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Leindecker Race Engines Sportsman Coalcracker 40 goes to Craig Whitmoyer

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Leindecker Race Engines Sportsman Coalcracker 40 goes to Craig Whitmoyer. Street Stocks to Jason Geesaman & Road Runners to Kris Ney   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com With rain all around the speedway, the management of Big Diamond Speedway pushed on with the once rained out Friday night portion of Coalcracker weekend to close out the 2018 season at the 4/10’s mile dirt oval. The USS Achey Sportsman division was the headliner on the evening at they took part in the Leindecker Race Engines 40 lap main event with $1800 going to the winner. It…

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Bouc $10,000 richer after winning the Jack Rich, Inc Coalcracker

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Danny Bouc $10,000 richer after winning the Jack Rich, Inc Coalcracker 72. Alex Yankowski wins the sportsman feature and takes home the track championship.   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com A strong field of 358 Modifieds were on hand Sunday night at the Big Diamond Speedway as Jack Rich, Inc presented the annual Coalcracker 72. When it was all said and done it was invader Danny Bouc taking home the big $10,000 first place prize. “Man, I had to really work for that one” mentioned a very happy Bouc in victory lane. “The track was…

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Jack Rich, Inc and Leindecker Race Engines present Coalcracker Weekend 2018 at The Big Diamond Speedway

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Jack Rich, Inc and Leindecker Race Engines present Coalcracker Weekend 2018 on Friday 8/31 & Sunday 9/02 at The Big Diamond Speedway. $10,000 check awaits the winner of the “Coalcracker 72” for the 358 Modifieds Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com It’s the time of year us fans of Big Diamond Speedway both love and hate. We love it because it is the race we look forward to each and every year but on the other hand we hate it because we know the racing season at the speedway is coming to a…

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Kevin Beach Jr wins first career Modified feature at Big Diamond Speedway; Howard Crowned Champion

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Kevin Beach Jr wins first career Modified feature at Big Diamond Speedway. Duane Howard crowned 2018 Mattera’s General & Electrical Contracting Modified track champion.   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com It was a gorgeous night for racing on Friday at the Big Diamond Speedway and since opening night when Billy Pauch Jr was victorious, we finally had a feature winner in the Mattera’s General & Electrical Contracting Modified division not named Duane Howard, Craig Von Dohren or Ryan Godown. Not only was the winner a first-time winner this season but for Kevin Beach Jr it…

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Big Diamond Modified point title to be decided this Friday

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2018 Mattera’s General & Electrical Modified point title to be decided this Friday, August 24th at The Big Diamond Speedway on “Fayash Memorial” night.   Story By: Ken Bruce/ Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com It all comes down to this Friday night, August 24th on “Fayash Memorial” night to decide the 2018 season championship in the Mattera’s General & Electrical Contracting 358 Modified division. The “Ringoes Rocket” Ryan Godown has led for most of the season but with two DNF’s in the last two races, the leader of the pack is now the “Diamond Cutter”…

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“Prelude to the Coalcracker” 35-Lap, $4000 to win for the Modifieds highlights this Friday August 17th at Big Diamond

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“Prelude to the Coalcracker” 35-Lap, $4000 to win for the Modifieds highlights this Friday August 17th at Big Diamond Speedway   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com With the season winding down quickly at Big Diamond Speedway, this Friday night August 17th the annual “Prelude to the Coalcracker” race is set to hit the speedway. This traditional race is one the fans always look forward each and every year as it usually brings in some outsiders to give them a chance to prep their cars for the $10,000 to win “Jack Rich” Coalcracker…

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Duane Howard survives to win his fourth feature of the season at Big Diamond Speedway

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Duane Howard survives to win his fourth feature of the season at Big Diamond Speedway. Dave Dissinger, Jason Geesaman & Kris Ney also victorious. Story By: Ken Bruce / Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt / RacersGuide.com It was a beautiful night for some great dirt track racing on Friday night on “Hunt the Giant” night at the Big Diamond Speedway as Mother Nature finally gave us a Friday night to enjoy the action at the Schuylkill County oval. In the 25-lap Mattera’s Electrical and General Contracting 358 Modified feature it was the “Diamond Cutter” Duane…

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Short Track Super Series ‘Anthracite Assault’ Will Be Run Monday, July 16

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Short Track Super Series ‘Anthracite Assault’ Will Be Run Monday, July 16 at Big Diamond Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MINERSVILLE, PA – After feedback from fans and competitors, management teams of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco and Big Diamond Speedway have announced a rain date for the ‘Anthracite Assault’ which was nixed by the weather on June 5. The event will be made up on Monday, July 16. As scheduled on its original date, this event will offer points toward both the STSS Modified Halmar International North Region…

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Short Track Super Series ‘Mining Modified Excitement’ Tuesday, June 5 at Big Diamond

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Short Track Super Series ‘Mining Modified Excitement’ Tuesday, June 5 at Big Diamond Speedway ‘Anthracite Assault’ Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MINERSVILLE, PA – The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco will be ‘mining Modified excitement’ on Tuesday, June 5. For the only time in 2018, the STSS Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region Modifieds clash on common ground at Big Diamond Speedway. The ‘Anthracite Assault’ offers points toward both regions from its 50-lap, $5,000-to-win main event and is sure to draw the Northeast’s top Modified talent to Coal Country.…

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Two-In-A-Row for Craig Von Dohren at Big Diamond

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It’s Two-In-A-Row for Craig Von Dohren at Big Diamond Speedway. Mark Smith wins URC Feature Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By; George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com It was all Craig Von Dohren last night in the 25-lap 358 Modified feature event as he powered his way around a strong running John Willman on lap 10 and went on to win his second feature in a row. It was also Von Dohren’s second win of the season at Big Diamond. “We had a really good car tonight” cited Von Dohren. “I wasn’t sure where to go tonight and everyone was running the…

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Godown rockets his way to first ever USAC Wingless Sprint Victory

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Ryan Godown rockets his way to first ever USAC Wingless Sprint Victory, Alex Bright wins the Midget Feature at Big Diamond Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt Jr/RacersGuide.com When Ryan Godown decided to race this season in the USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint series in 2018, the team definitely had two dates circled on their busy schedule in red. Those two dates being the events scheduled at his Friday night home track of Big Diamond Speedway. Godown knew that even with his inexperience in the division, that running on a track he runs…

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Von Dohren outduels Godown to win the “Topless” 35 Feature at Diamond

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Craig Von Dohren outduels Ryan Godown to win the “Topless” 35 Feature at Big Diamond Speedway Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com   It all came down to a one lap shootout to determine the winner of the Mattera’s Electrical and General  Contracting Modified “Topless” 35 feature last night at Big Diamond and when it was over it was the track’s all-time winner Craig Von Dohren standing in victory lane to collect the $5000 first place prize. “I’m not a real big fan of having double file restarts with one lap to go, I don’t think that’s…

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“Money in the Mountains” race at Big Diamond goes to the “Diamond Cutter” Duane Howard

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“Money in the Mountains” race at Big Diamond goes to the “Diamond Cutter” Duane Howard Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Despite of all the adversaries that were presented to Big Diamond Speedway yesterday, promoter Jake Smulley was able to provide a very raceable track to the teams and drivers to compete on throughout the night. With rain all morning and cloudy damp conditions the rest of the day the track crew was able to get the dirt oval in racing shape for the night’s events. It was “No Sweat Service Group” night at the speedway…

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“Money in the Mountains” scheduled to take place this Friday April 27th at Big Diamond Speedway.

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6th Annual “Money in the Mountains” Race scheduled to take place this Friday April 27th at Big Diamond Speedway.   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Postponed twice due to our extended northeast winter, this Friday Big Diamond Speedway will once again present the 6th Annual “Money in the Mountains” race for the Modifieds. This Friday will also be “No Sweat Service Group” night as the mighty Modifieds will take part in the 40-Lap Big Block / Small Block challenge race paying a nice sum of $6000 to the winner with $400 to take the green.…

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Big Diamond Speedway to present their 47th Annual Season Opener on April 13

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Big Diamond Speedway set to present their 47th Annual Season Opener on Friday, April 13   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com With a long awaited favorable forecast predicted for this Friday, all systems are go for Big Diamond Speedway to open their 47th season of competition on Friday, April 13th. It will be Schaeffer Motorsports night at the track nestled up in “God’s Country” when the roar of the engines finally come to life in 2018. Headlining the big show on opening night will be the Mattera’s Electrical & General Contracting mighty 358 Modifieds as…

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Practice, Vintage cars and Enduro’s set for Friday 3/30 at Big Diamond Speedway

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Practice, Vintage cars and Enduro’s set for Friday 3/30 at Big Diamond Speedway; Rain date is Saturday 3/31   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com Despite Mother Nature’s repeated challenges, the past few weeks. Practice scheduled for this Friday 3/30/18 at Big Diamond Speedway is a go. Promoter Jake Smulley has been hard at work to ensure the track will be in shape for this Friday’s scheduled practice. Practice is open to any car with a roll cage and proper safety equipment. Also, on tap for Friday night will be the “Blast from…

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“Monster” Schedule planned for 2018 at Big Diamond Speedway

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“Monster” Schedule planned for 2018 at Big Diamond Speedway   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com The 2018 season at the Big Diamond Speedway is shaping up to be its biggest season ever with a plethora of special events planned for the Minersville, PA oval. Track promoter Jake Smulley has been working hard over the winter months to bring the fans a schedule that they can get excited about for the upcoming year. Highlighting the season’s events will be the first ever appearance of the All-Star Monster Truck Tour and as always, the $10,000 to win…

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Howard bests the field to win the Jack Rich, Inc Coalcracker 72

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Duane Howard bests the field to win the Jack Rich, Inc Coalcracker 72 for the seventh time at Big Diamond Speedway   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Duane Howard’s nickname at Big Diamond Speedway is the “The Diamond Cutter” in reference to how he used to dominate the field at the Schuylkill County oval. However in recent years the victories have come far and in between team for the driver out of Oley, PA. As a matter of fact Howard’s last victory at the speedway was back on May 29th of 2015. Well over two…

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Craig Whitmoyer, Kody Sites and Jason Geesaman shine in Night #1 of the Coalcracker Weekend

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Craig Whitmoyer, Kody Sites and Jason Geesaman shine in night #1 of the Coalcracker Weekend. Ryan Krachun wins the 358 Non-Winners Race.   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com The 2017 Coalcracker weekend kicked off last night with some great action on the track. Craig Whitmoyer was the winner of the U.S.S. Achey Sportsman Coalcracker 40. Big Diamond rookie Ryan Krachun won the Steel and Metal Service Center 358 Modified non-winners race. Your winner in the Savage 61 Road Runners division was Kody Sites and Jason Geesaman took top honors in the No Sweat Service Group…

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Pauch Jr Perfect In Prelude to the Coalcracker

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Billy Pauch Jr leads all 40 laps and wins “The Prelude to the Coalcracker” Modified Race at Big Diamond Speedway. Matt Stangle, Chris Derr and Shon Elk also victorious on the night.   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt Jr./RacersGuide.com In what has become a rare occurrence this season at the Big Diamond Speedway the mighty 358 Modifieds were able to get a Friday night race in the completed and in the books. This Friday night the dirt oval nestled up in the mountains presented the annual “Prelude to the Coalcracker” race paying a cool $4600…

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Fayash Memorial Race for the Sportsman Modifieds highlights this Friday at Big Diamond Speedway

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The Fayash Memorial Race for the Sportsman Modifieds highlights this Friday’s action at Big Diamond Speedway.   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt Jr./RacersGuide.com This Friday night at the Schuykill County oval it will be the U.S.S. Achey Sportsman Modifieds headlining the action as they compete in the “Fayash Memorial” race. The special race will pay $1,570 to the winner with $157 just to take the green. Matt Stangle and last week’s winner Mike Mammana have to be considered the favorites to battle it out for the big prize but drivers such as Doug Hendricks, Shawn…

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Von Dohren, Mammana, Sites and Geeesaman take the checkers at Big Diamond on Sunday

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Craig Von Dohren, Mike Mammana, Kody Sites and Jason Geeesaman take the checkers at Big Diamond on Sunday Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt Jr./RacersGuide.com With Friday's weather once again not cooperating, Big Diamond Speedway was forced to use their Sunday rain date to finally get in a show. A beautiful sun-drenched day presented itself on Sunday for the cars and stars of the Schuylkill County to put on a show for the fans and when the final checkered flag waved on the night taking the big wins were Craig Von Dohren in the 358 Modifieds.…

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Big Diamond Speedway to use Sunday’s as rain dates for remainder of 2017 season

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Big Diamond Speedway to use Sunday’s as rain dates for remainder of 2017 season.   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt Jr./RacersGuide.com Due to the unprecedented amount of Friday night rainouts this season, promoter Jake Smulley has indicated that the track will utilize Sunday nights as rain dates for the remainder of the 2017 season starting with this week’s events. With the current season winding down quickly culminating the annual Coal Cracker 72 on Sunday Sept 3rd, the track has decided they needed to do this for the teams and the fans of the speedway. This…

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The Mighty Modifieds return to action this Friday at Big Diamond Speedway

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The Mighty Modifieds return to action this Friday at Big Diamond Speedway on “No Sweat Service Group” Night.   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt Jr./RacersGuide.com No Sweat Service Group will be the sponsor of this Friday’s July 28th racing card as the 358 Modifieds return to action after having last week off. No Sweat Service Group specializes in mobile hydraulic hose repair and is also the weekly sponsor of the speedway’s Street Stock Division. In the Steel and Metal Services Modified division, Craig Von Dohren currently leads the in the hunt for the season ending…

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Rocket Lands At Big Diamond: Ryan Godown Scores $5,000 STSS Modified Victory

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Rocket Lands At Big Diamond Speedway: Ryan Godown Scores $5,000 ‘Anthracite Assault’ STSS Modified Victory; Brian Papiez (STSS Sportsman) & Shon Elk (Roadrunner) Also Triumph Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MINERSVILLE, PA – A ‘rocket’ landed in Big Diamond Speedway Victory Lane Sunday night. Ryan Godown, known to Northeast race fans as the “Ringoes Rocket” launched to the win in the ‘Anthracite Assault’ for Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP big-block/small-block Modifieds at the Coal Region facility. Godown earned $5,000 for his first STSS-sanctioned victory of the season driving the Searock Fabrications-backed…

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How Much Is At Stake Sunday At Big Diamond? Huge Payout, STSS Title Battles, American Racer Cup Points & More!

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How Much Is At Stake Sunday At Big Diamond Speedway? Huge Payout, STSS Championship Battles, American Racer Cup Points & Much More! Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MINERSVILLE, PA – How much is at stake this Sunday (July 16) at Big Diamond Speedway? The list goes on… For the only time in 2017, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP hosts a combined point event, featuring the stars of both the Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region for the potent big-block/small-block Modifieds. Within a single, hotly contested 50-lap feature, drivers…

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Regional Barriers Broken Down Sunday At Big Diamond Speedway For SSTS Civil War

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Regional Barriers Broken Down Sunday At Big Diamond Speedway ‘Anthracite Assault’ As Northeast’s Best Converge For STSS Showdown Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MINERSVILLE, PA – Regional barriers will be erased on Sunday (July 16) at Big Diamond Speedway. Drivers from both the Halmar International North Region and Velocita-USA South Region converge at the Coal Region facility when the annual Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP ‘Anthracite Assault’ takes center stage. A lucrative payout – more than $25,000 total – is set for the STSS Modifieds: $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for…

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Kressley Conquers Georgie Stevenson Memorial

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Kressley Conquers Georgie Stevenson Memorial Story By: Mandee Pauch/MPR Photos By: George Steigerwalt Jr./RacersGuide.com Brett Kressley took home the $4,000 payday Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway for the annual Georgie Stevenson Memorial in Minersville, P.A. Kressley opened the evening with a heat race win in the No.19k, which lined him up on the pole for the 30-lap main event. “We jumped out to an early lead,” Kressley said. “We had a good lead until the caution came out on lap five which tightened everyone back up.” After a red flag the race was able to get back underway and…

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Kressley Wins First-Ever Stevenson Memorial

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Brett Kressley Wins First-Ever Stevenson Memorial At Big Diamond Speedway Track Breaks Rainout Streak; Pays Tribute To Recently lost family members Story By: Shawn Wood/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com FORESTVILLE, PA. -- For once, Mother Nature gave race fans at Big Diamond Speedway a break. An early-evening shower could not stop Big Diamond Speedway from celebrating the 37th running of the Stevenson Memorial on a night when the track remembered not only Georgie and his father George, but the loss of five of the speedway’s racing family members over the past few weeks. Brett Kressley scored his first…

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Short Track Super Series Civil War Goes Down At Diamond

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It’s “North vs. South” Sunday, July 16: Short Track Super Series ‘Anthracite Assault’ Combination Event Set For Big Diamond Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: George Steigerwalt Jr. & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MINERSVILLE, PA – It’s a Modified “Civil War” on Sunday, July 16 at Big Diamond Speedway. Who will prevail? The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP invades the Coal Region of Pennsylvania for the annual ‘Anthracite Assault’ pitting the Halmar International North Region stars vs. the Velocita USA South Region talent in a 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified showdown paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for…

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Open-wheel Doubleheader Friday Night At Big Diamond

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Big Diamond  358 modifieds, URC Sprint Cars, New Warm-Up Time, Start Time, Goes In Effect June 30 Story By: SHAWN T. WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT & JEFF STERE / RACERSGUIDE.COM FORESTVILLE, PA. - June 20, 2017- An open-wheel doubleheader is on tap for Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway as the Steel & Metal Service Center 358 modifieds return to action. They'll be joined by the Capitol Renegade United Racing Company sprint cars who are making their second and final appearance of the season at the track. This time, URC will race with the wings on.…

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Sportsman Take Center Stage At Big Diamond Speedway This Friday Night

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United Racing Company Sprint Cars return June 23; Stevenson Memorial July 7 Press Release By: SHAWN T. WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM FORESTVILLE, PA.-- June 13, 2017-It’s been the Mike Mammana and Matt Stangle show in the U.S.S. Achey sportsman modified division at Big Diamond Speedway this year. The two drivers have combined to win all five events held at the track and they’ll do battle again on Friday night as the sportsman headline a four-division card which includes the Savage 61 roadrunners, No Sweat Service Group street stocks and the Blast From…

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Watt Brings Home The Mountain Money

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Watts Earns $6,000 Pay Day With Money in the Mountains Win At Big Diamond Speedway Story By: SHAWN T WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM FORESTVILLE, PA. --June 4, 2017 - There were postponements, fire and rain.Not even an electrical issue could stop the 5th annual Money in the  Mountains 40-lap big block/small block show from finally happening. Ryan Watt led 37 laps to become the first repeat winner of the event on Slifko Service Center Night/Gone But Not Forgotten Memorial/US.S. Achey night. Other winners on Friday night were Matt Stangle (U.S.S. Achey  sportsman), Jim Kost (Savage…

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“North vs. South” Tuesday @ Big Diamond Speedway

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It’s “North vs. South” Tuesday, June 6: Short Track Super Series ‘Anthracite Assault’ Combination Event Set For Big Diamond Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com MINERSVILLE, PA – It’s North vs. South Tuesday night, June 6, at Big Diamond Speedway. Who will prevail? The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP invades the Coal Region of Pennsylvania for the annual ‘Anthracite Assault’ pitting the Halmar International North Region stars vs. the Velocita USA South Region talent in a 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified showdown paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take…

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Money in the Mountains, STSS, URC Sprint Cars highlight June at Big Diamond Speedway

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Money in the Mountains, STSS, URC Sprint Cars highlight June at Big Diamond Speedway   Story By: Shawn Wood/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt Jr./RacersGuide.com FORESTVILLE, PA. -- Thanks to mother nature, race fans are in for an action-packed month of June at Big Diamond Speedway. Following Friday’s rainout of the Money in the Mountains big block/small block challenge, the race has be rescheduled for June 2. All wrist bands from Friday, May 26, will be accepted on June 2. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday with hot laps at 7:45 and racing gets underway at…

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ARDC Midgets Head To Big Diamond Speedway

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ARDC Midgets, Money in the Mountains Highlights May at Big Diamond Speedway Press Release By: SHAWN T. WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF FORESTVILLE PA.- May 4, 2017-  The first of two appearances for the American Racing Drivers Club midgets will be a part of the exciting month of May at Big Diamond Speedway. After wrapping up an exciting month of racing in April with a non-stop  wingless United Racing Club sprint-car feature, a four-division show of Steel & Metal Service Center 358 modifieds, U.S.S. Achey sportsman, Savage 61 roadrunners and the No Sweat Service Group…

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Bitner Dominates United Racing Club Wingless Feature at Big Diamond Speedway

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Craig VonDohren wins 358 Modified Feature, Sites 2-for-2 in Roadrunner Features Story By: SHAWN T WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM FORESTVILLE, PA. - April 30, 2017- Mark Bitner picked the right time to return to victory lane with the United Racing Club. In the first-ever wingless event at Big Diamond Speedway for the oldest touring sprint-car series, a large crowd watched Bitner ran off the 25-lap feature in a non-stop time of 9 minutes, 58.905 seconds for his first URC win of the year. Craig VonDohren came from the 12th starting spot to score…

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Bitner Slides To Big Diamond URC Score

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The Twister Lands in Victory Lane at Big Diamond Speedway Story & Photo By: TIM MORAN / URC SERIES MEDIA Pottstown Pa.- April 29, 2017-Mr. Twister Mark Bitner used a lap 2 slide job to propel his Bitner Automotive #15 to the $2,000 victory on Friday night’s Capitol Renegade Wingless United Racing Club event.  This was the first wingless event for the United Racing Club since 1996 when the 360 club ran at Grandview Speedway. A field of 15 cars entered the pits on Friday night for the 25-lap event paying $2,000 to win and two heat races were needed…

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United Racing Club Sheds Its Wings For Traditional Sprint Car Racing Friday Night at Big Diamond

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First Race of the Wingless Series For URC in 2017 on Steel & Metal Service Center Night Story By: SHAWN T. WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DAN DEMARCO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Pottstown Pa.- April 25, 2017- When the United Racing Club held its first race in  1948, wings on a sprint car were not heard of, let alone roll cages, five point harness or any of today’s modern safety equipment. This Friday, URC which is celebrating its 70th anniversary season, will  kick of a full season of wingless dates as they join the Steel & Metal  Service 358 modifieds, Savage 61 roadrunners and…

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5th annual Money in the Mountains 40 lapper On Tap Friday At Big Diamond Speedway

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Big block/Small blocks Battle for $6,000 to Win, $400 to Take the Green Press Release By: SHAWN T. WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM FORESTVILLE, PA. - April 19, 2017- Continuing its moniker as the highest weekly paying modified track in the Northeast, Big Diamond Speedway will present another big-paying show this Friday in what is becoming an early-season, must-see-event with the 5th annual Money in the Mountains big-block/small-block modified race. The 40-lap feature pays $6,000 to win and $400 to take the green with the winner earning a guaranteed starting spot in the Short…

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Jeff Strunk Scores Opening Night 358 Modified Win at Big Diamond Speedway

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Mike Mammana, Kody Sites, Elvin Brennan III  Other Winners Story By: SHAWN T WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM  FORESTVILLE, PA.- April 15, 2017- A beautiful spring night greeted a packed house at Big Diamond Speedway on Friday night after weather-related issues caused the 46th season opener to be postponed two weeks in a row. The fans got more than their monies worth on Friday night as Jeff Strunk won the 30-lap, $4,000 Steel & Metal Service Center 358 modified feature to open the 2017 season as 91 cars were pit side. Other winners on…

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Big Diamond Modified Purse Stays On Top

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Big Diamond Speedway Remains Highest Paying Modified Track ($3,000) In The Northeast In 2017 Press Release By: SHAWN T WOOD / BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM MINERSVILLE, PA –February 14, 2017-  A rather mild winter in northeastern Pennsylvania has race fans ready for racing to return to Big Diamond Speedway on Friday, March 31, for the 46th season of dirt track racing at the coal region oval. Throughout the winter months, the buzz about the new season has been surrounding the payout for first two weeks of the 2017 season. For the first time in…

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2016 Short Track Super Series Schedule Released

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] 2016 Short Track Super Series Schedule Released The 2016 Short Track Super Series Fueled by VP has released their tentative 2016 schedule. The series will once again be split into a North and a South Region for 2016. Stewart Friesen and Ryan Watt picked up the 2015 season crowns individually. The first 'South' race will be March 12th at the Georgetown Speedway with the Melvin Joseph Memorial paying $4,900 to win. The first 'North' race will be held on April 2nd at the Orange County Fair Speedway for the 3rd Annual Hard Clay Open. 2016 Short Track Super…

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Ryan Godown wins the Jack Rich Inc. Coalcracker 72, Kost and Carter also earn victories Sunday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway.

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"]  Ryan Godown wins the Jack Rich Inc. Coalcracker 72, Kost and Carter also earn victories Sunday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway. Minersville, PA September 6, 2015 The fans packed the stands for the Jack Rich Coalcracker Inc. night at Big Diamond Speedway.  The 358 Modifieds were racing for a $10,000 pay check and joining them were the Savage 61 Roadrunners and the Excel 600 Modifieds.  The feature starting lineup was set by a draw for the top 12 heat winners.  Danny Bouc and Colt Harris would draw the front row starting spots for the big event and bring…

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Kressley wins the Sporstman Coalcracker 40, Hendricks, Holland, Bossinger are the Champions Haag, Fitzpatrick and Walsh earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway.

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Kressley wins the Sporstman Coalcracker 40, Hendricks, Holland, Bossinger are the Champions  Haag, Fitzpatrick and Walsh earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway. Minersville, PA September 4, 2015 The USS Achey Sportsman  were ready to battle it out for their Coalcracker  40 feature event.  Brad Brightbill and Doug Hendricks would lead the field to the green flag and Brad Brightbill would take over the top spot.  It would not take Brightbill long before he was catching the tail end of the field and began to lap the cars.  Mike Mammana would chase Brightbill as they worked their…

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Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region Standings

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Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. South Region Standings Position Car No. Driver Bridgeport Big Diamond NES Delaware Georgetown Total 1 14W Ryan Watt 85 72 85 60 135 437 2 55 Anthony Perrego 62 85 90 54 125 416 3 71 David Van Horn Jr. 95 58 72 100 77 402 4 91/7 Rick Laubach 100 100 42 50 108 400 5 18 Jr. Billy Pauch Jr. 72 76 80 45 74 347 6 14s Craig Von Dohren 90 42 56 90 60 338 7 30 Jamie Mills 68 80 44 76 68 336…

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JACK RICH INC. COALCRACKER WEEKEND TO CLOSE OUT THE 2015 SEASON AT BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND WITH FRIDAY & SUNDAY RACES!

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] This Friday, September 5th the USS Achey Sportsman will run their final points event of the 2015 season in the Sportsman Coalcracker 40.  A quality field of drivers is expected for the $1,200 pay day.  With every position increased, green money has been increased to $120. Last week's big winner, Doug Hendricks leads the points over Tim Fitzpatrick and Mike Lisowski.  The 2015 Point Champion will be crowed in Victory Lane following the feature. The Savage 61 Roadrunners, and Slifko Fabrication Street Stocks will run their final points event of the 2015 season.  Terry Kramer looks to capture his first points title…

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Six Year Old Secret Propels Billy Pauch Jr.’s Late Season Streak

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"]  Six Year Old Secret Propels Billy Pauch Jr.'s Late Season Streak By: Pete MacDonald In this day and age dirt modified racing is all about having the freshest, lightest, newest and fastest piece you can bring to the race track. So they say... After winning his second NES 358 Modified feature of 2015 on August 15th, Pauch Jr. decided it was time for a change. After much success late in the 2014 season, Pauch and car owner Rick Holsten decided it was time to go back to what worked at this time of year last season which included…

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Billy Pauch Jr wins the Modified Points Championship, Laubach, Hendricks, Fayash, Bossinger, Glass and Daughtery earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway.

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Billy Pauch Jr wins the Modified Points Championship, Laubach, Hendricks, Fayash, Bossinger, Glass and Daughtery earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway. Minersville, PA August 28, 2015 Billy Pauch Jr had all the right moves and held off Duane Howard to earn the 2015 Lias Tire 358 Modifieds points championship.  Rick Laubach needed to win the race, but have Duane Howard and Pauch be unable to finish in order for him to be the champion, while Laubach was able to bring home the Victory, Pauch finished 4th and Howard 6th.  Pauch would win the championship by only…

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Harris, Fayash, Mammana and Bossinger earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway.

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Harris, Fayash, Mammana and Bossinger earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway. Minersville, PA August 21, 2015 Only three races remain at Big Diamond Speedway for the 2015 season.  The Modifieds are preparing for their final points event this coming week, where Billy Pauch Jr has a 24 point lead over Duane Howard.  Either one can take the championship this coming week as long, and while Rick Laubach is 256 points out of first place, he is not mathematically out of the equation.  If he would win the race and neither of the top 2 drivers could…

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