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Racing

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.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

When Tyler Haydt of Kunkletown drove in relief of Bill Teel three weeks ago, he powered through the field and battled alongside John Bennett, nearly pulling off a win.

Haydt was back in the seat of the Future Homes #16 Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway and once again found himself dueling at the front with Bennett as well as previous week winner Rick Reichenbach and this time he was able to pilot his way to victory.

Haydt has been nothing short of electrifying in his two starts thus far in the way he weaved around his competition in his frontward drive.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Score one for one of short track racings good guys. Rick Reichenbach of Emmaus, the consummate low-buck racer and long time supporter of Mahoning Valley Speedway, burst through for his first Modified win since Aug. 10, 2002. The race was the make-up event from May 8.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mahoning Valley Speedway was hit with its first rainout of the year.

Along with the regular classes of Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods and Pro4 Late Models, the much anticipated return of the ATQMRA TQ Midgets were set to compete.

The TQ show has been moved to August 7 and will be a doubleheader on that evening.

Next Saturday night, May 29, MVS will hold twin 35-lap features for the Modifieds. The first main is the make-up event from May 8. Also on the card will be all regular track classes plus the season debut of the 4c Super Modifieds.

Monday, May 17, 2010

John Bennett of Lehighton picked up his second straight Modified win Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway but no doubt of the 22 triumphs he has with the class this may have been one of the most pressure packed.

Bennett started eighth and grabbed the lead on a lap eight restart. Although he would remain in front the rest of the way, Tyler Haydt made sure he earned this trip to Victory Lane. Haydt was making his first Modified start since 2005 and gave Bennett a run for his money in a crowd pleasing event.

Monday, May 10, 2010

With five laps remaining in the Street Stock feature at Mahoning Valley Speedway, rain moved over the Lehighton area and put a halt to the night's program.

Up until that point, however, the race was a whale of a barnburner as Joe Mooney and Jamie Smith ran nearly every lap side-by-side as did third and fourth place runners Jason Frey and Jon Moser.

Smith, the pole starter, jumped out to the opening lap lead and fended off Jillian Long and third starting Mooney. By lap four Long fell back and Mooney went to the topside of Smith.

Monday, May 3, 2010

John Bennett has been dubbed the "King" of Mahoning Valley Speedway and for good reason. His mastery of the paved quarter mile has placed him in a status that is second to none and once again he proved his worth with yet another solid performance in claiming his first win of the 2010 season.

The two-time and defending Modified champion was engaged in a fierce three car battle with Don Wagner and Andy Szapacs through lap 22 of the 35-lap feature. However, after a restart he was able to seize the lead from Wagner and then drove off to his track leading 52nd career win.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Call it Mahoning Valley Speedway's version of "The Amazing Race." Amazing in the fact that for the first time in over two seasons track kingpin John Bennett was passed for the lead in a Modified feature.

In a battle of track champions, Slatington's Chip Santee passed Bennett three laps from the finish and bested the reigning champ by inches at the finish.