Schedule Change: Big Diamond Speedway Dan Drobnick Welding Enduro Set for June 19 & Test and Tune Session Added - Racing Resumes This Friday, June 3

Date: 6/1/2011 8:57:15 PM

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Speedway Address: 50 Big Diamond Road, Box 524, Minersville, PA 17954
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For Immediate Release/June 1, 2011
Upcoming Events:
June 3 (8:15 p.m.) - 358-Modifieds, Sportsman & Roadrunners
June 10 (8:15 p.m.) - Shiley Fabrication Sportsman One-On-One Challenge, 358-Modifieds, Sportsman & Roadrunners
June 17 (8:15 p.m.) - 358-Modifieds, Sportsman and Roadrunners
Wednesday, June 22 (7:30 p.m.) - Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour 'Anthracite Assault' plus RoC Sportsman & XCel 600 Modifieds - A BD Motorsports Media/RoC Motorsports promotion

Schedule Change: Big Diamond Speedway Dan Drobnick Welding Enduro Set for June 19 & Test and Tune Session Added - Racing Resumes This Friday, June 3
MINERSVILLE, PA - The next event of the Dan Drobnick Welding Enduro Series for Big Cars (6/8-Cylinder) and Small Cars (4-Cylinder) plus a Ladies event has been pushed up one week to Sunday, June 19 at Big Diamond Speedway.  The event had previously been scheduled for June 26.
To accompany the schedule change, a test and tune session has been added to the June 19 program and is open to all divisions. The open practice will hit the track in advance of the Enduro events. Pit admission is $20 and grandstand admission is $7. The track time is being made available at the request of local drivers. Additionally, it will be an opportunity for invaders to turn laps at Big D in advance of the Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour 'Anthracite Assault' to be run on Wednesday, June 22.
Once again, Big Cars (6/8-Cylinder) and Small Cars (4-Cylinder) will go 100 laps around Big Diamond on June 19, while the Ladies will race a number of laps determined by participation. Pre-registration is underway now - $50 in advance or $65 the day-of event. Forms have been posted on the Big Diamond Speedway website at Drivers will earn their starting positions in the order pre-registration forms are received.
Enduro race director Jake Smulley reminds competitors that all cars must be outfitted with a functional transponder. The speedway has only a very limited number of transponders for rent. Those interested in a rental should call Chuck Detweiler at 570.385.3615.
All transponder numbers should be registered with Big Diamond officials one week prior to the event by e-mailing Big Diamond head scorer Penny Guldin via e-mail: Please send name, division, car number and transponder number.
Racing resumes at Big Diamond Speedway this Friday (June 3). The Station House 358-Modifieds (qualifying and 25-lap feature), U.S.S. Achey Sportsman (qualifying and 20-lap feature) and Wooden Keg Tavern Roadrunners (qualifying and 20-lap feature) are set for competition at the Schuylkill County oval. 
Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7:55 p.m. and the first heat at 8:15 p.m. All Friday shows feature an 8:15 p.m. start time this year.  Grandstand admission is $13 (Adults), $10 (Seniors & Military), $5 (Kids 6-12) and FREE for those five years of age and under. Pit admission for members is $25 and $35 for non-members.
Point leaders entering this week's event are Jeff Strunk of Bechtelsville, Pa. (358-Modified), Kevin Beach Jr. of Llewellyn, Pa. (Sportsman) and Elvin Brennan III of Forestville, Pa. (Roadrunner).
A highlight event at Big D this season is set for Wednesday, June 22 with the 'Anthracite Assault' Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour invades Coal Country for the first time since 2006 in a BD Motorsports Media/Race of Champions Motorsports production. The big-block/small-block Modifieds run 60 laps with a minimum $4,000 posted to the winner in addition to $500 for the highest-finishing small-block. For further information, visit or
VIP rooms are available for small groups to rent at an affordable rate in 2011. The VIP rooms are ideal to host parties, work/employee outings, or simply to enjoy a night of dirt-track stock car racing with friends. Three VIP rooms are available for rent at the speedway - all climate-controlled with heating and air conditioning and out of the elements. The VIP rooms provide the "best seats in the house" overlooking the action on the speedway.
VIP room rental cost is $350 per night (there could be a price increase for special events). Rentals include eight general admission passes, beverages, snacks, eight hot dogs and eight hamburgers.  Guests are permitted to bring alcohol into VIP rooms. Guest maximum capacity is recommended at 10, but larger parties can be accommodated.  A $50 charge could be assessed if extensive cleanup is required. To book a VIP room, contact Jake Smulley at 570.527.3168 or Jasmine Morgan-Smulley at or 570.294.8712.
Big Diamond Speedway is a three-eighths-mile clay oval racing facility located just two miles outside of Minersville, Pa. For further information on the speedway, call 570.544.5114, e-mail or visit The speedway mailing address is 50 Big Diamond Road P.O. Box 524 Minersville, PA 17954.

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