LEHIGHTON, Pa. – Mahoning Valley Speedway management have announced the paved quarter-mile oval will open its season on June 13 at 6 p.m.
The night’s line-up will feature the John “Peepers” Yerger Tribute, the first event of the Mahoning Valley Speedway Hall of Fame Series, plus Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Pro 4s and Rookie Hobby Stocks.
Sunday, June 14 at 2 p.m. will be the rain date if needed.
Yerger, at 90 years young, remains a solid fixture at Mahoning Valley. The legendary pavement specialist, who began his career in the late 1950’s at Allentown’s Dorney Park Speedway, won his first race in 1963 at Dorney Park, was triumphant in the early ’70s at Mahoning Valley and also took victories at Evergreen Raceway, his last happening there in 1978.
As a car owner he enjoyed great success with a slew of top talent wheeling his trademark No. 77 and No. 777 cars including such icons at John and Terry Markovic and Ronnie Dunstan to name a few.
The feature winner will earn $2250 with $500 for 10th.
Sportsman Modifieds are also welcome to compete in this show provided they run with modified wheels and tires. The Mahoning Valley Speedway Hall of Fame Series will also comprise the Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks.
The entry fee is $25, $20 and $15 for the Modifieds, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks respectively.
The track will also be resuming test and tune days beginning June 6-7 from Noon to 4 p.m. Test and tunes, as well as the start of the regular season, had been on hold since March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the two remaining test and tune days drivers in the Modifieds, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks will resume the quest for the overall fast time and the opportunity to have a guaranteed pick for the opening night redraw in those relevant classes.
Test and tune sessions are open to all regular track classes as well as any other types of racers.