Mountain Speedway 2002 schedule, rules announcement

ST. JOHNS, PA -- January 18, 2002 -- Mountain Speedway has put the final touches on the 2002 schedule and the division rules. Both are back from the printers, and are available. Rules meetings were held last month with drivers from all five of...

ST. JOHNS, PA -- January 18, 2002 -- Mountain Speedway has put the final touches on the 2002 schedule and the division rules. Both are back from the printers, and are available.

Rules meetings were held last month with drivers from all five of the regular racing divisions, giving them the opportunity to voice their opinions, providing input into the 2002 rules. The two days of meetings were well attended by current and future race teams. Based on comments during the meetings, teams brought many good ideas and suggestions, many of which found their way into the final version of the rules.

A copy of the rulebooks can be picked at D&B Towing in Hazleton, (570) 454-8197 while registering your car. Drivers can also send their registration check to: D&B Towing, Box 381-L, Hazleton, PA 18202. A registration form and rulebook will be sent back to them. One copy of the rulebook comes free with the car registration.

Mountain Speedway's motto for the 2002 racing season is, "Racing into the Future". Not only is this our motto, it is our vision. "Last year, we introduced a number of new races. They'll be on the schedule again this year, along with some more new special events that should get the fans and drivers excited about 2002", says Director of Operations, and schedule architect, Billy Bartley. Bartley has been given the green light from promoter Joe Calavini to "load up" the schedule. By all indications, it will be an exciting season at the speedway for both fans and drivers.

The racing season gets started with two practice and inspection dates on consecutive Sunday afternoons in March, on the 17th and 24th. Qualifying for all divisions will be held on April 7th, with opening day the following weekend, April 14th.

Spread out through the season, divisions will be competing in special, non-point, extra purse races. Joining last years highly successful Street Stock Shootout, will be the Factory Stock Frenzy, Late Model Northeast Nationals, and the Modified Top Gun. Each division will also get a chance to bring the cars onto the front stretch, allowing fans young and old to come out for pictures and autographs.

Another special event added to the schedule that should get the heart pounding of race fans, will be the appearance of monster trucks Sudden Impact and Eradicator. They'll be at the speedway on May 18th for a car crushing freestyle show.

Once again this year, ending the year will be the 3rd annual King of the Mountain race, the weekend of October 5th and 6th. Capping off the event, will be the 100 lap Modified feature. Also included in the program are; Late Models, Street Stock, Factory Stocks, and the Slingshots making an appearance on Saturday.

Both the 2002 rulebooks and schedule are available for downloading on the internet at www.speedwaytech.com.

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