Monday, July 16, 2018



MINERSVILLE, PA – After a rainout on June 5, Big Diamond Speedway offered up a second date for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Anthracite Assault’ combination North-South event.
However, Mother Nature did not agree.
A forecast for intensifying showers throughout the evening hours has prompted Big Diamond and STSS management to make the early call and cancel the event for Monday, July 16. The show will return to Big Diamond in 2019.
“Every forecast I have looked at calls for rain later today and tonight,” Big Diamond owner Jake Smulley said. “There is too much risk of the event not going on as planned.”
On June 5, all race teams and fans were in attendance when storms moved over at 7 p.m.  STSS organizer Brett Deyo didn’t want a repeat.
“We already had racers and fans here from all over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic the first time and they spent money in fuel and tolls,” he said. “We definitely don’t want to do that again.”

SEAN MERKEL (Poppa Pepper's Photo)

Sunday, July 15, 2018


T.P. Trailers NASCAR Modified Feature (30 Laps): 1. Doug Manmiller, 2. Ryan Grim, 3. Duane Howard, 4. Brett Gilmore, 5. Jeff Strunk, 6. Mike Gular, 7. John Willman, 8. Craig Von Dohren, 9. Ray Swinehart, 10. Clay Butler, 11. Danny Erb, 12. Brett Kressley, 13. Kevin Hirthler, 14. Justin Grim, 15. Frank Cozze, 16. Joe Fanelli, 17. Chris Esposito, 18. Chris Gambler, 19. Eric Biehn, 20. Briggs Danner, 21. Bobby Trapper Jr., 22. Mark Kratz, 23. Jordan Henn, 24. Jared Umbenhauer, 25. Kenny Gilmore, 26. Timmy Buckwalter, 27. Brian Hirthler, 28. Ron Kline. DNQ: Dan Waisempacher, Carroll Hine III, Ron Myers, Ron Seltmann Jr., Skyler Sheriff, Ryan Lilick, Steve Swinehart, Bob Trapper and Bobby Gunther Walsh.

 NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Mike Lisowski, 2. Mark Kemmerer, 3. Brad Grim, 4. Lex Shive, 5. Louden Reimert, 6. Joe Funk III, 7. Craig Whitmoyer, 8. Kenny Bock, 9. Dylan Swinehart, 10. Brad Brightbill, 11. Brad Arnold, 12. B.J. Joly, 13. Andrew Kreis, 14. Kurt Bettler, 15. Sean Weiss, 16. Jesse Landis, 17. Derrick smith, 18. Andy Clemmer, 19. Jack Butler, 20. Jim Housworth, 21. Kyle Lilick, 22. Mike Mammana, 23. Steve Young, 24. Nicho Flammer.

 NASCAR Late Model Feature (20 Laps): 1. Steve Wilson, 2. Sean Merkel, 3. Kyle Merkel, 4. Drew Weisser, 5. Steve Todorow, 6. Chuck Schutz, 7. Cory Merkel, 8. Bryon Sipe, 9. Lou Egrie, 10. Jordan Knepp, 11. George Irwin, 12. Todd Ravel, 13. Terry Snyder, 14. Dallas Breidenbach, 15. Wayne Pfeil, 16. Danny Snyder, 17. Patrick Robinson.

BIG DIAMOND WINNERS (Kirsten Snyder Photo's) (Sorry, cannot find race results?)