Selinsgrove Speedway welcomes a celebrity
SELINSGROVE — There was a new racer on the lineup Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway. Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart surprised fans — and racers– by joining in on the dirt track.
According to the Selinsgrove Speedway website, Stewart raced the Empire Super Sprint (ESS) Mach 1 Chassis 358-360 sprint car challenge, and broke the speedway’s one-lap track record. Not only was there a buzz at the track, but many in attendance were sharing the surprise with friends on facebook.
This was not Stewart’s first trip to Selinsgrove, he came to a race last year as well, but after a few practice laps the race was canceled due to weather. This time, Stewart had his chance to race, and he proved that racing 200 laps on a flat track is great practice for a 30-lap dirt track.
Stewart is racing today — NASCAR style — at the Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. You can find more details about Stewart’s trip down the dirt track online at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com. (Codi Jade)