This Friday night, the United Racing Club 360 Sprints will make its only appearance at Big Diamond Speedway along with the Lias Tire 358 Modifies, and the Savage 61 Roadrunners. The Roadrunners will be running two feature events this week, as they will be making up their rained out event from June 12. The URC Sprint qualifying will be in the form of heats and the feature will start 20 cars. This will be their 8th stop on the 2015 schedule and currently Curt Michael and Mark Smith are tied with 3 wins each in the series and the reigning URC Champion Davie Franek has one win for the year so far. The General Admission pricing for this event is $22 and Senior Citizens are $20, children 12 and under as well as active military with ID are admitted for free.
The following week will be Blyth’s Cleaning Services Night and will feature the Lias Tire Modifieds, USS Achey Sportsman and Savage 61 Roadrunners. The Sportsman will be pulling double duty as they will run their make up feature event from June 12 as well as a full regular night of racing. The Roadrunners will take center stage as they run their fan favorite Crazy 8’s. The class will run four 8 lap features that evening, and it is an event that is always exciting as these full fender racers take to the track for their chance to gain some ground in the point standings with the four separate features having its own set of points. General Admission for this event is $15, Senior Citizens are $12 and children 12 and under and active military with ID are admitted for free.
Coming up on Friday July 3 B&H Landscaping presents the George/Georgie Stevenson Memorial race where the Lias Tire Modifieds will be running a 35 lap feature event paying $4,000 to win and $300 just to take the green. There will also be a Cash Dash for the Modifieds presented by Mark’s Service Center. The USS Achey Sportsman will be competing for $1,000 to win in their feature event that evening. The Savage 61 Roadrunners and 600cc Modifieds will join in on the fun. There will be a great fireworks display for families to enjoy and celebrate Fourth of July weekend. General Admission for this event will be $25 and children 12 and under and active military with ID are admitted for free.
After nearly three decades of raising money for children and adults battling life threatening and debilitating illnesses, George Stevenson passed away in April. Big Diamond, however, is proud to bring the past and present together as track management honors both George the father and Georgie his son, who not only made their mark on racing, but impacted the lives of countless children who suffered for decades.
George’s passion for sick and dying kids was famous along the East coast. By partnering with Big Diamond and their drivers and fans, the annual Georgie Stevenson Memorial Race, named in honor of George’s late son who was a huge race fan before his death, the speedway became the premier venue to raise money for “George’s kids.” Now that George has passed on, it’s time to recognize him and his efforts.
Gates open at 5:45 PM with warm ups starting at 7:45 PM and racing getting underway at 8:15 PM.