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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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BACK TO SCHOOL BONUS: BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY TO GIVE OUT DIAMOND DOLLARS FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING!

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  [xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] It's that time of year again - the expense of sending your kids back-to school looms ahead! In these hard economic times, Big Diamond owners/promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley want to help their loyal race fans by giving out 10, $50 Visa Gift Cards to help our Big Diamond kids with back-to-school clothes and supplies! Beginning with the August 21st racing event, all school age children ages 3-14 interested in the contest MUST fill out the age appropriate entry form and put it in the correct contest box to be eligible for a $50 Visa Gift Card. …

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Godown, Holland, Fulper and Bossinger earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway.

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Godown, Holland, Fulper and Bossinger earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway. Minersville, PA August 14, 2015 The 358 Lais Tire Modified drivers were ready to tune their cars for the big Jack Rich Inc. Coal Cracker 72 that is coming up in a few weeks at Big Diamond Speedway and were joined by the USS Achey Sportsman, Savage 61 Roadrunners and the Slifko Fabrications Street Stocks.  The fans were ready to see some of the “invaders”  that came out to the track for the $4,000 to win 30 lap feature event for the Lias Tire 358…

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Racing heats up this Friday, August 14th for the 3rd annual Prelude to the Coalcracker.

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Racing heats up this Friday, August 14th for the 3rd annual Prelude to the Coalcracker. The Lias Tire Modifieds will have the chance to dial their cars in for the Jack Rich Inc. Coalcracker 72, which takes place on Sunday, September 6th.  The Prelude to the Coalcracker 30 lap feature event pays an awesome $4,000 to win and $400 to take the green flag.  The Prelude will be an open draw event to all Modifieds who are signed in.  150 show up points will be awarded to those who are racing.  After two weeks off the USS Achey Sportsman make their return…

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Laubach, Hitlzer and Tim Fitzpatrick Jr. earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway.

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Laubach, Hitlzer and Tim Fitzpatrick Jr. earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway.   Minersville, PA August 7, 2015    The fans packed the track Friday night, enjoying the free grandstand entry for the third annual FANdemonium event.  Jake and Jasmine Smulley opened up the main gates for free and offered the fans a great night of racing featuring the Lias Tire 358 Modifies, Savage 61 Roadrunners and the Excel 600 Modifieds.  They even brought the fans down on the track prior to the start of the Modified Feature event and gave the fans to meet the drivers and…

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Albert, Fayash, Somer and Wink earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway.

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Albert, Fayash, Somer and Wink earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway. Minersville, PA July 31, 2015 The  Lias Tire 358 Modified division were ready for action Friday evening.  Heath Metzler would start on the pole along side of Scott Albert and Albert was ready to go after his first win of the season and quickly jumped out to the top spot.  Justin Grim would be hot on his heals trying his best to get into the lead position, but on lap 6 he pulled off suddenly when the transmission failed.  That relinquished the runner up spot to Colt…

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DeSantis, Lilick, Fitpatrick, Gordon Sites and Reichert earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway.

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DeSantis, Lilick, Fitpatrick, Gordon Sites and Reichert earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway. Minersville, PA July 24, 2015 The youth were treated to a special coloring contest Friday evening at Big Diamond Speedway courtesy of Kevin Beach and the Beach racing teams.  The children were given coloring sheets and crayons when they entered the track as well as a treat bag and they quickly went to work making beautiful creations to try to win a brand new bicycle.  The Beach Racing Team had a tough decision to make from all of the wonderful entires, but in the Boys…

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Big Diamond Point Standings 7/12/15

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] Lias Tire 358 Modified Points Standings as of 7/10/15 1 BILLY PAUCH JR 2957 2 DUANE HOWARD 2843 3 RICK LAUBACH 2624 4 JOHN WILLMAN 2387 5 KEVIN BEACH JR 2296 6 RAY SWINERHART 2199 7 JUSTIN GRIM 2171 8 SHAWN FITZPATRICK 2170 9 CRAIG VONDOHREN 2169 10 COLT HARRIS 2150 11 MEME DESANTIS 2109 12 JARED UMBENHAUER 2003 13 SCOTT ALBERT 1936 14 KYLE FOLLWEILER 1859 15 ANDY BURKHART 1741 16 HEATH METZGER 1702 17 BOBBY GUNTHER WALSH 1106 18 MARIO DINATALE 1095 19 PAUL MOYER 1041 20 JOE MOONEY 945 21 JEFF STRUNK 702 22 RYAN…

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VonDohren, Follweiler, Brennan and Geesaman earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway.

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VonDohren, Follweiler, Brennan and Geesaman earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway. Minersville, PA July 3, 2015 The  Lias Tire 358 Modified division ran their make up feature from the June 12th rainout event that was stopped on lap 4 when Mother Nature was not cooperative and hit the area with a thunderstorm.  Craig VonDohren would bring the field to the restart along side of Justin Grim.  VonDohren would jump out into the top spot  and would have his hands full holding off Billy Pauch Jr. for the remainder of the event.  VonDohren would go on to win the…

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Bill Pauch Jr wins the Georgie Stevenson Memorial, Holland, Mammana and Hitzler earn victories Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway.

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] The  Lias Tire 358 Modified Feature event, which was sponsored by B & H Landscaping,  honored both the memory and contributions of George Stevenson, who dedicate much of his time raising funds for sick and dying children in memory of his own son, Georgie, who had passed away.  There were 33 cars vying for one of the 26 starting spots for the race that was paying $4000 to win and $300 to take the green.  Colt Harris would be the early race leader, but by lap 3 it was Meme DeSantis showing the way.  The caution would come…

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Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region Point Standings

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*After Thunder Mountain, June 29 [xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] Position Car No. Driver OCFS Big D Accord Thunder Total 1 44 Stewart Friesen 100 95 40 95 330 2 27J Danny Johnson 90 54 85 90 319 3 55 Anthony Perrego 65 85 80 85 315 4 3 Tommy Meier 85 56 95 50 286 5 97 Jerry Higbie Jr. 95 40 72 40 247 6 91 Rick Laubach 40 100 48 52 240 7 44R/76R Mike Ricci 76 25 68 68 237 8 34 Andy Bachetti 62 68 60 45 235 9 6X Jackie Brown Jr. 46 40 100 48 234…

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Tim Fitzpatrick, Kramer, TJ Fitpatrick, Andrew Fayash III are the Crazy 8 Roadrunner winners, Hendricks, Kressley and Laubach all visit Victory Lane Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway

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Minersville, PA June 26, 2015 The  Lias Tire 358 Modified Feature sported Justin Grim and Colt Harris on the front row for the start of their 25 lap feature event.  Grim would take the early lead, followed by Harris.  Grim would begin a dominating run as he pulled away from the rest of the pack.  Behind him the battle between Craig VonDohren, Rick Laubach and Duane Howard began to heat up as the three drivers would be battling not only amongst themselves but working on gaining ground on the leader.   Lap 18 would be when Laubach would pull around Grim…

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Tim Fitzpatrick, Kramer, TJ Fitpatrick, Andrew Fayash III are the Crazy 8 Roadrunner winners, Hendricks, Kressley and Laubach all visit Victory Lane Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] Minersville, PA June 26, 2015 The  Lias Tire 358 Modified Feature sported Justin Grim and Colt Harris on the front row for the start of their 25 lap feature event.  Grim would take the early lead, followed by Harris.  Grim would begin a dominating run as he pulled away from the rest of the pack.  Behind him the battle between Craig VonDohren, Rick Laubach and Duane Howard began to heat up as the three drivers would be battling not only amongst themselves but working on gaining ground on the leader.   Lap 18 would be when Laubach would…

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7 Features This Friday at Big Diamond Speedway For Blyth Cleaning Services Night.

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Blyth’s Cleaning Services, the areas most popular and reliable cleaning company for residential and commercial buildings is proud to sponsor this Friday's event. The night will feature the Lias Tire Modifieds, USS Achey Sportsman and Savage 61 Roadrunners. The Sportsman will be pulling double duty as they will run their make up feature event from June 12 as well as a full regular night of racing. The Roadrunners will take center stage as they run their fan favorite Crazy 8's. The class will run four 8 lap features that evening, and it is an event that is always exciting as…

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Big Diamond Honors our American Heroes

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Big Diamond Speedway will continue to honor members of our Military in two ways. Not only do ACTIVE military members receive FREE admission into every race, but beginning this Friday, June 26, all Veterans of our military who have military ID, will receive a FREE meal ticket at each race. Veterans will need an official military ID to receive their meal ticket, which is good for one hot dog, one slice of pizza AND one drink. The Veteran Meal Ticket will be given to them when they purchase their admission tickets as long as proper ID is provided. Friday, JUNE 26 …

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Andy Fayash III scores his first Roadrunner win, Kost, Weller and Laubach all visit Victory Lane Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway.

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Andy Fayash III scores his first Roadrunner win, Kost, Weller and Laubach all visit Victory Lane Friday Evening at Big Diamond Speedway. Minersville, PA June 19, 2015 The URC 360 Sprint cars made a stop at the Big Diamond Speedway Friday evening and put on a great show for the large crowd that was in attendance on this beautiful evening for racing. The field was led to the green for their 25 lap feature event by Joe Trenca and Justin Barger. Trenca would set the early pace, but then Josh Weller would take over the top spot on the second…

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Weller Returns to Victory Lane as the United Racing Club Returns to Big Diamond

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Weller Returns to Victory Lane as the United Racing Club Returns to Big Diamond Friday night's $1,500 victory couldn't have come at a better time for Josh Weller and the 25 Eldreth Trucking team. Weller gained valuable points on 2014 URC Champion Davie Franek and 8 Time URC Champion Curt Michael. Not to mention Saturday nights National Open for 360 Sprints at Selinsgrove Speedway is one of biggest paydays of the year. A field of 24 cars entered the pits of Big Diamond for their Friday night show. Two New York invaders came down as Joe Trenca from Clay New…

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Upcoming Events at Big Diamond Speedway

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This Friday night, the United Racing Club 360 Sprints will make its only appearance at Big Diamond Speedway along with the Lias Tire 358 Modifies, and the Savage 61 Roadrunners.  The Roadrunners will be running two feature events this week, as they will be making up their rained out event from June 12. The URC Sprint qualifying will be in the form of heats and the feature will start  20 cars.  This will be their 8th stop on the 2015 schedule and currently Curt Michael and Mark Smith are tied with 3 wins each in the series and the reigning…

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