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Sat Oct 4
Test and tune open to all
Gates open 11am, racing
Noon to 5pm

Thurs Oct 9
Test n tune & parking for GGG
Details to follow

Ghosts, Goblins, & Gearheads
October 10-12

Fri Oct 10
Ghosts, Goblins, & Gearheads
64 car shootout first
Gruesome Ghouls tt at 3pm

Sat Oct 11
Ghosts, Goblins, & Gearheads
Bracket racing, trick or treat
Costume contest, more!

Welcome to Pittsburgh Raceway Park

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

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This week's schedule


Saturday, October 4 - Test and tune, open to all. Gates open 11am, racing from noon to 5pm. $25 to race, $10 for spectators, $25 for a carload. If Saturday rains out, it will be run on Sunday, October 5.

64 entry shootout to win a 2015 American Race Cars dragster at the VP Race Fuels Ghosts, Goblins, & Gearheads race!


Friday, October 10, the VP Race Fuels Ghosts, Goblins, and Gearheads 3 day race kicks off with a 64 entry shootout for a 2015 American Race Cars Stage 1 dragster! Entry fee is $225 (must preenter), winner gets the dragster (details below), $1000 to the runner up, $500 to the semifinalists! Time trials will be at 11am that Friday, with eliminations following. Contact Amber - amber@pittsburghracewaypark.com or 724-668-7600 - to enter!

2015 Stage 1 American Race Cars dragster:
Wheel base 235”
4130 Chromoly Chassis
Chassis built to SFI 2.3 Specifications
Custom fiberglass seat
Custom seat pad
Fuel cell with custom filler neck
SPE spindles
Knee cover
Custom Adjustable pedals with stops
Fiberglass nose
1 ¼” x .095 4130 Swing arm
Polished aluminum steering wheel
Rack & Pinion Assembly
Complete Grade 8 hardware
AFCO Double Adjustable Monoshock
Lexan Windshield
All Aluminum body
Moser Fabricated M-9 Rear End housing
Custom dash with all cut outs
6061T6 Aluminum Motor Plates
CNC Drivers Protection Plate
Complete Steering with Rod Ends
Seat Belt Hooks
4130 Chromoly Swing Arm Rod Ends
Dual Battery Tray
Helmet tab
Cable Holes in Chassis
Multiple Battery Ground Tabs


Master Cylinder
Fuel Pump
Brake Lines
Remote Water Pump
Charging Lugs
Seat Belts
Weight Bars
Rear On/Off Switch
Driver Compartment On/Off Switch


Congratulations to Team PRP!


Pittsburgh Raceway Park is glad to have played host to the teams from Beaver Springs Dragway, Elegant Builders Raceway Park, Empire Dragway, Kanawha Valley Motorsports Park, Quaker City Motorsports Park, Skyview Drags, and Thompson Raceway Park this past weekend. There was a fantastic display of cars and competition, but more than that, the camaraderie between racers rose above all, as friends old and new made great memories.

For the 6th time in the last 8 years, and the third straight, Team PRP won the IHRA Division 3 North Stars bracket finals. Elegant Builders Raceway made a charge with 51.5 points, but finished second,  7.5 points behind. It was an all PRP final in the Street class, with Joe Tharp Jr getting his second Iron Man at the bracket finals, getting the win over cousin Chris Tharp. On Friday, in the Summit SuperSeries runoffs, Brandon Butler (junior dragster) and Mark Brewer (Box) punched their tickets to Memphis next month. In Thursday's gamblers races, Matt Powell won Bike, and Tom Scott won Box. Friday's gamblers races, Joe Tharp Jr started his winning streak by taking down No Box, Tyler Pennington got the win in junior dragsters, and Bob Brehm runnered up in Box, losing by .000x. After Saturday's main event, Josh Rietscha won the Box gamblers, and AJ Casper won the No Box gamblers. Thank you to all who attended this weekend, both from PRP and those who traveled in. We hope you had a great time, and will be able to visit us again. Full details of the weekend are on the link from IHRA:

Congratulations to the 2014 class champions!


In spite of what Mother Nature threw at all of us this spring and summer, there was a lot of great racing action. The points series ended yesterday, and these are the racers that ended up on top. Congratulations to all, and to all of Team PRP!

Silver Mine Coin & Collectible Junior Dragsters:
8-11 year olds:
Jamie McBride Jr
Great points battle with Tyler Pennington, Jamie comes out on top in his 2nd season of racing!

12-17 year olds:
Brandon Butler
Commanding points lead, 2nd straight championship!

Millerstown Pic A Part Trophy Class:
Kaleb Kelly, 1993 Mustang
First time champ!

Z&M Cycles Motorcycle Class:
Matt Powell, 2004 Honda 1000RR
Matt finished the season with 5 straight wins! Multi time points champ, 3 in a row, 4th overall!

B&R Speed Supply Street Class:
Rich Penn, 1999 Trans Am
After a number of 2nd and 3rd place finishes, Rich breaks through in a tough chase!

Hard Metal Tooling Modified Class:
Mike Balaska, 1989 Mustang
Just like Rich, Mike breaks through, riding a 31 round win streak to also be the Summit SuperSeries no box representative!

Mike's Auto Body Top Class:
Mark Brewer Jr, 1978 Mustang II
In an ultra tight points chase, Mark defies the odds again, with his mid 11 second door car, to get his 2nd straight championship!

2014 IHRA Pittsburgh Nationals


 2014 IHRA Pittsburgh Nationals – Nitro Jam rain check information



Rain-affected Saturday tickets from the 2014 IHRA Pittsburgh Nationals will be good for an IHRA event at PRP in 2015

Following a rainout of the Saturday night show August 2nd at the 2014 IHRA Nitro Jam Pittsburgh Nationals, the International Hot Rod Association announced that all Saturday spectator tickets will be good for an IHRA event at Pittsburgh Raceway Park in 2015.

Those who attended this year’s Pittsburgh Nationals on Saturday August 2nd can hold on to their spectator tickets in a two-for-one deal where fans can bring their ticket back to an IHRA event at Pittsburgh Raceway Park next year and get themselves and a friend into the event.

For more information, please visit the Nitro Jam website at www.nitrojam.com or call the IHRA offices at (419) 663-6666


For the sportsman racers who entered the bracket program on Saturday, August 2nd, the Pittsburgh Nationals Iron Man race is rescheduled for Saturday, September 6th. Special Nitro Jam Iron Man trophies will be awarded to the winners in Motorcycle, Street, Modified, and Top classes. Racers can bring the wristbands they received upon entry on August 2nd to one of the remaining events and use it as a rain check. Those who lost or discarded their wristbands can provide their car number, and it will be checked against the tech cards from August 2nd. Please note, the Pittsburgh Nationals Iron Man race is a bracket race, with our regular bracket racing elimination classes. There will not be any Nitro Jam show classes. Our apologies for the delay in getting the details posted.

Congratulations Mia Tedesco!!!


It doesn't seem that long ago that Mia Tedesco was starting in her junior dragster:

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She moved on to Mike's Auto Body Top class just a few years ago, and for the last couple of years has been traveling to IHRA and NHRA national and divisional events, and big money bracket races, with great success. This season, she has been driving the A/Fuel Top Alcohol dragster for Hirata Motorsports in select NHRA events. Today she scored her first Wally in Top Alcohol at the NHRA Division 3 Lucas Oil Drag Series event. Congratulations Mia!

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Racer's Bios


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.

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Track Elev. 1178 ft.
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