Big Diamond Speedway open practice

Minersville, PA - Big Diamond Raceway will hold their first mid-week open practice session this Tuesday night, May 8, starting at 7 PM. The test session is open to the track's weekly Modified Stock Cars, Sportsman Stock cars and Roadrunners as...

Minersville, PA - Big Diamond Raceway will hold their first mid-week open practice session this Tuesday night, May 8, starting at 7 PM. The test session is open to the track's weekly Modified Stock Cars, Sportsman Stock cars and Roadrunners as well at other classes that may or may not be scheduled to appear at the speedway this season such 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. As this is the first open practice night to be held at the track, fans will be admitted FREE to the spectator areas.

"This is quite different than the semi-private, test and tune sessions scheduled by Mike Clay at the speedway last season," commented track general manager JoAnn Roehrig. "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.

"We hope to offer drivers needing more on-track experience a greater opportunity than they get during a Friday racing card. Also there are many teams seeking the right set-up with new or rebuilt equipment that will benefit from the track time."

NASCAR licenses will not be 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.

Racing at Big Diamond next Friday night, May 11, will be Kreiser Fuels' Tremont Quick Stop Night with the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds, NASCAR ShorTrack Sportsman and NASCAR Roadrunners participating in full cards. As an added bonus the Sportsman will also have their consolation and feature delayed from April 20 added to the card giving them a unique doubleheader yielding a four feature card.

For more information call (570) 544-6434 or check out the speedway's website at http://www.bigdiamondraceway.com.

-BDS

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