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Author: Stephen Pados   Date: 7/4/2018 2:59:05 PM   



Hamlin, PA-- VETSTOCK Firecracker 100 Headlines Seven Division Show Saturday Night, July 7th at Hamlin Speedway

By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media


The premier racing facility in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, the Hamlin Speedway, swung back into action last Saturday night with an event that acted as a prelude to the huge event coming to the speedway this Saturday. July 7th will find all seven divisions at the speedway in exciting action but the headline attraction for the evening will be the running of the annual Hamlin VetStock Firecracker 100. The century long grind will offer up a $1,500.00 to win payday for the event based upon a 35-car entry list. The feature event will start thirty talented race drivers who will have to be on the top of their racing game just to make it into the show. “The Captain” Cody Kline is the defending champion of the event. Kline led every lap of the event last year to pocket a good hunk of money but has been missing in action at the speedway this season.


The racing at Hamlin in 2018 has been spectacular with a solid weekly roster continuing to produce a star studded field of racing heroes, creating the excitement and the buzz of what small car division racing is all about. Hamlin Speedway is a transitioning track with drivers transitioning in and out as they make their way into other divisions of the sport that will take them away from where they have made their initial mark in racing. To replace them, new stars have emerged each year at Hamlin from the quarter midget and go kart ranks to take on the speedway regulars on the multi-grooved and highly competitive raceway. The Firecracker 100 has become the “got to be there” race in all of Slingshot racing events.

The VetStock Firecracker 100 (Hamlin Hundred) event on July 7th is just a few days away and anyone who would like to get involved with this great promotion for this event should contact the S&S Speedways at: 570 420 5500. Everyone can gain additional information by checking out the VetStock website at:

Whether it be a prize or cash donation for this event, all donations are accepted graciously and all will be announced leading up to the event as well as at the speedway and tickets are being distributed for a Lottery Drawing, the Chinese Auction and more. The tickets are $10.00 each. For more information: Contact Allesson Rode through email at: or by phone at: 570-460-5977.




The initial event was started in 2007 with the first winner Billy Van Inwegen Sr hoisting $2,300.00 out of the facility. Shannon Smith was triumphant in 2008 and to date the only female who has captured the win. Former track regular Steve Intravaia invaded the speedway in 2009 from North Carolina to walk away with a win. Billy Clark won in 2010 and “The Rockaway Rocket” Danny Buccafusca was the winner in 2011. Ben Whitaker was triumphant in 2012 and “The Midge” Chris Kurtz won in 2013. Many time track champion “The Oxford Express” Dale Kober raced from 26th starting spot to win in 2014. The 2015 winner, “Chargin” Charlie Lawrence, became the first New Yorker to win the big prize and Lawrence recently returned to the speedway to cast his hat into the ring. Fellow New Yorker Justin Mills was at the tho top of his games with a win in 2016 and Cody Kline was the man of the moment in 2017 with his only win at the speedway coming at the event.

Through seven events in 2018 there have been been seven winners. “The Oley Jet” Brett Bieber, “The Sandman” Troy Langendoerfer, Austin Silfee, Scott Neary, Tyler Banks, “The Closer” Mike Fogler and “The Ambassador” Wes Hearn have all captured an event and Hearn has also captured four Super Slinger features making him a favorite heading into Saturday Night’s big show.

VetStock, a local veterans’ support group is synonymous with an unparalleled passion and tireless efforts to assist in improving the lives of the area’s former and present Armed Services men women and families. Founded in 2012 by Tom Ryan, Rich Diaz and Kelly Gaughan, its sole mission is to financially assist those veteran organizations who have developed strong fund-raising capabilities. None of the funds collected is donated to individuals rather the money is provided to non-profit veterans groups who meet the rigorous vetting process set up by VetStock. For further information regarding VetStock, please email them at:

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next scheduled race day event will be July 7th when when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval as the twelfth edition of the Hamlin Vet Stock Firecracker 100 comes roaring into town. The event will assist VetStock of the Northeast to assist military families who are in need of assistance.

Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free




Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry, had heeler Excavating, RLE Towing & Recovery,, S&S Speedways and Yankowski Enterprises are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2018 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: www.SSSpeedways.comn style="color: #232323;"> or on facebook at:>/ or www.HamlinSpeed.comn style="color: #232323;"> or facebook at: style="color: #698096;">.

Come out and join the crowd for an exciting evening of racing action as the Hamlin Speedway is:


The Pearl of the Poconos



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