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Insigner Performance 358 Modifieds switching to gas at Big Diamond Speedway

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Insinger Performance 358 Modifieds switching to gas at Big Diamond Speedway Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com With 2020 season just around the corner, Big Diamond Speedway has made the decision to go gas only in the Insigner Performance 358 Modified division starting with their 2020 season opener on Friday night April 3rd. Promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley feel like this is the way the modified division is heading in the future and are trying to get a jump and lead the way. Going gas only will also allow the track to run their extra distance…

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$17,000 to the winner of the Jack Rich, Inc. Coalcracker 72 highlights final weekend of competition at Big Diamond Speedway in 2019.

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$17,000 to the winner of the Jack Rich, Inc. Coalcracker 72 highlights final weekend of competition at Big Diamond Speedway in 2019. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com A big weekend of racing is set to take place this Friday and Sunday at the Big Diamond Speedway culminating with the running of the Jack Rich, Inc. Coalcracker 72 on Sunday September 1st for the Insigner Performance Modifieds. This year’s end of the year spectacular will pay a whopping $17,000 to the winner making it the highest paying Coalcracker race ever run at the speedway. But before…

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Godown tops Howard for $5000 Prelude to the Coalcracker Victory at Big Diamond Speedway

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Godown tops Howard for $5000 Prelude to the Coalcracker Victory at Big Diamond Speedway Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Friday night’s “Prelude to the Coalcracker” 50-lap event for the Insinger Performance Modifieds was a battle of former track champions with Ryan Godown and Duane Howard going door to door for the better part of 30 laps as they battled it out for the big $5000 payday with Godown coming out on top to take the win. Pole sitter Kris Graver would lead the field to the green flag, but it would be second place starter…

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Prelude to the Coalcracker 50, $5000 to win highlights this Friday August 23rd at Big Diamond Speedway

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Prelude to the Coalcracker 50, $5000 to win highlights this Friday August 23rd at Big Diamond Speedway Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com With the season winding down, anticipation is high for the upcoming Jack Rich, Inc Coalcracker 72 on September 1st. This year’s signature event for the speedway will pay $17,000 to the winner which will be the biggest ever for the speedway. But first we have this week’s “Prelude to the Coalcracker” for the Insigner Performance Modifieds this Friday night. The annual race will be a 50-lap event with the winners receiving a nice…

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Rick Laubach returns to victory lane at Big Diamond Speedway.

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Rick Laubach returns to victory lane at Big Diamond Speedway. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com For Rick Laubach, visiting victory lane at Big Diamond Speedway used to be a fairly regular occurrence. The former track champion has always been a contender at the 4/10’s mile dirt oval. However, the wins have become few and far in between the past few years. In fact, Laubach’s last win at the speedway dates back to August 12, 2016 a little over three years ago. Friday at First Responder Night, Laubach returned to victory lane wheeling the Ryan Kerr…

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Ryan Godown rockets to Big Diamond Modified win, Fayash Memorial Sportsman race goes to invader Brad Brightbill

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Ryan Godown rockets to Big Diamond Modified win, Fayash Memorial Sportsman race goes to invader Brad Brightbill Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com The “Ringoes Rocket” Ryan Godown had enough of being fast every Friday night and not being able to get to the front quick enough to take the win. Friday night Godown was on a mission, the Ringoes, NJ driver went out and promptly won his heat and then went on to dominate the nights 25-lap main event for his second win of the season. The “Hook” Craig Whitmoyer would lead the Insigner Performance…

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Pauch Jr dominates Modified feature event at Big Diamond Speedway, Hendricks continues Sportsman dominance.

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Pauch Jr dominates Modified feature event at Big Diamond Speedway, Hendricks continues Sportsman dominance. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com After wheeling the Brietenstein No. 14 the past two week at Big Diamond, Billy Pauch Jr returned this Friday to the seat of his own No. 15 and promptly went out and put a whipping on the staunch Modified field to win the 25-lap Insinger Performance Modified feature event. After a rare DNF last Friday, Doug Hendricks returned to his winning ways to take the USS Achey Sportsman feature. Kris Ney was your winner of the…

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Big show on tap for Friday night July 26 at Big Diamond Speedway

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Big show on tap for Friday night July 26 at Big Diamond Speedway Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com The Insigner Performance Modifieds have been added to this Friday’s show at Big Diamond Speedway. The addition of the Modifieds will make this week’s show a huge show. Along with the always exciting 358 Modifieds will be the USS Achey Sportsman, Savage 61 Road Runners, Eash’s Towing & Recovery Street Stocks, Central PA Legends and the 600 Modifieds. First Responder Night and the Vintage Cars have been moved to August 16th. *The Road Runners and Street Stocks…

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Von Dohren wins fifth of the year at Big Diamond, Drevicki wins USAC Wingless feature

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Von Dohren wins fifth of the year at Big Diamond, Drevicki wins USAC Wingless feature Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com With extreme heat blanketing the Mid-Atlantic region, veteran driver Craig Von Dohren remained cool as he worked his way through the tough Big Diamond field to win his fifth Insinger Performance Modified feature of the season. Steve Drevicki won his second USAC Wingless feature of the season. Other Friday night winners were Dakota Kohler and Chris Holland Florida resident Todd Neiheiser brought the 24-car field of modifieds to the green flag and jumped out to the…

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Big Diamond Speedway presents “Ladies Night” this Friday July 12th. Street Stocks to race a 40-lap feature, paying $2000 to win.

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Big Diamond Speedway presents “Ladies Night” this Friday July 12th. Street Stocks to race a 40-lap feature, paying $2000 to win. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com This Friday at the dirt track nestled up in “God’s Country” otherwise known as the Big Diamond Speedway it will be Ladies night. All ladies wearing pink will receive $2 off of the price of general admission. The Eash’s Towing and Recovery Street Stocks will take center stage Friday night taking part in 40-lap main event paying $2000 to the winner. The Street Stock division has…

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Von Dohren wins the George Stevenson Memorial race for his third win of the season at Big Diamond

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Von Dohren wins the George Stevenson Memorial race for his third win of the season at Big Diamond Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Fighting the weather throughout the day, Big Diamond Speedway was able to get in one of their biggest nights of the season as the track presented the annual George Stevenson Memorial race as part of B & H Landscaping night. With $5000 going to the winner of the 50 lap race for the Insinger Performance Modifieds, you knew Craig Von Dohren would be on his game looking to cash…

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Big Diamond Speedway presents the George/Georgie Stevenson Memorial Friday July 5th, 50 Laps, $5000 to win for the Modifieds

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Big Diamond Speedway presents the George/Georgie Stevenson Memorial Friday July 5th, 50 Laps, $5000 to win for the Modifieds Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com This Friday night July 5th, the Big Diamond Speedway presents one of its most prestigious events with the running of the annual George/Georgie Stevenson Memorial race for the Insigner Performance modifieds as part of B & H Landscaping Night. The first Georgie Stevenson Memorial event was contested at the speedway in 1980. Georgie Stevenson was a young and avid Big Diamond fan, who supported the track along with his family every…

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Duane Howard wins first of the year at Big Diamond Speedway, Hendricks win his fourth Sportsman feature.

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Duane Howard wins first of the year at Big Diamond Speedway, Hendricks win his fourth Sportsman feature. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Duane Howard and the Norm Hansell No. 357 team have struggled so far in 2019 at the Big Diamond Speedway. The team has showed speed this season, but a run of bad luck has prevented the team from visiting victory lane. Friday night the team put it all together to win on Dave Kamp Memorial Night and take home the $4000 first place prize. Justin Grim and Jeff Strunk brought…

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Extra CASH on the line this Friday June 28th at Big Diamond Speedway as part of the Dave Kamp Memorial along with No Sweat Service Group night

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Extra CASH on the line this Friday June 28th at Big Diamond Speedway as part of the Dave Kamp Memorial along with No Sweat Service Group night Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com It will be “No Sweat Service Group” night this Friday at the speedway with all divisions racing for extra cash as part of the Dave Kamp Memorial. The Insigner Performance modifieds will run under their handicapping system for the first time this week with the winner of the 25-lap main event taking home a cool $4000. The extra money is not limited to…

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Pauch Jr returns to victory lane at Big Diamond. Chad Layton win URC feature.

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Billy Pauch Jr returns to victory lane at Big Diamond. Chad Layton win URC feature. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com For Billy Pauch Jr, the struggle was real. Pauch has not been on his game all year at Big Diamond Speedway but Friday night Pauch found the combination he needed to return to victory lane In the 25-lap main event for the Insigner Performance 358 Modifieds. With the starting lineup being determined by a draw before handicapping starts next week, Pauch found himself on the pole for the 25-lap main event. Pauch…

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URC Sprints and 358 Modifieds headline the Friday June 21st action at Big Diamond Speedway on Red White & Blue Auto’s night.

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URC Sprints and 358 Modifieds headline the Friday June 21st action at Big Diamond Speedway on Red White & Blue Auto’s night. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com The might winged warriors of the United Racing Club will make the second and final appearance of 2019 this Friday June 21st at the speedway as part of Red, White & Blue Auto’s night. The last time the high flying 360 ci sprint cars made their way onto the speedway it was Austin Bishop taking the checkered flag in a very competitive feature event. After a few weeks…

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Ryan Godown rides “Topless” to $5,000 victory at Big Diamond Speedway. Brandon Edgar and Shon Elk also find victory lane.

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Ryan Godown rides “Topless” to $5,000 victory at Big Diamond Speedway. Brandon Edgar and Shon Elk also find victory lane. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com After the huge disappointment last season when Craig Von Dohren passed leader Ryan Godown on a late race restart to win the Topless feature event, the Ringoes, NJ driver was more determined than ever to not let that happen again this year. Godown was on a mission Friday night and when it was all over it was the “Ringoes Rocket” standing in victory lane holding the big $5000 check. The…

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Modifieds going topless on Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway in 40-lap, $5000 to win feature event.

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Modifieds going topless on Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway in 40-lap, $5000 to win feature event. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com After successful inaugural event in 2018, the Modifieds will once again go topless this Friday night June 14th at the Big Diamond Speedway in a $5000 to win 40-lap main event as part of Savage 61 night. The Insigner Performance Modifieds will race with no roofs, no windows or posts giving the fans a chance to see their heroes twisting the wheel as they maneuver around the smooth dirt track oval. Last year’s…

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Timmy Buckwalter wins USAC Wingless 360 feature at Big Diamond, Hendricks makes it three in a row in the Sportsman ranks.

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Timmy Buckwalter wins USAC Wingless 360 feature at Big Diamond, Hendricks makes it three in a row in the Sportsman ranks. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com With picture perfect weather adorning the speedway highlighted by a stunning sunset, the action was just as good on the track Friday night at the Big Diamond Speedway. With the Insigner Performance modifieds given the night off, the spotlight on the night was the USAC Wingless 360 sprints. Another good field of sprinters were on hand Friday night with Tim Buckwalter taking home the win. Chandler Leiby took the…

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USAC Wingless Sprints set to invade Big Diamond Speedway on Friday June 7th

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USAC Wingless Sprints set to invade Big Diamond Speedway on Friday June 7th Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com For the second time in 2019 the Northeast USAC Wingless Sprint cars will head to Big Diamond Speedway this Friday June 7th as part of Kid’s Night. Friday’s appearance will the second of three scheduled events at the speedway for the popular traveling series. The club’s last visit produced a strong field of the wingless sprint cars with Steve Drevicki taking the win. Kid’s Night will be the main focus of the speedway on…

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From 21st, Matt Sheppard Roars to ‘Anthracite Assault’ Victory Tuesday at Big Diamond Speedway; Nathan Brinker Crate 602 Sportsman Star

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From 21st, Matt Sheppard Roars to ‘Anthracite Assault’ Victory Tuesday at Big Diamond Speedway; Nathan Brinker Crate 602 Sportsman Star Story By: Chris Moore/SSTS Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com MINERSVILLE, PA – Drawing 75 of 75 available numbers for his heat race. Starting 21st in the feature. None of the above deterred ‘Super Matt’ at Big Diamond Speedway Tuesday night. Matt Sheppard of Savannah, N.Y., parlayed an 11th-row starting position in the 50-lap ‘Anthracite Assault’ to a $5,000 victory in the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Civil War’ at the Schuylkill County track. The event…

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Von Dohren wins a thriller over Gular to collect the $10,000 first place prize in the “Money in the Mountains”

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Craig Von Dohren wins a thriller over Mike Gular to collect the $10,000 first place prize in the “Money in the Mountains” race at Big Diamond Speedway Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com The 7th annual “Money in the Mountains” race at Big Diamond Speedway turned into an instant classic which will be talked about all season. With $10,000 on the line to the winner of the 50-lap race it was sure to bring out the best of the drivers’ capabilities. When the dust settled, and the checkered flag flew it was Craig Von Dohren standing…

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Fire Management and Control of Pennsylvania, Inc presents the $10,000 to win “Money in the Mountains” race Friday May 31st at Big Diamond Speedway

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Fire Management and Control of Pennsylvania, Inc presents the $10,000 to win “Money in the Mountains” race Friday May 31st at Big Diamond Speedway Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Fire Management and Control of Pennsylvania, Inc has signed on as the presenting sponsor for this year’s “Money in the Mountains” race scheduled to take place Friday May 31st 19th at the Big Diamond Speedway. The company is owned by Walter Yankowski and the Yankowski family and has been part of the racing scene for many years. The company was founded in 1998…

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Big Diamond Modified Season Opener won by Craig Von Dohren, Austin Bishop wins URC. Hendricks, Geeseman and Chris Holland also victorious

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Big Diamond Modified Season Opener won by Craig Von Dohren, Austin Bishop wins URC. Hendricks, Geeseman and Chris Holland also victorious Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com Craig Von Dohren used patience as he grabbed the lead from a strong running Andy Burkhardt on lap 19 to go on and win the 25-lap Insigner Performance Modified feature last night at the Big Diamond Speedway. Burkhardt and New Egypt invader Danny Bouc brought the field down to starter Jeff Merkel’s green flag to start the 2019 season for the Insigner Performance 358 Modifieds. Burkhardt shot out to…

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Insinger Performance Modifieds set to make 2019 season debut this Friday, May 24th at Big Diamond Speedway.

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Insinger Performance Modifieds set to make 2019 season debut this Friday, May 24th at Big Diamond Speedway. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com After finally getting a race under our belts last Friday, the track would like to say thank you to all of our race teams, fans, workers and sponsors for all of their help and patience with this unseasonably wet weather which has caused the track to miss a month of our season already. This Friday night May 24th, the Insinger Performance 358 Modifieds will make their first appearance of 2019 as part of…

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Steve Drevicki wins the USAC Wingless Sprint feature at Big Diamond Speedway. Wayne Witmer victorious in Sportsman feature.

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Steve Drevicki wins the USAC Wingless Sprint feature at Big Diamond Speedway. Wayne Witmer victorious in Sportsman feature. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com After five weeks of cancellations Big Diamond Speedway was finally able to get a full night of racing in the books on Eash’s Towing and Recovery/Youth Group night. Once again though Mother Nature tried to derail the night’s activities when a hard rain hit the speedway around an hour or so before the racing was to begin. But the track persevered and continues on with the night’s racing and the large crowd…

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DREVICKI GRABS SECOND USAC EAST COAST SPRINT WIN OF SEASON AT BIG DIAMOND

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DREVICKI GRABS SECOND USAC EAST COAST SPRINT WIN OF SEASON AT BIG DIAMOND Story By: Jenna Shotz/USAC EC Photo By: Steve Koletar After fighting off an evening thunderstorm, a stellar field of 31 Rapid Tire USAC East Coast 360 Sprint Cars jammed the pit area at the Big Diamond Speedway for a fantastic night of open wheel racing. Following the top eight redraw, Timmy Buckwalter in his new Gallagher 5g ride, and sprint car rookie Tyler Brehm would share the front row of the talented 20 car feature field and lead them to green. Buckwalter would quickly jump out to…

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EAST COAST SPRINT DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND HITS BIG DIAMOND, GRANDVIEW

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EAST COAST SPRINT DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND HITS BIG DIAMOND, GRANDVIEW Story By: Jenna Shotz/USAC EC Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Speedway, Indiana (May 16, 2019)………The USAC Rapid Tire East Coast Sprint Cars' Pennsylvania doubleheader weekend begins Friday, May 17, with the first of three visits this season to Big Diamond Speedway, then follow up it a night later with their lone visit of the season to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Ringoes, New Jersey's Ryan Godown and Mary D, Pennsylvania's Joey Biasi captured the two Big Diamond visits a year ago in Pottsville, Pa. Saturday marks the first-ever visit for the…

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Big Diamond Speedway Posts Updated May Schedule

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Big Diamond Speedway Posts Updated May Schedule Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photo By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com Just like almost every other speedway in the northeast that runs on Friday nights, Big Diamond Speedway has once again been forced to update their weekly schedule for the month of May due to the excessive amount of rain the area has received the past few weeks. Starting with this Friday night May 17th, it will be Youth Group Night as well as Eash’s Towing & Recovery Night as the mighty USAC Wingless Sprint Cars make their first of three visits to the…

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Rain Forces Big Diamond Speedway To Once Again Reschedule Their 2019 Season Opener For This Friday

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Rain forces Big Diamond Speedway to once again reschedule their 2019 season opener for this Friday, May 10th.Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com Once again last Friday the weather refused to cooperate with Big Diamond Speedway allowing the 2019 to get underway. Arriving at the track last Friday, bright sunshine covered the area. However, the sunshine quickly turned to clouds just as race time approached with rain following shortly thereafter. With a great field of 32 modiieds on hand along with 25 sportsman, the track was forced to postpone the nights racing after the completion of…

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Rain Forces Big Diamond Speedway To Release Updated Schedule For May

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Rain Forces Big Diamond Speedway To Release Updated Schedule For May Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photo By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com We’ll since the weather refuses to cooperate and allow Big Diamond Speedway to get their season underway, the track has been forced to realign it’s 2019 May schedule. With the track opener being rained out for the third consecutive week. The speedway will once again try and get the current season underway this Friday May 3rd. It will Schaeffer’s Motorsports night with the Insinger Performance 358 Modifieds running a 30-lap main event with $4,000 going to winner. The USS…

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Big Diamond Speedway season opener now set for Friday night April 26th. Rain date for opener scheduled for Sunday April 28th.

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Big Diamond Speedway season opener now set for Friday night April 26th. Rain date for opener scheduled for Sunday April 28th. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Trying hard to get the track’s season opener in the books, Big Diamond Speedway has made the decision to use this Sunday April 28th as a rain date in case Mother Nature decides not to play nice again this Friday. If Friday night is rained out the complete program scheduled for this week will take place on Sunday as part of Schaeffer’s Motorsports night. The Insinger…

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Big Diamond Season Opener pushed back to Friday April 26th due to rain. “Money in the Mountains” now set for Friday night May 3rd.

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Big Diamond Season Opener pushed back to Friday April 26th due to rain. “Money in the Mountains” now set for Friday night May 3rd. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com Big Diamond Speedway season opener take three! Different Friday, same result. Persistent April rainy weather has once again forced Big Diamond to reschedule their 2019 season opener to this Friday April 26th. Wanting to get a week of racing under their belts with the new track surface, owners/promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley have pushed back the $10,000 to win “Money in the Mountains” race to Friday…

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Big Diamond Speedway set for 48th season opener on Friday April, 12th as part of Schaeffer’s Motorsports Night

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Big Diamond Speedway set for 48th season opener on Friday April, 12th as part of Schaeffer’s Motorsports Night Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com This Friday night April 12th will be go time at the Big Diamond Speedway as the track nestled up God’s country will swing open the gates as they begin their 2019 season with some extra cash on the line for both the Insinger Performance 358 Modifieds and the USS Achey Sportsman. It will be the 48th season of operation for the speedway and it promises to be the most…

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Successful first practice for Big Diamond Speedway, This Friday’s scheduled practice moved to Sunday April 7th.

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Successful first practice for Big Diamond Speedway, This Friday’s scheduled practice moved to Sunday April 7th. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Racers from all divisions took part in a very successful practice session last Sunday at the Big Diamond Speedway. It was a chance for teams and drivers to get some much-needed track time on the new clay surface that was put down over the winter. From all reports the track held up well and drivers were very pleased with the new Clay. Returning to race Friday’s at Big Diamond on a…

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All Systems Go For Two Days Of Practice At Big Diamond Speedway.

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All Systems Go For Two Days Of Practice At Big Diamond Speedway. Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com This Sunday March 31st Big Diamond Speedway will swing open the gates for the first time in 2019 for two big days of practice. It will be the first-time teams; drivers and the fans will have a chance see and to get a feel for the new dirt surface that was laid down on the Speedway over the winter months with the first of two scheduled practice dates set to take place. Sunday’s practice session…

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Expanding roster of 358 Modified drivers expected to call Big Diamond Speedway home in 2019

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Expanding roster of 358 Modified drivers expected to call Big Diamond Speedway home in 2019 Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com The 2019 small block modified season at the Big Diamond Speedway is shaping up to be one for the history books. Promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley have laid out a schedule for the mighty modifieds that is jam packed with many high paying events highlighted by the $10,000 to win “Money in the Mountains” small block/big block race scheduled for Friday night April 19th and the annual season ending Coalcracker race this…

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New surface, additional lighting and big money highlight 2019 season at Big Diamond Speedway

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New surface, additional lighting and big money highlight 2019 season at Big Diamond Speedway   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Kirsten Snyder/RacersGuide.com 2019 is shaping up to be a record-breaking season at the Big Diamond Speedway. It will only be a few short months before we hear the roar of the engines to start up the new season. When the teams unload for the new season, they will notice some changes to the dirt oval nestled up in “God’s Country”. Promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley have added additional lighting in turns three and four…

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Big Diamond Speedway set to make presence at 2019 Motorsports show this weekend in Oaks, PA

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Big Diamond Speedway set to make presence at 2019 Motorsports show this weekend in Oaks, PA Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com The 2019 Pioneer Pole Buildings fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels Motorsports Expo is upon us and Big Diamond Speedway along with promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley will be in attendance set to promote their upcoming 2019 race season which will be an active and historic one for the dirt track nestled up in God’s country. The speedway is set to get underway this season on Friday night April 12th with a $4000 to win…

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$4000 to win 48th Season Opener on Friday, April 12th , $10,000 to win “Money in the Mountains” on Friday April 19th to highlight early season action at the Big Diamond

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$4000 to win 48th Season Opener on Friday, April 12th , $10,000 to win “Money in the Mountains” on Friday April 19th to highlight early season action at the Big Diamond Speedway. New surface and lighting to greet racers and fans.   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com With the 2019 racing season right around the corner, Big Diamond Speedway owner and promoter is in the Christmas spirit early offering up some big money for the season opener along with the annual “Money in the Mountains” race next April. A couple of early…

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Big Diamond Speedway presents 2019 Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

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Big Diamond Speedway presents 2019 Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway   Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Syder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Big Diamond Speedway promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley would like to pay their blessings forward once again this Thanksgiving season with their 6th annual turkey giveaway. All you need to do is send an email to smulleyracing@gmail.com and briefly describe how this gesture would help you or someone you know this holiday season. Once again, Jake and Jasmine would like to acknowledge those who contributed to making Big Diamond Speedway a success. We look forward to a great…

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Big Diamond Speedway 2019 Season Passes, Reserved Seating, Pit Parking, and Pit Licenses now available!

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Big Diamond Speedway 2019 Season Passes, Reserved Seating, Pit Parking, and Pit Licenses now available! Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Minersville, PA - If you need that perfect gift for a special race fan this Christmas, a 2019 Big Diamond Speedway season pass is the ultimate gift that will literally keep on giving! Not only will the season pass holder receive free admission into EVERY race of 2019, we will also include a reserved seat for every event on the 2019 schedule! The 2019 season will kick off with two free-to-the-public practice…

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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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