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NEWS FROM BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY
EVENT ORGANIZER: Jake Smulley
MEDIA CONTACT: Tim Long
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Website: www.bigdiamondspeedway.net
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WITH OUR THANKS.

STRUNK SCORES 4th CAREER WIN IN COAL CRACKER 72 RACE, HOLLAND WINS ROADRUNNERS

MINERSVILLE, PA - September 2nd, 2013

Complete elation.

Those are the two words best used to describe the mood of Jeff Strunk and the entire Salerno race team after scoring the victory in the 33rd running of the Jack Rich Memorial Coal Cracker 72 race. The win was worth $10,000 to Strunk and his team, capping off a perfect weekend after winning at Grandview Speedway the previous evening.

Doug Manmiller raced to the early lead in the event, followed closely by Kevin Albert Jr. The first 15 laps went clean and green, with the first caution coming out for a disabled Ricky Yetter in turn two as the leaders actually completed lap #16. During the caution flag, both Meme Desantis and Bobby Varin retired to the pits for the evening. One lap later the caution flag waved once again for a disabled Billy Pauch Sr. in turn three. On the restart, Kevin Albert Jr. raced in to the lead, only to have Manmiller return the favor a few laps later. Lap #23 saw a pile-up in turn four that eliminated point leader Craig Von Dohren along with invaders Richie Pratt Jr. and David Van Horn. Soon after the lap #24 restart, Jeff Strunk powered around the outside of Manmiller to take the lead he would never relinquish. One more caution flag on lap #28 for a stalled John Willman slowed the action before the lap #36 mandatory fuel stop. Once the race restarted, Strunk still held the lead, with Manmiller still lurking behind in second. Duane Howard had now moved into the third spot, with Ryan Godown, Ryan Watt, Rick Laubach, and Jimmy Horton putting on a spectacular battle for the 4th thru 7th positions. Only one caution flag slowed the event over the final 36 laps, that being for a spin by Nick Desantis on lap #57. Strunk continued to lead on the final restart, and managed to hold a several car length lead over the remainder of the event. When the checkered flag waved, it was Strunk, collecting his 4th career Coal Cracker win, but first since 1997. Manmiller held on for second, followed by Howard, Godown, and Watt. Sixth thru tenth were Laubach, Horton, Kevin Smith, Sammy Piazza, and Kevin Albert Jr.

Heat races for the 45 cars on hand were won by Howard, Yetter, Kyle Weiss, and Laubach. Consolation races were won by Bobby Varin and Frank Cozze.

Sixth place starting Chris Holland took the mid-race lead from early leader Shon Elk to win the 19 lap Coal Cracker race for Roadrunners. The race was originally scheduled for 25 laps but was shortened when the feature hit the 25 minute curfew. With the win, Holland joins his dad, Kevin Holland, as the only father/son combination to ever win the event. Kevin's victory came back in 2007 in his then potent car #66. Elk was able to hold on to the runner up spot, followed by Marc Berzowski, Jim Kost, and Jason Brown, making his first start of the season. Sixth thru tenth were Devin Trexler, Jared Seigfried, Tim Spesak, Terry Kramer Jr., and Kyle Killian.

Heat races were won by Brown and Berzowski.

Racing returns to Big Diamond Speedway this coming Sunday, September 8th, featuring the ZY Pyrotechnics Modifieds, USS Achey Sportsman, and Anthracite Coal Delivery Street Stocks. Also on the card will be a special Powder Puff race for the Modified and Sportsman divisions combined. The race will pay $50 to the winner courtesy of Kims Kreations. Racing continues each and every Sunday until the end of September.

Modifieds - Jack Rich Memorial Coal Cracker 72 Race

1) Jeff Strunk ($10,000) 2) Doug Manmiller 3) Duane Howard 4) Ryan Godown 5) Ryan Watt 6) Rick Laubach 7) Jimmy Horton 8) Kevin Smith 9) Sammy Piazza 10) Kevin Albert Jr. 11) Frank Cozze 12) Kyle Weiss 13) Shawn Fitzpatrick 14) Nick Desantis 15) Ron Haring Jr. 16) John Willman 17) Richie Pratt Jr. 18) David Van Horn 19) John Stangle 20) Craig Von Dohren 21) Kyle Borror 22) Billy Pauch Sr. 23) Meme Desantis 24) Bobby Varin 25) Ricky Yetter 26) Dan Hineline

DNQ) Brad Arnold, Tim Buckwalter, Dale Hartz, Lou Ciconni, Toby Tobias Jr., Jared Umbenhauer, Mike Kellner, Billy Pauch Jr., Ray Swinehart, Kyle Follweiler, Danny Nicholas, Mike Mamanna, Nathan Klinger, Tommy Sheetz III, Don Keefer, Jason Neidlinger, Craig Whitmoyer, Jon Kellner Sr., Justin Grim

Roadrunners (19 Laps - Exceeded Time Limit)

1) Chris Holland 2) Shon Elk 3) Marc Berzowski 4) Jim Kost 5) Jason Brown 6) Devin Trexler 7) Jared Seigfried 8) Tim Spesak 9) Terry Kramer Jr. 10) Kyle Killian 11) Kevin Holland 12) Joe Kavanaugh 13) Kris Ney 14) Tim Fitzpatrick Jr. 15)Jesse Krasnitsky 16) Elvin Brennan III 17) Jeremy Becker 18) Andrew Fayash III 19)

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Modifieds (25 Laps)

1) Doug Manmiller 2) Shawn Fitzpatrick 3) Craig Von Dohren 4) Jeff Strunk 5) Kevin Albert Jr. 6) Frank Cozze 7) Meme Desantis 8) Andy Burkhart 9) Tim Buckwalter 10) Rick Laubach 11) Mike Mamanna 12) Ricky Yetter 13) Kevin Smith 14) Dale Hartz 15) Ryan Watt 16) Bobby Gunther Walsh 17) Brad Arnold 18) Jim Bobbitt Jr. 19) Kyle Borror 20) Blaine Bracelin 21) Ron Haring Jr. 22) Ray Swinehart 23) Nick Desantis 24) Dave Gerhart DNS) Dan Hineline

Sportsman (20 Laps)

1) Jared Umbenhauer 2) Mike Glass 3) Mike Lisowski 4) Joe Mooney 5) Shawn Light 6) Doug Hendricks 7) Andrew Cozze 8) Andrew Fayash III 9) Kevin Brady 10) Billy Moyer Jr. 11) Todd Huffman 12) Robin Schultz 13) Jared Seigfried 14) Tim Fitzpatrick 15) AJ Gerhart 16) Charles Fayash 17) Kevin Beach Jr. 18) Ray Woodall Jr. 19) Wayne Witmer 20) Harry Landis 21) Corey Renninger 22) Chad Putalavage 23) Josh Hertzog DNS) Colt Harris

Roadrunners (20 Laps)

1) Marc Berzowski 2) Jeremy Becker 3) Shon Elk 4) Kyle Killian 5) Tim Fitzpatrick Jr. 6) Dave Miller 7) Terry Kramer Jr. 8) Devin Trexler 9) Kris Ney 10) Jim Kost 11) Joe Kavanaugh 12) Chris Holland 13) Jon Schlauch 14) Connor Horan 15) Neil Bressler 16) TJ Fitzpatrick 17) Tim Spesak 18) Glenn Rowan 19) Chip Kennedy 20) Kody Sites 21) Jesse Krasnitsky DNS) Bruce Ditzler, John Whyne

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Big Diamond Speedway FANdemonium!

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NEWS FROM BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY
EVENT ORGANIZER: Jake Smulley
MEDIA CONTACT: Tim Long @ 484-256-5149
Facebook Page: facebook.com/bigdiamondspeedway
Website: www.bigdiamondspeedway.net
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WITH OUR THANKS.
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BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY PRESENTS FANDEMONIUM THIS FRIDAY, JULY 12th.

MINERSVILLE, PA - JULY 10th, 2013

In just about 48 hours it will be time for one of the most unprecidented promotions in dirt track racing history; FANdemonium at Big Diamond Speedway. What is FANdemonium? FANdemonium is a promotion put together by track owners Jake and Jasmine Smulley where each and every fan that attends that evening will be admittted to the grandstand area free of charge. That's right - free! Everyone who attends FANdemonium will be admitted to the grandstands for free. There will be giveaways for the fans, autographs from the drivers, and much, much more. Grab your friends, family, neighbors, and anyone else you know and bring them to this unprecedented event. Gates open at 5:00 PM and first heat hits the track at 8:15 PM. On the card will be the ZY Pyrotechnics 358 Modifieds, USS Achey Sportsman, and Savage 61 Roadrunners.

A few items of note for FANdemonium. For this evening, and this evening only, no outside food will be allowed into the track. We would ask that if you get hungry during the course of the evening, you might try a hot dog, hamburger, pizza, steak sandwich, soft pretzel, or one of our many other yummy food items available for purchase. Drinks are allowed to be brought into the track, but we will be limiting coolers to a six pack cooler only. Anyone with a cooler larger than a six pack cooler will be asked to return it to their vehicle. We are exepcting a very large crowd for this event and do not want a potential fans seat taken up by a gigantic sized cooler. Also, we will be limiting each person to one six pack of beer to be carried into the track.

In conjunction with FANdemonium, July 12th will also be the Hillside SPCA Furry Friends Friday! They will have items for purchase and games to play. Two checkered flags, one autographed by all of the sprint drivers who participated in our speedweek show, the other signed by our regular Friday night racing warriors, will be raffled off. There will also be a helmet drive at intermission. Proceeds from all of these events will be for the SPCA.

The first 300 fans to stop by the Reading Eagle billboard and see Traci Arnold will receive a free racing poster emblazened with many of your favorite BDS drivers. The poster is compliments of Brad Arnold Racing and their sponsor Reading Eagle/WEEU.

Before the racing events begin, we will have cars on display for the fans to enjoy. A restored Paul Koch #39 quarter midget from 1970 and #1971 will be on hand, along with the Brad Arnold #27 Modified, #T102 Shawn Fitzpatrick Modified, #5 Ricky Yetter Modified, #17x Kevin Beach Sportsman, #91 Shawn Light Sportsman, #42D Mike Diehl/Chad Putalavage Sportsman, #8c Chris Holland Roadrunner, #102 TJ Fitzpatrick Roadrunner, #13 Jesse Krasnitsky Roadrunner and many more.

Make it a point to be there this Friday and attend this incredible event.

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NEWS FROM BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY
EVENT ORGANIZER: Jake Smulley
MEDIA CONTACT: Tim Long @ 484-256-5149
Facebook Page: facebook.com/bigdiamondspeedway
Website: www.bigdiamondspeedway.net
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WITH OUR THANKS.
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SAM HAFERTEPE JR. WINS ROUND #3 OF SPRINT SPEED WEEK AT BIG DIAMOND, BERZOWSKI WINS ROADRUNNERS

MINERSVILLE, PA - JUNE 30th, 2013

Sam Hafertepe Jr. scored his first ever PA Sprint Speed Week victory and first ever Big Diamond Speedway win in the 30 lap main event for the Sprinters during stop #3 of the PA Sprint Speedweek series.

Starting from the pole position, Hafertepe bolted into the lead at the drop of the green and immediately opened up a large lead over second place running Stevie Smith. The first 13 laps of the feature event went caution free before yellow had to be displayed for Jimmy Reppert, who came to a stop on the backstretch. The caution was out once again on lap #14 for a spinning Ryan Wilson. On the restart, Hafertepe again sprinted out to a large lead, with Smith still holding down second spot and Brent Marks in third. These three drivers remained in this order when the final caution flag of the event flew on lap #28 for Brain Montieth, who stopped on the front stretch with a right rear flat. Montieth refused the two lap courtesy extended to drivers with flat tires and retired for the evening. On the restart, Smith made a daring move into turn #2 to try and wrestle the lead from Hafertepe, but to no avail, and the Sunnyvale, TX driver was able to cruise to the $5,000 victory. Smith held on for second, followed by Marks, Lance Dewease, and Friday nights winner Greg Hodnett. Sixth thru tenth were Danny Lasoski, Brady Bacon, Fred Rahmer, Darren Mollenoyux, and Mark Smith.

Heats for the 24 cars on hand were won by Marks, Bacon, and Chad Layton. Fast time for the night was set by Dewease at 13.501 seconds.

With the win, Hafertepe was able to take over the points lead for the series. Hafertepe now has 436 points. Greg Hodnett(394), Fred Rahmer(390), Brent Marks(384)and Lance Dewease(379) complete the top five.

Marc Bersowski picked up win #7 of the season in the 20 lap Savage 61 Roadrunner main event. Berzowski took the lead from Shon Elk on a lap #13 restart needed after race long leader Kyle Killian tangled with a lapped car while completing lap #12. Elk was never far behind, and took a shot at the lead several times over the last seven laps, but was never able to overtake Bersowski. Elk held on for his third second place in a row, followed by TJ Fitzpatrick, Chris Holland, And Tim Fitzpatrick Jr.

Heats for the 22 Roadrunners on hand were won by Holland and TJ Fitzpatrick.

Racing returns to Big Diamond Speedway this coming Friday with the running of the 33rd annual Georgie Stevenson Memorial for the 358 Modifieds. Also on the card will be Sportsman, Roadrunners, and EXCEL 600 Modifieds. The night will be topped off with a spectacular fireworks display. First heat hits the track at 8:15 PM.

410 Sprint Cars (30 Laps) Round #3 of Speed Week

1) Sam Hafertepe Jr. 2) Stevie Smith 3) Brent Marks 4) Lance Dewease 5) Greg Hodnett 6) Danny Lasoski 7) Brady Bacon 8) Fred Rahmer 9) Darren Mollenoyux 10) Mark Smith 11) Chad Layton 12) Danny Deitrich 13) Aaron Ott 14) Logan Schuchart 15) Billy Deitrich 16) Ryan Wilson 17) Eric Riggens 18) Brian Monteith 19) Ryan Smith 20) Jimmy Reppert 21) Jacob Allen 22) Scott Wilson DNS) Alan Krimes, Jimmy Seger

Roadrunners (20 Laps)

1) Marc Berzowski 2) Shon Elk 3) TJ Fitzpatrick 4) Chris Holland 5) Tim Fitzpatrick Jr. 6) Jim Kost 7) Devin Trexler 8) Jeremy Becker 9) Joe Kavanaugh 10) Neil Bressler 11) Tim Spesak 12) Kyle Wingle 13) Jesse Krasnitsky 14) Bill Wingle Sr. 15) Kyle Killian 16) Connor Horan 17) Joey Brennan 18) Terry Kramer Jr. 19) Kris Ney 20) Billy Wingle Jr. 21) Kevin Holland DNS) Glenn Rowan

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NEWS FROM BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY
EVENT ORGANIZER: Jake Smulley
MEDIA CONTACT: Tim Long @ 484-256-5149
Facebook Page: facebook.com/bigdiamondspeedway
Website: www.bigdiamondspeedway.net
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WITH OUR THANKS.
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FANS AND DRIVERS ALIKE CAN BE WINNERS WITH BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY STICKER PROMOTION

MINERSVILLE, PA - JUNE 20th, 2013

Speedway owners and promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley are pleased to announce the new Big Diamond Speedway sticker promotion to help put gas in the cars of their fans and money in the pockets of their drivers.

Beginning this Friday, June 21st, Big Diamond Speedway stickers will be for sale in the candy stand under the announcers tower at a cost of $5.00 per piece. Along with showing your support for Big Diamond Speedway, this will also be a way for fans and drivers to take home an added bonus from the track.

For fans, all you need to do is visibly disply the sticker on your vehicle. Each and every week our "privite eyes" will be scouring the parking lot for cars displaying a Big Diamond Speedway sticker. We will pick three cars each and every week from those displaying the sticker. We will announce details about your car and your license plate number. If that person is you, you will receive a $25.00 gas card to either Sheetz or Turkey Hill.

For drivers, if you purchase a sticker, mount it on the right or left side of your car on an outer body panel. If you win at another speedway no matter where, have the sticker on display, and thank Big Diamond Speedway for the sticker promotion in your victory lane interview, we will give you $100.00 cash money.

Just yet another way Big Diamond Speedway is trying to thank our drivers and fans for their continued support.

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This coming Friday, June 7th, racing returns to Big Diamond Speedway with what is sure to be the craziest event of the season. The ZY Pyrotechnics 358 Modifieds and USS Achey Sportsman will be on the card with their normal 25 and 20 lap feature events respectfully, but what everyone will be there to see is the fan favorite Savage 61 Roadrunners competing in the Crazy 8's - four 8 lap feature events. Each 8 lap feature for the Roadrunners will be a full, points paying event. The first feature will be lined up by normal handicapping procedures. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th feature events will be lined up via an invert number, drawn by the previous feature winner. The invert will be either 2, 4, 6, or 8. The point standing are sure to look a lot different once the night is over. First heat hits the track at 8:15 PM.

Open wheel fans will get their fix on Sunday, June 30th when the Central PA 410 Sprint Cars make their annual trek to coal country to compete in the 2013 PA Sprint Speed Week event. This event will be 30 laps in distance and pays a cool $5,000 to the winner. Former Modified track champion "Fast" Fred Rahmer is sure to be on hand, along with "The Edge" Brian Montieth, Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease, "The Black Bandit" Stevie Smith, and a host of others, all hoping to not only take home the victory, but earn valuable points towards the 2013 Sprint Speed Week title. The 410 sprint cars will be joined by the Roadrunner division for this event. Time trials start at 7:30 PM.

Don't forget, the next event on Little Diamond Speedway will be this Sunday, June 9th. On the card will be the 270cc winged micro sprints, the 600cc wingless micro sprints, and Slingshots. Each division will run a full slate of qualifying events and a 20 lap feature. Gates open at 1:00 PM with racing set to begin at 2:00 PM. Grandstand admission is only $8.00 for adults, with kids 12 and under admitted free. Pit participation fee is $20.00 per person, and car registration is $20.00 per car, per division.

For more information on upcoming events you can like us on Facebook or visit our web site at www.bigdiamondspeedway.net

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