Monday, January 18, 2010


by Kristen Edelmann

January 18, 2010

FRANKLIN, PA …. While the temperature in Franklin, PA is still freezing, the Tri-City Speedway schedule is getting hotter than ever. Special events, 4-Star racing, and special appearances are locked in and ready to happen at the fast half-mile track in 2010.

Tri-City Speedway is scheduled to kick-off with the season opener on Sunday April 25, 2010, featuring Tri-City’s 4-Star racing program. The weekly program will consist of the popular Engles Trucking DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, 4 Your Car Connection FASTRAK Late Models, Welding Technologies and Shaw Industries E Mods, and E.F. Rogers Plumbing and Heating Pro Stocks.

As the season begins, May is turning into a huge month for Tri-City. While the weekly divisions will always take center stage, special events are invading the schedule as well. Joining our 4-Star program on May 2nd, Super Sprints will battle for the checkered in a $2,000-to-win event. For Mother’s Day, Tri-City owner and promoter H&H Motorsports would like to partner with the American Cancer Society to help fight breast cancer. More information will be available about this event shortly.

The biggest night in the 56-year storied history of Tri-City Speedway will take place on Sunday May 30th. The World of Outlaw Sprints, the premier sanctioning body for winged sprint car racing, will make its inaugural appearance as the fastest drivers in the world tackle the fast half-mile track for $10,000-to-win. Joining the World of Outlaws Sprints will be the popular United E Mod Series (UEMS) presented by William Southwell & Son Oil. More information on times and tickets will be released soon.

As May rolls out and June steps in, Tri-City will keep on track with the weekly 4-Star program before midseason opens with a bang on Sunday July 4th featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and former track champion Dave Blaney racing in the Hall of Fame Classic for Super Sprints, which is a $2,000-to-win show. Also racing that evening will be the $2,000-to-win BRP Modified Tour Kodiak Memorial and E Mods presented by Atkinson Fire Safety. Plus, more Super Sprint action will follow as the infamous All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints are scheduled to race on Sunday July 18th along with the 4 Your Car Connection FASTRAK Late Models in a FASTRAK Northeast Touring Series event and the Welding Technologies and Shaw Industries E Mods.

As the season continues, so does the action on the Venango County half-mile dirt track. The month of August is action-packed as the 4-Star program continues every Sunday with Super Sprint action on August 1st and 15th.

September marks the return of the Outlaws. The highly anticipated 2010 Oil Region Labor Day Classic Weekend is scheduled September 4th and 5th at Tri-City, and the World of Outlaw Late Model Series will once again highlight the racing card on both nights. The top Late Model teams in the nation will compete in two 50-lap, $10,000-to-win events for the fifth consecutive year at the legendary track. Past winners at the event include three-time feature winner Steve Francis, two-time feature winner Shane Clanton, Rick Eckert, Chub Frank, Dan Stone, and Tim Fuller.

In addition to the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Super Sprints, FASTRAK Late Models, and William Southwell & Son UEMS E Mods will compete both nights of the big event. Negotiations continue to make at least one night of FASTRAK Late Model action part of the FASTRAK Northeast Late Model Touring Series.

“I’m excited for the 2010 season to start,” noted second-year track owner Rich Hetrick. “Get ready is all I have to say because it’s going to be incredible. We have an amazing committee that is dedicated and determined to make this season the best yet, and it will be.”

More information on all of these events is coming soon.

Tri-City Speedway is owned and operated by H&H Motorsports, which started promoting Sunday night racing at the popular facility in 2009. The DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, FASTRAK Late Models, E Mods and Pro Stocks race each week at the Venango County half-mile dirt oval. Tri-City is located seven miles north of Franklin, Pa., off State Route 417.

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