SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway will celebrate its momentous 75th anniversary with a special doubleheader featuring the 410 sprint cars and super late models at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, the actual anniversary date of the track’s first race in 1946!
Each of the 25-lap main events for the 410 sprint cars and super late models will pay $5,075 to win and $375 to start! The tentative qualifying format will be passing points for both divisions.
Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with qualifying slated for 7:30 p.m. The rain date, if needed, will be Wednesday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m.
The ceremonial race, being presented by NRG Controls North, Selinsgrove Ford, and Jeff’s Auto Body, will be capped off with a professional fireworks display.
Five lucky fans will win $75 cash prizes through a raincheck drawing sponsored by Fast Tees of Thompsontown.
For the biggest part of Selinsgrove Speedway’s grand history, the 410 sprint cars and super late models have been the headliner divisions. The July 20 anniversary race will pair up the two popular divisions for a once-in-a-lifetime race night at the Superspeedway of Dirt Track Racing.
The track’s first race was held on July 20, 1946, when Bill Holland of Philadelphia took the checkered flag in the 20-lap main event. Holland also won the afternoon’s qualifier and set fast time with a lap of 26.73 seconds. Holland went on to win the 1949 Indianapolis 500.
Since that historic first race, many of motorsports’ most famous drivers have turned laps at the iconic Snyder County half-mile dirt track that was designed by the legendary Hollywood stuntman and race car driver Joie Chitwood Sr.
For fans who can’t attend in person, the anniversary race can be purchased as a live PPV event on sprintcarunlimited.tv.
For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2021:
410 Sprint Cars
Super Late Models
Pit Gates: 5PM
Grandstand Gates: 5PM
Students (12-17): $15
Kids 11 & Under FREE GA
Pit Passes: $35
Wednesday, July 21 7:30PM
Purse For Each 25-Lap Anniversary Race: 1) $5,075 2) $2,075 3) $1,375 4) $1,275 5) $1,175
6) $1,075 7) $975 8) $875 9) $775 10) $675 11) $575 12) $575 13) $475 14) $475 15-24) $375