – John Codner 8. Joe & Khris Hartman 9. Brooke Fair & Jonathon Myers 10. Jamie Brunkenhoefer 11. Daisy & Ryder Hawkins 12. Russ Colwell 13. Mum (Gena Marie Colwell) 14. Pure Romance by Samantha 15. Ivan Johnson 16. Goods Raceway 17. Sami & Jennifer Detwiller Montgomery 18. Jet Spray 19. Metheney Racing 20. Makayla Guidance 21. Arizona Auto Repair 22. Dan and Carlee Boltz 23. Hawk Express 24. Arizona Auto Repair 25. CJ Davis 26. Devin Bootsy Shindledecker A Main Purse: 1. $2727 2. $1027 3. $827 4. $727 5. $627 6. $527 7. $427 8. $327 9. $227 10. $227 11. $227 12. $227 13. $227 14. $227 15. $227 16. $227 17. $227 18. $227 19. $227 20. $227 21. $227 22. $227 23. $227 24. $227 25. $227 26. $227 27. $227 Total Purse of: $11,529 Last week Jake Gomola became the first repeat winner in four races as he  also won opening night.  Chase Metheney and Randy Sterling picked up their first career Mercer wins as well in the 305 sprints and there are over 30 cars expected to attend this special event and should provide some thrilling action. Also on the card will be the big block modifieds who have yet to have a repeat winner: the FASTRAK modifieds and the mighty Mercer mini stocks. Pits open at 4 pm Grandstands at 5 Hot laps for the Sprints at 6:30 Racing at 7 pm Grandstands admission is $15 for adults $13 for seniors Pits are $30 For more information on Mercer please visit our Facebook page or our website at www.mercerracewaypark.com. You can also contact the track at 724-662-1310 or on Facebook messenger .