From the All Star Circuit of Champions
Mercer, PA — (May 13, 2011) – After a beautiful week of sunshine and high
temperatures, Mother Nature has taken away another weekend of racing at
Mercer Raceway Park as the track has decided to cancel all racing
activities for May 14-15 due to the anticipated heavy rains. The All Star
Sprint Circuit of Champions program, presented by Bill McCandless Ford and
Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, will be rescheduled for next Saturday, May 21.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts All Star Sprints will be joined on the racing card
by the Stars Mod Lite Touring Series, the ti22 Performance Outlaw Sprint
Warriors, and the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. Each of these
divisions will compete for $500-to-win. The night will not count towards
the Mercer Raceway Park point standings.
To reduce the risk that race fans and teams would bear the travel expense
to the show only to be rained out, the Mercer Raceway Park management team
made an early decision on the program and worked with the All Star Sprint
Circuit of Champions to choose an alternate date. The May 21st event was
chosen from available dates to quickly provide fans and teams the
opportunity to attend this exciting show leading into a weekend of special
events on Memorial Day weekend!
A long-time Mercer Raceway Park partner, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply will be
on hand to celebrate Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Night as race fans enjoy a
pre-race driver autograph session, a $5,000-to-win sprint car feature and
loads of racing excitement with some of the best drivers in the country.
The May 21st All Star Sprint Circuit of Champions event will be the first
visit of two this season as part of their Ohio region and Midwest All Star
points series, with the second date scheduled for August 27. Current Ohio
region points leader Dale Blaney will be making the stop, along with 2010
ASCOC Points Champion and 2010 Knoxville Nationals Winner Tim Shaffer, who
sits in second in the points standings.
As an added bonus for sprint car teams, Mercer Raceway Park and Bill
McCandless Ford have teamed up to offer Mercer Raceway Park regulars a $500
bonus for the highest finishing race team this weekend. To qualify, teams
must have run at least one show at the track in 2011 prior to May 14 and at
least two shows in 2010 to be eligible for the prize.
Fans will enjoy the lowest ASCOC ticket prices in the region at $19 for
adults, $17 for seniors, $9 for students and kids 8 and under free as
always. Family passes are $38 and pit passes are $35. Pit gates and
grandstands open at 4:00pm with time trials scheduled for 6:30pm and heat
races beginning at 7:00pm. The rain date is scheduled for Sunday, May 22.