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Author: Dept of Upcoming Events   Date: 7/28/2020 11:49:45 AM   



Info on the history of "600 Speedweek" (from ):

While Trip Kone and Dan Little get much of the credit - and deservedly so - for creating PA 600 Speedweek, it really began when Dale Thomas decided to organize a major event for the 600cc Micro-Sprints. Thomas, known as the Racing Realtor, wanted to hold the race here in the northeast, and he was determined to pay $10,000 to the winner. Through his efforts, the Super 600 Showdown was born, and the first edition of the mega-event took its green flag at the Hill Valley Speedway in 2005.

Two years later, when the Showdown moved to Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, the race became the final event of the first-ever PA 600 Speedweek. Kone and Little worked with Thomas to expand his one day event, which was always held on or around the Fourth of July, and they immediately realized their efforts had produced what is arguably the single biggest phenomonon in small car racing. The biggest names in 600cc competition - from all over the country - quickly jumped on the bandwagon and participated in the week-long gauntlet of speed.

A.J. Bast has the distinction of being the very first PA 600 Speedweek Champion. Bast earned the title in 2007, while Brent Marks captured the coveted honor in 2008. Last year saw two drivers end the six-races-in-eight-days marathon in a tie for first place; Shane Lewis and Heath Hehnly were declared Co-Champions of Speedweek after both performed brilliantly during the grinding mini-series. 

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Hyper Racing 600 Speedweek Information Dept of Upcoming Events 7/28/2020 11:49:45 AM