SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present its marquee event of the season for the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
The 38th annual Icon Legacy Modular Homes Jim Nace Memorial National Open is the track’s most prestigious sprint car race, worth $20,000 to the winner.
The seventh of the year at the track for sprint cars at Selinsgrove will go 40 laps in distance, with time trials setting the heat starting grids. It does have a Sunday rain date.
To date this season, there has not been a repeat winner in Modern Heritage 410 sprint car action at the track, with wins going to Kyle Reinhardt, Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich, Jason Shultz, Lance Dewease and Anthony Macri.
All six drivers are expected to be in the National Open Jim Nace Memorial field along with many others.
Logan Wagner is the defending event champion aboard the famed Zemco No. 1 machine. Wagner will sign autographs for fans at the event from approximately 5-5:30 pm.
Fast Tees Screenprinting of Thompsontown will pay $300 to set fast time over the sprint car field in qualifying time trials.
Kratzer Insurance Agency of Mt. Pleasant Mills and Apache Tree Service of Middleburg have joined forces to present a $400 Hard Charger Award for the Nace Memorial National Open, while Apache Tree Service is also offering $200 to the 305 sprint car hard charger.
The Selinsgrove Speedway National Open began at the track in 1983, with Maynard Yingst claiming the first three events in a row.
However, no driver has won more Selinsgrove National Open/Nace Memorial titles than Fred Rahmer, a five-time victor in the event.
In honor of the late five-time speedway sprint car track champion, the race added the Jim Nace Memorial to its title in 2010.
As the Selinsgrove Speedway season finale, the Apache Tree Service 305 sprints are also on the racing card.
The autumn classic will be the final Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series event of the season, featuring just two divisions of action on the event card.
Gates for the general public will open at 4:30 pm with advanced ticket holders gaining access at 4 pm.
Adult general admission for the season finale is set at $30, with students age 12-17 priced at $15. Kids ages 11 and under are always admitted for free at Selinsgrove Speedway.
Reserved seats can be purchased at an additional price of $2 for all ages. Pit admission is set at $40.