2012 Big Kahuna Series Opens at Path Valley

Date: 3/12/2012 9:55:18 PM

 
2012 Big Kahuna Series Opens at Path Valley
 
The 2012 Speedway Entertainment promoted Big Kahuna Series will open Saturday,March 17th with a noon time start featuring the SpeedSTR's in Twin 20 competition and the central Pennsylvania limited late models.Also on the afternoon program card will be the MA Silver Tour opener for the Slingshots and the always popular Great American Enduro 100 which will see the Big Car and Small Car divisions run as one but be scored and paid separately.Open practices will be run throughout the day for anyone wanting some test and tune time.Also the track will be open until 5 :30 for test and tune time after the Great American Enduro 100 is completed.
 
The calls from the local late model and Enduro race teams have given promoter Rich Tobias something to be excited about."I have been getting calls from late model teams from Bedford,Selinsgrove and Grandview asking about this event and we hope they give us a try",Tobias recently stated.He also wanted to make sure that the $100 to win and over $4100 payout was in line with the local tracks running this class.
 
The SpeedSTR's will be running a Twin 20 show that will see $1000 to win each and start the 2012 American Regional point season for the added bonus points that will be used to name the 2012 STR National Champion that will be rewarded with $5000 at the annual awards banquet.
 
The Slingshots will take to the spacious 1/4 mile oval and be looking to be in victory lane for the 2012 regional tour opener.$300 will be heading home with the Slingshot winner with a few of the Canadian teams looking to head south and showcase their talents before starting their regular season on the Quebec region speedways.2011 Slingshot National Champion Brett Bieber has shown some major interest in starting his 2012 season off on the right path as the Oley,PA racer should be one of the top runners at the Spring Run,PA speedplant.
 
The Great American Enduro racers will be running for an entry based payout and after seeing a 4 cylinder take an overall win at New Egypt in 2011,the stage is set for some bragging rights to be addressed in their season opener.2011 Big Kahuna Big Car champion Mark Naftzinger is hoping to keep his green and yellow # 3 at the front of the pack.
 
Looking to create a buzz at Path Valley this weekend will be 2011 WoO Late Model champion Rick Eckert as he will sit behind the wheel of the Valvoline # 3 SpeedSTR and hopes to mix it up with Canadian aces Carl Labonte and Yannick Poirier.The Langhorne Motorsports Team of 2011 American Region champion Kyle Hieber and his brother Gary will be looking to start their season at the front of the field.Freddy and Brandon Rahmer have been so close to winning and both have been taking their offseason seriously as they have completely reworked their cars from last year and can be considered a major threat to both take the win and be there in the season long point chase.
 
General admission will be $15.00 for ages 18 & over,$10.00 for ages 11-17 and under 6 will be Free with a paying adult.Ages 60 and over, along with proper ID'd military personnel will also be admitted for the $10.00 price.Pit gates open at 10 AM with spectator gates opening at 11 AM.
 
The plans to keep the show moving are set in place for many fans to do the "double"with Selingsrove,Port Royal and Lincoln all within traveling distance to see both events.
 
May 27th will be the next date on the Big Kahuna Series calendar with the 358 sprints,SpeedSTR's ,micro sprints and the Great American Enduro on the Memorial Day weekend card of events.
 
Any questions or more info can be obtained by calling 717-866-7450 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              717-866-7450      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or by email at speed17@aol.com.
 
 


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