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Jason Gracey from Bath pro renovations has generously donated money toward the UMP modified payout for Friday night ..if you would like to monetarily donate to the UMP modifieds please message the track and add your business ad and where you want the money to go
For this weekend the rodeway Inn right on Route 19 just north of I 80 is our host hotel for the weekend please call them and ask for the Mercer Raceway rate
23rd annual little guy nationals set to go at Michaels Mercer Raceway next weekend.
By Jim Balentine 
(Mercer,Pa)
The second longest continuous 2 day show in the western Pennsylvania area will see its 23rd edition this Friday and Saturday Sept 30-Oct 1st as Michaels Mercer Raceway will host the annual little guy nationals showcasing over eight divisions of racing both nights with a complete show for each division. From an idea for the year 2000 to end the year for the small block modifieds and the pure Stocks as they were called then has continued on year after year always ending the year at the historic 3/8 mile bent egg oval. Ever since year number two it has always been a complete show both nights for all classes that are competing. “ it really has turned into a historic event in the area“ says announcer and PR director Jim Balentine, “ I was track photographer for the first two years of it and I can gladly say that I attended at least one night of every nationals before I took over as announcer in 2017. What really makes it interesting is you have a complete show both nights…some tracks will give you heats and peliminary action one night and features the next but we at Mercer honor the tradition of this race by having at least eight divisions of cars both nights as we salute the “little guy” who is not always the top three divisions in the area. And what makes it more interesting is that alot of drivers come that don’t normally run at Mercer so you get a nice mixture of local drivers and outside invaders!!” 
As always the open small block modifieds and the pro stocks will headline the weekend as it has since the very beginning. the small blocks will race for $1500 and $2000 to win and the stocks will complete for $1000 Friday night and A Penn/Ohio stock touring race on Saturday night that will have an increased pay off. 
The Racesaver 305 sprints which have been competing at Mercer since 2011 will race for $600 and $800 to win. 
The FASTRAK crate modifieds have been opened up with the rules to include any local crate modified that will follow the local rules of the area speedways. They will compete for $900 and $1000 to win.
A schedule change late has added the UMP modifieds to the Friday night show paying $500 to win and then on Saturday night the Economods will be in competition for $600 to win. The Econo‘s are permitted to race on Friday night with the UMP modifieds under UMP rules.
The 4cyl mini stocks will be in competition as well both nights paying $500 to win on Friday night and then on Saturday night it will be $1000 cash prize for the winner and it will be 4cyl open rules with safety inspection and a DOT Tire rule. There will also be a non-winners race Friday night paying $400 to win. 
A newer addition to the nationals is the inclusion of the crate non-wing sprints that compete around the area speedways. Mercer was one of the last tracks to go with a wing in the late 70s so it is nice to be able to see what the car’s used to look like at the speedway in the 1970s. They will run for $800 to win with the local rules applying.
Also competing will be the young gun Junior sprints in two different divisions and there will be a ladies Powderpuff race as well.
Camping is free all weekend along the tree lines that border the parking lot there are no hook ups.
There will be a practice session on Thursday night September 29th with the pits opening at 4 and practice to start around 6. any car is welcome!!! there will be a $20 pit fee and the grandstand will be closed.
Fri Sept 30th
Pits open 4 pm $35
Grandstands 5pm $15 racing at 7 pm.
Saturday Oct 1st
Pits open 2 pm $35
Grandstands open 3 pm $18 and $16 seniors
Racing at 5 pm
Concessions will be open but outside food and drink are permitted inside. Coolers must fit between the bleachers with no glass. Alcohol is permitted. Lawn chair seating is permitted in the grassy area by the fence. We are a cash only facility with no ATM on site.
For more information on Mercer please visit our Facebook page or our website: MichaelsMercerracewaydotcom You can also contact the track at 724-662-1310 or on Facebook  messenger.
2022 Little guy nationals 
Fri-Sat Sept 30th Oct 1st 
practice Thurs sept 29th 
Fri Sept 30th
Pits open 4 pm $35
Grandstands 5pm $15
Racing at 7 pm
*Open small blocks $1500 to win 
*Pro stocks (penn/Ohio rules) $1000 to win
*FASTRAK/602 crate sportsman mods (Fastrak/Raceway 7 rules) $900 to win
*Racesaver 305 sprints $600 to win
*UMP modifeds (emods) UMP modifed rules $1000 to win (Economods are permitted to run with the UMP mods must follow UMP rules)
*Mini stocks (mercer rules) $500 to win
*Mini stock non winners race $400 to win 
Saturday Oct 1st
Pits open 2 pm $35
Grandstands open 3 pm $18 and $16 seniors
Racing at 5 pm
*Open small block modifieds $2000 to win 
*Penn/Ohio pro stock touring race
*FASTRAK/602 crate sportsman( FASTRAK/raceway 7 rules) $1000 to win
*Racesaver 305 sprints $800 to win 
*Economods(raceway 7/ Sharon rules) $600 to win 
*Crate non wing sprints $800 to win  (Sharon Rules)
*Open Mini stocks 4cyl $1000 to win *must pass safety inspection at the track and must run DOT approved tires *
*Powder puff race
 *Young Guns 
Registrations and I-9 forms are online to fill out and bring to the track.
Our own Leyton Wagner held off Tim Shaffer to win heat one of the $15,000 to win Pete jacobs memorial at wayne county tonight
Andy Thompson wins back to back mini stock features this weekend
Jimmy Morris wins his 16th career mercer Racesaver 305 feature
Curt Bish wins back to back pro stocks features this weekend
Jeremiah Shingledecker wins the biggest race of his life winning the $7000 brp modified showdown
Curt Bish wins his 13th mercer stock feature
Jimmy Morris wins his 15th career Racesaver 305 mercer feature
Beautiful Friday night for racing on night 1 of the BRP modified 25th anniversary showdown .. grandstands open at 5
Donated by the Mattocks Family to keep at the Track !! Thank you ❤
The payoffs for the 305s; Fastrak/ crate 602 mods; and minis this weekend will be the same as a regular show; the stocks will go by the payoff below
Everyone mark the date! More info coming soon. 
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Final Racesaver 305 2022 point standings.
Thank you to all the drivers the crews and the fans who supported us this year
we’re looking forward to grow more and more every year as new drivers come into the division
Eric Gabany wins the crate mod feature!!
Eric Gabany wins the big block feature! A great race for second with Mike Kinney finishing in front of Cipriano and Glenn!
Adam Kekich wins the 2022 410 Sprint Championship!!
Jeremy Kornbau wins a dramatic cash for dash #2 going back and forth with Adam Kekich for the win! Tim Shaffer a close 3rd!
Vivian Jones wins a wild finish the the 305 feature holding off a three car battle with Pattock taking 2nd, Gamola fights back to 3rd on the top, and Kornbau in 4th! Coming the the checkered on the front stretch John Jerich hits the wall and flips before the line, he is okay!
Corey Bice wins mini stock Heat 3!
Adam Aley wins mini stock Heat 2!
Tim Callahan wins mini stock Heat 1!
Limited mod Heat 2 finish!
Limited mod Heat 1 finish!
Jacob Gamola wins 305 Heat 2!
Tommy Jasen wins 305 Heat 1!
Coverage from Saturday’s Ralph Quarterson memorial in this weeks area auto racing news
Winning number of the 50/50 $901..
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