Going into the final race of the Beer Hill Cup series just 1 point separates the top three and nine points the top five in the overall standings. IMCA points are award 40 to the winner and reduce by one for each spot so the race will be close for the championship on Friday with an added twist.
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Fridays event is a cosanctioned race with the Mid Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS) which means several teams will make the trip from the east to compete Saturday adding top talent into an already level playing field. MASS has been enjoying a great inaugural season featuring plenty of close racing in a fun and competitive environment. A good car count is anticipated which means teams vying to be the first Beer Hill Cup champion will need to be on their game. Action Friday begins at 7:30 with Gates open at 5:30.
Saturday the series moves to Selinsgrove Speedway in a rare Saturday appearance that harkens back to the day of the Sel-Wil circuit. With no other races on the MASS schedule several teams plan to make it a weekend by traveling to Selinsgrove Saturday also. Our last event at Selinsgrove was a close race and Saturday should be no exception with a good mix of talent as no other RaceSaver tracks are running. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.
The weekend caps of at Susquehanna Speedway which the series has not visited in over a month as teams once again travel the same weekend schedule as back in the Sel-Wil days. Teams eager to return look forward a great show on a rare Sunday night event. Pit Gates: 4:30 PM, Grandstands: 5 PM, Hot Laps: 6:15 PM, Time Trials: 7 PM.
PASS Local and National points will be at the forefront this weekend as the season winds down and the race is tight as teams try to improve their standings in the best of 20 format which allows teams to replace bad finished with top finishes. Just 23 points separate the top 3 as teams can easily make a jump by replacing a 24th place "DNF" with a top five.
The PA Sprint Series, Mid Atlantic Sprint Series and Laurel Highlands Sprint Series are RaceSaver(R) series sanctioned by IMCA.