Mike Leone

Public Relations

Hartford, OH October 15, 2020 Beginning with the 92nd anniversary season in 2021 and continuing through 2024, Whelen Engineering will be the presenting sponsor of the Econo Mod division at Sharon Speedway. In addition, the track will be utilizing Whelen’s safety lightning with their state-of-the-art traffic lights and light bars.

“We’re excited to welcome on Whelen as the divisional sponsor of the Econo Mods while at the same time upgrading our track safety lighting,” said Sharon general manager Dave Willoughby. “This will be another great improvement to the facility after the addition of the new red clay surface and infield fan zone in recent years. We have to thank Peter Tiezzi III for his efforts in allowing this partnership to happen.”

The Econo Mod division was created in 2010 and has been a weekly division ever since with strong car counts. A total of 135 races have been run with 32 different winners led by Brandon Blackshear with 21 victories.

Dave Blaney, one of the Sharon Speedway owners, had a previous relationship with Whelen Engineering when he competed full-time in NASCAR driving for Whelen-sponsored teams for several years.

Headquartered in Chester, CT, Whelen Engineering is a global leader in the lighting industry since its beginnings in the early 1950s. Whelen designs and manufactures reliable and powerful warning lights, white illuminating lighting, sirens, controllers, and high powered warning systems for automotive, aviation, and mass notification industries around the world.

Initially founded in a garage in Deep River, Connecticut, Whelen now boasts two world class facilities in the New England region and employs the largest design staff in the lighting industry at over 1,200 employees. For additional information, check out their website at

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 or call 330-772-5481. Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @sharonspdwy.