Lebanon Valley Speedway

Mr. Dirt Track U.S.A. to pay $25,000 to win

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Mr. Dirt Track U.S.A. to pay $25,000 to win Story By: Phil Allaway/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com WEST LEBANON – In 1992, Lebanon Valley Speedway promoter Howard Commander began paying $17,500 to the winner of his annual Mr. Dirt Track U.S.A. race, giving Mr. Dirt Track the distinction of having the top payout for the winner of a 100-lap short-track dirt modified feature in the Northeast. This year, the bar is going to be raised. Through sponsorship from Amsterdam Trailer Repair, which has become one of the biggest supporters of dirt track racing in the Capital Region of…

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Brett Hearn Overcomes Broken Shock to Claim 3rd Win of 2018

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Brett Hearn Overcomes Broken Shock to Claim 3rd Win of 2018 Story By: Phil Allaway/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com After a substantial amount of rain flooded part of the infield, Saturday night’s card was doubtful. However, a substantial amount of work went into getting the standing water out. By race time, the track was good to go. In the Modified feature, Olden Dwyer started from the pole and immediately came under pressure from Andy Bachetti. Less than a mile into the race, Bachetti was able to snatch the lead away. Once out front, Bachetti opened up a good…

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Brett Hearn Claims J.C. Flach Memorial Victory

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Brett Hearn Claims J.C. Flach Memorial Victory Story By: Phil Allaway/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Mark Brown/Lebanon Valley Speedway Saturday night marked the J.C. Flach Memorial at Lebanon Valley Speedway. The race is in honor of the selfless Modified racer who died at the age of 29 in 2012 from injuries suffered at his house. The race was held on the sixth anniversary of his only career Modified victory. Saturday night saw the Modified class race in Flach’s memory. Olden Dwyer started from pole, but second-place starter Mike Keeler was hot on his heels. On lap 3, Keeler was able…

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Marshall Breaks Drought, Scores First Win Since 2014

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Eddie Marshall Breaks Drought, Scores First Win Since 2014 Story By: Phil Allaway/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Eddie Marshall entered Saturday night with a long winless streak and a repaired car after a big crash. When the night ended, he walked out of Lebanon Valley a winner. Elmo Reckner started from the pole and led convincingly over the rest of the pack. However, a spin for Mike Keeler and contact from Josh Marcus brought out the yellow on lap 7 and brought the field back together. Further back, Brett Hearn had a tough time in a stacked heat…

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Chad Jeseo Claims 3rd Career Lebanon Valley Win

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Chad Jeseo Claims 3rd Career Lebanon Valley Win Story By: Phil Allaway / Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro / RacersGuide.com After two weeks of rain, Lebanon Valley Speedway came back to life Saturday night with five classes in action. After the time away, race fans ended up with a somewhat jumbled result. In the Modified class, Denny Soltis led the field to green in what was an incident-filled feature. On the first lap, Elmo Reckner spun on the backstretch and hit the inside wall hard, collecting Eddie Marshall in the process. While Marshall did drive his car back…

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Hearn Starts Lebanon Valley Title Defense With Victory

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Brett Hearn Starts Lebanon Valley Title Defense With Victory Story By: Phil Allaway/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Saturday night saw Lebanon Valley Speedway open up the year with some exciting on-track action in chilly temperatures. For Brett Hearn, the task was simply to pick up from where he left off in 2017. By virtue of winning his heat race, Andy Bachetti started from the pole while Hearn was fourth. In a matter of a couple of laps, Hearn was already up to second and pressing for the lead. Further back, Kenny Tremont Jr. was moving forward from the…

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Hearn to Celebrate Another Lebanon Valley Championship

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Hearn to Celebrate Another Lebanon Valley Championship Story By: Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com New Lebanon, New York — According to Brett Hearn, the 2017 record setting season of the Hearn driven, no. 20 Madsen Motorsports / B.H. Racing Enterprises, Inc. Big Block Modified at Lebanon Valley Speedway can be attributed to three major factors—commitment, consistency and driver talent. “We always set out to win the championship when the season starts,” stated Brett Hearn. “We had bumps along the way everywhere in 2017 but amazingly, very few at the Valley.” Claiming his sixth consecutive track championship on the…

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THE VALLEY AND ALBANY SARATOGA ANNOUNCE TRACK / DIRTcar SERIES CONFLICT HANDICAPPING POLICY

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LV & A-S ANNOUNCE TRACK / DIRTcar SERIES CONFLICT HANDICAPPING POLICY New Policy Goes Into Effect in April Story By: Don & JoAnn Davies/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Lebanon, New York (March 5, 2018) -   Promoters Howard Commander and Lyle DeVore announced today a new Lebanon Valley Auto Racing Corp. (comprised of Lebanon Valley Speedway and Albany-Saratoga Speedway/LVAR) policy regarding points and handicapping for their 2018 racing season. The new policy will be utilized when a conflict occurs with a DIRTcar NE Series date and a regular race night at either speedway. In December (2017) when DIRTcar NE…

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Tremont Jr. Claims KoD Win, Champions Crowned

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Kenny Tremont Jr. Claims KoD Win, Champions Crowned Story By: Phil Allaway/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Mark Brown/RacersGuide.com The final night of the racing season at Lebanon Valley Speedway saw some great racing action, but also an incredible amount of feistiness. Drivers wanted to get all they could before the curtain came down. By virtue of the redraw, Demetrios Drellos scored the pole for the 35-lap King of Dirt Small Block Modified feature. Once the green came out, Drellos used short-run speed to open up a gap on Brett Haas. Within a few laps, Haas began to turn the tables.…

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74-Year Old Denny Soltis Makes History at Lebanon Valley

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74-Year Old Denny Soltis Makes History at Lebanon Valley Story By: Phil Allaway/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Saturday night was the final night of racing for the Modified and Pro Stock classes at Lebanon Valley. The championships had already been clinched, but that didn’t stop everyone from racing hard. Denny Soltis, by virtue of winning his heat race, started from the overall pole with Niverville’s John Ruchel alongside. With cool conditions at night, Soltis was able to get a lot of bit and pull out to a decent margin over Ruchel. Further back, it was rather difficult for…

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Hearn Ends Super DIRTcar Series Winless Drought with $17,500 Win at The Valley

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Brett Hearn Ends Super DIRTcar Series Winless Drought with $17,500 Triumph at Lebanon Valley Speedway Sheppard's Series Win Streak Broken at Five with 10th Place Finish Story By: MIKE MALLETT/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com WEST LEBANON, NY - August 31 2017 - All it took for Brett Hearn to end his Super DIRTcar Series winless streak was a trip home. The Sussex, N.J., dominated the Mr. Dirt Track USA feature at the Lebanon Valley Speedway for his 121st career series win and his first since August, 23, 2015 at the Cornwall Motor Speedway. Hearn's victory came in one…

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Mr. DIRT Track USA Headlines Holiday Weekend for Super DIRTcar Series

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Mr. DIRT Track USA Headlines Holiday Weekend for Super DIRTcar Series Story By: Clayton Johns/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - August 29, 2017 - The Super DIRTcar Series kicks off a big holiday weekend with the running of Mr. DIRT Track USA at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, NY on Thursday August 31. As the Series visits the high-banked 1/2-mile oval, the month of August will come to a close with one of the biggest paydays on the schedule. Only 101 laps stand between the drivers of the Super DIRTcar Series and the $17,500 paycheck.…

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J.R. Heffner Claims Victory as Brett Hearn Clinches Title

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J.R. Heffner Claims Victory as Brett Hearn Clinches Title Story By: Phil Callaway/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Mark Brown/RacersGuide.com With only one more Modified race after Saturday night, it was time for everyone to put their best foot forward. Keith Flach and Kenny Tremont Jr. needed to put something together to prevent Brett Hearn from winning another title. They were unsuccessful. John Ruchel started on pole and ran very well early on to keep the lead. J.R. Heffner started fifth and moved up to second within a mere couple of laps. Flach was right behind Heffner the whole time. Heffner…

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Tremont, Schroeder Split Modified Double Features at Valley

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Tremont, Schroeder Split Modified Double Features at Valley Story By: Phil Allaway/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com As a result of rain on Aug. 12, the Modified and Pro Stock classes both had double features Saturday night at Lebanon Valley. Both races ended with drivers in need of pay dirt picking up important wins. Modified feature No. 1 saw John Ruchel lead early from the pole. Kolby Schroder moved up from the third starting spot and proceeded to give chase. Following a caution due to a Mike Keeler spin, Kenny Tremont Jr. was the man on the move. Tremont…

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Brett Hearn Adds to his Win Tally at Lebanon Valley

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Brett Hearn Adds to his Win Tally at Lebanon Valley Story By: Phil Allaway/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Mark Brown/RacersGuide.com On Friday night, Brett Hearn claimed his 900th career victory of his career. Saturday night saw him waste no time in adding to that number. After delays due to a wet track, the Modifieds took to the high banks for 30 laps of action. Mike King started from the pole and led early over Elmo Reckner. Further back, Hearn had to charge from the 11th starting spot. It didn’t take long for the multiple-time champion to start making some passes.…

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JR HEFFNER IS 358 KING ON THE HIGH BANKS

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JR HEFFNER IS 358 KING ON THE HIGH BANKS Drellos Climbs To 6th In KOD Tour Point Standings Story By: Rob Hazer/KOD Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com July 31, 2017 (West Lebanon, NY) – There were so many story lines going on Sunday night at Lebanon Valley Speedway even George R.R. Martin himself couldn’t keep up, but at the end of the night the famed Game Of Thrones author would have been pleased with the dramatic outcome of the King Of Dirt Racing Small Block Modified 35-lap feature event. JR Heffner inherited the lead on lap 15 and never looked back…

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Dietrich leads all 25 for $7,000 top prize at The Valley of Speed

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Danny Dietrich leads all 25 for $7,000 top prize at The Valley of Speed Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com WEST LEBANON, NY (July 30, 2017) - Wrapping up a weekend that included double round trips from Pennsylvania to New York, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich is now a two-time main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in the state of New York, leading all 25 laps around the Lebanon Valley Speedway half-mile to score $7,000 for his part-time car owner, Tom Buch. Dietrich’s dominating performance, crossing under the final checkers two seconds ahead of…

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Arctic Cat All Star weekend in New York caps off July schedule

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Arctic Cat All Star weekend in New York caps off July schedule Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 26, 2017) - For the first and only time in 2017, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will spend a weekend in The Empire State, ready to compete at three different dirt ovals over the course of three straight days, all kicking off on Friday evening, July 28, at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York. Chasing a total winner’s share exceeding $20,000 during the weekend triple-header, Series regulars will battle a stout contingent of…

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Keith Flach Blitzes the Field for 1st Valley Win of 2017

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Keith Flach Blitzes the Field for 1st Valley Win of 2017 Story By: Phil Allaway/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Mark Brown & Rick Young/RacersGuide.com Saturday night brought some sketchy weather to Lebanon Valley Speedway. Rains came and stopped the program during the third Pro Stock heat. After the track was packed back in, the full card was completed. The rain resulted in a very quick racing surface that usually makes it quite difficult to pass. No one bothered to inform Keith Flach of that. Likely the biggest moment of the feature occurred on the very first lap. Paul Gilardi had…

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Hearn Jets To The Century Mark On Valley High Banks

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Brett Hearn Wins 100th Career Valley Modified Feature   Story By: PHIL ALLAWAY / LEBANON  VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM West Lebanon NY.- June 18, 2017- Saturday night brought the action back to Lebanon Valley Speedway.  Brett Hearn appeared to be a festive mood.  However, the fiesta did not come without adversity. On the first lap of the Modified feature, Andy Bachetti and J.R. Heffner came together in turn 2, spinning out Heffner.  Hearn, Brian Berger and Kyle Sheldon were also collected.  The incident broke a shock on Hearn’s car.  Given limited time the Madsen Motorsports crew…

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Rob Pitcher Claims JC Flach Memorial, First Win Since 2012

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Pitcher Leads Them All For JC Flach Memorial Victory Story By: PHIL ALLAWAY / LEBANON VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM West Lebanon NY.- June 5, 2017- On Saturday night, Lebanon Valley Speedway hosted the fifth annual J.C. Flach Memorial, run in honor of J.C. Flach, a former full-time Modified racer who died in an unfortunate accident at his house in 2012.  Flach was remembered with a proper celebration capped off by the release of balloons. Rob Pitcher started from the pole and staked out to a small lead.  Kyle Sheldon was able to get past Denny…

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Brett Hearn Blasts Field for 2nd Lebanon Valley Win of 2017

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Brett Hearn Blasts Field for 2nd Lebanon Valley Win of 2017 Story By: Phil Allaway/Lebanon Valley Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com West Lebanon, NY - Last week, Brett Hearn indicated that he and Madsen Motorsports needed to up their game. They most definitely came to play on Saturday night. Mike King inherited the pole after Rob Pitcher voluntarily dropped to the rear and led early. However, Andy Bachetti was hot on King’s heels. On lap 5, Bachetti was able to sneak past to take the lead. At the same time, Hearn was on the move. By the time Bachetti took the…

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Hough Goes The Distance For Lebanon Valley Victory

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Steve Hough Holds Off Tremont for Victory    Story By: PHIL ALLAWAY / LEBANON VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MARK BROWN / LEBANON VALLEY SPEEDWAY PHOTO West Lebanon NY.- April 30, 2017- Saturday night’s Heavy Hauler-sponsored Modified feature may have only been for appearance points due to the Super DIRTcar Series race in Fulton.  However, that didn’t mean that there wasn’t any action. Steve Hough led the field to green on a blustery night.  He almost immediately fell into a battle with J.R. Heffner.  The veteran campaigner gave Hough all he could give, but the East Greenbush owner/driver was able to…

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‘The Wild Child’ Rolls To Victory At Lebanon Valley Opener

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 Bachetti Outduels King For High Banks Checkers Story By: PHIL ALLAWAY / LEBANON VALLEY SPEEDWAY EDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM West Lebanon NY.- April 24, 2017- Lebanon Valley Speedway kicked off the 2017 season with an action packed evening of racing opening night. With a not so favorible weather forecast  the schedule was sped up to avoid rain and the nights action ran quickly and was completed just after 9pm. By virtue of winning his heat race, Mike King started from pole. The action started very early when Mike Keeler spun on the first lap in turn 1.  Kyle Sheldon, Paul Gilardi and…

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BRETT HEARN READIES FOR THE 2017 RACING SEASON

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Hearn Says He’s Out To Win More Races And More Championships Story By: JOHN SNYDER / BH RACING MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM SUSSEX, NJ -March 26, 2017- With 894 career victories (889 feature races and 5 All-Star events) and 90 track and series point titles on his racing résumé, dirt track Modified champion Brett Hearn is gearing up for the 2017 Northeast racing season, his 43rd year of competition. And he’s off to a rousing start, winning the 40-lap finale at the DIRTcar Nationals at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park. The victory, combined with a top-ten finish in…

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KING OF DIRT 358 MODIFIEDS LAND FAMILIAR TITLE SPONSOR

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Elmo’s Speed Supply Boosts Small Block Point Battle Press Release By: ROB HAZER / KOD SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Fonda, NY- March 14, 2017 – Anticipation for the first ever King Of Dirt Small Block Modified tour is through the roof. Drivers from all over the Northeast are making plans to throw down for the crown. Thanks to Elmo’s Speed Supply in Ballston Lake, NY they’ll have a plentiful bounty for their eight-race effort. Father-son duo of Elmo and Chris Reckner have long supported dirt track racing throughout the Capital District. Their support includes the Northeast Crate…

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‘The Valley Of Speed’ Ready For Ground Shaking Action

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Lebanon Valley Speedway Sets 2017 Season Schedule Press Release By: PHIL ALLAWAY / LEBANON VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM West Lebanon NY.- March 5, 2017- This week, Lebanon Valley Speedway officially released the schedule for the 2017 season.  There will be 21 consecutive Saturday nights of racing, 20 of which will feature the headlining Big Block Modifieds with their huge V8 engines that make the ground tremble with delight. The season will start on Apr. 15 with Warm-ups.  The track will be open to competitors from all classes to test and tune their cars for the…

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Friesen earns Mr. Dirt Track USA title

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Friesen earns Mr. Dirt Track USA title Takes lead with two to go at Lebanon Valley WEST LEBANON, N.Y. – August 25, 2015 – Stewart Friesen dogged polesitter Brett Hearn for 98 laps and went by him as he ran out of gas to win the Super DIRTcar Series (SDS) Mr. Dirt Track USA 100 for a $17,500 payday as a big Lebanon Valley Speedway crowd rose to its feet. Hearn was trying for his fourth Big-Block Modified win in five nights and his second straight SDS victory. He set a new single-lap track record in qualifying and…

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Hefty Mr. Dirt Track USA field expected

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified event pays $17,500-to-win WEST LEBANON, N.Y. – August 21, 2015 – Lebanon Valley Speedway’s premier Big-Block Modified event – Mr. DIRT Track USA 100 – the 14th event of the 2015 Super DIRTcar Series, is set for Tuesday, August 25. The combination of Super DIRTcar Series invaders and Lebanon Valley regulars is likely to draw 40 or more Big-Block Modifieds in pursuit of the $17,500 winner’s check. Brett Hearn, the current Lebanon Valley Speedway point leader and nine-time track champion, and his closest competitor Kenny Tremont Jr. headline a field that will include…

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