Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Winged Super Sprints and UFo/ULMS Lates Set to Battle in 23rd Annual Tri-Star Pittsburgher
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Open wheel excitement returns to Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway this Saturday, September 17th as the Winged Super Sprints will battle in a 22-lap feature event as part of the 23rd annual "Tri-Star Pittsburgher."
The management of the speedway will start up to 32 of the winged warriors for the main event with the winner receiving the $2,200.00 first place prize money. Competitors who start the main event are guaranteed to earn a minimum of $250.00.
"Young Gun" Danny Holtgraver scored the victory when the "Winged Warriors" visited "Dirt's Monster Half Mile" in June while all time PPMS Divisional Winner Ed Lynch, Jr. claimed the win when the Sprints returned in August. Lynch, Jr.'s spectacular last lap pass of Carl Bowser is certain to be among the most talked about of the 2011 racing season.
In addition to Lynch Jr., newly crowned Mercer Raceway Park Champion Bob Felmlee will also challenge for the victory. Fan favorites such as Rod George, Andy McKisson, Kevin Schaeffer and the father and son team of Brent and Brandon Matus, will also tackle the high banked turns of the Monster Half Mile.
The Sprint car payout is as follows: 1st-$2,200, 2nd-$1,000, 3rd-$900, 4th-$800, 5th-$600, 6th-$500, 7th-$400, 8th-$375, 9th-$350, 10th-$325, 11th-$300, 12th $275, 13th through 32nd-$250.
Saturday night's racing action will also include a full card of UFo/ULMS Late Model action. The Late Models will compete in a 66-lap feature event paying $7,000.00 to win and $375.00 to start.
Dave Johnson scored the victory in the Late Model portion of the Tri-Star Pittsburgher and will return this weekend to try and make it "two in a row." Late Model stars such as Jared Miley, Devin Friese, Boom Briggs and Matt Lux are also expected to be in action this weekend.
Consolation events and the Championship Features for the FASTRAK Pro-Lates, UEMS E-Mods, Cadets, Hobby Stocks and Young Guns will also take place on Saturday evening.
Fans are also invited to bring their own refreshments; however, no glass bottles or alcoholic beverages are permitted to be brought in. In addition, coolers are limited to 14 inches or smaller. Alcohol beverages can be purchased at Ed's Pub, which is located below the main grandstand. Proper photo ID is required to purchase alcoholic beverages.
Fans can also sign up for free race day text messages to get the latest information on weather or traffic delays that may impact the racing action by clicking on the "Rained Out" logo on the speedway website, www.ppms.com.
Additional information is also available on the speedway website: www.ppms.com or by contacting the speedway office at (412) 279-RACE (7223). Race fans can follow Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway at www.twitter.com/PAMotorSpeedway and http://www.facebook.com/Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.
Join us this Saturday, September 17th, as Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway presents the three and four wide "Open Wheel" Super Sprint excitement as part of the 23rd Annual Tri-Star Pittsburgher!