Slingshot Tour Events Go Full Swing

Date: 5/16/2011 6:29:30 PM

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May 16th,2011
                                           Slingshot Tour Events Go Full Swing
As Mother Nature seems to had her share of early season victories,the Slingshot by Tobias racers are already attending speedways in record numbers.With 27 teams entered in Kutztown's opener and 32 racers awaiting the MA Gold Tour opener at Hamlin last Saturday,it's apparent that race season has finally arrived as car counts at Borgers,Oakland Valley Dirt Track and Shellhammers has exceeded entry totals compared to the 2010 season.
The next 3 events are at speedways of different sizes and shapes with Selinsgrove's Raceway Park's D-shaped 1/5 mile getting the MA Silver Tour started on Friday May 20th after the April 22nd rainout at Lindas.Charlie Paige's Raceway Park is one of the favorite stops on the Slingshot Tour as Michael Glass's recent dominance will be severely tested by the MA Silver Tour regulars.Prior to last year's August showing,the Slingshot events at Raceway Park have had 4 straight 25 lap mains with NO cautions and photo finishes.
The MA Silver Tour heads to Kutztown Fair Speedway on May 25th as the Mike O'Pake Memorial on the paperclip 1/5th mile takes center stage beginning at 5 PM.Simon Egan,the Kutztown opener winner and the MA Gold winner at Hamlin will be the man to beat.The race is in memory of the Berks County State Representative who passed away last winter.O'Pake was very active in helping to keep auto racing alive and well in the area as he was instrumental in getting racing back at the New Reading Fairgrounds and also was a regular spectator at Kutztown.
The first Super National is slated for the high-banked 1/8th mile known as Shellhammer's Speedway located in Leesport,PA.The recent addition of the Slingshot class to Shellhammers has seen some very competitive racing with Brett Bieber,the 2 time defending champion and 2 time winner in 2011 Alex Schoffstall,the drivers to beat in the $2,000 to win Spring Spectacular on May 29th.Defending champion Ricky Yetter,has made arrangements to be in the mix to defend his crown.Over $5,000 in payout money is on the line with 22 cars slated to take the green.Qualifying for the top 15 spots is very simple,you go fast for a 1/4 mile you are in the field,if not,you have the letter mains to fall back on.Noon time the action begins.
The 2011 National Champion will receive $1200 + a new chassis / body combo with the 11th place driver getting $500 in the season ending point fund.

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