For the first time in TWO YEARS, fans will be in the grandstand as the dirt racing season begins at the Lebanon Valley Speedway.

The season kicks off this Saturday, May 1st in The Valley of Speed. Gates open at 5PM, with racing beginning an hour later at 6PM. Prices for tickets begin as low as TWO(!) DOLLARS for general admission for kids, and $11 for general admission for adults. Once you're in, then the real fun begins. As Lebanon Valley Speedway's own Mark Keefe told us on Levack & Bahl, the food is its own event. Burgers, sausage sandwiches sandwiches and "dog bowls" of fries to fill the stomach of even the hungriest race fans.

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The race on Saturday begins a stretch of races EVERY Saturday through the middle of September. So, even if you can't make it to the Valley this Saturday, you'll have multiple chances to see these drivers reaching speeds of 150 miles per hour, or more. For those new to the sport, including myself, these aren't just your average racecars. These are big-block (engine) modified beasts. These cars pack 860 horsepower into their engines, and make for an incredible show. Not only are the cars unique, the track itself is unique, too. The track is all dirt. 100 percent, no asphalt involved. It takes an incredible amount of skill and concentration to keep these cars on the track, let alone drive as fast as they do. Needless to say, these are can't-miss races every weekend.

Want to get in touch with the Speedway for tickets and info? You can reach them at 518-794-9606, or by visiting their website, They are also online @LVSpeedway on Twitter and Instagram, and on Facebook, @lebanonvalleyspeedway.

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