Dirt Modifieds Are Added to Mahoning Valley Season Finale
Asphalt Modified Poker Series Will All Conclude For the Season
By Dino Oberto, Track PR Report
The Dirt Modified stock cars have been added to the season finale at Lehighton’s Mahoning Valley Speedway on Saturday afternoon, October 31 beginning at 2:00 p.m.
They will be part of the program that includes the $3000 to win Hand 5 of the Modified 100 Poker Series, a $1000 to win Street Stock 100 and the postponed July 25 Street Stock feature.
2009 marked the first year that the Dirt Mods became a weekly class at the paved quarter mile oval. Through most of the season there was a core group of regulars that came out each week including newly crowned champion Randy Thomas, runner-up Steve Folk, Chad Jones, Alex Mayer and Dave Thomas. Others made sporadic appearances, but, over the final few weeks the numbers and interest grew.
The already close action between the aforementioned reached an even higher intensity level with near full fields on track.
Since the final point race for the class on October 3, track promoters Doug and Gena Hoffman have been receiving numerous calls about the division for 2010.
Because of the positive response of recent weeks, the track has made a decision to add the Dirt Mods to the season ending show. It will be a regular feature that includes heats and a main.
The highlight of the day will be the fifth and final race in the Modified 100 Poker Series. It will also be the deciding event in the Series where three drivers will divvy up the $5000 jackpot.
The driver with the best poker hand will receive $2500 with $1500 for second and $1000 for third.
With no other asphalt tracks throughout the tri-state area running that day it is expected that a stellar field will be on hand for the 2009 season finale.
Both Modified and Street classes will run time trials in setting the grids for their respective 100 lappers.
Keeping in mind that night is Halloween, the track is planning special treats for the kids that day and after the races are over they are invited to bring their treat bags into the pits and meet the drivers.
Mahoning Valley Speedway is conveniently located just west of Lehighton on PA Route 443. For additional updates and information log onto www.mahoningspeedway.com or call the track office at 570-386-4900.