Mahoning Valley Speedway

Mahoning Valley Speedway 2018 Opener set for April 7

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Mahoning Valley Speedway 2018 Opener set for April 7 Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 12-10-17) Mahoning Valley Speedway is excited to announce that Opening Day 2018 is set for Saturday, April 7, which follows four Test and Tune days on March 17-18-24-31. Now under new management led by promoter Jack Carlino, he and his organizational staff have been busy preparing the upcoming season schedule while also working on a host of other new items and promotions. The weekly action will once again consist of Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Late Model champion Mike Sweeney is once again Northeast region’s top class winner

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Late Model champion Mike Sweeney is once again Northeast region’s top class winner Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com It’s almost becoming second nature for Nesquehoning’s Mike Sweeney, who, for the third consecutive year, has been the leader in asphalt Late Model wins. According to the annual compiling of the Top Northeast Winners list by Area Auto Racing News, Sweeney’s 10 feature victories put him at the pinnacle of his respective class for 2017. It is a feat that he repeated from last season and in 2015 was tied for number one. “It’s definitely…

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Boehm Boys dominate Mahoning Valley Speedway Enduros to close out season

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Boehm Boys dominate Mahoning Valley Speedway Enduros to close out season Story & Photo By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway LEHIGHTON, PA. 11-5-17 -  Mahoning Valley Speedway closed out the 2017 season on Sunday afternoon with a program of Enduros and Demo Derbies. Considering the wet and damp conditions, the Enduros proved quite entertaining to say the least while in typical Demo fashion it was a slam bang affair of metal mashing and mudslinging. There were three Enduros run, a Big Car, Small Car and Jr. Car class but amazingly the same vehicle won each feature. Brothers Jacob and Cody Boehm…

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Mahoning Valley Closes Out 2017 Season With Sunday, November 5 Show

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Mahoning Valley closes out 2017 season with Sunday, November 5 show…Demo Derby, Enduro, Champ Karts, All-Star Slingshots and Micro Stocks Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com Mahoning Valley Speedway will close out the 2017 season this coming Sunday, November 5 with a program of Enduros, Demos, Karts and Slingshots. Scheduled for the 2:00 pm start will be a Big/Small/Jr. Enduro features. Additional feature events will be Champ Karts, All-Star Slingshots and Micro Stocks. A big Car and Small Car Demo Derby will take place in the infield. If 20 or more cars are entered in each Demo Derby they will…

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Jones wins thrilling Octoberfast Mahoning Modified 200

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Bobby Jones wins thrilling Octoberfast Mahoning Modified 200…3-wide last lap run to checkers worth $6000 Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 10-28-17) Mahoning Valley Speedway’s Octoberfast 2017 will be an event long talked about as the 200 lap feature went right down to the wire in an electrifying finish. Bobby Jones won in a three-wide battle to the checkers and nipped Gene Bowers by just .007-seconds with Zane Zeiner right there as well. There was much anticipation in the lead up to the race, being the longest distance in track history for the headline…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway’s 2017 Octoberfast Weekend Is Upon Us

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Mahoning Valley Speedway’s 2017 Octoberfast weekend is this Saturday and Sunday Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 10-24-17) Mahoning Valley Speedway, the little ¼-mile oval is thinking big. Big as in Octoberfast 2017, which will be the biggest feature race day in track history. It will be the biggest payday and the biggest race distance ever for the headline Modifieds as they will run in a 200-lap feature with the winner netting $6000. Second place will earn $3000 and third takes $2000. Just taking the green in the 22 car field will get you…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway will close out 2017 Octoberfast weekend, October 28-29

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Mahoning Valley Speedway will close out 2017 Octoberfast weekend, October 28-29 Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 10-17-17) Mahoning Valley Speedway’s regular point season came to a close this past Saturday evening but there still remains one more show to run, the annual Octoberfast. Taking place on Saturday, October 28, this event will go down in track history as the Modifieds will race for 200 laps and $6000-to-win. The distance and payout are both record amounts for the paved ¼-mile oval. For the 200 the Modified teams will be allotted six American Racer tires.…

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Brian DeFebo wins hotly contested Modified battle over Kris Graver

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Brian DeFebo wins hotly contested Modified battle over Kris Graver…takes point lead with one race to go Story By: DINO OBERTO/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 10-7-17) Mahoning Valley Speedway is known for close racing and thrilling outcomes and Saturday night’s Modified feature entailed all of that and more. In a race that had huge point championship implications on the line between Kris Graver and Brian DeFebo, the top two heading into the evening, the outcome was one that will be remembered for a long time as the pair dueled in a gun-slinging showdown on the final…

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Point battles heating up at Mahoning Valley Speedway

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Street Stocks to contend in 75-lapper…Point battles heating up at Mahoning Valley Speedway Story y: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 10-4-17) This coming Saturday. October 7 at Mahoning Valley Speedway there all six regular track classes, which includes Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks will be in action. The Street Stocks will be running in a 75-lap/$900 main. The feature had originally been scheduled to take place on September 2 but rain postponed it until this coming Saturday. This weekend’s racing will also be the next to last point…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Begins Preparations for Octoberfast 2017

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Mahoning Valley Speedway begins preparations for Octoberfast 2017…Modifieds to run $6000-to-win/200 lap feature. Late Models, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks and Vintage Stock Cars also on docket Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 10-2-17) Mahoning Valley Speedway’s annual marquee event, the season ending Octoberfast, is now in the planning stages of what will be the biggest race show ever conducted at the Lehighton paved ¼-mile oval. In last year’s Octoberfast the track touted its biggest race ever with a 150-lap/$5000-to-win event for the Modifieds which was won by hometown favorite Kyle Strohl. The race was…

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Todd Bear, Lou Strohl Capture Thrilling Twin 50 Modified Features

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Todd Bear, Lou Strohl Capture Thrilling Twin 50 Modified Features Story By: DINO OBERTO/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 9-30-17) The Modified Twin-50’s at Mahoning Valley Speedway saw plenty of intense close action and a pair of crafty veterans claim victories as Todd Bair and Lou Strohl drove to convincing wins. For Strohl, it was a banner night as he had led the brunt of laps in the first feature and was a solid second to Baer while in the follow-up race he was stronger yet. He led the final 18 laps and at most times by…

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Modified Twin-50s highlight this Saturday’s action at Mahoning Valley

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Modified Twin-50s highlight this Saturday’s action at Mahoning Valley Speedway Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 9-25-17) Mahoning Valley Speedway will in action his coming Saturday evening, September 30 with a pair of 50-lap Modified features highlighting the line-up of stock car racing at the paved Lehighton ¼-mile oval. Each Modified feature will pay $1250 to win. The pair of races will also play a key role for several drivers looking to muster important championship points. Both mains will award regular points and while several individuals will be looking to garner as many markers…

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Modified drivers look to cash in on Bill Teel Memorial Four-16s paying $1116 to win each this Saturday at Mahoning Valley

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Modified drivers look to cash in on Bill Teel Memorial Four-16s paying $1116 to win each this Saturday at Mahoning Valley Speedway Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 9-12-17) When family and friends of the late Bill Teel approached the management of Mahoning Valley Speedway to hold a special memorial event in his name, there was no hesitant in giving the green light. Teel was not just a great champion and representative of the speedway, he was a friend to all who knew him. The Bill Teel Memorial, which is this coming Saturday, September…

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Modified Twin 35s + Pro 4 40 makes for action packed Mahoning Valley Speedway night of racing this Saturday

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Modified Twin 35s + Pro 4 40 makes for action packed Mahoning Valley Speedway night of racing this coming Saturday Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 9-4-17) Coming up this Saturday evening, September 9 at Lehighton’s Mahoning Valley Speedway will be a plentiful share of stock car racing as the Modifieds will partake in a pair of 35-lap features plus the Pro 4 class will battle for 40 laps and regular events for the Late Models, Street Stock, Dirt Mods and Hobby Stocks are slated as well. Race time is 6:00 pm. The addition…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Readies for Three Busy Weeks of Racing

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Mahoning Valley Speedway readies for three busy weeks of racing…Street Stocks battle for $900 top prize in 75-lap feature this coming Saturday + Aug. 19 Hobby Stock make-up added; Twin Modified features set for Sept 9 along with Pro 4 40; Over $5000 to be divvied out for September 16 Bill Teel Memorial Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 8-28-17) As the month of September begins so too does a busy trio of Saturday night’s at Mahoning Valley Speedway. This coming Saturday, September 2, race fans are in for a great serving of stock…

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Eric Beers scores 100th career win at MVS

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Eric Beers scores 100th career win; Lorin Arthofer II picks up Late Model 50 laurels Story By: DINO OBERTO/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 8-26-17) Eric Beers scored a milestone victory on Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway as the “Master of Faster” recorded his 100th overall career win. Starting ninth on the grid, Beers was running second to Kevin Graver Jr., by lap 15. The next time around the DeLange Racing No. 45 was in charge of the pack and proceeded to cruise to the Winner’s Circle and memorable win. “It’s unbelievable to get 100 wins…

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Late Model 50 lap feature highlights Saturday evening racing card at Mahoning Valley Speedway

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Late Model 50 lap feature highlights Saturday evening racing card at Mahoning Valley Speedway Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 8-24-17) Late Model racers will headline the action of pavement racing this Saturday evening, August 26 at Lehighton’s Mahoning Valley Speedway with a special 50-lap main event paying $1200 to win. The race was rain-postponed from July 1. Heading into the this weekend’s special Mike Sweeney holds the Late Model division point lead thanks in part to his class leading seven wins. However, last week’s winner Frankie Althouse remains hot on his heels along with other top-5…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Late Model 50 to take place August 26

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Late Model 50 to take place August 26 Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 8-15-17) The rain postponed Late Model 50 that was originally slated for July 1 will now be held on Saturday, August 26. Race time is 7:00 pm. The race will also be run as a “cone race format.” The Modifieds and Street Stocks will also run as cone races. Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks will fill out the running order. Adult general admission is $16. Grandstands open at 5:00 pm. This will also be the…

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Mahoning Valley speedway returns to action August 19 with five classes of stock cars + Kids Carnival

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Mahoning Valley speedway returns to action August 19 with five classes of stock cars + Kids Carnival Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 8-13-17) After taking a scheduled weekend off, Mahoning Valley Speedway will be back in action this coming Saturday evening, August 19 at 7:00 pm with a five division program which will include Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks. The Dirt Mods have the night off. All of the aforementioned classes will compete in a regular set of heat and feature events. It will also be Kids Carnival…

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Graver scores 4th Mahoning Modified win

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Kris Graver scores 4th Mahoning Modified win…Mike Sweeney’s 7th Late Model victory was close call Story By: DINO OBERTO/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 8-5-17) A week ago Kris Graver took the lead from Kyle Strohl with five laps to go only to see his shot at winning slip away when Brian DeFebo passed him with two circuits remaining. Fast-forward to this past Saturday night and the same scene was being played out only this time Graver was not letting neither Strohl nor fast closing DeFebo spoil his night as he raced to a division best fourth…

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DeFebo Comes From 15th To Win Second Straight Mahoning Valley Modified Main

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Brian DeFebo comes from 15th to win second straight Mahoning Valley Modified main Story By DINO OBERTO/MVS Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 7-29-17) Brian DeFebo put on an exciting drive in coming from 15th to first and in doing so won for a second straight week and third time this season at Mahoning Valley Speedway. DeFebo pulled off a thrilling outside pass on Kris Graver with two laps to go in taking the popular verdict which comes as important factor in his quest for a possible championship. He is currently in a tight battle at the top of the…

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The Race To 100…Eric Beers And Brian DeFebo Nearing Milestone Wins

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The Race To 100…Eric Beers And Brian DeFebo Nearing Milestone Wins Story By Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (HAZLETON, PA.) Race fans of northeast Pennsylvania are very lucky in the sense that such a variety of tracks, no matter the surface, are dotted throughout the region and over the years generations have enjoyed watching some of the best drivers compete. A good number of them have become legendary with multitudes of wins and championships. In terms of dirt racers it is not uncommon to see a handful of class-A stars have wins that have exceeded 100. Hazleton’s…

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DeFebo nets his second Mahoning Modified win

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Brian DeFebo nets his second Mahoning Modified win: 14-year old Broc Brown best in Late Models Story By: DINO OBERTO/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 7-15-17) Brian DeFebo found out that you never say never. As it turned out he found good fortune with a car that he had no plans to bring back to Mahoning Valley Speedway after its last appearance ended in the wall during a 2016 meet. However, the previous week’s feature his regular mount had an engine problem and he was forced to bring out the car he reserves for touring events. The…

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$10 General Admission night July 22 at Mahoning Valley Speedway

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$10 General Admission night July 22 at Mahoning Valley Speedway Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 7-11-17) Mahoning Valley Speedway promoter Floyd Santee has always had the best interest at heart for his fans and race teams. He strives to present a good, quality program but knows that there are times when a race promoter must take that extra step to show appreciation for the support that comes their way each week. To show his thanks, Santee is cutting back the grandstand gate admission on Saturday, July 22 to $10 for a six division…

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Beers Fends Off Young Guns at Mahoning

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They tried but the young guns were no match for Eric Beers: Mike Sweeney notch 50th career Late Model win Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 7-8-17) Eric Beers outdueled a pair of young guns to take the lead and then held off top contender Kris Graver for his second Modified win of the year. Front row starter Ely and Strohl remained in that order when the 35-lap event got going while eighth starting Beers joined them after a lap two restart. Then began an intensely contested battle. Ely led the pack while Strohl and…

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Enduro’s, Demo’s, Micro Stocks and Champ Karts take on Mahoning Valley Speedway for Sunday, July 2 show

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Enduro’s, Demo’s, Micro Stocks and Champ Karts take on Mahoning Valley Speedway for Sunday, July 2 show Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 6-25-17) Enduro’s, Demo’s, Micro Stocks and Champ Karts are returning for a Sunday afternoon show at Lehighton’s Mahoning Valley Speedway on July 2. Taking place at 2:00 pm, the speedway will present three classes of Enduro cars including Big, Small and Jr. along with two classes of Demo Derbies which will be Big and Small Car. The Enduro events will pay a minimum of $400 to win but depending on car…

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Gaver Rumbles To Mahoning Valley Victory

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Strong Running Kris Graver Notches Second Mahoning Modified Win of ‘17 Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. -June 12, 2017- In winning for a second time this season, Kris Graver enjoyed one of those finer nights of his career. Graver started ninth and within five laps was running third. Two laps later he checked into second and by lap 12 worked by then leader Kyle Strohl. Once at the front he as was able to outrun his competition by a significant margin, making it a race for second. His only worry…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway June 10 Advance

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Moves to Summer Start Time Schedule This Saturday To 7:00 pm    Press Release By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM   LEHIGHTON, PA. -June 7, 2017-  Beginning this Saturday evening, June 10, Mahoning Valley Speedway will begin its summer start time of 7:00 pm. The 7:00 pm start will run through August 26 and then switch back to the 6:00 pm go time for the remainder of the season. On the card for this week will be a regular six division program of Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s…

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First Career Win for Ron Haring Jr At Mahoning Valley

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First Career Win  Comes in Front of Biggest Crowd of Season at Mahoning Valley Speedway Story By DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. -June 4, 2017-  In making the transition from dirt to asphalt racing, Ron Haring Jr., has come a long way in a short period of time. The 28-year old from Alburtis earned his career first feature win on Saturday evening at Mahoning Valley Speedway which was witnessed by a packed grandstand on Brown-Daub KIA Fan Appreciation Night. For the past eight years Haring spent his weekends running Modifieds at…

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Mahoning Valley Calling All Dirt Modified Teams

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Looks To Build Dirt Modified Division Press Release By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY EDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. - May 26, 2017-  In an effort to help bolster car counts in the Dirt Modified division, Mahoning Valley Speedway promoter Floyd Santee has extended an open invitation at any and all Dirt Modified racers to come to his track and run their home track rules and tires. If, after a two week period, they decide to stay on, drivers must them conform to Mahoning’s Dirt Modified class rules and tires. Watching Dirt Modifieds…

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DeFebo and Beers head up Saturday Mahoning action as co-point leaders

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Brian DeFebo and Eric Beers head up Saturday Mahoning action as co-point leaders Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 5-7-17) What do you get when you put two drivers with a combined 9 Modified titles along with 200 career wins together, including one each for both this season? Brian DeFebo and Eric Beers, the co-point leaders battling for supremacy at Mahoning Valley Speedway. After three weeks of racing that’s how they stand and heading into the upcoming race meet on Saturday, May 13, either one of the other is hoping the ranking won’t be…

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Beers Brews A Winner At Mahoning Valley

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Eric Beers Masters His way to 75-lap Mahoning Modified Win; Mike Sweeney Stays Undefeated in Late Models Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHAONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. -April 30, 2017- After somewhat of a slow start to the 2017 season, defending Mahoning Valley Speedway Modified track champion Eric Beers got back to his winning ways and it couldn’t have come at a better time as the “Master of Faster” showed his trademark grace and style in notching the first place tally in the extra distance 75-lap event that. With the change to American…

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Modifieds Headline This Weeks Mahoning Valley Action

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Plenty Of Pavement Pounding Action Set For Mahoning Valley Press Release By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. - April 25, 2017- This coming Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, there will be plenty of pavement pounding going on Mahoning Valley Speedway. Saturday will be the first big show for the Modifieds as the headline class will be racing for a $2500 first place prize and going a distance of 75 laps. Joining the Modifieds will be all regular track classes which include Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and…

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Jones Gets Dialed In For Mahoning Valley Victory

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Resilient Bobby Jones holds off Eric Beers in close Mahoning Modified action; Mike Sweeney races to record 4th straight Late Model win Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA.- April 23, 2017-  It takes a veteran driver to make the best of a bad situation and in the case of Bobby Jones that’s just what he did after winning Saturday night’s 35-lap Modified feature at Mahoning Valley Speedway. Jones was at wits end in trying to get his car to work right. A week ago on Opening Night he led…

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Brian DeFebo Ends Mahoning Valley Speedway drought with Opening Night victory;

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Mike Sweeney, Jon Moser, Mike Stofflet, Cody Kohler and Devon Schmidt Take Class Wins Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. -April 16, 2017-When it comes to naming the elite of eastern Pennsylvania asphalt racers, Berwick’s Brian DeFebo stands tall among the many. His accomplishments have earned him the number one ranking in career wins and on Saturday evening at Lehighton’s Mahoning Valley Speedway he added to his legacy by scoring the Opening Night laurels with a hard fought victory against a stout field of Modified equals. The thing is,…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Ready To Get Started

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Kick Starts 2017 Season This Saturday Press Release By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLET SPEEDWAY EDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA.- April 11, 2017- Mahoning Valley Speedway had its planned season opener postponed this past Saturday, April 8 due to excessive water that the track took on from late week rains. The popular Lehighton paved ¼-mile oval will now go with Saturday, April 15 at 6:00 pm for the commencement of 2017. The racing line-up will consist of Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks will contest in a complete…

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Great turnout for Mahoning Valley Speedway Test-and-Tune has everyone pumped for Opening Night

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Great turnout for Mahoning Valley Speedway Test-and-Tune has everyone pumped for April 8 Opening Night Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com  With approximately 70 cars on hand for the final day of Test and Tune, Mahoning Valley Speedway wrapped up the pre-season activities and it’s now all systems full steam ahead for the start of the 2017 season set for Saturday, April 8. Sunday’s Test and Tune showed that racers of the paved ¼-mile oval are indeed anxious to get rolling, evident by the impressive turnout of cars, one of the best in recent years. Throughout…

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Enduros, Demos and Micro Stocks this Saturday at Mahoning Valley

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Enduros, Demos and Micro Stocks this Saturday at Mahoning Valley Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com (LEHIGHTON, PA. 3-27-17) Although the regular weekly point racing is still two weeks away, Mahoning Valley Speedway is excited nonetheless with the presentation of the first racing event of the new season that will be taking place this coming Saturday, April 1. Beginning at 2:00 pm a complete program of Enduros, Demo Derby and Micro Stocks will be held. Grandstand admission is $10. Kids 10-years old and under are free. There will be three classes of Enduros. Big Car, Small…

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Sweeney Looks To Repeat As Mahoning Valley Late Model Champion

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Mike Sweeney Ready To Defend Mahoning Valley Late Model Title Story By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY EDIA Photos By: WALT SMITH / RACERSGUIDE.COM NESQUEHONING, PA. - March 20, 2017- When it comes to asphalt Late Model racing throughout the Northeast, perhaps no driver can boast the kind of numbers reeled off as that of Mike Sweeney over the past two seasons. Sweeney, who hails from Nesquehoning, has collected nearly 20 feature wins with over 50% of those being top two finishes, has led more laps and over that period in his home state of Pennsylvania has sailed by…

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Enduros, Demo Derby and Micro Stocks Set to Jumpstart The Action at Mahoning Valley Speedway

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Enduro Winner Has Shot at Possible $2000 Top Prize Press Release By: DINO OBERTO / MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM LEHIGHTON, PA. - February 17, 2017- Mahoning Valley Speedway is anxiously looking forward to its first competitive action of the 2017 season when on Saturday, April 1, there will be Big/Small Car and Jr. Enduros along with Big/Small Car Demo Derby’s plus Micro Stocks. For the Enduro racers there can be as much as $2000 for winning their respective events. The purse will be pro-rated depending on car counts. If 80 or more cars are signed-in…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Releases 2017 Schedule

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Releases 2017 Schedule - Modifieds To Run 200 Laps at Octoberfast Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway - Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com LEHIGHTON, PA. 12-19-16 - The official 2017 race schedule for Lehighton’s Mahoning Valley Speedway has been released and a very aggressive slate of events will make up the upcoming season. It all begins in late March with pre-season Test and Tune and continues through October with the annual Octoberfast. All weekly track classes will be back in action which includes Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks along with a variety…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway’s Kyle Strohl nominated for EMPA John Blewett III Young Guns Award

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Mahoning Valley Speedway’s Kyle Strohl nominated for EMPA John Blewett III Young Guns Award Story By: Dino Oberto/Mahoning Valley Speedway - Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com Mahoning Valley Speedway’s Kyle Strohl has been nominated by the Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) as candidate for the John Blewett III Young Guns Award presented by New England Fuels. The 17-year old Strohl, who is known as “The Real Deal” wrapped up his third year of racing an asphalt Modified at Mahoning Valley Speedway in a big way, winning a Race of Champions Tour 150-lap feature against a stellar field of competition. It was…

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Earl Paules, Paul Koehler Jr., Zach Graver, Ricky Yetter, Cody Kohler and Cody Geist Honored as 2015 Track Champions at Mahoning Valley Speedway Awards Banquet

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Earl Paules, Paul Koehler Jr., Zach Graver, Ricky Yetter, Cody Kohler and Cody Geist Honored as 2015 Track Champions at Mahoning Valley Speedway Awards Banquet By DINO OBERTO (NORTHAMPTON, Pa. 11-5-15) Mahoning Valley Speedway division champions, drivers, teams, fans and staff gathered on Saturday evening to celebrate the 2015 season which was held at the Northampton Community Center in Northampton. While the focus was centered on the six class titleholders, drivers from the top 10 in each class also got their just rewards in terms of point fund money and trophies. There were also numerous special awards presented…

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RoC Pavement Series to open 2016 season at Mahoning Valley Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] RoC Pavement Series to open 2016 season at Mahoning Valley Speedway (LEHIGHTON, Pa. 11-5-15) Mahoning Valley Speedway is proud to announce they will play host to the Race of Champions (RoC) Tour for their 2016 season opener which is set for Saturday, April 9. Mahoning promoter Floyd Santee and RoC head Joe Skotnicki have recently come to terms to bring the popular pavement Modified Series to the ¼-mile oval in Lehighton for the first time in 10 years. “It’s exciting. That term is over utilized but it is. Mahoning is a terrific track that provides great racing,” said…

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Sload Caps a Championship Season by Winning Mahoning

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Sload Caps a Championship Season by Winning Mahoning By: Blu Metz October 26, 2015Lehighton, Pa; Buddy Sload did what he had to do to earn the 2015 ATQMRA Championship by winning the feature to earn his first ATQMRA Championship after spending several seasons in the bridesmaid position. Ryan Tidman's third place finish in the Boyd Owned 1B earned the team the 2015 car owner's Championship. Mike Glaser of Jackson, NJ capped his first full season with the ATQMRA by earning the coveted title of ATQMRA Rookie of the year. Next up for the ATQRMA is the Annual Turkey…

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Ricky Yetter ends career in Victory Lane; Gene Bowers tops Street Stock field; Sam Ryan scores in Hobby Stocks; Dylan Steuer in All-Star Slingshots

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Ricky Yetter ends career in Victory Lane; Gene Bowers tops Street Stock field; Sam Ryan scores in Hobby Stocks; Dylan Steuer in All-Star Slingshots By DINO OBERTO (LEHIGHTON, Pa. 10-24-15) As the 2015 season at Mahoning Valley Speedway came to a close, so too did the career of Ricky Yetter. And what a way to end it as the recently crowned Dirt Mod champion went out in style, winning the 60-lap Octoberfast feature in what he called his last time in a race car. Gene Bowers won in his last Street Stock race but unlike Yetter, he is…

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Dirt Mod champ Ricky Yetter looking to close out his career with a win

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Mahoning Valley Speedway Dirt Mod champ Ricky Yetter looking to close out his career with a win (LEHIGHTON, Pa. 10-22-15) When Mahoning Valley Speedway presents its season finale this Saturday, October 24, which is day two of Octoberfast 2015, it won’t just mean the last time for cars to hit the paved ¼-mile oval but it also will be the swansong of newly crowned Dirt Mod champion Ricky Yetter. Yetter made it known at the start of the season that win, lose or draw, 2015 would be his last as a driver. Two years ago he had a…

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Season finale takes place this Saturday at Mahoning Valley Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Season finale takes place this Saturday at Mahoning Valley Speedway (LEHIGHTON, Pa. 10-20-15) The curtain will come down on the 2015 season at Mahoning Valley Speedway this coming Saturday, October 24 as the paved ¼-mile oval located in Lehighton will present the second segment of Octoberfast 2015. Race time is 3:00 pm. Sponsored by Gary Lee’s Brown Daub KIA of Easton, five divisions will hit the track which include the Dirt Mods running in a 60 lap $1500-to-win main, Street Stocks going 40 laps for $800 and the Hobby Stocks racing for 25 laps and a $300 first…

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Mike Sweeney is best in Late Models, Josh Mooney tops Street Stock field during Mahoning Valley Speedway Octoberfast

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Mike Sweeney is best in Late Models, Josh Mooney tops Street Stock field during Mahoning Valley Speedway Octoberfast By DINO OBERTO (LEHIGHTON, Pa. 10-17-15) Mike Sweeney of Nesquehoning and Lehighton’s Josh Mooney took top honors during Mahoning Valley Speedway’s Octoberfast 2015 Late Model and Street Stock features respectively. Both events ran off in smooth quick fashion while providing an excellent amount of close-knit competition among those vying for the win. In the 60 lap Late Model feature the race got off to a rough start when Jacob Kerstetter checked up in turn four and collected Troy Bollinger and…

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Roger Coss cashes in with $6000 Octoberfast win at Mahoning Valley Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Roger Coss cashes in with $6000 Octoberfast win at Mahoning Valley Speedway By DINO OBERTO (LEHIGHTON, Pa. 10-17-15) Roger Coss has always been known as one of those true good guys of racing. A driver who runs everyone clean, is always capable of motoring to the front and has the knack to bring the car home in one piece. That trademark style is exactly what landed the Lafayette, NJ racer the biggest win of his 20 year career, scoring a rousing victory at Mahoning Valley Speedway’s Octoberfast 2015 worth $6000. With a dozen laps to go Coss went…

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