Big Diamond Speedway sets 2020 Season Schedule
Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway
Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com
Once again in 2020, Big Diamond Speedway promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley have set an ambiguous schedule for dirt track nestled up in the Pennsylvania Coal Region. This year’s schedule as always will highlight the mighty 358 Modifieds sponsored again this season by Insigner Performance. The crown jewel race of the year, the annual Coalcracker will take place on Sunday September 6th paying $17,000 to win for the second consecutive year.
There are many other notable big paying races on top in 2020 for the Modifieds starting with the opener on Friday April 10th paying $4000 to the winner quickly followed up by the annual “Money in the Mountains” race on April 17th that will pay a cool $10,000 to the victor. The money doesn’t stop there, for the third year in a row, the Modifieds will go “TOPLESS” on May 1st with a $4000 first place prize. The always exciting Short Track Super Series “Anthracite Assault” race is scheduled for Tuesday June 2nd with the winner receiving $5000. Back to back Friday’s on June 26th and July 3rd will find the Modifieds racing for some extra cash. June 26th will be the Kamp Memorial paying $4000 with the following Friday July 3rd playing host to the annual Georgie Stevenson Memorial with winner receiving $5000. The annual “Prelude to the Coalcracker will take place on August 21st with the winner to receive $5000 and of course the season of money will conclude with the running of the aforementioned “Coalcracker” race.
This season will also see the debut of the Savage 61 Crate 602 Sportsman at Big Diamond Speedway. The Crate 602 Sportsman will share the spotlight with the traditional Open Sportsman again sponsored in 2020 by U.S.S Achey. The two divisions will split the season and will go head to head on April 24th, May 15th and July 3rd with added bonuses for the Crate 602’s. Both Sportsman divisions will have their fair share of extra money events during the year. See the schedule below for the exact dates when each division is scheduled to compete along with their bonus events.
The 2020 season will also see the return of the winged warriors of the United Racing Club who will visit the speedway on May 22nd and again on June 19th. One of the fastest growing division in the northeast, the USAC Wingless Sprints will make two visits to Big Diamond 2020 on May 29th and July 3rd. They ARDC Midget (May 1st) and the Super Sportsman (May 15th & July 31st)) both make their return to Big Diamond in 2020. The July 31st Super Sportsman show will be a wingless race.
The always entertaining Red, White & Blue Roadrunner division and the Heller’s Gas Street Stock division will as always be a part of the Big Diamond Speedway weekly action. If you want to see slam banging, door to door racing you certainly do not want to miss these two classes.
Returning to race this season at the speedway will be the Central PA Legends, Vintage Division and the 600 Modifieds. The Enduro class will once again show their presence at the speedway this upcoming season.
Tentative 2020 Schedule
Sunday, March 29th: Open Pracitce, Vintage, Enduro
Sunday, April 5th: Open Practice, Vintage, Enduro
Friday, April 10th: Season Opener, Modified 30 $4000 to win, 602 Sportsman 20 $1000 to win, Roadrunners and Street Stocks
Friday, April 17th: Fire Management Control of PA night. “Money in the Mountains” Modified 50 – $10,000 to win, Sportsman 20 – $1000 to win, Roadrunners & 600 Modifieds
Friday, April 24th: Modifieds, Open vs 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners, Street Stock & Enduro
Saturday, April 25th: District 6 Hare Scramble
Sunday, April 26th: District 6 Hare Scramble
Friday, May 1st: Modified “Topless” 30 – $4000 to win, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Roadrunners. Little League Night.
Friday, May 8th: Appalachian Auto Night, LLC / A&B Wise Heating & Cooling Night. Modifieds, 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners, Street Stock Topless 20 – $1000 to win, Vintage. Mother’s Day Giveaway.
Friday, May 15th: Super Sportsman, Open vs 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners, Street Stocks, 600 Modifieds. Free Pig Roast Night.
Friday, May 22nd: Red, White & Blue Autos Night. Modifieds, URC 360 Sprints, 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners & Central PA Legends.
Friday, May 29th: Modifieds, USAC Sprints, Sportsman, Roadrunner & Street Stocks. Kid’s Night
Tuesday, June 2nd: Short Track Super Series (combo event) Modified 50 – $5000 to win, 602 Sportsman – $1500 to win & 600 Modifieds.
Friday, June 5th: Modifieds, Sportsman, Roadrunner Crazy 8’s & Enduro. First Responder Night.
Saturday, June 6th: District 6 Hare Scramble.
Sunday, June 7th: District 6 Hare Scramble.
Friday, June 12th: Savage 61 Night. Modifieds, 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners, Street Stocks & Vintage. Jeep Night
Friday, June 19th: Modifieds, URC 360 Sprints, 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners & Central PA Legends. Father’s Day Giveaway.
Friday, June 26th: Hellers’ Gas Night. Kamp Memorial, Modifieds – $4000 to win, Sportsman – $1000 to win, Roadrunners, Street Stocks & 600 Modifieds.
Friday, July 3rd: B&H Landscaping Night. Georgie Stevenson Memorial Modified 50 – $5000 to win, USAC Sprints, Open vs 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners & Fireworks.
Friday, July 10th: Modifieds, Sportsman, Roadrunners & Street Stocks. Free Ice Cream Night.
Friday, July 17th: Insigner Performance Night. Modifieds, 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners, Street Stocks & Vintage
Friday, July 24th: Sportsman, 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners, Street Stocks, Central PA Legends, & 600 Modifieds. Meet and Greet Night.
Friday, July 31st: Tony’s Meat Market Night. Modifieds, Wingless Super Sportsman, 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners, Street Stocks & Enduro
Friday, August 7th: U.S.S. Achey Night. Modifieds, Sportsman Fayash Memorial – $1570 to win, Roadrunners & Street Stocks. Pink Out Night.
Friday, August 14th: Sportsman, 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners, Street Stocks, 600 Modifieds & Vintage. Back to School Backpack Giveaway Night.
Friday, August 21st: Prelude to the Coalcracker Modified 50 – $5000 to win, Sportsman, Roadrunners & Street Stocks.
Friday, August 28th: Modifieds, 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners, Street Stocks & Enduro
Friday, September 4th: Fire Management Control of PA Sportsman 40 -$1800 to win, 602 Sportsman Coalcracker 30 – $1500 to win, Roadrunners, Central PA Legends & Modified practice.
Sunday, September 6th: Jack Rich, Inc. Modified Coalcracker 72 – $17,000 to win, Roadrunners, Street Stocks & 600 Modifieds.
Monday, September 7th: Coalcracker Rain Date
Sunday, October 4th: Swap Meet, anything racing & automotive related is welcome
Saturday, October 31st: Safe Trunk or Treat
Season passes are available for the 2020 season at Big Diamond Speedway and can be purchased by sending a check made payable to Big Diamond Speedway for $330.00. The mailing address is: 82 Big Diamond Road, Pottsville, PA 17901
The above listed events are subject to change. For more information regarding Big Diamond Speedway including points and photos along with the complete 2020 schedule please visit the Big Diamond Speedway’s website at www.bigdspeedway.net
2020 Media Credential applications will be available on the website and must be filled out completely and either mailed or emailed to the address listed on the website.