Opening Night Agenda Set at Mahoning Valley

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(LEHIGHTON, Pa. 4-6-15) Mahoning Valley Speedway’s 2015 Opening Night is fast approaching and there is a high amount of excitement leading into the April 11lid-lifter, especially after the recently held Test and Tune days that saw a preview of what’s to come as well as so many of the Mahoning faithful having to withstand a long harsh winter. Everyone is ready for racing.

All indications are that the pit area will be filled solid and to better ease the day track officials have announced the tentative schedule of events and fees.

Pits gates open at 11:00 am. There will be early paid practice from noon to 3:00 pm. The cost is $25 per car for early practice. Warm-ups will run from 4:00 – 5:00followed by a mandatory drivers meeting at 5:10.

Pit fees are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Modified teams please note there is a $50 entry fee to run the Central States Modified Gamblers Series 125.

Grandstands open at 4:00 pm. Admission is $20 and no discounts for this event. Children 10 and under are free.

Heats will begin at 6:00 pm. All drivers will pick for heat race starting spots. Driver sign-in will take place from 3:00 – 4:15. A valid driver’s license is required when renting a transponder.

All feature line-ups will be heads up from the heat finishes. The Modified feature will start 20 cars with two provisionals if needed. If no provisionals are used then the field will be 22 starters with the additional cars coming from the consi. Provisionals are awarded to the top-10 from final 2014 points.

All feature qualified Modifieds must run the main with the same tires used in their heat. They can, however, change tires for the consi but must then replace with their heat run tires if they qualify for the feature.

The running order will be Hobby Stocks – 20 laps, Pro 4s – 20 laps, Late Models – 25 laps, Modifieds – 125 laps,  Street Stocks – 30 laps and Dirt Mods – 25 laps.

Modified 125 payout is as follows:

  1. $5000, 2. $2800, 3. $1800, 4. $1400, 5. $1100, 6. $1000, 7. $900, 8. $700, 9. $600, 10. $550 11 – 15. $350, 16 – 18. $325, 19 – 22. $300

Schedule is subject to change.

Additional news can be found on the track’s official site at www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com or on Facebook at Mahoning Valley Speedway and on Twitter at twitter.com/MahoningSpeed. You can also call the track hotline on race day at 570-386-4900.

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