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6/16/19

Ryan Godown rides “Topless” to $5,000 victory at Big Diamond Speedway. Brandon Edgar and Shon Elk also find victory lane.

After the huge disappointment last season when Craig Von Dohren passed leader Ryan Godown on a late race restart to win the Topless feature event, the Ringoes, NJ driver was more determined than ever to not let that happen again this year. Godown was on a mission Friday night and when it was all over it was the “Ringoes Rocket” standing in victory lane holding the big $5000 check.Read More....

6/10/19

Modifieds going topless on Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway in 40-lap, $5000 to win feature event.

After successful inaugural event in 2018, the Modifieds will once again go topless this Friday night June 14th at the Big Diamond Speedway in a $5000 to win 40-lap main event as part of Savage 61 night. The Insigner Performance Modifieds will race with no roofs, no windows or posts giving the fans a chance to see their heroes twisting the wheel as they maneuver around the smooth dirt track oval. Last year’s topless race produced a slugfest between two of Big Diamond’s best as Craig Von Dohren and Ryan Godown battled until the end with Von Dohren coming out on top. There is nothing to think this year’s race won’t produce the same hard-fought racing as last year with the strong field of modifieds that call Big Diamond Speedway home on Friday nights.Read More....

6/9/19

Timmy Buckwalter wins USAC Wingless 360 feature at Big Diamond, Hendricks makes it three in a row in the Sportsman ranks.

With picture perfect weather adorning the speedway highlighted by a stunning sunset, the action was just as good on the track Friday night at the Big Diamond Speedway. With the Insigner Performance modifieds given the night off, the spotlight on the night was the USAC Wingless 360 sprints. Another good field of sprinters were on hand Friday night with Tim Buckwalter taking home the win. Read More....

6/6/19

USAC Wingless Sprints set to invade Big Diamond Speedway on Friday June 7th 

For the second time in 2019 the Northeast USAC Wingless Sprint cars will head to Big Diamond Speedway this Friday June 7th as part of Kid’s Night. Friday’s appearance will the second of three scheduled events at the speedway for the popular traveling series. The club’s last visit produced a strong field of the wingless sprint cars with Steve Drevicki taking the win. Read More....

6/5/19

FROM 21ST, MATT SHEPPARD ROARS TO ‘ANTHRACITE ASSAULT’ VICTORY TUESDAY AT BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY; NATHAN BRINKER CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN STAR

MINERSVILLE, PA – Drawing 75 of 75 available numbers for his heat race. Starting 21st in the feature.

None of the above deterred ‘Super Matt’ at Big Diamond Speedway Tuesday night.

Matt Sheppard of Savannah, N.Y., parlayed an 11th-row starting position in the 50-lap ‘Anthracite Assault’ to a $5,000 victory in the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Civil War’ at the Schuylkill County track. Read More....

6/1/19

Craig Von Dohren wins a thriller over Mike Gular to collect the $10,000 first place prize in the “Money in the Mountains” race at Big Diamond Speedway

The 7th annual “Money in the Mountains” race at Big Diamond Speedway turned into an instant classic which will be talked about all season. With $10,000 on the line to the winner of the 50-lap race it was sure to bring out the best of the drivers’ capabilities.Read More....

5/29/19

Fire Management and Control of Pennsylvania, Inc presents the $10,000 to win “Money in the Mountains” race Friday May 31st at Big Diamond Speedway

Fire Management and Control of Pennsylvania, Inc has signed on as the presenting sponsor for this year’s “Money in the Mountains” race scheduled to take place Friday May 31st 19th at the Big Diamond Speedway. The company is owned by Walter Yankowski and the Yankowski family and has been part of the racing scene for many years. The company was founded in 1998 by Walter and proudly serves the state of Pennsylvania with their main office located in Jermyn, PA and with a satellite office in Pittsburgh, PA. Read More....

5/25/19

Big Diamond Modified Season Opener won by Craig Von Dohren, Austin Bishop wins URC. Hendricks, Geeseman and Chris Holland also victorious

Craig Von Dohren used patience as he grabbed the lead from a strong running Andy Burkhardt on lap 19 to go on and win the 25-lap Insigner Performance Modified feature last night at the Big Diamond Speedway.Read More....

5/20/19

Insinger Performance Modifieds set to make 2019 season debut this Friday, May 24th at Big Diamond Speedway.

After finally getting a race under our belts last Friday, the track would like to say thank you to all of our race teams, fans, workers and sponsors for all of their help and patience with this unseasonably wet weather which has caused the track to miss a month of our season already.Read More....

5/18/19

Steve Drevicki wins the USAC Wingless Sprint feature at Big Diamond Speedway. Wayne Witmer victorious in Sportsman feature.

After five weeks of cancellations Big Diamond Speedway was finally able to get a full night of racing in the books on Eash’s Towing and Recovery/Youth Group night. Once again though Mother Nature tried to derail the night’s activities when a hard rain hit the speedway around an hour or so before the racing was to begin. But the track persevered and continues on with the night’s racing and the large crowd on hand was able to witness a night of great competitive racing.Read More....

5/14/19

Big Diamond Speedway posts updated May schedule

Just like almost every other speedway in the northeast that runs on Friday nights, Big Diamond Speedway has once again been forced to update their weekly schedule for the month of May due to the excessive amount of rain the area has received the past few weeks.Read More....

5/6/19

Rain forces Big Diamond Speedway to once again reschedule their 2019 season opener for this Friday, May 10th.

Once again last Friday the weather refused to cooperate with Big Diamond Speedway allowing the 2019 to get underway. Arriving at the track last Friday, bright sunshine covered the area. However, the sunshine quickly turned to clouds just as race time approached with rain following shortly thereafter.Read More....

5/2/19

Rain forces Big Diamond Speedway to release updated schedule for May

We’ll since the weather refuses to cooperate and allow Big Diamond Speedway to get their season underway, the track has been forced to realign it’s 2019 May schedule. Read More....

4/23/19

Big Diamond Speedway season opener now set for Friday night April 26th. Rain date for opener scheduled for Sunday April 28th.

Trying hard to get the track’s season opener in the books, Big Diamond Speedway has made the decision to use this Sunday April 28th as a rain date in case Mother Nature decides not to play nice again this Friday.Read More....

4/22/29

*Rain date will be this Sunday*

Friday, April 26: Season Opener. Insinger Performance Modified 30, $4,000 to win, USS Achey Sportsman 20, $1,000 to win, Savage 61 Roadrunners, Eash’s Towing & Salvage Street Stocks. Schaeffer’s Motorsports night.

Gates open 5pm.
Warm ups 7:15pm.
Racing 7:45pm
Kids 10 and under and active military with valid ID are free.
General admission is $20.

If the Sunday rain date is needed gates will open at 1pm, racing at 4pm.

4/21/19

Big Diamond Season Opener pushed back to Friday April 26th due to rain. “Money in the Mountains” now set for Friday night May 3rd.

Big Diamond Speedway season opener take three! Different Friday, same result. Persistent April rainy weather has once again forced Big Diamond to reschedule their 2019 season opener to this Friday April 26th. Wanting to get a week of racing under their belts with the new track surface, owners/promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley have pushed back the $10,000 to win “Money in the Mountains” race to Friday night May 3rd.Read More....

4/13/19

Rain postpones Big Diamond season opener to Friday, April 19th, “Money in the Mountains” race now scheduled for April 26th.

Mother Nature has decided yet again to put a damper on the start of the racing season at the Big Diamond Speedway. Friday’s forecasted rain for the evening has forced the Smulley’s to push back the season opener to Friday night April 19th. Due to the rescheduling of the opener, the annual “Money in the Mountains” race will now take place on Friday, April 26th. Read More....

4/8/19

Big Diamond Speedway set for 48th season opener on Friday April, 12th as part of Schaeffer’s Motorsports Night

This Friday night April 12th will be go time at the Big Diamond Speedway as the track nestled up God’s country will swing open the gates as they begin their 2019 season with some extra cash on the line for both the Insinger Performance 358 Modifieds and the USS Achey Sportsman. It will be the 48thseason of operation for the speedway and it promises to be the most lucrative in the track’s history. Read More....

4/3/19

Successful first practice for Big Diamond Speedway, This Friday’s scheduled practice moved to Sunday April 7th.

Racers from all divisions took part in a very successful practice session last Sunday at the Big Diamond Speedway. It was a chance for teams and drivers to get some much-needed track time on the new clay surface that was put down over the winter. From all reports the track held up well and drivers were very pleased with the new Clay. Read More....

4/1/19 This Friday’s practice will carry a rain date of Sunday. More details to follow.
3/31/19

Thank you to all the race teams, workers, fans, volunteers, and sponsors for a great turn out today. We do it all again this Friday, April 5.

Friday, April 5: 
-Open practice, open to any type of race car with a roll cage. Gates open at 6:00pm, practice 7-9pm. Grandstands are free, pits are $30. 
-Enduro dash 50 and Vintage will start at 9:30pm, pit fees are $30 for Big Diamond/Vintage members and $40 for non members, grandstands are free. 
Enduro registration forms are on the website.

•Reserved seats can be marked and paid for at either practice. 
•Sunoco fuel will be available at the Speedway.
•Pit licenses and season passes will be available.

3/27/19

All systems go for two days of practice at Big Diamond Speedway.

This Sunday March 31st Big Diamond Speedway will swing open the gates for the first time in 2019 for two big days of practice. It will be the first-time teams; drivers and the fans will have a chance see and to get a feel for the new dirt surface that was laid down on the Speedway over the winter months with the first of two scheduled practice dates set to take place. Read More....

2/24/19 The 2019 small block modified season at the Big Diamond Speedway is shaping up to be one for the history books. Promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley have laid out a schedule for the mighty modifieds that is jam packed with many high paying events highlighted by the $10,000 to win “Money in the Mountains” small block/big block race scheduled for Friday night April 19th and the annual season ending Coalcracker race this year paying an unprecedented $17,000 to winner of the 100-lap event. Read More....
2/20/19 They’re baaaaaack! Two nights of Monster Truck Mayhem on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. Featuring, AS SEEN ON TV, championship winning monster trucks: Ice Cream Man, Xtermigator, Wolf’s Head, Razin Kane, and Buckshot! Read More....
1/24/19

New surface, additional lighting and big money highlight 2019 season at Big Diamond Speedway

2019 is shaping up to be a record-breaking season at the Big Diamond Speedway. It will only be a few short months before we hear the roar of the engines to start up the new season. When the teams unload for the new season, they will notice some changes to the dirt oval nestled up in “God’s Country”. Promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley have added additional lighting in turns three and four along with a new red clay surfaces which was applied before the harsh winter settled in. Read More....

1/14/19

Big Diamond Speedway set to make presence at 2019 Motorsports show this weekend in Oaks, PA

The 2019 Pioneer Pole Buildings fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels Motorsports Expo is upon us and Big Diamond Speedway along with promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley will be in attendance set to promote their upcoming 2019 race season which will be an active and historic one for the dirt track nestled up in God’s country. Read More....

12/1/18

$4000 to win 48th Season Opener on April 12th, $10,000 to win “Money in the Mountains” on April 19th to highlight early season action at the Big Diamond Speedway. New surface and lighting to greet racers and fans.

 With the 2019 racing season right around the corner, Big Diamond Speedway owner and promoter is in the Christmas spirit early offering up some big money for the season opener along with the annual “Money in the Mountains” race next April.Read More....

11/13/18

Big Diamond Speedway presents 2019 Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway 

Big Diamond Speedway promoters Jake and Jasmine Smulley would like to pay their blessings forward once again this Thanksgiving season with their 6thannual turkey giveaway. Read More....

11/5/18

Big Diamond Speedway 2019 Season Passes, Reserved Seating, Pit Parking, and Pit Licenses now available! 

If you need that perfect gift for a special race fan this Christmas, a 2019 Big Diamond Speedway season pass is the ultimate gift that will literally keep on giving! Not only will the season pass holder receive free admission into EVERY race of 2019, we will also include a reserved seat for every event on the 2019 schedule! Read More....

11/2/18 2019 Forms for Media Credentials, Parking Spots, Pit License, and Driver Profile Sheets are now updated under the Rules/Forms section.
   
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