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9/21/20

Big Diamond returns to action on Friday night September 25 on Savage 61 night.  

Coming off a highly successful Coalcracker weekend, the Big Diamond Speedway is ready to roar back to life this Friday, September 25th on Savage 61 night. This year’s Coalcracker weekend was one for the ages in regard to car counts and attendance and the speedway is looking to build on that momentum as we head into the fall schedule of races. Read More....

9/9/20 SCHEDULE UPDATE: Friday, September 25: Modifieds $4,000 to win, Open Sportsman, 602 Sportsman $661 to win, Roadrunners, Enduro 50. Savage 61 Night
9/8/20

S & D Bodyline gives back to Big Diamond Racers with Perfect Attendance Award  

S&D Bodyline, the official parts and American Racer tire supplier at Big Diamond Speedway and its owners Don and Samantha Biegley are once again proud to give back to the racers who support them weekly at the Schuylkill County dirt oval.  Read More....

9/7/20

Ryan Watt dominates to win first ever Jack Rich, Inc. Coalcracker 72  

After trying for many years to win the crown jewel of races at the Big Diamond Speedway, Ryan Watt was finally able to take home the checkered flag in the $17,000 to win Jack Rich, Inc Coalcracker 72, his first ever Coalcracker win. Watt did it in dominating fashion leading all but two of the 72-lap classic to take home a record winner’s share of almost $20,000 with lap money included. For Watt it was a race he has been wanting win for a long time.   Read More....

9/5/20

Brad Brightbill wins the Coalcracker 40 Open Sportsman feature to open huge weekend at Big Diamond.  

Under picture perfect weather condition, the Coalcracker weekend at Big Diamond Speedway got underway with the running of the Coalcracker 40 Open Sportsman race on Fire Management and Control night. Once again it was the Brad Brightbill leading the way and winning his fourth feature of the year taking home the $1600 first place prize. Ronnie Suhr Jr won his first career feature in the Red White and Blue Autos Roadrunner division while Jason Geesaman was back on top taking the Hellers Gas Street Stock feature. Billy Workman Jr was the winner of the Central PA Legends feature.   Read More....

8/31/20

Coalcracker Weekend 2020 set to get underway at Big Diamond Speedway  

After losing last Friday’s racing card to weather, all eyes will turn to this Friday Sept 4th and Sunday Sept 6th as Big Diamond promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley present the annual Coalcracker weekend which will culminate with the running of the Jack Rich, Inc. Coalcracker 72 for the Insigner Performance Modifieds. Just as it was in 2019, this year’s Coalcracker 72 will see the winner of this classic race take home a nice $17,000 payday. Last year’s race was a thriller as Craig Von Dohron held off the hard charging Brett Kressley for the win.   Read More....

8/25/20

Savage 61 Night this Friday August 28th at Big Diamond Speedway  

Big Diamond returns to action this Friday night August 28th with Savage 61 night at the speedway. Savage 61 is the title sponsor for the Crate 602 Sportsman and have been a supporter of Big Diamond Speedway for years.   Read More....

8/22/20

Jeff Strunk wins the Prelude to the Coalcracker after titanic battle with Billy Pauch Jr. Brandon Edgar repeats in Sportsman. Alex Schoffstall and Ryan Smith also take home the checkers.  

If last nights Prelude to the Coalcracker was a preview of what we can expect to see at the Jack Rich, Inc. Coalcracker 72 in two weeks, then prepare yourself folks it is going to be a GREAT one. Jeff Strunk came from starting 13th to win his second feature of the season aboard the Butch Getz No. 15S after a scintillating battle with Billy Pauch Jr in the Insigner Performance Modifeds 40-lap feature race. For the second week in a row Brendan Edgar held off Brad Brightbill for the win in the USS Achey Open Sportsman feature. Alex Schoffstall and Ryan Smith both won their first features of the year in the Red White and Blue Autos Roadrunners and the Hellers Gas Street Stocks. Read More....

8/19/20

Prelude to the Coalcracker on tap this Friday night August 21st at Big Diamond Speedway  

 This week at the Big Diamond Speedway, promoters Jasmine and Jake Smulley present the annual “Prelude to the Coalcracker” race for the Insigner Performance modifieds. This year’s race will be a 40-lap main event paying a cool $4000 to the winner. This race provides a tune-up for the richest race of the season which is of course the annual “Coalcraker 72” which pays a whopping $17,000 to the winner which will take place this year on Sunday September 6th. This years Prelude race will be a full points event with regular handicapping in place. Read More....

8/15/20

Mike Gular takes charge and wins his 2nd feature of 2020 at Big Diamond. Brandon Edgar, Joe Toth, TJ Fitzpatrick and Sam Sciccitano also victorious  

Mike Gular was a man on a mission Friday night at the Big Diamond Speedway as he charged through the field from his 12th starting spot to win the 25-lap Insinger Performance Modified feature on Friday night as part of USS Achey / Fayash Memorial Night. Gular and his Terry Fastnacht owned No. 2A team took home a nice payday of $3000. Brandon Edgar held off a late challenge from Brad Brightbill to win the 20-lap USS Achey Sportsman feature. It was another new winner in victory lane on Friday in the Savage 61 Crate 602 class as Joe Toth won with a last lap pass of Sammy Martz Jr. TJ Fitzpatrick was the winner in the Red White and Blue Autos Roadrunner feature while Sam Sciccitano stood in victory lane in the Xcel 600 Mod class.  Read More....

8/11/20

Big Diamond Speedway returns this Friday August 14th with PINK OUT night & the Fayash Memorial as part of USS Achey night.  

With Mother Nature interfering for the second time in the 2020 season, Big Diamond speedway will return this Friday night August 14th with the running of the Fayash Memorial Race that was originally scheduled for this past Friday. USS Achy who is the proud sponsor of the Open Sportsman division will the title sponsor the Friday’s program.   Read More....

8/3/20

Pink Out / Fayash Memorial this Friday night Aug 7th at Big Diamond Speedway  

This Friday night August 7th, it will be a Pink Out at the Big Diamond Speedway. Everyone is encouraged to where something pink to show support for the victims of cancer along with those who are still fighting the dreaded disease.  Read More....

7/31/20

It’s two in a row for Alex Yankowski at Big Diamond, Brightbill, Buccafusca and Ney all winners.  

Young Alex Yankowski became the first driver in the Insigner Performance Modified division to return to victory lane in 2020. Yankowski who just turned sixteen only a week ago dominated the feature event after taking the lead on a restart from Jared Umbenhauer. Brad Brightbill continued his dominance in the USS Achey Open Sportsman division and the Savage 61 Crate Division produced another first-time winner. Matt Ney was the winner in the Red White and Blue Autos Roadrunner class.   Read More....

7/27/20

$4000 to win Modified Feature Friday night July 31st at Big Diamond Speedway as part of Tony’s Meat Market night.  

Tony’s Meat Market of Minersville, PA will be the sponsor of this week’s racing on Friday July 31st at the Big Diamond Speedway. Tony’s Meat Market is the supplier of quality fresh and smoked meats and is open seven days a week.   Read More....

7/26/20

Thrilling Big Diamond Modified feature goes to Alex Yankowski.  

Friday night racing at Big Diamond Speedway has been highly competitive all season long especially in the Insigner Performance Modified division with thrilling races every Friday night. However, last’s night modified feature is going to be hard one to top.  Read More....

7-21-20

Insigner Performance Modifieds headline Friday July 24th program at Big Diamond Speedway

 The Insigner Performance Modifieds will headline the July 24th program this Friday at Big Diamond Speedway. Originally scheduled to be an off night for the Modifieds, they have been added to the schedule due to the track having to delay the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More....

7-18-20

Matt Stangle and Jeff Strunk split the twin 20’s on Insigner Performance night at Big Diamond. Joey Vaccaro, Brad Brightbill and Chris Holland also victorious.

After a week off courtesy of Mother Nature, Big Diamond Speedway sprang back into action Friday night as part of Insigner Performance night with the crowd-pleasing twin 20’s for the Insigner Performance Modifieds. At the end of the night it was Matt Stangle and Jeff Strunk standing in victory lane with each taking a win. It was Joey Vaccaro taking the win in the Savage 61 Crate 602 division, Brad Brightbill was the first repeat winner this season in the USS Achey Sportsman division as was Chris Holland in the Red White and Blue Autos Roadrunners. g Diamond Speedway will roar back to action on Friday July 17th with the roaring 20’s as the night’s theme on Insigner Performance night. Read More....

7-13-20

20’s are WILD this Friday July 17 at Big Diamond Speedway on Insigner Performance night

After suffering our first rainout of the season this past Friday, Big Diamond Speedway will roar back to action on Friday July 17th with the roaring 20’s as the night’s theme on Insigner Performance night. Read More....

7-7-20

More extra cash on the line this Friday July 10th at Big Diamond Speedway

When the gates are thrown open this Friday July 10th at the Big Diamond Speedway promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley have once again put some extra cash on the line for all four divisions. Read More....

7-7-20 In an effort to make up some lost races from earlier this year, the Sunoco Modifieds have been added to the July 24, and August 14 card.
7-3-20

Georgie Stevenson Memorial race goes to Timmy Buckwalter at Big Diamond Speedway, Drevicki continues dominance in USAC Wingless Sprints

It was another fight with mother nature on Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway but once again the track won out and rewarded the large crowd on hand a great night of racing. Rain came through the area around 6pm making for a late start but the track crew was ready for it and had the track back in racing shape quickly after the rain had stopped. Read More....

6-29-20

Georgie Stevenson Memorial Race set for this Friday July 3rd, at Big Diamond Speedway. The Rapid Tire USAC Wingless Sprint Cars make their 2020 PA debut.

 It will be huge night of racing action this Friday July 3rd at the Big Diamond Speedway with the track’s annual presentation of the Georgie Stevenson Memorial on B&H Landscaping Night. The Insigner Performance Modifeds will compete in a 30-lap main event with the winner receiving a $4,000 payday. Last Friday’s winner Craig Von Dohren will be looking to make it two in a row and is also the defending winner of the Georgie Stevenson race. Read More....

6-27-20 Craig Von Dohren, Glenn Rowan, Kody Sites and & Mike Reichert all win their first races of the year at Big Diamond Speedway on Kamp Memorial Night.
It was another beautiful night for racing at the Minersville, PA dirt oval on Heller’s Gas night. With another large crowd on hand for the third consecutive week, Craig Von Dohren was finally able to grab his first win of the season with a dominating performance in the Insigner Performance Modifieds. The USS Achey open sportsman were back in action with Glenn Rowan winning his first ever career victory. Kody Sites won his first of the year in the Heller’s Gas Street Stocks and Mike Reichert also won his first of the year in the Red White and Blue Autos Roadrunner division. Read More....
6-22-20

Kamp memorial race this Friday at Big Diamond Speedway on Heller’s Gas Night

After two highly successful Friday nights of racing at Big Diamond, the track nestled up in God’s country will be back in action this Friday night June 26th on Heller’s Gas Night for the running of the Kamp Memorial races. Read More....

6-21-20

Mike Gular powers to Big Diamond victory, Robbie Stillwagon wins URC season opener. Cody Manmiller wins his first ever sportsman feature.

Fighting the weather all night, Big Diamond Speedway persevered and the large crowd of fans on hand were treated to another great night of racing. The always consistent Mike Gular finally was able to grab that elusive victory he was searching for at Big Diamond. Gular had last won at the speedway back in July of 2011. The winged warriors of the United Racing Club opened up their season last night and it was Robbie Stillwagon standing in victory lane after leading all 25 laps. Second generation driver Cody Manmiller who just moved up from the 600cc modifieds to the crate sportsman division visited victory lane in only his second race at the speedway. Chris Holland was the roadrunner winner with Austin Bellemare winning the Central PA Legends feature. Read More....

6-17-20

URC Sprints to make their 2020 debut this Friday June 19th at Big Diamond Speedway

If last Friday was of any indication, the 2020 season at Big Diamond Speedway is going to be a season to remember. The opener played to a standing room only crowd along with race cars filling the pits. Topping off the night was the barnburner of race in the modified division between winner Jared Umbenhauer and Craig Von Dohren. Read More....

6-16-20

BILLY PAUCH JR. MINES ‘ANTHRACITE ASSAULT’ STSS $5,250 VICTORY AT BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY

MINERSVILLE, PA – Billy Pauch Jr. took advantage of Jimmy Horton’s battle with lapped traffic and the cushion, stealing the lead late in the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Anthracite Assault’ at Big Diamond Speedway. Read More....
6-13-20

Jared Umbenhauer wins a thriller on opening night at Big Diamond Speedway before a standing room only crowd.

To say that last night’s season opener at Big Diamond Speedway was a success would be a gross understatement. With picture perfect weather and being the first weekly track on the PA / NJ circuit to return to action after the COVID-19 restrictions the script had been written. With the grandstands and the pits both packed with cars and people, it was just up to the racing action to make the night an overwhelming success and believe me the racing action was spectacular. Read More....

6-7-20
6-7-20

Busy week ahead as Big Diamond Speedway roars to life in 2020
As the 2020 season starts to get underway, it will be a quick start this upcoming week for the Big Diamond Speedway.
On Friday night June 12th it will be opening night presented by Fire Management of Pennsylvania. The Insigner Performance 358 Modifieds will headline the night with a 30-lap, $4000 to win main event. Craig Von Dohren was the winner of the 2019 opener and will be on-hand to try and repeat last year’s feat along with defending his 2019 track title.Read More....

6-3-20 THIS JUST IN…FROM THE SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES & Big Diamond Speedway
The ‘Anthracite Assault’ at Big Diamond Speedway has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 16. This will be Race No. 3 of the Velocita-USA South Region presented by Design For Vision and Sunglass Central and Race No. 1 of the Halmar International North Region for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Modifieds.
STSS Modifieds 50 laps, $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to start.
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman take part in Race No. 3 of the South Region: 25 laps, $1,500 to win, $100 to start.
This event will be open to fans and streamed on Dirt Track Digest TV.
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The scheduled event at Afton motorsports park for June 16 has been postponed with hopes of easing New York State regulations in the near future.
Keep posted for a full information sheet and release.
6-1-20

Big Diamond Speedway to host practice, vintage cars and enduro on Sunday June 7th.

The Big Diamond Speedway will open the gates to the speedway this Sunday June 7th for an open practice. The practice will be open to any car with a roll cage. Read More....

5-31-20

Big Diamond Speedway opener set for Friday June 12th, 2020

After an extended off-season due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Big Diamond Speedway is ready to move forward and get the 2020 season underway. On Friday, June 12th, the engines will roar to life as the Schuylkill County dirt oval returns to action with their opener presented by Fire Management of PA. Read More....

5-30-20
5-28-20

Big Diamond Speedway Cancels May 29 Racing Event.

Minersville, PA - Big Diamond Speedway will not be racing this Friday, May 29 due to PA government regulations regarding “COVID-19”.
5-20-20

Big Diamond Speedway Cancels May 22 Racing Event.

Minersville, PA - Big Diamond Speedway will not be racing this Friday, May 22 due to PA government regulations regarding “COVID-19”.
5-11-20

Big Diamond Speedway Cancels May 15 Racing Event.

Minersville, PA - Big Diamond Speedway will not be racing this Friday, May 15 due to PA government regulations regarding “COVID-19”.
5-5-20

Big Diamond Speedway Cancels May 8 Racing Event.

Minersville, PA - Big Diamond Speedway will not be racing this Friday, May 8 due to PA government regulations regarding “COVID-19”.
4-27-20

Big Diamond Speedway Cancels May 1 Racing Event.

Minersville, PA - Big Diamond Speedway will not be racing this Friday, May 1 due to PA government regulations regarding “COVID-19”.
4-22-20

Big Diamond Speedway Cancels April 25/26 Hare Scramble Event.

Minersville, PA - Big Diamond Speedway will not be hosting the District 6 Hare Scramble this Saturday & Sunday due to PA government regulations regarding “COVID-19”.

4-21-20

Big Diamond Speedway Cancels April 24 Racing Event.

Minersville, PA - Big Diamond Speedway will not be racing this Friday, April 24 due to PA government regulations regarding “COVID-19”.
4-13-20

Big Diamond Speedway Cancels April 17 Racing Event.

Minersville, PA - Big Diamond Speedway will not be racing this Friday, April 17 due to PA government regulations regarding “COVID-19”.
4-7-20

Big Diamond Speedway Cancels April 10 Racing Event.

Minersville, PA - Big Diamond Speedway will not be racing this Friday, April 10 due to PA government regulations regarding “COVID-19”.
3-31-20

Big Diamond Speedway Cancels April 5 Racing Event.

Minersville, PA - Big Diamond Speedway will not be racing this Sunday, April 5 due to PA government regulations regarding “COVID-19”.
3-29-20

Big Diamond Joins the Dirt Track Digest Tv Family for 2020

BREWERTON, NY – Although racing may be slowed by the current state of affairs, that doesn’t mean race tracks are not busy behind the scenes preparing for the 2020 racing season. Read More....

3-25-20

Sunday’s practice at Big Diamond Speedway cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Big Diamond Speedway has been forced to cancel their scheduled practice set for this Sunday March 29th.

Please follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for any further announcements regarding scheduling of future events.

Please visit the Big Diamond website: www.bigdspeedway.net for all of the 2020 rules and forms. Read More....

3-2-20

Big Diamond Speedway and Bum’s Rush Restaurant & Pub team up for car show on March 22nd.

We have teamed up with Bum’s Rush Restaurant & Pub to present an outdoor car show.

Date: Sunday, March 22nd

Where: Bum’s Rush Restaurant & Pub

Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Address: 655 Route 61, Orwigsburg, PA 17961 (on the south side of Route 61) Read More....

1-18-20

Big Diamond Speedway sets 2020 Season Schedule

Once again in 2020, Big Diamond Speedway promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley have set an ambiguous schedule for dirt track nestled up in the Pennsylvania Coal Region. This year’s schedule as always will highlight the mighty 358 Modifieds sponsored again this season by Insigner Performance. The crown jewel race of the year, the annual Coalcracker will take place on Sunday September 6th paying $17,000 to win for the second consecutive year. Read More....

1-11-20 Insinger Performance Products back as sponsor of the 358 Modifieds at the Big Diamond Speedway

After a very successful year in 2019 as sponsor of the Big Diamond Speedway 358 Modifieds, promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley are proud to have Insinger Performance returning in 2020 to once again sponsor the mighty modifieds. Read More....
1-10-20 USS Achey returns as sponsor of the Big Diamond Open Sportsman Division
USS Achey Iron and Metal Processors returns in 2020 as sponsor of the Open Sportsman Division at the Big Diamond Speedway. Read More....
1-10-20 Savage 61 to sponsor debut season of Crate 602 Sportsman at Big Diamond Speedway
When the 2020 racing season gets underway at the Big Diamond Speedway on Friday night April 10th, the new Crate 602 Sportsman will take to the track for the first time ever. The speedway would like to welcome back Savage 61 as the sponsor of the new division. Read More....
1-9-20 Big Diamond Speedway introduces Heller’s Gas as sponsor of the Street Stock division in 2020
Jake and Jasmine Smulley would like to introduce Heller’s Gas as the new sponsor of the 2020 Street Stock division.
Since 1941, Heller’s Gas has supplied propane, products and custom fireplaces to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Heller’s Gas is family owned and operated and pride themselves on providing customers with quality products at an affordable price combined with unbeatable service and support. Read More....
1-9-20 Red, White and Blue Autos to sponsor Roadrunner Division at Big Diamond Speedway
Big Diamond Speedway along with promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley would like to welcome Red, White and Blue Autos as the sponsor of the always exciting Roadrunner Division for 2020 at the Big Diamond Speedway.
If you are looking for a buy here, pay here dealership. Red, White and Blue will finance you! Read More....
       
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