The calendar say March and that signifies the opening of Big Diamond Speedway in Forestville.
The unofficial start to the season began Monday, March 13 with the mall show which is being held at the Fairlane Village Mall in Pottsville.
The week-long show concludes tonight, Fri., March 17. There will be driver interviews along with a tire changing contest from 6-9 p.m.. Big Diamond Speedway apparel, pit licenses and season passes
will be available that night.
An open practice for any car with a roll cage will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. Following the practice there will be an Enduro Dash 50.
The 46th season opener will be held on Friday night March 31, as the Steel & Metal Service Center 358 modifieds compete in a 30-lap feature paying $4,000 to win. A rain date of April 7 has been set aside for opening night. It is also the first points race of the season.
Also on opening night, The U.S.S. Achey sportsman will race for $1,000 in a 20-lap feature while the Savage 61 roadrunners and the No Sweet Service Group street stocks round out the four-division card.
The month of April will see the return of a must-see, early-season modified event with the running of the 40 lap, Money in the Mountain big block/small block challenge which pays $6,000 to win and $400 to take the green.
The winner of the Money in the Mountain race earns a guaranteed starting spot, a $500 value, for the Tues., June 6, Short Track Super Series event at the track. The race carries a rain date of April 14.
Also in April, the United Racing Club kicks off its season by going wingless for the first time ever on Friday, April 28, on Steel & Metal Service Night, the new sponsor of the 358 modified division this year.