Rick’s Racing Roundup: Rainy Weather Forces Limited Racing Action This Past Weekend

Wet weather was the story this past holiday weekend as rain washed out nearly all the racing action in western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

(Pictured above: Ricky Lewis after his first career BOSS win on Friday, June 30, at Lernerville Speedway. Photo by Rick Rarer.)

On Friday night, Lernerville Speedway was able to sneak their racing program in before the rain hit the area and stayed around for the weekend.

It was the BOSS Wingless Sprint Series and the RUSH sprints and modifieds, highlighting the card along with the big block modifieds.

The BOSS series never disappoints at Lernerville and this past Friday was no different. Another great race saw Ricky Lewis score his first career BOSS win in exciting fashion over Jesse Vermillion and Isaac Chapple.

Fab 4 racing will return to Lernerville Speedway this Friday and the following Friday. Then on Tuesday, July 18, the All-Star Circuit of Champions will return to the Sarver oval for the 32nd annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, paying $25,000 to the winner. The Allegheny Sprint Tour 305 sprints will also be on the card making for a sprint car double header.

This weekend, fans and racers will hope for better weather when Fab 4 racing returns to Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway presents one of its biggest races of the season.

Dale Blaney is the most recent winner at Sharon Speedway and will be a favorite to win this Saturday's race honoring his late father. Photo by Rick Rarer.

Dale Blaney is the most recent winner at Sharon Speedway and will be a favorite to win this Saturday’s race honoring his late father. Photo by Rick Rarer.

This Saturday, Sharon will honor the late Lou Blaney. Lou was one of the best sprint car and modified drivers in the history of western Pennsylvania racing.

Highlighting the card will be Tony Stewart’s All-Star Circuit of Champions racing for a $10,000 winner’s check along with the BRP Modified Tour. One of the best and one of the most popular drivers of his time, the Lou Blaney Memorial is definitely one of the most popular races of the season. All the area’s best racers will be there to honor Lou.

So far this season Sharon has run three sprint car races, Dave and Dale Blaney have won all three and would love nothing more than to keep that streak going for their late father. Along with a full racing program, there will be several fundraisers with all the proceeds going to the Ryan Blaney Foundation to help fight Alzheimer’s.

Tri-City Raceway will not be in action this Sunday as the Northwest PA Truck and Tractor Pullers Association visits on Saturday. Racing will resume at the Venango County oval on Sunday, July 16, with Christmas in July and the regular weekly classes highlighted by the 410 sprints and 358 modifieds.

Michael’s Mercer Raceway will not be in action this weekend but will resume on Saturday, July 15, with their biggest sprint car race of the season. The Western Pennsylvania Championship will return for the 29th time since its inception in 1966, when Ralph Quarterson won the inaugural event.

This year’s event will pay the winner a cool seven thousand dollars. Joining the 410 sprint cars will be the FASTRAK modifieds, and the mini stocks, pro stocks, and the junior sprints.

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