SARVER, Pa. — It’s taking place a week later than scheduled, but Lernerville Speedway will host its 1,000th sprint car main event on Friday evening.
The event, dubbed the Lernerville Grand, was originally scheduled to feature the All Star Circuit of Champions last week before a storm forced the cancellation of the event.
As a result, the track’s weekly Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Car division will now have the honor of contesting the track’s 1,000th sprint car race. The event will be broadcast live by SPEED SPORT TV affiliate Lernerville.TV.
Sprint cars have raced at Lernerville Speedway since the track’s inception, with the opening race taking place in October of 1967. The track, now owned by the Tomson family, continues to host weekly sprint car events as part of its Fab4 weekly program.
“This event is more than just a milestone,” Lernerville Speedway General Manager Mike Lysakowsi said last month. “It’s a testament to the decades of consistency of the Lernerville Speedway, and tradition now upheld by the Tomson family.”
Through the years, a number of sprint car racing’s best have visited victory lane at Lernerville Speedway, including local drivers such as Lou Blaney, Ed Lynch Jr., Ralph Quarterson, Johnny Beaber and Ed Lynch Sr. A.J. Flick is the most recent sprint car track champion after securing his fourth title last season at the four-tenths-mile track.
Some of the sport’s top touring sprint car drivers have also visited victory lane at Lernerville Speedway, including Donny Schatz, Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski and Sammy Swindell.
In addition to the recognition of winning the 1,000th sprint car feature in track history, the winner of Friday’s 410 sprint car main event will also earn a $1,000 bonus courtesy of Alternative Power Sources.
For those able to attend in person, several Lernerville Speedway sprint car feature winners and track champions will be on hand to sign autographs and mingle with fans before the racing action begins.