PASS preps for rare Thursday race at Bloomsburg

By Frank Buhrman

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (June 27, 2023) – The River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series returns to Bloomsburg Fair Raceway Thursday, June 29 for a rare weeknight racing program.

The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will join the sprint-like All-Pro SpeedSTRs, front-wheel drive 4-cylinders, and Slingshot scale cars. Racing is schedule to begin at 7 p.m.

PASS has only run three times on the new Bloomsburg track, located inside the horse track where auto racing was held in decades past. Last season, Austin Reed visited victory lane for both the tour’s appearances (a third scheduled stop was canceled).

Only one other driver, Scott Frack, finished in the top five in both 2023 races and he plans a welcomed return to PASS competition Thursday after a prolonged absence. Kruz Kepner has a fifth and a sixth, with Jeffrey Weaver, Timmy Bittner and Ken Duke each posting a pair of top 10s. Bittner has a runner-up finish.

Runaway PASS points leader Logan Spahr of Lewisberry will be seeking his eighth win of the season at a track where he has not raced before and current points runner-up Seth Schnoke is in the same position, adding an interesting twist to Thursday’s competition.

Early indications are that a full field of sprinters will be on hand, and with the New Jersey-based Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series not scheduled over the July 4 weekend, more drivers from the East may yet decide to compete. Visiting teams are reminded to pre-register in order to receive important updates and news.

Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and grandstands at 6 p.m. Pit admission is $30.

PASS is off for the rest of the holiday weekend, giving teams the option to participate at Clinton County in a two-day show Friday and Saturday or spend the holiday with their families.

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