Sarver, PA (November 27, 2017) The 2018 season promises to bring something new to the table while still offering many of the same classic elements to the schedule that the “World’s Finest Race Fans” have come to expect over the years. The action on the track kicks off on Friday, April 20 and does not stop until the final checkered flag falls with the season ending Steel City Stampede on October, 13, once again providing events every week in between, and then some in 2018.
Fab Four Returns
Anchoring the schedule will be the Fab4 Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Tea featuring the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints, Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models, Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds and Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stocks. The Opening Night event will see three of the four divisions in action with the RUSH Late Models taking the place of the Precise Racing Products Late Models while the newly formed RUSH Sprint Cars make their debut as well that night.
The points for the Fab4 divisions will begin on April 27 which will kick-off 14 weeks of points racing action in 2018.
Mark Your Calendars
The special event schedule will once again be highlighted by the 12th Annual Firecracker 100 for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models which will take place June, 21-23 and the 27th Annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars thrills the fans on July 17. Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars make their annual appearance on May 4 with an August 31 rain date.
The Commonwealth Clash hits The Action Track on Saturday, September 22 for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars. The 10th Annual Steel City Stampede closes the year with 10 divisions in action in 2018.
Also planned for 2018 will be Modified Mania on July 20, featuring a $2,000 to win main event for the Big Block Modifieds as well as a $1,500 to win feature for the E-Mods and other support racing. And on Saturday, September 15, its Autumn-Motive Fest preceded by our 2nd Annual Rib Fest and Vendor Show.
Back once again will also be our popular “School Bus/Kids Bike Races.” In 2018 the Annual Summer Vacation races will be taking place on June 5 while the Back to School races highlight action on September 8. Both nights will feature not only the aforementioned races, but also Stiller Motorsports UTV races, a 100 lap Enduro and new for 2018, will be spectator races on both nights, plus much more!
Making their return in 2018 will be the Monster Trucks as they make appearances on Saturday, May 19 and Saturday, August 25! The car crunching, window rattling, beasts thrilled a nearly full grandstand area in 2017 and they’ll be joined once again by the ATV Quad Wars show
New For 2018
Select Wednesday nights will get just a bit wilder in 2018 as racing will be taking place at The Action Track. Starting in May, every third Wednesday of the month will feature a three division program as the “RK Virgilie Wednesday Night Can’t Wait For The Weekend Mayhem Series” graces the clay! The brand new RUSH Sprints, who will be participating in their own five-race point series will be joined by 4 Cylinder Cars and Stiller Motorsports UTV Races.
The RUSH Sprint Cars will be embarking on their first season and should produce action packed racing while helping develop the future stars of the area Sprint Car scene. The RUSH Sprint Cars will be racing at select speedways in 2018 and have a solid schedule with Lernerville playing host to at least nine of them this season.
The RUSH Sprint Cars will feature traditional, non-wing Sprint Cars utilizing the cost-effective Pace Performance GM 602 Crate Sprint Car engine package developed by Pace’s Director of Circle Track Engine Development, Don Blackshear, $135 sealed, spec RUSH Bilstein Bandits Shocks, affordable spec Hoosier Tires, and RUSH “Visual” Methanol spec fuel produced by Insinger Performance, a Sunoco Race Fuel Distributor. The racer affordability of this type of Sprint Car program is outstanding with a complete race ready car between $12,000-$15,000. The response since the division’s initial announcement in February has been tremendous with racers from various backgrounds and levels of experience showing interest.
Cars of the four cylinder variety normally grace the clay at Lernerville just once a year at the annual Steel City Stampede until now. And they’ll be a welcome addition to the Wednesday night card as they bring their three wide action to the Action Track and will also be participating in a point fund to sweeten the pot for area drivers.
The Stiller Motorsports UTV’s made their debut in 2017 on our annual Summer Vacation and Back to School events and delighted fans with their wide open racing. They’ll be bringing their thrilling brand to the festivities where fans will be able to get to know the riders and develop favorites while putting on a show for all in attendance.
The action kicks off on May 15 and comes to a close on September 19 as a new chapter in the history of Lernerville Speedway is undertaken
Christmas Gifts For The Lernerville Fan In Your Life
We still have your favorite Lernerville apparel and Christmas ornaments for sale in our store located in the scoring tower. Be sure to stop by and find the perfect gift for the Lernerville fan in your life. The store will be open from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Orders for Christmas ornaments or any apparel can also be placed by calling 724-353-1511, shipping and handling charges will apply for any orders by phone. Fab4 ticket packages are also now on sale featuring our traditional pick 6 and pick 12 packs which offer good savings and no wait at the ticket windows.
Other Dates To Remember
The Lernerville Awards Banquet will be held on March 10 at the Tables On The Green at The Brackenridge Golf course. More details including ticket information will be announced as soon as possible. And, you can make your plans to check out your favorite driver’s new car and others at the area mall car shows in March as well. On March 15-17 you can check out all the cars on display at the Clearview Mall car show and also March 23-24 at the Pittsburgh Mills Mall.
2018 Fab4 Tickets/Pit Passes
Fab4 Ticket and Pit Pass prices will see a change in 2018 as for the first time since 2008 there will be a different structure. With an array of much needed infrastructure improvements, some of which are still ongoing and are being planned for 2018, the additional revenue will be put to work providing a better, safer and more enjoyable experience for all in attendance.
Fab4 Prices will be as follows for 2018
Adult General Admission: $15
Students ages 11-17 with proper ID: $10
DIRTcar Member Pit Passes: $25
Non-Member Pit Passes: $30
Please keep in mind that our schedule is still tentative and may change as the necessity arises.