Selinsgrove 'Pack the Track' preview

'Pack The Track' May 4 -- Free General Admission, May purse increases announced. 5/2/02 Selinsgrove, Pa - With recent track re-conditioning efforts now completed, the stage is set for one of the biggest nights of the 2002 season this Saturday at...

'Pack The Track' May 4 -- Free General Admission, May purse increases announced.

5/2/02 Selinsgrove, Pa - With recent track re-conditioning efforts now completed, the stage is set for one of the biggest nights of the 2002 season this Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway. May 4 will see the track return to action with Pack The Track Night II on the agenda.

Gates open at 4 p.m. for the four-division program of sprint cars, late models, pro stocks and roadrunners. General admission fans will be permitted free access to the event in an effort to Pack The Track.

In its second year, the free to the public night of racing is designed to showcase the track's slate of exciting racing action that can be viewed throughout the season for the low weekly price of just $8.00.

In other speedway news, generous purse increases have been announced for two upcoming shows in May.

May 18 will be Auto Locator Night at the speedway and courtesy of the Mount Joy based new and used automotive trade publication, the sprint, late model and pro stock winners will each receive an increased payoff.

Sprint cars will vie for a $1,425 top prize while the late model and pro stock winners will each take home $1,225 and $250 respectively.

May 25 will be the 22nd Annual Jack Gunn Memorial for sprint cars sponsored by HPI of Selinsgrove. Located just a few minutes from the speedway, the housing product supplier will increase the top-three finishing positions in all three-marquee divisions on HPI night to the tune of $1,500.

Run in honor of the successful former speedway promoter, the sprint car Gunn Memorial will find the winner taking home at least $1,500 with an additional $250 paid to the runner-up and $125 for third.

Late models will race for an additional $250, $125 and $75 respectively as will the pro stocks in increments of $100, $75 and $25. TJ Stutts is the defending Gunn Memorial sprint winner.

Thus far in 2002 in three events contested, three different winners have emerged in the sprint car division. Opening day fell to teenage Langhorne driver Kyle Purks while Selinsgrove's Blane Heimbach won the second show and veteran Jim Nace of Thompsontown picked up the most recent event.

In late model action, Blain's Jeff Smith has walked off with two victories to Scott Haus' one and Kyle Bachman has won a pair of pro stock mains over Gerald Kratzer.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Jeff Smith