6th Annual “Money in the Mountains” Race scheduled to take place this Friday April 27th at Big Diamond Speedway.
Story By: Ken Bruce/Big Diamond Speedway
Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com
Postponed twice due to our extended northeast winter, this Friday Big Diamond Speedway will once again present the 6th Annual “Money in the Mountains” race for the Modifieds. This Friday will also be “No Sweat Service Group” night as the mighty Modifieds will take part in the 40-Lap Big Block / Small Block challenge race paying a nice sum of $6000 to the winner with $400 to take the green. The winner of the MITM race will also receive a guaranteed spot in the STSS “Anthracite Assault” set to take place on Tuesday June 5th.
Former winners Jeff Strunk (2013), Ryan Godown (2014), Ryan Watt (2015 & 2017) and Rick Laubach (2016) will all be in attendance looking to take home another big money payday. Add to that mix the two drivers with the most victories at the speedway Craig Von Dohren and Duane Howard who will both be looking to add the big money victory to their impressive totals. The always tough Big Diamond regulars will have their say as well in who wins the big race. Billy “The Kid” Pauch, former Coalcracker 72 winner Doug Manmiller and Jimmy Horton are also expected to invade the speedway on Friday night looking to cash in on the big bucks.
The rules for this Fridays Money in the Mountains race are as follows: Big and small block engine combinations are permitted to run. Chevrolet/GM, For or Chrysler/Dodge engines ONLY. Aluminum small blocks are not permitted. Standard or spread/wide bore small-block engines over 450 cubic engines are not permitted.
Weights: PA/DIRTcar spec head small-block on gas (with Big Diamond/Grandview/New Egypt seal ONLY): 2,275 lbs; PA/Dirtcar spec head small-block on methanol (with Big Diamond/Grandview/New Egypt seal ONLY): 2,350 lbs; “Open” small-blocks: 2,400 lbs. (max. 363 cubic inches-tolerance is 370 cubic inches); big-blocks: 2,500 lbs. (more than 363 cubic inches, max. 477 cubic inches) & “Big Cubic Inch” or aluminum big-blocks (more than 477 cubic inches): 2,600 lbs. All weights are determined by track scale.
Body: Normal Big Diamond body rules apply, NO sail panels.
This will be a draw event with 24 cars to start the feature event. There will be 75 show-up points given out to all teams.
Also scheduled to compete on Friday night are USS Achey Sportsman cars along with the Savage 61 Roadrunners and the 600cc Modifieds. The No Sweat Service Group Street Stocks will have the night off.
The next event scheduled for the speedway will be the first ever “Topless” race for the Modifieds scheduled for Friday night May 4th. The winner of the 35-lap race will receive $5000 for their efforts. Rules for this race will posted in a separate press release later this week.
General admission for Friday night is $25, Seniors $23. Kids 10 and under are free! Active military with ID are free.
Gates open at 5:30 with warmups getting underway at 7:30
The above listed events are subject to change. For more information regarding Big Diamond Speedway including points and photos along with the complete 2018 schedule please visit Big Diamond Speedway’s new website at www.bigdspeedway.net