Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

After losing the past two Saturday nights to rain, Mahoning Valley Speedway racers came out loaded for bear as the pit are swelled to a season high 131 race cars making for a jam packed night of stock car action at the Lehighton paved 14-mile oval.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

It had been five years since veteran Lou Strohl last won a Modified race at Mahoning Valley Speedway but on Saturday night his long overdue visit to Victory Lane came to an end as he posted his 33rd career win at the Lehighton paved quarter mile oval and first since May 9, 2009.

And oh what a race it was. In the final 10 laps Strohl would battle intensely with another well-experienced hand, John Markovic, trying every way possible to get by. With two laps to run Strohl finally snuck underneath and would hold on for one more lap, earning the very popular win.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

When it comes to 100 lap Modified features at Mahoning Valley Speedway, Matt Hirschman knows a thing or two about winning them and he showed his prowess yet again in the popular extra distance runs when he drove his J & J Motorsports No. 59 to a 10th career 100 lap victory Saturday night worth $3500.

Coming from 15th, Hirschman used a restart with 11 laps to go to get by impressive Roger Coss and then went on to his 12th Mahoning win.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Kris Graver and Eric Beers shared the wealth during the Twin 50s Modified features on Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway, each earning $2000 for their respective victories.

Graver's win was his first of the season with the class. He came into the night having had some very decent outings including three of his four top five finishes in third place. Beers, who is the point leader, notched his third verdict of '14 and it may very well have been considered one of the hardest fought wins of his career as he and Nevin George had an amazing battle.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

LEHIGHTON - For Eric Beers, his win in Saturday's Mahoning Valley Speedway Modified main was all about Bob "Heavy" Scherer, his brother-in-law and longtime crew member who was under hospice care, suffering from cancer.

Thus when Beers took his place on the starting grid he knew there would be only one position he would settle for.

Starting eighth, he took advantage of a lap 17 restart to unseat Don Wagner and after some close action with Earl Paules, pulled away to his second win of the season.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Nevin George was undeniably above the rest of his Modified counterparts in winning his first feature of the year Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway.

With heavy hitters John Markovic, Eric Beers and Earl Paules trying to unseat him from the lead, George was above and beyond what they threw at him.

"I was never worried at all about them. On a lengthy green flag run our car only got better and we never ran more than a 10 lap run. The longer we ran the better we progressed," said George.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Youth has been served in the Modified ranks at Mahoning Valley Speedway as 14-year old Kyle Strohl became the youngest driver to win a feature race in the division, capturing the checkers in Saturday's 35-lap main. And he beat none other than the mentor who guided him through the first few weeks, current class champion Eric Beers.

Strohl showed his mettle the previous race when he went wheel-to-wheel with seasoned veteran John Markovic, only to fall short after his car lost power late in that event. Markovic went on to win the race.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

After taking most of the season off, the "King" John Bennett, has returned to his castle. Bennett, who reigns as the undisputed leader in wins and championships at Mahoning Valley Speedway, scored his first Modified victory of 2013 and in doing so reached a new milestone in track history. He became the first driver to break into the 60 win category. He was also first at 40 and 50 victories.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Nevin George picked up his second Modified win of the season in what was one very exciting feature race. Two-wide racing took place from the get-go and it would be that type of action that played a part in George earning the win.

Matt Wentz grabbed the early lead and was clinging to the front spot as a pack of opponents were all over him. Kris Graver, Chip Santee and George were challenging him the most.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The "Fightin' Lehighton" Rick Kirkendall raced to an exciting victory in the first of twin 50 features Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway for round three of the Mahoning Modified Madness Series.

Race number two was postponed due to rain and will be rescheduled at a later date.

The popular Lehighton driver had been away from the racing scene the past few years and returned two weeks ago in Shawn Sitarchyk's SVS Abatement No. 80 car.

"It was very exciting from where I was sitting. I may have been a little rusty but it's just like riding a bike," said Kirkendall.