Today we were informed by the current board of the United Racing Club that they have made the decision to sever a 25-year-plus relationship with Selinsgrove Speedway. This is untimely and unfortunate to say the least.
This Saturday’s race will be a non-sanctioned event featuring the 358-360 sprint cars in the 30-lap Jack Gunn Memorial, and we expect to see plenty more of the exciting racing we’ve enjoyed already this season!
Five years ago, Selinsgrove Speedway was the first and continues to be the only track in Central Pennsylvania to showcase weekly 360 sprint car racing. The track offers one of the highest purses in the country for the 360 sprint cars, promotes numerous special events throughout the season for the division, and is coming off the successful national tour race with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series. We are committed to the 360 sprint car division with the support of the race teams and fans. And that is the case for all four of our weekly divisions.
This Saturday we will honor the memory of Hall of Fame promoter Jack Gunn and next Saturday, June 2, we will honor the memory of Hall of Fame driver Kramer Williamson in non-sanctioned races. These two gentlemen were well-respected ambassadors of dirt track racing and demonstrated when people share a passion and work together they can accomplish great things. That’s the drive and passion we share at Selinsgrove Speedway!
We welcome all race teams to be part of our #WideOpen2018 season. There’s been so much positive response to all the exciting changes at the track, and we thank you for that and all of your support!
If inclement weather stops us this Saturday, we will use this Sunday, May 27, as a rain date if the forecast is favorable and given that it is a holiday weekend.
Yours In Racing,
The Speedway Management Group
JACK GUNN MEMORIAL FOR 360 SPRINT CARS
plus SUPER LATE MODELS, PRO STOCKS & ROADRUNNERS AND FIREWORKS $2500 (360) AND $2000 (SLM) TO WIN
SUNDAY RAIN DATE ANNOUNCED IF NEEDED
Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 38th annual Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars at 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 26.
Joining the 360 sprint cars on the racing card will be the super late models, pro stocks, roadrunners, and a professional fireworks display. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. and grandstand gates at 5 p.m.
Track officials announced a SUNDAY, MAY 27, rain date for the race will be used if needed being a holiday weekend.
For the 18th consecutive year, the Gunn Memorial will feature a 30-lap race featuring the weekly 358-360 sprint cars. The race will pay $2,500 to win and $300 to start. The format for the race will be posted this week.
The tribute race is run each year to honor the memory of the late race track promoter Jack Gunn, who operated Selinsgrove, Williams Grove, Penn National, and Hagerstown Speedways during his career and brought mid-state dirt track racing to national prominence in the 1970’s. Gunn was inducted posthumously into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (Knoxville, Iowa) in 1990.
Some of the biggest names in sprint car racing have won the prestigious Jack Gunn Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway. Lynn Paxton of Dillsburg; Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Ind.; Doug Wolfgang of Sioux Falls, S.D., are a few of the drivers who have won the race as a 410 sprint car event. In the track’s modern era, TJ Stutts of Liverpool, Chad Layton of Harrisburg, Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove, and Dave Calaman of Carlisle took wins as a 358 sprint car race.
The Gunn Memorial win list since becoming a 360 event includes Blane Heimbach (2008, 2012), Dave Calaman (2007); Trevor Lewis of Upper Black Eddy (2009, 2010); Shane Stewart of Indianapolis, Ind. (2011); JJ Grasso of Pedricktown, N.J. (2013); Aaron Ott of East Berlin (2014); Mark Smith of Sunbury (2015, 2016); and defending winner Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J.. The Middleburg IGA is sponsoring the Gunn Memorial championship trophy.
The super late models will compete in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win, while the pro stocks will race in a 15-lap main event paying $400 to win.
Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile track located inside of Selinsgrove Speedway’s half-mile oval, will present a complete program of go kart racing at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.
For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at570.374.2266.
2018 Jack Gunn Memorial 360 Sprint Car Purse: 1) $2,500 2) $1,200 3) $1,000 4) $600 5) $575 6) $550 7) $525 8) $500 9) $475 10) $450 11) $425 12) $400 13) $375 14) $350 15) $325 16-24) $300 Sprint Car Tow: $50 Admission for May 26, 2018: Adult General Admission: $15; Students (12-17 with ID) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30
Tentative Order Of Events
1st Time 2018 Drivers Meeting At 5:50pm
Engine Heat At 6:15pm
Hot Laps At 6:30pm
Qualifying At 7:00pm
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