Minersville, PA - (March 21) Terry Meitzler of Kutztown, PA feels he is ready to be a serious contender for the 2001 Big Diamond Raceway's NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modified point championship. Meitzler will get his first 2001 shot at...
Minersville, PA - (March 21) Terry Meitzler of Kutztown, PA feels he is ready to be a serious contender for the 2001 Big Diamond Raceway's NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modified point championship.
Meitzler will get his first 2001 shot at the Big Diamond Raceway 3/8th-mile when the gates swing open for the track's 30th racing season on Sunday afternoon, April 1. Racing is scheduled to get underway at 2 PM featuring the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds, NASCAR ShorTrack Sportsman and NASCAR Roadrunners.
"We have a full season under our belts as a team and we should be a lot more prepared this year," commented Meitzler on his relationship with Dick Biever's Alpha Mills 14 team. "Last year was my first time in a Troyer car and the first season in six years since I ran at Big Diamond. We have a bunch of good guys on the team but they were all new to me. We should be ready to race this year!"
Meitzler was competitive all season long in the yellow 14 at Big Diamond and did finish fourth in points. But a season without any feature wins left the team hungry.
Both Terry Meitzler, as a driver, and Dick Biever, as a car owner, have visited the Big Diamond winner's circle a time or two in their careers. Meitzler's win came in the Meitzler Family's 21A modified. Biever's successes have come in his traditional 14 cars, which ran at Diamond since the track opened in the early 1970's, and he actually won the 1977 Big Diamond Track Championship with driver Smokey Warren in 1977
"As long as we can win a few races we should but in a position to contend for the championship. Last year we fell just a few points short on the points chase at Grandview Speedway (in the Meitzler family-owned 21A) but I'd sure like to win a points title at Big Diamond in the 14.
Following the April 1 season opener, Big Diamond Raceway has another Sunday afternoon show slated for April 8 featuring the Modifieds, Sportsman and Roadrunners. The, after taking the Easter weekend off, the track moves to a weekly Friday night format on April 20 for the remainder of the year with an 8 PM starting time.
For more information on Big Diamond Raceway call (570)-544-6434 or check the speedway website at www.bigdiamondraceway.com.