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NOTE: All information below is based on the original schedule of running the Late Model Special on 9/6 and the Street Stock Special on 9/13. They will now BOTH be run on 9/13.

 

 

In case you're not familiar with the two individuals whose memories we are honoring...

Ina Caltagarone was the wife of track owner Louie Caltagarone. They were married for over 60 years and every night there was racing at Hummingbird Speedway, you could always find Ina in the concession stand. Ina passed away in 2011 and she is sadly missed by those of us who had the honor of knowing her. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mick Orsich played an important part in the re-opening of Hummingbird Speedway. He was instrumental in working with Track Owner Louie Caltagarone to bring Hummingbird Speedway back to life. (In case you didn't know, Hummingbird Speedway operated from 1964-1975 and closed at that time until being re-built and opening again in the year 2000.) Mick had been involved with Hummingbird's "old days" and also has a long history with local racing in general. So he's an important part of why we're here today.

 

Mick lost his battle with esophageal cancer just days after the finish of the 2004 season. It's hard to believe that was ten years ago. Those of us who knew him still think it seems like just yesterday that he was around. He will always be remembered.

                                                                              

 


 

Hummingbird Speedway Gearing Up For Final Two Special Races Of The Season.

By: Todd Orsich
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Reynoldsville—With the racing season winding down, management and staff at Hummingbird Speedway are busy making preparations for the 2014 edition of the Mick Orsich Memorial Late Model Open. This year’s event will be held this Saturday September 6. The late model open is presented each year at Hummingbird, and the night dedicated to the memory of former track manager.  In addition to the nights racing action, the night includes a huge Chinese Auction to benefit the Hahne Cancer Center in DuBois, PA.

 

Mick, who was a familiar face at the “Original” Hummingbird Speedway (in the 60’s & 70’s) as a scorer, returned to the track upon its rebirth in 2000 as the track manager and also worked as the flagman in the 2003 and 2004 seasons. In 2003, Mick was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. The strong willed Orsich fought the disease while continuing to work at the track as well as his full-time job at Brockway Mould. Sadly, on September 21, 2004, and just three days after the speedways final event, Mick passed away. Mick was instrumental in the rebuilding of the Hummingbird Speedway, and was a very popular figure at the track. The Mick Orsich Memorial is our way of honoring his memory. 

 

2014 will be the 9th edition of the Mick Orsich Memorial. This race has become the premier event at Hummingbird Speedway, will once again feature a 35-lap, $2,000 to win, and $150 to start main event for the BWP Bats late model class. Non-qualifiers will receive $100 tow money. Heat races and consolation event(s) will determine the starting field for the Orsich memorial. Heat winners will also run a dash for cash to set the starting front rows for the main event. There is also lap money being paid for the leader of each individual lap. Track regulars in their steel block late models will be joined by drivers from across the region, as rules will be opened up to allow late model drivers who have aluminum block engines to compete, with a minimum weight of 2300 pounds after the feature event. Also, 16 late model drivers will have an opportunity to earn some extra cash as there will be the ever growing and popular king of the hill race to be run.

 

Last year saw Chris Farrell of Clearfield, who is the speedways late model champion; go on for the big win. Farrell will return to try to make it two in a row, but will have some very stiff competition. Others winners of this event include, Jason Witherite, Sammy Stile, Luke Hoffner, Denton Boyer, Steve Everhart, Dwayne Brooks, and Denny Fenton. The street stocks, micro sprints, pure stocks and front wheel drive four-cylinders will also be on the card with a regular show for each division with Hummingbird Speedway rules in effect. All cars will be brought to the speedway before the racing action starts as we fill the track for a four-wide salute to Mick.

 

24 lucky fans will also have an opportunity to win a $100 as ticket numbers will be drawn to receive an autographed late model driver hat. The fan with the winner of the late model racers autograph will receive $100 and get to go trackside for a picture with that driver.

 

The following week will be the Ina Caltagarone Memorial 30-lap street stock special paying $1,000 to win and lap money. The street stocks will be paid $100 to start and there will be $40 in tow fee for those not making the feature. The other regular four divisions program will also be part of this event. The race is to honor track owner Louie Caltagarone’s wife, who was another integral part of the speedway since its opening in 1964. Caltagarone passed in 2011 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

 

Notes/Details: Gates for both events will open at 3:30pm with racing at 6. Admission for the Orsich Memorial will be $15 general admission, and $25 for the pit area. There will also be a $50 registration fee for late models only. Admission for the Caltagarone Memorial will be the same as a regular night, adults $10, children 6-10, $5, children under 6, free, and pit admission, and $25.  If it is to rain, the Orsich Memorial will be pushed back to the 13th with the Caltagarone memorial the following weekend September 20.  For more information call the track office at (814) 653-8400 or visit the track’s website at www.hummingbirdspeedway.com.        
 


 

MICK ORSICH MEMORIAL

LATE MODEL OPEN

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2014

 

Rules are "opened up" to permit super late models. (Aluminum block motors are permitted, and the minimum weight is dropped to 2300#.)

 

Payout is listed to below.

PAY-OUT FOR THE

MICK ORSICH MEMORIAL LATE MODEL OPEN

AT HUMMINGBIRD SPEEDWAY

(September 6, 2014)

 

  1.  $2000
  2.  $1200
  3.    $900
  4.    $700
  5.    $600
  6.    $500
  7.    $400
  8.    $350
  9.    $300
  10.  $275
  11.  $250
  12.  $240
  13.  $230
  14.  $220
  15.  $210
  16.  $200
  17.  $190
  18.  $180
  19.  $175
  20.  $170
  21.  $165
  22.  $160
  23.  $155
  24.  $150

 

NOTE: Rain date is 9/13.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICK ORSICH MEMORIAL

LAP SPONSORS

 

1. Kyle Shannon Racing

2. PA Racing Outreach

3. PA Racing Outreach

4. FCVFD
5. Lindemuth Racing
6. Late Models of H-bird Speedway
7. Pit Concession Stand
8. #812 Chesnalavich Racing

9. In Memory Of "Big" John Reed

10. Bob Sullinger
11. Kyle Shannon Racing

12. #812 Chesnalavich Racing

13. Derek Rodkey Racing
14. Pit Concession Stand
15. Derek Rodkey Racing
16. In Memory of Brenda Boyer
17. In Memory of Brenda Boyer
18. In Memory of Brenda Boyer
19. In Memory of Brenda Boyer
20. In Memory of Brenda Boyer
21. Cody Maines
22. Lindemuth Racing
23. Chad & Dad Logging

24. Chad & Dad Logging

25. Bill Churney Construction

26. Bill Churney Construction

27. Roger's Auto Repair (Rockton)

28. Roger's Auto Repair (Rockton)

29. Never Forgotten "Big John" #9

30. MDZ Storage

31. MDZ Storage

32. Ed Connor Family

33. Ed Connor Family

34. BWP Bats
35. In Memory of Mike “Mule” Fuller

                                                                                                        

Here are the people we need to thank (so far - more auction items are being added):

 

                          Mick Orsich Memorial Chinese Auction Sponsors

 

Scotty’s Donuts (DuBois)                                               Northwest Savings Bank (Clearfield)
Joe’s Cleaners (Clearfield)                                             Rosie’s Book Shoppe (DuBois) 
Chubby’s Cleaners (Clearfield)                                      Grice Gun Shop (Clearfield)
Moena’s (Clearfield)                                                       Rowles Family Furniture (Clearfield)
Moyer’s Auto Body (Clearfield)                                      State College Spikes
DelGrosso’s Amusement Park (Tipton)                         Denny’s Pub (Clearfield) 
Dairy Queen (Clearfield)                                                Old Town Road Dairy (Clearfield)
Jack’s (DuBois)                                                              Champions Choice Sports (Curwensville)
Eat-N-Park (DuBois)                                                      Stephanie Rindosh State Farm (DuBois)
Shugarts Lawn and Garden (Clearfield)                         Tan Zone (Clearfield)
Clearfield Bank and Trust                                               Rosalie’s Sideline Pizza (Clearfield) 
Sid’s Super Submarines (Clearfield)                              Sweet Creations (Reynoldsville)
Pittsburgh Circle Track Club                                          Little’s Drive-In Auto Sales (Clearfield)                  
Legends Sports Bar & Grill (Clearfield)                          PA Racing Outreach
Red Lobster (DuBois)                                                     The Cellular Connection (Clearfield)                                  
Jim Ferguson (Clearfield)                                               Shelley Butler
Auto Plus/Baker Auto Parts (Clearfield)                         Curves (Clearfield)
Kohlhepp True Value (DuBois)                                      Hedges Fine Food & Spirits (Clearfield)
Castle Cuts (Clearfield)                                                  S&T Bank (DuBois Mall Office)
Perkins (DuBois)                                                            Jim’s Sports Center (Clearfield)
Hockman Candy (DuBois)                                             Buck’s Pizza (DuBois)
C Robison Sports Cards & Collectibles (Clearfield)      Altoona Curve

BWP Bats (Brookville)                                                   C. Classic Dodge (Clearfield)
Bee Kind Winery (Clearfield)                                         Hovis Auto & Truck Supply (DuBois)
DuBois Lanes                                                                Mabel’s Pizza (Clearfield)
Auto Zone (Clearfield)                                                   NAPA (Clearfield)
Bob’s Army & Navy Store (Clearfield)                           Fox’s Pizza (Clearfield)
W.G. Satterlee & Sons (Rochester Mills)                      Ritz Theatre (Clearfield)
T English Construction (Clearfield)                                Mike’s Bi-Lo (Reynoldsville)
Dan’s Pro Shop (DuBois)                                              Pittsburgh Pirates
Clearfield Pharmacy                                                      Ethan’s Café (Clearfield)
Fisher Auto Parts (Clearfield)                                        Zalno Jewelers (Clearfield)
Cuetara- Hile Memorial Center (Clearfield)                   St. Charles Café (Clearfield)
Scotto’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant (Clearfield)        Richard Lenhart
Pittsburgh Steelers                                                       Walmart Distribution Center #6027 (Woodland)
Circle of Eight Toy Store (Clearfield)                            Clearfield Lanes
Over The Mountain (Rockton)                                      Curwensville True Value
Gates Hardware (Curwensville)                                   Laurel Mountain Winery (Falls Creek)
Beth Senior & Don Fortney                                          Sheetz (Downtown Clearfield)
BWP Bats (Brookville)                                                  West Side Distributing (Clearfield)
Cleveland Brothers (Clearfield)                                    PA Racing Outreach
Sweet Creations (Reynoldsville)                                  Kim & Rick Lucas
Zapsky’s Styling Salon (Clearfield)                              McDonald’s (Old Ton Road, Clearfield)
TD Fabricating & Welding (Clearfield)                         Frank Little
Martell Glass (Hyde)                                                    Susie’s Fashions (Hyde)
Anonymous                                                                  The Peaceable Kingdom (DuBois)
The Orsich & Kephart Families (DuBois & Sykesville)
Neeper’s Sweet Treats (Clearfield)                              Rita & Denny Mohney
Indiana First Bank                                                        Hartzfeld Racing                                               
Scott & Judy Huey
 
 

King of the Hill Sponsors:  Kutsel’s 322 Auto Sales
                                          Anonymous

                                          McGarvey Equipment

                                          Dalbo Tank Service (formerly RNI)

 

 
Other Contributors:   Steve Dudurich Investments                             Action Graphics (Clearfield)
                                  Kevin Shannon                                                 CNB Bank (Clearfield)
                                  Kevin Beardsley Funeral Home (Clearfield)     Peter Smith
                                  Brady St Beer Distributors (DuBois)                 Betty Buckell
                                  C Alan & Judith Walker                                     Anonymous

                                  Dorothy & Milt Mattern                                      Goodman’s Foodliner
                                  PA Racing Outreach                                         Sweet Creations (Reynoldsville)
                                  Tom & Debbie Butler                                         TD Fabricating & Welding

                                  John & Constance Harris
 

 

Trophy Sponsors:  PA Racing Outreach
                              BWP Bats
                              Dairy Queen of Clearfield
                              Stoltz Family Dealerships
                              Jack’s Distributing (Clearfield)

The "MUD PIT PLUNGE"

 

Announcer Todd Orsich came up with a different fund-raising idea this year. Initially, he "offered" to go in the mud in the infield at the track if a minimum amount was donated to the Hahne Cancer Center by a certain date. This then grew into a contest amongst a number of drivers.

 

When it was all said and done, a total of $645 was raised and the photo to the right is what the "participants" looked like afterwards.

 

Thanks to Todd, Steve Arthurs, and Tyler Hawkins for "taking the plunge". Also thanks to others who took part... Chris Farrell, Shawn Munoz, Brandon Hawkins, Cory Reitz, Richelle Sheley, Shyanne Lindemuth, Kyle Shannon, Bob McMillen, & Doug Surra.

Left to Right: Todd Orsich, Brenda Orsich, Tom Glace, and Sherry GlaceLOCAL GROUP TO MAKE 8TH WALK OVER MOUNTAIN TO RAISE MONEY FOR HAHNE CANCER CENTER.

 

Clearfield(August 27)—Todd and Brenda Orsich along with Tom and Sherry Glace will once again make their walk to Hummingbird Speedway from Clearfield this weekend to raise money for the Hahne Cancer Center located in DuBois, PA.

 

The walk will start Friday morning in Clearfield and will continue on through the day ending at the downtown Sheetz in DuBois. The walkers will pick up at Sheetz on Saturday and finish at Hummingbird Speedway later that afternoon.

 

The walk is in memory of Mick Orsich, who was Hummingbird Speedway’s track manager and flagman until his passing in 2004. The following weekend the speedway will hold the 9th annual Mick Orsich Memorial races with the late model division highlighting the program.

 

Todd Orsich, who is the track’s announcer, has also come up with another way to raise money for the cancer center, if $500 or more is raised by Saturday evenings intermission, he will take a plunge into the speedway infield mud pit. Also included will be two of ten drivers who have signed up for the plunge. The driver who raises the most money and the driver who has the lowest amount will go in.

 

A Chinese auction will also be held the night of the memorial races with all funds raised going to the cancer center. Over the past eight years all total fundraisers for the Mick Orsich memorial have raised over $28,000.

 

The memorial race night is to be held on September 6, with a rain date set for the 13th. If championship night is rained out this weekend, the Orsich memorial will be held on the 13th with a rain date of September 20. The Ina Caltagarone Memorial will be held the weekend after the Orsich.


The late models again will highlight the Orsich memorial with the winner receiving $2,000. Lap money will also be paid. There will also be a dash for cash and a 16-car king of the hill race. 24 lucky fans will also have a chance to will $100 during the night. Other classes of racing that evening will be street stocks, micro sprints, pure stocks, and front wheel drive four-cylinders. Gates open at 3:30pm with racing going green at 6pm. Admission for the night $15 for the grandstands, $25 for the pit area, and there will be a $50 registration fee for the late model class only.

 

The Orsich’s and Glace’s will gladly accept donations during their walk or they can be made by calling (814) 765-2840. 

 

For more information about the remainder of the season folks can call the track office at (814) 653-8400 or visit the track’s website at www.hummingbirdspeedway.com.

 


 

INA CALTAGARONE MEMORIAL

STREET STOCK SPECIAL

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

PAY-OUT:

  1. $1000
  2.   $650
  3.   $450
  4.   $325
  5.   $250
  6.   $200
  7.   $175
  8.   $150
  9.   $140
  10. $130
  11. $120
  12. $110
  13. $100 
  14. $100 
  15. $100 
  16. $100 
  17. $100 
  18. $100 
  19. $100 
  20. $100 
  21. $100 
  22. $100 
  23. $100 
  24. $100 
  25. $100 

  

 

 

 

   

            

LAP SPONSORS: 

1. Peach Caltagarone

2. To The Glory Of Jesus Christ

3.  In Memory Of Mike "Mule" Fuller

4.  FCVFD

5.  GAP Enterprises

6.  GAP Enterprises

7.  Pit Concession Crew

8.  Bubba's Racing Supply

9.  Bob Sullinger

10. The Scorekeepers

11. Bubba's Racing Supply

12. Bubba's Racing Supply

13. Bubba's Racing Supply

14. Pit Concession Crew

15.  Siegel Racing

16. Treasure Lake Church

17. Treasure Lake Church

18.  #60 Taylor Race Team

19.  #60 Taylor Race Team

20. MDZ Storage

21. MDZ Storage

22.

23.

24.

25.

26.

27.

28.

29. To The Glory Of Jesus Christ

30. Track Crew

 

Bert, Brinn, and Falcon transmissions will be permitted (with a 50 lb add-on mid plate, so they must weigh 3150 instead 3100).