mercer raceway park
mercer raceway park

From Mike Leone

(Mercer, PA)…After morning sunshine on Saturday, the clouds and rain rolled in after noon and with heavy rain forecasted for the remainder of the day and night the decision was made to cancel the racing program. The cancellation was the fifth time in the past seven race nights that racing was rained out. Stay tuned for a possible rescheduled date for the Free Venango County Night presented by Spanky’s Tobacco World.

“This weather is such a shame,” stated first year owner Bill Altman. “We were really looking forward to our Free Venango County Night and the 2 for $20 Admissions, but just can’t catch a break with this weather. You can’t even fight these 70, 80% percent plus nights of rain that we’ve had night after night. It was nice to have a beautiful day last Saturday for our truck and tractor pull that was so successful. It’s just unbelievable we can’t get a nice sunny day for a race night even the last two times we raced were cloudy with a chance of rain.”

This Wednesday, June 9 is the rescheduled open practice. Pits open at 4 with practice 5 until dark. Pit passes are $20.

Next Saturday, June 12 is $10 Family Night presented by Klingensmith’s Drugstore featuring the Luxaire Heating & Cooling 410 Sprint Cars, Approved Toilet Rentals Modifieds, 4 Your Car Connection FASTRAK Late Models, Big Daddy’s Speed Center Stock Cars, and the M&D Paving Mini Stocks. Kids bike races will be held at intermission. It’s Lambert Racing/Bagel Bites Corp. Night.

Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly late March through early October. The office in New Bedford, Pa. is open year-round late mornings and after 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call the office at 724-964-9300 or the track on race day at 724-662-1310. Check out our website at www.mercerracewaypark.com for the latest. Go to www.twitter.com/mercerraceway or Mercer Raceway Park at www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark to stay up to date.