RENEGADES: Two Dates at Selinsgrove Added to 2015 Schedule

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FINDLAY, Ohio – official series release —

The Renegade Sprints will tackle legendary Selinsgrove Speedway twice during the 2015 season.

The big track – listed as a half mile around the inside rail – in Selinsgrove, Pa., will host the 410ci sprint car series on Sunday, May 24, for the 4th annual Ray Tilley Classic and on Saturday, Sept. 19, during the $10,000-to-win Jim Nace Memorial 33rd annual National Open.

“We’ve been hearing a lot of positive feedback about the Renegade Sprints,” Selinsgrove Speedway Track Announcer and Publicity Director Steve Inch said. “It has been gaining a lot of traction. We’ve talked to a lot of people in Pennsylvania. (Renegade Sprints President) Shane Helms has a great reputation. We’re really excited to work with him and his group in this inaugural season for the Renegade Sprints.”

The marquee events are two of the biggest held at Selinsgrove Speedway, which has been open since 1946.

“Ray Tilley is the all-time feature winner at Selinsgrove,” Inch said. “We established that race the year after he passed away. We thought that’d be a good event to put the Renegade Sprints on.”

“We’re hoping the Jim Nace Memorial 33rd annual National Open can become one of the crown jewel events of the Renegade Sprints. It is one of the speedway’s biggest races. We’re excited to be able to sanction the National Open again for the first time since 1990. I think that will be a real positive addition for this year’s race.”

Helms, who is finalizing the 2015 Renegade Sprints schedule, said he’s excited for the series to add the memorial races.

“Selinsgrove Speedway has a great tradition and history,” he added. “It’s a big deal for the Renegade Sprints to be a part of that. We are more than thrilled to have Selinsgrove Speedway on the schedule next year.

“I also want to thank Matt Miley at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, who has been a tremendous supporter of the Renegade Sprints. Matt gave up one of his dates so that we could make everything work and I think that speaks volumes about his character.”

CREDIT: Renegade Sprints/ILP

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