Story By: STEVE INCH / SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY – SELINSGROVE, PA – Due to popular demand from fans and teams alike, the powerful 410 sprint cars will compete in 12 races at Selinsgrove Speedway as part of the 2022 campaign, with the Lelands.com series points champion earning a $5,000 bonus!
The 410 sprint car series will kick off Sunday, March 27, at 2 p.m. and will culminate with the Jim Nace Memorial 40th Anniversary National Open Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, the first time the speedway’s crown jewel race will be a two-day event in 30 years!
On Sunday, April 24, the 410 sprint cars will be featured in the annual Ray Tilley Classic in honor of the speedway’s all-time career leading sprint car feature winner.
Next on the slate will be Thursday, May 26, the first of two “Thursday Thunder” dates, followed by an open wheel doubleheader Thursday, June 16, when the winged 410 sprint cars are joined by the USAC wingless 410 sprint cars as part of the 2022 Eastern Storm Tour!
Selinsgrove will host the PA Speedweek finale for the 410 sprint cars on Sunday, July 3, with the running of the Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial. The race will carry a rain date of Monday, July 4, if needed.
Another mid-week show will be staged Tuesday, July 19, for the track’s 76th Anniversary Eve Sprint Car Spectacular. The 410 sprint cars are right back at the Snyder County oval Saturday, July 23, for the Summer Championship Night.
The 42nd Annual Jack Gunn Memorial will feature the 410 sprint cars on Saturday, Aug. 27. Over the Labor Day holiday weekend, fans can also catch the 410 sprint cars in action at the Superspeedway of Dirt Track Racing Sunday, Sept. 4.
The season will come to a climactic conclusion with the Nace Memorial 40th Anniversary National Open weekend Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24. Friday night will be a preliminary race leading into Saturday’s National Open finale. This will mark the first two-day National Open format at the track since 1992, when Darren Eash of Woodbine, Md., and Don Kreitz of Sinking Spring were the weekend winners, respectively. The rain date for Saturday’s event, if needed, will be Sunday, Sept. 25.
All of the 410 sprint car series dates will also have support divisions on the racing cards.
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Selinsgrove Speedway’s 2022 Opening Day is Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m. featuring the Short Track Super Series modifieds in the Icebreaker 40 plus 602 crate sportsman modifieds. A complete 2022 schedule is expected to be released this month.