Two big nights of racing are set as Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna hosts its “King of the Can” weekend.

It starts tonight at 7 with a program headlined by the Mike Petrilak Memorial for Street Stocks. The 22-lap feature pays $1000 to win and honors the former local standout racer who died in a snowmobile accident in 1997.

Also scheduled is a GRIT Series 602 Crate Sportsman feature paying $1400 to win, the GRIT Series 600cc Modifieds and Four-Cylinder Stocks. There also will be practice for Modifieds, as well as a Modified match race.

Then Saturday at 6 p.m., the Modifieds highlight the card with a 55-lap feature paying $5,555 to win. The race has been designated a Short Track Super Series event and will determine the North Region championship. That means in addition to the Penn Can regulars, many of the top drivers in the northeast are expected to invade, including NASCAR Truck Series regular Stewart Friesen. He won when he visited Penn Can for the “Hot Summer Night Special” in July.

Besides the Modifieds, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds are scheduled to compete. The Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds will also sponsor the Seward Rice Vintage Memorial in honor of the former Penn Can promoter.

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