EXCITEMENT BUILDS at SHARON SPEEDWAY
Final two weeks of points!
Hartford, OH - Sep 13, 2006 The 2006 racing season at Sharon Speedway may be nearing a close, but the final two nights of points will be two of the most exciting nights of the year for drivers and fans alike! The Warren Harley-Davidson 410 Sprint division leader is Jarod Larson from Rock Creek, Ohio, with 1382 points. Larson is the 2005 Point Champion and has won four features, eight heat races and has only finished out of the top ten once in 2006. Larson has a 172 point lead over Jody Keegan of Fremont, Ohio, who holds the second position with 1210 points. Hermitage, PA’s, Mike Kekich holds the third spot with 1184, followed by Ed Lynch, Jr. (1091) and Kevin Schaeffer of Kittanning, PA, in fifth with 1065 points. Brian Swartzlander of Leechburg, PA, sits atop the Gibson-Governor V8 Modified division at 1350. With just 9 markers separating him from second-place, Rex King (1341), this division hosts the closest numbers battle going into the final two weeks. Third generation driver, Russell King, holds the third spot with 1287. Rob Curtis and Jim Rasey round out the top five positions with 1238 and 1181 points respectively. The Tom’s Sewer and Drain Service pure stocks are led by Poland, Ohio’s, “Sonny” Wisler with 1364 points. Last year’s track champion, Steve D’Apolito, is in second with 1311 points followed by brothers, William (1195) and Michael Aley (1181), in the third and fourth positions. Jamestown, PA’s, hard-charging Bill Hanna is fifth with 1082. Russell Dunn of Fenelton, PA, leads the Coy Brothers Trucking Emod division with 1178. Bob McCann of New Castle, PA is second with 1125 and third in place, Alan Dellinger, trails McCann by only 3 (1122). Jeff Sharp holds fourth position at 1114 and last year’s champion, Bill Thomas, is fifth with 1010. The top four drivers in this division are separated by a mere 64 points. With only two weeks left, anything can happen in the Emod division! Sharon’s Green Flag Sprint point leader is Nathan Stein of Erie, PA. He has won two features and five heat races, accumulating 1377 points. Rod Jones of West Middlesex is a close second with 1343, followed by Guy Griffin (1335) who is also within striking distance. Nick Miller is fourth with 1174 and “Goob” Schuller fifth (678).
The Speedway gates open this Saturday at 4:00pm with heat races starting at 6:00pm. General Admission tickets for adults (ages 16 & over) are $11 with teen tickets (12-15 years) at $5 Kids ages 11 and under are free.Visitors to the speedway should keep in mind that the Hartford Apple Festival parade on Saturday will close State Routes 305 and 7 from 5:30pm until approximately 7:00pm. For more information, contact the Speedway office at 330-772-5481 or visit online at www.sharonspeedway.com
About Sharon Speedway
Sharon Speedway is located in Hartford, Ohio, just 9 miles north of I-80 at Exit 234.