mercer raceway park
mercer raceway park

From Mike Leone

Mercer, PA…From day one since purchasing Mercer Raceway Park, it’s been Bill Altman’s goal to make Mercer Raceway Park the region’s premier Sprint Car track. At the start of the 2010 season, Altman raised the purse an additional $1,000 with a region-high $1,500 going to the winner and an increase throughout the purse, along with awarding five Goodyear Tire certificates per night.

The move this season has brought in the likes of current point leader Ed Lynch, Jr., two-time winner Mike Lutz, and winners Bob Felmlee and Danny Holtgraver to battle prior Mercer Raceway Park regulars like four-time champion Rod George, up and coming stars Carl Bowser and Dan Kuriger, and others.

Now Altman has gone one step further today announcing an additional $785 has been added to the existing purse beginning this Saturday night, June 26. The 24-car purse now stands at a weekly region high $9,100 for 24 cars with $225 to take the green!

Also today, Altman announced that the Mini Stocks will now compete for $100 to-win on a weekly basis and a full feature payoff with $25 to-start!

NEW Weekly 2010 Sprint Car Purse: 1. $1,500 2. $925 3. $725 4. $550 5. $450 6. $400 7. $350 8. $325 9. $300 10. $290 11. $265 12. $260 13. $250 14. $240 15-16. $235 17-24. $225

NEW Weekly 2010 Mini Stock Purse: 1. $100 2. $75 3. $50 4. $45 5. $40 6. $35 7. $30 8-24. $25.

Mercer Raceway Park will feature 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 this Saturday night, June 26. It’s American Patriot Night presented by Walt’s of Mercer Plaza with fireworks along with Free Butler County Night presented by McClymonds Supply & Transit, free veterans with ID, and scouts in uniform. Gates open at 4:30 with racing at 7 p.m.

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 for the latest. Go to or Mercer Raceway Park at to stay up to date.