Story By: BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY – MINERSVILLE, PA – With the 2023 racing season fast approaching, Big Diamond Speedway promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley have set a schedule that will give the fans a little bit of everything in 2023 at the Minersville, PA dirt oval.
Before the racing gets underway, it will be the 2nd Annual Dirt Track Racing Festival & Parade of Power on Saturday April 1st followed by an open practice session the next day (Sunday, April 2nd).
The 51st season of racing will get underway on Friday, April 7th with the Thaw Brawl season opener paying some extra cash to all divisions and will conclude on Sunday, September 3rd with the annual running of the prestigious Coalcracker 72. In between those dates will be many great racing events for the fans to enjoy.
The Quandel Concrete 358 Modifieds along with the USS Achey Crate 602 Sportsman and the Red White and Blue Autos Roadrunners will be the tracks regular divisions throughout the year. Joining them on certain nights will be some great traveling series.
2022 saw the SUPER DIRTcar series return to Big Diamond for the first time in many years with great success and the series will return in 2023 with the running of the Anthracite Assault on Tuesday July 11th. Also returning to the speedway in 2023 will be USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars as part of the Eastern Storm. The traveling series was a big hit in 2021 and will be back on Thursday, June 15 to thrill the fans with their exciting brand of wingless racing.
Other highlights scheduled for 2023 will be the annual Money in the Mountains race for the Quandel Concrete Modifieds on Friday, April 14 paying $10,000. The Mid-Atlantic Modifieds will make their Big Diamond debut on May 5th as part of Modified Madness night. Other series making visits in 2023 will be the URC Sprints on May 19th. After a highly successful debut in 2022, the ULMS Late Model series will once again return on June 2nd and the Winged 410 Sprints will be back to thrill the crowd on August 11th. The Xcel 600 modifieds will make the first of their many visits to Big Diamond on April 21st. The 358 sprint cars will visit the speedway on July 7th for the first time. Other divisions returning in 2023 are the Central PA Legends, the PASS Sprint Cars and the Winged Super Sportsman.
2023 Big Diamond Speedway Schedule (Tentative)
Saturday, April 1st: Second Annual Dirt Track Racing Festival & Parade of Power. Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Live Music, Games and much more.
Sunday, April 2nd: Practice, open to any car with a roll cage.
Friday, April 7th: 51st Season Opener Thaw Brawl. Modifieds $4,051 to win, Crate 602 Sportsman $1,051 to win & Roadrunners $551 to win.
Friday, April 14th: Fritz Roehrig Memorial. Money in the Mountains Modifieds, $10,000 to win, Crate 602 Sportsman $1,500 to win and Roadrunners. Modified Cash Dash, $2,000 to win.
Friday, April 21st: Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners & Xcel 600 Modifieds.
Friday, April 28th: Schuylkill Technology Night Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, and Roadrunners.
Friday, May 5th: Modified Madness. Modifieds, Mid Atlantic Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman and Roadrunners.
Friday, May 12th: Modifieds 30 $4,000 to win, Crate 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners plus Crate 602 Match Races. Murphy Fabrication 100 Lap Bone Stock Enduro, $1,000 to win.
Friday, May 19th: Modifieds, URC 360 Sprint Cars, Crate 602 Sportsman, and Roadrunners.
Friday, May 26th: Quandel Concrete Night. Modified Topless 30 $5,000 to win, Topless Crate 602 Sportsman $1,500 to win, Roadrunners and Central PA Legends.
Friday, June 2nd: Modifieds, ULMS Super Late Models, Crate 602 Sportsman, and Roadrunners.
Friday, June 9th: Modifieds, PASS 305 Sprint Cars, Crate 602 Sportsman, and Roadrunners.
Thursday, June 15th: Thursday Night Thunder, USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars – Eastern Storm, Modifieds and Roadrunners.
Friday, June 16th: Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, and Roadrunners. (Only if June 15th Racing is Cancelled)
Friday, June 23rd: Tony’s Meat Market Night. Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners and Modified Match Races.
Friday, June 30th: B & H Landscaping Night. Georgie Stevenson Memorial. Modified 40 $6,000 to win, Crate 602 Sportsman $1,500 to win, Roadrunners and Xcel 600 Modifieds plus Fireworks.
Friday, July 7th: Modifieds, 358 Sprint Car Summer Series, Crate 602 Sportsman and Roadrunners.
Tuesday, July 11th: Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Anthracite Assault, $7,500 to win. Crate 602 Sportsman and Roadrunners.
Wednesday, July 12th: Super DIRTcar Series Rain Date.
Friday, July 14th: Red White and Blue Autos Night. Modifieds, Wingless Super Sportsman, Roadrunner Crazy 8’s.
Friday, July 21st: USS Achey Night. Dave Kamp Memorial. Modifieds $4,000 to win, Crate 602 Sportsman $1,000 to win, Roadrunners $400 to win and Xcel 600 Modifieds.
Friday, July 28th: Modifieds, PASS 305 Sprint Cars, Crate 602 Sportsman and Roadrunners.
Friday, August 4th: Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners and Wingless Super Sportsman
Friday, August 11th: Advance Auto Parts Night. 410-Winged Sprint Cars $5,000 to win, $500 to take the green. Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman and Roadrunners.
Friday, August 18th: Prelude to the Coalcracker. Modifieds 50 Laps $10,000 to win, Crate 602 Sportsman 25 $1,500 to win, Roadrunners and Central PA Legends.
Friday, August 25th: Fayash Memorial. Modifieds $4,000 to win, Crate 602 Sportsman $1,157 to win, Roadrunners $400 to win plus Roadrunner Match Races.
Friday, September 1st: Championship Night (Final Points Night). Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Roadrunners and Xcel 600 Modifieds.
Sunday, September 3rd: Jack Rich Inc. Coalcracker Night. Modifieds 72 Laps $15,000 to win, $600 to take the green. Crate 602 Sportsman 30 Laps $2,000 to win. Roadrunners 20 Laps, $500 to win.
*Schedule subject to change*