Big Diamond open practice night

Minersville,PA - Big Diamond Raceway will hold their second midweek open practice session Tomorrow night, June 5, starting at 7 PM. The test session is open to the track's weeklyModified Stock Cars, Sportsman Stock cars and Roadrunners as well at...

Minersville,PA - Big Diamond Raceway will hold their second midweek open practice session Tomorrow night, June 5, starting at 7 PM. The test session is open to the track's weeklyModified Stock Cars, Sportsman Stock cars and Roadrunners as well at otherclasses that may or may not be scheduled to appear at the speedway this seasonsuch as Super Sportsman, Late Model Stocks, Street Stocks and Sprint Cars.

Plans call for hot lapping on the banked,3/8th-mile oval to start at 7 PM and tentatively end at 9:30 PM. The session may be extended if necessary to 10 PM. The main spectator gates will also be open with concessions open with a limited menu being available. Fans will be admitted FREE to the spectator areas.

This is quite different from the semiprivate, test and tune sessions scheduled by Mike Clay at the speedway last season. There is no high per car fee, no membership required and no restriction on the number of competitors that may take advantage of this opportunity. There will be a $15 dollar pit fee per person with insurance carried for a normal hot lap session with multiple cars of the same class on the track at the same time.

Drivers that attended last month's session were very pleased. This offers both drivers needing more on-track experience a greater opportunity than they get during a Friday racing card and assists teams seeking the right setup with new or rebuilt equipment.

NASCAR licenses are not required for pit admittance to this open practice but track or racing organization licenses may be used as one form of two identifications that will be required for entry to the pit areas. No minors will be allowed in the pit areas as per normal Big Diamond track requirements.

This Friday, June 8, will see the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds and the NASCAR Roadrunners competing in normal weekly cards but the NASCAR ShorTrack Sportsman will run two 15-lap features. Gates open at 6PM, hot laps at 7:30 and racing starts at 8 o'clock. For more information call (570) 544-6434 or check out the speedway's website at www.bigdiamondraceway.com.

-BDS

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