December 18, 2014

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Area motorsports: Sandusky Speedway season coming to a close

Bob Stascak
The Chronicle-Telegram

SANDUSKY — Sandusky Speedway will wrap up the season today as the annual Halloween Race is scheduled, with Pure and Spectator stocks racing. Speedway employees will pilot the Spectator Stocks, battling in a 10-lap special feature.
There will be a Halloween party in the bar following the races, with hay rides. Pit gates open at 11 a.m., grandstand admission at noon. Qualifying will be by a pill draw.
Racing starts at 2 p.m., admission is $8, $5 for ages
6-12 and free to those 5 and younger and those with military ID. A pit pass is $25. Call (419) 625-4084.

Sandusky notes

Rules meetings for next season were held for Spectator and Pure stocks. Rules meeting for Buckeye Super Sprints and Sportsman will be Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. in the track bar.
Spectator Stocks will no longer be run separately as 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder divisions. The schedule will be ready at the
Dave & Ed’s Pro Performance Meet on Nov. 10-11 at the Stark County Fairgrounds in Canton.
The ARCA Trucks will be making a visit to the half-mile oval next June.

Madness set

Lorain County Speedway will be back in action Saturday with October Madness.
E-Mods have a $1,000-to-win feature while the Sportsman feature pays $400 to win. The Street Stock feature is worth $300 with $200 to the winner of the Chargers feature.
Other attractions include a fans’ pumpkin rolling contest on the front straight for prizes and Parking Lot Drags.
Pit gates open at 2:30 p.m. with practice at 3:30. Qualifying is at 5 and racing at 7. Admission is $10, $5 for ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. A pit pass is $25. Call (440) 986-7223.
The County will wrap up the season Saturday, Nov. 24, with Thanksgiving Nationals. The
E-Mod feature pays $500 while the Street Stock feature is worth $300. The Charger feature will pay $100 to win and Open Comp pays $250 to the feature winner. Admission will be $10, $5 for ages 6-12, free to those 5 and younger, $25 pit pass. Gates open at 11 a.m., practice at noon and racing at 2 p.m.
Veteran driver Lou Pallotta died Oct. 12. He competed at LCS in the late ’60s and early ’70s, when he was a two-time track champion. He was inducted into the LCS Hall of Fame in 2005. Pallotta also competed at Cloverleaf, Heidelberg, Sharon and Painesville speedways.

Halloween warmup

Summit Motorsports Park will be warming up for Halloween Classic XXXIV on Sunday with the Classic Warm Up Junior Dragster Duel. Each class runs separately with the three division winners facing off for prizes. Gates open at 8 a.m. with time trials at 11:30. Eliminations are at 1 p.m. with final eliminations at 2:30. Admission is $12 and $5 for ages 6-14. Call (419) 668-5555.

Classic week

The Halloween Classic is scheduled for Monday through Sunday, Oct. 28.
Monday is for pre-entered racers. Tuesday will feature a Mean Motorhome Race, Wednesday will be time trials by class/tech from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., speciality races, Box Gamblers Race at 5:30 p.m. and a No Box Gambler at 6:30. On Thursday, time trials by class /tech at 8 a.m., specialty races, Box Hi-Roller at 4 p.m., No Box Super Roller at 5.
Time trials by class/tech at 8 a.m., specialty races and Box Super Roller at 8 p.m. on Friday, while on Saturday, the first round of The Classic will be at 8 a.m. and Race of Champions at 1 p.m.
There will be a kids costume judging and party at 4:30, Trick or Treat at 7, racing again at 8 with Door Wars, adult party and contest at 8:30 and classic air show at 10.
Sunday is Survivors Day with a Pageant of Excellence at 8 a.m. followed by chapel service at 8:30, the Classic at 9:30, Super BIke Blowout at 11:30 and Moser Top Gun at noon.
An adult pass is $35, good all days, $20 for Saturday only and $15 for Sunday only. Kids admission is $20, good for all days.
Contact Bob Stascak at 329-7130 or ctsports@chroniclet.com