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Big Diamond Speedway celebrates the Thanksgiving Holiday

Big Diamond Speedway promoters Jake & Jasmine Smulley would like to pay their blessing forward once again this Thanksgiving season for their 7th annual turkey giveaway! 

Send an email to, and briefly describe how this gesture would help you or someone you know this holiday season.

Once again, Jake and Jasmine would like to acknowledge those who contributed to making Big Diamond a success.  We look forward to a great 2020 season! Read More....


Insigner Performance 358 Modifieds switching to gas at Big Diamond Speedway
With 2020 season just around the corner, Big Diamond Speedway has made the decision to go gas only in the Insigner Performance 358 Modified division starting with their 2020 season opener on Friday night April 3rd. Read More....


Spread the word! We’re hosting our first Trunk or Treat on October 31, Halloween night! We’re looking for more people who would like to host a trunk to hand out candy! Send Jake or myself a message or comment under this post if you’d like to come host a trunk that evening. So much fun! You can decorate your trunks/vehicles if you like, or you can just set up some candy. It's as easy or as elaborate as you'd like to be. We’re super excited! Share this flyer and we hope you'll bring your kiddies to trick-or-treat at the track!


SEASON OPENER - Friday, April 3rd


Next up: Sunday, October 6:
Big Diamond Speedway Racers Flea Market!
-Free to the public
-Open to anything racing or automotive related, vendors, dealers, collectors, etc.
-7:00am to 1:00pm in the pit area
-$20 per space (pay the day of)
-Rain or shine.
-Concessions will not be open.
Any questions please call 570-294-7715


Our monster truck show scheduled for this upcoming weekend has been tentatively postponed to the summer of 2020.

Tickets that were purchased in advance through eventbrite will still be honored. If you wish to get a refund, please email with your name and order number.

We will have more information on the event as it becomes available. See ya in 2020!!


Kickoff to Fall Festivities set for this weekend at Big Diamond Speedway

It all starts this Saturday and Sunday, September 14th and 15th with the “Kickoff to Fall” weekend at the speedway. You can stop by the track and pick up your fall pumpkins along with corn stalks, haybales and other fall items. Read More....


$17,000 paycheck to Craig Von Dohren in thrilling Jack Rich, Inc Coalcracker 27 race over Brett Kressley and Duane Howard

With the richest payday ever offered at the Big Diamond Speedway to the winner of the Jack Rich, Inc. “Coalcracker 72”, you just knew the racing would be top notch and at night’s end the capacity crowd would not be disappointed as Craig Von Dohren fought off the charges of Brett Kressley and Duane Howard to take home the huge win. Read More....


Craig Whitmoyer wins Coalcracker 40 Sportsman Race at Big Diamond Speedway,

Friday night it was the USS Achey Sportsman turn to headline the evening’s racing card and they did not disappoint. It was a battle of the titans as Craig Whitmoyer and 2019 USS Achey Sportsman champion Doug Hendricks fought side by side for over 15 laps with Whitmoyer winning the war to take home the $1800 first place check. Read More....


$17,000 to the winner of the Jack Rich, Inc. Coalcracker 72 highlights final weekend of competition at Big Diamond Speedway in 2019.

A big weekend of racing is set to take place this Friday and Sunday at the Big Diamond Speedway culminating with the running of the Jack Rich, Inc. Coalcracker 72 on Sunday September 1st for the Insigner Performance Modifieds. This year’s end of the year spectacular will pay a whopping $17,000 to the winner making it the highest paying Coalcracker race ever run at the speedway. Read More....


Godown tops Howard for $5000 Prelude to the Coalcracker Victory at Big Diamond Speedway

Friday night’s “Prelude to the Coalcracker” 50-lap event for the Insinger Performance Modifieds was a battle of former track champions with Ryan Godown and Duane Howard going door to door for the better part of 30 laps as they battled it out for the big $5000 payday with Godown coming out on top to take the win. Read More....


Prelude to the Coalcracker 50, $5000 to win highlights this Friday August 23rd at Big Diamond Speedway

With the season winding down, anticipation is high for the upcoming Jack Rich, Inc Coalcracker 72 on September 1st. This year’s signature event for the speedway will pay $17,000 to the winner which will be the biggest ever for the speedway. Read More....


Rick Laubach returns to victory lane at Big Diamond Speedway.

For Rick Laubach, visiting victory lane at Big Diamond Speedway used to be a fairly regular occurrence. The former track champion has always been a contender at the 4/10’s mile dirt oval. However, the wins have become few and far in between the past few years. In fact, Laubach’s last win at the speedway dates back to August 12, 2016 a little over three years ago.Read More....


Ryan Godown rockets to Big Diamond Modified win, Fayash Memorial Sportsman race goes to invader Brad Brightbill

The “Ringoes Rocket” Ryan Godown had enough of being fast every Friday night and not being able to get to the front quick enough to take the win. Friday night Godown was on a mission, the Ringoes, NJ driver went out and promptly won his heat and then went on to dominate the nights 25-lap main event for his second win of the season. Read More....


Hunt the Giant Night, USS Achey Night along with Backpack Giveaway Night highlight the night at Big Diamond Speedway on Friday August 9th.

After a long stretch of Friday night racing, Mother Nature rose her ugly head last Friday night forcing Big Diamond Speedway to cancel. Racing returns to the 4/10’s mile dirt oval this Friday August 9th with a big night in store for the fans. Read More....

7/28/19 Pauch Jr dominates Modified feature event at Big Diamond Speedway, Hendricks continues Sportsman dominance.
After wheeling the Brietenstein No. 14 the past two week at Big Diamond, Billy Pauch Jr returned this Friday to the seat of his own No. 15 and promptly went out and put a whipping on the staunch Modified field to win the 25-lap Insinger Performance Modified feature event. After a rare DNF last Friday, Doug Hendricks returned to his winning ways to take the USS Achey Sportsman feature. Kris Ney was your winner of the Savage 61 feature and Jason Geesamen returned to victory lane in the Eash’s Towing & Recovery Street Stock division. Read More....

Big show on tap for Friday night July 26 at Big Diamond Speedway

The Insigner Performance Modifieds have been added to this Friday’s show at Big Diamond Speedway. The addition of the Modifieds will make this week’s show a huge show. Along with the always exciting 358 Modifieds will be the USS Achey Sportsman, Savage 61 Road Runners, Eash’s Towing & Recovery Street Stocks, Central PA Legends and the 600 Modifieds. First Responder Night and the Vintage Cars have been moved to August 16th. Read More....


Von Dohren wins fifth of the year at Big Diamond, Drevicki wins USAC Wingless feature.

With extreme heat blanketing the Mid-Atlantic region, veteran driver Craig Von Dohren remained cool as he worked his way through the tough Big Diamond field to win his fifth Insinger Performance Modified feature of the season. Steve Drevicki won his second USAC Wingless feature of the season. Other Friday night winners were Dakota Kohler and Chris Holland. Read More....

Friday, July 19: Jeep Night, Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprint Cars, Sportsman, & Roadrunners.

Please note that the Sportsman have been added and the Street Stocks have been removed for this week. 

General admission is $25
Seniors $23
Kids 11-12 $10
Kids 10 and under are fee
Active military with valid ID are free

All Jeep owners will be permitted to participate in a on track parade during intermission!

Umbenhauer takes first career victory at Big Diamond, Jeff Haag grabs Street Stock cash.

Chamber of commerce weather greeted the fans on Friday as Big Diamond Speedway was back in action on Ladies night. Taking his first ever modified victory at the speedway was Jared Umbenhauer as he held off a star studded top five. Doug Hendricks returned to his winning ways in the sportsman division winning his fifth feature of the season. With some extra cash available for the Street Stocks, it was Jeff Haag finally reaching victory lane in 2019 and TJ Fitzpatrick taking the win in the Road Runner division. Read More....


Big Diamond Speedway presents “Ladies Night” this Friday July 12th. Street Stocks to race a 40-lap feature, paying $2000 to win.

This Friday at the dirt track nestled up in “God’s Country” otherwise known as the Big Diamond Speedway it will be Ladies night. All ladies wearing pink will receive $2 off of the price of general admission. Read More....


Von Dohren wins the George Stevenson Memorial race for his third win of the season at Big Diamond

Fighting the weather throughout the day, Big Diamond Speedway was able to get in one of their biggest nights of the season as the track presented the annual George Stevenson Memorial race as part of B & H Landscaping night.  Read More....


Big Diamond Speedway presents the George/Georgie Stevenson Memorial Friday July 5th, 50 Laps, $5000 to win for the Modifieds

This Friday night July 5th, the Big Diamond Speedway presents one of its most prestigious events with the running of the annual George/Georgie Stevenson Memorial race for the Insigner Performance Modifieds as part of B & H Landscaping Night.Read More....


Duane Howard wins first of the year at Big Diamond Speedway, Hendricks win his fourth Sportsman feature.

Duane Howard and the Norm Hansell No. 357 team have struggled so far in 2019 at the Big Diamond Speedway. The team has showed speed this season, but a run of bad luck has prevented the team from visiting victory lane. Friday night the team put it all together to win on Dave Kamp Memorial Night and take home the $4000 first place prize. Read More....


Extra CASH on the line this Friday June 28th at Big Diamond Speedway as part of the Dave Kamp Memorial along with No Sweat Service Group night

It will be “No Sweat Service Group” night this Friday at the speedway with all divisions racing for extra cash as part of the Dave Kamp Memorial. The Insigner Performance Modifieds will run under their handicapping system for the first time this week with the winner of the 25-lap main event taking home a cool $4000. Read More....


Billy Pauch Jr returns to victory lane at Big Diamond. Chad Layton win URC feature.

For Billy Pauch Jr, the struggle was real. Pauch has not been on his game all year at Big Diamond Speedway but Friday night Pauch found the combination he needed to return to victory lane In the 25-lap main event for the Insigner Performance 358 Modifieds.Read More....


URC Sprints and 358 Modifieds headline the Friday June 21st action at Big Diamond Speedway on Red White & Blue Auto’s night.

The might winged warriors of the United Racing Club will make the second and final appearance of 2019 this Friday June 21st at the speedway as part of Red, White & Blue Auto’s night. The last time the high flying 360 ci sprint cars made their way onto the speedway it was Austin Bishop taking the checkered flag in a very competitive feature event.Read More....


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....


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....


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....


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....



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....


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....


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....


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

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


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....


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....


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....


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....


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....


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....


*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.


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....


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....


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....


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.

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.


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....

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....


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....

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