by Brian Deitz

Racing This Weekend

Fans have three options as more tracks start to get the 2019 season started. Attica Raceway Park will open Friday night with 410 sprints, 305 sprints and UMP late models. If Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate Friday night, a rain date is scheduled for Saturday.

Atomic Speedway will have a full show on Saturday, featuring late models, modifieds and sport mods. On Sunday, Atomic Speedway will open again with sport mods, two divisions of compacts and a 50-lap enduro.

Hilltop Speedway will hold a 100-lap enduro Saturday afternoon following test and tune. The approximate start time for the enduro is 4:30 p.m.

Prize Money Announced For AFCS

In its first season, the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont 410 Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group and the KS Sales & Service AFCS 305 Championship Series Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will hand out over $65,000 in cash and awards.

“The amount of support reinforces the fact Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway have a phenomenal fan base, a talented group of race car drivers and dedicated businesses that see the value in supporting the series,” said series director Duance Hancock.

The AFCS starts on April 12 at Attica Raceway Park, followed by the season-opener at Fremont Speedway one night later. In all, there will be 18 AFCS 410 Sprint events and 14 AFCS 305 Sprint shows. The overall number will be split evenly between both tracks.

New Date Set For Buckeye Spring 50

After rain washed out racing at Atomic Speedway last weekend, officials with the track and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series have announced the show has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 11. The rescheduled event will be a complete program. Tickets and armbands from the event will be honored on the make-up date or any event during the Atomic Speedway season of equal value.

Track News

The future of Lorain County Speedway and Jackson County Speedway remains cloudy. A prospective buyer for both tracks backed out of deals, leaving the 2019 season and future of both in limbo. The same individual also allegedly defaulted on a lease of Ona Speedway in West Virginia. Though we aren’t into bashing individuals, we did want to update the status of the tracks as has been made public on social media.

250 Speedway in Cadiz, Ohio will remain closed. The track shutdown last season and a Rosebud Mining Company sign has been seen in front of the track since.

More Mall Shows

Race fans have more opportunities to get out and see cars before they hit the track. The Miami Valley Centre Mall in Piqua, Ohio. The show opens Friday morning at 9 a.m. and closes Sunday afternoon at 6 p.m.

Midvale Speedway will have cars on display at the New Towne Mall March 30 and 31.

On the east end of the state, Raceway 7 is looking for cars for the Powersports & Dirt Track Show at Ashtabula Towne Square. That show is April 6 and 7.