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Mick Orsich Memorial Late Model Special
Saturday September 19, 2015
Note special starting time of 6:00 PM

  

This year marks the 11th running of this special race for a special man. Mick Orsich was instrumental in working with Hummingbird Speedway Track Owner Louie Caltagarone to re-open the facility in September of 2000. Mick served as the track manager and was also flagman for part of that time until his passing in 2004. Mick has a long history in area racing, working not only with Hummingbird in the 1960s-70s era but also several others over the years. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and battled it bravely & never missed a night at the track. He passed away just three days after the final race of the 2004 season. We hold this race every year in his memory.

 

The 2015 event will follow the same format as past years. In addition to the regular steel block late models that compete weekly at Hummingbird Speedway, aluminum block steel late models are permitted.

 

More info...

  • RAIN DATE - SATURDAY OCTOBER 3RD.
  • Minimum weight - 2300 lbs (with driver after feature). NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • 35 laps.
  • Qualifying by pill draw, heat races, and a “Dash For Cash”.
  • $2000 to win, plus lap money ($10 to the leader of each lap). See full payout below.
  • General admission - $15.
  • Pits - $25.
  • Registration fee for Late Models - $50.
  • Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, and FWD 4-Cylinders will be running a regular show and normal Hummingbird Speedway rules apply, with the following exception...
  • STREET STOCKS RUNNING A GM 602 CRATE ENGINE WILL BE PERMITTED TO COMPETE WITH A MINIMUM WEIGHT OF 2600 LBS.
  • . The Micro Sprints will not be racing on this night.

 

There is also "lap money" available - $10 to the leader of each lap. See below for a list of lap sponsors.

 

Finally, there will also be a Late Model "King Of The Hill". (Details below.)

 

LATE MODEL PAYOUT:

 

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

10. $170

21. $165

22. $160

23. $155

24. $150

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAP SPONSORS:

 

1. In Memory Of Brenda Boyer
2. In Memory Of Brenda Boyer
3. in Memory Of Brenda Boyer
4. FCVFD
5. PA Racing Outreach Ministry
6. Dave & Connie Resinger
7. Pit Concession Crew
8. In Memory Of Mike “Mule” Fuller
9. In Memory Of “Big” John Reed #9
10. PA Racing Outreach Ministry
11. Once Upon A Time…Event Planning
12. Chad & Dad Logging (Kersey)
13. SRRETAIL.NET
14. Pit Concession Crew
15. Neil Bowdish
16. Punxsy Equipment Services
17. DL Excavating (Punxsy)
18. Bob Sullinger
19. Mark Stiners Garage (Shawville-Frenchville Highway)
20. Neil Bowdish
21. Dave & Connie Resinger
22. Lindemuth Racing
23. In Memory Of Karla Caltagarone
24. Lindemuth Racing
25. In Memory Of Ginger Long
26. #17 Race Team (In Memory Of Gerald Albert)
27. #17 Race Team (In Memory Of Gerald Albert)
28. In Memory Of Brian, Nicole, and Little Brian David
29. PA Racing Outreach Ministry
30. Chad & Dad Logging (Kersey)
31. In Memory Of Ina Caltagarone
32. In Memory Of Barb Caltagarone
33. Snyder Motorsports
34. In Memory Of Brenda Boyer
35. In Memory Of Brenda Boyer

LATE MODEL

"KING OF THE HILL":

 

- 16 cars

- preliminary races - 3 laps

- final (and 3rd place) race - 5 laps

 

"King Of the Hill" payout:

1. $400
2. $200
3. $100
4. $100
 

"King Of the Hill" sponsors:

- Kutsel's 322 Auto Sales

- The Rathmel House

- McGarvey Equipment
- Seneca Transportation (trophies)
- Kevin's Auto Electric
- Shortway Services
- Fox's Pizza (Brookville)
- DuBois Starter, Alternator,
  & Air Tool Service Inc.
- Bubba's Racing Supply 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

HUMMINGBIRD SPEEDWAY READIES FOR 10TH ANNUAL MICK ORISCH MEMORIAL RACE.
 
By: Todd Orsich
For Immediate Release
 
Reynoldsville PA—Hummingbird Speedway management and staff are busy getting the facility ready for their biggest race of the 2015 campaign as the 10th annual Mick Orsich memorial is scheduled to be run on September 19 at the 1/3rd mile speed plant. A rain date of October 3 has been set for this event. 
 
Orsich, who was a familiar face at the speedway in the early days as a scorer, returned to the track in its reopening season of 2000 as the track manager, and as the tracks flagman during the 2003 & 2004 seasons. Orsich was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2003 and battled the disease until his passing on September 21, 2004, just three days after the final race of that season. Orsich was instrumental on getting the “Bird” flying again, and was a very popular figure with fellow employees, race teams, race owners, and the many fans that attended races at the track. His name is still mentioned to this day as being very fair with everyone. The Mick Orsich memorial is the track’s way of giving back, and saying thank you to a great asset at the speedway.
 
The highlight of the evenings racing program will be the 35-lap late model feature including both steel block and aluminum block late models.  The rules are opened up for this race, but a car must weigh 2300 pounds with drivers after the main event. Heat races and consolation event(s) will determine the starting field for this feature. Heat races winners will also run a dash for cash to set the starting front rows of this event. The winner of the race will take home the top prize of $2000 with a $150 to start the A-main. Other drivers who don’t make the race will receive $100 in tow fee. Lap money will also be paid to the leader of each individual lap.
 
16 late model drivers will also compete in the popular King of the Hill event with the winner receiving $400, a trophy from Seneca Transportation, and a case of motor oil from Shortway Services. Second place receives $200, while third and fourth places get $100.
 
24 lucky fans will also be included in on some cash money as a drawing will be held for a hat autographed by each starter of the late model feature. The fan with the winner autographed hat will get to go trackside after the race to claim their cash and meet the driver.
 
Last year saw Chris Farrell of Clearfield became the first two-time winner of the event, but might not be able to attend this year’s event due to family obligations.

 

Other past winners of this event include, Jason Witherite, Sammy Stile, Luke Hoffner, Denton Boyer, Steve Everhart, Dwayne Brooks, and Denny Fenton. Street stocks, pure stocks, and front-wheel drive four-cylinders will also be on the card this evening with Hummingbird Speedway rules applying to these three divisions.

 

All cars will also be brought onto the track before the racing starts and will run a number of four wide laps in a salute to Mick.
 
Notes/Details: Gates for this event will open at 3:00pm with racing at 6. Admission is $15 general admission with children age 6-10 is $7 and under age 5 free, but must be accompanied by an adult. Pit fee is $25. There will also be a $50 registration fee for late models only.  For more information visit the tracks website at www.hummingbirdspeedway.com or call the track office at (814)653-8400. Hummingbird Speedway management would like to thank everyone for their support, and they hope you can attend this big event.