THIS SATURDAY’S KING OF THE CAN AT PENN CAN TO BRING DOWN THE CURTAIN ON AREA RACING FOR THE 2015 SEASON

Date: 11/5/2015 10:44:18 PM

THIS SATURDAY’S KING OF THE CAN AT PENN CAN TO BRING DOWN THE CURTAIN ON AREA RACING FOR THE 2015 SEASON

   Unseasonably warm temperatures will usher in the King of the Can Finale this Saturday at Penn Can Speedway. The 2015 curtain closer for area race fans will feature championship deciding events for the Race of Champions Sportsman and Street Stocks, along with big events for the IMCA Style Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Four Cyilnders and Slingshots by Tobias. Race time is 2:00 p.m.

   Saturday offers fans in the Twin Tiers a final opportunity to see a race in person before winter sets in and it is set up to be a great show. The Race of Champions Sportsman and Street Stocks will crown their series champions on Saturday. The IMCA Style Modifieds will be making their only appearance of the season at Penn Can and will be racing for one of their biggest purses of the season. The same can be said for the Factory Stocks and Four Cylinders as they will be racing for their biggest purses all year.

   The Race of Champions Sportsman feature will pay $1,000 to win and will offer a bonus to the top three 602 Crate Sportsman across the line. The bonus will pay $100, $75 and $50 respectively to the top three 602 Crates across the line.

   A driver like 2015 point runnerup Ryan Olsommer will look to take advantage of the bonus as the 602 Crate Sportsman driver has beat the open Sportsman before at Penn Can and will look to do it again on Saturday. He is near the top of the RoC Sportsman standings and will put his home track knowledge to work as he attempts to knock top point getters like Kevin Jordan, Kenny Hammond and Charlie Hendrickson off the top of the heap.

   The RoC Street Stock title will go right down to the wire. Point leader Gene Sharpsteen has seen 2015 Penn Can Speedway Track Champion Shane Wolf, Jr. cut into his lead. Wolf has won the past two RoC races at Five Mile Point going into his home track this Saturday.

   The IMCA Style Modifieds will be making their only appearance of the season at Penn Can on Saturday with the winner taking home $600 for his or her efforts. Last year brothers Brad and Eddie Sites came home first and second in this race. The two brothers came across the line in the same order last Friday in the Empire Series event at Five Mile Point. They will lead the IMCA Style Modifieds to town this Saturday.

   The race was to pay $500 to win but Matt Roberts of M.R. Grafix has added an additional $100 to the winners share as well as $100 to second place. He will also provide $50 gift certificates to the third and fourth place finishers. In addition, drivers Mike and Tyler Stoddard of MT Head Racing are adding $50 to the second and third place finishers in the race. That means that the winner will now take home $600 with second paying $450 and $350 going to the third place finisher.

   The Factory Stocks will race for $400 to win on Saturday, by far their biggest purse of the year.  Jeremy Williams is the 2015 Track Champion and was followed in the standings by Jason Travis, Ted Mills, Jr., Kris Shimer and Ned Fitch. Track rules and Skyline rules will be enforced for the Factory Stocks.

   Andy Brigham has a lot on the line on Saturday. Brigham won the first Four Cylinder race of the King of the Can Weekend and took home the $400 top prize. If he can win again on Saturday he will pocket another $400 plus a $200 bonus for sweeping the weekend, giving him a $1,000 payday for the two days of racing.

   The Slingshots by Tobias will round out the card on Saturday. Dylan Hoch topped the 25 car field the last time they were at Penn Can on August 8th. He was followed to the line by Brett Beiber, Cody Kline, Justin Thompson and Aaron Henneforth. They will run a 20 lap feature paying the National Purse if there are 16 or more cars.

   The track is prepped and ready to go. Come on out and take advantage of one final event in the area this Saturday when Penn Can Speedway wraps up the King of the Can Weekend. Pit gates will open at 11:00 a.m., grandstand gates at noon and racing takes the green flag at 2:00 p.m. Penn Can Speedway is located on Route 171 in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.



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