Staff Report

Car Shows This Weekend

Don’t forget you can get out this weekend and see some race cars. The Twin-State Auto Racing Club is holding their 39th Annual Car Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Shenango Valley Mall in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. Autographs will be available on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with flags provided for the kids. The track promoter’s session will follow from 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Midway Speedway will host its Stock Car Show at the Colony Square Mall this weekend in Zanesville, Ohio. Race cars will be on display Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Fans will also be able to get information on the upcoming season at Midway Speedway.

News On Lorain County Speedway

Lorain County Speedway (Elyria, OH) plans to open on Saturday, April 20th. That news was released in a Facebook post on Sunday. An official schedule, along with names of new management have not been released. The 2019 will close on October 11, 12 and 13 with the annual Cavalcade event. More details are expected soon.

Saldana To Run FAST Championship Series

It was announced Tuesday that Joey Saldana will run the FAST Championship Series, teaming up with Jamie Miller to run the No. 6 410ci sprint car. The deal also includes Saldana running the No. 17 machine for select events throughout the year including the 59th Annual Knoxville Nationals.

Saldana has captured the checkered flag with the World of Outlaws 105 times. He has 74 feature wins with the All Star Circuit of Champions. Saldana also won Ohio Sprint Speedweek in 1997 and 1999.

Jackson County Speedway Sold

A post on the Jackson County Speedway Facebook page Tuesday announced that the ¼-mile dirt oval had been sold. Harold McCormick, the promoter of Ona Speedway in Ona, West Virginia once the deal is officially complete with McCormick planning to run racing on Friday nights.

Waltrip And Marlin Coming To Race

A pair of two-time Daytona 500 winners will be racing in Ohio this summer. Michael Waltrip and Sterling Marlin will both visit Shadybowl Speedway in De Graff. Waltrip will race with the Vores Compact Touring Series on July 20.  Marlin will run one week later on July 27. The track is running contests on its Facebook page for opportunities to meet both Waltrip and Marlin.

Waltrip went to victory lane in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 4 times, winning the Daytona 500 in 2001 and 2003. Marlin won 10 races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, winning The Great American Race in 1994 and 1995.