Race Is On at Selinsgrove This Weekend; 7th Annual Icebreaker for RoC Modifieds, Small Blocks & Sportsman Friday and Saturday

Date: 3/10/2014 8:20:01 PM

Race Is On at Selinsgrove This Weekend;  7th Annual Icebreaker for RoC Modifieds, Small Blocks & Sportsman Friday and Saturday


SELINSGROVE, PA - March 9, 2014 ---- Selinsgrove Speedway is on schedule to open the 2014 northeast outdoor racing season this weekend with Race of Champions action on Friday evening, March 14, for the small block modifieds and the RoC Big Block Modifieds and Sportsman on Saturday afternoon and early evening,, March 15. The event is the seventh annual Race of Champions season opener.


     Selinsgrove Speedway operator and weekly racing promoter Charlie Page and Icebreaker event promoter Joe Kaminski have moved the outlook for racing from a 'wait and see" position to an 'all go' status, giving racers and fans their first serious racing of the year in the .


     "Charlie told me last week that all looked good last week but Friday he shared that 80% of the snow on the grounds was removed or had melted and that the track was ready to take equipment for preparation on Monday," shared Kaminski this past weekend at the Gater News Motorsports Expo in Syracuse, NY. "The food has been ordered for the concession stands and barring a substantial rain or snow storm this week we will be racing this weekend."


     On Friday evening the Race of Champions Dirt Small Block Modifieds will do battle in a 25 lap event paying a minimum of $2,500 to win sponsored by Insinger Performance Products. There will also be practice for the RoC Big Block Modified teams along with the RoC Sportsman teams that will be in action on Saturday.


     "We are very proud to be sponsoring this event once again," shared Bruce Insinger, "Insinger Racing Fuels has been involved at the Selinsgrove for over 12 years now and has supported the RoC Icebreaker since it started at Selinsgrove. It is a great fit because we also provide fuel to most of the racers' involved in this event at their home speedways throughout the season as well so this is a chance for us to give back."


       For the Friday night race winner there will be an extra incentive on the line. Should the Friday night Modified winner go on to win the Saturday RoC Big Block event they would earn a $1,000 bonus.   The Saturday 40 lap event pays $5,000 to the race winner.   This would bring the weekend tally to over $8,500 for only 65 laps of feature racing.   The $1,000 bonus is once again being provided by an anonymous Selinsgrove Speedway race fan. 

         For the first time the Race of Champions Dirt Sportsman teams will be part of the big two day event at Selinsgrove and there has been a high level on interest in the opportunity to be a part of the inaugural event on the fast half-mile oval. On Saturday the Sportsman teams will compete in a 20 lap feature event that will pay a minimum of $1,200 to win.


    The Econo Lodge Inn and Suites of Shamokin Dam, located at 3249 North Susquehanna Trail on Routes 11 & 15, three miles North of the Selinsgrove Speedway, is once again the official host of the "Icebreaker Weekend" at the Selinsgrove Speedway, March 14-15. Sharon Wolfe, General Manager of the Econo Lodge is offering special racing weekend rates for the competitors and fans alike. Those looking for rooms should contact the Econo Lodge at (570) 743-1111 and mention "Selinsgrove Speedway" or "Icebreaker" to get the discounted racer rate.

         In addition to the specific event bonus programs that will be posted the Race of Champions has posted a “Month of March” bonus program for the early season events.   The RoC has posted an extra $3,000 to be awarded to the top five teams in the RoC points at the end of March.   March will not only see the Selinsgrove Speedway IceBreaker Weekend the tour

will head to the New Egypt Speedway on the following Saturday (March 22nd ).   The tour will wrap up the busy month of March on Saturday, March 29 th at the Bridgeport Speedway.


         Continuing support for the "Icebreaker Weekend" includes Reaction Graffix of New Buffalo, Selinsgrove Hotel as the official Party Headquarters, Utica-Rome Speedway, JGK Motorsports, Len Krautheim Auto Sales, Keith Sweigert Electric, Penske Racing Shocks, Shiley Fabrications, Middleburg IGA, Fast Axle GME Steerings, Reid's Tannery, and the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites of Shamokin Dam. 


         For more information on the Race of Champions Dirt Motorsports IceBreaker VII Weekend at Selinsgrove Speedway please phone the RoC offices at 607-775-5555 or log on to www.rocdirt.com.  You can also find RoC on Facebook.              


        To contact the Selinsgrove Speedway offices directly please phone their offices at 570-374-2999. To contact Ice Breaker event promoter Joe Kaminski please phone 570 -274-0404.

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