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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.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Racing is a game of talent and luck and Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway Eric Beers displayed both aspects in winning for a seventh time.

With two laps to go Beers, who started 10th, was looking content to just finish fourth or fifth. But, when front runners Chip Santee and Kris Graver made contact, they also collected the third place car of Nevin George. Beers had just passed Roger Coss for fourth and was able to clear the mayhem and then drove to victory.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

With an exciting late race pass, Roger Coss went by race long leader Tommy Flanagan and nabbed his first Modified win of the season Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway.

The 26-year old from Lafayette, New Jersey started fourth and was tagging behind Flanagan and John Markovic for most of the race.

Monday, August 20, 2012

This has not been the typical John Bennett type of season at Mahoning Valley Speedway. "The King" has had a somewhat up and down year and had been unable to put together his usual string of top finishes. There had even been a point where the three-time Modified champ was outside the top ten in points for the first time in the last six years.

On Saturday, Lehighton's Bennett was as good as he's ever been, making a pass on leader Don Wagner after a lap 23 restart and then looking solid the rest of the way to seize his second 2012 victory.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

With just 10 laps to run in Saturday's Modified main at Mahoning Valley Speedway, Tommy Flanagan appeared to be on his way to winning. However, after a restart at lap 25 his motor failed and Bobby Jones became the benefactor.

Jones, who hails from Palmerton, then had to shield off Earl Paules and Nevin George en route to his second win of the season.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

It was a banner night to what has already been a banner season for Palmerton's Earl Paules as he won both the Modified and Late Model features at Mahoning Valley Speedway, the first time a driver has done that fete. In doing so, he assumed the point lead in each division.

In the Modified main he started eighth. After two early skirmishes, Paules moved to fifth. He then began his progression to the front by moving to the outside groove where he would grab fourth by lap three and third the next time around.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tyler Haydt has suddenly become the man to beat at Mahoning Valley Speedway as the 26-year old from Kunkletown, fresh off his 100-lap Modified win a week ago, raced to his second straight victory which in the process also padded his point lead.

Haydt's third win of the year came in a highly competitive feature that through most of the distance saw the front runners faceoff in a tight bunch with the likes of Chip Santee, Don Wagner, John Bennett, Zane Zeiner and Lonnie Haydt all racing under a blanket.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The record will show that Kunkletown's Tyler Haydt led all 100 laps in Hand 3 of the Modified 100 Poker Series event Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway but yet it was a race decided by inches. Just like Hand 2 from two weeks ago, the outcome came down to the last lap, last turn which again included Earl Paules and Matt Hirschman.

Haydt was steadily holding off Hirschman and with the laps dwindling down a caution waved with six to go. Many felt this was a last chance for Hirschman to make his move especially with a two abreast restart.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

It turned out to be a great night of racing for the Mooney family of Lehighton as Joe Mooney claimed his first Modified feature win after a wild drive to the finish while his younger brother Josh Mooney also enjoyed winning with his first victory of the season in the Street Stocks.

The Modified race saw five lead changes in the 35-lap contest that was quiet the shootout as one leader after another was taken down. The last four laps alone saw the front spot switch three times.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

For the first three weeks of the season at Mahoning Valley Speedway, Kunkletown's Tyler Haydt was within reach of the checkered flag as in each of those Modified features, finishing a close second.

Haydt finally shunned the bridesmaid role and wheeled his Bill Teel owned #16 to victory. In doing so he assumed the division point lead over Earl Paules, who ironically he had been runner-up to twice thus far.