Archives for July 2016

Malcuit & Duncan Earn First Checkers

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, July 30, 2016 By Mike Swanger   Despite heavy rain showers in the late afternoon, the Flory’s decided to go ahead with the racing program Saturday night and the track crew did a great job of getting the race surface of Orrville’s Historic Oval into great racing shape on McDonald’s and Hall’s Auto Sales Continue

Fair King, Queen Candidates

The candidates for Holmes County Junior Fair King and Queen have been announced.   This year's event, the first to be held at the new fairgrounds at Harvest Ridge, will have a special starting time  at 4 p.m. due to the Opening Celebration being held at 5:30.   Three boys and seven girls are candidates for this year's Continue

Johnson Named To Board

Matt Johnson was recently appointed to the Holmes-Wayne Electric “Operation Round Up” Foundation Board. The Foundation is governed by a five member board that volunteers their time and skills to help manage this important program.   The Operation Round Up program is a community service program that provides funding for charitable and Continue

Davis Repeats Visit to Victory Lane

By Jessica Mardis   Photo by Diane BeMiller   It was a perfect, summer, Saturday night for a little dirt track racing on the Hill with all seven divisions seeing action.   The JPR Auto & Tire wedges had a total of fourteen youngsters ready and eager to take the track.   The nine and under class had a Continue

Babcock Nets Speedweek Victory

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, July 23, 2016 By Mike Swanger   The racing on the track was as hot as the temperature with action very competitive for the 2nd annual STARS Buckeye Late Model speedweek show with a $4,000 to win Don Gross Memorial.   The night would start out with Doug Drown setting the fast time for the second Continue

Countdown To New Fairgrounds

  Kerry Taylor on key things for visitors, exhibitors to know...   Continue

Guggisberg Cheese Wins Again

Guggisberg Cheese has earned yet another major award.   On Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, the judging took place for the Ohio State Fair’s cheese competition.   Guggisberg Cheese’s entry was pronounced the Fair Grand Champion, and by extension, will be featured in the Ohio State Fair’s Sale of Champions in August.   The Continue

Davis Picks up Holmes Tire Late Model Win

Dirt track racing would not be what it is without the fans that come out to support their favorite local drivers. Saturday night on the Hill honored the importance of these individuals as it was Fan Appreciation night.   In addition, a group of vintage race cars made their first appearance on the Hill taking laps, reminiscing of years Continue

Drown Continues Hot Streak At NAPA WCS

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, July 16, 2016 By Mike Swanger   On a beautiful night with the track surface of NAPA Wayne County Speedway again in smooth and fast condition, the WQKT Sports Country 104.5 Mini Stocks were the highlight class of the night with $1,000 waiting the winner of the 20 lap race and racing their 3rd ‘Summer Series’ Continue

Perry Reese Movie Project Website

Actor James Richard Black is still hoping to tell the story of Perry Reese Jr. in a feature film and getting it financed will be the key.   Black has launched a new website   The website lists information on the late Hiland coach and how donations to seeing his story told in film may be Continue