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Lernerville Speedway/National Guard Heat Race Challenge

Lernerville Speedway/National Guard Heat Race Challenge


Sarver, PA (April 9, 2009) The Lernerville Speedway and National Guard are proud to announce the inception of the “National Guard Heat Race Challenge.”  The National Guard has been a promotional partner and longtime supporter of Fab Four Racing at Lernerville Speedway.  Dedicated Lernerville Speedway employee Ron Ehrman is also a dedicated Guardsman and has coordinated this program to add some extra incentive to the heat race portion of the Fab Four Racing program.



Anyone who was in attendance at last year’s 2nd Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com knows how exciting heat race action can be at the Action Track when the motivation is there to get to the front!


Fab Four Racing heat races are already important, with the top 4 or 6 drivers (depending on the number of heat races) qualifying for the pill draw to set the front 6 rows of the feature.  Budweiser Points are also awarded for heat races with 10 points to the winner and a one point reduction for each position back.  But now with an extra $800 on the line, there might be the extra incentive to make a last lap pass to get the checkers!


The Lernerville Speedway/National Guard Heat Race Challenge will be set up as follows:


The Challenge is open to all cars/divisions of Fab Four Racing.


One point will be awarded for each heat race win during normal Fab Four Racing/Budweiser Points events.


Points are awarded to the car and are not transferable to drivers.  Drivers in multiple divisions, (Dave Murdick, Brian Swartzlander, Garrett Krummert for example), may earn points for any car number, but cannot combine any points.


The top three finishers in the Heat Race Challenge, regardless of class, will be awarded prize money, ($400 for 1st, $250 for 2nd, $150 for 3rd).


Any ties at season’s end will be broken as follows; total feature wins during Fab Four Racing; heat race wins on non-points races/specials; total feature wins of all nights of racing in 2009; coin toss.


Rules are subject to change at the discretion of Lernerville Speedway Management.


Contingency awards, such as National Guard gear, die-cast and tickets to NASCAR races at Pocono Speedway, will also be given out during the season, both to the heat races winners and to the fans cheering along in the stands!


The Lernerville Speedway/National Guard Heat Race Challenger will begin effective immediately at the beginning of Budweiser Points this Friday Night April 10.


Some interesting notes about last year’s heat race results:


69 different drivers won heat races during Fab Four Racing in 2009.


42 drivers won at least two heat races, 13 of those drivers won at least five heat races.


Divisional Leaders were Bob Felmlee and Brian Swartzlander (8 each), the combination of Mike Blose and Allan Dellinger (7 total) and Wayne Carbo, Paul Schreckengost and Joe Kelley (6 each).


Please join us this Friday Night April 10 for the start of the National Guard/Lernerville Speedway Heat Race Challenge during the first night of Budweiser Points for all divisions of Fab Four Racing.  This Friday is also Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night and Youth Sports Night.


Next Friday April 17 is the Inaugural All Star 50 featuring the debut of the O’Reilly All Star Late Model Series.  The Inaugural All Star 50 will pay $5000 to the winner and a deep, loaded field of competitors is expected to thrill the crowd during the first major Late Model race of 2009 in the region.


Contact: Lernerville Speedway                     

Eric J. Westendorf, Public Relations Director

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