Staff Report

Barberton Speedway Sold

It was announced at the Barberton Speedway banquet that the track has been sold. Greg Prunty and Dennis Knox are the new owners, acquiring the track from Mike and Pat Mazzagati. Drivers and fans were directed to keep an eye on the Barberton Speedway Facebook page for future updates.

All Star Sprints point fund money increases

The 2020 points champion with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions will take home $65,000. That’s up from $51,000 in 2019. In total, $258,000 will be paid out amongst the top-twelve teams in the final point standings. That marks a $58,000 increase from 2019.

You can see the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions in Ohio on the following dates:

April 10 & 11: Attica Raceway Park

April 25: Wayne County Speedway

May 2: Sharon Speedway

June 12: Attica Raceway Park – Ohio Sprint Speedweek

June 13: Eldora Speedway – Ohio Sprint Speedweek

June 14: Waynesfield Raceway Park – Ohio Sprint Speedweek

June 15: Wayne County Speedway – Ohio Sprint Speedweek

June 16: Sharon Speedway – Ohio Sprint Speedweek

June 17: Muskingum County Speedway – Ohio Sprint Speedweek

June 18: Fremont Speedway – Ohio Sprint Speedweek

June 19: Limaland Motorsports Park – Ohio Sprint Speedweek

June 20: Portsmouth Raceway Park – Ohio Sprint Speedweek

July 3: Attica Raceway Park

July 4: Fremont Speedway

July 11: Sharon Speedway

September 4 & 5: Attica Raceway Park

September 6: Wayne County Speedway

September 26: Eldora Speedway

New Sponsors announced at Attica Raceway Park

Dirt Nerds Pod Cast and Propane.com have secured sponsorship in the UMP Late Model division for 2020 at Attica Raceway Park. They join Callie’s Performance Products (410 sprints) and Fremont Fence Company (305 sprints) who both return as sponsors.

“We are pleased to bring Propane.com and Dirt Nerds Pod Cast into our family at Attica and look forward to promoting them. Callie’s Performance Products and Fremont Fence have been long time supporters of Attica Raceway Park and racing throughout the area and we are thankful for their continued backing,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park in a press release earlier this week.

Attica Raceway Park is scheduled to open the 2020 season on Friday, March 20.

RUSH Late Model Touring Series schedule released

For the first time since 2016 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio) will host the RUSH Late Model Touring Series. The division ran weekly at Sharon Speedway from 2011 – 2014. The RUSH Late Model Touring Series will join the RUSH Sprint Cars and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds at Sharon on Saturday, July 18. A second tour date could be added on Saturday, September 11.

Sticking with Sharon

Sharon Speedway will open its 91st anniversary season on Saturday, May 2 with the All Star Circuit of Champions and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Among the season sponsors this year at Sharon Speedway: Hovis Auto & Truck Supply (headline divisions), Gibson Insurance Agency (stocks), HTMA/Precise Racing Products (RUSH Sportsman Modifieds) and Elite Series (Econo Mods).

OVSCA schedule is out

The Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association will open its season on Saturday, April 11 at Wayne County Speedway. The tentative schedule is shown below.

April 11: Wayne County Speedway
May 2: Ohio Valley Speedway
May 9: Muskingum Speedway
May 16: Wayne County Speedway
June 6: Porthsmouth Raceway Park
June 13: Ohio Valley Speedway
July 4: Wayne County Speedway
July 25: Portsmouth Raceway Park
August 1: Muskingum County Speedway
August 8: Ohio Valley Speedway
August: 22: Wayne County Speedway
August 29: Portsmouth Raceway Park
September 6: 35 Raceway
September 26: Wayne County Speedway

General Tire extends with ARCA

The ARCA Menards Series and General Tire have agreed to keep General Tire as the exclusive tire supplier through 2024. The deal makes General Tire the official tire and sole supplier for the ARCA Menards Series along with the ARCA Menards Series East and West.

Race fans in Ohio have two opportunities to see ARCA in 2020. Toledo Speedway will host the ARCA Menards Series East on Saturday, May 16 and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will welcome the ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Showdown on Friday, May 29.