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No "Thunder" in Port Royal, track
drops MACS race
By Jeff Geesey
INDIANA, PA (July 9, 1999) - The Mid-Atlantic Championship Series is announcing
an important and significant schedule change for the "Thunder in the
Mountains Tour V." The Saturday, July 24 show, previously scheduled for
Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., has been canceled by the track
management. Without sufficient time to find a replacement and afford that
promoter the proper opportunity to advertise the event, Saturday's program will
unfortunately sit idle. This cancellation doesn't affect the other three nights
The "Tour," reduced to a three-night mini-series, begins Thursday,
July 22, at Scott Farley's Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV. Tyler's
50-lap, $5,000-to-win race is the Beecher Eaton Memorial, in honor of the late
elder statesman of the Ohio Valley.
Friday's stop is at Ron and Thelma Nielson's Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio. The
July 23 show also pays $5,000-to-win for the 50-lap event. The Nieslon's are
ardent supporters of the Series and are a welcomed addition to Speedweek.
Saturday, now an off night for the drivers, affords them an opportunity to
regroup prior to the Sunday finale at Jack and Donna Lentz's Challenger Raceway
in Indiana, Pa. Challenger's event is always an all-out shootout for bragging
rights of winning the final show of Speedweek, as well as the coronation of the
new Speedweek champion. Challenger's event is 50 laps and pays $5,000 to win.
As previously mentioned, each night of the "Tour" consists of 50-lap
contests paying $5,000 to win from the $20,000 in awards available. Total purse
for the three nights is $60,000. One driver could conceivably win $15,000. Each
driver, not advancing to the A-Main will receive $100 tow money. The nightly
entry fee is $50.00 for each of the three events.