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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The 7 Card Stud Modified wild card 35-lap race at Mahoning Valley Speedway Saturday was shaping up to be a great dogfight as co-point leaders John Bennett and Don Wagner were racing one-two but with 13 laps complete rain began to fall and the event was halted.

Troy Bollinger, Chip Santee and Joe Mooney filled out the front five at the time of the stoppage.

No date has been set for the conclusion of the race.

All other classes did get their features in including a pair of thrillers in the Late Models and Street Stocks.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

No one will argue the fact that the Modified Poker Series concept at Mahoning Valley Speedway has been a huge success, especially Matt Hirschman, who scored his third 100 lap win in the last five races. In the process he has also raked in a nice amount of cash to the tune of $10,000, including $3000 for winning Saturday's race.

This was Hand 3 of the 7 Card Stud Modified Poker Series and Hirschman authored one of the most dominating race wins at the track in some time.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Earl Paules picked up another Ace card Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway and now heads into next week's Hand 3 of the 7 Card Stud Modified 100 Poker Series as the top hand holder with a pair of Aces. Saturday's race was one of two additional 35-lappers that have been added to this year's Poker Series.

For Paules, who hails from Palmerton, it marked his second straight Mahoning win in as many starts as he most recently won a 100 lapper on July 24. He drove from the 15th starting spot into the lead with three laps remaining, fighting past Lonnie Behler for the win.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Reigning Mahoning Valley Speedway track Kingpin John Bennett of Lehighton was back to his usual ways of making daring passes and driving off to victory.

The all-time leader in just about everything at the always demanding 14-mile made a slingshot move underneath Tyler Haydt with ten laps to go then held off a pair New Jersey aces in Don Wagner and Rob Shultz in capturing his fourth win of the season.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Poker is a game of risk, chance and luck when it comes to winning.

Just ask Chip Santee who, in the blink of an eye, saw his shot at the $3000 Poker Series jackpot in the Hand 2 Seven Card Stud Modified 100 slip through his fingers after the lapped car of Tommy Flanagan got in his path while leading and he was forced to back down to avoid a possible rear end collision with just under 30 laps to go.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The weekend of July 17 is turning out to be a good one for Tom Flanagan as the Bethlehem driver won the Modified feature at Mahoning Valley Speedway the same time one year ago.

Although Flanagan did lead every lap it was a fight to the finish as he had to fend off a blitz of on-comers throughout the race.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

When Don Wagner finished a close second to John Bennett in the make-up Modified feature earlier in the program he vowed that he would return later that night in the regularly scheduled race as the winner.

Wagner, of Wharton, NJ, is a man of his words. Coming from seventh on the grid, he passed Bennett with four laps to go and notched his first Mahoning Valley Speedway win of the season.

In the make-up feature from May 29, Lehighton's Bennett used a lap 23 restart to take away the lead from Wagner and went on to his class leading third win of the season.

Monday, June 28, 2010

When Matawan, NJ's Anthony Sesely opted to travel to Mahoning Valley Speedway instead of closer-to-home Wall Stadium where he had won three times this season, it was suppose to be for a fun night, shake the cars down of both him and his sister Amanda who was also in attendance and prepare for the upcoming 100-lapper on July 10.

Well he did that and a whole lot more as the 25-year old Sesely pulled off an amazing victory, his first at the track since September 1, 2001.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Who ever said you need to go to North Carolina's Bowman Grey Stadium to be a part of Madhouse apparently has never been to a race at Lehighton's Mahoning Valley Speedway as Saturday night was yet another typical evening of high tension racing at the paved quarter mile.

As always there was plenty action and drama amongst the racers and coupled with the fanatical fans it's no wonder Mahoning provides that same level of theatrics that helped make Madhouse so popular.

Monday, June 14, 2010

As a successful and seasoned veteran of Mahoning Valley Speedway, Bobby Jones knows a thing or two about winning races at the 14-mile. His accomplishments include 10 Pro4 Late Model wins and the 1994 division crown and 11 Modified triumphs.

This past Saturday night the personable Jones furthered his endeavors with a rousing victory in one of the infamous 100-lap Modified races.