McKean County Raceway will try to beat mother nature on Thursday night for one of their two events this weekend. Thursday night will see the 30th annual Lee Anderson Memorial for the Advocare by Advozuvy.com Street Stocks, plus a regular program. MCR will also be in action on Sunday night.
Anderson was a racer who passed away while competing at MCR in 1986. Anderson from Smethport was a fan and local favorite while he raced and has family that still competes at MCR. The event in memory of Mr. Anderson will be $400 to win for the street stock class, the division that Lee drove in back in the 80s. Some of the competitors expected to be on hand competing for the prize money are point leader, Rich Wojtowickz, Brad Curran, Victor Earle of Smethport, Al Brewer, Dennis Cummings and Jeremy Wonderling.
The Little Power Shop RUSH Late Models will be lead by Wellsville’s Brad Mesler. Mesler still looking for his first win of the season at MCR holds a commanding 17 point lead over Andy Michael of Allegany. Max Blair, teenager Kyle Murray and Jason Tingue round out the top five.
The Close Racing Supply RUSH Pro Mods see, Vic Vena and Steve Dixon in a tight point battle with 3 points separating the two drivers. Rich Michael Jr of Ischua sits nine points behind Vena with Ryan Scott and Eldred’s Nate Hartzell and Richard Hemphill fighting for fifth in points.
The Raught’s Country Kitchen Pure Stocks has Mark Schweikart of Port Allegany one point ahead of Weedville’s, Zack Gustafson and four points ahead of Portville’s, Jake Mascho. William Bigley and 2014 champion, Roger Schweikart rounds out the top five. None of the top five point cars have a win yet this year at MCR.
Kurt Babcock of Shinglehouse is showing everyone why he is the Mary Norgrove Notary Public Mini Stock defending champion. He has a comfortable eleven point lead over Dave Lowe Jr. 2014 champion, Mitch Boylan, Holden Heineman and Smethport’s Eric Canfield sit fifth in points.
Mandy’s Young Guns have had some of the best racing all year with the kids competing against each other. Josh Isaman of Knapp Creek has two wins and that has him sitting comfortably in the point lead over Dusty Skinner of Rixford with Eldred’s Brooke McClain right behind Skinner. Dylan Edminster, Josh Canfield of Smethport, who has one win on the year and Cameron Sherwood are all within reach of each other.
Racing begins at 730 pm Thursday night with grandstands opening at 530pm and pits at 5pm. On Sunday, Racing begins at 6pm with grandstands opening at 4pm and pits opening at 3pm. Prices for Adult grandstand admission is $12, Senior Citizens $10, Kids (6-15) $8, Family Pack (2 adults and up to 4 kids) $35, all kids 5 and under are free and pit passes are $30 for either Thursday and Sunday night races.