MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY ‘OCTOBERFAST’ 150 NEXT UP FOR
FERRIS MOWERS RACE OF CHAMPIONS ASPHALT MODIFIED SERIES
FUELED BY SUNOCO
Emerling and Hossfeld Lead Championship Battle to the
Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by
Sunoco heads to the quarter-mile confines of the Mahoning Valley
Speedway in Lehighton, Pa., for the Octoberfast 150 this coming
Saturday (October 22). The 150-lap event is sure to be exciting with
much on the line for the Series in regard to the championship, but
Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., and Chuck Hossfeld or
Ransomville, N.Y., will lead the Race of Champions stars to the
track to do battle with Mahoning Valley Speedway weekly racers like
Eric Beers of Northampton, Pa., Earl Paules of Palmerton, Pa., as
well as veteran racers like Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., who
frequents both Mahoning and the Race of Champions Series. Beers
scored the win in the Race of Champions series opener at Mahoning
this past April.
“It’s going to be very competitive,” offered Beers, who is the 2016
Mahoning Valley Speedway track champion. “There is a good purse on
the line as well as those guys racing for a championship. In 150
laps at Mahoning, pretty much anything can happen and usually does.
It’s going to be exciting and something that race fans are not going
to want to miss.”
Emeriling and Hossfeld have dueled all season with Emerling winning
an amazing eight races thus far. Hossfeld has set the benchmark with
“fast times” during the group time trial format dating back to
Emerling setting fast time at Mahoning in April. It has developed
into a heated yet respectful rivalry that will play out in the next
two races starting with Octoberfast at Mahoning.
“My guys have done an awesome job and have worked their tails off
all year,” offered Hossfeld. “Mahoning will be no different. It’s a
unique track that presents some different challenges, but we will be
up to the task when the time comes and we are looking forward to it.
Hopefully, we catch a few good breaks and things go our way.”
The green-white-checker group qualifying sessions begin at 4:00pm at
Mahoning with racing to follow in fast-paced fun-filled afternoon.
For more information visit
www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com or call 570-386-4900 or
Octoberfast Saturday, October
22, 2016 (Rain Date: Sunday 2:00 pm, October 23, 2016)
RoC Modifieds – 150 laps, $5000-to-win ($300-to-start. 26 starters)
Late Models – 60 laps, $1500-to-win
Street Stocks – 75 laps, $1500-to-win (final race of American Rental Street
Stock Gamblers Series)
Hobby Stocks – 40 laps, $500-to-win
All Star Slingshots – 20 laps
Entry fees are as follows – Modifieds $75, Late Models, Street Stocks $40,
Hobby Stocks $20, All Star Slingshots $15
There are 100 bonus show-up points towards 2016 championship standings for
Mahoning Modified, Late Model, Street Stock and Hobby Stock teams.
Pit gates open at 10:00 am. Pit entrance fee is $50.
Early paid practice takes place ($25 per car) from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Main grandstands open at 1:00 pm. Grandstand admission is $25. There are no
discounts for this event. Kids 10 and under are free.
11:15 am Modified inspection begins
Noon – Modified tire sales begin
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm sign-in for all classes
2:15 pm – Modified only drivers meeting takes place at RoC hauler (Regular
driver meeting for all other classes TBA)
2:30 pm – Practice begins for all classes
4:00 pm – Modifieds to run green-white-checker timed hot lap session to
establish heat race lineups
Opening ceremonies to follow hot lap session
A complete competition format for the Modifieds which includes rules and
payout is posted on the Mahoning Valley Speedway website.
We will be having a trick or treat behind the tower for children ages 12 and
under during intermission. We are asking all drivers to participate with
treats for the children if possible.
There will be a costume contest for children 10 and under before
intermission. Ages groups: 4 and under, 5-7, 8 -10
Best Appearing costume in each age group and Best Appearing costume
ALL AFOREMENTIONED SCHEDULED EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Dino Oberto /
Mahoning Valley Speedway
October 18, 2016