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  • Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg is cancelled now due to rain.

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    • Originally posted by RRacer70 View Post
      I remember when Joe and Shirley Thompson ran Fremont, they had some fall sprint races. I remember going to some sprint shows in November there and it was good racing.
      They closed for fair but did seem to have a lot of shows.
      Many more races when they had it. I raced there in that era. Gary Kern ran every week I believe except the regular Fair shut down.
      2019 Race Counter - Total 7 + (rainouts- 7) Attica-2, Eldora-3, Fremont-1, Waynesfield- 1


      2018 Race Counter - Total- 33 + (Rainouts-18) Atomic-2, Attica-7, Eldora-11, Fremont-3, Kokomo-1, Limaland-2, Mansfield- 2, Waynesfield-4, Wayne County-1

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      • Wayne County Speedway has cancelled for today.

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        • Weekend Highlights

          - The All Star Circuit of Champions make their return to Ohio with an action packed 3 day weekend of racing. Starting off Friday night at Attica, and continuing with Wayne County Saturday and Waynesfield on Sunday. Attica always has one of the best counts when the all stars swing into town and always provide an excellent night of racing. The forecast is perfect to boot. Wayne County has a good show lined up but it seems that the forecast is not supporting the racing on saturday. Waynesfield has a preview of their ever popular "best show of speedweek" with both the All Stars and the NRA 360's for the inaugural Bob Hampshire classic.

          - Atomic Speedway is running two races this weekend. Thursday they kick things off with a $2k to win late model show with sport mods and Compacts also on the card for a GA price of $10. Saturday they have a show consisting of the 410 sprints and the first appearance of the Ohio Thunder Sprint Car Series Racesaver 305s. Would like to note, that even those this is a racesaver sanctioned race teams are still allowed to run an open ruleset. The racesaver cars are running for their own points within the group.

          -The OTSCS mentioned above also will be making an appearance, I believe their first, at Jackson County Speedway. This will be the first of two appearances of sprints of the recently revived Jackson Ohio track.

          - Midway Speedway is hosting their annual Jim Dunn Memorial late model race for $10K to win. It seems like for people in the area this should be a fantastic show. I'm not near the region but I encourage anyone near their to support the event. The owners seems to put everything they have into this one event and in order for them to succeed I hope they get a fantastic turnout. I know Ryan Markham is planning on attending the event. Wayne County and Atomic are not running late models so most of the eastern and southern late models should be there. With maybe an invader or two.

          - Sharon Speedway is hosting the RUSH Nonwing sprints and the Big Block Modifieds. The RUSH Sprints are very new and running crate engines. Their inaugural appearance last week at Lernerville on Thursday drew 12 cars. I'm unsure if this will grow into anything of note but if nearby and don't feel like going to wayne county this would be a good alternative.

          -Monday the 28th Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana is hosting the WoO Sprints and is almost always one of the best races of the year. Expect some NASCAR guys to drop in to the show as well. Including Kyle Larson

          My weekend Plans
          Traveling down to Loudonville for my fiance's 21st birthday weekend on Friday. I've been given the go ahead to go to a race as well that weekend so I'm thinking I might make an appearance at Wayne County on Saturday seeing as it's only 35 minutes away. I actually would like to see the Jim Dunn race at Midway but I don't want to travel a whole lot more than I have to and hard to pass up the All Stars at WCS.
          • May 24th
            • Atomic Speedway – Late Models, Sport Mods, Compacts
          • May 25th
            • Attica Raceway Park – ASCoC Sprints, Late Models, 305 Sprints
            • Hilltop Speedway – Late Models, Modifieds, Stocks, Modlites, Trucks, Compacts
            • Jackson Co. Speedway – OTSCS 305 Sprints, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Compacts, Enduro
            • Limaland Motorsports Park – NRA 360 Sprints, Modifieds, Stocks
            • Moler Raceway Park – Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Comapcts
            • Raceway 7 – Crate Late Models, E-Modifieds, Stocks, Econo Modifieds, Compacts
          • May 26th
            • Atomic Speedway – 410 Sprints, OTSCS 305 Sprints, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds
            • Deerfield Speedway – Jr. Sprints, Jr. Sportsman, 270 Micros, Modlites, 600 Micros, Chargers, Classics, Compacts
            • Fremont Speedway – FAST 410 Sprints, NRA 360 Sprints, FAST 305 Sprints
            • Midway Speedway – Late Models, Modifieds, + 2 Supports (Stocks, Compacts, Modlites, or Sport Modifieds?)
            • Oakshade Raceway – ALMS Late Models, Sportsman, Stocks, Compacts
            • Sharon Speedway – Big Block Modifieds, RUSH Modifieds, EconoModifieds, RUSH Non Wing Sprints
            • Wayne County Speedway – ASCoC Sprints, Stocks, Compacts
            • 35 Raceway Park – Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Modlites, Stocks, Compacts, 4cyl Stocks, Enduro
          • May 27th
            • Eldora Speedway – ALMS Late Models, Modifieds, Stocks
            • Midway Speedway – Enduro
            • Portsmouth Raceway Park – Late Models, Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Sport Modifieds
            • Waynesfield Raceway Park – ASCoC Sprints, NRA 360 Sprints

          2019 Race Counter: 8
          Attica (3), Butler (1), Fremont (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Wayne Co. (1)

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          • Attica only for me this weekend. Wife's family is coming into town this weekend so not able to make it to any others. Would love to go to Waynesfield on Sunday but not able to do so since it's her birthday on Monday.

            Another date to add would be 5/28- World of Outlaw Sprint Cars at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

            I know it's not Ohio but it's a couple hours from where I live plus Lawrenceburg is a great track and it's the Outlaws

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            • Another fine job, GT.
              You make it so easy to look at a glance.
              All Stars at WCS is always a good show and they have usually an exciting feature. Never seems to disappoint me.

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              • Originally posted by Sprint14 View Post
                Attica only for me this weekend. Wife's family is coming into town this weekend so not able to make it to any others. Would love to go to Waynesfield on Sunday but not able to do so since it's her birthday on Monday.

                Another date to add would be 5/28- World of Outlaw Sprint Cars at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

                I know it's not Ohio but it's a couple hours from where I live plus Lawrenceburg is a great track and it's the Outlaws
                It's mentioned towards the end of the highlights section. I try to mention the border tracks if something big is going on I just don't include them in the list.

                Also one amendment, 250 speedway is running their regular show on Friday as well. It's week to week with this track no schedule released. What can ya do.
                2019 Race Counter: 8
                Attica (3), Butler (1), Fremont (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Wayne Co. (1)

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                • I used to always make the drive to Fremont on Memorial Day weekend when they had the 10k to win Allstar show on Sunday. None of these Sunday shows make up for that event that's gone. Ill be at Attica Friday, Deerfield Saturday and maybe Dog Hollow on Sunday. Depends on how Saturday goes with the micro.

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                  • Midway from loudonville Orly an hour away if thinkin right. Midway is just south of 70 south of zanesville? Been few years but 60 south runs ya into z-ville then thru town another few miles and track on right or am I totally thinking wrong track, roads, and location? When was there several years ago track was nice and smooth with what looked like moisture but was tough place to get traction. Unfortunately seems they don't draw huge car counts for that kinda money but the racing was good. Track seating was interesting and didn't have bad seat there I could tell from pits. Was definitely interesting....

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                    • Looked up Midway and the race has 5 support classes. It is a very different atmosphere down there. Went years ago and had no interest to return there.

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                      • Midway is on SR 93 south of Zanesville. I was there in 1998. There are 3 levels of parking above the track and the view from up there is great. So is the party. Roughly parallel to SR 93, is SR 555 which is one of Ohio's great motorcycle roads. Its nice smooth asphalt. Every one of the many curves is on camber. There's constant elevation changes and basically no straightaways. 555 goes from Zanesville to US 50 near Legendary Hilltop Speedway.

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                        • Midway is a nice track except for the sandy pits. It's kind of weird to come out of turn 2 and see cars going by on the highway tho. They're late model country down there and have no use for sprints. Kind of like musky and portsmouth.

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                          • Yep that's what I was thinking on parking and sr 93. Can't say didn't enjoy and would never return but I haven't been back in 15yrs either, but I don't care to travel like I here too

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                            • Hillbilly Hill. That's what everybody called the parking areas above the frontstretch. The top level was pretty wild in '98. The latemodels were topless that nite. So were some of the girls on level 3.

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                              • Weekend Highlights
                                - Although not in Ohio, Indiana Midget week starts tomorrow on Tuesday and concludes Sunday at Kokomo. Many, if not all, of the tracks on the schedule usually run non wings as a support class and from what I've seen in past couple years a lot of the drivers will pull double duty and race in both divisions. The schedule for midget week is as follows for any interested parties. I'm fairly intrigued by these races but wish the Gas City and Montpelier races were later in the week so I'd be able to attend.
                                (I) May 29 Montpelier, IN Montpelier Motor Speedway
                                (I) May 30 Gas City, IN Gas City I-69 Speedway
                                (I) May 31 Putnamville, IN Lincoln Park Speedway
                                (I) Jun 01 Bloomington, IN Bloomington Speedway
                                (I) Jun 02 Lawrenceburg, IN Lawrenceburg Speedway
                                (I) Jun 03 Kokomo, IN Kokomo Speedway
                                - Deerfield Speedway is debuting the Non Wing Sprint cars this week on Friday at the tiny northeast bullring. They are running a handful of events at the track this year and could be a new semi-weekly track for nonwings in the state of Ohio which is great in my opinion. Hoping all goes well and they can pull some of the RUSH Sprints over as well. With Waynesfield taking the week off of the sprints this could be a very good start to the non wing experiment at Deerfield, although they may also go to Indiana which is closer for most of them.

                                -Sharon Speedway is hosting one of the Super Series events featuring the Winged Sprints. What makes this the most interesting sprint event of the weekend in Ohio is that the all stars are racing in Western PA that weekend. Lernerville on Friday night and Bedford on Sunday. Saturday being an open date for the All Stars could see quite a few invaders with the track being so close by to where the All Stars are this weekend. Some may go play at Port or Lincoln or elsewhere in Ohio but I would not be surprised to see at least 5-6 All stars at Sharon on Saturday. GA is $13 so could be a great bang for the buck if my hunch is right.

                                -Sprints on Saturday - There are FOUR tracks running 410 winged sprints on Saturday within the state of Ohio on Saturday. Fremont runs the FAST series. Wayne County & Atomic have their weekly program slated for action, and Sharon has one of their "Super Series" events featuring the sprint cars this weekend. Will be interesting to see with no major sanctions at play how many cars we'll see at each track this weekend. Sprints On Dirt in MI is also off this weekend so may see a handful pop in as well.

                                -Friday up in Michigan I-96 Speedway hosts the World of Outlaws for their only Michigan Appearance of the year. Although the counts are typically not the best in MI for the WoO weekends, this event could be an intriguing one to go to. It's not too far for Northwest OH (2 hr 45 from BG) so might be worth the trip. Although you'll probably see Schatz win and wonder why ya bothered driving hours to see what you knew was going to happen. The price for GA day of is $39 and Pit Pass is $40. Don't really see the logic with that one but it's put on by SLS promotions so not gonna question it I guess.

                                Weekend Plans
                                Well, my plans are anything and nothing right now. I'm considering hauling to Indiana after work tomorrow or the next day to montpelier or gas city but it's two hours away, and even if they are done at 11 I won't be back until one am, and I have to wake up at 5:40 AM for work in a hospital lab. Being that drowsy the next day just doesn't seem like a great plan in a hospital for some reason. I'm also considering if I don't go to go to Attica or Fremont like my typical plan. Or try out somewhere new like Oakshade or Limaland.

                                Also as an update to last week, after seeing the forecast last week I switched plans and stopped at Attica on the way down to Loudonville and boy did I make the right decision there. We got drenched at Loudonville and I saw Wayne County and Midway both cancelled. Shame but it happens. Having some beverages on the river while rafting made for a very fun Sunday as well
                                • June 1st
                                  • Attica Raceway Park – FAST 410 Sprints, Att/WCS Late Models, 305 Sprints
                                  • Hilltop Speedway – Late Models, Modifieds, Stocks, Modlites, Trucks, Compacts, Wedges
                                  • Jackson Co. Speedway – Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Compacts, Enduro
                                  • Legendary Hilltop Speedway – Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Compacts, Modlites, Mini Late Models
                                  • Limaland Motorsports Park – NRA 360 Sprints, Modifieds, Stocks
                                  • Moler Raceway Park – Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Compacts
                                  • Raceway 7 – Crate Late Models, E-Modifieds, Stocks, Econo Modifieds, Compacts
                                • June 2nd
                                  • Atomic Speedway – 410 Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds
                                  • Brushcreek Motorsports Complex – Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Legends, Enduro
                                  • Deerfield Speedway – Non Wing Sprints, Jr. Sprints, Jr. Sportsman, 270 Micros, Modlites, 600 Micros, Chargers, Classics, Compacts
                                  • Fremont Speedway – FAST 410 Sprints, 305 Sprints, Trucks, Crate Late Models, Vintage Cars
                                  • Muskingum Co. Speedway – Late Models, Modifieds, Stocks, Modlites, Compacts
                                  • Oakshade Raceway – Late Models, Sportsmans, Stocks, Compacts
                                  • Portsmouth Raceway Park – Late Models, Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Sport Modifieds
                                  • Sharon Speedway – 410 Sprints, RUSH Modifieds, Econo Modifieds, RUSH Non Wing Sprints
                                  • Waynesfield Raceway Park – Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Trucks, Compacts
                                  • Wayne County Speedway – 410 Sprints, Late Models, Stocks, Compacts
                                  • 35 Raceway Park – Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Modlites, Stocks, Compacts, 4cyl Stocks, Enduro
                                • June 3rd
                                  • Legendary Hilltop Speedway – Enduro

                                Last edited by GTigers55; May 28th, 2018, 08:42 PM.
                                2019 Race Counter: 8
                                Attica (3), Butler (1), Fremont (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Wayne Co. (1)

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