For immediate release: 2-10-13
PENN CAN SPEEDWAY SCHEDULES IRONMAN 100 SATURDAY APRIL 13TH
Susquehanna, PA…Racing is a little more than two months away at Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna Pennsylvania. Excitement is building with the announced plans of a huge Saturday special at the three eighths mile oval. The April 13th race date will include the first annual Ironman 100. Titled the “Big Kuhuna of Street Stock Racing”, the event will feature the first ever one hundred lap street stock race at Penn Can. Joining the popular street stocks in action on this special Saturday event will be the open sportsman division, the IMCA Modifieds, the factory stocks, and four cylinders.
Ever since the initial announcement of the Ironman 100, interest has been high in the street stock division. The format for the $1000 to win event will feature heat races, consis, and a non qualifiers event if enough cars enter. All cars entering will draw for starting positions in heats and the feature. The one hundred lap feature will have a competition yellow at the halfway point in the race. Teams may hold their positions by electing to stay on the speedway or teams may pit. Teams pitting may do any work necessary and will rejoin the field in the position they fall into on the track behind those cars that do not pit. ROC street stock rules will be followed for this event.
The Open Sportsman race will include a twenty five lap feature event paying a minimum of $800 to win. The cars will qualify through heat races and consis. The winner of the twenty five lap event will receive a guaranteed starting position in the “Hot Summer Night” Race of Champions event at the speedway. The highest placing 602 sportsman will receive a guaranteed position in the “Clash at the Can” in June.
The IMCA modifieds will be making their return to Penn Can Speedway after a few seasons in the first of two events in 2013. Speedway officials are working closely with IMCA on sanctioning for the event. The purse structure will be similar to an IMCA Empire Series show. IMCA rules will be followed with teams drawing for starting positions for their heats and features.
The Penn Can factory stocks will be making up their rained out event from the King of the Can Weekend last October. They will be running a twenty lap feature, joining the factory stocks will be the four cylinder division competing in a fifteen lap feature event.
Gates for this special Saturday race will open at 1:00 with the first heat race scheduled at 4:00. Grandstand gates will open at 2:00. Anyone with questions can contact the speedway at 570-585-9928 or check us out on the web at www.penncan.com. Penn Can Speedway officials will also be at SpeedWorld 2013 at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City, New York the first weekend in March and at The Motorsports Expo at the Syracuse Fairgrounds the following weekend.
The speedway is located on Route 171 in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania just a short drive from the Binghamton and Scranton areas. The speedway is sponsored in part for the 2013 season by great corporate partners including Don’s Automotive Mall, Gary’s U-Pull-It, Pump-N-Pantry Stores, Trackside Products, Hornbeck Chevrolet, NEP Telephone, Pine Line Auto, Adams Cable, VP Race Fuels, and American Race Tires.