Selinsgrove preps for 2004

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway officials are finalizing plans for the upcoming 2004 season at the Snyder County oval. The season will open on Fri., March 19, 8 p.m., with the first of six 410 sprint car races at the track in 2004 as...

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway officials are finalizing plans for the upcoming 2004 season at the Snyder County oval.

The season will open on Fri., March 19, 8 p.m., with the first of six 410 sprint car races at the track in 2004 as part of the Third Annual Susquehanna Valley 410 Sprint Car Series.

The 410 sprint cars will also make appearances at Selinsgrove on Fri., March 26; Sun., May 2 (Opperman Memorial); Sun, July 4 (PA Speedweek); Sun., Aug. 1 (with super sportsman); and Sat., Sept. 18 (National Open).

The Cindy Rowe Auto Glass 358 sprint cars will make their season debut on Sat., March 20, 6 p.m., and will be the track's weekly headline division for the fourth consecutive season.

A regular show in 2004 will consist of the Cindy Rowe sprint cars, MAPCO Machine Shop late models, Salem RV Center/Keller's Auto Body pro stocks and roadrunners.

The late models will join the weekly racing cards beginning Sat., April 3.

Selinsgrove Speedway will host its annual motorsports show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall, Hummels Wharf, Sun., Feb. 15 through Sat., Feb 21. Race teams interested in placing their cars in the show should call 570-523-8420.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the 1/5-mile track located inside of the half-mile oval, will begin its fourth season of operation on Sun., March 14, 12 p.m., with a complete program of go kart racing. Sunday afternoon go kart racing will continue through March 28.

Raceway Park will switch to weekly Friday night competition beginning April 2, 8 p.m., when the Selinsgrove Ford micro sprints join the go karts.

Local go kart competitors Cliff Loss, Penns Creek, and Chuck Paige, Middleburg, recently posted strong finishes in the WKA-sanctioned events in Daytona, Fla. Loss and Paige finished third and sixth, respectively, out of more than 100 entries in controlled mediums.

Selinsgrove Speedway's official website can be located at selinsgrovespeedway.com.

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