Morrow Epitomizes Local Racers

Wednesday Night Mayhem At Lernerville

Scott Stiller
June 20, 2018 - 3:22 pm
Zach Morrow No. 27 Sprint Car

Stivason Photos


Sarver, PA (93.7 The Fan) - Talk to any athlete and they will tell you that their sport is their passion.  That is especially true for the racers at local dirt tracks like Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA.  Zach Morrow is one of those racers.

Morrow will be on the track tonight at Lernerville as the RUSH Sprint Cars take to “The Action Track” along with the American Steel Processing 4 Cylinders and Gellners Sales and Service UTV's.  It's all part of the Wednesday Night Mayhem Series.

Morrow, like so many other local dirt track racers, pursues his passion on weeknights and weekends after his day job as a CNC Machinist.

"This past week I worked Monday through Thursday, I worked on the car every night. I raced Friday and worked on the car all-day Saturday and we raced Saturday night”.

Morrow, like so many other racers, uses every available resource to get his car on the track and says that help is invaluable.

“Alternative Power Sources is my main sponsor." Morrow said.  "I’ve known Sylvan Easler for years. I used to race against his kids when I first started racing go-karts.  We got together in 2017 when they announced this RUSH Series he said to me ‘hey I’d like to help someone out and I think it should be you.  You’re pretty good without a wing and I think you’re going to put forth the effort’ and that made my racing possible this year" Morrow said.

Morrow also gets some help from two associate sponsors: his local Advanced Auto Parts, who provides fluids and other necessities and Valencia Donuts.  Two other associate sponsors have family connections.  

“My dad helps me out with Consumer Law and my Uncle Bart helps out thru his dental practice, Generational Dental in Cranberry”.

The two also helped Morrow catch the racing bug at a young age when they, along with Bart Morrow’s brother-in-law Kevin Price, took the youngster with them to the races.

“When I was little, my Dad, Uncle Bart and Kevin would take me to NASCAR races and I thought the racing was pretty cool.  I had a friend at school who raced go-karts, so my Dad and I went to a race and he eventually bought me a go-kart and that was the end of a normal life (laughs).”

Morrow’s passion also comes with some self-imposed pressure.

“I really have high expectations with this deal.  Just being that I race and work on the car, it makes you set the bar higher because I know exactly how much I spend to go racing.  I know how much effort it takes.  Every week the car gets washed, the truck and trailer get washed, the car gets serviced and on top of that I work 40-to-50 hours a week.”

Morrow says that Western Pennsylvania sports fans should make a trip to their local dirt track because he knows they will enjoy it.

“If all the local sports fans, NASCAR fans or racing fans would go to Lernerville or Sharon for one night and spend 25-bucks they’d see some phenomenal racing.  Everything happens so fast, you don’t have any time to think, you don’t have a spotter, it’s all reaction.”

Tonight, at Lernerville, the pit gates open at 4 P.M. with grandstand seating opening at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. sharp.

General admission for adults, seniors, and students ages 11-17 is $10 while children under 10 get in free.  Pit passes are available for $25 for DIRTcar Members and $30 for non-members.

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