The premier racing facility in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, will spring back into action this coming Saturday night, July 5th, with the Wounded Warriors Project Firecracker 100 for the All Star Slingshot division headlining the eight divisions of racing at the speedway. The speedway took a weekend off last week to allow families an opportunity to enjoy some quality time together away from the rigors of racing and to re-charge their batteries for the start of the second half of the racing season at Hamlin. The Hamlin Speedway continues to enjoy a tremendous 2014 racing season with great car counts and a strong fan base. The racing action and the loyal band of racing heroes have created a star base of a driving roster that has just been over the top with new drivers emerging each week to take on the regulars on the multi-grooved raceway. The racing action commences once again with the running of the showcased Wounded Warriors Project Firecracker 100 for the stars of the All Star Slingshot division.
The Slingshot driving stars at the speedway will be showcased with this great event. S&S Speedways, Hamlin Speedway and Kim’s Kreations have combined their talents to bring this exciting evening of racing to the Pocono Mountains. With lots of dollars and contingencies on the line for the drivers and fans alike, the event has proved to be one of the most popular events of the season on the Hamlin Speedway schedule. Should 35 cars enter the event, a whopping sum of $1,500.00 plus contingencies will greet the feature winner. Last year the winner of the event was “The Midget” Chris Kurtz as he found the style and guile late in the event to slip past race long leader Richie VanOrden on his way to his biggest payday in racing to date. Kurtz will return to defend his win but he will receive stiff competition from “The Rockaway Rocket” Danny Buccafusca, who won in 2012. Buccafusca is now competing in the 600 Sprint division but with a shot at some big dollars, will strap himself back into a Slingshot racer for the century long grind. Previous winners of the event include Billy Van Inwegen Sr. in 2007, Shannon Smith in 2008, Steve Intravaia in 2009, Billy Clark in 2010, Ben Whitaker in 2011, Danny Buccafusca in 2012 and Chris Kurtz in 2013.
This event is a great way to help the Wounded Warriors Project. Founded in 2001, the Wounded Warriors Project serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11th, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. It is the goal of the Wounded Warriors to raise awarenes and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members to help the injured service members and to assist each other and every donation eases the burden on those affected by the ravages of war. More sponsors for this one of kind event are needed to support this very worthy cause through racing and donations will be taken right up until race time.
Fans should take advantage of this premier event as you can use the donation to support your favorite race team or work place as well as having the opportunity to win some great prizes through the Chinese Auction, the Silent Auction and the over the top Raffle where money will be won at each half hour interval of the racing action. Chinese and Silent auction items can be dropped off at the grandstand tower on race day. Lap Sponsorships are still available and needed and speedway management assures all sponsors that all lap supporters will be announced prior to the running of the grueling century long spectacular.
The countdown for the Wounded Warrior Project Firecracker 100 (Hamlin Hundred) event on July 5th is commencing and anyone who would like to get involved with this great promotion for this event should contact the S&S Speedways at: 570 420 5500 or Kim’s Kreations at: 610 342 7534 or through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone can also check out the Wounded Warrior website at: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Whether it be a prize or cash donation for this event, all donations are accepted graciously and all will be announced leading up to the event as well as at the speedway and tickets are being distributed for an over the top Raffle which will offer money prizes each half hour of the scheduled show ranging from $100.00 to $1,000.00. The tickets are $10.00 each with a limit of one thousand tickets to be sold. There will also be a silent auction and Country Car Care through Paul Ennes will be donating a Dale Earnhardt Lithograph for that portion of the event. Lap Sponsorship is also being sold at $10.00 per lap so it is a good time to pump up your sponsors for this great cause.
Redemption Racing, through driver Joseph Smith, is selling Stars on his 1G race car for the Wounded Warriors Project and is hoping to sell fifty of them to donate $1,000.00 to the Wounded Warriors Project. The donation is $20.00 per star and will remain on the race car all season long. It is a great cause and anyone looking to honor any war veteran should contact Joseph Smith at the speedway or on Face book. WWII veteran Edwin Frisbee of Lake Township will be on hand at the speedway on July 5th to present all proceeds to the Wounded Warriors Project
Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. Hamlin Speedway will spring back into action on July 5th with the running of the “Wounded Warriors Project Firecracker 100” with $1,500.00 to the winner should the 35-car entry list for the event be reached. Many contingency prizes will be dispersed as well as lap sponsorships for the event on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 2 PM; Drivers Meeting at 4:45; Hot Laps are at 5:00 and the racing begins at 6 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free; Pit Pass: $25.00
Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Dutch’s Market in Greentown, PA; Schmitt Sales, Stream Energy, Tilcon, Yankowski Enterprises, Triple Cities Mack, Dickie Keiper Speed Supplies, Ron Brown Hauling, Classic Cycles, Kim’s Kreations, RockAuto.com and Howe’s Comfort Inn are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.