Auto Racers for Kids night this Sunday at Eriez!eriez
“Run what ya brung” for Super Late Models!
Hammett, PA (July 6, 2018): Sunday, July 8, will be the annual Auto Racers for Kids Charity night with lots of fun things for kids and adults who are kids at heart. Among the activities will be sand art, face painting, clowns and a “Silent Auction”. Door panels from local racers will be among the items auctioned. If racers have a door panel or any other items they’d like to donate, please bring them to the track office next Sunday. The Auto Racers for Kids charities this summer will benefit The Refuge, the 2nd Harvest Food Bank Back Pack Program, the NWP Autism Society Lego Social Program, Erie Dawn, and the Bethesda Trinity Center.
On track, all six divisions will compete with the Super Late Model being “Run what ya brung”, meaning body rules are suspended for the night, allowing teams to experiment with different aerodynamic packages, including sideboards, wings, and air dams.
Max Blair is the current Plyler Entry Systems points leader over former champion Dave Hess Jr by six points. Former champion Bumpy Hedman is third with Chad Wright fourth, and Breyton Santee fifth. Blair has three wins and Santee has one.
Blair also leads the Bonnell’s Auto Group RUSH Crate Late Model standings. His lead is 12 points over Scott Gurdak with Kyle Zimmerman third, Eric Wilson fourth, and Darrell Bossard fifth. Blair won all three weeks the class competed.
Joel Watson leads the Ran-Den Excavating E-Mod standings by fifty markers over Gary Eicher. Last week’s winner Troy Johnson is third with Mike Kinney fourth and Steve Simon fifth. Watson has two wins while Eicher and Johnson each have one this season.
John Boardman has a nineteen point lead over former champion Chris McGuire in the Nelson-Lynwood Street Stock championship chase. Wes McCray is third with Bill Applebee fourth, and Kyle Couchenour fifth. Last week’s winner Boardman, Jimmy Kennerknecht, McGuire, and Kyle Couchenour each have one win.
With a win June 10, Kyle Miller is tied for the lead with Eric Reinwald, not yet a feature winner in 2018, in the Johnson’s Car Care Economod standings. Matt Alexander is a distant third, 84 points off the pace. Ty Rhoades, with two wins this season in two appearances, is fourth with Mitch Wright fifth. Geoff Conn got his first-ever win last Sunday.
Skip Jackson, without a win this far in the season, leads the Niemeyer’s Garage Super Challenger standings over Dylan Greene, who won his first-ever feature last Sunday in one of the most exciting finishes ever in the division. The spread is nine points. Jeff Nunemaker is third with Chris Horton fourth and Josh Crull fifth.
Eriez Speedway is located on Sampson Road, just off Lake Pleasant Road in the town of Hammett, PA, 3 miles south of Interstate 90. Take Route 8 South from Interstate 90 Exit 29 and follow the signs starting in Hammett. Admission for this special event is $16.00 for Adults, $13 for seniors and military (with ID), children 6 – 15 $7, 5 and under free. A general admission family pass for two adults and up to four kids under 16 is available for $40.00. Pit admission is $30 for all ages. Fan gates open at 4:30 PM and pit gates open at 3:30 PM with the first green flag shown at 6:30 PM.