HARTFORD, OHIO (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Hometown favorite Dave Blaney will not get a chance to make it 2-in-a-row tonight at Sharon Speedway.
Blaney was set to jump in the #10 HBR Big Block Modified sponsored by Mohawk Northeast and the Ryan Blaney Foundation for tonight’s Super DIRTcar Series Modified 100-lap race this evening at the track co-owned by his family.
Mother Nature had a different plan however as rain showers hit Sharon Speedway around 2 p.m., cancelling the series only appearance at the track. The RUSH Sprint Cars were also part of tonight’s events. This is the eighth rain-out of the season, including five of the six special events. Tickets purchased in advance will be refunded to the credit card that was used to purchase them.
Blaney was going for 2-in-a-row after winning the 410 Sprint Car Menards Series race Saturday night.
Blaney started the $3,000-to-win race in eighth place and didn’t waste any time moving into the top five.
Blaney batted with Dan Shetler and Chad Kemenah for the lead in an epic 15-lap battle between the trio before Blaney pulled away for the win, much to the delight of the crowd in the grandstands.
“I hope all you fans enjoyed that,” Blaney said after the race in Victory Lane. “That was awesome! What a fun, fun race track. I love it. The track was slow, but it’s so racey.”
The victory was not easy as Blaney battled heavy lap traffic after clearing Shetler and Kemenah.
“When you get in lapped traffic that just throws everyone’s rhythm off and you have to do something different,” said Blaney.
The victory was a little bit of vindication for the “Buckeye Bullet” after a disappointing run in the “Lou Blaney Memorial”, which was won by his brother Dale.
“We came here a week before the Lou Blaney race and ran well and then had a totally horrible night,” said Blaney. “I felt bad to have a bad night on Dad’s night, but it’s always fun to come back and win.”
Blaney will try to jump into the #10 HBR Big Block Modified Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway.
Sharon Speedway will be back in action Saturday night for another Menards “Super Series” show on Thompson Fab Night. The 410 Sprints, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, The Stock Cars and Econo Mods will also be in action plus the rescheduled Stock Car mechanics race. Race time is 7 p.m.