by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH July 24, 2019 Back on July 6, Sharon Speedway hosted the 11th annual “Lou Blaney Memorial” to honor Lou (father to Dave and Dale Blaney, and grandfather to Ryan Blaney) and his accomplishments. After retiring from his legendary racing career, Lou suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for many years before eventually passing away in 2009.

Every year, a live auction, which includes many racing and non-racing related items, is held at the event with all proceeds from the auction going directly to the Alzheimer’s Association. Due to weather complications during the afternoon of this year’s memorial event, the live auction has transitioned to a running online auction, which will last for 10 days. The Auction will start Thursday July 25 at 9am and run for 10 days (ending on August 3 at 11:59pm). Link to the site is https://www.biddingowl.com/RBFamilyFoundation

There are 17 items listed:

* Tony Stewart signed hat and crewshirt

* Kyle Busch signed die cast car package

* Chase Elliott signed racing gloves

* Thom Duma LANA Gold Earrings

* NASCAR racing tire signed by Jimmie Johnson

* Richard Petty/Bubba Wallace signed STP hat

* 4 tickets to the Richmond NASCAR race including pre-race pit passes and hospitality

* Dave Blaney sprint car nose wing signed by Dave and Ryan Blaney

* Harley Davidson outdoor umbrella and chair set

* Discount Tire photo signed by all 3 Penske NASCAR drivers (Blaney, Logano, Keselowski) and die cast cars

* Lou Blaney Corn Hole Boards

* 2 Tickets in the clubhouse for all 4 nights of the Knoxville Nationals

* 16 Person Suite for the World of Outlaw Late Model race at Sharon Speedway

* Menards Racing Jacket and Racing Shoes signed by Ryan Blaney

* 2 bottles of Somnium wine from Danica Patrick’s Vineyard

* Bear X Bruzzer Crossbow

* Rascal Flatts & Chris Young Concert Tickets

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter @sharonspdwy.