SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 2015 season opener featuring 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 6 p.m. this Saturday, April 4, providing Mother Nature releases her grip on the lingering wintry weather that has been plaguing the northeast this spring. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.
Prior to the start of Saturday’s racing program, kids are invited to participate in an Easter Egg candy scramble behind the covered grandstand.
The 2015 season marks the track’s 70th year celebration and 53rd consecutive season opener (the speedway shut down for a brief period from 1960-62).
Last year’s season opened March 23 with a 410 sprint car race that was won by Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove. The first regular show of 2014 was held April 12 in which TJ Stutts of Liverpool (360 sprint cars), Jeff Rine of Danville (late models), Brad Mitch of McClure (pro stocks), and Keith Bissinger of Orangeville (roadrunners) took regular season opening day checkered flags.
For the second year in a row, the Mach 1 Chassis 360 sprint cars will be the headline open wheel division. Weekly 25-lap features will pay $2,000 to win. Mark Smith of Sunbury, a six-time winner last season, is the defending sprint car champion.
Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center returns as the title sponsor of the super late model division along with Bernheisel Race Components. A 25-lap late model main event will pay $1,500 to win again in 2015. Rine won six races and his 10th career track championship last season at the speedway.
A&A Auto Stores will sponsor both the pro stock and roadrunner divisions this year. Mitch won the opening day feature last year and his first career pro stock title. He will look to defend both when the division’s season gets underway this Saturday in the 15-lap feature.
Likewise, Bissinger won the opener and track title in the roadrunner division last season. Bissinger rounded out his third career championship season with eight feature wins. The roadrunner feature will be 12 laps in distance.
Adult general admission for a regular racing program at the track this year is just $12; students ages 12-17 are $9; and children 11 and under are always admitted FREE.
The Empire Super Sprint (ESS) Mach 1 Chassis Sprint Car Spring Fling Challenge will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 11, paying $3,000 to win. The late models and pro stocks will join the 360 sprint cars on the racing card.
Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile track located inside of the half-mile oval, will present its first go kart racing program of the season at 7 p.m. this Friday, April 3.
For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2999.
Access To Restricted Areas Information
All persons wishing to enter any restricted areas of Selinsgrove Speedway, including the pit area, must purchase or be issued a pit pass AND sign a RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT before being allowed access to these areas. Failure to do BOTH of the above will result in that person having no insurance coverage from the speedway's insurance carrier and that person will also be considered a trespasser on speedway property and subject to any/all penalties allowed by law (no exceptions). Persons on speedway payroll (paid by check) or those working at the speedway as an official subcontractor covered by another workers compensation plan are the only persons not subject to these requirements.
Additional Requirements For Restricted Access For Persons Under The Age Of 18....In addition to the above requirements anyone under the age of 18 who wishes to enter any restricted areas of Selinsgrove Speedway, including the pit area, must also submit a completed PARENTAL CONSENT, RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMENITY AGREEMENT and a MINOR'S ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE to the speedway office in order to receive permission to purchase or be issued a pit pass and/or be permitted access to any restricted areas.
A copy of each of these three forms is available for review using the links on the right. The PARENTAL CONSENT, RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMENITY AGREEMENT and the MINOR'S ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE forms can be printed and filled out in advance.
Race Team Tax Information....Fill Out Your W-9 In Advance And Turn It In At Your First Race Of The Season. Prize Money May Be Witheld If A Completed 2015 W-9 Is Not On File For Your Race Team. This Form Is Required By Federal Law. Click On The Link To The Left To Print Out A W-9 Form.
Tech Information For Pro Stocks, Roadrunners and Sprint Cars