In just a few years, the Motor Mountain Masters has become one of the most cherished and anticipated events at Jennerstown Speedway.
With a storied history that dates all the way back to the 1920s, Jennerstown track operator Bill Hribar and his staff sought to create an event that honored all the traditions and individuals that have made the facility one of the most prestigious in the Northeast, which led to the inception of the Motor Mountain Masters in 2018.
Not only does the winner of the Motor Mountain Masters receive a $10,000 paycheck, but they also have the privilege of adorning a crimson jacket that is a tribute to the green jacket worn by the champions of The Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club.
The drivers determined to take home a crimson jacket in this year’s Motor Mountain Masters consist of the local track heroes along with a healthy group of outsiders, all of whom are looking to add to the growing history of the event.
Below is everything you need to know about the Motor Mountain Masters at Jennerstown Speedway.
What TV Channel is the Motor Mountain Masters at Jennerstown Speedway on?
All the on-track action for the Motor Mountain Masters can be viewed live on FloRacing, the official streaming home for all NASCAR Roots properties
The event will not be shown on a television network.
Below is the complete schedule for FloRacing’s coverage of the Motor Mountain Masters.
|Date||Start Time||How to Watch|
|Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022||6 p.m. ET||FloRacing|
Complete schedule for the Motor Mountain Masters
This year’s Motor Mountain Masters will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Three different divisions encompass the on-track action for the Motor Mountain Masters, which includes features for Jennerstown’s Pro Stock and Modified divisions. Wrapping up the night will be the 150-lap Super Late Model feature.
Below is the complete race-day schedule at Jennerstown Speedway.
|9 a.m. ET||Pit gates open|
|9:30 a.m. ET||Tires and fuel sales begin/Tech lines open/Pill draw for qualifying|
|11 a.m. ET||First practice session|
|2:30 p.m. ET||Pill draw closes|
|3:30 p.m. ET||Driver’s meeting|
|3:45 p.m. ET||Late Model tires released from impound|
|5 p.m. ET||Qualifying|
|5:45 p.m. ET||Opening ceremonies|
|6 p.m. ET||Racing begins (Heat races followed by A Mains)|
Official format for the Motor Mountain Masters
Saturday’s Motor Mountain Masters will be divided into three segments.
At the end of each segment, there will be a competition caution that lasts five minutes and teams will be allowed to make any adjustments to their cars or change tires. Only six tires will be allotted to Super Late Model teams for the Motor Mountain Masters.
Caution laps are not counted during the 150-lap Super Late Model feature. The first driver who is one lap down will receive a free pass during each caution flag except for the competition cautions.
Below is a breakdown of the segments for the Motor Mountain Masters.
|Stage 1||40 laps (five minute competition caution)|
|Stage 2||50 laps (five minute competition caution)|
|Stage 3||60 laps|
Motor Mountain Masters entry list
The current entry list for the Motor Mountain Masters features 26 cars.
Headlining this group is Super Late Model standout and part-time NASCAR Xfinity Series competitor Derek Griffith. Nobody could touch Griffith in last year’s Motor Mountain Masters, as he led 139 of the 150 laps to claim the crimson jacket for himself.
Griffith will have plenty of strong competition to deal with to defend his win on Saturday evening. One of the heavy-hitters standing in Griffith’s way is current Jennerstown points leader Barry Awtey, a six-time track champion who won the inaugural Motor Mountain Masters in 2018.
Other notable names on the entry list include 2014 ACT Late Model Tour champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr., former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Cale Gale and Eddie MacDonald, who has tallied seven victories in what is now the ARCA Menards Series East.
Below is the complete entry list for Saturday’s Motor Mountain Masters
|00||Jimmy Renfrew Jr.|
|4||Joey Polewarczyk Jr.|
Motor Mountain Masters history, winners
Each edition of the Motor Mountain Masters has been won by a different driver.
Along with Awtey and Griffith, Todd Stone and Mike Hopkins have both had the privilege of celebrating in Victory Lane at the end of the Motor Mountain Masters, with all four competitors hailing from the Northeast.
Stone is the only past winner not entered in this year’s event, which puts Awtey, Hopkins and Griffith in an ideal but challenging position to become the first repeat champion of the Motor Mountain Masters in the event’s fifth year.
The crimson jacket has a strong chance of staying in the Northeast with 70 percent of the entry list hailing from the region, but the battle for the prestigious trophy is expected to be intense through all 150 laps on Saturday evening.
Below is the complete list of winners in the Motor Mountain Masters.