(2017 INEX International Pro Champion Hayden Pascoe as speed in the Central PA Legends Series / Photo Credit : Nick Prygocki Photography)
YORK, PA : Fresh off a successful 2017 racing season for the ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends series the drivers and officials gathered over the weekend to celebrate with their annual banquet at the York County Racing Club.
Mason Chaney, who just missed out on the series championship in 2016, took away a Central PA Legends leading nine race wins in 31 feature starts during the 2017 campaign to claim the overall championship this year. Chaney held off the 2017 INEX / U.S. Legend Cars Dirt Pro International Champion Hayden Pascoe by a mere three points after the final race on October 21st at Susquehanna Speedway. Pascoe, who was racing the 2017 season with the Central PA Legends, is from New South Wales, Australia where he competes full-time in the Legend cars around Australia. Pascoe finished with five feature wins during the 2016-17 Australia season before he focused on the States during the past summer.
Chaney also is going to pick up some more hardware in early February at the Speedway Club inside Charlotte Motor Speedway during the annual INEX Awards Banquet. To go along with his Central PA Legends championship trophy, Chaney held off a pack of Midwest racers to claim the 2017 INEX Dirt Semi-Pro Championship.
The momentum and big accomplishments does not stop at having two national champions from their series in 2017 for the Central PA Legends. On Saturday night, during the banquet, series officials announced that the 22nd Annual INEX Dirt Nationals will take place at Susquehanna Speedway, now known as BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania on October 4th through the 6th.
With 75 different drivers having competed at some point throughout the 2017 Central PA Legends season, the upcoming Dirt Nationals should see a very healthy and competitive car count when the first weekend of October arrives in 2018.
The tentative schedule was also announced with open practice and a pit party on Thursday night. That will be followed by heat racing on Friday and championship races on Saturday. More race schedule details will be announced over the next several months, along with the release of entry forms as the event grows closer.
The Pro and Master divisions will each pay $1,000 to the feature winner, while the Semi-Pro feature winner will pocket $500. Young Lion drivers will also be part of the event.
This event will also be broadcasted live on the home of all the U.S. Legend Cars national events, LegendsNation TV. More broadcast details will be announced as the event becomes closer on the schedule.
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