SHOWERS SHORTEN SPEEDWAY 95 WEDNESDAY SHOW
Just as the final qualifying race took the checkered flag at Speedway 95 Wednesday night, thunder, lightning and rain forced cancellation of the remainder of the Varney GMC-Buick-Mazda Wacky Wednesday show on July 6. The feature events scheduled for that night will be run next Wednesday night, July 13, in conjunction with the regularly scheduled show. Ted Ryder of Carmel and Darren Durrell of Newburgh each won one of the two qualifying races for the Little Enduro Series race scheduled for the night, and will start on the front row when the 25 lap series race is run next Wednesday night. Travis Beale of Hampden and Garret Hayman of Milford will be in the second row by virtue of their second place finishes in the qualifiers. Other heat race winners from the night were Danielle Beale of Hampden in the Ladies and Emma Libby of Glenburn in the Stars of Tomorrow. Jim Carr Jr. of Clifton took the win in the pick up trucks and Ed Cobb Jr. of LaGrange topped the field in the Big Enduros. The next regularly scheduled show at the speedway is Saturday night, July 9, at 7:00 p.m.
Following next Wednesday’s show on June 13, Speedway 95 will hold a mid-week double header by moving it’s Saturday night show to Thursday night July 14. The featured event on Thursday June 14 will be the “Wreaths Across America” Ikey Dorr Memorial 50 lap event for Street Stocks. Promoter Chuck Hall says he has cars coming from as far away as Canada to race for the $1000.00 top prize, and expects at least 40 cars to attempt to qualify. The purse also includes $20.00 for each lap led, so the possibility exists for a $2000.00 payoff to the winning Street Stock driver. The regular Saturday night Dysart’s Late Models, Sportsman, Sport-Fours and Bombers will all be in action on that special Thursday night show. There will be no racing at Speedway 95 on Saturday July 17.
The mid-week double header program will extend into the next week with a regular Wacky Wednesday show on July 20, and on Thursday, July 21, the 1st annual John Phippen Memorial 100 for the Dysart’s Late Models will highlight the mid week show. Track owner Del Merritt has posted a $1200.00 first prize for the event to date, with a possibility of more sponsorship being obtained between now and the 21st. Budweiser, King of Beers will sponsor the night’s regular activities, with the Good News Center, Banner and Signs of Hermon and Shirtworks working to promote the Phippen Memorial 100 lap Late Model event. Again, there will be no racing activities at Speedway 95 on Saturday, July 23.
Saturday night racing will resume at Speedway 95 on July 30.