MINERSVILLE, PA. -- Following a rainy month of May, race fans in the coal region are hoping for warm weather and rain-free Friday nights as Big Diamond Speedway will play host to four nights of racing in June.
The highlight of the month is the return of the sprint cars to the 3/8th's-mile oval as the United Racing Company invades the track on June 17 for a 'Night of Wings' which will also see the track's headline division, the CJ's Tire & Automotive Services 358 modifieds bolt on sail panels which are mandatory for the night.
The Schuylkill Mall Night race date is one of the most anticipated nights of the season as the sprint cars are a large draw at the track as they produce high speeds and side-by-side action.
The month of June begins this Friday with a $10 admission for a four-division show of U.S.S. Achey sportsman, Savage 61 roadrunners, No Sweat Service Group street stocks and the 600 modifieds. It will also be the Red, White and Blue Auto sportsman challenge for the top 11 in points.
On Friday, the gates will open at 5:30 with warm-ups at 7:45 and racing getting underway at 8:15. Kids 12-and-under along with active military with a valid ID are free.
The 358 modifieds return on June 10 for the Savage 61 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ramsey Night which offers a $6 general admission price for a three-division show of 358 modifieds, sportsman and roadrunners.
The 'Night of Wings' on June 17 will also see the 358 modifieds and roadrunners in action along with an Enduro Dash 60.
June wraps up on the 24th with the Jason's Automotive Night featuring the Street Stock 30 Summer Shootout. The event pays $1,081 to win along with a cash dash. The 358 modifieds, sportsman and roadrunners round out the four-division card.
Looking ahead to July, the month opens with the prestigious Georgie Stevenson Memorial on the 1st. The 30-lap feature for the 358 modifieds pays $4,000 to win and $300 to take the green along with the Mark’s Service Center cash dash. The sportsman feature pays $1,000 to win. Also on the card on July 1 will be the roadrunners, 600 modifieds and fireworks.
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