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UPCOMING EVENTS

Thurs July 31
Test n tune open to all
Gates open 6pm
Racing 7pm-11:30pm


Fri Aug 1
Nitro Jam! Plus test n tune!
See main page for details
Gates open 2pm


Sat Aug 2
Nitro Jam and bracket racing
Regular racing all classes
See main page for details


Thurs Aug 7
Test n tune with gamblers race
Gates open 6pm
Racing 7pm-11:30pm


Fri Aug 8
Friday Night Street Drags
Gates 8pm, racing 9pm-1am
Test and tune with grudge lanes


Welcome to Pittsburgh Raceway Park

538 Stone Jug Road - New Alexandria, PA 15670 - Phone 724-668-7600 


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Some Aerial Photos from the Night of Fire
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This week's schedule

07-28-2014

Thursday, July 31 - Test and tune, open to all. Gates open 6pm, racing from 7pm-11:30pm. $25 to race, $10 for spectators, $25 for a carload

Friday, August 1
 - Nitro Jam qualifying, with a test and tune open to all. Gates open at 2pm, test and tune starts at 4pm. Nitro Jam qualifying round 1 at 7:30pm, round 2 at 9:30pm. See the link for full schedule details:
http://www.pittsburghracewaypark.com/Pittsburgh_Nitro_Jam_2014_Schedule.pdf

Saturday, August 2 - Bracket racing (1/4 mile), PRP/Summit SuperSeries points day #6, Nitro Jam eliminations. Gates open at 11am, TCR at noon, junior dragsters following. Big car time trials start at 3pm. Our class run order is Modified, Top, Motorcycle, the remaining junior dragster rounds, Street, Trophy. Winners in Junior Dragster, Top, Modified, Motorcycle, and Street will receive Ironman trophies! Class descriptions and payouts are on the link:
http://www.pittsburghracewaypark.com/entrys_payouts.php

Nitro Jam - pre-race ceremony at 5:50pm, round 1 at 6pm, round 2 at 7:30pm, finals at 9pm. Full schedule on the link:

http://www.pittsburghracewaypark.com/Pittsburgh_Nitro_Jam_2014_Schedule.pdf

Great article from IHRA.com describing the cars, classes, and event on this link:

http://www.ihra.com/ihra-news/nitro-jam-news/item/1353-ihra-pittsburgh-nationals-return-to-pittsburgh-raceway-park-august-1-2

Help wanted!

07-02-2014

We need to hire some good employees for the remainder of the season! Different responsibilities around the track, must be able to work flexible hours throughout the week. We are also looking to fill a sales position. Please contact Greg Miller if interested - miller@pittsburghracewaypark.com

Track status June 18

06-18-2014

Dear racers and fans,

I apologize for not having an update until now. I had every intention of providing updates sooner, but 1) there was a lot of work to do, as you’ll see below, and 2) I wanted to provide as much information as possible that I knew would not change. This construction was completely unplanned, causing us to scramble to find available vendors and companies that could come in on such short notice, as many were already booked for other jobs. Details were not 100% set until this morning.

Our issue:
On Saturday, June 7, an absolutely beautiful day,  the track surface started to literally break apart, and with the sun shining, not a cloud in the sky to be seen, I had to refund everyone their entry fees. The most brutal winter we have had in years, and the related freeze/thaw cycles, really took a toll on the asphalt, as I’m sure you’ve seen this spring in your daily travels. The track was quite simply unsafe to race on, and I will not jeopardize anyone’s body, be it human or automotive. We had to come up with a plan, quick, and did. Since June 7, construction at the track has included:
•             Milling the existing asphalt from about 150’ from the starting line to 700’
•             Paving that stretch with brand new virgin asphalt
•             Adding 48 drains per side through the ¼ mile (after those hard rains last week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, with the sun out Saturday and Sunday, we did not have even a single weeper!)
•             Diamond grinding the new asphalt for a continued smooth race surface

The final grinding will be completed by Penhall this week, and once that is done, the track will be scrubbed and washed until the surface is clean and ready to be prepped for racing. There will be continued construction (on the drainage, not on the track) so please excuse our mess. Our main goal and focus was getting us back and running down the ¼ mile as quickly and safely as possible.
 
That is the good news. Rumors of our death have been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase Mark Twain. The bad news is, with the amount of work to be completed, the racing events scheduled for this week have to be canceled. There just will not be enough time to complete the work and provide a safe race track. The Friday Night Street Drags will be rescheduled for Friday, August 8th, in addition to the one already scheduled for July 18. We WILL reopen on Thursday, June 26, for test and tune, followed by Night at the Races on Friday, June 27 (increased purses - $1000 to win!). And of course, the hottest night in drag racing, the Night of Fire, is Saturday, June 28. I look forward to seeing you all at the track, and thank you again for your patience and support.

I also want to make say a huge “Thank you!” to every of the companies below. I am truly grateful for all of the support and dedication to drag racing, the track, and our racers.

Cars Protection Plus (Michael & Cindy)
WyoTech
Syrek Electric (Ed)
Mike’s Auto Body (Mike)
Hard Metal Tooling (Jim)
B & R Speed Supply (Chuck)
Millerstown Pic A Part (Dave & Marylou)
Z & M Cycle (Jimmy)
Silver Mine (Larry)
GIS Automotive (Mark)
Hartman & Hartman Constructors (Ed)
Campbell’s Towing (Paul)
Latrobe Chevy/Ford (Hud/Dave)
Lumber Store and More (Bill)
Rossler Transmission (Carl & Marge)
Ultra Lite Brakes (Jerry)
Ionadi Auto sales ( Carmen/Tony)
VP Race Fuels (Jim)
NC AP Paving (Gene)
Tresco Asphalt (Sonny)
Scott C’s Auto Sales (Scott)
Lutty’s Chevy Warehouse (Darlene & Greg)
Windstream (Randy)
Zucco Vending (Guy)
Mumau Diesel (Lenny)
DB Motorsports (Brian)
Tees N Tops (Dan/Cutta)
Alpha Graphics (Joe/Jen)

Best regards,

Greg Miller, President, G&S Racing Services LLC, Pittsburgh Raceway Park

 






Track status

06-12-2014

Dear racers and fans, I just wanted to let everyone know the road to recovery is underway. As you can see in the picture below, the racing surface underwent milling today. Thank you all for the continued understanding and support. Please keep checking back here on the website for updates. We will see you back on the track soon!

Greg Miller

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Greg Miller

06-11-2014

Anyone trying to get in contact with Greg Miller, please note that he is currently out of the office, and will be unavailable for about a week. Greg appreciates the support, and understands that there is curiosity about the track status. As soon as there is news and information to post, it will be announced here. Please keep checking back for updates.

Track status

06-09-2014

Dear racers and fans of Pittsburgh Raceway Park,

I met with our construction team and the management team from the BGR Championship Series today. We came to the unfortunate decision that we simply cannot provide a safe racing surface in time for this weekend’s Pittsburgh Showdown, the inaugural event in the BGR Championship Series. The test and tune scheduled for Thursday is cancelled as well. We will continue to work on the improvements, and provide updates as the progress continues. Please keep checking back, as we will update as soon as we know when we will resume our scheduled events. I sincerely apologize for the disruption and inconvenience, and truly appreciate your support and understanding. I hope to see you here at the track very soon.

Greg Miller
President, G&S Racing Services, Pittsburgh Raceway Park
 

 

Opening day photos.

04-15-2014

It was a beautiful day to start the 2014 drag racing season!
Jim Senkewitz sent us some of his photos.
They can be viewed here. 

PRP Online Store

10-31-2013


We are pleased to announce that the PRP e-store is now open.
You can visit it here.










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How to order photos online

09-24-2013

It has been a long time coming, and I know a lot of you have waited patiently, but photos from the 2013 season are now available for sale! I will continue to upload photo sets from the previous months, so if you do not see a particular weekend's photos, they will be uploaded shortly.  

You can email me at
photos@pittsburghracewaypark.com with any questions.
Jennifer Wilson

http://photos.pittsburghracewaypark.com/

Jen has added a nice tutorial on how to order your photos online.

I've had a few questions on how to order photos from the new photo site, so I've made a simple tutorial with photos on how to order photos from the site.  Hopefully the tutorial will answer any questions on ordering, and be sure to check back frequently for updates.  I am currently working on the photo set from the last points day, so they will be available shortly.
- Jen

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Racer's Bios

03-26-2013

Due to popular demand we are bringing back the Racer's Bios.
You need to register here.
Once registered you will then be emailed upon activation.
When you are activated you will be able to modify your profile and upload a photo.
Photos will be resized and a thumbnail generated. Once I have a few we will use them on the right side where the 3 temporary photos are now.
They will be picked randomly and rotated. 
You can find them under the "MEDIA" on the top menu.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Click on Racer to learn more

Mike Kelly

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Winds
From the WNW at 12 MPH
Temp = 64° F
Humidity = 100%
Dewpoint = 64° F
Barometer = 29.79 in.

RAD = 88.007

Track Elev. 1178 ft.
Lat. 40.407677
Long. -79.398934
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