Georgie Stevenson Memorial Returns To Big Diamond Speedway Sunday, July 3; Ken's Tire Presents 40-lap, $4,000 358-Modified Event Plus Sportsman, Roadrunners, Fireworks Extravaganza & Big Foot Appearance

Date: 6/23/2011 8:40:31 PM

News from Big Diamond Speedway - 'Racing in God's Country'
Speedway Operators: Fritz & Krista Roehrig - 570.544.5114
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Speedway Address: 50 Big Diamond Road, Box 524, Minersville, PA 17954
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For Immediate Release/June 23, 2011
Upcoming Events:
June 24 (8:15 p.m.) - Hoysock Landscaping Full Fender Frenzy Roadrunner Twin 15s plus 358-Modifieds and Sportsman
July 1 (8:15 p.m.) - 358-Modifieds, Sportsman, Roadrunners & XCel 600 Modifieds
Sunday, July 3 (8:15 p.m.) - Ken's Tire Georgie Stevenson Memorial 358-Modifieds 40 laps, $4,000 to the winner plus Sportsman and Roadrunners - FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA & Big Foot Monster Truck
July 8 (8:15 p.m.) - Yuengling Brewery 'Yuengs & Wings' United Racing Company Sprint Cars & 358-Modifieds
Georgie Stevenson Memorial Returns To Big Diamond Speedway Sunday, July 3; Ken's Tire Presents 40-lap, $4,000 358-Modified Event Plus Sportsman, Roadrunners, Fireworks Extravaganza & Big Foot Appearance
MINERSVILLE, PA - One of Big Diamond Speedway's most prestigious events - the Georgie Stevenson Memorial - returns this year on Sunday, July 3.
The Minersville, Pa., clay oval hosts the 31st running of the Georgie Stevenson Memorial event as part of a doubleheader Independence Day weekend of racing. The 2011 edition of the Georgie Stevenson features a 40-lap, $4,000-to-win extra-distance feature following qualifying events for The Station House 358-Modifieds. Joining the powerful small-blocks are the U.S.S. Achey Sportsman (qualifying and 20-lap feature) and Wooden Keg Tavern Roadrunners (qualifying and 20-lap feature).
Ken's Tire, with locations in Cressona, Pa., Pottsville, Pa., and Frackville, Pa., is the event's presenting sponsor, bringing the Monster Truck Big Foot for display and a short exhibition. A gigantic fireworks extravaganza is planned for the evening as well. The 358-Modified winner earns a guaranteed starting spot in the October Short Track SuperNationals at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y.
Grandstand admission is $20 (Adults), $17 (Seniors & Military), $8 (Kids 6-12) and FREE for those five years of age and under. Pit admission for members is $30 and $40 for non-members. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7:55 p.m. and racing at 8:15 p.m.
The Georgie Stevenson 358-Modified event will feature an open draw for position with a redraw of top heat finishers. All 358-Modified teams will receive 150 show-up points for their participation. The Sportsman and Roadrunner races are regular points-paying races. Drivers are not required to have a Big Diamond pit license for this show. Regular Big Diamond weekly rules will be in effect for all divisions.
The Georgie Stevenson Memorial returns after an absence of one year at the speedway. Georgie Stevenson was a young and avid Big Diamond fan, who supported the track along with his family every week. Georgie battled cancer and sadly passed away at the age of 12. He worked hard to raise money for cancer research and at the same time loved the sport of auto racing. The first Georgie Stevenson Memorial event was contested in at Big D in 1980.
Craig Von Dohren of Boyertown, Pa., leads all drivers with six Georgie Stevenson Memorial 358 victories. The most recent winner (2009) was Keith Hoffman of Whitehall, Pa. Hoffman has won the event four times, tied with legendary Fred Rahmer on the all-time list.
The month of July brings touring divisions to Big Diamond.
Preceding the Georgie Stevenson Memorial on Friday, July 1 is a complete program featuring the 358-Modifieds, Sportsman, Roadrunners and first '11 appearance by Doug Borger's touring XCel 600 Modifieds.
On July 8, Yuengling Brewery presents 'Yuengs & Wings' with a fan hot-wing eating contest, the only '11 appearance by the Rislone United Racing Company (URC) 360 Sprint Cars joined by the 358-Modifieds.
July 15 features the Wooden Keg Tavern 'Chicken Wing Challenge' one-on-one match races for the Roadrunners, plus 358-Modifieds and Sportsman. Residents of Frackville, Ashland, Gordon and Gilberton will be admitted for $10 with proof of address.  The third Enduro race of the season is planned for Sunday, July 17 with Big Cars, Small Cars and Ladies in action.
The touring ARDC Midgets visit for the second time on July 22, B's Automotive Sales and Service Night, joined by the 358-Modifieds, Sportsman and Roadrunners. Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, Pa., won the first ARDC stop this season on Memorial Day weekend.
Rescheduled from June 22, the Brett Deyo Motorsports Media presented 'Anthracite Assault' is set for Tuesday, July 26 with Small Engine Fuel sponsoring a 60-lap, $5,000-to-win Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour visit plus RoC Sportsman running 30 laps for $1,200 to win and XCel 600 Modifieds.  Visit for more.
The month of July concludes with a 25-lap, $1,000-to-win Minersville NAPA Auto Parts Sportsman 25-lap feature plus 358-Modifieds and Roadrunners. A Coalcracker 50 qualifying spot goes to the Sportsman winner.
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.  For GPS purposes, use the following address: 392 Forest Lane Pottsville, PA 17901.

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