Sportsman Take Center Stage At Big Diamond Speedway This Friday Night

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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 The Past Vintage Cars. Also on Friday night will be the Kim’s Kreations Mechanics Race and the make-up Enduro Dash 50.

The gates will open at 5:30 on Friday with racing at 8:15. Admission is $10 and kids 12-and-under along with active military with a valid ID are free.

Mammana, who has two wins, a second, a fourth and a fifth, leads Stangle by 137 points heading into Friday night’s race. Shawn Light, Wayne Witmer and Doug Hendricks round out the top five. Mammana won the season-opening race on April 14 and he has yet to finish out of the top five.

With the exception of a 20th-place did-not-finish on opening night, Stangle has won three of the last four races including two straight and has four top-five finishes in his last four races.

Rookie T.J. Fitzpatrick is sixth in the standings followed by Daryl Dissinger, Glenn Rowan, Billy Moyer Jr., 10. Nate Mohr.

The sportsman have two big paying races remaining on the schedule. The first is set for Friday, Aug. 11 with the 30-lap Fayash Memorial which pays $1,570 to win.

Then on Friday, Sept. 1, it’s the sportsman Coal Cracker 40 which pays $1,600 to win and $150 to take the green.

Two-time winner Craig VonDohren leads the Steel & Metal Service Center 358 modified point standing by 10 markers over Jeff Strunk. VonDohren is the only driver to repeat in the division so far while Strunk won the season opener. Billy Pauch Jr., Rick Laubach, and Kevin Beach round out the top five. The top four in points are separated by 110 points.

The 358 modifieds will be back in action on Friday, June 23, as they join the URC sprint cars for an open-wheel doubleheader racing card.

Kody Sites leads the roadrunner division point standings and has a track- and division-leading four wins. He leads Terry Kramer by 159 points in the standings with Mike Reichert, Jim Kost and Devin Trexler rounding out the top five.

Elvin Brennan III leads Eric Tripp by 79 points in the street stock standings with Chris Heller,  Joey Brennan and Chris Derr rounding out the top five in points. The street stock Summer Shootout takes place on Friday, June 30, on Jasen’s Automotive Night. The 30-lap feature pays $1,081 to win.

In just four weeks time on Friday, July 7, it’s the Stevenson Memorial for the 358 modifieds. The 30-lap feature pays $4,000 to win on B&H Landscaping Night. The four-division show will also include fireworks.

For the latest information, be sure to like the Big Diamond Speedway Facebook page; www.facebook.com/Bigdiamondspeedway and follow the track on Twitter, @BigDSpdwy

 

Big Diamond Speedway
 Points as of June 9
 Steel & Metal Service Center 358 modifieds
1. Craig VonDohren 1177
2. Jeff Strunk 1167
3. Billy Pauch Jr. 1083
4. Rick Laubach 1067
5. Kevin Beach 957
6. Shawn Fitzpatrick 930
7. Ryan Krachun 918
8. Scott Albert 829
9. Ryan Godown 804
10. Tim Fitzpatrick 750

U.S.S. Achey sportsman
1. Mike Mammana 1451
2. Matt Stangle 1314
3. Shawn Light 1281
4. Wayne Witmer 1239
5. Doug Hendricks 1157
6. T.J. Fitzpatrick 1020
7. Daryl Dissinger 1011
8. Glenn Rowan 1007
9. Billy Moyer Jr. 984
10. Nate Mohr 949

Savage 61 Roadrunners
1. Kody Sites 1797
2. Terry Kramer 1638
3. Mike Reichert 1590
4. Jim Kost 1557
5. Devin Trexler 1426
6. Shon Elk 1410
7. Shawn Mulhall 1239
8. Kyle Wingle 1157
9. Chris Holland 1048
10. Nate Hill 882

No Sweat Service Group street stocks
1. Elvin Brennan III 1426
2. Eric Tripp 1347
3. Chris Heller 1297
4. Joey Brennan 1230
5. Chris Derr 1223
6. Jasen Geesaman 1178
7. Jeff Haag 1076
8. Mike Radocha 1000
9. Justin Rhoads 998
10. Tyler Stump 876

Updated Big Diamond Schedule
Friday, June 16
 Sportsman, Roadrunners, Street Stocks, Vintage Cars. Kim’s Kreations Mechanics Race.
 
 Friday, June 23
 Modifieds, URC Sprint Cars, Roadrunners, Enduro Dash 50
 
 Friday, June 30
 Jasen’s Automotive Night
 Street Stock Summer Shootout 30, $1,081 to win
 Modifieds, Sportsman, Roadrunners. Rain date 7-28
 
 Friday, July 7
 B&H Landscaping Night/Stevenson Memorial
 Modified 30, $4,000 to win, Sportsman, Roadrunners, Street Stocks, Fireworks
 Rain date is 7-14.

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