|Date: 9/3/2015 8:23:04 PM|
HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS
Hamlin, PA: Roy Smith Memorial For Hampton RV Stage One Modifieds Headlines Saturday's Race Card At Hamlin Speedway
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media
Hamlin Speedway, located in the picturesque Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, is closing in on the final three weeks of the 2015 racing season. With that, some special events are still on the horizon for the talented drivers and the great racing fans who have supported the speedway all season long.
This weekend on Saturday, September 5th, Hamlin Speedway will host the Roy Smith Memorial event for the Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds. The 35-lap headliner will feature the stars and cars of the Stage One Modified division and the exciting division has been growing all season at the speedway. Led by defending track champion, "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith, the roster of talent for the division is as diverse as it is exciting. Smith leads the way with nine wins in the division and is also doing double duty in the 600 Sprints and has scored two wins in that division. "The Daredevil" Collin DuBois is second in wins with three and the talented teenager recently debuted a Spec Sportsman race car at the Accord Speedway. "Thrillin" Dylan Martin has captured two wins in the division and has also branched out into the 270 Sprint dvision. "Quick" Carl Bittenbender, "The Jeff-a" Jeff Hineline, "Kid Ice" Cole Hentschel and Wisconsin's Zach Marquardt have each scored a win during the 2015 racing season.
The supporting cast is quality all of the way with "The Jersey Girl" Erin Paulison residing in third place in points. "The Machinist" Mike Marold is fourth, Bill Reidenbach sixth, 68 year old Will Casazza eighth, Jakson Ring ninth and Joel Price rounding out the top ten. Additional stars expected include "The Branchburg Bandit" John Comandini, youngster Alex Yankowski, Bill Dianella, Mark Henneforth, John Lakatos and newcomer Steve Darling. Last year's event was captured by Joel Smith and in 2013 "The Icon" Pat Bealer marched into victory lane in a rare appearance in a Stage One Modified.
The event is an annual affair at the speedway named in honor of the patriarch of the Smith Family, Roy Smith. The Smith name has remained synonymous to the local racing scene for the past six decades as father Roy Smith was a pioneer in the golden era of racing with his signature numbered 555 race cars that had many top drivers wheeling the equipment such as Freddy Adam, Bobby Bottcher, Billy Tanzosh, Mr. Del George, George Sleight, Marty Acker, Johnny Cabral, Warren Mutter and Richie Smith among them. "Rapid Rich", while leaving the driver's seat in the mid-90's, has utilized his years of knowledge while steering a race car to come up with a scaled version of the full sized Modified cars he drove to many wins during his driving career. The cutting edge, sleek looking Stage One Modified is the finished product from Smith Fabrications and the cars are eye-catchers when on display or at speed. Incorporating his solid background in racing and the technical know how to improve upon the finished product, the Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship from the master fabricator Richie Smith. Touting affordability, safety and fun as the race car's primary selling points, a ready to race unit is priced in the neighborhood of $12,000.00. For additional information regarding the Stage One Modifieds, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302. Family Matriarch Evelyn Smith is expected in for the event honoring her late husband.
Lap sponsorships are available for this great event. The laps are $10.00 each and all of the money collected will go right back to the drivers. It is a great cause for the division as the racing has been exciting and competitive all season long. All lap sponsors will be named before the event goes green on Saturday night.
If you have not yet experienced an evening of racing at Hamlin, next week would be the ticket to come out and witness the best small car division racing in the country. With only three shows left in 2015, the drivers will have to be at their best should they have aspirations for a track title.
Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for September 5th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval highlighted by the Roy Smith Memorial. for the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds plus a race for the Mechanics. Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free
Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Tilcon, Yankowski Enterprises, Triple Cities Mack, Dickie Keiper Speed Supplies, Ron Brown Hauling, Classic Cycles, Kim's Kreations, RockAuto.com, Howe's Comfort Inn and Santarelli And Sons Oil Company are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Hamlin Speedway, logon to their well documented website at: http://hamlinspeed.com or call the speedway hotline at: 570 420 5500. For video work or questions regarding the purchase of videos from the exciting on-track action at the Hamlin Speedway, contact videographer Barry Boyd at: http://boydracingvideos.com For top quality photos from all of the racing action at Hamlin contact Tim Krysiuk and Maxine Scherer at: http://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com/
Visit us often for a great night of racing action as............................................
The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" In The Poconos
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