Mahoning Valley Loses Final 2009 Show to Rain
Poker Series Will Be Decided at 2010 Season Opener
By Dino Oberto, Track PR Report
The final race weekend of the year at Mahoning Valley Speedway fell victim to the weather as persistent rain was all around the Lehighton area throughout the morning and with heavy precipitation expected by the early afternoon, track promoters Doug and Gena Hoffman had no other choice but to cancel.

There will be no more racing as the season is now concluded.

Hand 5 of the Mahoning Modified 100 Poker Series was to be held as well as the postponed final point Street Stock feature from July 25, a Street Stock 100 lapper plus a Dirt Modified show.

While the Poker Series, which carries a jackpot of $5000 that will be shared by the top three drivers who gather the best poker hand, is still to be decided, the decision has been made for that event to be run as the first race of the 2010 season opener on a date to be named later.

Meanwhile Randy Ahner, Jr., has been crowned the 2009 Street Stock champion. Although he and Shawn Sitarchyk were tied in points heading into Saturday’s make-up race, Ahner was rewarded the title by virtue of his heat race finish from July 25. Those heat points were figured in after today’s races were called.

On July 25 Ahner won his heat and gained six points on Sitarchyk who did not tally any markers that day.   

The next event will be the annual Awards Banquet set for Saturday evening, December 5 at the Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton. Cocktails start at 5:30 with dinner at 6:30. Tickets are $55 a person and include a sit down meal, open bar, dancing and lots of fun! There are a limited number of tickets this year so it is advised to reserve as soon as possible.

To order banquet tickets please call 610-398-4923 or email