By Steve Inch

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Although the wheel-to-wheel racing action has come to an end for the season at Selinsgrove Speedway, track officials still have two events, a race car flea market coordinated by the DH&L Fire Co. on Oct. 29 and the annual awards banquet on Nov. 12, before the curtain falls on 2011.

The Third Annual DH&L Fire Co. Race Car Flea Market is set for 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, rain or shine, on the speedway grounds. The flea market is open to all types of motorsports vendors. Setup for vendors will begin at 5 a.m. with a $15 fee per space due the day of the event. Admission for shoppers is free.

Pre-registration for the flea market is not required. For additional information on the race car flea market please contact Dewayne at 570.850.5736 or Scott at 570.898.7974.

The 11th Annual Selinsgrove Speedway & Raceway Park Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. Doors will open at 4 p.m., with the Raceway Park awards for the Selinsgrove Ford go karts and micro sprint cars slated to begin at 5 p.m.

Following dinner at 6:30 p.m., Selinsgrove Speedway will honor the 2011 track champions in the A&A Auto Stores 358 sprint cars (Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove), Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center late models (Jeff Rine of Danville), Salem RV Center/Byers Built Engines pro stocks (AJ Hoffman of Richfield), and Collier Paving & Construction roadrunners (Bob Bussey of Northumberland) starting at about 8 p.m.

Banquet tickets can be purchased by contacting Terri Paige at 570.374.6270. Attendees wishing to book a room at the discount rate for the banquet need to contact the hotel at 717.564.5511 before this Saturday, Oct. 22. After the cut-off date, regular hotel room rates will apply.

Off-season improvements currently underway include the replacement of lighting poles and wiring extending from the half-mile track’s first turn to third turn. Sifted clay is also expected to start arriving, weather permitting, for both the half-mile and one-fifth mile tracks for the 2012 season.

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit or follow the speedway on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2999.