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Invaders list frows for Pa Sportsman Championship 50; Big Diamond Classic this Sunday pays $2000 to win. Minersville, PA - Sept. 25 - Big Diamond Raceway officially closes out the 2002 racing season with the biggest Sportsman race of the year,...

Invaders list frows for Pa Sportsman Championship 50; Big Diamond Classic this Sunday pays $2000 to win.

Minersville, PA - Sept. 25 - Big Diamond Raceway officially closes out the 2002 racing season with the biggest Sportsman race of the year, the first Pennsylvania State Sportsman Championships, on Sunday afternoon, September 29, at 2 o'clock.

The Sportsman Championship will go over 50-laps and pay a cool $2000 to win. The roadrunners will also be in action in a 20-lap feature event. Rounding out the card will be the first Big Diamond Raceway Powder Puff races for women who are not regular racing drivers.

The cars of sportsman competitors will be required to meet basic Big Diamond car specifications. Sportsman engine rules will be enforced. Bodies must generally meet Big Diamond Raceway Sportsman body configurations and sail panels, wings or airfoils will absolutely NOT be permitted. Competitors must either run Big Diamond track tires or their home track tires but in NO case will drag rubber be permitted. Also NO aluminum wheels are permitted.

Among the non-regulars who have sent in entries indicating they will be competing for the $2,000 top prize are Tim Carter, Tom Solderich, New Egypt feature winner Mike Toth, Randy Thomas, Scott Gilbert and Mike Hughes of Pennsylvania. New Jersey invaders include Bridgeport point leader Bob Sarkisian, Lowell Snyder, Jr., number four man in Moc-A-Tek points Ricky Rutt, fifth in New Egypt points John Swain, John Papiez, third man in New Egypt points Matt Papiez, Paul Marra, Billy Briggs, runner-up in New Egypt points Rich Scagliotta, Keith Fleming, Mike Reuter, Gene Stravinsky, New Egypt and East Windsor feature winner Mike Lyons, Glenn Hisko, Larry Lippencott and East Windsor 2002 point champion Richie Pratt.

They will challenge Big Diamond's best who should be mighty tough on their home turf including track champion, Craig Whitmoyer, Billy Moyer, Jr., Tom Brennan, Shawn Fitzpatrick, Ed Scott, Dave Dissinger, Tom Cremer. Darren Dreher, Luke Wagner, Chris Clemens, Ed Scott, Donn Edgar, Jesse Sterling, Daryl Dissinger, Andy Fayash, Jr., Brent Boyer, John Deatrich, Jr., Gary Wagner, Jr. and many others.

As always for information regarding Big Diamond Raceway or the special September 29 event, call 570-544-6434 or check out www.bigdiamondraceway.com.

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