Bloomsburg Fair Raceway will be back in action June 8; IMCA Modifieds & ARDC Midgets join All-Pro SpeedSTRs, 602 Mods and Slingshots

The Bloomsburg Fair Raceway gets back into the racing swing on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 pm.

Joining the All-Pro SpeedSTRs, 602 Crate Modifieds and Slingshots will be the IMCA Modifieds and ARDC Midgets. The FWD 4-Cylinder Stocks have the night off.

The International Motorsport Contest Association, better known as IMCA, dates its history back to 1915 and is currently the oldest active auto racing sanctioning body in the United States.

On Thursday IMCA returns to Bloomsburg, making a third appearance at the 3/8 mile dirt oval. Former NASCAR racer David Stremme won the first outing in 2021 and also holds the track record for IMCA at 18.397-seconds. Last year saw Rodney Morgan scored the win.

The American Racing Drivers Club, ARDC, has its origins dating back to 1939. The time-honored race organization first came to Bloomsburg in 1947. That race was won by Mike Joseph and it was the first time Midget cars ran here.

ARDC competed 22 times on the historic ½-mile cinder track as a mainstay during the annual Fair races. Last year the group returned to Bloomsburg for the first time since 1987 and Kevin Woody, driving a car prepared by Steve Buckwalter, took the win.

Local star Johnny Heydenreich, who has four wins on the ½-mile oval, set the track mark on the current configuration at 18.013-seconds.

The All-Pro SpeedSTRs will be set for their fifth outing of the season. Thanks to his Twin-17 lap wins on May 11, Briggs Danner has moved into a tie in the current standings, pulling even with Steve Buckwalter at the top of the points heading into Thursday’s race meet. Buckwalter has been the mark of consistency thus far with top three finishes each time out including a win on Opening Night.

Danner, meanwhile, will be looking to add to his record of most Bloomsburg wins that presently stands at five.

12-year old Paulie Hartwig III, has been quite the surprise this season with the 602 Crate Modifieds. The young talent has a victory and is seated at the top of the points after three races run to date. He leads the way over veteran Mike Schane and local star Matt Yoder.

Andrew Turpin as had a stronghold with the Slingshots, taking three straight wins and he’ll took to continue his streak come Thursday. 

At intermission there will be a hay bailing contest taking place. The winner will receive a pair of tickets to the Brantley Gilbert concert on Friday, September 22 during this year’s 168th Annual Bloomsburg Fair. Participation for the hay bailing contest will be limited. 

Also the JuiceBox Division for kids that was planned has been rescheduled for June 29.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 pm, grandstands at 6:00 pm, hot laps at 6:15 pm and racing begins at 7:00 pm. Adult grandstand admission is $15, seniors/Military/students are $13, kids 6-12 are $5 and under 5 free.

The postponed May 4 program, which was to feature twin 17-lap mains for the 602 Crate Modifieds, has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 22.

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